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Ohio Lottery Retailer Surety Bonds

Surety Bond Requirements:

Ohio Lottery Retailers are required to have a license and surety bond prior to offering any sales of lottery products. The State of Ohio requires that all Lottery Retailers who are applying for a license to have an Ohio Lottery Retailer Surety Bond. The Ohio Lottery Commission determines the bond amount, and the minimum bond amount is $15,000.

The Commission may require a larger bond amount based on Lottery sales. The bond guarantees that the retailers will abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the Ohio Lottery Commission.

License Requirements:

  1. Lottery retailers must apply online, complete the application in the Ohio E-Application System and pay the applicable license fee.
  2. Applicants are required to have a checking account for ACH withdrawals of ticket sales, and must pass a criminal background check. Retailers must also take a 2-3 hour training course that is offered by the Ohio Lottery.
  3. The Lottery Commission wil provide the equipment you will need, training and merchandise.
  4. Retailers earn 5.5% commission for every ticket sold, and up to 1.5% additional commission based on the number of tickets sold. Retailers also receive bonuses for selling a winning ticket for certain games.

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for an Ohio Lottery Retailer Bond is dependent on credit and the bond amount required. Our rates start at 1% of the bond amount with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote.

Ohio Lottery Retailers are required to obtain a minimum $15,000 surety bond for licensing. The Lottery Commission may require a larger bond amount based on Lottery Keno and Instant Game sales. Call SuretyGroup.com first to find out how much money we can save you! (844) 432-6637 or Apply online today!

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ABOUT THE OHIO LOTTERY

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The Ohio Lottery Commission was created in May 1973 by a voter-approved constitutional amendment. The first tickets went on sale in August 1974. Today, the Ohio Lottery Commission offers customers a wide variety of instant games and on-line games to play at over 8,800 licensed retailer locations across the state. In FY05, the Ohio Lottery added on another task: to administer and monitor charitable bingo licensing for the state..

Since 1974, the Lottery has provided more than $16 billion to public education. Annually, we provide about 4.5 percent of the funding needed for public education — an effort shared by local, state and federal governments.

Ohio Lottery Commission
615 W. Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113

PUBLIC SERVICE

Partners In Education
Every month the Ohio Lottery accepts nominations for outstanding students and teachers from each of our nine regions across the state. As part of the Lottery’s continued support of public education, we give special acknowledgement to these selected recipients for their work as role models for educational excellence.

Best Of The Class
“Best of the Class” is the Lottery program that recognizes outstanding high school graduates throughout Ohio by featuring them on television stations that carry the “Cash Explosion Double Play” show and nightly drawings.

Bring Your Child To Work Day
Students between the ages of 9 and 15 years visit the OLC to experience a day in the world of working. They take a tour of the Lottery and G-Tech and learn about various aspects of how a lottery is run.

The Lottery is proud to support the various statewide events that help the surrounding communities, and continue to put money back into the state of Ohio.

Combined Charitable Campaign
State run charitable campaign, state employees have a choice to give through payroll deduction to 11 Federations with over 2,500 agencies. Campaign runs from September through the end of October.

Harvest For Hunger
Regional based hunger drive to support various hunger centers and food pantries throughout Northern Ohio. Employees donate non-perishable food items and money through various agency run fundraisers. Campaign runs the entire month of March.

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