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Retailer FAQs

How do I become a DC Lottery Retailer? How much does it cost to become a DC Lottery Retailer? How long does it take to become a DC Lottery Retailer? Do DC Lottery Retailers receive training? If I no longer want to sell DC Lottery products what should I do? What should I do if I need to "temporarily" deactivate my DC Lottery equipment? Is the DC Lottery license transferrable? Can my business sell just DC Lottery games and no other products? Does my DC Lottery license expire? Can I move or relocate the Lottery equipment in my store due to renovation or other circumstances? What should I do if my Lottery equipment is accidentally damaged? Does my store location have to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to become a DC Lottery Retailer? Can I sell other state lottery tickets at my store location? Who is ineligible to play the DC Lottery? What is the DC Lottery's billing cycle? Can I change the banking account associated with my DC Lottery license? How do I deposit funds into the DC Lottery account? What should I do if I need to report a crime at my store location?

How do I become a DC Lottery Retailer?

Becoming a DC Lottery Retailer is a simple process and the Lottery offers a variety of incentives for many types of businesses to become a licensed retailer. Your place of business could be a profitable Lottery outlet. Contact us today at 202.645.8041 or email OLCG.licensing@dc.gov to learn more about becoming a DC Lottery Retailer.

How much does it cost to become a DC Lottery Retailer?

It’s FREE!

How long does it take to become a DC Lottery Retailer?

It takes approximately four weeks to complete the licensing approval process.

Do DC Lottery Retailers receive training?

Yes, training is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If I no longer want to sell DC Lottery products what should I do?

You must notify the DC Lottery at least forty-five (45) days in advance.

What should I do if I need to "temporarily" deactivate my DC Lottery equipment?

You must notify the DC Lottery at least ten (10) days in advance.

Is the DC Lottery license transferrable?

DC Lottery licenses are nontransferable.

Can my business sell just DC Lottery games and no other products?

No. Retailers must operate a lawful establishment in the District of Columbia in which the sale of lottery tickets is not its primary purpose or business.

Does my DC Lottery license expire?

Retailers are required to complete and submit a renewal application every two (2) years.

Can I move or relocate the Lottery equipment in my store due to renovation or other circumstances?

No. Retailers are not permitted to move or relocate installed Lottery equipment. Contact us at 202.645.8041, email OLCG.licensing@dc.gov or speak to your Lottery sales representative to schedule the removal or relocation of equipment.

What should I do if my Lottery equipment is accidentally damaged?

Immediately contact the DC09 Hotline at 877.809.8059.

Does my store location have to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to become a DC Lottery Retailer?

The DC Lottery’s Retailer Accessibility Program ensures that the lottery is accessible to all persons, including those with disabilities. As part of the licensing process, all applicants must undergo an assessment of their business location’s accessibility under the ADA standards.

Can I sell other state lottery tickets at my store location?

No, it is illegal to sell other state or foreign lottery tickets within the District of Columbia.

Who is ineligible to play the DC Lottery?

No ticket or share shall be purchased by, and no prize shall be paid to, any of the following persons: The District of Columbia’s Chief Financial Officer, any employee of the Office of Lottery and Charitable Games, or any spouse, domestic partner, child, brother, sister, or parent residing as a member of the same household in the principal place of abode of the Chief Financial Officer or any employee of the Office of Lottery and Charitable Games. D.C. Official Code § 3-1320.
Also, any person under the age of 18 is ineligible to buy a DC Lottery ticket.

What is the DC Lottery's billing cycle?

The billing cycle begins on a Wednesday and ends on the following Tuesday.

Can I change the banking account associated with my DC Lottery license?

Yes, however, the DC Lottery’s Finance Department must receive a completed and signed Transfer Authorization Form with an attached “VOID” check by the close of business on the Monday prior to the end of the billing cycle (Tuesday).

How do I deposit funds into the DC Lottery account?

Retailers are required to deposit lottery-generated funds every week, no later than Wednesday of their bank’s close of business. A retailer’s failure to have adequate funds in their account when the weekly sweep occurs will result in a non-sufficient funds notification from the Lottery and the deactivation of their Lottery terminal.

What should I do if I need to report a crime at my store location?

Immediately contact the Metropolitan Police Department; then, contact Lottery Security at 202.645.8080 and have the police report number available.

Want more information? Click here to view and download the How to Become a DC Lottery Retailer brochure.





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