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$125,000The best pooler in Québec lives in Centre‑du‑Québec!

$125,000The best pooler in Québec lives in Centre‑du‑Québec!

Montréal, April 18, 2019 — Alexis Doyon, of Centre-du-Québec, is the big winner of Loto-Québec’s annual Mise-o-jeu Pool. He got his hands on $125,000!

In summary

  • Product: Annual Mise-o-jeu Pool
  • Prize: $125,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Winner’s place of residence: Centre-du-Québec
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • At the suggestion of one of his hockey pooler friends, Alexis formed his virtual team on poolmiseojeu.com, just one week before betting closed in October. At first, he just spent 20 minutes making his selections, but later he really took the time to analyze everything and rework his choices. He freely admits that he wouldn’t have had such a good season with his original picks.

  • In January, he was already at the top of the rankings. Then he bounced between the top five positions, until finally regaining the top position and staying put. Certain trades in the last few weeks of the season worked in his favour.

  • With only a three-point lead, Alexis won the 2018–2019 Mise-o-jeu Pool and walked away with a cheque for $125,000!

  • His wife now knows that the time he spent studying and planning his picks was a good investment after all! Alexis plans to buy a swimming pool with some of the money he won. Yup, a pool thanks to a pool!


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion, in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. Between January 1 and May 14, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 33 prizes worth $1 million or more, producing 38 millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 11 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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