Lottery Licences

Municipalities have a licencing authority for the following activities:

  • Bingo events (including media bingo)
  • Break open tickets
  • Raffle lotteries
  • Bazaar lotteries

To be eligible for lottery licences, you must be a charitable organization that provides programs for at least of the following:

  • The relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of religion
  • Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community

The following prerequisites are mandatory to be considered eligible for a lottery licence:

  • The organization must have been in existence for at least one year
  • The organization must have a place of business in Ontario, demonstrate that it is established to provide charitable services in Ontario and use proceeds for objects or purposes which benefit Ontario residents

Lottery Licence Fee is 3% of the total value of the prize money distributed.

Application forms and terms and conditions for each lottery type can be found on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario website. For further information, please call Jackie Mellon, Clerk, at (613) 584-2000 Ext. 128 to make an appointment.

For additional information on Charitable Gaming please visit the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario Website at Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario - Charitable Gaming: Municipalities