The City licenses lottery events at a bazaar where any combination of the following are held:

  • Raffle with prizes up to $500
  • Bingo with prizes up to $500
  • A maximum three wheels of fortune with a $2 bet
  • Penny auction raffle

Eligibility

Your organization may be eligible if it:

  • Has been in existence and has provided charitable community services consistent with the goals and activities of the organization for at least one year in Toronto
  • Proposes to use the proceeds for charitable programs and services that benefit Toronto and its residents
  • Assumes full responsibility for the conduct and management of the lottery event

An individual is not eligible for a lottery licence.

How to Apply

Your organization is a New Applicant if it has not been licenced for any type of lottery event in the past two years.

New Applicants must submit to Gaming Services:

Gaming Services will review your application and within 30 days will notify you in writing of your organization’s eligibility to conduct a lottery.

Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.

Once you have received Eligibility approval:

Submit to Gaming Services:

  • A completed Application to Manage and Conduct a Lottery Type Scheme at a Bazaar with supporting documentation along with the completed Lottery Events at a Bazaar Application Instructions
  • A lottery licensing fee for applicable lotteries
    • Raffle up to $500 – 3% of total prizes
    • Bingo up to $5500 – 3% of total prizes
    • Wheel of Fortune – $10 per wheel per day, maximum 3 wheels

Gaming Services will process and issue your licence within 15 business days. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.

Returning Applicants should:

Once completed returning applicants should submit to Gaming Services:

  • A completed Application to Manage and Conduct a Lottery Type Scheme at a Bazaar with supporting documentation along with the completed Lottery Events at a Bazaar Application Instructions
  • Alottery licensing fee for applicable lotteries:
    • Raffle up to $500 – 3% of total prizes
    • Bingo up to $5500 – 3% of total prizes
    • Wheel of Fortune – $10 per wheel per day, maximum 3 wheels

Gaming Services will process and issue your licence within 15 business days. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.