Montréal, October 14, 2021 — Benoit Deschamps is the season’s first contestant to walk away with the grand prize for La Poule aux œufs d’or. This resident of Terrebonne, in Lanaudière, won $308,500 during the October 10 show.
- Luck was on Benoit’s side when he played La Poule aux œufs d’or. He was accompanied by the host Julie Houle and his daughter.
- During the final game where the contestant chooses between the egg and the envelope, he chose egg number 6. That’s when he heard the rooster crow, allowing him to select a second egg. He chose egg number 16.
- The envelope he had selected guaranteed him $40,000 in winnings. Benoit decided to go with the prize in the first egg, which turned out to be $35,000. He then chose to reveal the amount hidden in the second egg, which contained the grand prize!
- At the beginning of the show, the winner told the host that he felt relaxed and had no expectations about how much he would win. “Now, I’m nervous!” he said after winning the grand prize.
- Last summer, Benoit had bought a La Poule aux œufs d’or plus ticket on his way to meet a friend. He had stopped at the Dépanneur Lison in Mascouche, where he randomly selected a few scratch tickets. Among those tickets was the lottery that won him a contestant spot on the televised game.
- Benoit plans to buy a second residence and to spoil his two children.
You can watch the show where our winner played on the Loteries Loto-Québec YouTube channel.
La Poule aux œufs d’or – Émission du 10 octobre 2021.
Benoit Deschamps appears between minutes seven and fifteen.
- Lottery: La Poule aux œufs d’or
- Prize: $308,500
- Category: Grand prize
- Show air date: October 10, 2021
- Winner’s place of residence: Terrebonne
- Retailer: Dépanneur Lison (434, chemin des Anglais, Mascouche)
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