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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.