Just in time for the holiday season, on GivingTuesday, Loto-Québec announced that this fall, it has contributed approximately CA$1,000,000 to local charity organizations. Via these donations generated by projects, initiatives, promotions and charitable items, the Crown agency is able to assist many non-profit organizations in the Province of Quebec.
The Crown and its employees are committed to giving back to the community and working towards the best interest of the province. This fall, in addition to the many initiatives, the Crown corporation participated in many support and solidarity projects, as well as teaming up with others to help communities. This includes Fondation Les Petits Rois and AlterGo.
Almost CA$1M in Donations
This fall Loto-Québec launched the popular Loto-o-Suivant charitable lottery at retailers and online for the second time. Via this lottery product, the Crown agency managed to accumulate over CA$500,000 and donated the money to select organizations. Each of the 50 winners won a CA$10k prize and was able to choose an organization of their choice which would receive a donation.
Its casino properties and gaming halls have also contributed to the hefty donations. In November, the Crown hosted slot machine promotions at the Montréal, Lac-Leamy, Charlevoix and Mont-Tremblant casinos. These promotions awarded several patrons with CA$10,000, and then the Moisson food banks in those regions received the same amount. Québec City and Trois-Rivières gaming halls offered CA$2,500 prizes weekly.
It must also be mentioned, that in November the Crown agency’s network of bingo halls also ran special promotions. Via this initiative, participants who won a prize of CA$50,000 made sure that non-profits affiliated with the gaming hall would receive CA$25,000. Overall NPOs received CA$75,000 and over 450 of those organizations will gain financial injection via the initiative.
Jean-François Bergeron, President and CEO of the Crown, commented that the lottery is crucial to give back and it is central to their mission which prompts a sense of pride in the organization. He thanked all employees, partners, and customers who participated in the Crown’s generosity activities and were able to give back to the community this way.
New Kinzo Hall
In the summer of 2022, Loto-Québec expanded its gaming amenities across the province, as it announced the launch of a new Kinzo hall in Longueuil just next to a bingo hall of the Crown corporation’s network. The new establishment is located at 1591 Boulevard Roland-Therrien and has a player capacity of 72 individuals, informed the Crown corporation.
According to reports from the lottery regulator, the new property and the existing bingo hall will now contribute to a total of 17 non-profit organizations in the area. Back then, Stéphane Fraser, Executive Vice-President and CEO of Gaming Establishments at the Crown, said that the province is eager to reconnect with its Longueuil player base and thanked all employees and partners who made the new location possible.
Source: “Loto-Québec gives close to $1,000,000 in donations to local charities” Loto-Québec, November 29, 2022