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$112,170Lotto Poker: A Laval woman’s five-card poker hand pays off!

$112,170Lotto Poker: A Laval woman’s five-card poker hand pays off!

Montréal, November 9, 2020 — Laval resident Amélie Chabanne got dealt a lucky hand and won the $112,170 progressive jackpot at quick-play game Lotto Poker on October 25 with a royal flush.


In summary

  • Game: Lotto Poker with Plus option
  • Prize: $112,170
  • Category: Royal flush
  • Draw date: October 25, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laval
  • Retailer: lotoquebec.com
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Poker enthusiast Amélie Chabanne loves playing Lotto Poker Plus online on Loto-Québec’s gaming website, lotoquebec.com
  • When the card-game veteran saw the hand she was dealt on-screen—an ace-high straight flush of clubs—she knew right away that she’d be winning big.
  • “I immediately knew that life was going to be good!” the lucky winner remembers thinking when she found out how much she’d won.
  • She immediately woke up her better half to tell her the good news.
  • Amélie says she plans to use her windfall to renovate their basement, buy a new car, and make investments. 


COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec has reopened its prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City by appointment only, and only for prize claims amounting to $10,000 or more. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000 is by mail. Prizes amounting to $600 or less can be claimed at any Loto-Québec retailer.


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. 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. Between January 1 and November 9, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 96 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 13 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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