The Municipality of Charlton and Dack issues lottery licences for events that occur within our Municipality. The following are the most common questions when dealing with lottery events. For further information please contact the Municipal Office.
WHAT LOTTERY EVENTS CAN THE MUNICIPALITY ISSUE LICENCES FOR?
- Bingos (up to $5,500)
- Raffles (up to $50,000)
- Break Open Tickets
WHAT LOTTERY EVENTS REQUIRE A PROVINCIAL LICENCE?
- Bingo events over $5,500
- Raffles (over $50,000)
- Lotteries held in conjuction with another gaming event
- Provincial Break Open Tickets
- All social gaming events.
- All lotteries conducted in unorganized territories.
- All lotteries conducted at a designated Fair or Exhibition.
WHO CAN GET A LOTTERY LICENCE?
The province specifies that the organizations mandate must fall within one of the four following categories:
- Relief of poverty
- Advancement of education
- Advancement of religion
- Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community (ie service clubs and youth groups)
WHICH GROUPS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A LOTTERY LICENCE?
- Social Clubs
- Aduble sports teams
- Professional associations
- Government Ministries
- Political Groups
- Volunteer organizations which promote volunteerism
DOES MY ORGANIZATION REQUIRE A SEPARATE BANK ACCOUNT FOR LOTTERY FUNDS?
Any organization that is licensed to conduct a lottery event is required to open and maintain a separate designated lottery trust account to administer all funds related to the conduct of the lottery event. The designated lottery account shall:
- Be maintained in the name of the organization, in trust
- Have cheque writing privileges
- Have monthly bank statements issued
- Have cheques returned to the organization with the monthly bank statement
- A minimum of two signing officers who are bona fide members of the organization to administer the account and write cheques (all cheques must have two signatures)
- Have all funds derived from lottery events deposited
- Have all withdrawals made by cheque
*Money from any other source must be kept separate from the lottery account*
WHERE DO I FIND THE PROVINCIAL OFFICE?
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
Gaming Registration and Lotteries
90 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 200-300
Toronto, Ontario M2N 0A4