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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 5. Virginia Lottery Board
Chapter 31. Licensing Regulations
1/19/2020

11VAC5-31-130. Retailers' Conduct.

A. Each retailer shall comply with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations, as well as all rules, policies and procedures of the agency, license terms and conditions, specific rules for all applicable lottery games, directives and instructions that may be issued by the director, and licensing and equipment agreements and contracts signed by the retailer.

B. No retailer or his employee or agent shall attempt through any means whatsoever to identify or otherwise determine whether any unsold ticket creates a winning play. This includes, but is not limited to, trying to determine the numbers or symbols appearing under the removable latex or electronically produced coverings or otherwise attempting to identify unsold winning tickets. However, this shall not prevent the removal of the covering over the validation code or validation number after the ticket is sold.

C. No retailer or his employee or agent shall impose a fee or additional charge for selling a lottery game ticket or for cashing a winning lottery game ticket.

D. No retailer or his employee or agent shall purchase a winning lottery game ticket from a player at a discounted price.

Statutory Authority

§ 58.1-4007 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 19, Issue 15, eff. May 7, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 26, eff. September 26, 2012; Volume 31, Issue 03, eff. November 5, 2014.

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