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Gagnant à vieA Montrealer wins a grand prize with a ticket purchased online

Gagnant à vieA Montrealer wins a grand prize with a ticket purchased online

Montréal, February 28, 2023 — Montréal resident Nicolas Selma was the lucky winner of a grand prize of $1,000 a week for life with a Gagnant à vie ticket he bought on lotoquebec.com. Selma opted for the lump-sum payment of $1,000,000. With the winnings he received, the newly minted millionaire plans to buy a house.



  • On Saturday, February 11, Nicolas Selma tried his luck at the Gagnant à vie lottery game on lotoquebec.com. When he saw “VIE” appear three times on his ticket, he kept his composure. “To be honest, I didn’t react when it happened. I knew I’d won something, but I wasn’t sure how much,” he said.
  • His calm demeanour quickly turned to excitement, however, when Selma realized he’d snagged a grand prize of $1,000 a week for life!


In summary

  • Lottery game: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000 a week for life (choice: lump sum of $1,000,000)
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Ticket purchase location: lotoquebec.com


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec has been delivering entertainment to Quebecers for over 50 years, and its operations benefit the people and province of Québec. In 2022, it paid out 120 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie tickets have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries section of lotoquebec.com. Read their story.


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Marine Haddadi
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