3770:1-5-03 Powers and duties of the commission.

(A) Purpose of the commission. The commission shall create a program of lottery games in the state of Ohio. The commission will carry out all duties assigned to it in the Lottery Act and will determine the rules under which the state lottery program will be established and conducted. Consistent with the Lottery Act, the commission will perform its duties so as to make as large a contribution as is practicable to the lottery profits education fund.

(B) Delegation to director. In addition to those duties assigned to the director in the Lottery Act, the commission may delegate the performance of other executive or administrative functions to the director.

(C) Commission to adopt rules for the conduct and operation of the state lottery. The commission shall promulgate further rules, in addition to those promulgated under paragraph (C) of this rule, pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code for the conduct and operation of the lottery except that instant game rules shall be promulgated pursuant to section 111.15 of the Revised Code but are not subject to division (D) of that section. Subjects covered in these rules shall include but need not be limited to:

(1) The payment of prize awards;

(2) The criteria for the sealing of records and allowable offenses of lottery sales agent applicants or vendors; and

(3) All other areas relating to the efficient and economical operation and administration of a statewide lottery consonant with the public interest.

(D) Reports. The commission shall report immediately to the governor and the general assembly any matters relating to the operation or administration of the lottery that, in the commission's judgment, require immediate legislative attention.

(E) Studies and investigations. The commission shall continuously examine and update the operating procedures of the state lottery and may authorize studies of the state-run lotteries of other states for purposes of comparison.

Effective: 07/21/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/06/2013 and 07/21/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3770.03
Rule Amplifies: 3770.01 , 3770.02 , 3770.03 , 3770.05 , 3770.06 , 3770.07 , 3770.08
Prior Effective Dates: 7/15/74, 8/12/74, 5/27/93, 12/27/96, 7/19/02, 6/8/07