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How do the stores that sell the winning mega million lottery ticket make any money

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They get a small percentage of each lotto purchased.
nothing much at all.
A lot of the time in the old days. and even today.
the owner would set someone up to come in and steal specifically only the money for the lotto.
This would mean that they are simply stealing from the actual customers that bought the lotto.

This is just one of many factors that is factored in to calculate the winnings for people.

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The stores that sell the winning mega million lottery ticket probably buy the tickets at a cheaper price and sell it for a higher one. This may be most likely the only way that they can make money selling those tickets.

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They either get a percentage of the winnings or 10 grand from the Lottery officials (i remember my uncle saying something like that) And, since they were the store that sold the winning ticket, they get free publicity and people may go 2 that store becuz they may think its lucky

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"Vendors who sell any winning ticket with a prize of \$10,000 or more receive a bonus equal to 1 percent of the prize won by the player........." Source - StatesManJournal.com

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Source Florida Lottery.com

Retailer Incentives

Lottery retailers earn extra cash with the following retailer incentives:
•Retailer bonus commissions* for selling jackpot-or top-prize-winning tickets. ?POWERBALL®: Starts at \$20,000 and increases by \$5,000 with each rollover for up to a maximum of \$100,000.
?FLORIDA LOTTO™: Starts at \$10,000 and increases by \$5,000 with each rollover
?LUCKY LINES™: Ranges from \$1,000 on \$1 tickets to \$10,000 on \$5 tickets
?MEGA MONEY™: \$1,000

* In the event of multiple winners, retailers will share the bonus incentive.

•Retailer bonus commission of \$1,000, for selling a \$1 million winning POWERBALL ticket (5-of-5 winning numbers).
•Retailer bonus commission of \$5,000 for selling a \$2-million-winning POWERBALL with Power Play® ticket (5-of-5 winning numbers).
•5% commission on all Florida Lottery ticket sales (Terminal and Scratch-Offs).
•1% commission for cashing Florida Lottery winning tickets at your retail location.