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$1,000 a week for life!Gagnant à vie!: That’s quite the Valentine’s gift

$1,000 a week for life!Gagnant à vie!: That’s quite the Valentine’s gift

Montréal, February 27, 2018 – Chaudière-Appalaches resident, Pierre Lemelin, pocketed the grand prize of $1,000 a week for life with a billet Gagnant à vie! ticket.



  • Game: Gagnant à vie!
  • Prize won: $1,000,000 (the lump sum option associated with the grand prize of $1,000 a week for life)
  • Date of win: February 15, 2018
  • Winners’ place of residence: Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Retailer: Accommodation A Plus 1 (2505 Chemin du Fleuve, Lévis)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Québec City office



  • Mr. Lemelin a Gagnant à vie! ticket for Valentine’s Day.
  • His spouse offered him the winning ticket a present and scratched it herself.
  • The ticket was a winner for the grand prize of $1,000 q week for life.
  • What a great gift!



  • “She screamed sol oud after scratching the ticket that I thought she cut her finger,” confided the winner.
  • “When she showed me the ticket, I saw that there were indeed three VIE symbols,” he added.
  • “I’m going to have to sit down and think this all through. I’m still in shock!” said Mr. Lemelin.


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. In 2017, Loto-Québec paid out 107 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 132 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 29 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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