The state Duma adopted the law on modification of rules of payment of prizes in lotteries

The state Duma adopted the law on modification of rules of payment of prizes in lotteries

The state Duma adopted in the third reading the law changing the procedure for the acquisition of lottery tickets and payments of winnings. The law was initiated by the government of the Russian Federation.

According to the current law on lotteries, a lottery participant may be a citizen who has attained 18 years of age and eligible to participate in the prize Fund of the lottery pursuant to an agreement with the lottery operator contract. The winnings are paid out upon presentation by the participant of a lottery passport or other form of identification prescribed by the law “On counteraction to legalization (laundering) of incomes obtained in a criminal way and financing of terrorism”.

The adopted law prohibits the dissemination of lottery tickets, including electronic, lottery tickets, receiving lottery bets among persons under the age of 18, as well as the payment, transfer or granting of prizes. However, wins from 15 thousand rubles. identification of the participant of the lottery will be mandatory, and if you win up to 15 thousand roubles it is provided in case of doubt as to his age.

When you purchase an electronic lottery ticket and cash it for the same amount the participant just needs to be verify your age by clicking the appropriate button. At the same time, it is established that in these cases, the identification prescribed by the law on combating money laundering order is not carried out.

The sale of a lottery ticket in paper form and the payment of winnings on him on an amount equal to 15 thousand rubles and more, the lottery shall present an identity document. When issuing the electronic ticket and the winnings for the amount provides for simplified identification, which allows to establish the age of the players. In this case, it is possible to use identity information provided by the credit institution, the organization of postal communication, Bank payment agent and the mobile operator.