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$142,930“I just couldn’t believe it!”

$142,930“I just couldn’t believe it!”

Montréal, July 2, 2020 — On June 20, Capitale-Nationale resident Raphael Gagnon won $142,930 playing annual Notre Dame on lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Game: Notre Dame
  • Prize: $142,930
  • Date of the win: June 20, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale



  • On Saturday night, after finishing his housework, Raphael took a short break to play Notre Dame on his phone. After placing just five bets, he got the surprise of his life and won the $142,930 jackpot. He couldn’t believe his eyes! “I closed the app, then opened it again. I wanted to make sure it was real, that I had really won!”

  • The 24-year-old winner wasted no time in phoning up his mother to tell her the good news. “She didn’t believe me. She thought it was a prank!” he recalls, all excited and not quite realizing what just happened to him.

  • Raphael, who works in the car detailing industry, just got his licence. He says he plans to pay off debts, and buy a nice brand spanking new car.


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 $1,000,000 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 site.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Marisol Schnorr
Head of Media and Public Affairs

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