Loto-Québec sets online focus as retail sales suspended
Loto-Québec has switched its focus to online after it temporarily suspended retail sales in response to provincial government measures to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Canadian provincial lottery operator will halt the sale of tickets and also deactivate its sales terminals at retailers and in kiosks operated by non-profit organisations.
The decision comes after the Québec government ordered the closure of a wide range of businesses and public spaces including bars, cinemas, interior mall stores, sample counters, gyms and libraries.
Loto-Québec will contact its 8,500 retailers and kiosk operators across Québec to inform them of the new measures, while the operator will also coordinate with other provinces in relation to activities for lotteries offered nationwide.