Gambling (Channel Islands Lottery) (Jersey) Order 1997

Revised Edition


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Gambling (Channel Islands Lottery) (Jersey) Order 1997[1]

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, in pursuance of Article 3 of the Gambling (Jersey) Law 1964[2] and Regulations 10, 12 and 14 of the Gambling (Channel Islands Lottery) (Jersey) Regulations 1975,[3] orders as follows –

Commencement [see endnotes]

1        Facilities for conduct of draws

For the purpose of conducting a draw, the Minister shall provide –

(a)     sufficient staff to ensure the effective conduct of the draw;

(b)     2 computer systems and a lottery draw programme capable of random selection of winning numbers and the prizes in respect of those numbers;

(c)     an apparatus capable of containing and agitating tokens and provided with a means by which tokens may be removed singly; and

(d)     any other equipment necessary for the effective conduct of the draw and for the verification, recording and public announcement of the serial numbers of the winning tickets, and of the prizes drawn in respect of those tickets.

2        Drawing of serial numbers and prizes

(1)     Each draw shall consist of the drawing of –

(a)     numbered prizes;

(b)     digit prizes; and

(c)     unless the Minister, in accordance with Regulation 5 of the Gambling (Channel Islands Lottery) (Jersey) Regulations 1975 (hereinafter referred to as the “Regulations”) so determines and specifies, a jackpot prize.

(2)     Every numbered and digit prize shall be selected by computer from the prizes determined and specified by the Minister under Regulation 5 of the Regulations and –

(a)     in respect of a numbered prize, each winning ticket shall be determined by the correspondence of the serial number of that ticket to a number selected at random by computer from the serial numbers of all lottery tickets issued for sale by the Minister or the Guernsey Committee;

(b)     in respect of a digit prize, each winning ticket shall be determined by the correspondence of 2 or more specified digits of the serial number of that ticket to 2 or more digits selected at random by computer from any possible combination of digits.

(3)     In respect of the jackpot prize, the numbered prize of greatest value may be increased by the drawing of a gold or silver token in accordance with the procedure specified in Article 3, in respect of which there shall be payable an additional prize as determined and specified by the Minister under Regulation 5 of the Regulations.

3        Jackpot prizes

(1)     For the purpose of drawing a jackpot prize the presiding officer shall place inside the apparatus described in Article 1(c) –

(a)     one gold token denoting the golden jackpot prize;

(b)     one or more silver tokens denoting the silver jackpot prize; and

(c)     one or more black tokens denoting no additional prize.

(2)     The jackpot prize shall be determined as follows –

(a)     the apparatus shall be agitated for not less than 5 seconds;

(b)     one token shall be removed at random; and

(c)     the colour of the token so drawn shall be verified and recorded and the value of the prize, if any, shall be publicly announced.

4        Scrutineer

(1)     In addition to the presiding officer and the other member of the Board referred to in Regulation 10(4) of the Regulations, every draw shall be conducted in the presence of a scrutineer who shall be an officer in an administration of the States for which the Minister is assigned responsibility, or a member of the Guernsey Committee, or a member of the Board not being the presiding officer or other member as aforesaid.

(2)     For the purposes of this Article the person for the time being holding office as Lottery Control Officer for the Island of Guernsey shall be deemed to be a member of the Guernsey Committee.

5        Manual of procedure

The presiding officer, the member of the Board and the scrutineer shall conform to the procedure laid down in such manual of procedure relating to the testing and operation of the computer systems and the equipment referred to in Article 1 as shall be approved by the Minister.

6        Result of draw

At the conclusion of the draw the list printed out by the computer of the serial numbers of the winning tickets and of the prizes drawn in respect of those tickets shall constitute the list referred to in Regulation 10(6)(e) of the Regulations.

7        Security

Access to the computer systems, the equipment and the lottery draw programme referred to in Article 1 shall be controlled in accordance with the procedures laid down in the manual of procedure referred to in Article 5.

8        Agents

(1)     The prescribed amount for the purposes of Regulation 12(2) and (4) of the Regulations, whereby a prize worth equal to or less than that amount shall be claimed from an agent, shall be £12.[4]

(2)     The prescribed commission for the purpose of Regulation 12(3)(b) of the Regulations which an agent is entitled to receive shall be 1% of the value of the prize to which the winning ticket relates. [5]

9        Citation

This Order may be cited as the Gambling (Channel Islands Lottery) (Jersey) Order 1997.


Table of Legislation History


Year and No


Gambling (Channel Islands Lottery) (Jersey) Order 1997


30 January 1997

Gambling (Channel Islands Lottery) (Amendment) (Jersey) Order 1997


29 October 1997

Gambling (Channel Islands Lottery) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Order 2001


3 August 2001

States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 4) (Jersey) Regulations 2005


9 December 2005

Table of Renumbered Provisions




spent, omitted from this revised edition



Table of Endnote References

[1]                                    This Order has been amended by the States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 4) (Jersey) Regulations 2005. The amendments replace all references to a Committee of the States of Jersey with a reference to a Minister of the States of Jersey, and remove and add defined terms appropriately, consequentially upon the move from a committee system of government to a ministerial system of government.

[2]                                    chapter 11.300

[3]                                    chapter 11.300.30

[4] Article 8(1)              amended by R&O.9154, R&O.117/2001

[5] Article 8(2)              amended by R&O.9154

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