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.

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