Lottery Licence

Lottery Licence

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Constance Redmond
Cemetery, Licensing and Records Coordinator
1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON
N0B 1S0
Phone: 519.846.9691 x240
Email: Click to send email

In order to conduct a lottery in Ontario, an organization must first obtain a lottery licence from your local municipality.  The organization must be non-profit or charitable and have been operating for at least one year.

Step 1: Are you eligible to have a lottery licence?

To qualify for a lottery licence in the Province of Ontario, an organization must have a demonstrated charitable or religious mandate.  Some of these mandates include:

  • Relief of poverty
  • Advancement of education
  • Advancement of religion
  • Any purpose considered beneficial to the community

Some examples include:

  • Minor/youth sports leagues
  • Service clubs
  • Religious organizations

Some examples of organizations which are NOT eligible for a lottery licence include:

  • Adult sports teams
  • Social clubs
  • Professional associations, unions, employee groups
  • Elected representative groups including municipal, regional, provincial and federal governments
  • Political lobby groups
  • Political parties
  • Adult hobby groups
  • Private sports clubs (e.g. golf/curling)
  • Individual youth sports teams
  • A group promoting a private interest (e.g. stag & doe, individual youth sports team)

Step 2: Lottery Licence Application

Each organization is required to open a Lottery Trust Account at their financial institution, click for more information.

Raffle Licence


Terms & Conditions

Nevada Licence


Terms & Conditions

Bingo Licence


Terms & Conditions

Step 3: Lottery Reports

Lottery reports are to be submitted 30 days following the lottery event.

Raffle Report

Nevada Report

Bingo Report

Additional information:

Additional information regarding licensing for charitable gaming can be found through the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.