Terms Used In Michigan Laws 432.107a

  • Bingo: means a game of chance commonly known as bingo in which prizes are awarded on the basis of designated numbers or symbols conforming to numbers or symbols selected at random. See Michigan Laws 432.102
  • Bureau: means the bureau of state lottery as created by section 5 of the McCauley-Traxler-Law-Bowman-McNeely lottery act, 1972 PA 239, MCL 432. See Michigan Laws 432.102
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Charity game: means the random resale of a series of charity game tickets. See Michigan Laws 432.102
  • Charity game ticket: means a ticket commonly referred to as a break-open ticket or pull-tab that is approved and acquired by the bureau and is distributed and sold by the bureau or a licensed supplier to a qualified organization, a portion of which is removed to discover whether the ticket is a winning ticket and whether the purchaser may be awarded a prize. See Michigan Laws 432.102
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Person: means a natural person, firm, association, corporation, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 432.103
  • Qualified organization: means , subject to subdivision (h), either of the following:
  (i) A bona fide religious, educational, service, senior citizens, fraternal, or veterans' organization that operates without profit to its members and that either has been in existence continuously as an organization for a period of 5 years or is exempt from taxation under section 501(c) of the internal revenue code of 1986, 26 USC 501. See Michigan Laws 432.103
  (1) All charity game tickets used in the conduct of a charity game shall be purchased by the qualified organization from the bureau or a supplier.
  (2) The bureau shall determine the number of charity game tickets that constitute a charity game.
  (3) The bureau shall determine the price at which the qualified organization shall resell each charity game ticket and shall have that price printed on each charity game ticket.
  (4) The bureau or a supplier shall sell charity game tickets to a qualified organization that is eligible to conduct a charity game at a percentage, to be determined by the bureau, of the gross revenues that are realized by the resale of all the charity game tickets for that game at the price established by the bureau.
  (5) The qualified organization shall retain 60% and the bureau shall retain 40% of the money obtained from the sale of charity game tickets.
  (6) A qualified organization that conducts a charity game shall be solely responsible for paying prizes won by purchasers of winning charity game tickets.
  (7) When all charity game tickets for a single charity game are resold, prizes distributed shall have an aggregate value of, as near as practicable, not less than 60% of the resale value of all the charity game tickets for that charity game.
  (8) The bureau shall determine the number of winning charity game tickets provided on a random basis for resale for any 1 charity game and shall establish the value of the prize won by each winning charity game ticket.
  (9) A charity game ticket shall not have a price for resale by a qualified organization of less than 30 cents.
  (10) The bureau shall have a bureau control number for identification purposes imprinted upon each charity game ticket.
  (11) A value of prizes awarded for a charity game shall not be included within the prize limitations of a licensed bingo game or millionaire party in conjunction with which the charity game is held.
  (12) A charity game ticket shall not be sold to a person under 18 years of age. This subsection shall not prohibit the purchase of a charity game ticket by a person 18 years of age or older for the purpose of making a gift to a person under 18 years of age, and shall not prohibit a person under 18 years of age from receiving a prize or prizes won in a charity game conducted pursuant to this act.