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Economic Contributions

Economic contributions

$432.6 million paid to the Government of Québec

Loto-Québec’s contribution to the Ministère des Finances reached $432.6 million in fiscal year 2020-2021. The money helps fund major government programs in health, education and infrastructure sectors, as well as pay down the provincial debt.

$1,261.4 million in prizes awarded to winners

In 2020-2021, Loto-Québec awarded close to $1,261.4 million in lottery, bingo and Kinzo prizes

$203.2 million in purchases from companies doing business in Québec

Loto-Québec purchased in excess of $203 million in goods and services from suppliers who do business in Québec.

$176.5 million in commissions paid to business partners

Loto-Québec paid $176.5 million in commissions to its business partners:

  • Lottery ($128.3 million)
  • Gaming establishments ($48.1 million)

More than 8,100 lottery retailers

Loto-Québec’s distribution network is one of the biggest in Québec, encompassing more than 8,100 retailers, each equipped with a game terminal. Retailers received $128.3 million in commissions.

$42.7 million in special contributions to governments

Loto-Québec paid out $42.7 million in special contributions to the Québec and Canadian governments:

  • To the Government of Canada as compensation for its withdrawal from the lottery field ($17.7 million)
  • To the Government of Québec for various designated purposes ($25 million).

$101.9 million in taxes paid to governments

Loto-Québec pays several million dollars to governments in taxes on its purchases:

  • Québec sales tax: $67.9 million
  • Canadian goods and services tax: $34.0 million

Casinos revisited

  • Online casino rollout;
  • Introduction of a booking system to manage access to our casinos;
  • Reopening of the Montréal and Lac-Leamy casino kitchens in early 2020 to help those in need (preparing over 40,000 meals every week);
  • Donation of foodstuffs to food assistance organizations, equipment to the health care network, and $1 million to Moisson organizations in 2020–2021.

$299.1 million in employee salaries and benefits

Loto-Québec and its subsidiaries employ some 5,800 persons in various sectors. Employees enjoy a wide range of employment benefits and good salary progression.

Social contributions

Environmental initiatives