53ER19-27. Retailer Compensation  

Effective on Monday, April 15, 2019
  • 153ER19-27 Retailer Compensation.

    4(1) Sales Commission. Retailers shall be paid a sales commission of five percent on the purchase price of each Scratch-Off game (also known as an instant game) and each online terminal game ticket sold by them or issued as a prize in accordance with these rules unless a different compensation structure is contractually agreed upon by the Lottery and a retailer. The number of Scratch-Off tickets sold or issued as prizes will be determined by ful80l or partial book settlements.

    85(2) Cashing Commission. Retailers shall be paid a one percent cashing commission on the prize value of each lottery ticket with a prize value less than $600 cashed by them. As used herein, 118119cashing120 121shall mean a transaction wherein a retailer validates a ticket and pays a prize either by cash, check, money order, or by issuance of a free ticket(s), and the Lottery processes the paid ticket for credit to the retailer. Free tickets shall be valu165ed at their retail sales price.

    171(3) Sales commissions, including bonus commissions, paid to retailers for Scratch-Off ticket sales shall be subject to recoupment by the Florida Lottery if settled tickets are subseq198uently returned to the Lottery.

    203(4) The Lottery is authorized to conduct retailer incentive promotions in which additional compensation is provided to retailers as bonus commissions or promotional prizes.

    227(5) Sales and cashing commissions, as well as bonus commissions and promotional prizes awarded in a retailer promotion, will be considered compensation to a retailer and will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service by the Florida Lottery.

    265(6) No retailer or employee of a retailer shall request or accept compensation for the performance of duties authorized pursuant to the retailer's contract, other than the compensation stated in the retailer297298s contract and these rules. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, the redemption of winning tickets. No charge or fee shall be imposed by a retailer on a player for paying a winning ticket by cash or check. Additionally, no charge or fee shall be imposed by a retailer on a player for payment of a prize by money order when that is the sole method of payment made 369available by the retailer.

    373(7) The effective date of this emergency rule is April 15, 2019.

    385(8) This emergency rule replaces Emergency 391R392ule 53ER13-46, F.A.C395.

    396Rulemaking Authority 39824.105(9)(i), 39924.109(1) FS. 401Law Implemented 40324.105(9)(i) FS. 405History406407New 4-15-19, Replaces 53ER13-46.