Lottery Licensing

Lottery License

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

Municipal Licence

A municipality may issue a licence to eligible local charitable or religious organizations for paper raffle lotteries where the total value of the prizes to be awarded does not exceed $50,000.

Municipal licence applications may be made with the municipality where the event will be administered.

If you are applying for a municipal licence, contact the local municipality where the event will be administered for more detailed information on the application process, licensing fees and required attachments.

Blanket Raffle Licence (issued by municipalities only)

A blanket raffle licence will allow eligible organizations to obtain one lottery licence to conduct and manage more than one type of raffle event within a fixed time period and within a capped prize amount.

Please refer to the AGCO’s Lottery Licensing Policy Manual for further information pertaining to blanket raffle licences.

Application Requirements:

  • First time applicants should visit the Charitable Lottery Licensing Overview page for information on what’s necessary to determine eligibility
  • Municipal approval letter (if applicable)
  • Please refer to Raffle Application Requirements for Lottery Licences Issues by the Registrar, linked below, for complete details on additional documentation required
  • Appropriate lottery licensing fee payable to the Minister of Finance.

Where the licensee wishes to extend ticket sales or hold the draw outside the municipality where the event will be administered, the licensee must notify each municipality in which it wishes to extend its operations. Such request shall be in writing and include a copy of the licence issued, as well as a copy of the original application submitted. Permission to extend ticket sales into municipalities other than the municipality where the event is administered will be considered for municipalities in the Province of Ontario only.

The licensee must conduct and manage the event in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the licence.

Application Forms, Reports, Terms and Conditions