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$755,896The biggest online bad beat jackpot ever was won!

$755,896The biggest online bad beat jackpot ever was won!

Montréal, May 4, 2020 — On April 30, Montréal resident Raymond Desjardins won $188,974 playing Poker – Bad beat table on lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Game: Poker – Bad beat table on lotoquebec.com
  • Prize: $188,974
  • Date of the win: April 30, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal



  • On the evening of April 30, Raymond was playing poker on OK POKER.

  • It was only when it got to the river, and the cards already dealt were a 10 of spades, 6 of diamonds, 10 of hearts, 8 of spades and 7 of spades, that he realized he had a straight flush of spades. Raymond immediately called over his son: “Come see! I’ve got a straight flush!”

  • When one of his opponents decided to go all in, he knew he was about to win big. “That’s when I saw my opponent play the worst beat hand. When I saw those two 10s, that was it... I was ecstatic! My son and I let out a big whoop,” the Montrealer excitedly explained to us over the phone.

  • “It was a really happy moment. I can only imagine how my opponent felt when he saw that he’d won the most money with his losing hand!”

  • Raymond took home $188,974, while his opponent with the second highest ranking hand (or worst beat hand) won $377,974. The other players at the table pocketed a cool $31,495 each.

  • Raymond, who loves to fish, says he’s still in shock and wants to wait a little before making any plans on how he’ll spend the money. He does, however, plan to celebrate the win with family!


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

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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