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$1,000 a week for lifeGagnant à vie: A Montrealer wins the top prize!

$1,000 a week for lifeGagnant à vie: A Montrealer wins the top prize!

Montreal, August 31, 2020 — Montrealer Sophie Dufort was sceptical when she learned she’d won $1,000 a week for life with Gagnant à vie. In the end, she opted for a lump-sum payment of $1,000,000 instead of the lifetime annuity.


In summary

  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000 a week for life
  • Claim date: Aug 10, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montreal
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Laurion (321 Rue Sainte-Marguerite, Montreal)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montreal



  • As someone who hardly ever buys lottery tickets, Sophie was sceptical when she checked her ticket and learned that she’d won $1,000 a week for life.
  • When the clerk was validating her ticket, he gave her a funny smile and said: “Now I believe that people can actually win the lottery!” 
  • The lucky winner says the first thing she plans to treat herself to with the money is a cottage in the Laurentides.


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.