What happens during an inspection?

The LGA inspects lottery ticket retailers to ensure that licensees are in compliance with the terms and conditions of their licences.

The inspector may ask in advance that certain documents and information be ready for inspection. This may include bank statements, cancelled cheques and deposit books.

An inspector may do the following during an inspection:

  • confirm ownership as per the licence
  • verify that minors are not purchasing lottery tickets
  • redeem lottery tickets to ensure proper procedures are followed
  • determine whether the retailer or any principals of the company have any charges or convictions of any offence under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Competition Act (Canada) or any comparable legislation