Retail Sales of Lottery Tickets
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) is in the process of recruiting as many retailers as possible to sell lottery tickets. The success of the ASL will depend on its ability to build a strong statewide retail network to maximize sales and profits for educational programs.
The Lottery’s retail network will include not only traditional outlets such as convenience stores, gas stations and grocery stores but also barber shops, beauty salons, electronics stores, restaurants, sporting goods stores, wine and spirits outlets and more. Please note that some businesses, such as establishments formed for the sole purpose of selling lottery tickets, will not be eligible to sell lottery tickets.
Economic benefits to retailers are both tangible and intangible. In exchange for participating, retailers will receive various commissions on the Lottery’s sales in their stores. In addition, participating retailers also may benefit from increased customer traffic in their stores.
Any retailer interested in selling lottery tickets can download an Application packet online, or call (501) 683-2000. The initial cost is a $100 application fee, which includes a required state and federal background check. Lottery equipment, supplies and training are provided at no cost, pending approval of application.
Direct Contracting Opportunities
The ASL will need to directly procure a wide range of basic goods and services. Procurement needs include but are not limited to items such as office furniture, office supplies, computer equipment, business printing, vehicles, advertising services, travel agency services and janitorial services. Businesses wishing to offer their goods and services to ASL should fill out the registration form below to submit contact information and type(s) of services or commodities offered. Also visit the Procurement section of the ASL website in order to respond to requests from proposals, qualifications and bids.
Vendor Application Form
Subcontracting Opportunities with Major Gaming Vendors
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has selected Intralot, Inc. as the preferred vendor for Online Lottery Game Services and Lottery Gaming System and Services and Scientific Games International, Inc. to supply colorful and popular instant or “scratch off” tickets. The ASL has selected Bank of the Ozarks as the vendor to supply its comprehensive banking services and The Communications Group to provide its Advertising, Marketing and Media Services. Each company, industry leaders in their respective field, is developing relationships with minority businesses in Arkansas. However, they may still have needs for goods, services and labor including but not limited to printing, field technicians, couriers, vehicles, computer equipment and office supplies.
Any business interested in pursuing a subcontracting relationship with either company should contact the ASL Internal Operations Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minority & Female Owned Businesses
The Vendor Validation Program affords qualified minority-owned and women-owned businesses the opportunity to participate as potential suppliers for products and services for ASL, as well as becoming potential retailers.
The program is designed to bring the added value of diversity to ASL’s procurement needs by proactively seeking minority and women-owned businesses through direct relationships with ASL and indirect relationships with our major gaming vendors.
At ASL, we:
- Assure inclusion of minority and women-owned companies in procurement opportunities across all divisions of ASL
- Evaluate products and services on their qualities, giving fair and impartial consideration to all suppliers
- Award contracts based on the highest quality and best delivery combined with the most competitive cost to the Lottery
- Constantly review the performance of our suppliers to enhance their ability to provide products and services that meet and exceed industry standards
The Vendor Validation Program is a catalyst to foster mutually beneficial relationships with small minority-owned and women-owned businesses throughout the State of Arkansas. To register, fill out the Vendor Application Form.
Diverse Business Qualifications
ASL will ensure that a diverse business is actually owned, controlled, and operated by the applicant(s) and meets the eligibility criteria of the program.
“Female-owned business” means a business:
- A.Whose management and daily business operations are under control of one (1) or more females; and
- Individually owned by a female who reports as her personal income for Arkansas income tax purposes the income of the business;
- Which is a partnership in which a majority of the ownership interest is owned by one (1) or more females who report as their personal income for Arkansas income tax purposes more than fifty percent (50%) of the income of the partnership; or
- i.Which is a corporation organized under the laws of this state in which a majority of the common stock is owned by one (1) or more females who report as their personal income for Arkansas income tax purposes more than fifty percent (50%) of the distributed earnings of the corporation.
“Member of a minority” means a lawful permanent resident of this state who is:
- African American;
- Hispanic American;
- American Indian;
- Asian American;
- Pacific Islander American; or
- A service-disabled veteran as designated by the United States Department of Affairs
“Minority-owned business” means a business that is owned by:
- An individual who is a member of a minority who reports his or her personal income for Arkansas income tax purposes the income of the business;
- A partnership in which a majority of the ownership interest is owned by one (1) or more members of a minority who report as their personal income for Arkansas income tax purposes more than fifty percent (50%) of the income of the partnership; or
- A corporation organized under the laws of this state in which a majority of the common stock is owned by one (1) or more members of a minority who report as their personal income for Arkansas income tax purposes more than fifty percent (50%) of the distributed earnings of the corporation.
Visit our Vendor Validation Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more about the program