Licensing For Retailers


Thank you for your interest in Washington's Lottery

Becoming a Lottery retailer means the opportunity to offer your customers something only Lottery products can offer, the chance to win millions of dollars for as little as a $1 purchase. We know our success depends on the success of our retailers and we are committed to making the process of becoming a Washington’s Lottery retailer quick and easy.

What Retailers Get

Sales Commissions

5% commission on all Scratch ticket and Draw Game sales.

Ongoing Lottery Support Provided

Clerk training Playslips, pencils, scratchers Signage
Toll free hotline support Statewide promotions Playcenters
Point of sale material Local/chain promotions Advertising
Terminal & equipment Local sales consultants Vending machines

Purpose of Obtaining A Washington State Lottery License

Washington State Lottery tickets are considered a controlled product and are sold and regulated by the Washington State Lottery and its licensed agents. The purpose of a Washington Lottery Retailer License is established under RCW 67.70.040(i). This legislation grants the power and authority of the Lottery Commission to license retailers as agents of the state lottery to sell or distribute tickets.

The office of the director of the Washington Lottery is a designated law enforcement agency under RCW 67.70.330. The director shall have the power to enforce this chapter as well as the penal laws of this state that relate to the conduct of or participation in lottery activities and the manufacturing, importation, transportation, distribution, possession, and sale of equipment or paraphernalia used or for use in connection therewith.

Small Business Guide - Washington State

Washington State Small Business Guide

The Small Business Guides provides helpful information, links to valuable resources, and outlines the steps for starting and operating a business in Washington state. The Small Business Guide is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese.

The Business Guide includes sections that will help you plan, run, grow, or close a business in Washington State:

  • Planning for a business
  • Starting a business
  • Payroll for your business
  • Expanding into Washington State
  • Running a business
  • Growing a business
  • Close a business
  • Resources

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Fee Type Fee Amount When Paid
DOR Business License Application $19 With Application
Other DOR Fees Various* With Application
Lottery License (one-time fee) $25 With Application
Lottery Set-Up Fee, First Location $200 After equipment is installed and selling begins
Lottery Set-Up Fee, Additional Corporate Locations $15 After equipment is installed and selling begins
Lottery Administrative Fee $15 Weekly

*Other DOR one-time fees would include fees for each additional location after the first location, etc.