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Economic Contributions

Economic contributions

$1,118.2 million paid to the Government of Québec

Loto-Québec’s contribution to the Ministère des Finances reached $1,118.2 million in fiscal year 2021-2022. The money helps fund major government programs in health, education and infrastructure sectors, as well as pay down the provincial debt.

$1,497.9 million in prizes awarded to winners

In 2021-2022, Loto-Québec awarded close to $1,497.9 million in lottery, bingo and Kinzo prizes

$355.9 million in purchases from companies doing business in Québec

Loto-Québec purchased in excess of $355.9 million in goods and services from suppliers who do business in Québec.

$268.2 million in commissions paid to business partners

Loto-Québec paid $268.2 million in commissions to its business partners:

  • Lottery ($152.1 million)
  • Gaming establishments ($116.1 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 $152.1 million in commissions.

$43.5 million in special contributions to governments

Loto-Québec paid out $43.5 million in special contributions to the Québec and Canadian governments:

  • To the Government of Canada as compensation for its withdrawal from the lottery field ($18.5 million)
  • To the Government of Québec for various designated purposes ($25 million).

$123.7 million in taxes paid to governments

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

  • Québec sales tax: $82.4 million
  • Canadian goods and services tax: $41.3 million

$281.8 million in employee salaries and benefits

Loto-Québec and its subsidiaries employ some 5,000 persons in various sectors. Employees enjoy a wide range of employment benefits and good salary progression.

Social contributions

Environmental initiatives