Marie-Josée Couture, a resident of Estrie, is the first winner of the Loto Québec charity lottery, Loto-o-suivant. This new lottery offers jackpots allowing each of the winners to win $ 10,000 and choose a Quebec non-profit organization (NPO) close to their heart, to which Loto Québec also donates $ 10,000. In all, the scratch ticket offers 50 guaranteed jackpots, plus jackpots for players who purchased their tickets online.
Marie-Josée, who bought her ticket on lotoquebec.com, has chosen to support the Parkinson Estrie organization.
“The charitable vocation of this scratch ticket caught my attention and made me want to try my luck,” explains Marie-Josée. “It was without hesitation that I chose to donate the $ 10,000 to Parkinson Estrie since my stepfather had this disease. ”
“It is a great honor for us to have been selected by Ms. Couture. We are very grateful to her, especially since we are running a fundraising campaign until December 31, “said Jacques Huppertz, President of Parkinson Estrie. “We are a growing organization, and the amount received today and all donations raised will be used to provide even more services to people living with the disease as well as to family caregivers, who play an invaluable role. “