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$1,196,769A record jackpot win at the Casino de Charlevoix!

$1,196,769A record jackpot win at the Casino de Charlevoix!

La Malbaie, October 26, 2019 — A Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean resident in his fifties who was visiting the Charlevoix region with his family had a remarkable stroke of luck on Friday, October 25, when, with a $2.25 bet, he hit a Powerbucks slot machine’s $1,196,769 jackpot—the biggest ever jackpot win at the Casino de Charlevoix!


Despite the rush of emotion, the new retiree—who has chosen to remain anonymous—kept his cool. He was invited to celebrate his historic win in the Casino’s private lounge with the Casino’s team.


“It was wonderful to watch the winner and his family in that moment,” recounts Alain Gobeil, Head of Operations at the Casino de Charlevoix. “The man was ecstatic and said that he plans to make the most of his windfall, but wants to wait a little for the dust to settle before making any real plans.” 


The lucky winner, who pays a visit to the Casino de Charlevoix two to three times a year, thanked the Casino’s team many times over for their kindness and professionalism.



  • Powerbucks™—which offers a progressive jackpot that starts at $1 million, as well as a fixed jackpot of $1 million—was already popular in other Canadian provinces when it was introduced on and in in 2017.

  • Powerbucks™ is an innovative slot game that links online slots with land-based slot machines, connecting venues in Québec, British Columbia and Manitoba.

  • The large pool of players wagering online and in gaming establishments in all three provinces is what makes the progressive jackpot grow so quickly. The minimum bet is set at only 50¢.

  • Since 2016, close to 15 slot players on and in Québec casinos have won prizes of $1,000,000 or more, or lifetime annuities.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

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