Potential Lotto Spot retailers must complete an application and meet the following criteria:
- the retail location is an existing registered business, in compliance with Corporate Affairs, and established at the same location for a minimum of one year;
- the retail location is a highly visible and accessible business operating year-round, with high traffic flow and convenient hours of operation;
- the applicant has a proven business record;
- the applicant agrees to carry the complete range of WCLC lottery products including online and Zing products;
- the applicant agrees to operate within the terms and conditions outlined in the WCLC Lottery Ticket Centre Retailer Agreement;
- the applicant demonstrates the potential to meet the minimum lottery sales target of $2,500/month or $30,000/year within the first six (6) months of operating the lottery ticket terminal;
- the applicant demonstrates the potential to sell Zing products equivalent to 25% of total monthly lottery sales;
- factors that may demonstrate sales potential include: type of business, business location, gross in-store sales (excluding gasoline), averaged weekly customer transactions, gasoline sales (if applicable), store hours, and store presentation;
- the community in which the retail business is located has a population base of more than 100 who are 18 years of age and older;
- an applicant who cannot demonstrate sales potential but who is more than 2.5 km away from the closest retailer may be considered;
- the introduction of a new lottery retailer into the market does not erode the sales at existing lottery ticket centres; and
- an applicant who is a new owner-operator of an existing retail location agrees to submit an Irrevocable Letter of Credit or Security Deposit equal to two weeks of projected sales.
If approved, the Lotto Spot retailer and employees must take LottoLearn training before the lottery terminal is activated.
Lotteries Yukon provides for the sale of lottery tickets in Yukon through an agreement with Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC). WCLC provides 5% commission on the sale of lottery tickets and when winning tickets under $1,000 are paid out, the retailer receives 2% commission on the payout.
In addition to the WCLC commission, Lotteries Yukon provides commission to retailers on the sale of winning tickets in the following amounts:
|Winning tickets amount||Retailer commission|
|$1,000 - $4,999.99||5% commission|
|$5,000 - $9,999.99||$300|
|$10,000 - $49,999.99||$400|
|$50,000 - $99,999.99||$500|
No, a license is not required. If your application to become a Lotto Spot retailer is approved, you must enter into an agreement with the Yukon Lottery Commission and the Western Canada Lottery Corporation.
A lottery ticket centre retailer agreement requires retailers to sell the complete range of on-line tickets (e.g. LottoMax, Lotto 6/49, Western 6/49, Pick, Keno, etc.), Zing tickets and Sport Select.
The Lotto Spot retailer is responsible for the installation of a dedicated electrical outlet, a phone that is accessible to the ticket terminal, fire, theft and vandalism insurance for lottery equipment, weekly service fees ($5.00) and electrical charges for power to the terminal. You may also have some renovation costs to accommodate the terminal, lottery table and tickets.
Lotteries Yukon and Western Canada Lottery Corporation cover the costs to install and maintain on-line network lines, fixtures, tables and signs. They also pay for a Retailer Spot help service, maintenance/repair of assets (fixtures, signs, terminal), ticket ordering and delivery, and retailer training.
When a retailer places a Zing ticket order, the tickets become part of a retail location’s inventory. A book of tickets must be activated to be sold. Activations for the week will appear on the retailer’s invoice under Total Current Act; however, the charge for the activated tickets will appear on the following week’s invoice, giving between 8-14 days to pay.
The agreement between the Yukon Lottery Commission, Western Canada Lottery Corporation, and the Lotto Spot retailer sets out the retailer requirements for selling lottery tickets, including that the retailer must:
- maintain and provide up to date information with Lotteries Yukon and Western Canada Lottery Corporation;
- comply with the terms and conditions of the lottery ticket centre agreement, directives, rules and regulations, codes of conduct, manuals, policies and procedures; and
- the retailer will be placed on a standard six-month probation period beginning in the first full calendar month after installation of the terminal. If the application is for a change of ownership, the new owner will also be placed on a six-month probation period.