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Application & Licensing

How do I apply for a Lottery Retailer License?

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To apply for a North Dakota Lottery Retailer License, please complete the documents below. Mail them with a map of your location and the appropriate application fees to North Dakota Lottery, Office of Attorney General, 1050 E. Interstate Ave. Suite 200, Bismarck, ND 58503-5574.

Please read the Application Instructions (PDF) carefully. Contact the North Dakota Lottery at 701-328-1574 if you need any assistance. Applications not complete with forms, signatures, or fees may be disqualified or held for further information.

What is required of an approved licensed retailer?

When a retailer is tentatively approved for a lottery license, the owner or general manager must complete and return the forms, agreements, and fees listed below. The first year's licensing fee is $500. The licensing year is from October 1 – September 30.

The general manager of each retail location must complete a North Dakota Record/Credit Check Form. If this manager had previously submitted this form and fees with the original application, please disregard this step.

What do I need to know now that I am fully licensed?

I am changing my financial institution or bank account.

Retailers are required to submit change in bank account information in writing 30 days prior to the change by completing the following form (PDF).

We are selling our business, changing our business name, or changing our business location.

Retailers are required to submit change in ownership, change in business name, and change in business location in writing 30 days prior to the change. Please submit notification to North Dakota Lottery, Office of Attorney General, 1050 E. Interstate Ave. Suite 200, Bismarck, ND 58503-5574.

We have a new general manager.

A new general manager must complete and sign the North Dakota Record/Credit Check Form (PDF). The form and appropriate fees should be sent to North Dakota Lottery, Office of Attorney General, 1050 E. Interstate Ave. Suite 200, Bismarck, ND 58503-5574.

Annual Lottery License Renewal.

Retailers may renew their lottery license each year by signing a new licensing agreement and remitting the renewal fee of $150. The licensing year is from October 1 - September 30. Notifications will go out to licensed retailers in late August of each year.

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