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Southeastern Lottery Regulations
§ 1. Lottery Commissioner
The administration of the Southeastern Lottery shall be handled by a Lottery Commission which shall be headed by a Lottery Commissioner, who shall be appointed by the Governor to serve at his pleasure. When the office of Lottery Commissioner is vacant, its duties shall be performed by the Lieutenant Governor. When the office of Lieutenant Governor is also vacant, the duties of the Lottery Commissioner shall be performed by the Governor.
§ 2. Types and Manner of Games
There shall be three games conducted by the Lottery Commission: Three Strikes, Five Star, and Dixie Lotto. No other games shall be permitted. Sales of tickets for the games of the Southeastern Lottery shall be conducted by independent contractors who shall receive a commission of no more than five percent of the sale price of each ticket as their sole recompense. Such contractors shall pay the Lottery Commission rental fees for ticket sales terminals and necessary supplies at a rate to be set by the Commission, but no more than that which covers the costs to the Commission of providing the necessary equipment and supplies. The Three Strikes drawing shall be conducted daily, the Five Star drawing on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and the Dixie Lotto drawing on Saturday. No tickets shall be sold between 10pm and midnight (central Time) on any day. Drawings shall be held as soon after 10:30 pm as practicable and shall be available for public viewing in such manner as the Lottery Commission may direct.
§ 3. Three Strikes
(a) Three Strikes Fund
(b) Three Strikes Rules
§ 4. Five Star
(a) Five Star Fund
(b) Five Star Rules
(c) Five Star Celebrities
§ 5. Dixie Lotto
(a) Dixie Lotto Fund
(b) Dixie Lotto Jackpot Fund
(c) Dixie Lotto Rules
(d) Dixie Lotto Jackpots
§ 6. Lottery General Fund
A Lottery General Fund shall be established. This Fund shall receive monies from the operation of the games run by Lottery Commission as described above. It shall be used to pay the expenses of administering the games, including promotional expenses. No more than 10% of the monies entered into the Lottery General Fund in any fiscal year may be used for administrative expenses. At the end of each fiscal quarter, 90% of the monies in the Lottery General Fund shall be transferred to the Lottery Education Fund.
§ 7. Lottery Education Fund
A Lottery Education Fund shall be established. This fund shall receive monies from the Lottery General Fund. It shall be used to pay the expenses of administering the scholarships established by the Lottery Initiative and to fund the scholarships themselves. No more than 10% of the monies entered into the Lottery Education Fund in any fiscal year may be used for administrative expenses.
§ 8. Standard Funding Level
The Lottery Commission shall determine a representative tuition level for each public institution of higher education in the Southeastern Region based upon the money required for tuition, academic fees, and study materials for an average student attending as an undergraduate either full time for two academic semesters while taking a total of 30 semester hours of courses or full time for three academic quarters while taking a total of 50 quarter hours of courses. It shall then compute an average (which may be weighted on any combination of total students per institution, Southeastern students per institution, and qualified scholars per institution that the Lottery Commission determines is appropriate) of these levels. The standard funding level for a full scholarship year under the Southeastern Lottery shall be 80% of that average.
§ 9. Qualified Scholar
(b) Individual Scholar Accounts
§ 10. Funding of Individual Scholar Accounts
On first day of July of each year, the Lottery Commission shall transfer 90% of the monies in the Lottery Education Fund on an equal basis into Individual Scholar Accounts created for persons who became qualified scholars in the preceding fiscal year.
§ 11. GPA Requirements for Scholars
As of June 30th of each year, the GPA of each qualified scholar shall be computed. Courses which the scholar had to withdraw from because of an unanticipated requirement from a commitment to serve in the armed forces (either regular or reserve) of Atlasia shall not be counted against his GPA with respect to this section. If his GPA is less than 2.0, then the account shall be canceled and the funds remaining shall be transferred to the Lottery Education Fund. If the scholar's GPA is less than 2.5, then the account shall be suspended and disbursements shall not be made from the account under section 13 of these regulations until the GPA is 2.5 or greater. Whenever the GPA is 2.5 or greater at the end of calendar quarter, then any suspension previously placed upon that account will be lifted.
§ 12. Forward Progress
A scholar must attempt at least one course each fiscal year unless he spent 91 or more days on active duty in the armed forces of Atlasia in a fiscal year or his account shall be canceled and the funds remaining shall be transferred to the Lottery Education Fund.
§ 13. Funds Disbursed Upon Completion of Courses
Funds from Individual Scholar Accounts shall be disbursed upon completion of courses by the scholar from qualified institutions with a passing grade. Each fiscal year, no more than the standard funding level for that fiscal year may be disbursed from the account. Only funds in the account may disbursed, even though the scholar would be entitled to more if funds were available. One-thirtieth of the standard funding level shall be disbursed to the scholar upon completion of a semester hour of undergraduate course work. One-fiftieth of the standard funding level shall be disbursed to the scholar upon completion of a quarter hour of undergraduate course work. One-fiftieth of the standard funding level shall be disbursed to the scholar upon completion of a continuing education unit. The Lottery Commission may determine what portion of a standard funding level is to be awarded for the completion of educational instruction which does not result in the awarding of either undergraduate credit or continuing education units on the basis of one-five hundredth of the standard funding level per hour of instruction. Hours of instruction may be based upon the number determined to be appropriate for the subject by the Commission or an accrediting agency mentioned in section 14 instead of the actual number of hours of instruction.
§ 14. Qualified Institution
A qualified institution is an institution of tertiary education which is located in the Southeastern Region and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for undergraduate studies, the International Association of Continuing Education and Training for continuing education studies, or an equivalent accrediting agency as determined by the Lottery Commission.
Adopted on November 5, 2004 by Governor Ernest
Lottery Initiative approved by the voters the third weekend of October, 2004.
A list of Lottery Commissioners may be found on this site's History page.