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$1,000 a week for lifeA Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine resident wins at his favourite lottery!

$1,000 a week for lifeA Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine resident wins at his favourite lottery!

Montréal, October 11, 2018 – Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine resident Hugues Lafrance pocketed the grand prize of $1,000 a week for life with a Gagnant à vie! scratch ticket.


In short

  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie!
  • Prize won: $1,000 a week for life
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: October 3, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (2567, avenue Royale, Québec)
  • The retailer will receive commission of $10,000, equal to 1% of the lump sum prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • During a trip to Québec City, Mr. Lafrance decided to purchase some lottery tickets.
  • Seeing how he had won several small prizes, his spouse noted that he was on a roll!
  • He decided to purchase a few more tickets, hoping his luck would continue, and gave them to his spouse to scratch while he drove.
  • “Could you park?” she asked. “I have something to tell you.”
  • He instantly thought they had won big, but he quickly got that idea out of his mind.
  • After parking in a driveway, she told him the good news: he had just won $1,000 a week for life!
  • The winner was only just getting used to the fact that he had won when he came to claim his winnings at Loto-Québec. He had always dreamt of winning the grand prize at Gagnant à vie!, his favourite lottery.


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 October 9, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 111 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 96 millionaires. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 18 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Ours big winners can be found on the Winners page of our Lotteries website.


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

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