The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) is in the process of recruiting as many retailers as possible to sell lottery tickets. The success of the ASL will depend on its ability to build a strong statewide retail network to maximize sales and profits for educational programs.
The Lottery’s retail network will include not only traditional outlets such as convenience stores, gas stations and grocery stores but also barber shops, beauty salons, electronics stores, restaurants, sporting goods stores, wine and spirits outlets and more. Please note that some businesses, such as establishments formed for the sole purpose of selling lottery tickets, will not be eligible to sell lottery tickets.
Economic benefits to retailers are both tangible and intangible. In exchange for participating, retailers will receive various commissions on the Lottery’s sales in their stores. In addition, participating retailers also may benefit from increased customer traffic in their stores.
Any retailer interested in selling lottery tickets can download an Application packet online, or call (501) 683-2000. The initial cost is a $100 application fee, which includes a required state and federal background check. Lottery equipment, supplies and training are provided at no cost, pending approval of application.
The ASL will need to directly procure a wide range of basic goods and services. Procurement needs include but are not limited to items such as office furniture, office supplies, computer equipment, business printing, vehicles, advertising services, travel agency services and janitorial services. Businesses wishing to offer their goods and services to ASL should fill out the registration form below to submit contact information and type(s) of services or commodities offered. Also visit the Procurement section of the ASL website in order to respond to requests from proposals, qualifications and bids.
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has selected Intralot, Inc. as the preferred vendor for Online Lottery Game Services and Lottery Gaming System and Services and Scientific Games International, Inc. to supply colorful and popular instant or “scratch off” tickets. The ASL has selected Bank of the Ozarks as the vendor to supply its comprehensive banking services and The Communications Group to provide its Advertising, Marketing and Media Services. Each company, industry leaders in their respective field, is developing relationships with minority businesses in Arkansas. However, they may still have needs for goods, services and labor including but not limited to printing, field technicians, couriers, vehicles, computer equipment and office supplies.
Any business interested in pursuing a subcontracting relationship with either company should contact the ASL Internal Operations Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vendor Validation Program affords qualified minority-owned and women-owned businesses the opportunity to participate as potential suppliers for products and services for ASL, as well as becoming potential retailers.
The program is designed to bring the added value of diversity to ASL’s procurement needs by proactively seeking minority and women-owned businesses through direct relationships with ASL and indirect relationships with our major gaming vendors.
At ASL, we:
The Vendor Validation Program is a catalyst to foster mutually beneficial relationships with small minority-owned and women-owned businesses throughout the State of Arkansas. To register, fill out the Vendor Application Form.
ASL will ensure that a diverse business is actually owned, controlled, and operated by the applicant(s) and meets the eligibility criteria of the program.
“Female-owned business” means a business:
“Member of a minority” means a lawful permanent resident of this state who is:
“Minority-owned business” means a business that is owned by:
Visit our Vendor Validation Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more about the program