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Full Text of SB3176  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 1/13/2022, by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford


20 ILCS 1605/7.12

    Amends the Illinois Lottery Law. Removes a provision that repeals the internet program for the sale of lottery tickets on July 1, 2022. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Lottery Law is amended by changing
5Section 7.12 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 1605/7.12)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2022)
8    Sec. 7.12. Internet program.
9    (a) The General Assembly finds that:
10        (1) the consumer market in Illinois has changed since
11    the creation of the Illinois State Lottery in 1974;
12        (2) the Internet has become an integral part of
13    everyday life for a significant number of Illinois
14    residents not only in regards to their professional life,
15    but also in regards to personal business and
16    communication; and
17        (3) the current practices of selling lottery tickets
18    does not appeal to the new form of market participants who
19    prefer to make purchases on the Internet at their own
20    convenience.
21    It is the intent of the General Assembly to create an
22Internet program for the sale of lottery tickets to capture
23this new form of market participant.



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1    (b) The Department shall create a program that allows an
2individual 18 years of age or older to purchase lottery
3tickets or shares on the Internet without using a Lottery
4retailer with on-line status, as those terms are defined by
5rule. The Department shall restrict the sale of lottery
6tickets on the Internet to transactions initiated and received
7or otherwise made exclusively within the State of Illinois.
8The Department shall adopt rules necessary for the
9administration of this program. These rules shall include,
10among other things, requirements for marketing of the Lottery
11to infrequent players, as well as limitations on the purchases
12that may be made through any one individual's lottery account.
13The provisions of this Act and the rules adopted under this Act
14shall apply to the sale of lottery tickets or shares under this
16    The Department is obligated to implement the program set
17forth in this Section and Sections 7.15 and 7.16. The
18Department may offer Lotto, Lucky Day Lotto, Mega Millions,
19Powerball, Pick 3, Pick 4, and other draw games that are
20offered at retail locations through the Internet program. The
21private manager shall obtain the Director's approval before
22providing any draw games. Any draw game tickets that are
23approved for sale by lottery licensees are automatically
24approved for sale through the Internet program. The Department
25shall maintain responsible gaming controls in its policies.
26    The Department shall authorize the private manager to



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1implement and administer the program pursuant to the
2management agreement entered into under Section 9.1 and in a
3manner consistent with the provisions of this Section. If a
4private manager has not been selected pursuant to Section 9.1
5at the time the Department is obligated to implement the
6program, then the Department shall not proceed with the
7program until after the selection of the private manager, at
8which time the Department shall authorize the private manager
9to implement and administer the program pursuant to the
10management agreement entered into under Section 9.1 and in a
11manner consistent with the provisions of this Section.
12    Nothing in this Section shall be construed as prohibiting
13the Department from implementing and operating a website
14portal whereby individuals who are 18 years of age or older
15with an Illinois mailing address may apply to purchase lottery
16tickets via subscription. Nothing in this Section shall also
17be construed as prohibiting the Lottery draw game tickets
18authorized for sale through the Internet program under this
19Section from also continuing to be sold at retail locations by
20a lottery licensee pursuant to the Department's rules.
21    (c) (Blank).
22    (d) (Blank) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2022.
23(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17; 100-587, eff. 6-4-18;
24101-35, eff. 6-28-19.)
25    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
26becoming law.