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Lotterywest to pay every Lotterywest retailer $30,000

Mark Fletcher
March 30th, 2020 · 6 Comments

Lotterywest sent this email to their retailers today:

Today we are announcing a $17.5 million COVID-19 Retailer Incentive Package to assist Lotterywest retailers during this very difficult time.

The package includes $30,000 for each Lotterywest retailer, which will be paid in three $10,000 monthly instalments, starting from Wednesday 8 April 2020. We will also suspend terminal and service fees for every store for six months.

Premier Mark McGowan and Lotterywest have also established a $159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide support to organisations that are helping people experiencing hardship, announced by the Premier earlier today. Read the full media statement here.

Lotterywest responds to COVID-19

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Here is a list of Questions and Answers we’ve put together about the package.

You can also access all the information on the Retail Link website.

We’ll continue to keep you updated. In the meantime, please direct your questions to your Retail Relationships Officer, or contact our Customer Services team on 133 777.

Thank you and please take care.

Kind regards

Susan Hunt PSM
CEO Lotterywest and Healthway

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What an extraordinary move for WA newsagents and lottery retailers. I know from calls already tonight that this announcement has delivered extraordinary personal relief in addition to the money that will flow.

Kudos to Susan Hunt and the Lotterywest board and to Premier Mark McGowan for delivering on his election promise to Lotterywest retailers.

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Category: Leadership · Lotteries · Social responsibility

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lance // Mar 30, 2020 at 9:54 PM

    Lots of Brownie-Points won with that announcement I feel. What a strong show for all retailers in that network. Yes, Kudos to all involved, and hopefully it will be a huge incentive for concerned businesses to continue support their providers and their customer base.

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  • 2 PETE // Mar 31, 2020 at 6:38 AM

    NSW LOTTERIES WONT EVEN PROVIDE A COUNTER SCREEN OR HAND SANITISER TO ITS FRANCHISEES AUSTRALIA POST IS ROLLING OUT SCREENS TO ALL OUTLETS IN AUSTRALIA WE ARE HAVING THEM FITTED SOON
    HAVEN’T SEEN A THING FROM TABCORP BUT AS THEY SAY EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY.

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  • 3 ken // Mar 31, 2020 at 7:22 AM

    NOT event a cent here in Queensland, just their shitty email and a muppet with an ugly smile. MOST RETAILERS in Quennsland are working while reps stay home with full package.

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  • 4 Graeme Day // Mar 31, 2020 at 8:06 AM

    What a wonderful example of support unmatched by any supplier or service. W.A. Government leads the way.
    I hope it is has registered with others in all States.

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  • 5 Steve // Mar 31, 2020 at 2:22 PM

    Well done Lotteries West.

    Interesting that the NSW government has removed all taxes on lotteries and other gambling products during the coronavirus crisis with the proviso that the savings be used to pay for non executive staff! The WA model seems much smarter and designed to help those in real need.

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  • 6 SEAN // Apr 1, 2020 at 9:31 AM

    S.A retailers still do not get extra commission
    other states received last year.

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