Canadian couple find lost ticket in the nick of time, become millionaires
Nicole Pedneault and Roger Larocque only realized last weekend that they had a winning ticket from an April 5, 2018 drawing.Updated: Apr 04, 2019 13:50 IST
A Quebec couple won Can$1 million ($750,000) in the lottery after finding a winning ticket that had been forgotten in a book for months, the province’s Loto-Quebec organization said Wednesday.
Nicole Pedneault and Roger Larocque only realized last weekend that they had a winning ticket from an April 5, 2018 drawing.
While looking through a book about Japan to help her grandson with a school project, Pedneault noticed something had fallen from the pages.
It was a lottery ticket the couple had bought for Valentine’s Day last year.
“If my grandson hadn’t asked me to give him some things for his presentation, I wouldn’t have ever found the ticket,” Pedneault said.
“The first thing I did when I found the ticket in the book was go look at the deadline for claiming winnings on the Loto-Quebec website,” she said.
The ticket was still valid, but not for long -- only until Friday.
This happy couple just found a $1M winning lottery ticket...2 DAYS before the expiration date! While looking in an old travel book about Japan - that she wanted to lend to her grandson - Nicole noticed her forgotten ticket. What a story! Congrats to our winners Roger and Nicole🎉 pic.twitter.com/kXGnfnjENa— Patrice Lavoie (@PatriceLavoie) April 3, 2019
“It’s all just by chance that we found it at the last minute like that,” the winner said as she claimed her check.