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$500,000Montrealer takes home a Grande Vie grand prize

$500,000Montrealer takes home a Grande Vie grand prize

Montréal, September 30, 2019 – Montrealer Jean-Marc Momplaisir took home $500,000, which is the lump sum associated with the $25,000 a year for life annuity, in the September 23 Grande Vie draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Grande Vie
  • Prize: $500,000
  • Category: 5/5
  • Draw date: September 23, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Boni-Soir (1055 Rue Jarry Est, Montréal)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Jean-Marc was all smiles when he came with his brother to pick up his cheque for a half-million dollars.
  • He always buys Grande Vie and Lotto 6/49 tickets, with which he often wins free plays. It was in fact thanks to a free play that he won the grand prize.
  • The lucky winner plans to use his winnings to buy some new clothes and a car.


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 $1,000,000 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. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Samuel Larochelle
Public Affairs Advisor

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