Raffle Licence

​The Municipality licences raffles (50/50, Elimination draw, Calendar draw, Stub draw, Catch the Ace etc.) to 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).

Your organization must be eligible to manage and conduct lottery events. Find out what is required on the Lottery Licence page.

Application for a Raffle Licence

Ensure your eligibility is current (we renew eligibility every five years).

Review the Raffle Licence Terms and Conditions.

Complete and submit an  Application to Manage and Conduct a Raffle Lottery along with the following:

  • cheque from lottery trust account for the lottery licence fee (3% of the total retail value of all prizes)
  • rules of play (samples rules of play are in Raffle Information Guide)
  • sample of the proposed ticket (ticket requirements are in Raffle Information Guide)
  • letter of credit (if prize value exceeds $10,000)

For more information, please see our Raffle Information Guide

The Licensing Department will process and issue your licence within ten business days once the complete application is received.

Submitting a Raffle Report

Following a raffle lottery event, your organization must submit a Raffle Lottery Report within 30 days of holding the lottery. 

Download and complete a Raffle Lottery Report  and include the following:

  • a list of prize winners
  • an itemized list of administrative costs (licence fee, ticket purchase/printing, etc.)
  • invoices for expenses 
  • deposit slips (showing the funds being deposited into the lottery trust account) 

Reports can be emailed to cklicensing@chatham-kent.ca or dropped off at any Municipal Office.

Year-End Report

Proceeds collected from lottery events must be deposited into a trust account until they are spent on eligible expenses. In order to ensure accountability and monitor the use of these proceeds, a Year-End Report is required in addition to the report submitted 30 days after the raffle takes place.

The Year-End Report must be submitted by February 15th following the end of a calendar year with the following:

  • bank statements for the entire calendar year
  • cancelled cheques/receipts to support the expense

For questions or more information on acquiring a Raffle Licence, call Licensing Services at 519-360-1998 or email cklicensing@chatham-kent.ca.