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$1,000 a week for lifeA Laurentians couple splits a grand prize at Gagnant à vie!

$1,000 a week for lifeA Laurentians couple splits a grand prize at Gagnant à vie!

Montréal, January 9, 2019 – Carla Pinheiro and Jean Jérôme pocketed the Gagnant à vie! grand prize. The Laurentian couple decided to split the lump sum of $1,000,000.


In short

  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie!
  • Prize won: $1,000,000 (lump sum)
  • Category: grand prize
  • Claim date: January 3, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laurentides
  • Retailer: Provi-Soir (95 Boulevard de Gaulle, Lorraine)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head offices Montréal



  • Mr. Jérôme is in charge of buying the couple’s lottery tickets. Ms. Pinheiro is the couple’s doubting Thomas.
  • So she was truly shocked when she uncovered the grand prize on a Gagnant à vie! ticket her spouse gave her.
  • The lucky winners, who were in the car when she scratched her ticket, pulled over to have a closer look.
  • They then went to have a retailer confirm their winnings. The store clerk had the honour of announcing to the couple that they had won $1,000 a week for life!
  • The winners intend on using their million dollars to pay off the mortgage and make a few investments.


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. In 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 139 lottery prizes worth $1 million or more. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries provided 22 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Our big prize winners can be found on the Lotteries website’s Winners page.


A video of the winner was posted to Loto-Québec’s YouTube channel. It can be used for online versions of articles. See your YouTube settings for the English transcript: A Laurentians couple splits a grand prize at Gagnant à vie!


Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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