The Township issues Lottery Licenses for Break Open Tickets (Nevadas), Raffle Lotteries with prize values up to $50,000 and Bingo events with prize boards up to $5,500. There are no Bingo Halls located in South Stormont.

All lotteries require a license and can only be issued to charitable or non-profit organizations as defined by the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario.  Organizations which have never been issued a licence must first complete the Lottery Licence Eligibility Questionnaire to determine if they are eligible to apply. 

Proceeds from lotteries must be used for a charitable, educational, or religious object or purpose in the Province of Ontario.

Prior to the issuance of a license, the applicant must:

  • Submit proof of charitable status (first license only);
  • Submit a signed Raffle Application Form or Break Open Ticket Application Form;
  • Submit a sample lottery ticket (for raffle licence applications)
  • Meet all Provincial terms and conditions, including financial reporting;
  • Provide any necessary documentation required by the Licensing Officer; and
  • Pay lottery license fee.

Township staff review all Lottery License applications to determine specific eligibility. Refer to "A User's Guide to Charitable Gaming & Lottery Licensing" for further information.

Lottery Licence Fees 
  • Raffle Lottery*: $20.00
  • Break Open Lottery Tickets: 3% of prize value
  • Bingo: $5.00 per event with a minimum licence fee of $20.00 and 3% of prize value greater than $5,000.

*except "Catch the Ace"

Lottery Licence Terms and Conditions 

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) have specific terms and conditions for charitable lotteries. You can find this information at the link below. 

AGCO Terms and Conditions

Applications and Reports