When You're A New York Lottery Retailer, You Get The Following:

  • More customers
  • A 6% commission on every Lottery ticket sold
  • Free point-of-sale materials and displays
  • The warm glow of knowing that you helped support education in New York State
Already A Retailer?

Types of Retailer Licenses

There are two kinds of licenses for New York Lottery retailers: one that includes Quick Draw, and another that covers every other game. Read on to see which suits your business best.

Full-Service Retailer

With this license, your location gets to sell tickets to all the New York Lottery games except Quick Draw. It's like a superpower!

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Quick Draw Retailer

Quick Draw retailers go through a special application process for this game with the fastest and most frequent draws.

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How To Apply

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

Start right here. Apply Online

Note: if you're currently licensed to sell Lottery tickets and would like to be considered for Quick Draw, simply contact your Lottery Sales Representative. If you're under contract to purchase a business which already currently sells Lottery tickets, including Quick Draw, file a Change of Ownership application here.

A Lottery Representative from the regional office will contact you, and you can set an appointment for them to visit your location. Prepare the following to verify your application:

• Quarterly Tax Return (or cash register receipts)
• Certificate of Authority
• New York State Liquor Authority License (but only if you’re applying for Quick Draw)

Once your application is approved, submit a few more required licensing documents and come to our orientation session.

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

Come attend a training session so you can learn how to use your new terminal, before we install it.

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

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.

You’ll be assigned minimum weekly sales criteria during this time, which you will have to meet. Your Lottery representative will review your Minimum Sales Standards on a semi-annual basis.

Congratulations! You’re now an official Lottery retailer in the great state of New York!

If you still have questions, refer to the FAQ or contact any of our regional offices and we’ll help you out.

Regional Offices

New York City Region

317 Lenox Ave, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10027
(646) 486-6169

Upstate Eastern Region

One Broadway Center,
Suite 700
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 388-3428

Central Region

620 Erie Blvd West,
Suite 106
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 448-4300

Suburban Region

45 South Service Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 222-8260

Hudson Valley Office

18 Westgate Dr
Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 897-5028

Western Office

165 Genesee St
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 847-3471