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$25,000 a year for lifeA Centre-du-Québec resident wins big at Grande Vie

$25,000 a year for lifeA Centre-du-Québec resident wins big at Grande Vie

Montréal, October 8, 2019 – Centre-du-Québec resident Mario Poulin was really happy to have won a $25,000 a year annuity in the September 19 Grande Vie draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Grande Vie
  • Prize: $25,000 a year for life
  • Category: Bonus prize
  • Draw date: September 19, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Centre-du-Québec
  • Retailer: Accommodation Mica (15081 Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Québec)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • Mario buys a Grande Vie ticket every now and then.
  • With the Grande Vie bonus prize he won, Mario could choose between the $25,000 a year for life annuity or a lump sum of $500,000. He decided to take the lifetime annuity.
  • Mario had always fantasized about winning a $500,000 prize. He got the surprise of a lifetime when his dream finally came true.
  • “It’s a gift from heaven!,” said a beaming Mario at Loto-Québec’s offices.
  • Mario plans to do some travelling and some retirement planning, too.



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. From January 1 to October 8, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 66 prizes of $1 million 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. 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

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