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​​​​​​​​Lottery Licensing

Eligible charitable, religious and non-profit organizations may be licensed to conduct lotteries.

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury licences:

  • Raffles with prizes up to $50,000
  • Break-open tickets
  • Lottery events at a bazaar
  • Bingos with a prize board up to $5,500

All other types of lottery licences are issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Eligible Organizations

Your organization may be eligible for a lottery licence if it:

  • Has been in existence for at least one year
  • Has provided charitable community services consistent with the goals and activities of the organization for at least one year in Bradford West Gwillimbury
  • Proposes to use the proceeds for charitable programs and services that benefit Bradford West Gwillimbury and its residents
  • Assumes full responsibility for the conduct and management of the lottery event

Types of Licences

A raffle is a lottery where tickets are sold for a chance to win a prize at a draw.

Break Open Tickets
Break open tickets are instant win tickets. The Town licenses organizations to sell Break Open Tickets at legions and variety stores.

Lottery Events at a Bazaar
A bazaar is an event where goods are sold and gaming events take place, such as raffles, bingos and wheels of fortune.


The lottery licence fee is 3% of the total prize value for all lotteries and is payable to the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.​