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Retailer Spotlight


Maria Al-Nemri, owner of Royal Discount Tobacco in Nashville, says she loves being a Tennessee Lottery retailer for two big reasons: “We make players happy, and we help a lot of students go to college with Lottery-funded scholarships.” 

Maria’s enthusiasm can be seen through the excellent customer service she and her staff provide, which is one of the biggest keys to her success. Another thing that makes a difference in her sales is letting people know about winners. Maria puts winning tickets in a bowl and lets customers look through to see how many people are winning at her store. “This makes them want to play,” she says.

Thanks to Maria and Royal Discount Tobacco for their tireless work as a valuable Tennessee Lottery Retailer.

Benefits to Selling

The success of the Tennessee Lottery depends on its ability to build and maintain a strong, statewide retailer network to maximize sales and profits for educational programs. Economic benefits to retailers include:

  • 6.5% Commission on Lottery Sales
  • Free Sales, Marketing and Promotional Support
  • Automated Ticket-Inventory Tracking and Accounting
  • High Frequency of Customer Visits
  • No Up-Front Inventory Costs
  • High Rate of Return
  • Frequent Introduction of New Games
  • Satisfaction in Helping Raise Dollars for Education
  • More than $5 Billion Raised for Education

Click here to read more about how to grow your business with the Tennessee Education Lottery.