Quebec Man Wins CA$1.3M Playing Powerbucks™
October 18 is a date Laval resident Elie Chebli is unlikely to ever forget. This was the day the Quebec native won a whopping CA$1,321,851 playing Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Gateway at Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, espacejeux.com.
Online gaming has assumed a position of centre stage ever since Canadians were ordered to stay home and refrain from visiting most amenities – including obviously brick-and-mortar casino gambling. The Crown corporation has been hard at work upgrading its existing online offerings as well as introducing diverse new gaming products via its digital platform. The new and improved look is obviously what had drawn the lucky winner to the progressive jackpot game in the first place.
Unbelief – Then Crazy Excitement
The progressive jackpot won by the lucky Laval man is part of the highly popular Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune offering. Since the title’s initial launch at land-based Quebec casinos and on the Crown corporation’s online gaming domain in 2016, it has paid out jackpot prize money to the tune of a phenomenal CA$14.4 million.
As for the lucky Elie Chebli, his had been an initial response of complete unbelief upon learning that he had actually won the slot’s progressive jackpot prize money. It was only after telephoning a Loto-Québec online gaming support agent that his incredible luck actually started sinking in.
The lucky winner, who was supposed to have departed for Florida in the U.S. on the day of his massive win, promptly cancelled his flight in order to arrange for the collection of his prize money from Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal. He did so on October 29, and says he’ll now enjoy celebrating his lucky windfall together with his loved ones.
About Loto-Québec’s Powerbucks
Powerbucks was already popular in in several other Canadian provinces when introduced across Loto-Québec’s official online domains in 2016. The game links online slots with land-based slot machines – thereby connecting venues in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec. It is of course this cross-provincial link spanning four provinces that allows the progressive jackpot to grow as rapidly as what it does. The minimum bet is only CA$0.75.
The Crown corporation proclaims as its mission the responsible and efficient management of games of chance in the interest of all Quebecers – with entertainment being at the core of its offerings and activities. Loto-Québec between January 1st and October 25th paid out an incredible total of 92 prizes in excess of CA$1 million each.