Connecticut's Department of Consumer Protection is responsible for licensing Connecticut Lottery Sales Agents, or Lottery Retailers.
Lottery retailers in Connecticut earn 5% commission for every $1 in lottery sales, plus 1% commission of the prize value for cashing winning tickets. Businesses that sell lottery tickets have proven to increase overall sales for the business, as lottery players tend to make other purchases in the store, and can become repeat customers. Connecticut business owners who are interested in selling lottery tickets must be licensed, and a part of licensing may include obtaining a surety bond.
Lottery retailers in Connecticut must be licensed. The license expires annually on March 31. Renewal notifications are mailed by Jan. 1, and there is no fee to renew.
Applicants for a license must:
The premium you pay for a Connecticut Lottery Retailer Surety Bond depends on the bond amount and your credit. Our rates start at $100 for bond amounts of $10,000 and less, and 1% for bond amounts greater than $10,000, with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific situation.
Connecticut has the 4th oldest lottery in the U.S., with the state's lottery games beginning in 1972.
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