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Lottery Licence Information


The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) is responsible for administering the lottery licensing program in the province - municipalities are partners with the AGCO in issuing lottery licences to eligible charitable and religious organizations.

For a link to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) web page referring to Charitable Lottering Licensing, click here.

What is a Lottery?

A lottery is defined as "any time consideration is paid for a chance to win a prize".

  • Raffle Tickets (prize draws, 50/50 draws)
  • Bingo Games
  • Break Open (Nevada Tickets)

All lotteries require a licence either issued by a municipality or by the Provincial Government.

Who can obtain a lottery licence?

Licences can only be issued to charitable or non-profit charitable organizations as defined by the Gaming Control Commission. The Lottery Licencing Officer can advise organizations if they are eligible or qualify for lottery licensing and which category they may fall under.

Proceeds from lotteries must be used for a charitable or religious objects or purpose in the PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.

Forms:  Applications, Terms & Conditions, Municipal Requirements and Reports


General Information

AGCO Website click here.

Application for Eligibility

Quick Guide to Lottery Licensing

Raffle Lottery Checklist & Information
Raffle Lottery Application
Raffle Lottery Terms & Conditions
Raffle Lottery Report Information
Raffle Lottery Report

Blanket Raffle Lottery Application Checklist
Blanket Raffle Lottery Application

Raffle Lottery Terms & Conditions
Blanket Raffle Lottery Report Checklist
Blanket Raffle Lottery Report

Bingo Lottery Information
Bingo Lottery Application
Bingo Terms & Conditions
Bingo Lottery Report Information
Bingo Lottery Report

Break Open Ticket Application Checklist
Break Open Ticket Application
Break Open Terms & Conditions
Break Open Ticket Report Checklist
Break Open Ticket Report

Social Game Application (Issued only through AGCO)

Lottery Licensing Contact:

Sara Henshaw
Lottery Licensing Officer
4305 Hamilton Rd.
Dorchester, ON  N0L 1G3
(519) 268-7334 ext. 239
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