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$1,000 a week for lifeGagnant à vie: A Chaudières‑Appalaches resident wins grand prize!

$1,000 a week for lifeGagnant à vie: A Chaudières‑Appalaches resident wins grand prize!

Montréal, September 27, 2019 — Chaudière-Appalaches resident François Charest got the surprise of his life when he scratched his Gagnant à vie ticket and discovered he’d bagged the grand prize. He’s now the lucky winner of $1,000 a week for life! 


In summary

  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000 a week for life
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Claim date: September 24, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Chaudières-Appalaches
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (4195 Boulevard Frontenac Ouest, Thetford Mines)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • François only recently started playing Gagnant à vie again. And, as luck would have it, it was a wise decision!

  • Overcome with emotion upon finding out he’d won, he immediately called up his spouse to tell her the good news.

  • The news of his win left a lot of his friends and family members wondering if it was too good to be true.

  • François was all smiles when he left the Loto-Québec offices with a giant cheque stating he would be pocketing $1,000 a week for life.

  • The winner says this weekly influx of cash will safeguard his financial future for life—and he plans to enjoy every bit of it. Though he intends to save for retirement, he’ll give some serious thought to his plans in the coming years.


A video of the winner has been posted on Loto-Québec’s YouTube channel (French only).

François, gagnant de 1 000 $ par semaine 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. Between January 1 and September 23, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 63 prizes of $1 million or more and turned 62 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 17 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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