Title 50, Chapter 27, Section 3
As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) "Administrative expenses" means operating expenses, excluding amounts set aside for prizes, regardless of whether such prizes are claimed and excluding amounts held as a fidelity fund pursuant to Code Section 50-27-19.
(2) "Board" means the board of directors of the Georgia Lottery
(3) "Capital outlay projects" means the acquisition, construction,
installation, modification, renovation, repair, extension,
renewal, replacement, or rehabilitation of land, interests in
land, buildings, structures, facilities, or other improvements and
the acquisition, installation, modification, renovation, repair,
extension, renewal, replacement, rehabilitation, or furnishing of
fixtures, machinery, equipment, computers, software, laboratories,
furniture, textbooks, and reference material or other property of
any nature whatsoever used on, in, or in connection with
(4) "Casino gambling" means a location or business for the purpose
of conducting illegal gambling activities, but excluding the sale
and purchase of lottery tickets or shares as authorized by this
(5) "Chief executive officer" means the chief executive officer of
the Georgia Lottery Corporation.
(6) "Corporation" means the Georgia Lottery Corporation.
(7) "Educational facilities" means land, structures, and buildings
owned or operated by and through the board of regents, the State
Board of Education, the Department of Technical and Adult
Education, or by any city, county, or independent school system
within this state; provided, however, that a public road or
highway leading to an educational facility shall not be considered
an educational facility.
(8) "Educational purposes and programs" means capital outlay
projects for educational facilities; tuition grants, scholarships,
or loans to citizens of this state to enable such citizens to
attend colleges and universities located within this state,
regardless of whether such colleges and universities are owned or
operated by the board of regents or to attend institutions
operated under the authority of the Department of Technical and
Adult Education; costs of providing to teachers at accredited
public institutions who teach levels K-12, personnel at public
postsecondary technical institutes under the authority of the
Department of Technical and Adult Education, and professors and
instructors within the University System of Georgia the necessary
training in the use and application of computers and advanced
electronic instructional technology to implement interactive
learning environments in the classroom and to access the
state-wide distance learning network; costs associated with
repairing and maintaining advanced electronic instructional
technology; voluntary pre-kindergarten; and an education shortfall
(9) "Lottery," "lotteries," "lottery game," or "lottery games"
means any game of chance approved by the board and operated
pursuant to this chapter, including, but not limited to, instant
tickets, on-line games, and games using mechanical or electronic
devices but excluding pari-mutuel betting and casino gambling as
defined in this Code section.
(10) "Major procurement contract" means any gaming product or
service costing in excess of $75,000.00, including, but not
limited to, major advertising contracts, annuity contracts, prize
payment agreements, consulting services, equipment, tickets, and
other products and services unique to the Georgia lottery, but not
including materials, supplies, equipment, and services common to
the ordinary operations of a corporation.
(11) "Member" or "members" means a director or directors of the
board of directors of the Georgia Lottery Corporation.
(12) "Member of a minority" means an individual who is a member of
a race which comprises less than 50 percent of the total
population of the state.
(13) "Minority business" means any business which is owned by:
(A) An individual who is a member of a minority who reports as
his personal income for Georgia income tax purposes the income
of such business;
(B) A partnership in which a majority of the ownership interest
is owned by one or more members of a minority who report as
their personal income for Georgia income tax purposes more than
50 percent of the income of the partnership; or
(C) A corporation organized under the laws of this state in
which a majority of the common stock is owned by one or more
members of a minority who report as their personal income for
Georgia income tax purposes more than 50 percent of the
distributed earnings of the corporation.
(14) "Net proceeds" means all revenue derived from the sale of
lottery tickets or shares and all other moneys derived from the
lottery less operating expenses.
(15) "Operating expenses" means all costs of doing business, including, but not limited to, prizes, commissions, and other compensation paid to retailers, advertising and marketing costs, personnel costs, capital costs, depreciation of property and equipment, funds for compulsive gambling education and treatment, amounts held in or paid from a fidelity fund pursuant to Code Section 50-27-19, and other operating costs.
(16) "Pari-mutuel betting" means a method or system of wagering on
actual races involving horses or dogs at tracks which involves the
distribution of winnings by pools. Such term shall not mean
lottery games which may be predicated on a horse racing or dog
racing scheme that does not involve actual track events. Such
term shall not mean traditional lottery games which may involve
the distribution of winnings by pools.
(17) "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership,
unincorporated association, or other legal entity.
(18) "Retailer" means a person who sells lottery tickets or shares
on behalf of the corporation pursuant to a contract.
(19) "Share" means any intangible evidence of participation in a
(20) "Ticket" means any tangible evidence issued by the lottery to
provide participation in a lottery game.
(21) "Vendor" means a person who provides or proposes to provide
goods or services to the corporation pursuant to a major
procurement contract, but does not include an employee of the
corporation, a retailer, or a state agency or instrumentality
thereof. Such term does not include any corporation whose shares
are publicly traded and which is the parent company of the
contracting party in a major procurement contract.