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

Apply by using one of the following options:

  • File online with My DOR. My DOR works best with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
    1. Login using your Secure Access Washington (SAW) user ID. If you don't have a user ID or aren't sure, see if you have an account first before signing up.
    2. Click Get Started on the Business Licensing and Tax service.
    3. Follow the steps below based on your business status.
  • If you do not have an existing business

      1. Click File New Business License Application. Be sure to select the endorsements for which you wish to apply.

    If you have an existing business

      1. If you haven't already, add access to your business. You'll need a UBI number and a letter ID.
      2. Click on the business you want to apply for a license/endorsement under, then click on the location.
      3. Click File New Business License Application.

    You can pay using an E-check or a major credit card (gift cards can't be used).

    Find more help for using My DOR, including video tutorials.

  • 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: 1-800-545-7510