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7856.2020 SELECTION OF RETAILERS.

Subpart 1.

Eligibility.

An applicant for a lottery retailer contract must:

A.

be at least 18 years of age;

B.

not propose to be in business solely as a seller of lottery tickets;

C.

not owe $500 or more in delinquent taxes as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 270C.72;

D.

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;

E.

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

F.

not be a member of the immediate family residing in the same household as the director, board member, or employee of the lottery.

Subp. 2.

Factors to be considered.

Before selecting a lottery retailer or selecting an additional business location for a lottery retailer, the director shall consider:

A.

the financial responsibility of the retailer;

B.

the honesty and integrity of the retailer;

C.

the accessibility of the place of business of the retailer;

D.

the sufficiency of existing lottery retailers to serve the public convenience;

E.

the volume of expected retailer sales;

F.

the veracity of the information supplied in the application;

G.

the length of time the retailer has been in business; and

H.

the nature and type of business engaged in by the retailer.

Subp. 3.

Residency requirements.

Contracts shall be issued only to any of the following:

A.

residents of the state;

B.

corporations incorporated in this state, or authorized to do business in this state;

C.

partnerships authorized to do business in this state; and

D.

unincorporated businesses or other entities which are authorized to do business in this state.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 349A.02; 349A.05

History:

14 SR 2315; L 1991 c 233 s 109; 18 SR 1223; 21 SR 147; L 2005 c 151 art 1 s 116

Published Electronically:

November 8, 2006