Lottery Licence

Ontario municipalities are the issuing authority for lottery licences on behalf of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission. If you are planning a raffle lottery, a bingo, the sale of break-open tickets (Nevada), social gaming or a bazaar, you must obtain a lottery licence.

Charities and non-profit organizations may apply for a lottery licence if they meet the following criteria:

  • Be incorporated and have provided charitable community services for at least one year when applying for a lottery licence.
  • Have a place of business in Ontario.
  • Have charitable purposes such as:
    • Relief of poverty
    • Advancement of education or religion
    • Benefit of the community

When applying for a lottery licence for the first time or during an eligibility review, you must provide the following information and copies of documents pertaining to your organization:

  • Letters patent
  • Constitution and bylaws
  • Budget for the current year
  • Financial statements for the preceding year
  • List of the Board of Directors
  • Latest report to the Public Guardian and Trustee
  • Charitable number for income tax purposes
  • Notification of Charitable Registration letter from the Canada Revenue Agency with any supporting documentation, indicating the applicant’s status and terms of registration
  • Charitable returns to the Canada Revenue Agency for the previous calendar year
  • Detailed description of your organization's activities
  • Annual report

All organizations that have received lottery licences are subject to periodic eligibility reviews. We may ask you to provide new documents or update your information.

Application to manage and conduct a raffle lottery (draws)
Lottery report form

Application to manage and conduct a bingo lottery
Bingo lottery report 

To apply for a lottery licence, contact the Clerk's office at 613-764-3139, extension 515.

To learn more about provincial regulations, visit Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.



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