Montréal, February 3, 2020 — René Leclerc and Pauline Martel, a couple from Montérégie, took home the Gagnant à vie grand prize, i.e. $1,000,000.
- Lottery: Gagnant à vie
- Prize: $1,000,000
- Category: Grand prize
- Claim date: January 28, 2020
- Winners’ place of residence: Montérégie
- Retailer: kiosk at Place La Citière (50 Boulevard Taschereau, La Prairie)
- The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
- Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal
René and Pauline, who’ve been playing the same Lotto 6/49 numbers for years, decided to use some of the money they won playing the lottery to buy Gagnant à vie tickets.
Their decision paid off big time—they ended up uncovering three symbols that won them $1,000,000!
The incredulous pair waited a day after finding out they won to go check their ticket at a retailer.
“The cashier was crying,” said the couple, who left Loto-Québec’s offices with a nice cheque for $1,000,000.
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. In 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 88 prizes of $1 million or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 23 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.