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$1,000 a week for lifeA Montréal resident is set for life!

$1,000 a week for lifeA Montréal resident is set for life!

Montréal, December 27, 2023 — Montréal resident Jocelyne Lessard purchased what turned out to be a Gagnant à vie winning ticket and won an annuity of $1,000 a week for life. In the end, she opted for the lump-sum prize of $1,000,000, which she’ll use to enjoy her retirement to the fullest.



  • Lessard is an avid fan of scratch tickets and decided to play the Gagnant à vie lottery game while she was running some errands at Place Versailles.
  • She scratched her ticket when she got home and uncovered three balloon symbols. “I couldn’t believe it when I saw “VIE” written next to the symbols!”
  • Lessard returned to the kiosk with her husband to check her ticket. “The lady at the counter congratulated me and told me to call Loto-Québec—and that’s when I realized that I had truly won $1,000 a week for life.”


The winning ticket was purchased at the Place Versailles lottery kiosk in Montréal.

Jocelyne Lessard

In summary

  • Lottery game: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000 a week for life (but opted for the lump-sum prize of $1,000,000)
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Ticket purchase location: lottery kiosk at Place Versailles (7275 Rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal)

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



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Marianne Brault
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