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$1,000 a day for lifeA Chaudière-Appalaches resident snags the Grande Vie top prize

$1,000 a day for lifeA Chaudière-Appalaches resident snags the Grande Vie top prize

Montréal, January 25, 2023 — The day after the Grande Vie draw on January 9, Laurier Lapointe got the call from Loto-Québec that most Quebecers dream of getting! The Chaudière-Appalaches resident, who has a lottery subscription on lotoquebec.com, won the grand prize of $1,000 a day for life. The lucky winner, who opted for the lump-sum prize of $7,000,000, has several projects in mind, including renovating his home, paying for his daughter’s education and taking a Mediterranean cruise. He’d also like to do some volunteering!


VIDEO – Watch the winner tell his story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMelujyvMr4.



  • Laurier Lapointe opened an account on lotoquebec.com in 2013. He likes how easy it is to create an online lottery subscription, which allows him to enter several draws at once.
  • Lapointe, who works in IT, has played Grande Vie since the lottery game was launched and normally picks family members’ birthdays for his number selections.
  • After receiving a call from Loto-Québec, the winner logged into his online account to check the results himself and saw that he really had won the Grande Vie grand prize!
  • The lucky winner took a screenshot of the results and send it to his spouse. “I thought he was playing a prank on me!” she said when he claimed his check in the Quebec City winners’ lounge.
  • Lapointe had the choice of receiving $1,000 a day for life or opting for the lump-sum prize of $7,000,000. He chose to become a multimillionaire on the spot and told his employer he was resigning!


In summary

  • Lottery game: Grande Vie
  • Prize: $1,000 a day for life (choice: lump sum of $7,000,000)
  • Category: Grand prize (5/5 + Grand Numéro)
  • Draw date: January 9, 2023
  • Winner’s place of residence: Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Ticket purchased on lotoquebec.com


Close to $1.5 billion in prizes awarded

Loto-Québec has been delivering entertainment to Quebecers for over 50 years, and its operations benefit the people and province of Québec. During the 2021–2022 year, it awarded close to $1.5 billion in prizes to lottery winners—a record for the government corporation. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries section of lotoquebec.com.


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Renaud Dugas
Spokesperson and Head of Press Relations

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