MONTREAL -- To help celebrate her 18th birthday, Charlie Lagarde bought herself a bottle of sparkling wine and her first-ever lottery ticket at a Quebec convenience store.
When she got home and played the scratch-off, she realized that she had struck it big - she had become a millionaire!
That's because the "Gagnant á vie!" scratch-off she bought was worth $1 million.
Rather than take the lump sum, she chose to receive $1,000 every week for the rest of her life.
It was the first time Legarde had ever played the lottery, officials at Loto Quebec said.
So, how does the newly-minted millionaire plan to spend the cash?
She plans on traveling and exploring her passion for photography.
"One of my dreams would be to work for National Geographic," Lagarde said.
Girl buys first lottery ticket on 18th birthday, wins big
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