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$1,000 a week for life!A lucky Gagnant à vie! winner from the Laurentians

$1,000 a week for life!A lucky Gagnant à vie! winner from the Laurentians

Montréal, January 24, 2018 – Jean Mercier, a resident of the Laurentides region, won a $1,000 a week for life annuity with his Gagnant à vie! scratch ticket. The lucky winner chose the $1,000,000 lump sum instead.


In short

  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie!
  • Prize won: $1,000 a week for life (or $1 million)
  • Claim date: January 15, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laurentides
  • Retailer: Alimentation Manon Bélanger (1095 Rue Saint-Isidore, Saint-Lin-Laurentides)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 prize, equal to 1% of the lump sum.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • Mr. Mercier was thrilled to pick up his cheque the day after his 70th birthday: “Now, that’s sweet!” he exclaimed.

  • His son-in-law had given him the Gagnant à vie! ticket during his birthday dinner celebration.

  • The winner will first invest in a lake-side cottage so his children and grandchildren will have a place to get together. “We’ll have a place to celebrate Christmas together.”

  • A hunting and fishing enthusiast, he will also use his prize to go yellow walleye fishing with his old friend in the Hautes-Laurentides.


    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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