2019 Tennessee Code
Title 4 - State Government
Chapter 51 - Tennessee Education Lottery Implementation Law
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 4-51-108. Adoption of regulations, policies, and procedures.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 4-51-108 (2019)
  • (a) The board may adopt regulations, policies, and procedures regulating the conduct of lottery games in general including, but not limited to, regulations, policies, and procedures specifying:

    • (1) The type of games to be conducted, including, but not limited to, instant lotteries, online games, and other games traditional to the lottery. Such games may include the selling of tickets or shares, or the use of electronic or mechanical devices; provided, however, that the board shall not approve, and the corporation shall not operate, a video lottery as defined in § 4-51-102(8)(B);

    • (2) The sales price of tickets or shares and the manner of sale; provided that all sales shall be for cash only and that payment by checks, credit cards, charge cards or any form of deferred payment is prohibited. For the purposes of this subdivision (a)(2), “cash” means coins or notes. Nothing in this part shall be construed as prohibiting or restricting the direct sale of lottery tickets or shares by the corporation through any form of payment and in any amount;

    • (3) The type, number and amount of prizes;

    • (4) The method and location of selecting or validating winning tickets or shares;

    • (5) The manner and time of payment of prizes, which may include lump sum payments or installments over a period of years;

    • (6) The manner of payment of prizes by the corporation or a lottery retailer to the holders of winning tickets or shares, including, without limitation, provision for payment of prizes not exceeding six hundred dollars ($600) after deducting the price of the ticket or share and after performing validation procedures appropriate to the game and as specified by the board;

    • (7) The frequency of games and drawings or selection of winning tickets or shares;

    • (8) The means of conducting drawings;

    • (9)

      • (A) The method to be used in selling tickets or shares, which may include the use of electronic or mechanical devices, but such devices shall only be placed in locations on the premises of the lottery retailer that are within the view of such retailer or an employee of such retailer and, if outside the area of immediate control of the retailer, such devices shall be equipped with technology allowing such retailer to remotely deactivate such device. All electronic or mechanical devices outside the area of immediate control of the retailer shall bear a conspicuous label at least twelve inches (12″) in circumference prohibiting the use of such device by persons under eighteen (18) years of age, stating the following:

        • ATTENTION: STATE LAW STRICTLY PROHIBITS THE SALE OF LOTTERY TICKETS TO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS; PROOF OF AGE MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PURCHASE. * * * ATENCION: POR LEY DEL ESTADO DE TENNESSEE ES ESTRICTAMENTE PROHIBIDO VENDER BOLETAS DE LOTERIA A PERSONAS MENORES DE DIECIOCHO AÑOS; PRUEBA DE EDAD PUEDE SER REQUERIDA PARA COMPRARLAS.
      • (B) A lottery retailer who allows a person under eighteen (18) years of age to purchase a lottery ticket or share from an electronic or mechanical device shall be subject to the penalties provided in § 39-17-602;

    • (10) The manner and amount of compensation to lottery retailers; and

    • (11) Any and all other matters necessary, desirable, or convenient toward ensuring the efficient and effective operation of lottery games, the continued entertainment and convenience of the public, and the integrity of the lottery.

  • (b) The board may delegate the adoption of regulations, policies, and procedures relating to the conduct of lottery games to the chief executive officer.

  • (c) The corporation shall not print on any lottery ticket a representation or likeness of the state flag, as provided in § 4-1-301, or the state seal, as provided in § 4-1-314.

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