Rule 5101:12-55-30.1 | State lottery data match and withholding.
(A) In accordance with sections 3123.89 and 3123.90 of the Revised Code, a real time data match program has been implemented by the office of child support (OCS) within the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) and the state lottery commission, each casino operator or management company, and with each sports gaming proprietor, for the purpose of identifying whether a person entitled to a lottery prize award, casino or sports gaming winnings, is an obligor subject to a final and enforceable determination of default made under sections 3123.01 to 3123.07 of the Revised Code.
(B) The state lottery commission has implemented a process to submit identifying information regarding a person whose lottery prize award, casino or sports gaming winnings meets or exceeds the reportable winnings amounts set by 26 U.S.C. 6041 (2011), or a subsequent analogous section of the Internal Revenue Code, to the data match program described in paragraph (A) of this rule.
(C) ODJFS will determine whether the information provided by the state lottery commission, the casino operator or management company, and each sports gaming proprietor matches an obligor in default of their support obligation. Upon completion of the match process ODJFS shall:
(1) Return to the state lottery commission, the casino operator or management company, or each sports gaming proprietor the total arrearage balance up to the amount of the winnings if the person is determined to be an obligor in default; or
(2) Return to the state lottery commission, the casino operator or management company, or each sports gaming proprietor a response indicating the person is not determined to be an obligor in default.
(D) The state lottery commission, the casino operator or management company, or each sports gaming proprietor will withhold an amount sufficient to satisfy any past due support owed by an obligor from the lottery prize award, casino or sports gaming winnings owed to the obligor up to the amount of the award.
(E) The state lottery commission shall transmit to ODJFS weekly any amount withheld from a lottery prize awarded in the previous week.
(F) The casino operator, management company, or sports gaming proprietor will transmit to ODJFS, no later than fourteen days, any award amount withheld as a payment on the support obligation.
Last updated January 3, 2023 at 9:31 AM