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$105,327A Montrealer pays it forward thanks to online Keno!

$105,327A Montrealer pays it forward thanks to online Keno!

Montréal, July 16, 2020 — Montrealer Scott Pichette took home the tidy sum of $105,327 while playing Lucky Lily Keno on lotoquebec.com. “I’m a big believer in the whole ‘pay it forward’ idea, and that’s what I plan to do!” said the lucky winner.

In summary

  • Game: Lucky Lily Keno
  • Prize: $105,327
  • Win date: July 2, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal


  • For the past few months, Scott has treated himself to an occasional game of Lucky Lily Keno on lotoquebec.com, especially when the progressive jackpot is unusually big.

  • On the evening of July 2, the numbers he played triggered the bonus wheel. He spun it, without even thinking that he could win such a large sum.

  • That’s when it happened: the $105,327 progressive jackpot vanished from the game and wound up in his account! “It’s hard to believe!” he said when we rang him up to confirm his win.

  • The Montrealer is a big believer in the whole “pay it forward” idea. He says he plans to use his windfall, which was such a nice surprise, to help out and spoil his family.

COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and to protect the health of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec temporarily suspended in-person prize claims at its prize claim offices on March 18. We’re asking winners of prizes of $25,000 or more who have a physical lottery ticket to contact Loto-Québec’s customer service team.

Please note: Owners of physical lottery tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, inclusively who’ve won a prize will have an additional six months to claim it. We advise them to hold on to their ticket(s); they’ll be able to claim their prize when things get back to normal. The payment terms for prizes won on lotoquebec.com remain the same.

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. In 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 88 prizes of $1 million or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 23 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

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Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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