California Government Code

Sec. § 8880.30

The commission shall promulgate regulations that specify the method for determining winners in each lottery game, provided:


A lottery game may be based on the results of a horse race with the consent of the association conducting the race and the California Horse Racing Board. Any compensation received by an association for the use of its races to determine the winners of a lottery game shall be divided equally between commissions and purses.


If a lottery game utilizes a drawing of winning numbers, a drawing among entries, or a drawing among finalists, the drawings shall always be open to the public. No manual or physical selection in the drawings shall be conducted by any employee of the Lottery. Except for computer automated drawings, drawings shall be witnessed in person or via live audio and video feed by an independent lottery contractor having qualifications established by the commission. Any equipment used in the drawings shall be inspected in person or via live audio and video feed by the independent lottery contractor and an employee of the Lottery both before and after the drawings. The drawings and the inspections shall be both audio and video recorded.


It is the intent of this chapter that the commission may use any of a variety of existing or future methods or technologies in determining winners.

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