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$801,354“It’s surreal!”

$801,354“It’s surreal!”

Montréal, March 18, 2020 — On March 3, Outaouais resident Steven Taraborrelli won $801,354 playing MegaJackpotsTM CleopatraTM on lotoquebec.com.

 

In summary

  • Game: MegaJackpotsTM CleopatraTM
  • Prize: $801,354
  • Date of the win: March 3, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Outaouais
  • Claim date and location: March 7, 2020, at the Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau

 

Highlights

  • Steven was playing online on his smartphone while his fiancée slept next to him. He likes to relax that way and does so regularly.

  • Right when he saw a $801,354 progressive jackpot win at MegaJackpotsTM CleopatraTM, his screen went completely black. After a moment of panic during which he feared he’d lost everything, Steven realized that his phone battery had died. He quickly woke up his spouse, exclaiming: “Quick, give me your cell phone, I think I just won big!”

  • After speaking with a lotoquebec.com staff member who confirmed that he’d indeed won, he didn’t sleep for three days: “I was in a complete state of shock!”

  • His fiancée and in-laws were with him when he came to pick up his cheque at the Casino du Lac-Leamy. He told us he still can’t believe that he’s pocketed over half a million dollars.

  • Steven says he’ll take some time to think about how he’ll spend his windfall, but one thing is for sure, he plans to make the most of it.

 

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.

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Source:
Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5130
patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com
twitter.com/patricelavoie

Information:
Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5208
renaud.dugas@loto-quebec.com

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