Florida State Lotteries Laws
|Code Section||24.101, et seq.|
|Distribution of Lottery Revenue||50% payment of prizes; 39% Educational Enhancement Trust Fund; remaining revenue to pay administrative expenses of lottery department|
|Additional Purpose of Lottery||To support improvements in public education and not as a substitute for educational funds|
|Lottery Prize Subject to Garnishment||On prizes over $600; offset by outstanding obligation to any state agency or owing child support through a court|
|Time Limit to Claim Prize/Disposition||180 days/added to "pool from which future prizes are awarded or for special prize promotions"|
|Prohibited Related Activities||Unlawful assignment/transfer; unauthorized sale as retailer; sale to minor; counterfeited/altered ticket; at greater price; extension offered to purchase ticket|
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