Interested in becoming a Lottery Vendor?
Selling New York Lottery tickets is a great way to attract new customers into your business, keep customers and improve your overall bottom line. Selling lottery tickets also helps fund education in New York. Lottery can be sold in a variety of retail business types and 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?




Steps to becoming a Vendor
1. Apply
 


  • If you own a business, already, and would like to sell Lottery products (including Quick Draw) contact any one of our regional sales offices listed here,or email us at retailers@lottery.state.ny.us to have a Lottery application form sent to you.
  • Thinking about purchasing a business with the lottery? Ask the owner of the business to contact their Lottery regional office (the list is here). There is a specific change of ownership process for the sale of businesses already licensed to sell Lottery.Please DO NOT apply to the Lottery as a new retailer.
  • Are you currently licensed to sell lottery products and would like to sell Quick Draw tickets? Simply contact your Lottery Sales Representative. In order for you business to be eligible it must meet legislative requirements. If your business sells alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, the businesses food sales must be 25% or more of the total sales. If you do not sell alcoholic beverages your retail space 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.
  • One of these documents will be needed to verify the 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. Licensing Process
 


  • A communication device will be installed at your business with no costs to you to ensure a secure connection between your terminal an its central computer. 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.
  • A Lottery Sales Representative will be assigned to you and 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.

4. Installation and Support
 


  • 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.

  • For more information on becoming a lottery retailer click here.

 
 

Also check out: New York Lottery Results