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Arizona State Lotteries Laws

State lotteries are state-run games of chance that often include both scratch-off tickets and drawings, typically for cash prizes. Arizona state lottery laws specifically earmark 29 percent of all lottery revenues for state funds and projects likeclean air and local transportation assistance, and half of the revenue going to prizes. Additionally, lottery winnings in Arizona are subject to garnishment for payment of past due child support.

Learn about Arizona's state lottery laws in the following chart. See Details on State Lottery Laws for more information.

Code Section 5-501, et seq.
Distribution of Lottery Revenue 18.5% state lottery fund (for administrative and advertising expenses); 29% commerce and economic development commission fund, clean air fund, and local transportation assistance fund; 50% payment of prizes
Additional Purpose of Lottery -
Lottery Prize Subject to Garnishment On prizes over $600, a set-off is allowed for any debts over $100 owed to the state, including overdue support
Time Limit to Claim Prize/Disposition 180 days/70% to state lottery prize fund and 30% to special advocate fund
Prohibited Related Activities Sale to minor; alteration of ticket; sale by unauthorized person; sale at unauthorized price

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an Arizona gaming attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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