Bill Text: VA SB1752 | 2019 | Regular Session | Chaptered

Bill Title: Virginia Lottery; ticket discounting, civil penalties.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-03-21 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0762) [SB1752 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-SB1752-Chaptered.html

An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 58.1-4018.2, relating to the Virginia Lottery; ticket discounting; civil penalties.
[S 1752]
Approved March 21, 2019


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 58.1-4018.2 as follows:

§58.1-4018.2. Ticket discounting; civil penalties.

A. As used in this section, "ticket discounting" means reselling or having a person other than the prize winner claim a winning lottery ticket or buying or claiming a winning lottery ticket for the purpose of assisting the original prize winner with concealing his identity as a prize winner.

B. No person shall engage in the practice of ticket discounting.

C. Any person found to have engaged in the practice of ticket discounting shall be fined as determined by the Director (i) for prizes of less than $1,000, not more than $250; (ii) for prizes of $1,000 or more but less than $5,000, more than $250 but not more than $500; and (iii) for prizes of $5,000 or more, no less than $1,000. All fines recovered for violations of this section shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the Literary Fund, in accordance with §19.2-353.