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$1,000 a week for lifeMontréal resident plans to retire and do volunteer work following her Gagnant à vie win!

$1,000 a week for lifeMontréal resident plans to retire and do volunteer work following her Gagnant à vie win!

Montréal, July 19, 2022 — Montréal resident Nathalie Lizotte took home the Gagnant à vie top prize of $1,000 a week for life. In the end, she opted for the lump-sum prize of $1,000,000. The newly minted millionaire says she plans to retire and devote her time to endeavours that are dear to her heart, like volunteering.

 

Highlights

  • Lizotte would play the Gagnant à vie lottery game on occasion. She always said: “If I ever win the top prize, I’ll retire!”
  • She bought her ticket at a convenience store in Franquelin, a municipality in the Côte-Nord region. When Lizotte returned to Montréal, she was too tired after the long drive to scratch the ticket, so she left it on the counter for the next morning.
  • Once she did scratch the ticket, she realized she had three VIE symbols!
  • She immediately told her spouse that she’d won the top prize. But since she’s a prankster by nature, he didn’t believe her until he saw the ticket with his own eyes.

 

In summary

  • Lottery game: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000 a week for life (lump sum prize of $1,000,000)
  • Category: Top prize
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Franquelin (11 Rue des Cèdres, Franquelin)

       The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.

 

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 July 17, 2022, Loto-Québec paid out 62 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided 11 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.

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