CHAPTER 41
NATIONAL LOTTERIES ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

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      The National Lotteries Regulations

REGULATIONS

THE NATIONAL LOTTERIES REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

   Regulation

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Citation.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
ORDINARY LOTTERIES

   3.   Promotion of ordinary lotteries.

   4.   Time for draw.

   5.   Number of tickets to be issued.

   6.   Prizes for ordinary lotteries.

PART III
SPECIAL LOTTERIES

   7.   Special lotteries.

   8.   Tickets to be issued for special lotteries.

   9.   Prizes for special lotteries.

PART IV
LOTTERY TICKETS

   10.   Prices of tickets.

   11.   Tickets for every lottery to bear serial numbers.

   12.   Tickets to be issued in booklets.

   13.   Contents of the ticket.

PART V
SALE OF LOTTERY TICKETS

   14.   Appointment of selling agents.

   15.   Letter of appointment.

   16.   Security bond.

   17.   Revocation of appointment of selling agents.

   18.   Supply of tickets to selling agents.

   19.   Commencement dates.

   20.   Closing dates.

   21.   Sales to cease on closing date.

   22.   Duty to return all the unsold tickets and counterfoils on closing date.

   23.   Duty to remit value of tickets sold.

   24.   Sub-agents.

   25.   Name of purchaser to be recorded on counterfoil.

   26.   Tickets not to be purchased by more than one person.

   27.   Accounting system.

   28.   Theft of tickets.

PART VI
DRAWS

   29.   Venue.

   30.   Draw Supervisory Committee.

   31.   Postponement of draw.

   32.   Procedure.

   33.   Examination of machine.

   34.   Fault appearing during draw.

   35.   Only sold tickets to participate in draws for the first three prizes.

   36.   Where one ticket wins more than one prize out of the first three prizes.

PART VII
CLAIMS FOR AND PAYMENT OF PRIZES

   37.   Interpretation.

   38.   Paying authorities.

   39.   Claims for prizes.

   40.   Lost tickets.

   41.   Where no prize claimed within six months.

   42.   Seller's prizes.

PART VIII
SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS

   43.   All unsold tickets to be kept in a safe.

   44.   Parcels of unsold tickets to be opened by the Director or by authorised person.

   45.   Unsold tickets arriving later than the day preceding draw.

   46.   Destruction of unsold tickets.

PART IX
OFFENCES

   47.   Failure to return unsold tickets.

   48.   False information.

   49.   Interfering with parcel containing unsold tickets.

   50.   Penalty.

SCHEDULE

THE NATIONAL LOTTERIES REGULATIONS

(Section 20)

[1st January, 1978]

G.Ns. Nos.
47 of 1979
129 of 1982

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (regs 1-2)

1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the National Lotteries Regulations.

2.   Interpretation

   In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Act" means the National Lotteries Act *;

   "closing date" means the date from which all sales of lottery tickets issued in respect of any lottery shall cease;

   "commencement date" means the date from which sales of lottery tickets issued in respect of any lottery shall commence;

   "Committee" means the Draw Supervisory Committee appointed by the Board under the provisions of regulation 30;

   "lottery" means a national lottery;

   "ordinary lottery" means a lottery promoted and conducted once in every month in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations;

   "paying authority" means the person authorised by these Regulations to pay prizes to holders of winning tickets;

   "programme" means a notice published in the Gazette and containing particulars required to be published, by the Director under the provisions of section 7(a) of the Act;

   "special lottery" means a lottery, other than an ordinary lottery, promoted and conducted by the Director with the approval of the Board of Trustees to mark the occasion of any festival or public holiday;

   "ticket" means a lottery ticket.

PART II
ORDINARY LOTTERIES (regs 3-6)

3.   Promotion of ordinary lotteries

   The Board shall promote an ordinary lottery once every month.

4.   Time for draw

   The draw of an ordinary lottery promoted in any month shall, subject to the provisions of Part VI, be conducted on such day between the first and the twenty-fifth of the following month as the Director may decide.

5.   Number of tickets to be issued

   The Director shall issue in respect of every ordinary lottery a number of tickets as the Board may direct.

6.   Prizes for ordinary lotteries

   There shall be assigned in respect of every ordinary lottery the following prizes which shall be announced in the Gazette and other newspapers as may be directed by the Board–

   (a)   one first prize;

   (b)   one second prize;

   (c)   one third prize;

   (d)   two fourth prizes;

   (e)   twenty fifth prizes;

   (f)   one hundred and fifty sixth prizes

   (g)   one thousand five hundred seventh prizes;

   (h)   fifteen thousand eighth prizes.

PART III
SPECIAL LOTTERIES (regs 7-9)

7.   Special lotteries

   (1) In addition to the ordinary lotteries the Director may with the approval of the Board, promote and conduct a special lottery to mark the occasion of any national festival or public holiday.

   (2) The draw of a special lottery shall, subject to the provisions of Part VI, be held on such date as the Director may specify in the programme.

8.   Tickets to be issued for special lotteries

   The Board shall in respect of every special lottery issue a number of tickets as it may decide.

9.   Prizes for special lotteries

   (1) The Board shall assign in respect of every special lottery prizes which shall be announced in the Gazette and other newspapers as the Board may decide.

   (2) The Board may by notice in the Gazette and other newspapers vary the amount of the prizes in such manner as it may think fit in respect of any special lottery.

PART IV
LOTTERY TICKETS (regs 10-13)

10.   Price of tickets

   The price of each ticket for a special lottery shall be fixed by the Board.

11.   Tickets for every lottery to bear serial numbers

   All tickets issued for any lottery shall bear serial numbers, the first ticket to bear the serial number 1.

12.   Tickets to be issued in booklets

   (1) Tickets shall be issued in booklets each containing such number of tickets as the Board may decide and there shall be attached to every ticket a counterfoil on which there shall be printed a serial number corresponding with the serial number printed on the ticket and which shall have sufficient space for the purpose of recording thereon the name and address of the purchaser of the ticket and the name and address of the seller.

   (2) The top cover of every booklet shall have printed thereon the serial numbers of the first and last tickets in the booklet and shall provide space for the purpose of recording thereon the name of the selling agent or the person authorised to sell tickets to whom the booklet is issued for sale of the tickets therein contained.

13.   Contents of the tickets

   (1) There shall be printed on every ticket–

   (a)   the serial number;

   (b)   the price of the ticket;

   (c)   the date of the draw; and

   (d)   such other matter as the Board may think fit.

   (2) The Board may cause to be printed on the reverse of the ticket such information relating to–

   (a)   the commencement date;

   (b)   the closing date;

   (c)   the manner in which prizes may be claimed; and

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