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48 hours before deadline, Canadian couple finds $1M lottery ticket in old book

Apr 4, 2019, 11:27 am

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Loto-QuébecLoto-Québec: 48 hours before deadline, Canadian couple finds $1M lottery ticket in old bookRating:

A Montreal couple got a double dose of good fortune after they found a $1 million lottery ticket in an old book just 48 hours before the deadline to claim.

Nicole Pedneault and Roger Larocque's golden ticket was drawn on April 5, 2018, which left the pair just two days to collect their jackpot prize.

The couple bought the $100 Ultimate ticket last year for Valentine's Day.

"Rather than flowers or chocolate for Valentine's Day, we went to the Casino de Montréal with friends and we bought ourselves a lottery ticket," Pedneault said.

But it was only last week while looking for things for her grandson, that Pedneault found the precious ticket in a book, where she had put it months earlier.

"If my grandson had not asked me to lend him some things for his presentation I would have never found the ticket on time," Pedneault said.

"The first thing I did when I discovered the was to claim the prize on the Loto-Québec site. It's very lucky to have found it at the last minute like this."

Pedneault and Larocque plan to use their winnings to spoil their five boys and grandchildren and maybe buy a new vehicle.

But on Wednesday the couple planned to celebrate their good fortune in true Quebecois style.

"We will go to a small restaurant, but we will spoil ourselves by ordering a poutine with double sauce and double cheese, " Pedneault said.

If prizes are not won or claimed, they are paid into the prize pool used to offer bonus prizes to Loto-Québec's various lotteries.

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Simpsonville
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January 22, 2015
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Don't forget about your Grandson!

Another feel good story to deserving folks.

    music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
    Fresno, California
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    Don't forget about your Grandson!

    Another feel good story to deserving folks.

    Congratulations to the lucky couple! I Agree! One million Canadian dollars tax free.🎀

     "We are all in this together!" 

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      White Shores- California
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      l think Roger & Nicole are using the old Jedi mind trick on the Canadian lottery. Finding a $1 million lottery ticket 48 hrs before the deadline " in an old book." How convenient.Cool

       * Voice of Reason *   

      * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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        Central TN
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        Another close call on not becoming a millionaire............ A feel-good story and an excellent reminder on what not to do when it comes to taking care of your lottery tickets. 

        Congrats Nicole & Roger !! Enjoy your new wealth for many years to come.

        On a side note, I can see what I believe is Nicole and Roger in the middle of the photo but which one of the males on either side is Patrice ?

        Integrity: There is no substitute.

        "If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals . . . recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he'll eat you last."

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          Brooklyn, NY
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          Congrats on the win!

          Better to find a winning ticket 48 hours before the deadline then 48 hours after it.

          The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

          “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

          Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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            Northern Beaches
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            January 9, 2018
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            This is exactly why I like subscriptions!

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              Same #'s, different games.
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              Congrats on the win!

              Better to find a winning ticket 48 hours before the deadline then 48 hours after it.

              Got that right!!!

              The lottery is the same way. 

              https://youtu.be/b5-iJUuPWis