Illegal lotteries, raffles operating on social media

Incident Date
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10:30
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-05-15

The Thunder Bay Police Service’s Economic Crime Unit has received complaints regarding unlicensed lottery or raffle groups operating on social media.

As a response the police service is reminding the public that legislation governing all lotteries requires licensing. Operating a lottery without a license is an offence and could result in criminal charges.

Police would also like to remind the public to avoid unlicensed lotteries and raffles as they may be fraudulent.

For more information about lottery licenses visit: visit



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