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$1,000,000Gagnant à vie: A Centre-du-Québec resident wins $1,000 a week for life!

$1,000,000Gagnant à vie: A Centre-du-Québec resident wins $1,000 a week for life!

Montréal, August 20, 2020 – Isabelle Cloutier was stunned to see that she won a $1,000 a week annuity thanks to the Gagnant à vie lottery. The Centre-du-Québec resident opted for the $1,000,000 lump-sum payment!


In summary

  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000 a week for life
  • Claim date: July 24, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Centre-du-Québec
  • Retailer: Maxi & Cie (1870 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Drummondville)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • Stunned and excited to see the three VIE symbols on her Gagnant à vie ticket, Isabelle immediately went to her sister’s to calm down a bit.
  • She plans to use her winnings to buy her dream home!
  • She is also thinking about quitting her job.


COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and to protect the health of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec has temporarily suspended in-person prize claims at its prize claim offices. Winners of prizes of $25,000 or more who have a physical lottery ticket should contact Loto-Québec’s customer service team.


Please note: Owners of physical lottery tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, inclusively who’ve won a prize will have an additional six months to claim it. The payment terms for prizes won on lotoquebec.com remain the same.


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 August 17, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 69 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 9 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.