BCLC had come out with awesome perks
for retailers who are both good in selling tickets and lucky in selling
winnings tickets. This is their way to motivate retailers to sell as many lottery
tickets as they can. There are commissions, bonuses and prizes that had been
given out. This may be a problem for gambling addicts however, the government
profits from BCCLC when it was provided with #1.4 billion last year and which
expected to be more than this amount for this year following increase of sales
On September 3 of this year,
Verna Holmes, owner of Seafair Smoke & Mixer at Seafair Shopping Centre
from Richmond was presented a big mock check for $60,000 by the British
Columbia Lottery Corp. because this is where the $60-million winning Lotto Max
ticket won by fisherman Joseph Katalinic had been bought. It was the largest
lottery win in B.C. history. Though, the clerk who sold winning tickets are not
given special incentive.
In order to qualify for the
incentives, each retailer must sign a contract with BCLC to set out their
roles, responsibilities and compensation.
The list of compensations are as
5% – Total lottery tickets sold.
0.5% – Bonus for $125,000 worth of sold tickets in a
2.5% – Bonus for more than $1.5 million worth of sold
tickets in a year.
$500 – Bonus for $25,000 sales bump from last
$750 – Bonus for $50,000 sales bump from last
$1,000 – Bonus for $75,000 sales bump from last year’s
$1,250 – Bonus for $100,000 sales bump from last year’s
B. Winning Tickets
$60,000 – Sold $60-million winning ticket
0.1% – Sold $2 million and up winning ticket
$2,000 – Between $1 million and $1,999,999.99 winning
$1,000 – Between $500,000 and $999,999.99 winning ticket
$500 – Between $100,000 and $499,999.99 winning
$250 – Between $10,000 and 99,999.99 winning ticket
1% – Commission on winning ticket validation
In the instance that store owner
changed, the sales incentive will be prorated.
BCLC campaign towards generating
more sales will indeed be effective because it will be a win-win situation for
both BCLC and retailers. 2019 lottery profit will then be good for the