The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is responsible for administering the lottery licensing program in the province. The Town of Minto works with the AGCO in issuing lottery licenses to eligible charitable and religious organizations. The most common lotteries include raffles, break open tickets and bingo. All lotteries must adhere to AGCO's:
The Town of Minto is eligible to issue licenses to eligible organizations for raffles with prize boards of $50,000 and under, bingo with up to a $5,500 prize board and break open tickets. Licenses for lotteries that exceed these prize points must be obtained directly from AGCO.
A lottery is defined as 'any time consideration is paid for a chance to win a prize' where consideration (cash) is paid for a chance (ticket/card) to win a prize.
All lotteries require a license either issued by a municipality or by the Province of Ontario.
Licenses can only be issued to charitable or non-profit charitable organizations which provide programs for:
Proceeds from lotteries must be used for a charitable or religions objects or purpose in the province of Ontario only.
The following prerequisites are mandatory to be considered eligible for a lottery license: