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$1,000 a week for life!Two Laurentides sisters win for life!

$1,000 a week for life!Two Laurentides sisters win for life!

Montréal, September 8, 2017 – Sisters Josée and Linda Bertrand pocketed a lifetime annuity of $1,000 a week by scratching a Gagnant à vie! ticket. Because these Laurentides residents form a group of two people, they split the lump sum of $675,000.




  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie!
  • Prize won: $1,000 a week for life (or $675,000)
  • Claim date: September 1, 2017
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laurentides
  • Retailer: Familiprix (1937 Chemin du Village, Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec headquarters in Montréal



  • While at the drugstore, Josée first wanted to buy two $2 scratch tickets, but she ended up getting two Gagnant à vie! tickets instead.
  • During their break at work, the two sisters each scratched a ticket.
  • Linda uncovered the word “Vie” three times and decided to share her winnings with her sister.
  • The winning siblings have plans to purchase a house.


Lottery prize payments in gaming establishments

Lottery winners may claim their prizes at the Trois-Rivières and Québec City gaming halls, Loto-Québec’s Montréal and Québec City offices, or at the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix or Casino de Mont-Tremblant. See details on Loto-Québec’s website.


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion, in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. From January 1 to September 5, 2017, Loto-Québec has awarded 78 prizes worth $1 million or more, for a total of 93 new millionaires. Lotteries Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie enabled 23 lucky winners respectively to walk away with a lifetime annuity or a lump sum.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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