Arrangement of Sectlons


   1.   Short title

   2.   lnterpretation

   3.   Establishment of State Lotteries Board

   4.   Constitution of Board

   5.   Tenure of office of members and vacancies

   6.   Procedure and meetings

   7.   Remuneration of members

   8.   Application of seal

   9.   Power of Board to conduct lotteries and pools

   10.   Functions of Board

   11.   Director of State Lotteries

   12.   Funds of Board

   13.   Stabilisation Fund

   14.   Lottery and pool accounts to be kept separately

   15.   Shortfall to be made good

   16.   Borrowing and investment powers

   17.   Property of Board

   18.   Accounts and audit

   19.   Annual report

   20.   Rules for State Lotteries and pools

   21.   Receipts and accruals of Board

   22.   Liability of Board for payment of prize money

   22A.   Payment and recovery of 20% on prize money

   23.   Lotteries Act and Pools Act not to apply to Board


to provide for the establishment of the State Lotteries Board; to provide for the promotion and conduct of lotteries and pools by the Board; to specify the powers and duties of the Board; and to provide for certain other matters connected with and incidental to the foregoing.

[1st January, 1973]

Act 7 of 1970,

Act 4 of 1973,

Act 3 of 1976,

Act 3 of 1977,

Act 1 of 1990,

Act 11 of 1994.

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the State Lotteries Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“auditors” means the auditors appointed under section 18;

“Board” means the State Lotteries Board established by section 3;

“Director” means the Director of State Lotteries appointed under section 11;

“financial year” means the financial year of the Board;

“functions” includes duties and powers;

“pool” means any competition promoted or conducted by the Board for gain in which, for a monetary or other material reward, the public are invited to foretell the result of any race, game or event, and includes such a pool operated on the system known as a fixed odds betting pool on the result of any race, game or event;

“Stabilisation Fund” means the Stabilisation Fund established by the Board under section 13;

“State Lottery” means a lottery promoted and conducted by the Board.

3.   Establishment of State Lotteries Board

There is hereby established the State Lotteries Board which shall by that name be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and shall be capable of suing and being sued and, subject to the provisions of this Act, of doing all such acts as a body corporate may by law perform.

4.   Constitution of Board

   (1) The Board shall consist of—

      (a)   seven members appointed by the Minister, one of whom shall be designated as Chairman by the Minister; and

      (b)   the Director, who shall be a member of the Board ex officio.

   (2) No person shall be appointed to be a member of the Board—

      (a)   while he is an undischarged bankrupt; or

      (b)   while he is serving a sentence of imprisonment.

[S 4 am by Act 1 of 1990.]

5.   Tenure of office of members and vacancies

   (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, every appointed member of the Board shall hold office for such period and upon such conditions as the Minister may fix at the time of his appointment, and shall, on ceasing to be a member, be eligible for reappointment:

Provided that any appointed member may, at any time, by notice in writing to the Minister, resign his office.

   (2) The office of an appointed member shall become vacant—

      (a)   upon his death;

      (b)   if he is adjudged bankrupt;

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