Montréal, December 10, 2021 — Loto-Québec will donate a total of $500,000 to non-profit organizations (NPOs) as part of the draws for its Loto‑o‑suivant lottery game. The concept of this charity lottery game is simple: it offers jackpots allowing players to win $10,000 each and, more importantly, to choose a Québec NPO they care about to receive $10,000 as well.
A total of 50 draws were held on November 30, on the national day of giving, Giving Tuesday. The NPOs chosen by winners will soon receive their prizes, just in time for the holiday season. Numerous organizations from across Québec have already benefited from this show of solidarity, and more will be added as winners claim their prizes.
Winners have chosen a wide range of organizations, including: the Véro & Louis Foundation, the Montreal Heart Institute, the Maison Albatros de Trois-Rivières, the Maison des Enfants de Saint-Roch, Mira, Opération Enfant Soleil, Pour 3 Points, the Société Alzheimer de Québec and the Société québécoise pour la défense des animaux.
“The Loto‑o‑suivant charity lottery game has allowed more than 50 winners to support a cause they care about. Loto-Québec is very proud to provide concrete support to a number of Québec NPOs as we near the holiday season, a time of great need,” said Isabelle Jean, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Lotteries at Loto‑Québec.
“I applaud the teams who developed this project, which combines fun and generosity. They found a creative way to give back to the community,” added Jean-François Bergeron, President and CEO of Loto-Québec.
A video showing cheques being presented to a number of winners is available here: Loto-o-suivant - 50 prizes of $10,000$
A video of cheques being presented to the first winner and to Parkinson Estrie is available here: https://youtu.be/TcAQHBMOSpI
Loto‑o‑suivant, at a glance
- Loto‑o‑suivant scratch tickets were on sale at retailers until November 26 for $2 each.
- Winners who scratched off a “100 $ + tirage” prize were eligible for the $10,000 grand prize draw.
- The draw winners were awarded $10,000. The same amount is being given to the NPO of their choice from an extensive list of Québec organizations registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.
- Loto‑o‑suivant tickets are also on sale on lotoquebec.com until October 2022. Tickets purchased online offer an instant grand prize, independent of the draw held on November 30, 2021.
- Loto-Québec is not making a profit from this charity lottery game.
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 November 1, 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 126 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided 18 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.