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$25,000 a year for lifeGrande Vie has made a Laval resident richer

$25,000 a year for lifeGrande Vie has made a Laval resident richer

Montréal, May 18, 2018 – Mr. Majed El-Hage, from Laval, won a $25,000 a year for life prize in the May 10 Grande Vie draw. The winner chose the $500,000 lump sum instead.


In short

  • Lottery: Grande Vie
  • Prize won: $25,000 a year for life (or a lump sum of $500,000)
  • Category: 5/5
  • Draw date: May 10, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laval
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (4600 Autoroute Laval East, Laval)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Mr. El-Hage went to a retailer to buy a Gagnant à vie! lottery ticket, but since there weren’t any left in the display case, the clerk suggested he take a Grande Vie ticket instead.

  • Convinced he hadn’t won anything because he had not won the $1,000 a day for life grand prize, he decided to get his ticket validated anyway, just in case. That’s when he found out he had won a big bonus prize!

  • He will make a donation to the hospital where his children were born as well as to their school. He plans to invest the remainder in his house and take a vacation.


    Lottery prize payments in gaming halls and casinos

    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. Between January 1 and May 17, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 50 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 33 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 9 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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