REFERENCE TITLE: state lottery; prizewinner confidentiality





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fourth Legislature

First Regular Session





HB 2552


Introduced by

Representatives Barto: Allen J, Fillmore, Senator Carter





amending section 5-573, arizona revised statutes; relating to the state lottery.




Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 5-573, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE5-573.  State lottery prize fund; setoff for state debts; notification to department of economic security; prizewinner confidentiality

A.  The state lottery prize fund is established.  That portion of the gross proceeds that is apportioned pursuant to section 5‑555, subsection B shall be deposited, pursuant to sections 35‑146 and 35‑147, directly in the state lottery prize fund as the commission receives such proceeds and shall be are available for payment of prizes to the holders of winning tickets or shares or for the other purposes provided for in section 5‑568.  Procedures for payments to winners from this fund shall be established by rule or order of the commission.  Notwithstanding any other statute, transfers or payments to or from the state lottery prize fund are not appropriations by the legislature, and deposits in the state lottery prize fund are not subject to appropriation by the legislature.

B.  Payments to winners that are payable by the commission or lottery redemption agents pursuant to this section in an amount of six hundred dollars $600 or more are subject to setoff under section 5‑575.

C.  The commission shall furnish the department of economic security with the names and the social security numbers of persons who are paid lottery prizes or winnings in an amount of six hundred dollars $600 or more pursuant to this section for the purposes prescribed by section 41‑1965.  The department of economic security shall pay the commission for the cost costs of furnishing the information.

D.  Except as provided in subsections B and C of this section, the names name of persons a person or legally formed entities entity that are is paid a lottery prizes prize or winnings are of $100,000 or more is confidential on request of the prizewinner and, if confidentiality is requested, is not a public record under title 39, chapter 1, article 2.  If a prizewinner does not make a request, the name of the person or legally formed entity is confidential for ninety days from the date the prize is awarded and are is not a public record under title 39, chapter 1, article 2 during this ninety-day period.  Information regarding the prizewinner's city and county of residence is not confidential.  A prizewinner may waive the confidentiality provisions of this subsection by voluntarily consenting to the disclosure of the prizewinner's name. END_STATUTE