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ONTARIO: Charities hit the jackpot as province cuts fees on break-open tickets

MPP Doug Downey announced today that the provincial government will be making it easier for charities to help those who need it most
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BARRIE - Attorney General Doug Downey announced today that the provincial government will be making it easier for charities to help those who need it most.

At a news conference today in Barrie, the Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MPP announced that the provincial fee applied to the sale of break-open tickets (also commonly known as Nevada tickets) will be eliminated, allowing more money to go to the people who need it. 

“This is a really big announcement for anyone who not only relies on the money from a charity, but also for those who give and want to ensure their money is going directly to where it is needed most," Downey said.  

Events that utilize the loittery tickets are a substantial source of funding for many charitable organizations throughout the province and are licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). The tickets can be also found at many malls and stores.

In 2017-18, the provincial fee on the sale of break-open tickets cost charities approximately $4.7 million. 

Downey said that money can now be used more effectively in each community.

 




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