You must apply for a licence to run a lottery event in the Township of Puslinch. Lotteries include a prize, the chance to win a price and a consideration or fee to participate.
Lottery Licence Eligibility
In Ontario non-profit and charitable organizations can apply for a lottery licence if they fall into the following charitable categories:
- Relief of poverty
- Advancement of education
- Advancement of religion
- Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community that do not fall into any other categories
- Culture and the arts
- Health and welfare
- Amateur sports organizations
- The enhancement of youth
- Public safety programs
- Community service organizations
For more information regarding the charitable categories and their eligibility please visit the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s Lottery Licensing and Policy Manual.
To apply for a lottery licence your group must also:
- Have been in operation for at least one (1) year
- Have a place of business in Ontario
- Demonstrate that its mandate provides charitable services to the Township of Puslinch community
- Prove that lottery proceeds are needed to help support your group’s services or programs
Examples of eligible organizations including but not limited to:
- Minor Sports
- Services Clubs
- Registered Charities
Note: Individuals and businesses are not eligible for lottery licences e.g. Buck and Does.
Once your eligibility has been approved follow the package instructions below to submit your lottery licence application.
A raffle is a lottery scheme where tickets are sold for a chance to win a prize in a draw within a capped prize amount of $50,000 for total prizes.
Blanket Raffle Forms
A blanket raffle licence allows eligible organizations to obtain a single lottery licence to conduct and manage more than one type of raffle event within a fixed period and from one location within a capped prize amount of $50,000 for total prizes.
A bazaar is a sale of goods held to raise money for a charity.
Three types of lottery events are permitted at bazaars:
- wheels of fortune
- raffles and penny auction raffles
Catch the Ace Forms
A “Catch the Ace” progressive (accumulating jackpot) raffle lottery is a multiple-draw game which:
- all ticket holders have a chance to win a prize consisting of 20% of ticket sales for an initial draw
- the winner of the draw has a chance to win a prize consisting of 30% of ticket sales from each draw held to date, which progresses from draw to draw until the winner of the initial draw selects the Ace of Spades from a regular deck of cards
Break Open Ticket Forms
“Break open tickets” (BOTs) are instant-win lottery tickets, commonly known as “pull tab” or “nevada” tickets and the brand name “Pocket Slots.” Break open tickets:
- are made of cardboard
- have one or more perforated cover window tabs that conceal winning and losing numbers or symbols
- are played by tearing off the cover tabs
- include deal cards and bingo event tickets
Bingo is a game of chance where players are awarded a prize or prizes for being the first to complete a specified arrangement of numbers on bingo paper, based on numbers selected at random