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$329,834 won online in the Laurentides“Oh my God! This really is a godsend!”

$329,834 won online in the Laurentides“Oh my God! This really is a godsend!”

Montréal, December 17, 2020 — On November 14, Laurentides resident Maria De Jesus Toledo Reyes won $609,930 while playing Odds of the Gods on lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Game: Odds of the Gods
  • Prize: $329,834
  • Win date: November 14, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laurentides



  • One Saturday night, Maria De Jesus Toledo Reyes chose to unwind for a few minutes by having fun on . Not knowing which game to play, she asked her friend to suggest one. That’s how she ended up playing .

  • After a few wins, she triggered the Mount Olympus bonus. The shield allowed her to progress along the virtual trail to Mount Olympus by eight spaces. Maria, feeling nervous, clicked on the shield again and, this time, a diamond popped up on-screen!

  • She’d just won the $329,834 progressive jackpot. “I was jumping for joy. I couldn’t believe it!”

  • Maria says her win couldn’t have come at a better time, given that she’ll be flying to Mexico with her daughters at the end of December to go visit her parents, whom she hasn’t seen in two years.


COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec has reopened its prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City by appointment only, and only for prize claims amounting to $10,000 or more. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000 is by mail. Prizes amounting to $600 or less can be claimed at any Loto-Québec retailer.


Please note: Owners of physical lottery tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, inclusively who’ve won a prize will have an additional six months to claim it. The payment terms for prizes won on lotoquebec.com remain the same.


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. Between January 1 and December 14, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 106 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

Samuel Larochelle
Public Affairs Advisor

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