Loto-Quebec initiates online lottery sales

12 August 2012

Canadian state-run provincial lottery operator Loto-Quebec has announced that punters will soon be able to purchase tickets for its Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49, Quebec 49, Banco and Extra draws online using its EspaceJeux.com domain.

Loto-Quebec launched EspaceJeux.com in November of 2010 with the site scheduled to begin online sales from August 27 as part of an initiative to adapt to this increasingly popular consumer trend while also continuing to offer value to customers and retailers.

“Consumers who buy lottery products online using their computer, smartphone or tablet computer will notice the advantages and user-friendliness of Loto-Quebec’s site,” read a statement from Loto-Quebec.

“By using the Internet to place their lottery bets, players won’t miss any draws, they will be able to view the results of the bets they placed on the web and save their favourite selections.

“In Canada, the Atlantic Lotteries Corporation (ALC) and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) have been selling their lottery products on the web for a number of years already as do other organisations throughout the world.”

Loto-Quebec began offering its Mise-O-Jeu parlay sports wagering service to online punters in March while a new mobile results notification application designed for iPhone and Android-powered handsets followed two months later.

“Following discussions and meetings over the past months, we were happy to note that the public corporation took our concerns into account,” said Yves Servais, General Manager for the Quebec Convenience Stores and Grocers Association (AMDEQ).

“AMDEQ is, therefore, pleased to see that Loto-Quebec has included retailers in the online sale project of certain lottery products. Loto-Quebec recognises the importance of retailers in the sale of lottery products in Quebec.”