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$1,000,000Estrie resident becomes a millionaire by playing online!

$1,000,000Estrie resident becomes a millionaire by playing online!

Montréal, October 18, 2019 – On October 4, Estrie resident Nicole Blais won $1 million playing Powerbucks™ Wheel of Fortune® Hawaiian Getaway on lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Game: Powerbucks™ Wheel of Fortune® Hawaiian Getaway
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Date of the win: October 4, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Estrie
  • Claim date and place: October 11, 2019, at Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Nicole triggered the bonus wheel after placing only a few bets on Powerbucks™ Wheel of Fortune® Hawaiian Getaway.
  • She tried to see what amounts were up for grabs as the wheel spun around, but didn’t have time to see much, because the wheel quickly stopped on Powerbucks.
  • As she wondered what that meant, an animation surprised her and confirmed that she’d just won $1,000,000!
  • “Did I really just win $1 million? That can’t be. I can’t believe it!,” exclaimed the lucky winner.
  • Nicole quickly called customer service to confirm the win.
  • Once her spouse heard the big news, they realized that their dream would come true: They’d finally be able to get an RV to make their retirement even better.
  • After that purchase, they’ll let the dust settle before making other plans. “I’m a saver more than a spender!” she said with a smile as she accepted her cheque at Loto-Québec’s offices in Montréal.

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 October 8, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 66 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and turned 62 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 20 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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