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$25,000 a year for lifeA Chaudière-Appalaches resident wins big at Grande Vie

$25,000 a year for lifeA Chaudière-Appalaches resident wins big at Grande Vie

Montréal, April 20, 2018 – Chaudière-Appalaches resident Jean-François Leconte won a lifetime annuity of $25,000 a year at the March 22 draw of Grande Vie.



  • Lottery: Grande Vie (ticket purchased on lotoquebec.com)
  • Prize won: $25,000 a year for life
  • Category: 5/5
  • Draw date: March 22, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s office in Québec City



  • There is no better way to kick off your day at 6:15 a.m. than with an email from Loto-Québec!
  • Especially when said email is to confirm that you have won the Grande Vie secondary prize—$25,000 a year for life!
  • After putting on his glasses and reading the email over again, Mr. Leconte was just plain stunned. He waited patiently for the call from customer service to come before really letting it sink in.
  • Even when claiming his prize at the Québec City Office, he was finding it hard to believe his luck...
  • A very down-to-earth person, the winner will take some time to think of how to use his winnings. He did say that it could not come at a better time—it will help a lot.


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. All details are on the You’ve won? page of the Lotteries site.


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 April 18, 2018, Loto-Québec awarded 50 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and created 33 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 8 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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