On 18th birthday, woman scratches first lotto ticket and wins $1,000 a week for life

Charlie Lagarde won $1,000 a week for life scratching off her first lotto ticket. (Photo: Quebec Lottery)

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Charlie Lagarde won $1,000 a week for life scratching off her first lotto ticket. (Photo: Quebec Lottery)

Charlie Lagarde decided to celebrate her 18th birthday with a bottle of sparkling wine and a lotto scratcher.

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When she got home March 14, she scratched off the Gagnant à vie! ticket to find that she won the grand prize -- $1,000 a week for life -- on her first game, according to Quebec Lottery officials.

Lagarde plans to do a lot of traveling and to study photography.

“One of my dreams would be to work for National Geographic,” she said.

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