Municipal Lottery Licences, such as Bingos, Raffles, Break Open Tickets, Catch the Ace, etc., that are issued by the Town of Ajax to organizations that are either Non-Profit or are a Charity as defined by Canada Revenue Agency.  If you have questions as to whether you are a "Charity" or a "Non-Profit Organization" please visit Canada Revenue Agency for clarification.

Lottery Licences in the Province of Ontario are governed by the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario. Please visit their website for more information that you may not find on our website.

Lottery Requirements

All first time Lottery Licence applicants are required to provide the following documents: 

  • Must prove to the Town that your organization has been in existence and fully operational for at least one year;
  • A copy of its Letters Patent;
  • A copy of its Constitution and Bylaws; (Must include a general dissolution clause that addresses the distribution of the organization's assets and property acquired from Licensed Lottery Events)
  • A copy of its budget for the current year;
  • A copy of its financial statements for the preceding year;
  • A list of its Board of Directors;
  • Its latest report to the Public Guardian and Trustee;
  • Its charitable number for income tax purposes;
  • A copy of its Notification of Charitable Registration letter from the Canada Revenue Agency with any supporting documentation, indicating the applicant's status and terms of registration;
  • A detailed description of its activities;
  • A copy of its annual report;
  • Detailed outline of the proposed use of lottery proceeds (be specific); and
  • Documentation proving the set up of a lottery trust account, as well as the two signing officers of the charity who have cheque writing privileges. All expenses and charitable donations must be paid by cheque and shall be directly related to the conduct of the lottery event.

Please Note: If any of the above items are not provided, the application will not be processed. Time of processing an application varies depending on the type of licence being applied for and whether the organization has previously acquired a lottery licence from the Town of Ajax.

Complete Bingo Packages

Bingo is a game of chance where players are awarded a prize or prizes for being the first to complete a specified arrangement of numbers on bingo paper, based on numbers selected at random.

Complete Break Open Ticket Packages

Break Open Tickets (BOT), commonly known as 'Nevada Tickets' or 'Pull Tabs', are lottery tickets with perforated cover window tabs that contain symbols which are revealed by tearing open the cover tab, revealing your win.

Complete Catch the Ace Packages

A Catch the Ace progressive (accumulating jackpot) raffle lottery is a multiple draw game in which participants purchase tickets for a chance to win:

  • A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of tickets from one draw and;
  • The draw winner also gets a chance to win a progressive (cumulative) jackpot by selecting a new card from a standard deck of 52 playing cards

The prize structure must be as follows: 

  • 20% of event ticket sales awarded to the bearer of the winning ticket at each draw
  • 30% of ticket sales of event ticket sales allocated to the progressive jackpot
  • 50% of event ticket sales retained by the licensee and from which all allowable expenses will be paid

 

The following Lottery Licence Terms and Conditions do not apply to Catch the Ace events and are modified as follows solely for the purposes of Catch the Ace events:

Section

  • 3.14 and 3.15: Letter of Credit amount to be determined by the licensing authority

Raffle Terms and Conditions

The following Raffle Terms and Conditions do not apply to Catch the Ace events are modified as follows solely for the purposes of Catch the Ace events:

  • Section 4.3. (a) (vii): total number of tickets printed does not have to appear on the tickets
  • Section 5.2: Catch the Ace raffle tickets must be purchased by cash only. No cheques or credit card payments are permitted
  • Section 7.2 (a) (v): the price of the ticket must be included in all print advertising, but the total number of tickets printed does not
  • Section 8.5 (a) & (b): ticket sellers are not permitted to be paid a sales commission
    • Section 9.2: Licensees shall keep winning tickets throughout the period of the licence and for reporting requirements. All unsold tickets or counterfoils may be destroyed 30 calendar days after the date of the draw. Winning tickets must be kept in accordance with the requirements outlined in the Terms and Conditions.

Complete Raffle Packages

A raffle lottery is a scheme where tickets are sold for a chance to win a prize at a draw.

Lottery - Blanket Raffles

A blanket raffle is a scheme where eligible organizations obtain one lottery licence to conduct and manage more than one type of raffle event within a fixed time period.