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Lotteries Act, 1997 (Act No. 57 of 1997)

Part III : General provisions

57. General offences

 

 

1) Any person who-
a) participates in; or
b) conducts, facilitates, promotes or derives any benefit from a lottery, promotional competition or sports pool,

shall, unless such lottery, promotional competition or sports pool is or has been authorised by or under this Act or any other law, be guilty of an offence.

 

2) Any person who-
a) contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of this Act;
b) forges or in any other fraudulent way changes any ticket or any other document or thing pertaining to any lottery or promotional competition;
c) knowingly sells or in any other way disposes of any forged ticket or any other document or thing pertaining to any lottery or promotional competition;
d) with intent to defraud, alters any number or figure on any ticket or any other document or thing pertaining to any lottery or promotional competition;
e) obtains any direct or indirect financial gain, which is not solely a share in the prize payout, by forming, conducting or in any other way promoting a syndicate for the purchase of a ticket; or
f) sells a ticket-
i) at a price higher than that which is printed on the ticket;
ii) on condition that the seller of the ticket shares in the prize in the event of a ticket sold by him or her being the ticket in respect of which a prize is paid;
iii) on any condition not provided for in the rules of the lottery concerned;
iv) on credit or with the financial assistance in any form of the seller; or
g) conducts, organises, promotes, devises or manages any scheme, plan, competition, arrangement, system, game or device which directly or indirectly provides for betting, wagering, gambling or any other game of risk on any outcome of any lottery unless authorised by or under this Act or any other law,

shall be guilty of an offence.