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Want to become a Lottery Retailer?

Selling New York Lottery tickets is a great way to attract new customers into your business, keep current customers, and improve your bottom line. By selling lottery tickets you will be helping to fund education in New York. Lottery can be sold in a variety of retail business types. As a Lottery retailer, you will receive a 6% commission on your Lottery sales. The Lottery also provides you with a dedicated sales representative, free point-of-sale materials, and displays to help you get off to a fast start. Want to know more?
1. APPLY
If you own a business, already, and would like to sell Lottery products (including Quick Draw) contact any one of our regional offices listed here, or email us at retailers@lottery.ny.gov to have a Lottery application form sent to you. You may also download an application here. If you are considering purchasing a business with Lottery, ask the owner of the business to contact their Lottery regional office (the list is here). Please DO NOT apply to the Lottery as a new retailer. There is a specific change of ownership process for the sale of businesses already licensed to sell Lottery. If you are currently licensed to sell Lottery products and would like to be considered for Quick Draw, simply contact your Lottery Sales Representative. To be eligible your business will need to meet legislative requirements. Businesses selling alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption are eligible for Quick Draw. For those not serving alcoholic beverages, retail space for your business must be 2,500 sq. feet or more. Your Lottery Sales Representative will have complete details.
2. REGIONAL EVALUATION
Lottery Representatives from the regional office will visit your business and evaluate your location.

You will be asked for the following documents to verify information on your application:
Quarterly Tax Return or cash register receipts,
Certificate of Authority (from the Tax Department), and
New York State Liquor Authority License (if applicable).

All applications are reviewed by regional Lottery managers
3. INSTALLATION AND SUPPORT
Since the Lottery requires secure communication between your terminal and its central computer, a communication device will be installed at your business with no costs to you. This installation will take place once you have attended the orientation meeting, completed all application documents, and received final licensing approval.

The Lottery terminal requires a dedicated electrical outlet/circuit (120 Volt, 20 AMP). It will be your responsibility to make sure this outlet is available prior to Lottery terminal installation.

Once the communication service has been installed for your Lottery terminal, you will attend a Lottery scheduled training class. Here you will become familiar and comfortable operating the Lottery terminal. After you complete your training, your equipment will be installed and you will be able to sell Lottery products.

Your equipment will be installed, maintained, and repaired by trained technicians, at no costs to you.*

You will be assigned a Lottery Sales Representative who will visit you regularly. The main focus of their visit will be helping you increase your Lottery sales. They will provide you with merchandising support and will assist you with managing your Instant Game inventory.

Good Luck and Welcome!

*Subject to limitations.