253 Entitlement to prizes

(1)

The Lotteries Commission must pay the prizes of each New Zealand lottery to the participants who are entitled to those prizes in accordance with the official results of the drawing of that lottery and in accordance with any rules made under section 243 and any provisions specified by the Minister under section 244(1)(a).

(2)

If, after the drawing of a lottery, no entitlement exists to a prize offered in the lottery, the amount of the prize must—

(a)

be retained within the lottery prize fund account; and

(b)

be dealt with in accordance with any rules made under section 243 and any provisions specified by the Minister under section 244(1)(a).

Compare: 1977 No 84 s 102