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Lottery Licenses

Eligibility and Use of Proceeds

To be eligible for lottery fundraising an organization must demonstrate that one of its primary purposes meet the guidelines for one of the classifications of charitable purposes:

a) Relief of Poverty

  • Must assist those who are in financial need, distressed, suffering or experiencing social disadvantage, such as:
  • The homeless
  • Disabled persons
  • Victims of crime

b) Advancement of Education

  • Must provide programs that are geared to scholastic and vocational training for individuals.
  • It is the provision of opportunity, supplies or facilities, for such as:
  • Public schools,
  • Colleges/universities,
  • Parent/teacher associations which are non-profit and which support any of the institutions.

Note: The applicant organization should be the parent entity, i.e. the school itself and not a class or department within the school.
An organization that provides any type of program or curriculum that promotes racism, intolerance or violence is not eligible for lottery licensing.
Education that forms part of the professional development of a person or group of people, such as training courses for teachers, lawyers, nurses etc., are not accepted for educational purposes

c) Advancement of Religion

  • An organization must demonstrate that its programs and services serve in religious services and programs to the community, interpreted to include the provision and maintenance of places of public worship

d) Any Purpose Beneficial to the Community

  • The purpose must benefit the general public.
  • The purpose must be exclusively charitable.
  • A purpose is charitable even if some of the objects are not, so long as those objects are ancillary to the main charitable object.
  • Purposes beneficial to the community include:
  • Groups dedicated to community projects
  • Certain service clubs
  • Improvement for cultural or ethnic groups
  • Improvement of quality of health
  • Medical research
  • Sporting and recreational public facilities

BINGO

For more information about Bingo Licenses, please call 613-930-2787 ext 2305 or 2334.

Bingo Lottery Application
Bingo Lottery Report

BREAK-OPEN TICKETS

For more information about Break-Open Licenses, please call 613 930-2787 ext 2305 or 2334.

Break-Open Ticket Licence Application
Break-Open Ticket Report

Procedures for Break-Open Ticket Lotteries (Nevada)

Break-Open tickets are instant-win lottery tickets also known as pull tab or Nevada tickets.

All new organizations wishing to sell Break-Open ticket lotteries in the City of Cornwall must provide the Clerk's Division with the following information or documents for their application to be considered:

  • An application form completed, in detail, by two bona fide members of the organization.
  • A copy of the organization's budget for the preceding and coming year detailing how the break-open lottery revenues will be acquired and dispersed, as well as the organization's constitution and/or By-laws.
  • A copy of the Gaming Supplier registration from the third party location at which the organization is applying to sell the tickets. If the organization is applying for the sale of the tickets at their own premises, they are exempt from providing registration under the Gaming Control Act.
  • Letters Patent (Federal Government) or Letters of Registration (Provincial Government)
  • Letter detailing objects and purposes
  • Sample ticket

After review of the information submitted:

  • The Clerk's Division will advise the Applicant, by letter, of the status of the Application.
  • Once approved, the two signing officers must provide this Office with police clearances.
  • The licence fee is 3% of the prize value per box, payable by cheque only, to "The City of Cornwall".
  • The cheque must be from the Lottery account and not from a general or personal account.
    When the Licensee has completed the sale of tickets, the Applicant must submit a report form along with a copy of all receipts for each expense incurred.
  • Also, a Financial Year-End Statement must be submitted after the organization's year-end. Every organization's year-end is different.
  • An organization can only sell from one (1) location in the City of Cornwall.
  • The organization must comply with the Terms and Conditions set out by the Alcohol and Gaming Control Commission.

RAFFLES

For more information about Raffle Licenses, please call 613-930-2787 ext 2305 or 2334.

Raffle Lottery Application
Raffle Report

Procedures for Raffles (Draws)

A Raffle is an event for which tickets are sold and the winner of a prize is determined through random selection by draw of one or more tickets from all those sold. The draw must take place in the City of Cornwall.

Prizes may consist of:

  • Merchandise or cash, or a combination of the two
  • Alcohol may be awarded as a prize for a Raffle Lottery provided the licensed organization assumes responsibility for ensuring that the prize is awarded only to those persons 19 years of age or over.

All new organizations wishing to sell Raffle Ticket Lotteries in the City of Cornwall must provide the Clerk's Division with the following information or documents for their application to be considered:

An Application form completed, in detail, by two bona fide members of the organization.

  • A letter detailing what the raffle proceeds will be used for.
  • A copy of the organization's budget for the preceding and coming years.
  • A copy of a ticket (can be hand drawn).

After review of the information presented:

  • The Clerk's Division will advise the organization, by letter, of the status of the Application.
  • Any new organization, once approved, must provide this office with police clearances on the two signing officers.
  • The license fee is 3% of the prize value, payable by cheque only to the City of Cornwall.
  • The cheque must be from the lottery account and not from a general or personal account.
  • Within 30 days after the Raffle Lottery event, the Applicant must submit a report form along with a list of winners and include receipts for each expense incurred.

A municipality is entitled to issue a Raffle Lottery License where the prizes to be awarded are $50,000.00 or less. When any prizes awarded have a combined total of $10,000.00 or greater, the organization must submit, along with the application, an irrevocable Letter of Credit from a bank, made payable to the City of Cornwall. The Letter of Credit should be in the amount of the total value of the prizes with a minimum expiry date of no less than 45 days after the date of the event. The organization must comply with the Terms and Conditions set out by the Alcohol and Gaming Control Commission.

For more information about licences, call 613 930-2787 ext 2305 or 2334.

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