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$25,000 a year for life!Grande Vie: A walk to remember for an Estrie resident

$25,000 a year for life!Grande Vie: A walk to remember for an Estrie resident

Montréal, May 21, 2020 — Estrie resident Mathieu Fontaine takes daily walks with his daughter, however this one will forever stick in his mind. It was then that he found out he won $25,000 a year for life in the April 6 Grande Vie draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Grande Vie (with a ticket purchased online)
  • Prize: $25,000 a year for life
  • Category: Bonus prize
  • Draw date: April 6, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Estrie



  • Mathieu buys Grande Vie lottery tickets from time to time. It’s only recently that he started buying them online.
  • He decided to check his lottery tickets while out on a walk with his daughter, who was sleeping peacefully at the time. He took out his phone and opened the Loto-Québec Lotteries app.
  • The winner couldn’t believe it when he saw the $25,000 a-year-for-life bonus prize on his screen. He just kept on walking, the whole time staring at his phone.
  • When he got home, he called out to his spouse in a serious tone. Worried at first, she soon realized that what Mathieu wanted to share was good news. “She was jumping for joy, while I just still couldn't believe it!” recalled the lucky winner.
  • With his windfall, Mathieu says he has every intention of keeping his lifestyle the same... But getting rid of the financial stresses!


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 temporarily suspended in-person prize claims at its prize claim offices on March 18. Winners of prizes of $25,000 or more who have a physical lottery ticket are invited to contact Loto-Québec’s Customer Service team. All other prizes can be claimed by mail.


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. We advise them to hold on to their ticket(s); they’ll be able to claim their prize when things get back to normal. The payment terms for prizes won at 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. 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 website.