Sec. 1770.10 - Definitions

ยง 1770.10. Definitions

Terms defined in the Act have the same meanings when used in this Part. The following words and terms when used in this Part shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Act" means the Illinois Lottery Law [20 ILCS 1605].

"Applicant" means a person who has applied to the Superintendent for a license to sell Lottery tickets to the public.

"Board" means the Lottery Control Board as established by Section 6 of the Act.

"Chairman" means the Chairman of the Lottery Control Board.

"Change of Business Organization" means a change from one form of organization and ownership of the business to another, including, but not limited to, general partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations and proprietary ownership.

"Change of Name" means a change in the corporation or doing business as (dba) name shown on the records of the Secretary of State, County Clerk, or both, in the license granted to the licensed sales agent and in the Lottery sales agent's application for a license.

"Change of Ownership" means the transfer, in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, of more than 50% of the equity, management control, legal ownership or shares of stock of the licensed sales agent designated in the license to individuals other than those already having an interest of 5% or more in the licensed sales agent at the time of approval or renewal of the license.

"Claim" means to present a purported winning Illinois Lottery ticket to a licensed Lottery sales agent or a Lottery prize center or administrative office for later payment. "Claim" shall additionally mean the process of completing an Illinois Lottery claim form or other documentation as required by this Part.

"Claimant" means a person, as defined in this Section, who presents a winning Lottery ticket to a licensed Lottery sales agent or a Lottery prize center or administrative office for the purpose of receiving a prize.

"Department" means the Illinois Department of the Lottery.

"Game" means any individual or particular type of Lottery authorized by the Department.

"Internet Lottery Player Account" means a secure electronic record associated with a registered internet Lottery player that allows the internet player to access information about his or her Lottery internet account, including, but not limited to the transaction history of purchases, winnings and prize redemptions.

"License" means a license, issued by the Superintendent pursuant to Section 9 of the Act, under the authority of the Act, for an agent to sell Lottery tickets to the public. Licenses shall be effective for an initial period of two years from the date issued by the Department's Lottery licensing unit. Each license thereafter approved for renewal by the Department will be renewed for a two-year term dated from the date of expiration of the initial or last prior renewal term, as may be appropriate.

"Licensed Agent", "Licensed Lottery Sales Agent", "Lottery Agent", "Licensed Sales Agent", "Licensed Retailer" or "Lottery Retailer" means a person permitted by a license issued by the Superintendent under the authority of Sections 9.d, 10 and 10.1 of the Act to sell Illinois State Lottery tickets to the public, by an across-the-counter transaction at a specified point of sale at a specifically licensed location.

"Lottery" or "State Lottery" means the Lottery established and operated pursuant to the Act.

"Lottery Internet Account" means a bank account established for a registered internet Lottery player for the sole purpose of purchasing Lottery tickets or subscriptions via the internet and receiving payment for any prizes won in connection with an internet Lottery purchase, up to $25,000.

"On-line status" means the ability of a Lottery sales agent to sell computer-generated Lottery game tickets or shares for the Lottery's draw games through a terminal connected to the Department's central gaming system.

"Person", when used in reference to a Lottery sales agent's license, shall be construed to mean and include an individual, association, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or partnership, club, trust, estate, society, company, joint stock company, receiver, trustee, referee, or any other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, who is appointed by a court, or any other combination of individuals. "Person" includes any department, commission, agency or instrumentality of the State, including the Department, and also including any county, city, village, or township and any agency and instrumentality of this State.

"Person", when used in the context of a purchase of a lottery ticket or of a prize claim, shall be construed to mean and include an individual; a group of individuals; a partnership or club; a limited partnership, if registered prior to the date the prize was won; a corporation, if incorporated prior to the date the prize was won; a limited liability company, if registered prior to the date the prize was won; a revocable living trust; an irrevocable trust, if the trust agreement was executed prior to the date the prize was won, and provided all beneficiaries of the trust are named therein; a charitable organization, if registered prior to the date the prize was won; an estate; or a governmental entity other than the Department of the Lottery. Prize claims by any such "persons" are subject to eligibility requirements set forth in the Act, this Part, or game rules.

"Point of Sale" means the physical location where a licensed agent is authorized to conduct the sale of Lottery tickets to the public.

"Prize" means any award, financial or otherwise, awarded to a ticket holder pursuant to the rules of the Lottery. In determining whether a winning Lottery ticket may be redeemed for cash through a Lottery retailer or at a prize center, or must be presented to a Department office for payment, and whether a prize may be claimed in a group name or must be claimed by an individual group member, the Department will adhere to federal tax regulations and deduct the amount of the wager from the face value of the prize.

"Prize Center" means a Lottery office or other authorized location where winning tickets with a face value up to $25,000 may be redeemed pursuant to Section 20.1 of the Act, or larger prizes, or those subject to offset or investigation, may be claimed.

"Private Manager" means the company, and any permitted successor company, awarded a contract for the operation of the sales and marketing functions of the Illinois Lottery pursuant to Section 9.1 of the Act.

"Redeem" (and its variants) means to surrender a winning Illinois Lottery ticket to a Lottery retailer for immediate cash payment of the prize, or to a Lottery prize center for immediate payment by check, in accordance with Section 1770.190.

"Registered Internet Lottery Player" means an individual who has successfully established an internet Lottery player account after registering through the Lottery's web portal establishing the requisite age, location and other eligibility requirements.

"Related terminal" means any player activated machine or any Lottery sales agent operated terminal in which an owner of another sales agent location has 50% or greater interest.

"Secretary" means the Secretary of the Lottery Control Board.

"Service" means the mailing of any notice required by the Act or this Part by certified mail, return receipt requested. Service shall be deemed complete if the notice is returned undelivered or unclaimed when mailed, postage prepaid, to the intended recipient's last known address as disclosed in the Department's records, or if 30 days have elapsed from the date of mailing, to that address with no return of the item.

"Special License" means a license issued by the Superintendent limited in geographic scope and/or duration of validity, pursuant to Section 1770.30.

"State Lottery Fund" means the special fund created in the State Treasury by Section 20 of the Act, in which all revenues received by the State Lottery, as defined and limited by Section 20 of the Act, are deposited.

"Subscription" means a program that allows a registered internet Lottery player to make advance purchases to be automatically entered to play certain Lottery games for every drawing for a pre-selected, specific period of time. A subscription may also be purchased from the Lottery by phone or by mail.

"Superintendent" means the individual responsible for the executive oversight of the Department.

"Ticket", "Lottery Ticket" or "Lottery Game Ticket" means a Lottery scratch-off ticket; a paper ticket produced from the central gaming system, on official paper stock, by a licensed retailer; or a virtual ticket purchased as part of the Department's internet pilot program and recorded in the Department's central gaming system.


Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 14356, effective September 14, 2012


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