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Updated: Nov 6


2021 New Jersey Revised StatutesTitle 5 - Amusements, Public Exhibitions and MeetingsSection 5:9-15 -


Sales to person under eighteen years; gifts


Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 5:9-15 (2021)


5:9-15. Sales to person under eighteen years; gifts


No ticket or share shall be sold to any person under the age of 18, but this shall not be deemed to prohibit the purchase of a ticket or share for the purpose of making a gift by a person 18 years of age or older to a person less than that age. Any licensee who knowingly sells or offers to sell a lottery ticket or share to any person under the age of 18 is a disorderly person.L.1970, c. 13, s. 15, eff. Feb. 16, 1970.



 

2021 New Jersey Revised StatutesTitle 5 - Amusements, Public Exhibitions and MeetingsSection 5:9-20 -


Persons under eighteen years; payment of prizes


Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 5:9-20 (2021)5:9-20.


Persons under eighteen years; payment of prizes


If the person entitled to a prize or any winning ticket is under the age of 18 years, and such prize is less than $5,000.00, the director may direct payment of the prize by delivery to an adult member of the minor's family or a guardian of the minor of a check or draft payable to the order of such minor. If the person entitled to a prize or any winning ticket is under the age of 18 years, and such prize is $5,000.00 or more, the director may direct payment to such minor by depositing the amount of the prize in any bank to the credit of an adult member of the minor's family or a guardian of the minor as custodian for such minor. The person so named as custodian shall have the same duties and powers as a person designated as a custodian in a manner prescribed by the "New Jersey Uniform Gifts to Minors Act," P.L.1963, chapter 177 (C. 46:38-13 et seq.) and for the purposes of this section the terms "adult member of a minor's family," "guardian of a minor" and "bank" shall have the same meaning as in said act. The director shall be discharged of all further liability upon payment of a prize to a minor pursuant to this section.L.1970, c. 13, s. 20, eff. Feb. 16, 1970.


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