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Gagnant à vie! Édition spéciale

ÉDITION SPÉCIALE

$100,000 that comes back every year, for a lifetime!

A first Gagnant à vie! Édition spéciale winner!

Alain asked the cashier to give him the winning ticket and this is exactly what he got. He had good reason to dance!

Gagnant à vie winner

Gagnant à vie! Édition spéciale - Summary

  • COST: $20
  • GRAND PRIZE: $100,000 a year for life (see the Details of the annuity section).
  • APPROXIMATE ODDS OF WINNING A PRIZE: 1 in 3.3
  • APPROXIMATE ODDS OF WINNING "VIE*": 1 in 300,000
  • THEORETICAL PAYOFF RATE: 77%
  • LAUNCHED: June 12, 2017
  • GAME NUMBER: 7-7008

How to play

Games 1 to 9: Scratch games 1 to 9 entirely. Uncover 3 identical prizes in a same game and win that prize.

Games 10 to 12: Scratch games 10 to 12 entirely. Uncover 3 identical symbols in a same game and win the corresponding prize as indicated in the "LÉGENDE" (legend).

NOTE: If both symbols in the "√" box are found in the play area, validate your ticket at a retailer.

Prize structure and odds of winning

Prize Structure and Odds of Winning
Description Prizes Number of prizes*** Odds of winning
Winner 1 prize
VIE* 5 1 / 300,000.0
$1,000101 / 150,000.0
$500251 / 60,000.0
$1006751 / 2,222.2
$751,0001 / 1,500.0
$5010,0001 / 150.0
$4020,0001 / 75.0
$3525,0001 / 60.0
$3080,0001 / 18.8
$25100,0001 / 15.0
$20180,0001 / 8.3
Winner 2 prizes
$20 + $30 $50 10,000 1 / 150.0
$20 + $20$4030,0001 / 50.0
Winner 3 prizes
$20 + $20 + $20 $60 1,000 1 / 1,500.0

*The winner may choose $100,000 a year for life or a one-time lump sum payment of $1,500,000. Only an individual aged 18 years or over and residing in the Province of Québec can claim $100,000 a year for life. He must be the only person to have endorsed the ticket.

***These figures are based on sales of 1,500,000 tickets.

The odds of winning a prize can vary, depending on the number of claimed prizes and the quantity of printed tickets.

Details of the annuity

The winner who wishes to take advantage of the annuity must be a resident of Québec aged 18 or older and be the only person to have endorsed the ticket. The winner will receive $100,000 a year for life, i.e. until his or her death. However, instead of the annuity, the winner may choose a non-taxable lump sum of $1,500,000.

Regarding the annuity, it is an amount of $100,000 net of taxes, which will be paid on a yearly basis. A designated insurance company will be responsible for administering and paying out the annuity.

In the event the winner dies within the first 20 years after the prize claim date, the annuity is transferrable to the winner’s legal heirs, who will receive the same annuity, paid at the same frequency for the balance of the 20 years that have not elapsed. If the winner is 71 years of age or older at the time the prize is claimed, the minimum payment period is shorter. In this case, the winner will be entitled to the annuity income. In the event of his death, the legal heirs will be entitled to the annuity income only until the date that would have been the winner’s 91st birthday, had he survived (Canada’s Income Tax Act).

In the event the winner dies before notifying Loto-Québec of his or her decision regarding the choice between the lump sum and the annuity, the winner’s legal heirs will be entitled to the lump sum.

*VIE: The winner may choose $100,000 a year for life or a one-time lump sum payment of $1,500,000. Only an individual aged 18 years or over and residing in the Province of Québec can claim $100,000 a year for life. He must be the only person to have endorsed the ticket.

**Compared to the "Gagnant à Vie" standard edition.

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