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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

 

Highlights

  • 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.

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Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5130
patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com
twitter.com/patricelavoie

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Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5208
renaud.dugas@loto-quebec.com

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