Lottery Licences

Lottery Licences 


  • Applications for lottery events licensed by the Town of Lincoln must be submitted to the Corporate Services Department at least 30 days prior to the date of the event and 45 days for organizations applying to the Town for the first time
  • Application Forms and License Terms and Conditions for different types of lottery events can be downloaded directly from the  Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.  Applications cannot be electronically submitted
  • The Town requires application documents that contain the original signatures of two designated and eligible members of the applying organization

The Town of Lincoln’s Corporate Services Department:

  • Determines whether an organization is eligible for lottery licensing in Ontario, according to the guidelines set out in Chapter 2 of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's Lottery Licensing Policy Manual (LLPM)
  • Issues and administers licenses
  • Ensures that licensees meet the requirements of the Criminal Code (Canada), the Order-in-Council and the terms and conditions of their licenses

What is needed to determine eligibility?

Determinations of eligibility will depend on the specific organization and its proposed use of proceeds. The following pre-requisites are mandatory to be considered eligible for a lottery license:

  • Organizations must have been in existence for at least one (1) year before being considered eligible for lottery licenses
  • The organization must have a place of business in Ontario, demonstrate that it is established to provide charitable services in Ontario and use proceeds for objects or purposes which benefit Ontario, and more specifically Town of Lincoln, residents

When an organization applies for a lottery license, it needs to provide the following documents or information so its eligibility can be reviewed: 

  1. Incorporation papers (letters patent)
  2. Constitution and by-Laws
  3. Notification of Charitable Registration (Canada Customs and Revenue Agency) if applicable
  4. The most recent Registered Charity Information Return & Public Information Return, as submitted to Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (if applicable)
  5. Financial statement for previous fiscal year (audited, where applicable)
  6. Detailed outline of all programs/services provided in the previous year and specific costs incurred in delivery
  7. Detailed outline of all programs/service currently provided and specific costs incurred in delivery
  8. Current listing of the Board of Directors
  9. Any other information that will assist in determining the charitable nature of the objects and purposes. This could include an annual report, correspondence relating to its charitable number for income-tax purposes, confirmation that it meets the reporting requirements of the Charities Accounting Act
  10. The proposed use of proceeds, which must be consistent with the primary objects and purposes of the organization and of a charitable nature consistent with at least one of the four classifications of charitable purposes


Date modified: