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General Assembly



February Session, 2008

LCO No. 6330



Offered by:


SEN. FONFARA, 1st Dist.


To: Subst. House Bill No. 5599

File No. 746

Cal. No. 488

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the deadline for the presentation to the Connecticut Lottery Corporation of a winning lottery ticket to claim a prize for any Lotto lottery game, any person who presents a winning Lotto lottery ticket no later than seventy-two hours after the end of the time period for presenting claims for any lottery game expiring on or after July 1, 1996, may file a claim for such prize until August 1, 2008. Such claim shall be accompanied by a filing fee of one hundred fifty dollars. Upon such application, said corporation shall award such prize out of unclaimed prize funds as follows: (1) Ten per cent of such prize shall be paid to the Division of Special Revenue, which shall deposit such funds into the chronic gamblers treatment and rehabilitation account created pursuant to section 17a-713 of the general statutes, and (2) ninety per cent of such prize shall be paid to the claimant. If the value of the prize exceeds one million dollars, the claimant shall receive an initial payment of one million dollars at the time of filing a claim, followed by annual payments of no more than one million dollars on each succeeding July first, until such ninety per cent amount is paid. "