Lottery Licensing

Lottery Licencing

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) regulates Charitable Lottery Licensing for the province.

The Order in Council provides municipalities with licensing authority for:

  • bingo events, with prize boards of up to $5,500;
  • media bingo events with prizes up to $5,500;
  • break open tickets for local organizations;
  • raffle lotteries for total prizes of $50,000 and under; and
  • bazaar lotteries which include: wheels of fortune with a maximum bet of $2.00, raffles not exceeding $500, and bingo events up to $500.

The municipality may attach terms and conditions to a licence, in addition to those established by the province, provided that they do not conflict with provincial Terms and Conditions or policies.

The courts have determined that the word 'charitable' refers to organizations which provide programs for:

• the relief of poverty

• the advancement of education

• the advancement of religion

• other charitable purposes beneficial to the community

To be eligible to apply for a charitable lottery licence with the Township of Southgate your organization must have an organization located within Southgate and have been in existence for at least one year. For a list of eligibility requirements please click on the Eligibility Requirements below. The Eligibility Requirements should be read in conjunction with the appropriate Terms and Conditions for the Lottery event you intend to apply for.
Lottery Reporting
Any organization that obtains a lottery licence through the Township of Southgate must submit a completed Lottery Report within 30 days of the expiry of the licence. For a copy of the Lottery Report click on the appropriate link below:
If you have an inquiries regarding eligibility and applying for a charitable lottery licence with the Township of Southgate please call the (519)-923-2110 ext 222 or for further details regarding lottery licencing within the Province of Ontario please visit:

Lottery Applications, general information and forms

All information on this website is provided as a public resource of general information. Every effort is made to ensure that the documents on this website are accurate and contain the latest amendments; however, the Township of Southgate does not guarantee or accept any responsibility for accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of information provided here.