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Lottery Sales Agent Application

This license allows the holder to sell lottery tickets.

	
		

Overview

This license allows the holder to sell lottery tickets, pursuant to Article 34 of the New York State Tax Law. The submission of a Lottery Sales Agent License Application does not guarantee that a license will be issued. Selection of your business as a Lottery Sales Agent is within the discretion of the Lottery and Pursuant to Tax Law Section 1605 and New York State Gaming Commission Regulations 9 NYCRR 50012.

Factors considered in the determination to issue a Sales Agent License include, but are not limited to:

  1. The volume of expected sales;
  2. The financial responsibility and security of the business;
  3. The accessibility of the place of business to the public;
  4. The sufficiency of existing licenses to serve the public convenience;
  5. Whether the place of business is predominantly frequented by minors;
  6. The veracity and completeness of information supplied on the application form or any supplement thereto;
  7. The conviction of any offense as defined in the Penal Law;
  8. The applicant's indebtedness, if any, to State or local government; and
  9. The business experience and reputation of the applicant.

It is not necessary to employ any person, agency or organization to assist you in filling out this application. Beware of persons claiming to be able assist you in securing a Lottery Sales Agent License.

The payment or offer of money or other items of value to influence approval of a Lottery Sales Agent License is a criminal offense, and offenders will be prosecuted.

Prerequisites

1. Agency: Taxation and Finance, Department of; Permit: Certificate of Authority to Collect Sales Tax
2. NYS Taxation and Finance - ST 100 - Quarterly Sales Tax and Use Tax Return

Requirements

1. Self-Assurance Fee, Always Required
2. Inspection, Always Required

How to Apply

Applying to become a new sales agent for Lottery games and Quick Draw?

Start right here. Apply Online

Required Fees

TYPE REFUNDABLE AMOUNT COMMENTS
FingerprintsNo$101.75Fee is per owner for background check of State and Federal criminal history records. Fingerprints are obtained by the NYS Gaming Commission's vendor.

Additional Info

Process for Becoming a Lottery Sales Agent:

GET EVALUATED
Following the submission of your application, a Lottery representative from the regional office will contact you to set an appointment for an evaluation of your business and location. Please prepare the following to verify your application:
  • Quarterly Tax Return (or cash register receipts)
  • Certificate of Authority
  • New York State Liquor Authority (if applying for Quick Draw)
COMPLETE LICENSE APPLICATION PACKET
Following the selection by the regional office Lottery representative, you will be required to complete and submit the license application packet within 30 days.

ATTEND AN ORIENTATION
Once your application is approved, schedule your orientation session.

LET US INSTALL A COMMUNICATION DEVICE
We'll come over to your location and install this device for you! We will ensure secure communication between your future terminal and our central computer. All it needs is:
  • A dedicated outlet or circuit: 120 Volt, 20 AMP, or common plug
ATTEND A TRAINING SESSION
Come attend a training session so you can learn how to use your new terminal, before we install it.

LET US INSTALL YOUR OFFICIAL LOTTERY TERMINAL
We'll come back to your location and install all your official equipment so you can begin selling Lottery tickets. This equipment will be installed, maintained, and repaired by our trained technicians, at no cost to you.*

*Subject to limitation(s)

MEET YOUR LOTTERY SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Your training is complete. Your equipment is installed. Now meet your Lottery Sales Representative. They'll visit you regularly, help increase your ticket sales, and assist you in managing your instant ticket inventory. They'll also provide you with sales materials and displays to jazz up your location.

START SELLING!
Congratulations! You're now an official Lottery sales agent in the great state of New York! If you still have questions, refer to the FAQ

For additional information/Sponsor Agency:

NYS Gaming Commission

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