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$1,000 a week for life A case of beginner’s luck for a Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean man who won Gagnant à vie with a ticket he purchased online!

$1,000 a week for life A case of beginner’s luck for a Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean man who won Gagnant à vie with a ticket he purchased online!

Montréal, March 25, 2021 — It was while testing out his new account on lotoquebec.com that Alexandre Gauthier landed the Gagnant à vie grand prize of $1,000 a week for life. The Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean resident says that, with the money, he plans to make renovations to his home to make working from home easier, and travel to the United States and Europe.


In summary

  • Lottery: Gagnant à vie (with a ticket purchased online)
  • Prize: $1,000 a week for life (the winner opted for a lump-sum payment of $1,000,000)
  • Claim date: March 22, 2021
  • Winner’s place of residence: Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean



  • One of Alexandre’s friends told him about Mise-o-jeu+, and encouraged him to open an account on lotoquebec.com so that they could bet on football games together in the fall.
  • To test out his new account, Alexandre bought a ticket for Gagnant à vie, a lottery game that him and his spouse are particularly fond of.
  • He won $4, so he decided to buy another ticket, which won him $8.
  • He again bought another ticket, which he made his spouse scratch for him.
  • And it was with that ticket that Alexandre won the Gagnant à vie grand prize, i.e. $1,000 a week for life.
  • He decided to opt for a lump-sum payment of $1,000,000.
  • The lucky winner took a screenshot of his win to show his three kids.
  • Alexandre plans to do something he’s dreamt of for a long time: attend football games in the biggest stadiums in the U.S.
  • Some of his other spending plans: travelling to Europe, and carrying out renovations that’ll make his home more work-from-home-friendly.


A video of the winner is available on Loto-Québec’s YouTube channel.

Alexandre, gagnant de 1 000 $ par semaine à vie


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 is urging ticket holders who’ve won a prize of $25,000 or more to contact its customer service team. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $25,000 is by mail. For more information on prize payment terms and conditions, please visit lotoquebec.com.


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 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 108 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 16 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

Brian LeCompte
Communications and Press Relations Advisor
514-285-2929, ext. 120-4223

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