MONTRÉAL, July 27, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The record for the biggest jackpot ever paid out by Espacejeux.com, i.e. $1 million set last week, lasted only seven days as a Chaudière-Appalaches resident just took home $1,222,069! Jules Parent won the Powerbucks progressive jackpot playing Crown of Egypt on July 24 on Loto-Québec's Espacejeux.com online site. Unusually lucky, Mr. Parent won $1 million with a Lotto 6/49 play in 2008.
- Game: Crown of Egypt
- Date of the win: July 24, 2017
- Prize won: $1,222,069
- Winner's place of residence: Chaudières-Appalaches
- Mr. Parent, who considers himself a very lucky person, has been an Espacejeux.com fan since it was launched.
- An Espacejeux.com team member called him to announce the $1 million win.
- When he learned the amount, he remained sceptical.
- "I don't remember what the person told me on the phone I was so excited," said Mr. Parent during the press conference on Thursday, July 27, at Loto-Québec's Québec City Winners' Lounge.
- He plans to completely renovate and modernize his 1940s home.
- Crown of Egypt is a game linked to the Powerbucks jackpot.
- Already offered and loved in other Canadian provinces, Powerbucks offers a progressive jackpot that starts at $1 million and a set $1 million jackpot. It was introduced on Espacejeux.com and in Québec's casinos and gaming halls in January 2017.
- Powerbucks is innovative, as it links online gaming to in-establishment machines in addition to being connected with British Columbia and Manitoba.
- This association makes the progressive jackpot grow quickly thanks to the large number of players who contribute both online and in establishments across the three provinces. The minimum bet is only 50¢.
- The first progressive jackpot worth $1.7 million was won at the Casino de Montréal last April.
- Last week, a Côte-Nord resident won $1 million on Espacejeux.com.
For further information: Source: Patrice Lavoie, Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media, Loto-Québec, 514-499-5130, [email protected], twitter.com/patricelavoie; Information: Danny Racine, Communications Officer, Loto-Québec, 514-499-7101, [email protected]