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Lottery Licences

The Township of Perth East can assist your organization to become eligible for lottery licensing, which is an instrumental means of fundraising for many charitable organizations that benefit the local community. Lotteries for non-profit and charitable organizations must be licensed.

The Government of Ontario, by Order-in-Council, designates the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming and Municipal Councils as licensing authorities.

Applying for a Lottery License

To be eligible for a lottery licence, an applicant must qualify either as an eligible charitable organization or as a non-profit organization with charitable purposes or objects including;

  • The relief of poverty,
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of religion or
  • Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community

Copies of all applications are available at the Township of Perth East or on the AGCO website. Completed lottery applications and fees must be submitted in person to the Township of Perth East.

Eligibility & Supporting Documentation

To determine eligibility, the organization must supply the following documentation:

  • A copy of letters of incorporation, charitable registrations or constitution and / or by-laws.
  • A copy of its budget for the preceding and current years.
  • A current list of the board of directors, including position held, addresses and phone numbers.
  • An organization must also demonstrate that, consistent with the organization's mandate, it has carried out charitable activities that provide a direct benefit to Ontario residents for a minimum of one year.  To apply for a charitable lottery licence with the Township of Perth East, your organization must have an office/organization located within the Township of Perth East and be in existence for at least one year.



The Lottery Licence Fee, set by the Province, is based on three per cent of the prize value for raffle, bazaar, break open ticket and regular bingo lotteries.

All lottery licence fees are payable by cheque drawn on the lottery trust account from the charitable organization that is applying for the licence. All cheques must be made payable to the Township of Perth East.