251 Official result

(1)

Immediately after the drawing of any New Zealand lottery, the Lotteries Commission must—

(a)

carry out any procedure for verification of the result for the time being agreed by the Commission, the Department, and the Auditor-General; and

(b)

announce or display the official result in accordance with the rules for the type of New Zealand lottery to which the drawing relates.

(2)

No person, other than a broadcaster with whom the Lotteries Commission specifically contracts for the purpose, may publish or broadcast the announced results of a New Zealand lottery before the official result is announced or displayed under subsection (1)(b).

(3)

A person who contravenes subsection (2) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $200.

(4)

In this section, official result means the result of drawing a New Zealand lottery under this Act.

Compare: 1977 No 84 s 98

Section 251(3): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).