Due to the increase in the volume of lottery licence applications and eligibility review requests, ALL lottery licence applications will require a minimum of 3 business days for processing and licence issuance from the date of submission.
To ensure your organization receives a lottery licence in a timely manner, please submit a completed application that includes:
- All required information
- Sample of lottery ticket (if applicable)
- All required signatures
- Contact information (including name, email or phone) to ensure quick licence pick-up
- Lottery licence fee - 3% of total prize value payable by cheque to the City of Stratford
A municipality may issue a licence to eligible local charitable or religious organizations for lottery events where the prize is less than $50,000. There must be three components - a prize, a chance to win and a fee.
An organizations must be non-profit or charitable and have been operating for at least one year. Eligibility and application requirements are explained below.
To qualify for a lottery license in the Province of Ontario, an organization must have a demonstrated charitable or religious mandate. Some of these mandates include:
Some examples of eligible organizations include, but are not limited to:
When applying for a lottery license, each organization is looked at individually, a group is NOT ELIGIBLE if you are promoting a private interest, such as:
Before getting a lottery license, fill out the Eligibility Application.
*Eligibility Application to be submitted to the Lottery Licensing Clerk on the Ground Floor of City Hall*
Each organization is required to open up a Lottery Trust Account at their financial institution.
*Lottery License Applications to be submitted to the Lottery Licensing Clerk on the Ground Floor of City Hall*
3. Bingo Report
*Lottery Reports to be submitted 30 days after event or license period to the Lottery Licensing Clerk on the Ground Floor of City Hall*