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$1,000 a week for life Montréal resident wins the grand prize at Gagnant à vie!

$1,000 a week for life Montréal resident wins the grand prize at Gagnant à vie!

Montréal, July 31, 2018 – Montréal resident Arrols Jean-Mary is the lucky winner of the Gagnant à vie! grand prize. He was given the choice between $1,000 a week for life and a $1,000,000 lump sum, and chose the latter.


In short

  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie!
  • Prize won: $1,000 a week for life (or $1,000,000)
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Claim date: July 18, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Proxim (3461, boulevard Gouin Est, Montréal-Nord)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000
  •  Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Mr. Jean-Mary is a sensible and thoughtful man. He knew that he won in May, but decided he waited for his vacation to come in and claim his prize. In the interim, his ticket was kept well-hidden at home.
  • This waiting period enabled him to check with several financial advisors and to make a well informed decision in regard to the annuity versus the lumps sum. He plans to first invest his money and use it wisely.


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 July 24, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 89 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 75 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 13 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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