53ER15-38. Retailer FLORIDA LOTTO® Bonus Commission Program  

Effective on Thursday, July 23, 2015
  • 1(1) The Florida Lottery will conduct, as a retailer sales incentive, a Retailer FLORIDA LOTTO16® 17Bonus Commission Program (“Program”) in which the Florida Lottery will award bonus commissions to retailers that sell a winning jackpot ticket for a Wednesday or 42Saturday FLORIDA LOTTO drawing.

    46(2) 47The bonus com50mission will start at $10,000. 56In the event no winning jackpot ticket is sold for a FLORIDA LOTTO drawing, the bonus commission amount will increase by $5,000 per draw until a winning jackpot ticket is sold, 88up to a maximum bonus commission of $100,000.

    97(3) 98If multiple winning jackpot tickets are sold for the same FLORIDA LOTTO drawing, the retailers selling such tickets will share the bonus commission121s122. Each retailer selling a winning jackpot ticket will receive a share of the bonus equal to the number of winning jackpot tickets sold by that particular retailer divided by the total number of winning jackpot 158tickets sold for that drawing.

    163(4) 164Award of a bonus commission is not dependent upon the winning jackpot ticket being claimed by the winner.

    182(5) 183Retailers whose Florida Lottery contracts are terminated or inactivated 192prior to the bonus commission award shall be paid the bonus commission earned provided said termination or inactivation was not due to noncompliance with Chapter 24, 218F219.220S221., 222Chapter 53, 224F225.226A227.228C229. 230or 231retailer 232contract terms.

    234(6) 235A bonus commission will be considered compensation to the retailer for Inte247rnal Revenue Service purposes. 251The Florida Lottery reserves the right to apply a bonus commission earned against a retailer’s outstanding debt to the Florida Lottery, and to award the remaining balance of 279the bonus commission, if any.

    284(7) 285FLORIDA LOTTO bonus commissions are subject to availability of funds appropr296iated for retailer incentives. 300This Program is subject to cancellation by future emergency rule if retailer incentive funding is not appropriated or if the Florida Lottery determines that it is no longer in the state’s best interest to u335se such funds for this purpose.

    341Rulemaking 342Authority 34324.105(9)(i), 34424.109(1) FS. 346Law Implemented 34824.105(9)349(i350), 35124.112(1) FS. 353History–354New 3557-23356-15, 357Replaces 35853ER35913-8, 360F.A.C361.