WATCH: Montreal couple wins $55 million Lotto Max jackpot
Nathalie Langlais and Gilles Rosnen are the lucky jackpot winners.
On Friday Langlais was walking home from work and saw the jackpot advertised in the window of the depaneur where she usually buys her tickets.
“Maybe I can spend six dollars on this,” she said to herself.
Then she checked the ticket the next day.
“I don’t buy tickets very often and I don’t check them that fast so I don’t know what happened, on Saturday morning right away I took my iPhone and checked the ticket,” said Langlais
What happened next changed her life.
“Five dollars, that’s cool and I said no there’s three zeros more that’s impossible and then I saw three more zeros and I said okay!”
She immediately called to her husband to make sure she was reading the numbers right. They both brought the ticket to the depaneur to be confirmed.
The couple lives on the island and has one child. Right now, they don’t know exactly what they will spend the money on but say they plan to help out family members, plan for retirement and travel.
“We aren’t going to spend the money right away on an extravaganza,” she said.
While Nathalie Langlais and Gilles Rosnen’s story may bring some hope to other Montrealers, the odds of winning a Lotto Max jackpot are 1 in 28 million.