Loto-Québec IT technician accused of stealing thousands from customer accounts
By Kate Northrop
After a year-long investigation, a former employee at Loto-Qu bec was accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from customer accounts that were supposedly inactive.
Martin Raymond, 37, a former systems analyst who worked at an online gambling call center at Loto-Qu bec, was accused Wednesday of stealing funds from customer accounts he deemed inactive.
He stole over $20,000 (US$16,000) from about 30 customer gaming accounts in over a few months between the winter and s ...
Jul 10, 2021, 2:50 pm - Lottery News forum
Québec Lottery launches first-ever lottery ticket printed on 100% recycled materials
Lottery sets an environmentally friendly precedent
By Kate Northrop
The Qu bec Lottery announced last week that they have just launched the first-ever lottery ticket printed on entirely recycled materials.
It's the Lottery's latest step toward a reduced environmental footprint and the first time that any lottery corporation in the world has released a ticket made completely from recycled materials.
The environmentally friendly ticket is from the scratch-off game Évasion, which ...
Jan 29, 2021, 1:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Human-sized robot presents $6 million prize to Canadian lottery winner
Coronavirus-immune employee is a first for Loto-Qu bec
By Kate Northrop
While lotteries continue to offer reconfigured claims processes and practices to combat the spread of COVID-19, Loto-Qu bec showed off its adherence to social distancing guidelines in a unique way last week as it celebrated its first in-person check presentation since the start of the pandemic.
On Thursday, July 23, Loto-Qu bec presented Laurentides resident Guylaine Desjardins her check worth $6 million (US$4,479,3 ...
Jul 28, 2020, 1:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Quebec couple married for 57 years wins $200,000 in Banco lottery game
Winner doubles and quadruples her earnings in Keno-style game
By Kate Northrop
A couple from Quebec has a plenty of reason to celebrate after bringing home a $200,000 (US$147,260) prize in the June 9 Banco lottery draw.
Suzanne Lussier God re of Estrie regularly buys tickets for the Banco lottery, her personal favorite game, using the same numbers every time. Her patience paid off, and she managed to match eight numbers in the draw. Not only that, but she doubled and then quadrupled her ...
Jul 1, 2020, 5:06 pm - Lottery News forum
22-year-old grocery store bagger claims $70M jackpot from a lottery ticket he bought at work
A 22-year-old grocery store employee just won the biggest jackpot in Quebec's history after he purchased a ticket from the store where he works.
Friday was a life-changing day for the lottery jackpot winner, 22-year-old Gregory Mathieu, as well as seven members of his family, who received a check for $70 million (US$52.3 million) from the Qu bec Lottery.
Smiling as blue and white confetti filled the air, they collected their prize Friday morning at Loto-Quebec's office in Quebec City.
Feb 28, 2020, 5:58 pm - Lottery News forum
48 hours before deadline, Canadian couple finds $1M lottery ticket in old book
A Montreal couple got a double dose of good fortune after they found a $1 million lottery ticket in an old book just 48 hours before the deadline to claim.
Nicole Pedneault and Roger Larocque's golden ticket was drawn on April 5, 2018, which left the pair just two days to collect their jackpot prize.
The couple bought the $100 Ultimate ticket last year for Valentine's Day.
Rather than flowers or chocolate for Valentine's Day, we went to the Casino de Montr al with friends and we bought ...
Apr 4, 2019, 11:27 am - Lottery News forum
Teen buys first lottery ticket on her 18th birthday and wins $1,000 a week for life
Charlie Lagarde was celebrating her ascent into adulthood.
On her 18th birthday earlier this month, the Canadian teenager bought a bottle of sparkling wine and a $4 scratch lottery ticket at a nearby convenience store in Quebec and, just like that, her future was off to a very nice start.
Loto-Qu bec officials said in a statement that after buying her first lottery ticket, Lagarde won the grand prize March 14 in the Gagnant vie (Winner for life) game.
Her first major decision as an adul ...
Mar 29, 2018, 10:45 am - Lottery News forum
New law gives Québec Lottery power to shut down competitors
Canada's major Internet service providers, a Quebec First Nations group and potentially the federal government are lining up against Quebec legislation that will lead to the blocking of gambling websites chosen by the government agency Loto-Qu bec.
Under Bill 74, the new law passed last month in Quebec's National Assembly, Loto-Qu bec can ask Vid otron, Bell Canada, Cogeco Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. and other ISPs to block the sites of the agency's competitors or face fines of up to $10 ...
Jun 2, 2016, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum
Quebec bill would force Internet firms to block access to online gambling sites
A little-publicized bill that is making its way through Quebec's legislative process has digital-law experts and others worried that the concept of a free and open Internet is being threatened in the province.
Bill 74 includes a provision that seeks to force Internet service providers to block Quebecers' access to online gambling sites that aren't approved by the government.
The province's finance minister says the bill is necessary to protect the health and safety of Quebecers because ill ...
Apr 13, 2016, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum
20 co-workers share largest Lotto Max jackpot ever
Claudine Forget said she feared the worst when her colleague began chatting with her online this past weekend by saying: Call me it's urgent.
He told me to sit down, said Forget, who works the night shift for hardware retailer Rona Inc. south of Montreal.
I told him to stop. I thought something had happened to his family. Then he said we won $55 million.
Forget and all but one of her co-winners graveyard shift workers who bought the Lotto Max ticket together collected their windfall ...
Jul 21, 2015, 9:50 am - Lottery News forum