(20 ILCS 1605/9)
(from Ch. 120, par. 1159)
The Director, as administrative head of
the Department, shall direct and supervise all its administrative and
technical activities. In addition to the duties imposed upon him
elsewhere in this Act, it
shall be the Director's duty:
a. To supervise and administer the operation of the
lottery in accordance with the provisions of this Act or such rules and regulations of the Department adopted thereunder.
b. To attend meetings of the Board or to appoint a
designee to attend in his stead.
c. To employ and direct such personnel in accord
with the Personnel Code, as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. In addition, the Director may by agreement secure such services as he or she may deem necessary from any other department, agency, or unit of the State government, and may employ and compensate such consultants and technical assistants as may be required and is otherwise permitted by law.
d. To license, in accordance with the provisions of
Sections 10 and 10.1 of this Act and the rules and regulations of the Department adopted thereunder, as agents to sell lottery tickets such persons as in his opinion will best serve the public convenience and promote the sale of tickets or shares. The Director may require a bond from every licensed agent, in such amount as provided in the rules and regulations of the Department. Every licensed agent shall prominently display his license, or a copy thereof, as provided in the rules and regulations of the Department.
e. To suspend or revoke any license issued pursuant
to this Act or the rules and regulations promulgated by the Department thereunder.
f. To confer regularly as necessary or desirable and
not less than once every month with the Lottery Control Board on the operation and administration of the Lottery; to make available for inspection by the Board or any member of the Board, upon request, all books, records, files, and other information and documents of his office; to advise the Board and recommend such rules and regulations and such other matters as he deems necessary and advisable to improve the operation and administration of the lottery.
g. To enter into contracts for the operation of the
lottery, or any part thereof, and into contracts for the promotion of the lottery on behalf of the Department with any person, firm or corporation, to perform any of the functions provided for in this Act or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. The Department shall not expend State funds on a contractual basis for such functions unless those functions and expenditures are expressly authorized by the General Assembly.
h. To enter into an agreement or agreements with the
management of state lotteries operated pursuant to the laws of other states for the purpose of creating and operating a multi-state lottery game wherein a separate and distinct prize pool would be combined to award larger prizes to the public than could be offered by the several state lotteries, individually. No tickets or shares offered in connection with a multi-state lottery game shall be sold within the State of Illinois, except those offered by and through the Department. No such agreement shall purport to pledge the full faith and credit of the State of Illinois, nor shall the Department expend State funds on a contractual basis in connection with any such game unless such expenditures are expressly authorized by the General Assembly, provided, however, that in the event of error or omission by the Illinois State Lottery in the conduct of the game, as determined by the multi-state game directors, the Department shall be authorized to pay a prize winner or winners the lesser of a disputed prize or $1,000,000, any such payment to be made solely from funds appropriated for game prize purposes. The Department shall be authorized to share in the ordinary operating expenses of any such multi-state lottery game, from funds appropriated by the General Assembly, and in the event the multi-state game control offices are physically located within the State of Illinois, the Department is authorized to advance start-up operating costs not to exceed $150,000, subject to proportionate reimbursement of such costs by the other participating state lotteries. The Department shall be authorized to share proportionately in the costs of establishing a liability reserve fund from funds appropriated by the General Assembly. The Department is authorized to transfer prize award funds attributable to Illinois sales of multi-state lottery game tickets to the multi-state control office, or its designated depository, for deposit to such game pool account or accounts as may be established by the multi-state game directors, the records of which account or accounts shall be available at all times for inspection in an audit by the Auditor General of Illinois and any other auditors pursuant to the laws of the State of Illinois. No multi-state game prize awarded to a nonresident of Illinois, with respect to a ticket or share purchased in a state other than the State of Illinois, shall be deemed to be a prize awarded under this Act for the purpose of taxation under the Illinois Income Tax Act. The Department shall promulgate such rules as may be appropriate to implement the provisions of this Section.
i. To make a continuous study and investigation of
(1) the operation and the administration of similar laws which may be in effect in other states or countries, (2) any literature on the subject which from time to time may be published or available, (3) any Federal laws which may affect the operation of the lottery, and (4) the reaction of Illinois citizens to existing and potential features of the lottery with a view to recommending or effecting changes that will tend to serve the purposes of this Act.
j. To report monthly to the State Treasurer and the
Lottery Control Board a full and complete statement of lottery revenues, prize disbursements and other expenses for each month and the amounts to be transferred to the Common School Fund pursuant to Section 7.2, and to make an annual report, which shall include a full and complete statement of lottery revenues, prize disbursements and other expenses, to the Governor and the Board. All reports required by this subsection shall be public and copies of all such reports shall be sent to the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, and the minority leaders of both houses.
k. To keep the name and municipality of residence of
the prize winner of a prize of $250,000 or greater confidential upon the prize winner making a written request that his or her name and municipality of residence be kept confidential. The prize winner must submit his or her written request at the time of claiming the prize. The written request shall be in the form established by the Department. Nothing in this paragraph k supersedes the Department's duty to disclose the name and municipality of residence of a prize winner of a prize of $250,000 or greater pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-933, eff. 1-27-17; 100-1068, eff. 8-24-18.)