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Application Process

Traditional & Video LotterySM Products


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Traditional and Video LotterySM games add a new dimension to your business, providing popular entertainment choices for your customers. In order to become a retailer and sell Traditional or Video Lottery games, the owner of the business must secure a contract with the Oregon Lottery® by completing an application and gaining approval by the Director. Once approved, you'll become associated with one of the most successful lottery organizations in the nation.

The Oregon Lottery offers two categories of exciting products:

Traditional Products - Includes a wide variety of Scratch-itsSM, and draw games which include: Oregon’s Game MegabucksSM, Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Win For LifeSM, Lucky LinesSM, Pick 4SM, Keno and RaffleSM.

Video Lottery - State-of-the-art game terminals in restaurants, bars, and taverns that feature video poker and line games.

The Application Packet >>


The Oregon Lottery retailer application packet is designed to document the integrity and history of the applicant and other Key Persons when applying to become a Lottery retailer. In particular, the Oregon State Police Gaming Enforcement Section of the Oregon Lottery, searches for any involvement with organized crime, laundered money, financial risks or any specific gambling or felony history. The application provides the Lottery with a comprehensive view of the applicant’s business and its primary management. The vast majority of applicants have no trouble completing this process and are approved to conduct business; however, the Oregon Lottery may deny a contract with an applicant if the applicant provides false or incomplete information on any application document. Below are some guidelines to assist you in completing the application for a retailer contract.

Answer All Questions Honestly
By disclosing all requested information in a straightforward manner, security detectives can weigh all information equally. Misleading responses ensure higher scrutiny and will likely result in denial.

Answer All Questions Completely
Answer all questions thoroughly even if they are uncomfortable. Omissions will likely result in denial.

Provide the Exact Level of Detail Requested
Answer the questions with specific, full and detailed responses. Even though some questions may appear redundant, all have a purpose.

If the Information is Not Known - Explain in Detail
When questions are not applicable mark N/A in the answer blank. If answers are not completely known, give the best answer possible and then explain in detail.

What Are My Obligations in Applying to be a Lottery Retailer?
The Lottery applicant must fully and honestly answer all questions asked in the application packet. The Lottery applicant must also provide copies of essential documentation such as:

  • Deeds, contracts or lease agreements for the real property
  • Sale agreements for the purchase of the business, assets and inventory
  • Copy of the Articles of Incorporation (if applicable)
  • Organizational meeting minutes of a corporation (if applicable)
  • Stock subscription Agreements and/or stock certificates of shareholders of a corporation (if applicable)
  • Articles of Organization for an LLC (if applicable)
  • Operating Agreement of an LLC (if applicable)
  • Assumed Business Name Registration
  • Verification of the source of all funds used to purchase and operate the business (as indicated on the Statement of Funding)
  • Copy of OLCC License (Video Lottery only)


What Happens After I Am Approved for Traditional Product?
After approval, the Lottery will arrange for the installation of the Traditional games equipment and the installation of phone lines. Prior to installation, a Key Person from the business (two are encouraged to attend), must come to the Oregon Lottery training facility in Salem for a comprehensive half-day training session about the Lottery, the Traditional games system and how to be successful selling Lottery games.

Startup and Ongoing Costs for Traditional Product
The new Lottery retailer is responsible for:

  • The installation of dedicated electrical power for the online terminal
  • Non-dedicated power for the Keno monitor
  • All electrical power costs
  • One-time telephone line installation fee of $634, which is electronically transferred after you start selling product
  • $73 per month charge to maintain the line


What Happens after I Am Approved for Video Lottery?
After approval, the Lottery will arrange for the installation of the Video Lottery game terminals and other equipment and for the installation of phone lines. Prior to installation, a Key Person from the business (two are encouraged to attend), must come to the Oregon Lottery training facility in Salem for a comprehensive half-day training session about the Lottery, the Video Lottery system, games and how to make Video Lottery a successful part of your business.

Startup and Ongoing Costs For Video Lottery
The new Lottery retailer is responsible for:

  • Installation of dedicated electrical power for the Video Lottery terminals
  • One-time telephone line installation fee of $634*
  • $211 per month telephone line charge to maintain telephone line
  • Department of Revenue Amusement Tax Fee of $135 per terminal, per year
  • Any remodeling costs associated with providing an age-controlled area


*If you are a new retailer selling both Video Lottery and Traditional products, you will only be charged a one-time telephone line installation fee of $634.

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Phone: 503-540-1000 • Fax: 503-540-1001 • Email: lottery.webcenter@state.or.us