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Grande VieA dream come true for this Côte-Nord winner of $25,000 a year for life

Grande VieA dream come true for this Côte-Nord winner of $25,000 a year for life

Montréal, September 6, 2023 — Côte-Nord resident Johnson Bond won $25,000 a year for life in the July 24 Grande Vie draw. In the end, he opted for the lump-sum prize of $500,000. With his half a million dollars, Bond says he plans to spoil his loved ones and renovate his home. In addition to this, the generous winner was able to realize his dream of supporting a cause in his region: “I always said that if I ever won big one day, I’d help out kids who are just starting school. It’s a cause that I care about.” 


VIDEO | Watch the winner tell his story and talk about his plans for the future: https://youtu.be/_Y6IyIPOLds?si=9u01hGdGcbAdIYjF.


The winning ticket was purchased at the Marché Omni on Chemin du Roi in Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan.

Johnson Bond

In summary

  • Lottery game: Grande Vie
  • Prize: $25,000 a year for life (but opted for the lump-sum prize of $500,000)
  • Category: 5/5
  • Draw date: July 24, 2023
  • Winner’s place of residence: Côte-Nord
  • Ticket purchase location: Marché Omni (864 Chemin du Roi, Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan)


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 lottery games have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page in the Lotteries section of lotoquebec.com. Read their stories.


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Renaud Dugas
Spokesperson and Director of Media Relations

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