Lottery Licence

OBTAINING A CHARITABLE LOTTERY LICENCE

A lottery licence is issued to eligible charitable or religious organizations that wish to conduct a lottery in the City of Pembroke. The policies set out by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario must be followed.
Click here to read lottery terms and conditions.

LOTTERY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Before processing a lottery licence application, the City must first verify eligibility. Groups must submit the documents from the list below as applicable for review. 

  • A copy of your letters patent
  • A copy of your constitution and by-laws
  • A copy of your budget for the current year
  • A copy of your financial statements for the preceding year
  • List of Board of Directors
  • Your latest report to the Public Guardian and Trustee
  • Your charitable number for income tax purposes
  • A copy of your Notification of Charitable Registration letter from the Canada Revenue Agency with any supporting documentation indicating the applicant’s status and terms of registration
  • Copies of your charitable returns to the Canada Revenue Agency for the previous calendar year
  • A detailed description of your activities
  • A copy of your annual report
  • Any other information that will assist this office to determine the charitable nature of its purposes, objects, and activities

TYPES OF LOTTERIES

Once eligibility is confirmed, the type of lottery licence application to be submitted depends on the type of lottery to be run. Each lottery type must be run in accordance with terms and conditions specified by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. Within 30 days of holding a lottery, a final report must be submitted to the City. See the documents below for more information.

Definitions:

RAFFLE LOTTERY: A Raffle Lottery is a scheme where tickets are sold for a chance to win prizes and includes 50/50 draws, elimination draws, calendar draws, and Catch the Ace progressive raffles. A Raffle Lottery must have a prize value of $50,000 or less.

BREAK OPEN TICKET:  A Break Open Ticket is a device made of cardboard and which has perforated cover window tabs behind which are symbols revealed by tearing open the cover tab. The winning combination of symbols is specified on the back of the ticket. Break Open Tickets are also known as Nevada tickets or pull tabs. Break Open Ticket Lottery are sold in local stores so a location must be obtained before a licence can be issued.

LOTTERY TYPE

TERMS & CONDITIONS

APPLICATION

REPORT

RAFFLE

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BLANKET RAFFLE

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CATCH THE ACE

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BREAK OPEN TICKET

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR CONDUCTING LOTTERIES

In addition to the Terms and Conditions above, lottery monies must be managed in accordance with the Financial Management requirements set by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
Click here to read further information on financial management for conducting lotteries.

COST OF A LOTTERY LICENCE

The cost of a lottery licence is 3% of the value of the prize. This fee must be submitted with the lottery application.
More information on lotteries can be found on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s website: agco.com

Still have questions? Please contact: 
Michelle Gould, (613) 735-6821 x 1334
[email protected]