How Much Can Retailers Earn For Selling the Winning Powerball Ticket?

  • August 29, 2017
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The lottery is the most popular form of gambling in the U.S., with 50% of adults reporting that they’ve purchased a lottery ticket in the last year. This August’s Powerball jackpot reached $430 million, the ninth largest in the game’s history, drawing people from all over to try their hands at winning.

But winning the lottery doesn’t just put money in the pockets of the winners; it can put money in the pockets of the retailers who sell the tickets.

One of the biggest draws to selling lottery tickets and getting a lottery ticket scanner is the prize for being the selling retailer. If you sold the ticket and scanned the barcode with your lottery scanner at your place of business, then you could win $1 million.

That’s the biggest draw to get into the lottery ticket business, not including the sale of the tickets themselves. The chance to get a $1 million check is a definite reason to get your place of business a scanner for lottery tickets and start selling and hoping you’re the lucky one.

These scanners work a lot like magnetic stripe readers in that there is a code at the bottom of a lottery ticket and it has millions of data variations inside to make it completely unique from all the others. Once that code is scanned with your lotto scanner, it locks your store’s location into the system.

And that tells the officials where and when the winning ticket was sold, and who gets the million dollar check.

Of course, taxes will apply to the money you receive, and if you own a franchise part of that money will go to the franchise itself, but otherwise, the money is all for you and your employees to enjoy.

So if you’re a gambling person and like the idea of potentially winning a lottery of your own, then purchase a scanner for lottery tickets for your business. You’ll have the chance to win a million dollars of your own.

If you have questions about lottery ticket scanners such as cost, needed equipment, or how to run one, don’t hesitate to contact our experts. There’s hardly a better resource out there!