The Pot Of Gold is a grant available to registered, non-profit organizations in Ontario that work towards promoting Irish Culture within the City of Toronto. Information about grant applications is below.

2017 Pot of Gold Lottery Winners:

All draws take place live on the Hugo Straney Irish Radio Show

CHIN Radio AM 1540 (simulcast on 91.9FM) – Sunday 10a.m.

Draw #1 Sunday January 8, 2017 $1,000.00 John Sanderman #0054 (Seller: Kathleen Conway)

Draw #2 Sunday January 22, 2017 $1,000.00 Kevin Gallagher #0320 (Seller: Eithne Heffernan)

Draw #3 Sunday February 5, 2017 $1,000.00 Roy Kaji #0063 (Seller: Kevin Kelly)

Draw #4 Sunday February 19, 2017 $1,000.00 Ian McAnoy #0800 (Seller: Con O’Connell)

Draw #5 Sunday, March 5, 2017 $1,000.00 Pearle Beatrix Heffernan #0329 (Seller: Eithne Heffernan)

Draw #6 Sunday March 19, 2017 Trip for 2 to Ireland incl. $500 cash Declan and Bessie Woods #0619 (Seller: Dot Maguire)

Draw #7 Sunday April 2, 2017 $1,000.00 Cathal Maguire #0474 (Seller: Sean O’Neill)

Draw #8 Sunday April 16, 2017 $1,000.00 Seam Fay & Mary MacCormack #0386 (Seller: Mary Fay)

Draw #9 Sunday April 30th, 2017 $2,500.00 Evelyn Moroney #1054 (Seller: Susan Sweeney)

Draw #10 Sunday May 14, 2017 $1,000.00 Patrick Bryan #0009 (Seller: Janet Barrett)

Draw #11 Sunday May 28, 2017 $1,000.00 Fred and Lilian Shanahan #0442 (Seller: Michael Hurley)

Draw #12 Sunday June 11, 2017 $1,000.00 Mike Howe #1014 (Seller: Rory O’Shea)

2016 Pot of Gold Lottery Winners:

All draws take place live on the Hugo Straney Irish Radio Show

CHIN Radio AM1540 (simulcast on 91.9FM) – Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Draw #1 Sunday, January 10, 2016 $1,000.00 Kaitlin O’Connor #0849 (Seller: Tim O’Connor)

Draw #2 Sunday, January 24, 2016 $1,000.00 Betty O’Neill #1052 (Seller: Susan Sweeney)

Draw #3 Sunday, February 7, 2016 $1,000.00 Rory Loughnane #0580 (Seller: Kevin Loughnane)

Draw #4 Sunday, February 21, 2016 $1,000.00 Roisin Boyd Osborne #0050 (Seller: Cathal Boyd)

Draw #5 Sunday, March 6, 2016 $1,000.00 Liam Whittaker Murphy #0134 (Seller: Wendy Curran)

Draw #6 Sunday, March 20, 2016 Trip for 2 to Ireland including $500 cash Steve and Bréd O’Rourke #0324 (Seller: Bernie Hanrahan)

Draw #7 Sunday, April 3, 2016 $1,000.00 Colleen Lennon #0545 (Seller: Colleen Lennon)

Draw #8 Sunday, April 17, 2016 $1,000.00 Rosemary Preskett #0956 (Seller: Dominic O’Reilly)

Draw #9 Sunday, May 1, 2016 $2,500.00 Susan Cooney #0815 (Seller: Con O’Connell)

Draw #10 Sunday, May 15, 2016 $1,000.00 Mark Lanigan #0450 (Seller: Michael P. Hurley)

Draw #11 Sunday, May 29, 2016 $1,000.00 Clare Molony #0841 (Seller: Tim O’Connor)

Draw #12 Sunday, June 12, 2016 $1,000.00 Kaitlin O’Connor #0854 (Seller: Tim O’Connor)

Draw #13 Sunday, June 26, 2016 Trip for 2 to Orlando, Florida Ron Matta #0740 (Seller: Simon McNamara)

Draw #14 Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 $1,000.00 Frank Dooher #0373 (Seller: Eithne Heffernan)

Draw #15 Sunday, July 24, 2016 $1,000.00 Helen Nesbitt #0941 (Seller: Dominic O’Reilly)

Draw #16 Sunday, August 7, 2016 $1,000.00 Mary Durkan #1113 (Seller: Mary Durkan)

Draw #17 Sunday, August 21, 2016 $1,000.00 Michael J. Reilly #0392 (Seller: Michael J. Reilly)

Draw #18 Sunday, September 4, 2016 $2,500.00 Jacinta O’Hanlon #0483 (Seller: D. J. Kelleher)

Draw #19 Sunday, September 18, 2016 $1,000.00 Cathy Smith #0969 (Seller: Rory O’Shea)

Draw #20 Sunday, October 2, 2016 $1,000.00 Barbara Taylor #0056 (Seller: Bernadette Hunt)

Draw #21 Sunday, October 16, 2016 $1,000.00 Ian McAnoy #0788 (Seller: Con O’Connell)

Draw #22 Sunday, October 30, 2016 $1,000.00 Siobhan Grant #0131 (Seller: Wendy Curran)

Draw #23 Sunday, November 13, 2016 Trip for 2 to Las Vegas Rosaleen Dignam #0414 (Seller: Michael Hurley)

Draw #24 Sunday, November 27, 2016 $1,000.00 Larry & Lisa Patton #0593 (Seller: Tony Lucey)

Draw #25 Sunday, December 11, 2016 $1,000.00

Draw #26 Sunday, December 25, 2016 Grand Prize 2016 GM Chevrolet Spark 4 Door HB or $14,000

GRANT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applicant must be a registered, non-profit organization in Ontario, with the express purpose of promoting Irish Culture within the City of Toronto.
  1. Proceeds from Grants must be used in Toronto, for projects promoting Irish Culture within Toronto.
  1. The project must contain a substantial proportion of volunteer labour.
  1. Grant Recipients must be pre-approved by Toronto City Lottery Licensing Department.
  1. Applicant must apply in writing to the I.C.S.T. Grants Committee citing specific details of the proposed project by July 31st of the preceding year.
  1. Applicant will be required to send one or two representatives to a Grants Committee Meeting if requested, to discuss their project.
  1. Applicant must be prepared to submit any documentation of their organization that the Grants Committee may deem necessary to reach a decision.
  1. Applicants are eligible for one grant per year.  Maximum grant $10,000.0o

Grant Applications are dealt with in stages prior to a grant being awarded.

  • Grant Applications received are taken under consideration at a meeting of the Executive of the Irish Cultural Society of Toronto to determine their merit and to determine whether they should be considered by the Toronto City Lottery Licensing Department for approval.
  • A meeting of the Toronto City Lottery Licensing Department and Michael Hurley, Co-Chair of the Pot O’Gold Lottery, is held in the Summer of each year.
  • Grant Applications pre-approved by the Toronto City Lottery Licensing Department are taken under consideration by the Executive of the Irish Cultural Society of Toronto and Michael Hurley, Co-Chair of the Pot O’Gold Lottery, at a Grants Meeting held in the Spring of each year.