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2017 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 17 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety and Welfare
Part 6 - Lottery Sales
§ 39-17-602. Sales to persons under 18 years of age.
Universal Citation: TN Code § 39-17-602 (2017)
- (a) It is an offense for any person, including a state lottery retailer, to sell a state lottery ticket or share to any person under eighteen (18) years of age.
- (b) It is an offense for a state lottery retailer to allow a person under eighteen (18) years of age to purchase a state lottery ticket or share from an electronic or mechanical device.
- (c) It is an offense for a state lottery retailer to allow a person under eighteen (18) years of age to play any state lottery game.
- (d) It is an offense for a state lottery retailer to redeem a state lottery ticket or share for any person under eighteen (18) years of age.
- (e) A person's first violation of this section is a Class B misdemeanor. A person's second or subsequent violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
- (f) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section, which must be proven by a preponderance of the evidence, that the state lottery retailer reasonably and in good faith relied upon a representation of proof of age in making, or allowing, the sale or redemption.
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