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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of November 11, 2003 No. 138-FZ

About lotteries

(as amended on 02-07-2021)

Accepted by the State Duma of the Russian Federation on October 17, 2003

Approved by Council of the Russian Federation on October 29, 2003

Article 1. Subject of regulation of this Federal Law

This Federal Law determines the legal basis of state regulation of the relations arising in the field of the organization and carrying out lotteries including types and the purposes of carrying out lotteries, procedure for their organization and carrying out in the territory of the Russian Federation, establishes obligatory standard rates of lotteries, procedure of control of their organization and carrying out, and also responsibility of persons participating in the organization and carrying out lotteries.

Article 2. Basic concepts

In this Federal Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) lottery - game which is held according to the agreement and in which one party (the operator of lottery) holds draw of prize fund of lottery and the second party (the participant of lottery) acquires the right to prize if it is acknowledged won in accordance with the terms of lottery. The agreement between the operator of lottery and the participant of lottery consists on voluntary basis and is drawn up by issue of the lottery ticket, lottery receipt or the electronic lottery ticket. On the lottery ticket, the lottery receipt, the electronic lottery ticket presence of the lottery combination applied (brought) on stages of production (creation) of the relevant document and (or) the participant of lottery is obligatory;

2) prize - the part of prize fund of lottery determined according to lottery conditions, paid in cash to the participant of lottery, transferred (in nature) to the possession or provided to the participant of lottery recognized won in accordance with the terms of lottery;

3) prize fund of lottery - set of the money, other property or services intended for payment, transfer or provision of prizes according to lottery conditions;

4) draw of prize fund of drawing lottery - the procedure which is carried out by the operator of lottery with use of the lottery equipment and is based on the principle of determination in a random way of the prizes which are subject to payment, transfer or provision to the won participants of lottery in accordance with the terms of carrying out lottery;

5) the lottery ticket - the document certifying the participation right in lottery and confirming the conclusion of the agreement between the operator of lottery and the participant of lottery;

5. 1) the lottery receipt - the document issued by the lottery terminal, certifying the participation right in drawing lottery and confirming the conclusion of the agreement between the operator of lottery and the participant of lottery;

5. 2) the electronic lottery ticket - the electronic document certifying the participation right in drawing lottery, confirming the conclusion of the agreement between the operator of lottery and the participant of lottery, containing the protected information on the registered lottery rate (lottery rates) placed in the center of processing of lottery information and allowing to identify the participant of lottery who paid lottery rate (lottery rates) according to the procedure established by lottery conditions taking into account requirements of the Federal Law of July 27, 2006 No. 149-FZ "About information, information technologies and on information security";

6) the organizer of lottery - the federal executive body authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation in accordance with the established procedure on carrying out lottery. The organizer of lottery carries out lottery through the operator of lottery by means of the conclusion of the contract with it;

7) the organization of lottery - implementation of the actions including determination of the operator of lottery, the conclusion of the contract with the operator of lottery, approval of conditions of lottery;

8) carrying out lottery - rendering services in implementation of the actions including distribution (realization, accounting) of lottery tickets, electronic lottery tickets, accounting of lottery receipts, the conclusion of agreements with the manufacturer of lottery tickets, the manufacturer of the lottery equipment, lottery terminals, distributors and (or) others agreements, necessary for carrying out lottery, the conclusion of agreements with participants of lottery including acceptance and accounting of lottery rates, draw of prize fund of lottery, examination of advantageous lottery tickets, lottery receipts, electronic lottery tickets, payment, transfer or provision of prizes to participants of lottery;

9) the operator of lottery - the legal entity registered in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and who signed the contract with the organizer of lottery for carrying out lottery according to this Federal Law;

10) the distributor - person who signed the agreement on distribution (realization, issue) of lottery tickets, lottery receipts, electronic lottery tickets, acceptance of lottery rates among participants of lottery, payment, transfer or provision of prizes to participants of lottery;

11) the participant of lottery - the person which reached age of eighteen years, having the participation right in draw of prize fund of lottery based on the agreement signed with the operator of lottery;

12) revenue from carrying out lottery - the money received from implementation of lottery tickets, acceptance of lottery rates of specific lottery;

13) target assignments from lottery - the part of revenue from carrying out lottery directed to the purposes determined by article 11 of this Federal Law;

14) the lottery equipment - the device (random number generator, the mechanical, electric, electronic or other technical device) used for determination of the won lottery combination (the won lottery combinations) of drawing lottery;

15) lottery rate - the price of one paid lottery combination. Acceptance of lottery rate (lottery rates) is confirmed by issue to the participant of lottery of the lottery ticket, lottery receipt, the direction to the participant of lottery of the information message about acceptance of lottery rate (lottery rates) and registration of the electronic lottery ticket;

16) the annual statement about carrying out lottery - data which the operator of lottery annually shall publish in mass media and (or) post online "Internet". The scope of information, included in the annual statement about carrying out lottery, and procedure for its publication are determined by the federal executive body authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation;

17) lottery combination - the set of the texts, drawings, symbols or numbers applied (brought) on the lottery ticket, the lottery receipt and the electronic lottery ticket provided by lottery conditions;

18) the lottery terminal - the hardware and software system intended for data transmission about the lottery chosen by the participant to lottery rate (lottery rates) in the center of processing of lottery information, issue of lottery receipts and used when carrying out drawing lotteries;

19) the lottery program - the program for electronic computers developed and used for data collection about widespread lottery tickets and the accepted lottery rates, their accounting and registration or control of the lottery equipment when holding draw of prize fund of drawing lottery. The lottery programs used when carrying out lottery shall not contain the hidden opportunities which are not described or do not correspond to the opportunities described in technical documentation of the software and when which using violation of confidentiality, availability or integrity of the processed information is possible;

20) the center of processing of lottery information - the complex of software and hardware connected to Internet network and other communication networks for obtaining and information transfer from lottery terminals (to lottery terminals) and allowing to register lottery rates, electronic lottery tickets, and also to keep and process information on them. The center of processing of lottery information shall provide information security from loss, plunders, misstatements, counterfeits, unauthorized actions for its destruction, modification, copying and similar actions, and also from unauthorized access on Internet network;

21) circulation - the number of the implemented lottery tickets, lottery receipts, electronic lottery tickets participating in draw of prize fund (part of prize fund) of lottery in accordance with the terms of lottery.

Article 3. Lottery types

1. Types of the lottery which is carried out in the territory of the Russian Federation are determined depending on method of its carrying out and the territory of its carrying out.

2. The lottery depending on method of its carrying out is subdivided on drawing and no-draw.

Drawing lottery - lottery in which the draw of prize fund of lottery between all participants of lottery is held one-timely after distribution of lottery tickets, lottery receipts, electronic lottery tickets. Carrying out such lottery can include separate circulations.

For determination of the won lottery combination (the won lottery combinations) when holding draw of prize fund of drawing lottery use at the same time more than one unit of the lottery equipment is not allowed.

No-draw lottery - lottery in which information allowing to determine prizes is pledged in lottery tickets for stages of their production. When carrying out no-draw lottery the participant of lottery directly after introduction of payment for participation in lottery, learns receipts of the lottery ticket and identification of the hidden texts applied on the lottery ticket, drawings, numbers or symbols about availability and the size of prize or about its absence.

3. Voided according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 28.12.2013 No. 416-FZ

4. The lottery depending on the territory of its carrying out is subdivided into the international and All-Russian state.

The international lottery - lottery which is carried out in the territories of two and more states, including the territory of the Russian Federation, based on the international treaty of the Russian Federation.

The All-Russian state lottery - lottery which is carried out in all territory of the Russian Federation.

5. Voided according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 28.12.2013 No. 416-FZ

6. Voided according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 28.12.2013 No. 416-FZ

7. Voided according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 28.12.2013 No. 416-FZ

8. Voided according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 28.12.2013 No. 416-FZ

Article 4. The purposes and methods of regulation of the relations arising in the field of the organization of lotteries and carrying out lotteries

1. The state regulation of the relations arising in the field of the organization of lotteries and carrying out lotteries performed by the Russian Federation includes:

1) adoption by the Government of the Russian Federation of decisions on carrying out lotteries;

1. 1) adoption by the Government of the Russian Federation of decisions on determination of the operator of lotteries;

2) ceased to be valid according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 28.12.2013 No. 416-FZ

2. 1) ceased to be valid according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 28.12.2013 No. 416-FZ

3) the edition in accordance with the established procedure the regulatory legal acts regulating the organization of lotteries and carrying out lotteries;

3. 1) ceased to be valid according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 18.07.2019 No. 189-FZ

4) implementation of federal state control (supervision) of carrying out lotteries;

5) establishment of forms and terms of submission of the reporting on lotteries;

6) establishment of obligatory standard rates of lottery;

7) ceased to be valid according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 28.12.2013 No. 416-FZ

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