18- 553 C.M.R. ch. 10, § 11 - SALE, INSPECTION, COMPENSATION, DEPOSITORIES AND TICKET PURCHASES

1. Selling points. The State Lottery may sell tickets at any selling point it establishes within the State of Maine.
2. Effect of order or acceptance of tickets. All instant tickets, ordered or accepted by an agent from the State Lottery or its authorized representative, are deemed to have been purchased by the agent.
3. Issuance by commission. A lottery ticket may not be sold by an agent unless the ticket has been issued to the agent by the commission.
4. Inspection. An agent shall allow inspection of the premises upon reasonable request by authorized representatives of the State Lottery. The inspections may be made without prior notice to the agent.
5. Sales commission. An agent is entitled to a minimum 7% sales commission for all instant tickets sold and a minimum 5% sales commission for all on-line tickets sold. The director may, with the approval of the commission, increase the minimum sales commission for both instant and on-line tickets sold for particular games. Agents who sell tickets in a non-standard manner, including instant tickets sold through a vending machine, may be subject to a different sales commission structure as determined by the commission.
6. Seller's bonus. An agent is entitled to a selling bonus not to exceed 1% of the prize for instant tickets of $1,000 and over sold at the agent's location.
7. Additional incentives. The director may, with the approval of the commission, award additional cash prizes or other incentives, including cashing bonuses to agents.
8. Deposit; reports. The State Lottery may require agents to establish electronic funds transfer (EFT) accounts and establish procedures for transferring funds from the account that are owed to the State Lottery on a timely basis. An agent shall deposit into the agent's EFT account on a timely basis all money received from the sale of lottery tickets, less the amount of any sales commissions, fees and sums paid out to winners as prizes by the agent.
9. Insufficient funds. The commission may establish a procedure for suspension and termination of an agent's license if the agent has accumulated at least 3 notices of insufficient funds to pay amounts owed to the State Lottery. The procedure may require payment of all amounts owed and the establishment of an escrow account to ensure payment before the agent's license may be reactivated.

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18- 553 C.M.R. ch. 10, § 11

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