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Retailer Spotlight


Hossein Ghodrat really takes the name of his store, Town Talk, to heart by engaging his customers right when they walk through the door with a “Hello! How are you?”

“We help players anyway we can: talking to them about how to play and what to do,” Ghodrat said, adding that they also talk to them about how the Lottery helps fund education in Tennessee.
“Basically we treat players like we’d treat our own family, by helping them decide what tickets they want and how much they want to spend. We continuously talk to them throughout the whole purchasing experience,” Ghodrat said.

Thank you, Hossein, for treating players like family. Together, we’ve raised more than $5.25 billion for Tennessee students.

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.