Organizations applying for a raffle lottery licence from the Registrar must comply with the following procedures:

  1. The applicant must submit a completed application, on a form issued by the Registrar and including all supporting materials, to the Registrar at least 45 days prior to the proposed start date of the raffle lottery. Advertising, promotion and selling of raffle lottery tickets may only begin once the Registrar has issued the raffle lottery licence.
  2. A fully completed application must include:
    1. a list of the municipalities in which the applicant proposes to sell tickets (see also 5.8.1. Provincial licensing policies, item 4 for further information);
    2. the location, dates, times and method to be used for the draw(s) to be held, as well as how winners will be announced;
    3. where applicable, the licence fee in a cheque or money order, made payable to the Minister of Finance, in the amount set by the Registrar for all prizes greater than $50,000 of the total retail value, including all ap- plicable taxes of all prizes to be awarded;
    4. when the total fixed-prize value is $10,000 or greater, or where the licensing authority determines it appro- priate, an irrevocable standby letter of credit in a form acceptable to the Registrar, from a bank or a finan- cial institution, made payable to the Minister of Finance, for the full retail value of all prizes to be awarded, including taxes, with an expiry date of no less than 45 days after the licence expiry date;
    5. for 50/50 draws, if required by the Registrar, an irrevocable standby letter of credit;
    6. a list of prizes, with their full retail value (including applicable taxes);
    7. copies of all receipts, invoices, purchase orders, bills of sale or letters supporting the stated retail value of the prizes, including taxes:
      • if a prize has a value of $500 or more, or
      • if multiples of a prize item have a total value of $500 or more;
    8. a detailed description of the sequence of the prize draws and of the rules for the draw(s) and the collection of prizes;
    9. a full translation of the text to be used for the tickets (if other than English) and a copy of the text in the languages to be used;
    10. a full explanation of how credit card and debit card sales as well as dishonoured cheques will be handled;
    11. the price of the tickets, the total number of tickets to be made available for sale, the numbering of tickets and a sample ticket;
    12. the cut-off date for the sale of tickets where payment is to be made by cheques, credit cards and debit cards;
    13. a plan and explanation for the use of any automated telephone ticket ordering services;
    14. a raffle management plan and budget for the raffle lottery;
    15. any other documentation deemed necessary by the Registrar.
  1. Organizations must submit all requests for changes related to an application in writing, signed by an authorized member of the organization. The Registrar will not act upon verbal requests. (See also 5.10.1. Amendments to raffle licencesfor further information.)
  2. The licence fee will be paid, made payable to the Minister of Finance in the amount set by the Registrar.

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