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$1,000,000Montréal woman now a millionaire thanks to Gagnant à vie

$1,000,000Montréal woman now a millionaire thanks to Gagnant à vie

Montréal, April 12, 2019 — Montréal resident Danielle Lavoie scratched her way to a big win, taking home Gagnant à vie’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life. Instead of the annuity, the winner decided to opt for the one-time lump-sum prize of $1,000,000.


In summary

  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000,000 (one-time lump sum)
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Claim date: April 9, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Super C (1400 Boulevard Alphonse-Desjardins, Lévis)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the lump-sum prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • The Gagnant à vie scratch ticket was a gift from Danielle’s aunt, whom she’s been helping out for some time.

  • Right before scratching the ticket, Danielle jokingly told her: “You may not know this yet, but you’re looking at a millionaire!” 

  • Danielle consulted with her financial advisor before she chose to opt for the $1,000,000 lump-sum prize.

  • The win came at just the right time—on the eve of Danielle’s retirement!


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 April 9, 2019, Loto-Québec has paid out 27 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and made 16 millionaires. Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 4 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. All the winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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