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$250,000Grande Vie: A Mauricie resident wins big with a ticket purchased online

$250,000Grande Vie: A Mauricie resident wins big with a ticket purchased online

Montréal, October 15, 2019 – On October 7, Mauricie resident Sylvain Cossette took home $250,000 thanks to a Grande Vie ticket purchased on lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Lottery: Grande Vie (online)
  • Prize: $250,000
  • Category: 5/5
  • Draw date: October 7, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Mauricie
  • Claim centre: Salon de jeux de Trois-Rivières



  • Sylvain always plays the Grande Vie lottery online, using the same numbers that he knows by heart.

  • When he checked his numbers for October 7, he thought he hadn’t won anything, as his favourite combination had not been selected.

  • It’s only later that he realized he’d won $250,000 thanks to a free play that was automatically generated. “I was so anxious to get Loto-Québec’s call, I was pacing back and forth!”

  • As soon as he got the eagerly-awaited confirmation, he immediately called his spouse to tell her the good news.

  • The winner celebrated his win at the Salon de jeux de Trois-Rivières along with his spouse, children and father.

  • “It’s an incredible sensation! I’m so excited and happy! What a great feeling!” said Sylvain when he received his cheque.

  • Sylvain is retired and welcomes the money not only to ensure his financial security, but to enjoy the nicer things in life, too.


Lottery prize payments in casinos and gaming halls

Lottery winners can claim their prizes at the Trois-Rivières and Québec City gaming halls, Loto-Québec’s Montréal and Québec City offices or the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix or Casino de Mont-Tremblant. All details are on the You’ve won? page of the Lotteries site.


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 October 8, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 66 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and turned 62 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 20 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes 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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