Lottery Licence Eligibility Review

Who can get a licence to conduct a lottery event?

If your organization is interested in lottery licensing, please submit a Lottery Licensing Eligibility Review Application and supporting documents to the Municipality’s Administrative office.

Charitable organizations may be permitted to conduct a lottery scheme to raise funds once a licence is issued. Organizations must have a demonstrated charitable or religious mandate to provide programs for:

  • Relief of poverty;
  • Advancement of education;
  • Advancement of religion;
  • Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community such as:
    • Culture and the arts
    • Health and welfare
    • Amateur sports organization
    • Enhancement of youth
    • Enhancement of public safety
    • Community service organizations (Legion, Optimist, Lions, etc.)

Your organization must:

  • Have been in existence and has provided charitable community services consistent with the goals and activities of the organization for at least one year in the Municipality of Lambton Shores;
  • Proposes to use the proceeds for charitable programs and services that benefit Lambton Shores and its residents; and
  • Assumes full responsibility for the conduct and management of the lottery event.

The Municipality of Lambton Shores can only issue a lottery licence to an organization operating a lottery within the municipality’s boundaries.

What types of organizations are not eligible for lottery licensing?

An individual is not eligible for a lottery licence.

Types of organizations which cannot be considered for lottery licensing include:

  • Social clubs
  • Professional associations, union, employee groups
  • Elected representative groups including municipal, regional, provincial and federal governments
  • Government ministries, agents or bodies
  • Political lobby groups and those attempting to persuade the public to adopt a particular view on a political issue
  • Political parties
  • Adult hobby groups
  • Private sports club (e.g., golf/curling)
  • Adult sports teams or hobby groups
  • Individual youth sports teams
  • Organizations established solely for the purpose of fundraising

How does my organization apply for lottery licensing?

If this is your first time receiving lottery licensing in the Municipality of Lambton Shores, please complete Lottery Licensing Eligibility Review Application and provide supporting documents to the Administrative Office. 

Once approved, determine what type of lottery scheme (raffle, bingo, break open ticket) your organization intends to conduct and complete the application form to submit to the Administrative Office. Please submitted the application at least one (1) week before it is required to allow time for a proper review. 

How do I contact the Administrative Office?

Municipality of Lambton Shores
7883 Amtelecom Parkway, 
Forest, ON N0N 1J0
Phone: 519-243-1400 or 1-866-943-1400, option 4
Fax: 519-786-2135

How do I contact the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario?

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario - Licensing and Registration
90 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 200
Toronto Ontario M2N 0A4
General Telephone: 416-326-8700
Toll Free in Ontario: 1-800-522-2876
Fax: 416-326-5555

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