News release

Faster Access to Online Ticket Lottery Permits

Sport teams, legions, religious organizations and other non-profit groups can now apply online for ticket lottery permits.

The new online service will make it easier and faster to organize fundraising events.

“The services will make it easier for non-profit and charity groups to continue with the important and invaluable work they do in our communities,” said Service Nova Scotia Minister Geoff MacLellan. “Making ticket lottery permits available online is an example of how we are modernizing our services in this digital era.”

Previously, qualifying charitable organizations had to wait 5-10 days to receive ticket lottery permits. With the new service, they can apply for and receive permits instantly using a laptop, tablet or a mobile phone.

“With the rising costs of sport in recent years, fundraising for teams, clubs and organizations has become a high priority”, said Jeff LeDrew, director of marketing and events, Sport Nova Scotia. “The new online service for permits provides teams with a quick and simple way to start generating much needed funds.”

Ticket lottery permits are issued for fundraisers with a maximum prize value of $4,000.

Last Spring, Service Nova Scotia announced amendments to the ticket lottery regulations where the prize value limit for a ticket lottery permit was increased from $500 to $4,000. This change meant that organizations would raise more funds in a single event, reducing the work, time and cost of fundraising.

To apply for a permit, visit .


Sport teams, legions, churches and other charitable and non-profit community organizations can now apply for and receive lottery ticket permits instantly online.

The new online service for ticket lottery permits is aimed at making fundraising easier and faster for non-profit, charitable organizations in Nova Scotia.

Ticket lottery permits are issued for fundraisers with a maximum prize value of 4-thousand dollars.


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