The City of Windsor licenses eligible non-profit or charitable organizations with prizes up to $50,000. Raffles with prizes over $50,000 are licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Applying for a Raffle Lottery Licence

  1. Ensure the organization’s eligibility has been approved (see Lottery Eligibility Guidelines).
  2. Review the Raffle Licence Terms and Conditions.
  3. Complete the Application to Manage and Conduct a Raffle Lottery and required supporting documentation. Please also see our raffle lottery checklist.
  4. Pay the licence fee (cheque drawn from lottery trust account equal to 3% of the total prizes to be awarded).

Note: When submitting a completed Application to Manage and Conduct a Raffle Lottery, this can be done by mail or in person. The Office of the City Clerk will process and issue your licence within 15 days once completed applications are received. The organization will be sent a scanned/email copy of the licence with the original licence to be mailed to the address on file.

Submitting a Raffle Lottery Report

Following a raffle lottery event, your organization must submit a Raffle Lottery Report within 30 days of holding the lottery. This can be done by mail, in person or online. If the organization decides to file their reports online, an Attestation Report form with two original signatures must be submitted. Once our office receives the completed form, we can then proceed with sending the organization instructions on how to set up their group's user account for submitting bingo reports online.

A Raffle Lottery Report must be submitted with the following:

  • A list of the winners
  • Copies of all deposit slips related to the event

Visiting the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) website at www.agco.on.ca enables you to view the most up-to-date information contained in the AGCO Lottery Licensing Policy Manual (LLPM).

For more information about the operation of gaming services by the OLG, please visit the OLG website at www.olg.ca.

Gaming Division

Suite 110 - 350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 6S1

Hours of Operation:

  • Lottery licensing:
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays)
  • By-law enforcement unit:
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays)

Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call (519) 255-6200, option 1.

Email: licences@citywindsor.ca

AGCO Raffle Licence Terms and Conditions Application to Manage and Conduct a Raffle Lottery Raffle Lottery Report City of Windsor Raffle Licensing Overview Raffle Lottery Checklist Raffle Ticket Requirements Sample Raffle Rules Sample Raffle Rules for Roll Tickets Appointment of Signing Officers Year-End Financial Statement Template (Word document)