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$1,000 a week for lifeGagnant à vie: It was a fruitful morning for a Montreal woman!

$1,000 a week for lifeGagnant à vie: It was a fruitful morning for a Montreal woman!

Montréal, April 1, 2022 — Yolande Sibley won an annuity of $1,000 a week for life with a Gagnant à vie ticket she purchased online. The Montrealer opted for the lump sum prize of $1,000,000 instead. Some of her plans include buying a brand-new car and new house.



  • Yolande would sometimes play draw-based lottery games on lotoquebec.com.
  • One morning, after winning $10, she decided to try her luck and purchase an online Gagnant à vie scratch ticket.
  • It turned out to be a lucky purchase, since she won the grand prize, i.e. an annuity of $1,000 a week for life!
  • “It certainly woke me up!” said her spouse, who was still asleep when she came into their bedroom to tell him about her million-dollar windfall.
  • The couple got on a video call shortly thereafter to tell their whole family the good news.


In summary

  • Lottery game: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000 a week for life (lump sum prize of $1,000,000)
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Ticket purchased on 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 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 145 prizes of $1 million or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided 22 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Source and for more information:
Brian LeCompte
Public Affairs Advisor

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