Tennessee lottery officials say more than 500 businesses have contacted them about selling lottery tickets.
Most of the inquiries so far have come through the lottery's temporary Web site.
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation wants to recruit around four-thousand vendors and will begin advertising for them in the next few weeks.
Lottery spokesman Will Pinkston says the corporation is looking for strong retailers with proven business sense.
Pinkston says the lottery must invest a computer terminal, a satellite dish and employee training in each outlet.