Every retailer takes part in the New York Lottery's mission: to raise revenue to support public education across our state. This public-private partnership includes the Lottery administration, private businesses that provide tickets, and — most importantly — retailers. Together we've earned over $48 billion for education since the first game was sold in 1967.
Here are the requirements for any New York Lottery retailer:
Dedicated space - for the terminal, Scratch-Off-game tickets, and point-of-sale items
Fingerprinting - as part of a background investigation. It's nothing personal!
Settlement assurance fee - based on your sales criteria.*
A checking account - so that the Lottery can credit your commissions and collect receipts through electronic funds transfers.
*A nominal fee will be deducted weekly from retailer's commissions
Each New York Lottery terminal has an automatic prize validating tool, which uses bar code technology to scan instant games. Not only is this simple and convenient, it keeps a secure and automatic record of sales and purchases. This makes bookkeeping easy for the retailer - almost as easy as the instant games themselves.