L’Enfant Plaza in Southwest, DC is getting has a new look—a complete overhaul updating the sprawling underground mall from its outdated look of brass and glass to a sleek modern motif designed to attract new clientele as well as maintain its existing customer base. And, capitalizing on this wave of renovation is Jayesh Patel of Gateway Newsstand.
Patel and his family—his wife and uncle help run the store—have been in their new retail home for almost two months. The space was previously occupied by another D.C. Lottery agent, so Patel inherited customer’s familiarity with the location and its expectations as a D.C. Lottery retailer.
“This is a good opportunity. Lottery is an easy sell,” says Patel who has been in the lottery business for 12 years in D.C., Maryland, and New York. “The D.C. Lottery works with me to make sure everything runs smooth and easy. We appreciate the service we get from our Sales Coordinator and the people behind the scenes at the D.C. Lottery,” assures Patel.
It’s not uncommon for the line for lottery sales to extend out of the store and around the corner. Patel carries jackpot games, Family of Numbers, and the full line of D.C. Lottery products. “Business is good and on the upswing. The renovations are making this a high class space. We’re always asking for more machines so we can do more business!” says Patel.
Welcome to the D.C. Lottery family!