Lottery Licence

Lottery Licence

Eligible charitable and religious organizations may be licenced under the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) to raise funds through municipally licensed lottery events.  The Licence fee is 3% of cash value of all prizes.

Municipally-Issued Lottery Licences:

  • Raffles with prizes up to $50,000
  • Bingos with a prize board up to $5,500
  • Break Open Tickets
  • Lottery Events at a Bazaar
  • Stub or Elimination Draws
  • Calendar Draws
  • Rubber Duck Race
  • Meat Spin/Turkey Roll
  • Blanket Raffle Licence

All other types of Lottery Licences are issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Your organization may be eligible for a municipally-issued lottery licence if it:

  • Has been in existence for at least one year;
  • Has provided charitable community services consistent with the goals and activities of the organization for at least one year in Ontario;
  • Proposes to use the proceeds for charitable programs and services that benefit the County and its residents; and,
  • Assumes full responsibility for the conduct and management of the lottery event. 

Please note that individuals are not eligible for a lottery licence and organizations conducting bingo must provide a minimum of 3 bona fide members. 

To obtain a municipally-issued lottery licence, an organization is required to comply with the Terms and Conditions as set out in the Lottery Licensing Policy Manual.

Applications for municipally-issued lottery licences require:

  • A completed application form (available online or print copies are available at the Clerk’s Office);
  • Proof that your organization has been in existence for 1 year;
  • Proof of a special lottery  trust account;
  • Your organization’s Articles of Incorporation, Mandate, Mission Statement, listing of Board of Directors (with contact information), and any other information the Municipal Clerk; and,
  • List of charities that may be approved to benefit from lottery proceeds (It is the organization’s officers conducting a lottery scheme to ensure they are aware of, and comply with, the Terms and Conditions.

Lottery Application and Report Forms

Below, you can find a list of links to the most popular lottery applications and report forms. A full list of charitable lottery applications and reporting forms can be found on the AGCO website's Forms Page

Application to Manage and Conduct a Blanket Raffle Lottery

‌Blanket Raffle Lottery Report Form

Application to Manage and Conduct a Raffle Lottery

Raffle Lottery Licence Terms and Conditions

Raffle Lottery Report Form

Application to Manage and Conduct a Bingo Lottery

‌Bingo Lottery Report Form

‌Break Open Ticket Licence Application

Break Open Ticket Lottery Report Form