An applicant for a lottery retailer contract must:
be at least 18 years of age;
not propose to be in business solely as a seller of lottery tickets;
not have been convicted within the previous five years of a felony, gross misdemeanor, a crime involving fraud or misrepresentation, or a gambling-related offense;
not have an officer, director, or person who owns more than five percent of the business of the applicant who has within the previous five years been convicted of a felony, gross misdemeanor, or crime involving fraud or misrepresentation, or a gambling-related offense except as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 349A.06, subdivision 2, clause (c); and
not be a member of the immediate family residing in the same household as the director, board member, or employee of the lottery.
Before selecting a lottery retailer or selecting an additional business location for a lottery retailer, the director shall consider:
the financial responsibility of the retailer;
the honesty and integrity of the retailer;
the accessibility of the place of business of the retailer;
the sufficiency of existing lottery retailers to serve the public convenience;
the volume of expected retailer sales;
the veracity of the information supplied in the application;
the length of time the retailer has been in business; and
the nature and type of business engaged in by the retailer.
Contracts shall be issued only to any of the following:
residents of the state;
corporations incorporated in this state, or authorized to do business in this state;
partnerships authorized to do business in this state; and
unincorporated businesses or other entities which are authorized to do business in this state.
14 SR 2315; L 1991 c 233 s 109; 18 SR 1223; 21 SR 147; L 2005 c 151 art 1 s 116
November 8, 2006