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$1,000,000Winners for life: A couple from the Capitale‑Nationale region takes home the grand prize!

$1,000,000Winners for life: A couple from the Capitale‑Nationale region takes home the grand prize!

Montréal, December 5, 2019 – Diane Verreault and Louis Allard, a couple from the Capitale-Nationale region, hit the jackpot with Gagnant à vie! They took home $1 million, which is the lump sum associated with the $1,000 a week for life annuity.


In summary

  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000,000 (one-time lump sum)
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Claim date: November 26, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
  • Retailer: Familiprix Annie Morin (10520 Boulevard Sainte-Anne, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré)
    The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • At first, Diane thought they’d won $4 when she scratched the shared Gagnant à vie ticket.

  • She was stunned to see the word “Vie” three times in the same game!

  • The winner went to a retailer to have the ticket validated in order to confirm that she and her spouse had actually won the $1 million grand prize.

  • All smiles, the lucky couple left Loto-Québec offices with their windfall.

  • The winners are still in shock, but for now they'll invest the money and take their time to decide what to do with it.


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 December 3, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 81 prizes of $1 million or more and turned 78 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 23 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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