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She won $564,473 online“I never thought this would happen to me!”

She won $564,473 online“I never thought this would happen to me!”

Montréal, October 7, 2020 — On September 22, Nicole Charbonneau, a Laurentides resident, took home $564,473 playing Odds of the Gods on lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Game: Odds of the Gods
  • Prize: $564,473
  • Win date: September 22, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laurentides



  • In August, Nicole opened an account on Loto-Québec’s gaming website with her grandson’s help. He recommended she play several games, including Odds of the Gods.
  • One Tuesday, around dinnertime, Nicole played it on her computer. “A giant diamond popped up on-screen and then I saw the sum deposited in my account.”
  • That’s how Nicole found out that she’d won $564,473. “I couldn’t believe it!”
  • She quickly called up her grandson to tell him the good news. He couldn’t believe it, as he’d just been playing the game and seen that the progressive prize had just been won.
  • The Laurentides resident, who retired 10 years ago, says she’d like to spend her future winters in Florida, help pay for her grandchildren’s education, and above all, once circumstances allow, make a family dream come true: a trip to Italy.


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, sending in your prize claim by mail is the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000. 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 October 6, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 88 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 11 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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