It's Not 'Just a Nickel' Anymore

average transcation"For every dollar spent on the Missouri Lottery, retailers earn 5.9 percent in bonuses and commissions."

While an accurate statement, retailers typically earn more than "just a nickel" when selling Missouri Lottery tickets. The average Lottery transaction is $3.47, generating more than 20 cents - quadruple the "nickel" in bonuses and commission for retailers.