Eligible charitable, religious and non-profit organizations may be licensed to conduct lotteries.
The City licenses:
- Raffles with prizes up to $50,000
- Bingos with a prize board up to $5,500
- Break Open Tickets
- Lottery Events at a Bazaar
All other types of lottery licences are issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
Your organization may be eligible 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 Toronto
- Proposes to use the proceeds for charitable programs and services that benefit Toronto and its residents
- Assumes full responsibility for the conduct and management of the lottery event
- An individual is not eligible for a lottery licence
- An organization conducting bingo must provide a minimum of 3 bona fide members
Types of Licences
The City licenses bingos that are held in a public place with prize boards up to $5,500.
Break open tickets are instant win tickets. The City licenses organizations to sell Break Open Tickets at legions, hospitals and variety stores.
A bazaar is an event where goods are sold and gaming events take place, such as raffles, bingos and wheels of fortune.
The City's permission is required for organizations applying to sell tickets in Toronto for a raffle licensed in another municipality, or for a provincial lottery licence issued by the AGCO.
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