She wins the big prize on the day of her 18 years

News 27 March, 2018
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    Charlie Lagarde, 18 years of age, has claimed his prize yesterday at the offices of Loto-Québec.

    Benoît Philie

    Tuesday, 27 march, 2018 01:00

    Tuesday, 27 march, 2018 01:00

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    A young woman of the Montérégie region, which had decided to celebrate its 18 years, offering a bottle of champagne and his first lottery ticket in life, has become the youngest winner in the history of Loto-Québec, winning $ 1000 per week for the rest of his days.

    Charlie Lagarde had promised to buy a “scratch card” Winning at life at the convenience store to celebrate his transition to adulthood, on the 13th of march last.

    It is a time of back home with the “bubble” that it has scratched the ticket and found that she had won the jackpot.

    This is the first time a person wins such a prize on the day of its 18 years, says the spokesman of Loto-Québec, Patrice Lavoie.

    As the lottery winnings are not taxable in Quebec, $ 1000 per week is equivalent to a gross annual salary of approximately $ 70,000. It is, therefore, quite sufficient to lead a comfortable life, although this amount will not be indexed.

    The young adult went to claim his prize yesterday morning. In a Facebook live broadcast on the page of Loto-Québec, it indicates you have several projects in mind, but nothing too specific right now.

    “I would like to study in photography. One of my dreams would be to work for National Geographic magazine, ” she said.

    Charlie Lagarde is about to finish high school, and plans to undertake studies in photography at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal.

    Passionate about images since many years, she is already equipped with a new camera, and to get more material to practice his art.

    She also plans to travel to “many” and “everywhere” to make the world a picture, but she doesn’t yet know what continent it will begin.


    The winner had the choice between $ 1000 a week for life or a one-time amount of $1 million.

    She had to give a few weeks of reflection before making a final decision. Finally, it chose the first option.

    Ms. Lagarde has bought his lottery ticket at the convenience store Couche-Tard, located on the rue Sain-Jean-Baptiste in Beloeil.

    The retailer will receive for its share of $ 10,000, which is 1 % of the lump sum.