As its commences its 20th season, Loto-Québec’s La Poule aux œufs d’or televised lottery game remains one of Québec’s most watched shows, with a very impressive track record. First broadcast on September 8, 1993, La Poule aux œufs d’or has awarded in excess of 165 million* dollars to on-air contestants and hundreds of millions to ticketholders watching the show in their homes.
In all, 117* jackpots of $100,000 or more have been won on-air, including a prize of $1,075,000* pocketed on May 26, 2004, the biggest amount ever won in this lottery.
As host of La Poule aux œufs d’or since its very first show, Guy Mongrain has welcomed more than 5,400* contestants with a smile and zing. Current contestant hostesses Claudia Ébacher and Anouk Meunier were preceded over the life of the show by Julie Houle, Lyne Roberge-Henderson, Julie Naud, Lyne Laramée, France Beaudoin and Saskia Thuot.
With a week-after-week audience rating of close to one million, the long-running La Poule aux œufs d’or lottery concept continues to please Québec television viewers, remaining a viewer-friendly show where, for 30 minutes, home audiences join in as contestants make their choice between an egg and an envelope, and also have a chance at winning a prize right from their living rooms.
*As of June 27th, 2012, excluding special shows.