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$1,000 a week for lifeGagnant à vie gives a Capitale-Nationale festivalgoer the thrill of a lifetime

$1,000 a week for lifeGagnant à vie gives a Capitale-Nationale festivalgoer the thrill of a lifetime

Montréal, July 22, 2019 — Marie-Michelle B. Faucher, a young resident of Québec’s Capitale-Nationale region, bought her winning Gagnant à vie ticket while on her way to the Festival d’été de Québec.


In summary

  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000 per week for life
  • Claim date: July 9, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
  • Retailer: Metro (977 Rue Cartier, Québec City)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • Marie‑Michelle was on her way to the Festival d’été de Québec when she decided to buy a ticket for the Gagnant à vie lottery on a whim.
  • Nothing could have prepared her for what happened next: when she scratched the ticket, it revealed she’d won a lifetime annuity!
  • In a state of disbelief, she hurried to the nearest grocery store to check her ticket. Only then did her incredible luck sink in.
  • Marie‑Michelle called her parents right away to tell them the good news. She then went straight home to put the ticket someplace safe before heading back out to enjoy the festival.
  • Winning $1,000 a week for life is a dream come true for Marie‑Michelle, who can’t wait to bring her home renovation and travel plans to life.


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 July 9, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 42 prizes of $1 million or more, turning 45 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 13 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of major prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Samuel Larochelle
Public Affairs Advisor

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