Public Act 90-0724 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0724

SB1709 Enrolled                                LRB9007703LDbd

    AN ACT to amend the  Illinois  Lottery  Law  by  changing
Section 19.

    Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section 5.   The  Illinois  Lottery  Law  is  amended  by
changing Section 19 as follows:

    (20 ILCS 1605/19) (from Ch. 120, par. 1169)
    Sec.  19.   The Department shall establish an appropriate
period for the claiming  of  prizes  for  each  lottery  game
offered.  Each claim period shall be stated in game rules and
written   play   instructions   issued  by  the  Director  in
accordance with  Section  7.1  of  this  Act.   Written  play
instructions  shall  be made available to all players through
sales agents licensed to sell game tickets or shares.  Prizes
for  lottery  games  which involve the purchase of a physical
lottery ticket may be claimed only by presentation of a valid
winning lottery ticket that  matches  validation  records  on
file with the Lottery; no claim may be honored which is based
on  the  assertion  that  the  ticket was lost or stolen.  No
lottery ticket which has been altered, mutilated, or fails to
pass validation tests shall be deemed to be a winning ticket.
    If no claim is made for the money within the  established
claim  period, the prize may be included in the prize pool of
such special drawing or drawings as the Department may,  from
time to time, designate., provided that Unclaimed multi-state
game  prize  money  may  shall be included in the multi-state
prize pool for  such  special  drawing  or  drawings  as  the
multi-state game directors may, from time to time, designate.
Any  bonuses  offered  by  the Department to sales agents who
sell winning tickets or  shares  shall  be  payable  to  such
agents  regardless  of  whether or not the prize money on the
ticket or share is claimed, provided that the  agent  can  be
identified  as the vendor of the winning ticket or share, and
that the winning ticket or share was sold on or after January
1, 1984. All unclaimed prize money not included in the  prize
pool  of a special drawing shall be transferred to the Common
School Fund.
(Source: P.A. 87-860; 88-676, eff. 12-14-94.)

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