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Economic Contributions

Economic contributions

$1,328.5 million paid to the Government of Québec

Loto-Québec’s contribution to the Ministère des Finances reached $1,328.5 million in fiscal year 2019-2020. The money helps fund major government programs in health, education and infrastructure sectors, as well as pay down the provincial debt.

$1,128.9 million in prizes awarded to winners

In 2019-2020, Loto-Québec awarded close to $1,128.9 million in lottery, bingo and Kinzo prizes

$419.1 million in purchases from companies doing business in Québec

Loto-Québec purchased in excess of $419 million in goods and services from suppliers who do business in Québec.

$337.6 million in commissions paid to business partners

Loto-Québec paid $337.6 million in commissions to its business partners:

  • Lottery ($144.0 million)
  • Gaming establishments ($193.6 million)

More than 8,300 lottery retailers

Loto-Québec’s distribution network is one of the biggest in Québec, encompassing more than 8,300 retailers, each equipped with a game terminal. Retailers received $144.0 million in commissions.

$42.6 million in special contributions to governments

Loto-Québec paid out $42.6 million in special contributions to the Québec and Canadian governments:

  • To the Government of Canada as compensation for its withdrawal from the lottery field ($17.6 million)
  • To the Government of Québec for various designated purposes ($25 million).

$147.7 million in taxes paid to governments

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

  • Québec sales tax: $98.4 million
  • Canadian goods and services tax: $49.3 million

More than 9 million visits to Québec’s 4 casinos

Québec’s casinos generate significant economic benefits, such as:

  • Nearly 8,200 direct, indirect and spin-off jobs
  • Tourism expenditures close to $180 million per year
  • Trade supporting 1,900 suppliers in Québec

$445.8 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