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Loto-Québec delivers good performance in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017‑2018

Loto-Québec delivers good performance in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017‑2018

Montréal, February 16, 2018 – Loto‑Québec’s efforts continue to yield good results in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017‑2018. Consolidated revenues reached $2.759 B, an increase of $147.3 M (+5.6%) compared to the same period in 2016‑2017. Net income reached $1.019 B, up by $85.9 M (+9.2%).


Consolidated revenues

$2.759 B



$1.358 B



$670.0 M


Gaming establishments

$749.0 M




  • The increase in revenues is partly due to sales of the new terminal-based Grande Vie lottery (+$38.6 M), launched in October 2016.
  • Instant lottery sales also grew (+$32.7 M), as did event betting sales (+$8.1 M).
  • In 2017, Loto‑Québec paid out more lottery prizes worth over $1 M than ever before. The Corporation paid out 107 such prizes and produced 132 millionaires.



  • Revenues at the four casinos rose between 5% and almost 11%.
  • The higher revenues were mainly due to a marked increase in patronage for all offerings. The total number of visits grew by 320,000 (+4.6%) compared to the same dates last year.



  • Revenues in this sector rose slightly due to good gaming hall performance, where patronage continued to grow. Gaming halls welcomed some 42,000 more visitors (+6.5%) than for the same period last year.
  • The reconfiguration of the video lottery terminal (VLT) network in bars and brasseries continues as planned. By the program’s halfway mark, over 500 VLTs had been withdrawn from the network.



  • Loto‑Québec’s online gaming site generated $82.9 M since the start of the fiscal year – all types of games combined –, representing a favourable variance of $24.6 M (+$42.1%).
  • The new, recently‑launched version of the portal, lotoquebec.com, makes navigation between products much easier.


The quarterly report [PDF - 3,9 Mo] is available on Loto‑Québec’s website.


Source and information:
Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

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