Loto-Quebec has celebrated GivingTuesday by sharing the extent of its charitable efforts, handing close to $1m in donations to state organisations.
Aided by the release of the second edition of its ‘Loto-o-suivant’ charitable lottery game, which launched in September, Loto-Quebec was able to make a significant contribution to several non-profit organisations (NPOs) with projects, initiatives, promotions and charitable items in all industries.
A total of $500,000 was donated to Quebec charities selected by the 50 winners of the Loto-o-suivant game, who each also took home a $10,000 grand prize.
Jean-François Bergeron, President and CEO, commented: “At Loto-Quebec, giving back is central to our mission and a great source of pride for our entire organisation.
“I would like to thank our employees, partners and customers for participating in our generosity endeavours. We are thrilled to contribute to our community in this way.”
Meanwhile, casinos and gaming halls donated over $255,000 to Moisson Quebec food banks, and Loto-Quebec’s network bingo halls held a special promotion in November during which participants who won the $50,000 enhanced made it possible for NPOs affiliated with the gaming hall to win $25,000. Overall, they received $75,000.
Over 450 NPOs, spread across 11 regions, benefitted from the financial support provided by Loto-Quebec’s network bingo halls.
The lottery operator’s employees also participated in the Entraide campaign, which forms part of the Government of Quebec’s appeal to solidarity. To date, $150,000 has been raised.