Quebec couple pick up $60 million cheque after winning big in lottery

By on February 13, 2017


A Quebec couple who won $60 million in the lottery a few days ago say they are still in shock. (Photo: Info Planète Alma 104,5/Facebook)
A Quebec couple who won $60 million in the lottery a few days ago say they are still in shock. (Photo: Info Planète Alma 104,5/Facebook)

QUEBEC—A Quebec couple who won $60 million in the lottery a few days ago say they are still in shock.

Marie-Josee Picard and Carl Villeneuve picked up their big cheque today at Loto-Quebec offices in Quebec City.

The winners from Saguenay, 200 kilometres north of Quebec City, say they still don’t know what they will do with all the money, which they won in last Friday’s Lotto Max draw.

But Picard, 46, and Villeneuve, 55, say some of of it will go to family.

The couple have three adult children in their 20s and a two-year-old granddaughter.

Picard is a cook, while Villeneuve is a school janitor who has already told his boss he is quitting.