The abysmal year that is 2020 has taken a pretty rich turn for a Loto-Québec player.
After having gone unclaimed since October 9, the newly-crowned multi-millionaire has stepped forward.
In a news release, the crown corporation announced the bigtime $70-million cheque will be handed out on Friday in Montreal.
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The cheque will be delivered by a robot, as has been the case throughout the pandemic to coincide with sanitary measures and physical distance guidelines.
So yes, the winner will get a full bank account and get to shake hands with a robot — double cool.
The robot, SARA, was developed and controlled by students from the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS).
SARA was created to “support innovation in Quebec,” according to Loto-Québec, and was used specifically to comply with the government’s physical distancing guidelines.
🚨Bonne nouvelle🚨 Nous avons trouvé la gagnante du gros lot de 70 M$ au #LottoMax!🎉Rendez-vous ce vendredi à 11h30 sur nos pages Facebook pour un point de presse en direct avec la nouvelle multimillionnaire.🎥 #nosgagnants pic.twitter.com/0xUgKuIBIF
— LotoQuebec (@LotoQuebec) November 4, 2020
Additional winning numbers can be found on the Loto-Québec website, you know, in case you’re a millionaire without even knowing it.