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$1,000 a week for lifeA Montérégie resident is 2020’s first Gagnant à vie winner

$1,000 a week for lifeA Montérégie resident is 2020’s first Gagnant à vie winner

Montréal, January 24, 2020 – Montérégie resident Line Gagnon Lespérance has won a Gagnant à vie grand prize – $1,000 a week for life.


In summary

  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000 a week for life
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Claim date: January 14, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Maxi (1601 Boulevard Périgny, Chambly)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Continuing a family tradition started by her spouse, Line gives Gagnant à vie lottery tickets as Christmas gifts.

  • She waited until after the holiday season to scratch her own ticket and was stunned when she uncovered three Gagnant à vie symbols, winning a $1,000 a week annuity.

  • The winner was excited to come to Loto-Québec’s offices with family members to collect a cheque for $1 million, which is the lump sum associated with the prize.

  • Line plans to treat her children and make some investments.


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. 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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