bingo balls in different numbersPlease note:  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Lottery Licences are not currently being processed.

The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh follows Lottery Licensing Policies as developed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the Criminal Code of Canada, the Order-in-Council 2688/03 (as amended) and the Gaming Control Act, 1992 and its Regulations.


Organizations must have a demonstrated charitable or religious mandate to qualify.  For example:

  • Relief of poverty; 
  • Advancement of education; and
  • Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community. 

The following prerequisites are mandatory to be considered eligible for a lottery licence:

  • Organizations must have been in existence for at least one (1) year before being considered eligible for lottery licences.
  • The organization must have a place of business in Ontario, demonstrate that it is established to provide charitable services in Ontario and use proceeds for objects or purposes which benefit Ontario residents.
  • The Town of Tecumseh will only issue a lottery licence to an organization which operates charitable facilities or programs within the County of Essex.

The primary purposes of an organization are determined by considering:

  • The mandate of the organization as set out in its incorporation documents or documents stating the organization’s objectives.
  • The objectives of the organization as described in its application for licence.
  • The services which have actually been provided by the organization to the community.

Organizations that have not conducted lottery events must complete a Lottery Licensing Eligibility Form.

Types of lottery events

The Town of Tecumseh issues licences to conduct the following lottery events:

  • Bingo events;
  • Ticket raffle lotteries for total prized $50,000 and under; and
  • All break open ticket lotteries not licensed by the provincial office.
Fee schedule
Event Price
Bingo $165.00/event
Raffle 3% of prize board
Break Open Tickets 3% of prize board
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario licensing forms
For up to date licensing forms through the AGCO, please view the AGCO website.
Tecumseh licensing forms
Tecumseh lottery forms



Blanket Lottery

Break Open Ticket