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Lottery Licences

City of Welland staff can help your organization become eligible for lottery licensing which is an instrumental means of fundraising for many charitable purposes to benefit the local community. Please contact the Games Licensing Clerk at 905-735-1700 ext. 2153 or email [email protected]

To be eligible for lottery licensing, the Applicant must qualify as a Charitable, Religious or Non-profit organization. The qualifications are as follows:

  1. The relief of poverty.
  2. The advancement of education.
  3. The advancement of religion.
  4. Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community.

Eligible Guidelines

To determine eligibility the Organization must supply the following documentations:

  1. A copy of Letters of Incorporation, Charitable Registration or Constitution and/or By-laws.
  2. A copy of its budget for the preceding and coming years.
  3. A completed Application for Licensing Eligibility.
  4. A list of the Board of Directors.

An Organization must be in existence for at least one (1) year before being considered eligible for Lottery Licenses.

Different types of Lottery Licenses issued at City Hall

  • Raffle Lottery Application https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/6004_g.pdf
  • Raffle Licence Terms and Conditions http://www.agco.on.ca/pdfs/en/terms_cond/6004A_g.pdf
  • Raffle Licence Application Information
  • 50/50 Raffle Lottery Information.
  • Bazaar Lottery Application https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/6004_g.pdf
  • Bazaar Licence Terms and Conditions http://www.agco.on.ca/pdfs/en/terms_cond/3010_g.pdf

Break open tickets are instant win lottery tickets commonly known as Pull Tab, Nevada or Break Open Tickets.

  • Bingo Lottery Application http://www.agco.on.ca/forms/bi/6002_g.pdf
  • Regular and Special Bingo Terms and Conditions http://www.agco.on.ca/pdfs/en/terms_cond/3011_g.pdf
  • Pooling Hall Bingo Lottery Application
  • Pooling Hall Bingo Terms and Conditions http://www.agco.on.ca/pdfs/en/terms_cond/4241_g.pdf

Lottery License Fees:

The License fee, as set by the Province, is based on 3% of the prize value for Raffle, Break Open Ticket and regular Bingo lotteries. The License fee for Bingo in a pooling hall is $100 per event. There is a minimum License fee of $15.00.

Lottery Reports:

All Organizations must submit a Financial Report after the Event. The Report for Break Open Ticket, Raffle and Bazaar lotteries must be filed within 30 days of the Event. Individual Bingo Lottery Reports must be filed within 15 days of the Event. Bingo Reports from a pooling hall must be filed monthly.

Where to apply for a Lottery License

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Bazaars

A Bazaar is an event where any combination of the following lotteries may be conducted: a) a raffle not exceeding $50,000 in prizes; (b) a bingo not exceeding $5,500 in prizes; and (c) a maximum of three wheels of fortune with a maximum $2.00 bet.

Provincial Licence

Only the Registrar may issue a licence to an eligible religious or charitable organization for the following:

  • Bazaar events conducted in an unorganized territory
  • Bazaar events conducted on Federal land such as Canadian Forces Bases

Municipal Licence

A municipality may issue a licence to an eligible charitable or religious organization for bazaar events.

For those applying for a municipal licence, contact the local municipality where you intend to hold the event for more detailed information on the application process, licensing fees and required attachments.

Application Requirements

  • First time applicants should visit the Charitable Lottery Licensing Overview page for information on what’s necessary to determine eligibility
  • The licensee must conduct and manage the event in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the licence.

Application Forms, Reports and Terms and Conditions

  • Bazaar Licence Terms and Conditions
  • Lottery Licence Terms and Conditions
  • Application to Manage and Conduct a Lottery Type Scheme at a Bazaar (For use when applying or reporting to a municipality or First Nation with an Order-in-Council)
  • Lottery Report (For use when applying or reporting to a municipality or First Nation with an Order-in-Council)

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A Bazaar is an event where any combination of the following lotteries may be conducted: a) a raffle not exceeding $50,000 in prizes; (b) a bingo not exceeding $5,500 in prizes; and (c) a maximum of three wheels of fortune with a maximum $2.00 bet. Provincial Licence Only the Registrar may issue a licence to an eligible religious or charitable organization for the following: