A lottery is an event where a fee is paid for a chance to win a prize. These may include:

  • Bingos
  • Raffles
  • Break open (Nevada) tickets
  • Charity casino events

Licence application

To apply for a lottery licence, please contact the Clerk at the Town of Grimsby. All lotteries require a licence issued by a municipality or by the Province of Ontario. Only charitable and religious organizations as defined by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) can obtain a licence.

To qualify for a licence

Organizations must have been in existence for at least one year before being considered eligible

  • Must have a place of business in Ontario
  • Must demonstrate that it is established to provide charitable services in Ontario
  • Must use proceeds for objects or purposes which benefit Ontario residents.

Definition of a charitable organization

Courts have determined that the term 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

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