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scratch-off lottery tickets established under Section 21.9 of
this Act; (iii) be required to purchase those instant
scratch-off lottery tickets at face value from the Illinois
Lottery; and (iv) only sell those tickets at face value.
Specialty retailer licensees may obtain a refund from the
Division for any unsold instant scratch-off lottery tickets
that they have purchased for resale, as set forth in the
specialty retailer agreement.
(b) A specialty retailer licensee shall receive a sales
commission equal to 2% of the face value of specialty game
tickets purchased from the Department, less adjustments for
unsold tickets returned to the Illinois Lottery for credit. A
specialty retailer licensee may not cash winning tickets, but
are entitled to a 1% bonus in connection with the sale of a
winning specialty game ticket having a price value of $1,000 or
(20 ILCS 1605/21.9 new)
Scratch-off for Seniors.
(a) The Department shall offer a special instant
scratch-off game for the benefit of Illinois seniors with the
title of "Scratch-off for Seniors". The game shall commence on
July 1, 2011 or as soon thereafter, at the discretion of the
Director, as is reasonably practical. The operation of the game
shall be governed by this Act and any rules adopted by the
Department. The Department must consult with the Community
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Senior Services and Resource Center Advisory Committee, which
is established under Section 35 of the Community Senior
Services and Resources Act, regarding the design and the
promotion of the game. If any provision of this Section is
inconsistent with any other provision of this Act, then this
(b) The net revenue from the Scratch-Off for Seniors game
shall be deposited into the Community Senior Services and
Resources Fund for appropriation by the General Assembly to the
Department of Aging for the purpose of making grants to
community senior services and resource centers as established
under the Community Senior Services and Resources Act.
Moneys collected from the Scratch-Off for Seniors game
shall be used only as supplemental financial resources and
shall not supplant existing moneys that the Department on Aging
may currently expend on community senior services and resource
Moneys received for the purposes of this Section,
including, without limitation, net revenue from the
Scratch-Off for Seniors game and from gifts, grants, and awards
from any public or private entity, must be deposited into the
Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the Fund must be
deposited into the Fund.
For purposes of this subsection (b), "net revenue" means
the total amount for which tickets have been sold less the sum
of the amount paid out in prizes and the actual administrative
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expenses of the Department solely related to the Scratch-Off
for Seniors game under this Section.
(c) The Department shall not unreasonably diminish the
efforts devoted to marketing any other instant scratch-off
lottery game as a result of selling tickets for the Scratch-Off
for Seniors game.
(d) The Department may adopt any rules necessary to
implement and administer the provisions of this Section.
This Act takes effect upon