PHOENIX (June 28, 2018) – Starting July 1, 2018, the Arizona Lottery will be waiving all retailer licensing fees for its fiscal year 2019. The promotion will allow all new and existing Arizona Lottery retailers to acquire or maintain licensing at no cost.
“We are dedicated to creating and strengthening our retail partnerships across the state,” said Raynie Hosto, deputy director of customer service and sales for the Arizona Lottery. “This promotion will allow new retailers to partner with the Arizona Lottery with greater ease, and will allow current Arizona Lottery retailers license renewals with no cost associated. We look forward to growing our network of retailers over the next year.”
The Arizona Lottery is proud to have a network of more than 3,000 retailers across the state including grocery, convenience and independent stores. The thousands of accessible Arizona Lottery retailers create an exciting experience and lasting relationship for loyal customers.
As an Arizona Lottery retail partner, every story receives a 6.5 percent commission on all Lottery sales, which happens to be one of the highest commissions in the country. In fiscal year 2018, the Arizona Lottery gave more than $64 million in commissions to retailers across the state.
Additionally, 95 percent of Lottery customers purchase at least one additional product while in a retail store resulting in an increase in sales. Arizona Lottery retailers also receive performance incentives, marketing support and technical maintenance.
The current licensing fees range from $45 to $67 depending on the type of retailer applying. From July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, the Arizona Lottery will waive all initial and renewal licensing fees. The Arizona Lottery is committed to providing ongoing support for its retailers and anticipates an increase in Arizona Lottery retailers over the next year.