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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Lottery Law is amended by changing
5Section 7.12 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 1605/7.12)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2018)
8    Sec. 7.12. Internet program.
9    (a) The General Assembly finds that:
10        (1) the consumer market in Illinois has changed since
11    the creation of the Illinois State Lottery in 1974;
12        (2) the Internet has become an integral part of
13    everyday life for a significant number of Illinois
14    residents not only in regards to their professional life,
15    but also in regards to personal business and communication;
16    and
17        (3) the current practices of selling lottery tickets
18    does not appeal to the new form of market participants who
19    prefer to make purchases on the Internet at their own
20    convenience.
21    It is the intent of the General Assembly to create an
22Internet program for the sale of lottery tickets to capture
23this new form of market participant.



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1    (b) The Department shall create a program that allows an
2individual 18 years of age or older to purchase lottery tickets
3or shares on the Internet without using a Lottery retailer with
4on-line status, as those terms are defined by rule. The
5Department shall restrict the sale of lottery tickets on the
6Internet to transactions initiated and received or otherwise
7made exclusively within the State of Illinois. The Department
8shall adopt rules necessary for the administration of this
9program. These rules shall include, among other things,
10requirements for marketing of the Lottery to infrequent
11players, as well as limitations on the purchases that may be
12made through any one individual's lottery account. The
13provisions of this Act and the rules adopted under this Act
14shall apply to the sale of lottery tickets or shares under this
16    The Department may offer Lotto, Lucky Day Lotto, Mega
17Millions, Powerball, Pick 3, and Pick 4 through the Internet
18program. The Department shall maintain responsible gaming
19controls in its policies.
20    Before beginning the program, the Department of the Lottery
21must submit a request to the United States Department of
22Justice for review of the State's plan to implement a program
23for the sale of lottery tickets on the Internet and its
24propriety under federal law. The Department shall implement the
25Internet program only if the Department of Justice does not
26object to the implementation of the program within a reasonable



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1period of time after its review.
2    The Department is obligated to implement the program set
3forth in this Section and Sections 7.15 and 7.16 only at such
4time, and to such extent, that the Department of Justice does
5not object to the implementation of the program within a
6reasonable period of time after its review. While the Illinois
7Lottery may only offer Lotto, Mega Millions, and Powerball
8games through the program, the Department shall request review
9from the federal Department of Justice for the Illinois Lottery
10to sell lottery tickets on the Internet on behalf of the State
11of Illinois that are not limited to just these games.
12    The Department shall authorize the private manager to
13implement and administer the program pursuant to the management
14agreement entered into under Section 9.1 and in a manner
15consistent with the provisions of this Section. If a private
16manager has not been selected pursuant to Section 9.1 at the
17time the Department is obligated to implement the program, then
18the Department shall not proceed with the program until after
19the selection of the private manager, at which time the
20Department shall authorize the private manager to implement and
21administer the program pursuant to the management agreement
22entered into under Section 9.1 and in a manner consistent with
23the provisions of this Section.
24    Nothing in this Section shall be construed as prohibiting
25the Department from implementing and operating a website portal
26whereby individuals who are 18 years of age or older with an



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1Illinois mailing address may apply to purchase lottery tickets
2via subscription. Nothing in this Section shall also be
3construed as prohibiting the sale of Lotto, Mega Millions, and
4Powerball games by a lottery licensee pursuant to the
5Department's rules.
6    (c) (Blank).
7    (d) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2026 2018.
8(Source: P.A. 99-523, eff. 6-30-16; 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.