Lottery Licensing

The Provincial Order-in-Council gives the municipality authority to issue licences for most lottery events conducted in their communities, including:

  • Bingo events with prize board of up to $5,500;
  • Raffles with prizes up to $50,000;
  • Break Open Ticket events that are not conducted in conjunction with another event and where the tickets are sold within the municipality;
  • Bazaar gaming events; and
  • Media bingo.

    Municipal and provincial licensing officials must:

  • Determine whether an organization is eligible for lottery licensing in Ontario, according to the guidelines set out in the Lottery Licensing Policy Manual (LLPM);
  • issue and administer licences in a fair and equitable manner,
  • consistent with the policies set on in the LLPM; and

Ensure that licensees meet the requirements of the Criminal Code (Canada), the Order-in-Council and the term and conditions of their licences. 

Municipal Lottery Licensing Staff 

Please call the Municipal Lottery Officer in your Ward Office for more detailed information on your lottery questions.

Beardmore 
Wendy Vezina, Lottery Clerk

wendy.vezina@greenstone.ca

875-2639 

Geraldton 
Karen Niemi, Chief Lottery Licensing Officer

karen.niemi@greenstone.ca

854-1100 ext. 2026

Longlac 
Nicole Desgroseilliers, Lottery Clerk

nicole.desgroseilliers@greenstone.ca

876-2316 

Nakina 
Georgette Abraham, Lottery Clerk

georgette.abraham@greenstone.ca

329-5361

Provincial 

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
Gaming Registration and Lotteries
90 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 200
TORONTO, ON  M2N 0A4
http://agco.on.ca/
Toll Free:   1 800 522 2876
Phone:      (416) 326 8700