Lottery Retailer Application
The application process and evaluation criteria have been developed to ensure the selection of high quality retailers with significant sales potential to assist NWT & Nunavut Lotteries generate additional funds for investment in Sport and Recreation Initiatives. If you have any questions please contact Chris Cahoon-General Manager NWT/NU Lotteries at
• Interested businesses must submit a fully completed Retailer Application. NWT & Nunavut Lotteries reserves the right
to solicit applications from businesses which are likely to be beneficial retailers.
• All fully completed applications will be forwarded to the Finance Manager.
• All fully completed applications will be evaluated by the Finance Manager and the General Manager using the
Evaluation Criteria. Other individuals may be asked to join the evaluation team as required.
• The Finance Manager or designate may complete a Site Assessment, prior to finalizing the evaluation.
• The evaluation results will be forwarded to the Lottery Authority with a recommendation to either provide a terminal or
o If the Lottery Authority supports a recommendation to provide a terminal, the recommendation will be
forwarded to the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs for final approval.
o If the Lottery Authority supports a recommendation not to provide a terminal, the applicant will be notified.
• Community Terminal Density and Per Capita Sales
Based on the existing number of terminals in a community and the per capita lottery product sales for individuals over
18 years of age an assessment will be made with regards to how likely the community would be to support an
Based on the information in the application, and any additional research that may be undertaken, an assessment will
be made as to whether the specific location of the applicant’s business will provide sufficient exposure to potential
customer traffic to support a lottery terminal.
Different types of businesses have proven to provide different levels of opportunity for the sale of lottery products.
Factors which dictate sales potential include but are not limited to:
o Type of business
o Annual sales
o Volume of transactions
o Store hours
o Store presentation
Based on the information in the application, an assessment will be made as to whether the sales potential is sufficient to support a lottery terminal.
Significant diligence is required to be a successful Lottery Terminal Operator. Based on the information in the application and its overall quality an assessment will be made as to the applicant’s suitability.
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