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(20 ILCS 1605/21.9)
Go For The Gold scratch-off game.
(a) The Department shall offer a special instant scratch-off game with the title of "Go For The Gold". The game must commence on July 1, 2014 or as soon thereafter, at the discretion of the Director, as is reasonably practical. The operation of the game is governed by this Act and by any rules adopted by the Department.
(b) The Special Olympics Illinois and Special Children's Charities Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The net revenue from the Go For The Gold special instant scratch-off game must be deposited into the Special Olympics Illinois and Special Children's Charities Fund for appropriation by the General Assembly solely to the Department of Human Services, which must distribute the moneys as follows: (i) 75% of the moneys to Special Olympics Illinois to support the statewide training, competitions, and programs for future Special Olympics athletes; and (ii) 25% of the moneys to Special Children's Charities to support the City of Chicago-wide training, competitions, and programs for future Special Olympics athletes. The moneys may not be used for institutional, organizational, or community-based overhead costs, indirect costs, or levies.
Moneys received for the purposes of this Section, including, without limitation, net revenue from the special instant scratch-off game and gifts, grants, and awards from any public or private entity, must be deposited into the Special Olympics and Special Children's Charities Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the Special Olympics and Special Children's Charities Fund must be deposited into the Special Olympics and Special Children's Charities Fund.
As used in this subsection, "net revenue" means the total amount for which tickets have been sold less the sum of the amount paid out in prizes and to retailers, and
direct and estimated administrative expenses of the Department solely related to the Go For The Gold game.
(c) During the time that tickets are sold for the Go For The Gold game, the Department shall not unreasonably diminish the efforts devoted to marketing any other instant scratch-off lottery game.
(d) The Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 103-381, eff. 7-28-23.)