PHOENIX (Oct. 16, 2012) – The Arizona Lottery is pleased to announce that non-profit organizations currently selling its instant pull-tabs games have earned more than $1 million in commissions, which help fund the public programs and services they provide.
The development of Arizona Lottery pull-tab games began when legislative action authorized the Lottery to offer pull-tab games to non-profit organizations in 2010. The Lottery immediately set to work developing operational rules, licensing the qualified organizations, contracting with a ticket printer, issuing, evaluating and awarding an RFP for the warehouse and distribution of the product, and printing the games. The first six games went on sale in January 2011.
“The Arizona Lottery was honored to step forward in developing these entertaining lottery products, which help charitable organizations earn money for their many worthwhile projects,” said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery.
There are currently 74 organizations selling Arizona Lottery pull-tab games throughout the state, including Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, among others. Games are offered at 25 cents, 50 cents and $1 price points and the non-profits earn 20 percent commission on all tickets sold.
“We are thrilled with our decision to sell Arizona Lottery pull-tabs in our Lodge,” said a spokesperson for the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3744. “Within a year, we have raised more than $50,000 in new revenue from the sale of pull-tabs. This new revenue source has allowed us to support various charitable initiatives throughout the State.”
“Without the sale of Arizona Lottery pull-tabs, we would not be able to help the Children at Mooseheart, the seniors at Moosehaven or the local charities that we support,” said a spokesperson for East Mesa Moose Lodge #2082.
For more information about becoming an Arizona Lottery pull-tab retailer, please call Barbara Anderson, products manager for the Arizona Lottery, at (480-921-4470).