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$100,000A passion that paid off—big time!

$100,000A passion that paid off—big time!

Montréal, July 2, 2020 — Capitale-Nationale resident Christian Gauthier won $100,000 playing annual Mise-o-jeu pool on lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Game: annual Mise-o-jeu pool
  • Prize: $100,000
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale



  • For the second time in three years, Christian has won the annual Mise-o-jeu pool, and is now $100,000 richer. Christian is a pooler who follows stats and player profiles very closely. One thing he noticed was that “when you’re in the lead, other players look at what you’re doing and sometimes copy you and make the same bets.”

  • That’s why he’s made it a habit to place his own a few minutes before midnight. He even sets his alarm clock to wake up just in time to do so!

  • This year, he says his star player was J.T.  iller of the Vancouver Canucks. As for his favourite team, Christian says it’s the Winnipeg Jets.

  • In fact, he plans to use his windfall to attend a game in Winnipeg, and then another in Vancouver to thank Miller in person!


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.