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$2,000,000Small number on 2 000 000 $ Suprême ticket hides huge win for Montérégie/Montréal couple

$2,000,000Small number on 2 000 000 $ Suprême ticket hides huge win for Montérégie/Montréal couple

Montréal, February 18, 2020 — Not believing that that he was now $2,000,000 richer, Montérégie resident Alain Aumond was trembling with excitement when he knelt down beside the bathtub in which his spouse, Montréal resident Karine Hamel, was relaxing. It only took a few seconds for her to leap out of the tub once they realized they’d won the grand prize from a 2 000 000 $ Suprême scratch ticket.


In summary

  • Lottery: 2 000 000 $ Suprême
  • Prize: $2,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Claim date: February 4, 2020
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montérégie and Montréal
  • Retailer: Provi-Soir (695 Rue Notre-Dame, Lachine)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $20,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Alain couldn’t believe his luck when he burst into the bathroom where Karine was enjoying a relaxing soak in the tub.

  • “Do you see a 9 there? Please tell me that’s a 9!” he beseeched, showing Karine the ticket without offering up any further explanations.

  • Karine confirmed that he was indeed pointing to a 9 before asking him to remove his finger, which she saw was shaking and hiding the prize associated with the number.

  • “I’ve never gotten out of the tub so fast! I didn’t even dry myself off before getting dressed,” she confided.

  • The couple immediately phoned Loto-Québec before setting off to claim the $2,000,000 they’d just won minutes ago.

  • When they got to Loto-Québec’s head office, they validated their scratch ticket at a terminal. Alain let out a triumphant cry when the terminal emitted a winning sound that reverberated throughout the room.

  • The newly minted millionaires, who’ve been together for 22 years, say they’ll take some time to consider their options before making plans on what to do with the money.


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. In 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 88 prizes of $1 million or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 23 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


Marisol Schnorr
Head of Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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