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$1,000,000A couple from Montérégie wins Gagnant à vie!

$1,000,000A couple from Montérégie wins Gagnant à vie!

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.


In summary

  • 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.


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. 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.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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