Code of the District of Columbia

§ 3–1312. Lottery and Charitable Games Fund.

(a) A District of Columbia Lottery and Charitable Games Fund (hereinafter referred to as the “Fund” ) shall be established and controlled by the Chief Financial Officer to receive all funds and fees generated by the specific forms of gambling operated or licensed by the Chief Financial Officer. All funds generated by gambling activities operated or licensed by the Chief Financial Officer shall be deposited in the Fund or a division thereof as created by the Chief Financial Officer.

(b) Any monies of the Office, from whatever source derived (including gifts to the Office), shall be for the sole use of the Fund and shall be deposited as soon as practicable in the Fund and shall be disbursed from the Fund according to the terms of this chapter. Disbursements of up to $500 from the Fund shall be paid out in checks signed by the Executive Director or designee. Disbursements in excess of $500 shall be paid out in checks signed by the Executive Director and the Treasurer of the District of Columbia.

(c) From the Fund, the Chief Financial Officer shall first pay for the operation, administration, and capital expenses of the specific forms of gambling operated and licensed by the Chief Financial Officer as authorized by this chapter, including the payment of prizes to winners of the games, as specified in this chapter pursuant to regulations promulgated by the Chief Financial Officer. The remainder shall be paid over by the Chief Financial Officer, on a monthly basis promptly after the 1st of the month for the preceding month, into the General Fund of the District of Columbia as general purpose revenue funds of the District of Columbia.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(l), 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2512.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 3-1313 and § 3-1314.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(d)(6) of Sports Wagering Lottery Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-630, Jan. 30, 2019, 66 DCR 1745).