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La Poule aux œufs d’or is celebrating 30 years on TVA!

Grand prizes of $1,000,000 and $500,000 up for grabs during the April 30 anniversary special!

La Poule aux œufs d’or is celebrating 30 years on TVA!

Grand prizes of $1,000,000 and $500,000 up for grabs during the April 30 anniversary special!

Montréal, April 26, 2023La Poule aux œufs d’or will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on Sunday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m. on TVA! Six contestants will be in the running for the grand prize, which stands at $1,000,000 for this special event. La Poule aux œufs d’or ticket holders could also win big, since one of the combinations to be revealed that evening will be worth $500,000!

“It’s quite a feat for a television show to celebrate 30 years. That shows just how much Quebecers love La Poule aux œufs d’or!” said Julie Houle, who co-hosts the show with Sébastien Benoit. Benoit added, “We’re fortunate to be around the contestants and share in their excitement every week!”

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$500,000 grand prize for TV viewers

The special-edition La Poule aux œufs d’or $2 tickets, La Poule aux œufs d’or plus $5 tickets and La Poule aux œufs d’or ultra $10 tickets are on sale at lottery retailers, on lotoquebec.com and on the Lotteries app. On April 30, a ticket holder could walk away with a $500,000 grand prize thanks to the combination of the third jeu des bouliers.

Contestants selected via random draw

La Poule aux œufs d’or ticket holders had to uncover the “Tirage” symbol three times in the same play area to be eligible for the April 30 anniversary special. A random draw was then held to select the six contestants who joined Julie Houle, Sébastien Benoit and Richard Turcotte on set to try to win one million dollars!

Over 9,260 contestants, and just as many authentic emotions

“Every week since 1993, TV viewers across Québec have been seeing how much fun winners have on La Poule aux œufs d’or. It’s because these emotions are authentic that both the show and the lottery game have stood the test of time and become a Québec tradition,” said Isabelle Jean, Executive Vice-President and COO of Lottery Games at Loto-Québec. Thanks to this longevity, over 9,260 contestants have won more than 282 million dollars to date.

“I want to congratulate and say thank you to the teams that, over the last 30 years, have contributed to the success of this game show that features such a warm and friendly atmosphere every week. La Poule aux œufs d’or hosts’ cheerfulness is so contagious that TV viewers—who have always watched the show in great numbers—have just as much fun as the on-set contestants,” added Nathalie Fabien, Senior Director – Channels and Programming, TVA Group.

About TVA Group

TVA Group Inc. is a communications company operating in the TV, film, audiovisual production and magazine industries. It is the largest broadcaster of French-language entertainment, news and public affairs programs in North America and one of the largest private production companies. It is also the largest publisher of French-language magazines and publishes some of the most popular English-language titles in Canada. Its Class B shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the TVA.B symbol.

About Québecor Contenu

A division of Quebecor Media Inc., Québecor Contenu is a leading provider of distinctive, top-quality audio-visual content whose goal is to offer customers a multi-platform experience, particularly via Videotron and the TVA Group, while showcasing local artists, both here in Québec and internationally.

About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec has been delivering entertainment to Quebecers for over 50 years, and its operations benefit the people and province of Québec. In 2022, it paid out 120 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à Vie and Grande Vie tickets have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page in the Lotteries section of lotoquebec.com. Read their stories.


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Marine Haddadi
Public Relations Advisor

Émilie Ouimet-Maurice
Press Officer
Groupe TVA
514-526-9251 ext. 3022

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