Go to content

Press release

$250,000A Laurentides resident gets a big bonus playing Grande Vie

$250,000A Laurentides resident gets a big bonus playing Grande Vie

Montréal, October 1, 2019 – Laurentides resident Carole Fex Bélisle took home the $250,000 bonus prize in the September 19 Grande Vie draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Grande Vie
  • Prize: $250,000
  • Category: Bonus prize
  • Draw date: September 19, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laurentides
  • Retailer: Provigo (501 Avenue Patry, Saint-Pascal)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • When Carole scanned her tickets in the self-serve checker at the grocery store, she was stunned to see a message saying that she’d won the $250,000 bonus prize!
  • Not believing her eyes, she immediately asked the store clerk to validate her ticket to confirm the win.
  • “At the time, I didn’t react much. It’s only once I told my daughter the good news that it sank in and I started trembling,” said the lucky winner.
  • Carole already has some great projects in mind, including building a new home closer to where her daughter and grandchildren live.


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 1, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 64 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and turned 62 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 19 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

All press releases