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$200,000 with Banco and 57 years of marriage: an Estrie resident considers herself to be doubly lucky!

$200,000 with Banco and 57 years of marriage: an Estrie resident considers herself to be doubly lucky!

Montréal, June 30, 2020 — Estrie resident Suzanne Lussier Godère took home a $200,000 prize in the June 9 Banco draw. “This is the second time I’ve won, since my first prize in life’s lottery are my 57 years of marriage!” the lucky winner admitted during our interview with her, which was conducted virtually to comply with physical distancing requirements.


In summary

  • Lottery: Banco
  • Prize: $200,000
  • Category: 8/8, $2 wager with Turbo x4
  • Draw date: June 9, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Estrie
  • Retailer: Provi-Soir (381 Rue Short, Sherbrooke)



  • Suzanne buys tickets for the Banco lottery game (her favourite!) regularly. She plays the same numbers every time, which have a special significance for her.

  • When she woke up in the early hours of the morning, she decided to check the results of the last draw.

  • The winner immediately woke up her husband so that he could check the ticket as well. His reaction was palpable: “It can’t be!” he exclaimed, when he found out she’d snagged $200,000.

  • Suzanne says she plans on using the tidy sum to buy a new refrigerator, make a few investments and spoil her two children.

    You can watch our virtual interview with the winner on Loto-Québec’s YouTube channel (in French only).

    Suzanne et Jacques, gagnants d’un lot de 200 000 $ au Banco

    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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Marisol Schnorr
Head of Media and Public Affairs

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