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Tax 61.08(16) (16)Instant scratch ticket redemption.
Tax 61.08(16)(a)(a) The retailer shall redeem low tier prizes for tickets sold at the retailer's outlet and presented to the retailer by the customer. If the customer elects to redeem the low tier prize at another retail location or at any Wisconsin lottery office, the Wisconsin lottery shall debit the retailer's account in that amount.
Tax 61.08(16)(b) (b) The retailer may not redeem winning lottery tickets for prizes in amounts different from the amounts authorized by the administrator or condition redemption of a lottery prize upon the purchase of any other item or service, or impose any restriction upon the redemption of a lottery prize unless specifically authorized in writing by the administrator.
Tax 61.08(17) (17)Break-open tickets.
Tax 61.08(17)(a)(a) The administrator may accept returned break-open tickets for credit only under any of the following circumstances:
Tax 61.08(17)(a)1. 1. If the tickets are defective, the retailer shall return as many of the suspected defective tickets as is possible, using the original packaging materials if possible.
Tax 61.08(17)(a)2. 2. If the order was filled incorrectly by the Wisconsin lottery, the retailer shall return any incorrectly shipped break-open tickets, using the original packaging materials if possible.
Tax 61.08(17)(a)3. 3. If the shipment of tickets is unopened by the retailer. To be considered unopened, the package shall contain all the tickets that it contained when delivered to the retailer and have the original packaging and shipping seals intact and unopened.
Tax 61.08(17)(a)4. 4. If the lottery administrator announces a settlement date for a game, a retailer may return tickets for credit on or before the date provided that the retailer returns the tickets using the original packaging materials, or in a manner acceptable to the lottery administrator.
Tax 61.08(17)(b) (b) The retailer shall redeem all prizes from tickets purchased at the retailer's outlet unless the features and procedures document for the game state otherwise.
Tax 61.08(18) (18)Point-of-sale material. The retailer shall maintain and display prominently lottery point-of-sale material, including the door decal, current game poster, current game player brochures and the ticket dispenser. The retailer shall maintain and display a sign provided by the lottery that indicates which games no longer have a top prize.
Tax 61.08(19) (19)Right to appeal suspension or termination. In the event the administrator suspends or terminates the retailer's contract, the retailer is entitled to an appeal in accordance with the provisions set forth under s. Tax 61.10.
Tax 61.08(20) (20)Suspension or termination procedure. The retailer, upon notice of the suspension or termination, shall immediately stop selling lottery tickets. Within 2 weeks of the suspension or termination, the retailer shall make payment on any money owed to the Wisconsin lottery and surrender all unsold tickets and all state owned lottery property.
Tax 61.08(21) (21)Grounds for suspension. The retailer's contract may be suspended without prior notice by the Wisconsin lottery for any of the following reasons:
Tax 61.08(21)(a) (a) The retailer failed to meet one or more of the qualifications for being a retailer under s. 565.10, Stats., or under the Wisconsin lottery's administrative rules.
Tax 61.08(21)(b) (b) The retailer violated a provision under ch. 565, Stats., or of this chapter.
Tax 61.08(21)(c) (c) The retailer failed to sell a minimum monthly average of $400 worth of instant scratch tickets or instant break-open tickets or the sum of both in any fiscal quarter, under s. Tax 61.04 (1) (d).
Tax 61.08(21)(d) (d) The retailer intentionally sold a lottery ticket to a person under 18 years of age.
Tax 61.08(21)(e) (e) The retailer endangered the security of the Wisconsin lottery.
Tax 61.08(21)(f) (f) The retailer engaged in fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or other conduct prejudicial to public confidence in the Wisconsin lottery.
Tax 61.08(21)(g) (g) The retailer failed to remit money owed to the Wisconsin lottery or failed to make payment on or before the settlement date.
Tax 61.08(21)(h) (h) The retailer engaged in advertising of lottery products or services, or both, that in the administrator's determination was false, deceptive, or misleading.
Tax 61.08(21)(i) (i) The retailer failed to follow instructions and procedures for the conduct of any particular lottery game or lottery special event.
Tax 61.08(22) (22)Grounds for termination. The retailer's contract may be terminated by the Wisconsin Lottery, regardless of whether the retailer has been previously suspended. Any issue which is grounds for termination may be considered instead for suspension, at the discretion of the administrator. The administrator may consider whether a retailer acted to promptly cure a cause within a reasonable time after notice, when reviewing the grounds for termination. The retailer's contract may be terminated for the following reasons:
Tax 61.08(22)(a) (a) The retailer failed to meet one or more of the qualifications for being a retailer under s. 565.10, Stats., or under this chapter.
Tax 61.08(22)(b) (b) The retailer endangered the security of the lottery, or engaged in fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or other conduct in a manner that would cause perceptions prejudicial to public confidence.
Tax 61.08(22)(c) (c) The retailer engaged in any practice identified under s. Tax 61.08 (21) (a) to (i).
Tax 61.08 Note Note: Section Tax 61.08 interprets ss. 565.02 (3) (j), 565.10 (7) to (15), and 565.12, Stats.
Tax 61.08 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1989, No. 399, eff. 4-1-89; corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, March, 1995, No. 471; am. (11) (c) and (21) (c), Register, October, 2000, No. 538, eff. 11-1-00; CR 01-088: r. (15) (c) and am. (1), (3), (5), (7), (8), (10), (11) (b), (e) and (h), (13), (14) (b), (bm), (c) and (d), (15) (a), (b) and (d), (16), (19), (20) and (21) (intro.) and (a) to (h) Register February 2002 No. 554, eff. 3-1-02; CR: 04-083: am. (11) (c), (13) (a), (14) (d), (16) (a) and (21) (c), r. (11) (h), (12), and (15), cr. (13) (c) and (d), r. and recr. (17) (a) Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 07-087: cr. (11) (h), (j), (k), (13) (e), (14) (c), (15), (17) (a) 4., and (22), am. (13) (c) 1., (14) (bm), (17) (b), (18), (21) (intro.) and (g), renum. (14) (c) and (d) to be (14) (d) and (e) and am. Register April 2008 No. 628, eff. 5-1-08; CR 13-034: am. (11) (h), (k), (13) (a), cr. (13) (cm) Register December 2013 No. 696, eff. 1-1-14.
Tax 61.085 Tax 61.085 Retailer performance program.
Tax 61.085(1) (1) Purpose.
Tax 61.085(1)(a)(a) The retailer performance program or RPP is intended to provide additional compensation, above the compensation provided under s. 565.10 (14) (b) 1. or 2., Stats., to retailers who meet certain performance goals identified by the department of revenue. This additional compensation is authorized under ss. 565.02 (4) (g) and 565.10 (14) (b) 3m., Stats.
Tax 61.085(1)(b) (b) This program is applicable to lottery retailer sales transactions beginning on January 1, 2000.
Tax 61.085(2) (2)Definitions. In this section:
Tax 61.085(2)(a) (a) "Appropriate sales history" means the historical sales data that is used to calculate performance of a retail location within the RPP. The appropriate quarterly sales history data may be from either the comparable history quarter as defined under par. (c) or the immediately previous quarter as defined under par. (e). The appropriate annual sales history data shall be from the comparable history fiscal year under par. (b).
Tax 61.085(2)(b) (b) "Comparable history fiscal year" means the previous fiscal year that has sales history in each sales quarter for a specific retail location.
Tax 61.085(2)(c) (c) "Comparable history quarter" means the full sales quarter that is one year prior to the current sales quarter in which the RPP is being administered.
Tax 61.085(2)(d) (d) "Gross sales" means the sales data as indicated by Wisconsin lottery accounts receivable documentation of weekly invoicing of the purchase of Wisconsin lottery products by retailers.
Tax 61.085(2)(e) (e) "Immediately previous quarter" means the full sales quarter immediately prior to the current sales quarter in which the RPP is being administered.
Tax 61.085(2)(f) (f) "Instant ticket" means any of the following:
Tax 61.085(2)(f)1. 1. Any ticket which uses a scratch, pull-tab or break-open method, or a combination of those methods, as the method of player interaction with the ticket.
Tax 61.085(2)(f)2. 2. Any ticket where the features and procedures documentation under s. 565.27, Stats., indicates the ticket is an instant ticket for purposes of the retailer performance program as identified under this section.
Tax 61.085(2)(g) (g) "Retail location" means the place of business at which lottery products such as instant tickets or terminal generated tickets are sold, as selected under s. Tax 61.04.
Tax 61.085(2)(h) (h) "Sales goals incentive" means the component of the RPP that pays incentives to retailers who increase gross sales in a specified sales quarter or specified fiscal year, or both, when the sales quarter or fiscal year is compared to an appropriate sales history as defined under par. (a).
Tax 61.085(2)(hm) (hm) "Sales quarter" means a quarter of the Wisconsin lottery fiscal year that is 13 weeks in length. Beginning in fiscal year 2001, the administrator shall determine the start and end dates of all sales quarters of a fiscal year no later than one month prior to the beginning of that fiscal year, and upon request shall provide the calendar dates that define each quarter of a fiscal year. A quarter shall start and end on dates that are consistent with the standard billing cycle that the lottery uses to collect revenue from retailer accounts.
Tax 61.085(2)(i) (i) "Short-term incentive" means the component of the RPP that pays incentives to retailers who satisfy a performance expectation as established in short-term incentive features and procedures documentation.
Tax 61.085(2)(j) (j) "Winning ticket incentive" means the component of the RPP that pays incentives to retailers who sell winning lottery tickets.
Tax 61.085(3) (3)Eligibility. Any retailer may participate in the RPP if it meets all of the following eligibility requirements:
Tax 61.085(3)(a) (a) The retailer honors the current retailer contract, including any applicable addenda.
Tax 61.085(3)(b) (b) The retailer is not a nonprofit organization as defined in s. 565.10 (14) (a), Stats.
Tax 61.085(3)(c) (c) The retailer satisfies any qualifying requirements specific to each component of the RPP. If a retailer fails to satisfy the requirements specific to a component of the RPP, the retailer may not be considered qualified for that component of the RPP. A retailer qualifies for each component separately, and qualifying for one component of the RPP does not affect qualifying for another component.
Tax 61.085(4) (4)Design. The retailer performance program shall consist of 3 components, the winning ticket incentive, the sales goals incentive, and the short-term incentive described as follows:
Tax 61.085(4)(a) (a) Winning ticket incentive. The expected performance of the winning ticket incentive component of the RPP is the selling of winning lottery tickets. To qualify for the winning ticket incentive, a retailer shall satisfy the eligibility requirements in sub. (3). An incentive shall be paid to a retailer for selling any winning lottery ticket where the stated prize value of the winning lottery ticket is $600 or greater. The incentive shall be paid as follows:
Tax 61.085(4)(a)1. 1. For winning lottery tickets, 2% of the stated prize value shall be paid to a retailer on each prize, up to a maximum of $100,000 per prize level per drawing. In the event that a retailer or retailers earn more than $300,000 from any one prize level in any one drawing, then the lottery shall divide $300,000 equally among all retailers who earned an incentive from that prize level.
Tax 61.085(4)(b) (b) Sales goals incentive. The sales goals incentive component of the RPP shall pay a retailer an incentive based on an increase in the amount of sales over the appropriate sales history. The incentive shall be tracked, measured and paid separately for each product type. For each product type, a retailer shall satisfy eligibility requirements in sub. (3), sell a minimum amount of instant tickets as indicated under s. Tax 61.08 (11) (c), and qualify for the product type under sub. (5).
Tax 61.085(4)(b)1. 1. Quarterly payments may be paid for instant ticket product and for non-jackpot terminal generated product, and shall be made in the following manner:
Tax 61.085(4)(b)1.a. a. For the instant ticket sales product type, the retailer shall receive an incentive calculated by comparing a sales quarter against the appropriate sales history to determine if a sales increase has occurred. If a sales increase has not occurred, no incentive may be paid. If a sales increase has occurred, the retailer shall receive up to 2% of the sales increase unless the administrator adjusts the payment percentage to a lower percentage under sub. (7) to ensure that appropriate funding authority is maintained within the current fiscal year. Any adjustment made shall consider historical sales and incentive information and shall be applied equally to all retailers. Information regarding the details of any adjustment shall be made available upon request to the administrator.
Tax 61.085(4)(b)1.b. b. For the non-jackpot terminal-generated sales product type, the retailer shall receive an incentive calculated by comparing a sales quarter against the appropriate sales history to determine if a sales increase has occurred. If a sales increase has not occurred, no incentive may be paid. If a sales increase has occurred, the retailer shall receive up to 2% of the sales increase unless the administrator adjusts the payment percentage to a lower percentage under sub. (7) to ensure that appropriate funding authority is maintained within the current fiscal year. Any adjustment made shall consider historical sales and incentive information and shall be applied equally to all retailers. Information regarding the details of any adjustment shall be made available upon request to the administrator.
Tax 61.085(4)(b)2. 2. Annual payments may be paid for instant ticket product, non-jackpot terminal generated product and jackpot terminal-generated product, and shall be made in the following manner:
Tax 61.085(4)(b)2.a. a. For the instant ticket sales product type the retailer shall receive an incentive calculated by comparing a fiscal year against the appropriate sales history to determine if a sales increase has occurred. If a sales increase has not occurred, no incentive may be paid. If a sales increase has occurred, the retailer shall receive up to 10% of the sales increase unless the administrator adjusts the payment to a lower percentage under sub. (7) to ensure that appropriate funding authority is maintained within the current fiscal year. Any adjustment made shall consider historical sales and incentive information and shall be applied equally to all retailers. Information regarding the details of any adjustment shall be made available upon request to the administrator. Any incentive paid to a retailer shall be adjusted by the percentage of locations contracted to that retailer that do not generate an increase, except that locations which do not have a comparable history fiscal year are not considered when this adjustment is made.
Tax 61.085 Note Note: For example: If a retailer has a contract to sell lottery products that includes three retail locations and one of the retail locations fails to generate an increase, then the lottery will adjust the incentive payments to those retail locations which earned an increase. In this example, the adjustment of each payment is calculated by reducing each payment by one third, the number of retail locations included in the contract but for which an increase was not earned.
Tax 61.085(4)(b)2.b. b. For the non-jackpot terminal-generated sales product type, the retailer shall receive an incentive calculated by comparing a fiscal year against the appropriate sales history to determine if a sales increase has occurred. If a sales increase has not occurred, no incentive may be paid. If a sales increase has occurred, the retailer shall receive up to 10% of the sales increase unless the administrator adjusts the payment to a lower percentage under sub. (7) to ensure that appropriate funding authority is maintained within the current fiscal year. Any adjustment made shall consider historical sales and incentive information and shall be applied equally to all retailers. Information regarding the details of any adjustment shall be made available upon request to the administrator. Any incentive paid to a retailer shall be adjusted by the percentage of locations contracted to that retailer that do not generate an increase, except that locations which do not have a comparable history fiscal year are not considered when this adjustment is made.
Tax 61.085 Note Note: For example: If a retailer has a contract to sell lottery products that includes three retail locations and one of the retail locations fails to generate an increase, then the lottery will adjust the incentive payments to those retail locations which earned an increase. In this example, the adjustment of each payment is calculated by reducing each payment by one third, the number of retail locations included in the contract but for which an increase was not earned.
Tax 61.085(4)(b)2.c. c. For the jackpot terminal-generated sales product type, the retailer shall receive an incentive calculated by comparing a fiscal year against the appropriate sales history to determine if a sales increase has occurred. If a sales increase has not occurred, no incentive may be paid. If a sales increase has occurred, the retailer shall receive up to 10% of the sales increase unless the administrator adjusts the payment percentage to a lower percentage under sub. (7) to ensure that appropriate funding authority is maintained within the current fiscal year. Any other adjustment made shall consider historical sales and incentive information and shall be applied equally to all retailers. Information regarding the details of any adjustment shall be made available upon request to the administrator. Any incentive paid to a location shall be adjusted by the percentage of locations contracted to that retailer that do not generate an increase, except that locations which do not have a comparable history fiscal year are not considered when this adjustment is made.
Tax 61.085 Note Note: For example: If a retailer has a contract to sell lottery products that includes three retail locations and one of the retail locations fails to generate an increase, then the lottery will adjust the incentive payments to those retail locations which earned an increase. In this example, the adjustment of each payment is calculated by reducing each payment by one third, the number of retail locations included in the contract but for which an increase was not earned.
Tax 61.085 Note Note: For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, "fiscal year 2000," the Wisconsin lottery shall use the appropriate historical data from the fiscal year which ended on June 30, 1999, "fiscal year 1999," to determine a one-half fiscal year goal for the jackpot terminal-generated game product type under subd. 3.
Tax 61.085(4)(c) (c) Short-term incentive. The short-term incentive shall pay a retailer an incentive based on the achievement of expected performance. Short-term incentives shall be designed to support a certain product or product type or to strengthen sales during certain times of the fiscal year. Performance expectations shall be related to the increasing of sales of lottery products and may be different for each short-term incentive offered to retailers. A short-term incentive may not continue from one fiscal year into another fiscal year. The administrator shall determine whether short-term incentives are offered. The expected performance, and all other information important to the development of a specific short-term incentive, shall be indicated in a document that shall represent the features and procedures of the short-term campaign. Payment may be in the form of merchandise or lottery products. The features and procedures document shall be published to the retailers no later than 14 calendar days prior to the start date of the incentive and shall include the following:
Tax 61.085(4)(c)1. 1. A statement of the requirements for a retailer to qualify for the program. The requirements for qualification for short-term incentives shall be as consistent as possible with other aspects of the RPP.
Tax 61.085(4)(c)2. 2. A statement of the expected performance of a retailer who participates in the short-term incentive.
Tax 61.085(4)(c)3. 3. A statement of the start and end dates of the program and the expected time period that the plan will run.
Tax 61.085(4)(c)4. 4. A statement of how much funding may be made available for payment under the plan, not to exceed $300,000 per short-term incentive.
Tax 61.085(4)(c)5. 5. A detailed explanation of how the incentive is calculated, to be consistent with other aspects of the RPP where appropriate.
Tax 61.085(4)(c)6. 6. A detailed explanation of how incentive payments will be made, and that payments shall be made no later than the last Thursday of the month following the last day of the sales quarter in which the short-term incentive ends. If payment is made in merchandise or lottery product, the explanation will include information about the merchandise or lottery product.
Tax 61.085(4)(c)7. 7. Any other features or procedures determined by the administrator to be appropriate.
Tax 61.085(4)(d) (d) Merchandise as payment. If merchandise is used as payment, all of the following conditions must be met:
Tax 61.085(4)(d)1. 1. The lottery may spend up to 10% of the funding available for the RPP, under s. 565.02 (4) (g), Stats., for merchandise or lottery product per fiscal year.
Tax 61.085(4)(d)2. 2. The lottery shall procure appropriate merchandise, merchandise fulfillment or inventory control for the implementation of short-term incentives by conducting procurement activities under s. 565.25, Stats. The lottery shall properly account for lottery product used in a short-term incentive.
Tax 61.085(4)(d)3. 3. The lottery shall provide for the appropriate control of the merchandise or lottery product, including provisions for inventory and physical security where necessary.
Tax 61.085(5) (5)Qualification for product types.
Tax 61.085(5)(a)(a) To qualify annual sales goals incentives under sub. (4) (b) 2., jackpot terminal-generated sales product type, a retail location shall have a comparable history fiscal year as defined under sub. (2) (b).
Tax 61.085(5)(am) (am) If no appropriate sales history can be determined, the retail location may not be considered qualified for annual incentives for that product type. The administrator shall review qualification under each product type no less often than yearly, so that retail locations that become qualified may be included for incentive payments as soon as possible.
Tax 61.085(5)(b) (b) To qualify for quarterly sales goals incentives under sub. (4) (b) 1., a retail location shall meet the qualification criteria for that product type. Each product type shall be reviewed separately to determine if an appropriate quarterly sales history as defined under sub. (2) (a) is available to satisfy the criteria. The criteria are as follows:
Tax 61.085(5)(b)1. 1. For a retail location, if there is comparable history quarter sales data as defined under sub. (2) (c), the retailer shall be considered qualified for that product type.
Tax 61.085(5)(b)2. 2. If no comparable history quarter exists for a retail location, the administrator shall substitute sales history from the immediately previous quarter as defined under sub. (2) (e).
Tax 61.085(5)(b)3. 3. If no appropriate quarterly sales history can be determined, either by using data from a comparable history quarter or from an immediately previous quarter, the retail location may not be considered qualified for quarterly incentives for that product type. The administrator shall review qualification under each product type no less often than quarterly so that retail locations that become qualified may be included for incentive payments as soon as possible.
Tax 61.085(6) (6)Payment of incentives. The RPP incentives shall be paid in the following sequential order:
Tax 61.085(6)(a) (a) Winning Ticket Incentives, under sub. (4) (a).
Tax 61.085(6)(b) (b) Short-Term Incentives, under sub. (4) (c).
Tax 61.085(6)(c) (c) Quarterly Sales Goals Incentives, under sub. (4) (b) 1., where the sequence of product types paid shall be instant ticket sales products, then non-jackpot terminal-generated products.
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