Bazaars can be the perfect place to find that special gift for someone you care about. They can also be a great spot to win some extra spending money if you participate in either a Bingo game or a raffle draw at the event.

We license lottery events at bazaars where any combination of the following games of chance are planned:

  • Raffle draws with prizes up to $500
  • Bingo games with prizes up to $500
  • A maximum of three 'wheel of fortune' games with $2 bets
  • Penny auction raffle


Organizations that meet the following criteria may be eligible for a lottery license at a bazaar:
  • 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 Kitchener;
  • Proposes to use the proceeds for charitable programs and services that benefit Kitchener and its residents; and
  • Assumes full responsibility for the conduct and management of the lottery event.

Individuals are not eligible for lottery licenses.

How to apply for a lottery license

If your organization has not been licensed in the past two years: 

You are considered a new applicant, which means you must submit an eligibility review our licensing office.

If your organization has been licensed in the past two years: 
Please review our application guidelines for instructions.

Don't forget - if you received a lottery license for your event, you must file a lottery report with us within 30 days of the end date of your license.

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