Louisiana

Code Section
47:9000 to 47:9081.

Distribution of Revenue
Corporate operating fund for expenses and prizes; with at least 35% of the lottery proceeds (gross revenue) are legally required to be transferred to the state treasury. More than half of the money coming in goes out to lottery winners.

Additional Purpose
“Enable the people of the state to benefit from the profits”; tickets must include toll-free phone number for mental health services for compulsive arrearages or problem gambling

Prize Subject to Garnishment
Yes

Time Limit to Claim Prize/Disposition
180 days/added to pool for future prizes or special prize promotions

Prohibited Related Activities
Sale to minor; false or altered tickets; influence winning or tampering with lottery equipment; illegal lottery devices; skimming lottery proceeds; bulk sale


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