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Lottery Licensing

The City of Owen Sound issues lottery licences on behalf of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). The AGCO requires groups to obtain a lottery licence where there is a chance to win a prize for a fee, including:

  • 50-50 draws;
  • Raffles;
  • Bingos; or
  • Sale of nevada tickets.

To apply for a lottery licence:

  1. Complete an application;
  2. To discuss your application, book an appointment by calling 519-376-4440 ext. 1268; or email lkazarian@owensound.ca
  3. You can also mail the application to the City of Owen Sound 808 2nd Ave East, Owen Sound, On N4K 2H4 to the attention of the Licensing & Marriage Coordinator; and
  4. Pay the licence fee.

To be eligible to receive a lottery licence, a group must be a:

  • Charitable organization; or
  • Non-profit organization with charitable purposes whose activities fall under one of the following four classifications:
  1. Relief of Poverty
  2. Advancement of Education
  3. Advancement of Religion
  4. Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community that do not fall under a) b) or c).

An overview of lottery requirements can be found on the AGCO website.

The fee for a lottery licence is 3% of the value of the prize. 

Processing a lottery licence takes five working days.

Groups must complete a lottery licence report when the lottery is complete. 

Groups must deposit all monies earned into a lottery trust bank account.

For further information, please contact the Licensing & Marriage Coordinator at 519-376-4440 ext. 1268.

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