Montreal couple finds $1M lotto ticket in old book

A little bit of homework has made one Montreal couple $1 million richer.

Nicole Pedneault and Roger Larocque bought a lottery ticket for Valentine's Day, last year.

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

The ticket was for the April 5, 2018 drawing and was a winner, but the couple had no idea because it was put away for safe keeping.

How did they find it?

Last weekend the couple's grandson was over and needed help with a school project. Pedneault took out a book on Japan for the presentation, which is when the ticket slipped out of the pages.

"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 ticket was set to expire exactly one year after the drawing, which was less than a week away.

As for what Pedneault and Larocque have planned for their winnings, the couple plans to spoil their five boys, and of course all their grandchildren. 

But they also plan to treat themselves a bit too.

"We will go to a small restaurant ... but we'll spoil ourselves by ordering a poutine with double sauce and double cheese!" joked Pedneault.