GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – A Gatineau resident had a remarkable stroke of luck on Saturday, December 14, when, with a $1 bet, he hit the $1,000,000 jackpot at a Powerbucks™ slot machine!
He was invited to celebrate his historic win in the private lounge with the Casino’s team.
“It was wonderful to watch the winner and his family in that moment,” recounts Gilles Lavoie, Head of Operations at the Casino du Lac-Leamy. “The man said that he plans to make the most of his windfall, and wants to buy a new car and probably a small house in Gatineau.”
- Powerbucks™—which offers a progressive jackpot that starts at $1 million, as well as a static jackpot of $1 million—was already popular in other Canadian provinces when it was introduced on lotoquebec.com and in Québec casinos in 2017.
- Powerbucks™ is an innovative slot game that links online slots with land-based slot machines, connecting venues in Québec, British Columbia and Manitoba.
- The large pool of players wagering online and in gaming establishments in all three provinces is what makes the progressive jackpot grow so quickly. The minimum bet is set at only 50¢.
- Since 2016, some 15 slot players on lotoquebec.com and in Québec casinos have won prizes of $1,000,000 or more, or lifetime annuities.