15-30-2521. Policy and purpose. (1) It is the policy and intent of the legislature that lottery proceeds received by a person who redeems a ticket or chance to win a prize on a ticket or chance purchased in Montana under the provisions of Title 23, chapter 7, is Montana source income, notwithstanding the residence of the person or entity that redeems the ticket. This policy statement affirms that the legislature has always considered lottery proceeds to be Montana source income.
(2) The purpose of 15-30-2522 is to ensure that lottery proceeds that are Montana source income are subject to the withholding tax under the individual income tax laws of the state.