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$1,000,000A mother and daughter from Canada’s Capital Region split the one-time lump sum prize

$1,000,000A mother and daughter from Canada’s Capital Region split the one-time lump sum prize

Montréal, March 4, 2019 – Jocelyne Boily and her daughter, Sabryna Bolduc-Boily, who both live in Canada’s Capital Region, won $1,000 a week for life through playing the Gagnant à vie scratch ticket. They’ve chosen to forgo the annuity and split 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: February 27, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Canada’s Capital Region
  • Retailer: Accommodation Mica (15081 Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Québec)

       The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the lump-sum prize.

  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • Jocelyne purchased a Gagnant à vie scratch ticket, then brought it home.
  • When daughter Sabryna scratched the ticket, she saw that the word “VIE” appeared three times. She asked her mother: “How many ‘VIE’s do you need to win?” To which Jocelyne replied: “Three,” before coming closer to look at the ticket.
  • When it hit them that they’d won the grand prize, they started jumping up and down uncontrollably: “We went to Loto-Québec straight away! We couldn’t stand still, we were just so happy,” Jocelyne told us when they came to claim their prize.
  • The mother and daughter plan to by an intergenerational home, and Jocelyne plans to retire!


A video of the winners will be posted on Loto-Québec’s YouTube channel.

Jocelyne et Sabryna, gagnantes d'un lot de 1 000 000 $ à Gagnant à vie!


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 a record 139 prizes of $1 million or more through lottery games. Gagnant à vie, Grande Vie and Liste de vie lotteries have provided 22 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. 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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