Advising Lottery Winners. MacGregor & Gawart. Wis. Law. Aug. 1994.
Promotional advertising; advertising, ticket and share contents. 565.32(1)(1)
Promotional advertising prohibition.
The expenditure by the department or any other state agency of public funds or of revenues derived from lottery operations to engage in promotional advertising of the state lottery or any multijurisdictional lottery is prohibited.
(2) Promotional advertising by retailers or vendors. 565.32(2)(a)(a)
A retailer or a combination of retailers, a vendor or a combination of vendors or a combination of retailers and vendors may engage in promotional advertising of the state lottery or any multijurisdictional lottery in which the state participates.
Promotional advertising by vendors under par. (a)
shall clearly indicate that the advertising is paid for by the vendor.
(3) Required contents of advertising, tickets and shares. 565.32(3)(a)(a)
Any advertising, as defined by the department by rule under s. 565.02 (3) (f)
, of the lottery which describes a specific lottery game and each lottery ticket and lottery share shall include:
Except for the games under subd. 2.
, the prize structure, the prize amounts and the odds of a specific lottery ticket or lottery share being selected as the winning lottery ticket or lottery share for each prize amount.
For games in which the amount of the winnings and the odds of winning are determined by the number of participants in the game, all of the following:
An explanation that the amount of the winnings and the odds of winning are determined by the number of participants in the game.
Estimates of the amounts of prizes and the odds of a particular lottery ticket or lottery share winning each prize. The estimates of the prize amounts and the odds of a particular lottery ticket or lottery share winning each prize may be given as a range of values.
Audits, financial reports and odds verification. 565.37(1)(1)
Financial and performance audits.
The department shall annually contract with the legislative audit bureau to conduct a financial audit of the transactions and accounts of the state lottery, and, to the extent of the department's participation, of any multijurisdictional lotteries in which the state participates, for the preceding fiscal year and shall, if the state auditor or the joint legislative audit committee directs that a performance audit be conducted, contract with the legislative audit bureau for a performance audit of the state lottery and, to the extent of the department's participation, of those multijurisdictional lotteries.
(2) Independent postaudit.
At no less than 3-year intervals, the department may retain an independent certified public accountant to conduct a postaudit of all the lottery division's accounts and transactions. The department shall provide copies of each such postaudit to the legislative audit bureau and the department of justice.
(3) Department report.
The department shall submit quarterly reports on the operation of the lottery to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
and to the governor, attorney general, secretary of administration, secretary of state, and state auditor.
(4) Administrator report.
The administrator shall submit monthly financial reports to the secretary of revenue.
(5) Verification of odds.
The department shall contract with the legislative audit bureau to verify the odds on winning a lottery game that are represented by the department, a contractor or a retailer.
(6) Audit of lottery security.
By July 1, 1990, and at least biennially thereafter, the department shall hire an independent firm to perform an audit of lottery security that is independent of any other audit under this section.
Department of justice enforcement authority. 565.40(1)(1)
The department of justice may investigate any activities by vendors or employees in the department, which affect the operation or administration of the state lottery or any multijurisdictional lottery in which the state participates, and shall report suspected violations of state or federal law to the appropriate prosecuting authority.
(1m) Subpoena power.
For the purpose of an investigation under sub. (1)
, the attorney general may issue a subpoena to compel the production of any books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements or other documents or records which the attorney general deems relevant or material to the investigation. Section 885.12
shall apply to any failure to obey a subpoena under this subsection.
The attorney general and district attorneys have concurrent jurisdiction to commence prosecutions for alleged violations of this chapter.
Report on expense limitation.
Before January 1, 2002, and every 2 years thereafter, the department shall submit a report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
, on the effects on the operation of the lottery of the 10% expense limitation under s. 25.75 (3) (b)
Minority advertising, procurements, retailers and hiring.
The department shall promulgate rules establishing goals that attempt to increase the total amount of expenditures by the department for advertising, public relations and other procurements that are directed to minority businesses, the number of retailers that are minority businesses and the number of employees of the lottery division in the department who are minority group members.
Collection of unpaid liabilities.
Any unpaid amount owed by a retailer to the department under this chapter shall be assessed, collected, and reviewed in the same manner as income taxes are assessed, collected, and reviewed under ch. 71
History: 2005 a. 25
Any person who violates s. 565.02 (2m)
, 565.10 (3m)
, 565.25 (3m)
or 565.32 (1)
, (2) (b)
or any rule promulgated under s. 565.02 (2m)
, 565.10 (3m)
, 565.25 (3m)
or 565.32 (1)
, (2) (b)
shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both.
Any person who alters or forges a lottery ticket or share or intentionally utters or transfers an altered or forged lottery ticket or share is guilty of a Class I felony.
Any person who possesses an altered or forged lottery ticket or share with intent to defraud shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both.