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Raffle Requirements

  • The Raffle Application Form (available on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission website) must be completed, signed and witnessed by two signing officers or executive of the organization.
  • A sample of the proposed ticket, including the stub, must be submitted with the Raffle application.
  • If the applicant is proposing to offer prizes totaling $10,000 or more, including taxes, the applicant must present a Letter of Credit.  The Letter of Credit must not expire prior to 45 days after the last draw has been held.
  • All specifications of the application must be completed in full and all answers must be specific.  General terms for charitable or religious objectives or purpose, such as "community betterment" or "service club charities" are not acceptable.
  • The licence fee is 3% of the total prize value.  Cheques or money orders must be written from the organizations lottery trust account and made payable to The City of Thunder Bay.
  • The market retail value of all prize(s) shall not be less than 20% of the anticipated gross proceeds of the event.
  • The lottery licence must be posted at the event.
  • The lottery licence number must appear on all forms of advertising for the Raffle including radio and television, published list of winners, brochures, handouts and any other communication with respect to the Raffle.
  • All revenue generated from Lotteries must be deposited into the lottery trust account.  No funds may be transferred to an operating or general account.
  • All prizes must be awarded regardless of whether the raffle is profitable or not.  Prizes shall be awarded free and clear of any encumbrances.
  • The following is required to accompany the completed Raffle Final Report (available on the AGCO website) due 30 days after the raffle was held:
    • A copy of all deposit slips
    • A copy of all invoices/receipts
    • A list of the winners
    • A copy of the bank statement
  • All items as outlined within the Lottery Licence Terms and Conditions (available on the AGCO website) and the Raffle Licence Terms and Conditions (available on the AGCO website) prepared by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission.

Visit the Raffle Forms webpage for all required forms.

Visit the 50/50 Raffle Lottery webpage for information on holding a 50/50 draw.