A Mount Pearl couple are a million dollars richer.

But there were no public displays of shock and congratulations in this win.

That's because Mary and Wayne Picco got the good news in an email, after playing one of Atlantic Lotto's online games.

"My husband was there, and he had the coffee made, and he said someone won," said Mary Picco while accepting the cheque for $1 million at Atlantic Lotto headquarters in St. John's Tuesday.

"And I said 'yeah, congratulations you're a millionaire!' "

Picco said at first her husband didn't believe her, but he came around once he saw the email the couple received confirming the win.

The couple plan to share the money with family members, and do some renovations on their house.

They're also planning a trip, but the destination is still up in the air.