Montréal, June 3, 2022 — Gilles Giroux, who lives in La Macaza, a municipality in the Laurentides region, won the $1,000,000 grand prize on the Roue de fortune chez vous! show after he spun the wheel at the Château Taillefer Lafon vineyard in Laval. Giroux says he’ll use his windfall to make renovations to his chalet, which is also in the Laurentides. He’ll also be able to help his spouse retire earlier than planned, spoil his son and grandchildren, and travel.
- Gilles Giroux has just retired from his job in metalworking.
- At the convenience store, he asked for four $3 Roue de fortune chez vous! tickets. By mistake, the clerk only gave him three. He made sure to get his fourth ticket before leaving the store. This last ticket was the first one he scratched, and the one that won him a contestant spot on the TV show!
- Nova Scotia and Hawaii are among the destinations that the lucky winner hopes to visit.
VIDEO – Watch Gilles Giroux spin the wheel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWfwqVLrtkQ.
- Lottery game: Roue de fortune chez vous!
- Prize: $1,000,000
- Category: Contestant spot on the TV show
- Episode air date: May 30, 2022
- Winner’s place of residence: La Macaza, Laurentides
- Retailer: Dépanneur de la Vallée de la Rouge (7189 Boulevard du Curé-Labelle, Labelle)
About Roue de fortune chez vous!
Roue de fortune chez vous! will be serving up plenty of must-see TV moments this summer. The show, back on TVA since April 16, gives contestants the chance to win a prize ranging anywhere from $25,000 to $1,000,000. Until August 31, viewers will be able to tune in Monday to Wednesday, right after Sucré Salé, to watch contestants spin the wheel in stunning locations across the province.
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 May 29, 2022, Loto-Québec paid out 41 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided nine lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.