53ER20-38. Retailer MEGA MILLIONS® Bonus Commission Program  

Effective on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
  • 1(1) The Florida Lottery will conduct, as a retailer sales incentive, a Retailer MEGA MILLIONS16® 17Bonus Commission Program (“Program”) in which the Florida Lottery will award bonus commissions to Florida Lottery retailers who sell a winning jackpot MEGA MILLIONS ticket for a Tuesday or Friday MEGA MILLIONS 49drawing.

    50(2) 51The bonus commission for a starting jackpot prize will be $20,000. Each time the jackpot prize rolls over, the bonus commission will increase by $5,000 until it reaches the maximum bonus commission of $100,000.

    88(3) If multiple winning jackpot tickets are sold in Florida for the same MEGA MILLIONS drawing, the retailers selling such tickets will share the bonus commission. 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 tickets sold in Florida for that drawing.

    156(4) If a winning jackpot ticket is a MEGA MILLIONS with Megaplier® ticket, an additional $20,000 bonus commission will be paid to the retailer selling such ticket. If multiple winning jackpot tickets are MEGA MILLIONS with Megaplier tickets, each retailer selling such a ticket will be paid the additional bonus commission.

    208(5) Florida Lottery retailers who sell a 215MEGA MILLIONS 217ticket that matches 5+0 numbers will receive a $1,000 bonus commission. 

    229(6) Florida Lottery retailers who sell a 236MEGA MILLIONS 238with Megaplier® 240ticket that matches 5+0 numbers will receive a $5,000 bonus commi252ssion.

    253(7) Award of a bonus commission is not dependent upon the MEGA MILLIONS winning jackpot ticket, 269MEGA MILLIONS 5+0 winning ticket or 275MEGA MILLIONS 277with Megaplier 5+0 winning ticket 282being claimed by the winner.

    287(8) Retailers whose Florida Lottery contracts are terminated or inactivated prior 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, Fl324orida 325Stat326utes, 327Chapter 53, Fl330orida Administrative 332Code or contrac335t terms.

    337(9) A bonus commission will be considered compensation to the retailer and will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service by the Florida Lottery. The 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 the bonus commission, if any.

    394(10) MEGA MILLIONS bonus commissions are subject to availability of funds appropriated for retailer incentives. This 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 use such funds for this purpose.

    449(11) This emergency rule replaces Emergency Rule 53ER17-79, F.A.C.

    458Rulemaking Authority 46024.105(9)(i), 46124.109(1) FS. 463Law Implemented 46524.105(9)(i), 46624.112(1) FS. 468History–New 6-10-20, Replaces 53ER17-79.