Texas State Lotteries Laws
|Code Section||Govt §§466.001, et seq.|
|Distribution of Lottery Revenue||Payment of prizes, cost and expenses not to exceed 12%; establishment of pooled bond fund, lottery prize reserve fund, unclaimed prize fund, and prize payment account, balance to foundation school fund|
|Additional Purpose of Lottery||-|
|Lottery Prize Subject to Garnishment||Delinquent tax, child support payments, or default in student guaranteed loan shall be deducted|
|Time Limit to Claim Prize/Disposition||180 days/provides additional money to state lottery account; $20 million for TX Dept. of Health teaching hospital account, $5 million for Health and Human Services Commission for inpatient hospital services, rest to general fund|
|Prohibited Related Activities||Sales to minors; sales by phone; stolen, forged or altered tickets; sale at greater price; sale on credit; unauthorized sale; sale for food stamps or with AFDC check; influencing selection of winner; fraud|
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