Montana Code Annotated 2019



Part 4. Finances and Audits

Audit Of State Lottery Security

23-7-411. Audit of state lottery security. (1) After the first 9 months of sales to the public and every 2 years after that, the office of the legislative auditor shall conduct or have conducted a comprehensive audit of all aspects of security in the operation of the state lottery. The costs of the audit are a state lottery operating expense and must be paid out of the state lottery fund. The audit must include:

(a) personnel security;

(b) lottery sales agent security;

(c) lottery contractor security;

(d) security of manufacturing operations of state lottery contractors;

(e) security against ticket, chance, wager, or bet counterfeiting and alteration and other means of fraudulently winning;

(f) security of drawings among entries or finalists;

(g) computer security;

(h) data communications security;

(i) database security;

(j) systems security;

(k) lottery premises and warehouse security;

(l) security in distribution;

(m) security involving validation and payment procedures;

(n) security involving unclaimed prizes;

(o) security aspects applicable to each particular lottery game and sports wager;

(p) security of drawings in games whenever winners are determined by drawings;

(q) the completeness of security against locating winners in state lottery games with preprinted winners by persons involved in their production, storage, distribution, administration, or sales; and

(r) any other aspects of security applicable to any particular lottery game or sports wager and to the state lottery and its operations.

(2) The security audit report must be presented to the commission, the director, the governor, the president of the senate, and the speaker of the house of representatives.

History: En. Sec. 19, Ch. 669, L. 1985; Sec. 23-5-1029, MCA 1989; redes. 23-7-411 by Sec. 57, Ch. 647, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 22, Ch. 284, L. 2019.