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$1,000,000Lanaudière couple wins unexpected wedding gift

$1,000,000Lanaudière couple wins unexpected wedding gift

Montréal, June 11, 2019 — Nancy Lafond and Robert Cardinal won $1,000,000 in the Québec Max draw on June 4. The Lanaudière couple, who are planning to get married in September, couldn’t have hoped for a better wedding gift!


In summary

  • Lottery: Québec Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Additional selections
  • Draw date: June 4, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Retailer: Super C (1395 Boulevard Moody, Terrebonne)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Nancy and Robert have been playing the same Québec Max numbers for three years.

  • Nancy was the one who went to check their ticket while shopping at the grocery store.

  • “Oh my God! That’s a lot of zeros!” she exclaimed when she saw the amount pop up on the terminal’s screen.

  • Fellow customers and employees gathered around the lucky winner to congratulate her. That’s when a female clerk told her: “It’s alright, you can cry now!” It was then that Nancy, overcome with emotion, burst into tears.

  • She then called her spouse to tell him the good news, and asked him to come pick her up.

  • Even though they’ve put a lot of thought into what they’ll do with the money, the couple says they love the life they currently lead and don’t plan on making any huge changes.

  • Nancy even went on to say that her job at a care home for disabled people was “the best job in the world.”

  • The win did come at a good time, though. The lucky winners plan to get married in September!


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 June 11, 2019, Loto-Québec has paid out 36 prizes of $1,000,000 or more, producing 39 millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 11 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


A video of the winners is available on Loto-Québec’s YouTube channel.

Nancy et Robert, gagnants d’un lot de 1 000 000 $ au Québec Max



Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

Renaud Dugas
Senior Press Relations and Public Affairs Advisor

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