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A young woman wins $88,888 on her 18th birthday!

A young woman wins $88,888 on her 18th birthday!

Montréal, March 14, 2024 – Lanaudière resident Damanpreet Kaur will remember the day she turned 18 for a long time. She received an 88 Fortunes scratch ticket for her birthday and won $88,000!



  • Kaur’s mother offered her the ticket as a gift for her 18th birthday.
  • After scratching it, she saw a prize of $88,888. She wasn’t entirely sure what she had won, so she showed the ticket to her mother, who confirmed it was indeed a winning ticket!
  • “The number 8 really is my lucky number this year! I’m astonished! It’s like I’m in a dream,” the lucky winner confided when she claimed her prize.
  • The win is quite timely for the young woman: she plans to use it to pay for her university studies and spoil her parents.


The winning ticket was purchased at Dépanneur J & G, located at 72 Rue Saint-Jacques in Saint-Pierre.

Damanpreet Kaur

In summary

  • Lottery game: 88 Fortunes
  • Prize: $88,888
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Ticket purchase location: Dépanneur J & G (72 Chemin Saint-Jacques, Saint-Pierre)


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec has been delivering entertainment to Quebecers for over 50 years, and its operations benefit Québec as a whole. In 2023, it paid out over $1.6 billion in prizes to lottery winners. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page in the Lotteries section of lotoquebec.com. Read their stories.


The responsible commercialization of lottery and gaming products is central to Loto-Québec’s operations. The corporation has been granted the highest internationally recognized certification in responsible gaming by the World Lottery Association.


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Renaud Dugas
Spokesperson and Director of Media Relations

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