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Indiana State Lotteries Laws

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Code Section4-30-1-1, et seq.
Distribution of Lottery RevenueAdministrative trust fund for prizes and expenses; any surplus revenue (where roughly $15 million goes to state teachers' retirement fund and $7.5 million to pension relief fund with remaining surplus to the "Build Indiana Fund" for highway construction, job creation, economic development and state and local capital projects)
Additional Purpose of Lottery To enable the people of Indiana to benefit from significant money for capital improvements
Lottery Prize Subject to Garnishment For prizes over $599, if owes (1)outstanding debt to state agency, (2) delinquent state taxes, or (3) child support paid through a court [if multiple obligations, 1st to child support, 2nd to judgments owed, 3rd to tax liens, and 4th to unsecured debts owed by prize winner]
Time Limit to Claim Prize/Disposition180 days/added to pool for future prizes or used for special prize promotions
Prohibited Related ActivitiesSale to minors; stolen/counterfeited/altered tickets; at different price; by unauthorized retailer or agent; sale on credit

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