Montréal, February 25, 2020 — Capitale-Nationale resident Jean-Daniel Roy scratched his way to a $1 million win with a 1 Million $ royal scratch ticket. The money will provide a nice financial cushion for the young winner who’s only just recently gone back to school.
- Lottery: 1 Million $ royal
- Prize: $1,000,000
- Category: Grand prize
- Claim date: February 20, 2020
- Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
- Retailer: Dépanneur Rose (350 Rue Lafayette, Québec City)
- The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
- Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City
Jean-Daniel remembers leaning on the dryer to scratch the ticket. It was just before he was set to leave and meet up with his girlfriend. “When I saw that I had a number 11 with the words un million written underneath it... I think I must’ve checked and double-checked the ticket about 52 times—I just couldn’t believe it!” said the winner.
“It took a good half-hour for it to sink in that I’d actually won,” he added.
Jean-Daniel wasted no time in letting his girlfriend and parents in on the good news.
A trip to the West Coast is one thing he says he plans on treating himself to with his windfall.
It’ll also bring some financial security to the winner, who’s only just recently gone back to school.
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.