WA State Licensing: Lottery retailer

Lottery retailer

A Lottery Retailer endorsement is required for businesses selling Washington State Lottery products.


Applicants must certify that they comply with federal, state, and agency accessibility requirements, and provide a personal and criminal history. The Lottery also requires an electronic funds transfer account to transfer Lottery sales debits and credits.

Note: The Lottery will separately charge retailers a one-time $200 set-up fee, and weekly equipment and support fees. For more information, contact the Lottery at 1-800-732-5101, option 4, or 360-753-1412.

Post your license

A license must be posted at each location where the licensee operates. You may not begin this business activity until you receive a Business License listing the required endorsement.

How to apply


Complete a Business License Application online and pay with E-check or a MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express credit or debit card (gift cards cannot be used). Note: The credit/debit card option is provided to you by a private, non-state vendor that will impose a 2.5% convenience fee for the service.

By mail

  1. Complete the following forms:
  2. Mail your completed forms with a check or money order payable to “Department of Revenue” for the fees to:
    State of Washington
    Business Licensing Service
    PO Box 9034
    Olympia, WA 98507-9034


Specialty endorsement Fee
Lottery Retailer $25 per location
(one-time, non-refundable)
Lottery set-up fee $200 (one-time)
Other fees that may apply Fee
State tax registration No fee
Registering your business name as a trade name $5
Business License Application fee $19 (non-refundable)

Regulatory questions

Washington State Lottery
Phone: 1-800-732-5101, option 4