Loto‑Québec does everything possible to maintain the Québec population’s high level of confidence in the Corporation’s draws infrastructure. The respect Loto‑Québec has earned is founded on two basic values:
Security... of systems, of games, and of draws
Accuracy... in our way of doing things, as well as in the measures and procedures implemented by Loto-Québec’s experts
Each year, Loto Québec conducts over 3,800 lottery draws and broadcasts 45 TV shows of La Poule aux œufs d'or, 2 or 3 gala shows (Célébration, La Poule aux œufs d'or Spécial Gala, etc.) and more than 70 Roue de fortune Chez vous! videos. Loto Québec also uses its computer systems to process and publish draw results and check the validity and publishes the outcome of some 65,000 sporting events. All of these activities are carried out in strict accordance with established security and transparency standards. In so doing, Loto‑Québec rigorously observes the regulations and procedures designed to ensure the integrity of all draw operations and the publication of results.
The reputation and credibility of the Corporation rest on constant efforts to provide consumers with all the necessary guarantees that the game rules are always followed. Loto Québec takes every measure to ensure that each winning number is the result of chance and only chance.
Out of concern for reliability and security, Loto‑Québec applies particular care to selecting equipment for draws. The equipment used is purchased from reputable industry firms or is manufactured according to individual product specifications.
The equipment, balls and other objects used for different draws are subjected, twice a year—or at the request of external auditors—to a serie of tests imposed by the Loto-Québec Draw Department, together with the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ).
External auditors are the public’s eyes and ears at the site of draws. Currently, the firm Deloitte supervises and sees to the smooth functioning of all draws... an exercise in vigilance and precision.
The same concern for integrity and accuracy is applied to making lottery results public. Thus, in the year 2000, Loto Québec designed and developed an extranet site for use by electronic and print media. By agreement with Loto Québec, newspapers and television networks have access to this site from which they can take the most recent draw results, monitored by the strictest recognized computer security standards.
Since summer 2009, Loto-Québec broadcasts its daily ball machine draw procedures in the Video Zone section of its web site. The videos of the draws are posted online daily at approximately 10:30 p.m. You can watch excerpts of draws held on the TV show Roue de fortune chez vous!