Montréal, March 15, 2022 — Montérégie resident Sabrina Richard-Robidoux won a lifetime annuity of $1,000 a week for life through the Gagnant à vie lottery game. Sabrina, who’s in her thirties, opted to take the lump sum prize of $1,000,000 instead. The newly minted millionaire, who is finishing up her motorcycle driving course, plans to celebrate her win with a shiny new Harley-Davidson.
- Sabrina rarely buys Gagnant à vie tickets. However, this past February, while paying for some purchases, she found a ticket in her purse that won her $4 and decided on a whim to purchase a Gagnant à vie ticket with the money.
- The new ticket won her $16.
- That same evening, despite the bad weather, she went to the convenience store to buy her husband a slushy.
- When she got back into her car, she realized she had forgotten to cash in her winning $16 ticket. So, she braved the snowstorm to go back inside and get four new tickets.
- The round trip was worth it as the fourth and final ticket she scratched won her $1,000,000!
Sabrina purchased her winning ticket at the Couche-Tard on Boulevard Saint-Rémi, in Saint-Rémi. The retailer will receive a commission equal to 1% of the overall prize, i.e. $10,000.
- Lottery game: Gagnant à vie
- Prize: $1,000 a week for life (lump sum of $1,000,000)
- Category: Grand prize
- Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
- Retailer: Couche-Tard (49 Boulevard Saint-Rémi, Saint-Rémi)
The retailer will receive a commission equal to 1% of the overall prize, i.e. $10,000.
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.