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Online Powerball $80M winner helps Tabcorp and not retailers

Mark Fletcher
March 28th, 2020 · 1 Comment

The winning ticket in Thursday’s Powerball $80M draw was purchased online. Given the usual rush to the retailer of the winning ticket, online purchases will increase.

While Tabcorp cannot control the purchase location of the winning ticket, they can control the level of support for their physical retail network. My view is that it is grossly inadequate, as it has been for years.

Their focus is on compliance and not proactive support and encouragement. The margin paid to retailers is also inadequate. Retailers stick with it out of fear for what business might look like without it and in the hope that Tabcorp will behave better.

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Category: Lotteries · Social responsibility

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  • 1 Steve // Mar 29, 2020 at 9:23 AM

    Hear! Hear! All businesses across our economy need to share the burden with this crisis. As a head franchisor this is time for Tabcorp to standup. Presently and perhaps not unsurprisingly they are definitely not carrying their fair load!

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