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Montreal pays €1.7million on two players

By Sophie Couard

Sometimes, bad weather can be good for you. This is true for a couple from Laval in Quebec. Because of the dark clouds in the sky they decided to play at the casino in Montreal, and it was indeed their lucky day! They took home a huge progressive jackpot worth $1.7 million. You can read a little more about the details of the story here.

The largest casino jackpot in Montreal

Our lucky winners are the casual players Marc Bruneau and Lise Boucher. They only play four to five times a year and usually go to the same casino. A few days ago, it was raining and they made the decision to go and play at the casino in Montreal. This was probably the luckiest day of their life, as they took home a progressive jackpot of $1.7 million, which also set a record in the history of the establishment.


$15 spent in the games

Winning this jackpot was something so surreal for the couple, they did not believe their eyes when it happened. Lise Boucher had to call an employee to pinch them and to assure that the win was indeed real, and they were not dreaming. The craziest thing is also that the couple only intended to spend $20 at the casino, but they did not even reach that amount, and then they hit the jackpot they had only spent $15.


The couple was playing the Powerbucks slot when they became millionaires from one second to the next. The game is a progressive network jackpot which is fed by bets of slots in different land-based and online casinos. The nice win will now allow the couple to save some for their retirement, but they will first go on a few trips, for example Alaska and Bora-Bora.

By Sophie Couard
By Sophie Couard - EDITOR

I am a great fan of gambling, I became a croupier to finance my studies. After my high school diploma in economic and social sciences , I obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and then a master in philosophy with a thesis on player behavior. After working in an online casino customer support, I became a writer on FeedBACK Casino.