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How much money does the vendor make?

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redhot7's avatar - SetforLifeLogo
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Posted: June 18, 2011, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

For every dollar that a lottery player spends, how much money would a vendor get?

    B$Rizzle's avatar - a4leds
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    Posted: June 18, 2011, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

    For every dollar that a lottery player spends, how much money would a vendor get?

    It really all depends. With Powerball & Mega Millions games they tend to get a set amount (bonus) if a Jackpot ticket is sold at their store. In Florida, for scratch offs, retailers dont get anything if they sell a Top Prize ticket.

    I have heard though, during special promotions, the lottery commision will offer a special incentive for certain tickets for the retailers. For example, when the $20 Game in FL called "Billion Dollar Blockbuster" was released, retailers were paid $1 for every ticket sold. I have also heard from a retailer here that I see many times per week, that the FL lottery gives them 1% of all ticket sales on scratch offs.  Im sure it varies by state


    I know of a way to find out what type of incentives retailers get in FL and for what games, but that won't help for your state =)

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      Posted: June 19, 2011, 5:54 am - IP Logged
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        Posted: June 21, 2011, 7:46 am - IP Logged

        Is that all? That seems to be peanuts ... I know you might sell thousands of tickets, but still, it is far away from the average retail commissions.

        I always play random numbers

          GiveFive's avatar - Lottery-026.jpg
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          Posted: June 21, 2011, 8:13 am - IP Logged

          In the State of New York, I've heard retailers get 6 cents per ticket sold.

          About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!