Lotto Sales (Online Games) Lottery Sales (Scratch Offs) Lottery Payouts (cash payouts for both)
All of the above items are set up as "Non-Inventoried" items.
We don't buy these tickets from the state, they are "given" to us on consignment and we reimburse the state for the tickets we sell, and they reimburse us for the cash payouts we make. We make our money on the commission of acting as a Lottery "broker". While we make 5% on the sales of tickets and 1% on the redemptions, I don't really consider that in my profit numbers for the store. (All my commissions are deposited directly into the bank. I have RMS set to require the price to be entered at time of sale due to the fact that amount will always vary. But if a clerk sells $10 worth of lottery with the database cost set to $0 the reports will show a $10 profit, and this is not the case. Likewise, if a clerk makes a payout for $10, the reports will show a loss.
My question(s) are, is anybody out there selling Lottery that has encountered this and found a solution? How might I go about setting these three items the best way as to NOT have ANY effect on my bottom line as it relates to the profit or loss that RMS "THINKS" I am making?
Sorry about the LONG wordy post, but I just had RMS installed this week and rapidly moving towards going live. Any assistance or guidance with issue would be of great help.
Tim - Cigar Guy