/R E P E A T -- Nice! Friday the 13th will occur three times in 2015 - Loto-Québec makes winners, even on Friday the 13th/

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Friday the 13th will occur three times in 2015: once in February, once in March and once in November. Friday the 13th can occur as seldom as once in a year and at the most, three times, a phenomenon that is much rarer. The latter case occurs when a non-leap year begins on a Thursday, as is the case in 2015, and when a leap year begins on a Sunday.

A day considered luckey by many
Since 1999, 25 draws have taken place on a Friday the 13th, resulting in many large prizes for Québec residents. In fact, 53 prizes of $50,000 or more were won on these dates, bringing the total of Friday the 13th prizes to nearly $33 million.

Among these prizes, one $25 million jackpot and 2 Maxmillions (worth $1 million each) won at the Friday, August 13, 2010 Lotto Max draw were won in Québec, and the Super 7 jackpot of $2.5 million was won on Friday, October 13, 2006.

The Lotto Max jackpot of Friday, February 13, 2015
This week, the Lotto Max jackpot of Friday, February 13th, is estimated at $12 million.

About Loto‑Québec, 45 years of fun and games
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. Just since April 1, 2014, Loto‑Québec has paid 46 prizes of $1 million or more.


SOURCE Loto-Québec

For further information: Jean-Pierre Roy, Corporate Director, Press Relations, Loto-Québec, 514-499-5151

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