e-lottery bill sent to Parliament

Writer: 
Soe Min Htaik + Nyein Zaw Lin + Myo Min Htet
Lottery tickets on sale. (Photo-Kyi Naing)

The Ministry of Planning and Finance submitted the State-Owned Aungbarlay Lottery Bill, introducing the e-lottery, to Parliament on July 14.
The bill still needs presidential approval to enact the online lottery.
The bill said that lottery tickets must only be sold with the permission of the ministry.
Registered agents must hand the proceeds of ticket sales to the government within a designated period. Anyone selling tickets without official permission faces between three and five years in prison or a fine of up to Ks10 million. Retailers cannot exceed the designated price. Anyone breaking the pricing rules faces up to one year in jail or a Ks5-million fine.