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

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

Montréal, October 26, 2020 — Lanaudière resident Jean-François Henry scratched his Gagnant à vie ticket not knowing the huge surprise that awaited him. It was an emotional moment for him when he uncovered the three VIE symbols, which won him a lifetime annuity of $1,000 a week for life.


In summary

  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000 a week for life
  • Category: Top prize
  • Claim date: October 14, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Lumière du Soleil (431 Rue Chartrand, Terrebonne)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Overjoyed upon finding out that he’d won $1,000 a week for life, Jean-François shed a few happy tears and confided that this windfall was going to change his life for the better.
  • “It couldn’t have happened to a better person!” said his mother, who came with him to Loto-Québec’s offices to claim his prize.
  • The lucky winner, who’s set to retire in December, says he’ll be able to enjoy his retirement to the fullest. As well as treating himself to a new pair of glasses, he plans to buy a cottage and start his own business.


COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec has reopened its prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City by appointment only, and only for prize claims amounting to $10,000 or more. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000 is by mail. Prizes amounting to $600 or less can be claimed at any Loto-Québec retailer.


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 October 19, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 90 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 12 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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