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$1,000,000Montréal: The first jackpot for the 1 Million $ royal lottery

$1,000,000Montréal: The first jackpot for the 1 Million $ royal lottery

Montréal, August 1, 2019 – Montreal resident Anthony Ciambella was thrilled to be the very first 1 Million $ royal scratch ticket winner and bring home the $1,000,000 jackpot.


In summary

  • Lottery: 1 Million $ royal
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Claim date: July 29, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Benny (6360 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Anthony is the first to win the 1 Million $ royal lottery, just recently put on the market on July 1.

  • He took a minute during his lunch hour to scratch his winning $1 million ticket.

  • He was so calm that no one guessed that he had won. Anthony and his spouse hurried to claim the prize early in the week.

  • The Montréal couple plan to buy their first house in time to welcome their second child.


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion, in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. Between January 1 and July 30, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 49 prizes worth $1 million or more, turning 51 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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