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$1,000,000A Capitale‑Nationale couple gets really lucky with the 1 Million $ royal lottery

$1,000,000A Capitale‑Nationale couple gets really lucky with the 1 Million $ royal lottery

Montréal, January 24, 2020 – Johanne Asselin and Pierre Tardif, a couple from the Capitale-Nationale region, took home $1 million thanks to a 1 Million $ royal scratch ticket.


In summary

  • Lottery: 1 Million $ royal
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Claim date: January 13, 2020
  • Winners’ place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
  • Retailer: Uniprix (3440 Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois, Québec)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • Johanne bought a 1 Million $ royal ticket when she went on break during a snowstorm.

  • She scratched it on the spot and had it validated right away.

  • She was both stunned and excited to see that she had won the $1 million grand prize!

  • Johanne quickly called Pierre, her spouse of 33 years, to give him the news.

  • The winners plan to keep their jobs and enjoy their lives to the fullest. Investments, a new Spyder vehicle and treating themselves are also part of their plan.


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.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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