Wawa Inc. announced a milestone in its Florida development—the celebration of a partnership with the Florida Lottery, which will create the addition of self-service Lottery terminals to all existing and future Wawa stores in Florida.
The partnership with the Florida Lottery will be announced at Wawa’s grand opening of its newest Florida store located at 14548 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando.
Highlights of the grand opening include fanfare, a charitable hoagie building competition from nearby colleges to benefit local scholarship funds, and the announcement of Wawa’s official commitment to rolling-out these Lottery vending machines to all new Wawa stores in the state of Florida going forward.
By year’s end, Wawa will have 59 self-serve Lottery terminals in all of Wawa’s Florida stores.
Details On Partnership with Florida Lottery
The Florida Lottery will install self-service Lottery vending machines in all Florida Wawa stores by the end of August and will continue to install them in all new stores going forward. Wawa is thrilled to announce the ability to offer statewide Lottery ticket services to customers through self-service vending machines that feature all Lottery Terminal games: Florida Lotto, Mega Millions, Powerball, Lucky Money, Fantasy 5, Play 4 and Cash 3.
“The Lottery’s sole mission is to sell tickets to generate additional funding for education. I am extremely proud to welcome Wawa as our newest retail partner, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell.
Wawa also has self-service lottery machines in all 218 Pennsylvania, 236 New Jersey, and 69 Virginia stores. For fiscal year 2014, contributions as a result of ticket sales in Wawa stores to older Pennsylvanians, N.J. Education and Virginia Education have reached more than $40 million.
“For our Florida customers we are excited to partner with the Florida Lottery to help them ‘Just Imagine®’ the possibilities with this new exciting convenience,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s president and CEO. “Just imagine, in five years, if Wawa is operating 200 stores in Florida, we would have the potential to contribute more than $20 million to education through Lottery sales in one year.”