Anyone claiming a prize for the members of his or her group or for another person must provide the following supporting documents:
Regardless of the prize amount:
One (1) piece of valid photo I.D. in the name of the owner of the ticket (in other words, the person who signed the back of the ticket). The I.D. may consist of:
In the case of a group purchase, the group representative must provide:
If the prize won is over $600:
If all documents provided are verified and validated, the prize will be mailed to the person who signed the back of the winning ticket or to each member of a group, if it applies.
Even though Loto-Québec reserves the right to publish the winners' names, addresses and photographs for promotional reasons, the Corporation cannot, under any circumstances, disclose any list of winners directly to the public in accordance with the Loi sur l'accès aux documents des organismes publics et sur la protection des renseignements personnels (L.R.Q., ch. A-2.1).
Loto-Québec will not pay out any prize prior to receiving and verifying the identity of the person attempting to claim a prize.
For prizes of $600 or less, the person claiming the prize on behalf of his or her group must present a piece of photo ID, e.g. health card, driver's licence or passport, for each group member, along with any group agreement and Prize Claim form [PDF Format, 80 Kb, Help], duly completed and signed by each member of the group. For prizes over $600, the person claiming the prize must also ensure that each group member completes and signs the questionnaire found in the new prize claim form. Cheques shall be sent by mail to the members of the group.
The questionnaire consists of only four (4) questions, and allows Loto-Québec to validate certain information concerning the prize claim, as well as to determine the claimant's eligibility to claim the prize.
Since Monday, March 3, 2008, for all prizes over $600, photo ID must be presented, and the questionnaire on the Prize Claim form must be duly completed before a prize is given out, regardless of the amount.
Yes. In addition to having to present photo ID, the person who claims prizes totalling more than $600 must complete the questionnaire on the new Prize Claim form, then sign it and submit it to Loto-Québec.
Simply follow the instructions on the back of the ticket. For more information, contact the lottery corporation of the province involved.
Only an individual player aged 18 or older who lives in Québec can claim the "life annuity" lottery prize.
Yes. When a winner dies, the annuity is paid to the heirs for a maximum period of 20 years. This means that, if the winner dies within the first 20 years after the prize claim date, the heirs are entitled to the annuity (same payment frequency) for the balance of the 20 years which have not elapsed since the "life annuity" prize claim date. If the winner's death occurs following the first 20 years after the prize claim date, the legal heirs are not entitled to any amount.
However, where 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, it goes without saying that the winner is entitled to the annuity income. In case of death, the legal heirs can receive the income only until the date that would have been the winner's 91st birthday (Income Tax Act, article 304).