Loto-Québec is a provincial crown corporation mandated to conduct and administer lottery schemes and to operate businesses which are incidental to the operation of a State casino in the province of Quebec Canada.
Loto-Québec is a Quebec government corporation whose mandate is to operate games of chance in the province in an orderly and measured way. It was created in 1969 to implement a public lottery. Since that time, Loto-Québec’s shareholder–the Government of Quebec, has given the corporation new mandates that have, over the years, led to a diversification of its activities.
Loto-Québec’s headquarters in Montreal, and most of Loto-Québec’s revenue is provided from lottery games such as Lotto Max and 6/49 these games consist of purchasing a ticket which has a set of numbers that can be either hand picked or randomly selected, theses games usually consist of tickets which are worth approximately $3 to 5 game. A draw is then made bi-weekly and the ticket that matches the winning combination wins a large prize which is usually over $1 million. However, as in almost every lottery the odds of winning these games are low. The Lotto 6/49 jackpot climbed to a record high of $54.3 million, new scratch ticket games were launched Clue, Texas Hold’em Poker and Tetris. Loto-Québec won the Silver Award for the 2009 Annual Report during the Vision Awards of the League of American Communications Professionals.
Loto-Québec offers various types of games of chance
Through its network of more than 9,800 retailers, the corporation offers a variety of Canadian lottery games, including: Instant (scratch ticket) lotteries, Traditional paper ticket lotteries such as the Mini, Online or direct access lotteries such as Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, Québec 49 and sports betting lotteries
Loto-Québec’s activities are managed by several subsidiaries:
- The Société des casinos du Québec operates four casinos in the province (Casino de Montréal, Casino de Charlevoix, Casino du Lac-Leamy and Casino de Mont-Tremblant) as well as restaurant and hotel services.
- The Société des établissements de jeux du Québec operates a network of around 12,000 video lottery terminals (nicknamed video poker machines) in bars, brasseries and two gaming hall entertainment complexes in Quebec City and Trois-Rivières. It also operates a bingo network and a Kinzo hall. All profits from these activities are paid to non-profits organizations that hold bingo licences.
- Casiloc inc. is responsible for construction projects, acquiring furniture and equipment and renting casino premises. It is also in charge of purchasing property for the lottery, video lottery and bingo sectors of operations.
- Lotim inc. owns the building at 500 Sherbrooke Street West in Montréal that houses the head offices of Loto-Québec and its subsidiaries.
- Technologies Nter develops or acquires, integrates and operates computer systems that support Loto-Québec’s business objectives.
- The corporation has a program for the acquisition of contemporary Quebec art in its Collection Loto-Québec. The collection holds more than 4,900 works of art by some 1,200 Quebec artists.
Which lottery games can you play online at Loto Quebec?
There are over 62 games that you can play online at Loto Quebec commonly being Lotto Max, Lotto 649, Lotto poker, Tout ou Rien and many others.
First you need to register yourself at Loto Quebec site online with your PC or cell phone with their app
To create an Espacejeux account, you must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of Québec. There are two steps to filling out a registration form:
- You will need to provide personal information and it will be verified. You will also need to provide information for your account and determine a weekly deposit limit.
- You will need to provide your credit card number or a photocopy of a valid piece of ID to validate your identity. Please note that the credit card number will be used exclusively for validation purposes.
You can purchase draw lotteries online, alone or in a group, and even subscribe to some lotteries.
You may purchase online draw lotteries by going to Play Online. Just select your favourite lottery to begin the purchasing process.
To purchase lottery or play any game you need to make a deposit in your account, just click Deposit to make an online purchase.
If you need help to register or play online, you may contact Espacejeux’s customer service at any time by calling 1-877-999-53891-877-999-5389.
Once you have purchases the lottery ticket there are two ways to select your numbers in any lotto game
You may play your favourite numbers,or opt for an automatic selection which is available for few online lotteries.
In few lotteries you can create your favourite selections to replay them later: The My Favourites section enables you to save your favourite selections to replay them quickly and easily.
You can also quickly review draw results in which you have participated and winnings, if any. To do so, go to My Results by clicking My Activities or by viewing the Play Online sub-tab.
The draws in which you have participated are organized by draw date and lottery, starting with the most recent draw. For each draw, the Validation Status column indicates whether or not you have won.
To view draw results and the amount of your prize, if any, just select the appropriate draw.
Free plays or selections won online are automatically issued for the next draw of the relevant lottery. You may view your free plays or selections for the next draw in the My Purchases section. Note that you cannot select or change your free plays or selections, and that Extra cannot be added.
Also by clicking E-mail preferences on the My Activities tab, you may configure e-mail notifications to receive the results of your online lottery purchases, draw results, the amount of the next jackpot and notices regarding a lottery product’s last draw. You may also subscribe to the newsletter to receive information on Loto-Québec offers and promotions.
You can also purchase lottery online with your cell phone with loto Quebec app available free to download at app stores.
How to claim prizes online?
For draw lotteries and Expérience games purchased online, if the total amount of the prize(s) won in a single transaction is less than $25,000, the prize(s) will be deposited directly to your Espacejeux account. All prizes of $25,000 or more (or any other amount designated by Loto-Québec), merchandise prizes, “participation télé” prizes and annuity type prizes must be claimed in person at Loto Québec offices. Customer service will contact winners directly in order to explain the claim terms.
How to play experience games online at Loto Quebec?
There are many experience games that you can play online at Lotto Quebec. Experience games are those games that are entertaining interactive games and offer a chance to win instant prizes.
To play just click the Play button to start the game and place your bet. You may also play the games free of charge in demo mode. When you play in demo mode, you may click the Play $ button at the top right of the game banner at any time should you wish to play in real money mode.
For game instructions, click the How to Play button, at the top left of the game banner of each Expérience game. A window detailing the game instructions will be displayed. You may also view the game instructions, the prize structure for the relevant product and the game rules in the Expérience game rules section. Game options such as sounds and other features may be adjusted by going to the Options scrolling menu. To deposit money in your account, click the red + button, located next to your balance.
You may have difficulty playing Expérience games on your cell phone or tablet, as some games are not compatible.
Also there are various promotions to play all the games at Lotto Quebec. Click here to know the latest bonus offers.
If you are interested in sports betting then click here to play them.
Contact Lotto Quebec
To clear your doubt regarding lotteries, the prize claim process or any other issue call at toll-free number: 1 866 611-5686 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Espacejeux customer service Toll-free number: 1 877 999-JEUX (5389) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or write to email@example.com
Loto-Québec’s offices to contact for claim of prizes
Prize Claim Office
500 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, QC H3A 3G6
Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Prize Claim Office
Centre commercial Fleur de Lys, door #6
550, boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel
Québec, QC G1M 2S6
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
P.O. Box 7777, Centre-Ville Station
Montréal, QC H3C 4L4