• Retailers
  • Players
  • Beneficiaries

Without Them,
There's No Us

Washington's Lottery began to take shape on November 15, 1982 when the first Scratch ticket went on sale in over 600 selling locations — convenience stores, supermarkets, restaurants, state liquor stores, and other outlets across the state. Today, Washington's Lottery has over 3,700 selling locations!

  • Regional Growth
  • Flagship Stores
  • Luckiest Stores

Regional Growth

1982 - June 22, 2012

Retailer growth has been exponential over the last 30 years.

Total

1982

2012

Flagship Stores

These are a few of the original stores from across the state that helped launch the Lottery in 1982.

Amanda Park Mercantile

6088 US Highway 101, Amanda Park, 98526

Bromley's Red Apple Market

315 Cherry St, Sumas, 98295

Front Street Market

80 Front St South, Issaquah, 98027

Country Corner Grocery

43529 228th Ave SE, Enumclaw, 98022

A & J Select Market

265 2nd Street, Stevenson, 98648

Happy's Market

207 W University Way, Ellensburg, 98926

Lake's Market

2224 W Broadway Ave, Moses Lake, 98837

Just aMinute Mart

712 9th Street, Benton City, 99320

Walla Walla's Harvest Foods

905 S 2nd Ave, Walla Walla, 99362

Rick's Family Foods

1401 13th Street, Clarkston, 99403

Luckiest Stores All Stars - The Luckiest Stores Across the State Over 30 years

Our luckiest stores have helped make winners across the state and distributed millions of dollars to Washingtonians.

  • The luckiest stores are those that have had the most jackpots in their region.
  • The 6 luckiest stores have had a combined 52 jackpots and have sold over $49,000,000 in winning tickets.
  • This includes jackpots wins from Lotto, Lotto Plus, Mega Millions, Powerball, Keno, Raffle, Quinto, Match 4, Hit 5.

Plaid Pantry

514 Washington St, Vancouver, WA

$35,217,443


Although Plaid Pantry's 107 convenience stores span from Seattle to Salem, it is the Vancouver store at 514 Washington Street that is the luckiest. The Plaid Pantry in Vancouver is a regular on Washington's Lottery's annual list of lucky stores, selling multiple winning tickets since 1985.

All Star Lanes and Casino

10710 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA

$1,360,042


All Star Lanes and Casino in Silverdale is the only casino, bowling alley and full-service restaurant in our list of 30 years of lucky stores. No other Washington's Lottery outlet in the Olympic region has sold more jackpots than All Star Lanes Casino.

Hilltop Red Apple

2701 Beacon Ave South, Seattle, WA

$8,660,010


Hilltop Red Apple is a regular to the annual list of lucky stores. Located in Seattle's Beacon Hill, it has been selling tickets for years and has sold 16 jackpot tickets!

C's Market

105 W Steuben St, Bingen, WA

$3,249,168


C's Market in Bingen earned a spot as one of our luckiest store over 30 years. A local convenience store with offerings from its own bistro, C's Market topped all other Washington's Lottery outlets in the Central region.

Pik-A-Pop

526 W Columbia Dr, Kennewick, WA

$1,360,024


Pik-A-Pop in Kennewick has topped all other Washington's Lottery outlets in the Tri-Cities region. The convenience store is part of Texaco gas stations and has had a number of memorable winners, including a man who gave a portion of his winnings to the store's staff.

Rosauer's Supermarket

1808 W 3rd Ave, Spokane, WA

$1,080,046


Rosauer's in Spokane is not only a regular on the annual list of lucky stores, it's also a flagship retailer. Longevity = lucky for Rosaure's: the grocery store has been selling Washington's Lottery games since the very beginning.

What Retailers Get

Sales Commissions

  • 6% commission on all Scratch tickets and Draw games (except Mega Millions and Powerball)
  • 7% commission on all Mega Millions and Powerball sales
  • 1% bonus increase in commission on all Lotto sales when jackpots are $6million or more

In 2011, $31.9M in commissions were paid to retailers.

Selling Bonuses

Retailer selling bonuses are paid to the retailer who sells a winning jackpot ticket or who sells selected high tier winning tickets. Currently retailers are eligible for retailer bonuses in the following categories:

Powerball

Powerball

For a jackpot winning ticket the Lottery will pay a $50,000 selling bonus to the retailer.

2nd Tier ($1,000,000)

For a second-tier winning ticket (matching 5 of 5 numbers without the Powerball), the Lottery will pay a $10,000 selling bonus to the retailer. Power Play will not change the selling bonus amount.

Powerball

Mega Millions

For a jackpot winning ticket the Lottery will pay a $50,000 selling bonus to the retailer.

2nd Tier ($250,000)

For a second-tier winning ticket (matching 5 of 5 numbers without the Mega Ball), the Lottery will pay a $2,500 selling bonus to the retailer. And a $10,000 selling bonus for selling a winning second-tier Mega Millions ticket with Megaplier.

Powerball

Lotto & Hit 5

For a jackpot winning ticket the Lottery will pay a selling bonus of one percent (1%) of the winning jackpot to the retailer.