Arizona Revised Statutes § 5-573 State Lottery Prize Fund; Setoff For State Debts; Notification To Department Of Economic Security; Prizewinner Confidentiality

5-573. 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 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 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 or more pursuant to this section for purposes prescribed by section 41-1965. The department of economic security shall pay the commission for the cost of furnishing the information.

D. Except as provided in subsections B and C of this section, the names of persons or legally formed entities that are paid lottery prizes or winnings are confidential for ninety days from the date the prize is awarded and are 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.

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