September 24, 2022
China reduces energy shortage by increasing coal production |  environment

Government Sanctions Project Establishing Health and Tourism Lottery | Policy

The federal government approved the project that creates the health and tourism lottery. According to the text, a portion of the profits collected in the forms of games will be allocated to the National Health Fund (FNS), in the case of the health lottery; and the Brazilian Agency for the International Promotion of Tourism (Embratur), in the case of the tourism lottery.

The project appeared in the second month of the COVID-19 pandemic. In May 2021, in the first analysis conducted by federal representatives, the text stated that the funds raised would be allocated to the prevention and control of the Corona virus, while the public health emergency continued.

There was also a deadline for the tourism lottery, which was created to mitigate the economic effects of the tourism sector in the pandemic.

When passing through the Senate, the draft underwent changes, which were Deputies welcomed it On August 30, it has now been approved by Planalto. Among the changes is the permanent nature of the tourism lottery.

New lottery modalities were also expanded. There is a possibility to create numerical prediction games, where the bookmaker tries to predict the numbers that will be drawn in the competition, such as Megasena.

In addition, there will also be permission for sports prediction games, where the bookmaker will try to predict the outcome of sports events; And those with a fixed share, where the value of the premium is determined from the beginning.

The government vetoed the oath that the Economy Ministry must, within 30 days of the law’s publication, publish franchise rules to exploit the new lottery.

In a material published to the press, the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic clarified that President Jair Bolsonaro opposed the proposal as unconstitutional.

“This measure was unconstitutional, because by setting a period of time for the Ministry of Economy to discipline the rules for granting the exploitation of this lottery, it violates the provisions of Article 2 and Clause Two of Chapter 84 of the Constitution.” folder said.

After the deductions provided by the legislation, the result of the set of games made by the health and tourism lottery will be distributed according to specific criteria for each type of road.

Numerical predictions:

  • 5% will be allocated to the National Health Fund (FNS), in the case of the health lottery, or to the Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of International Tourism (Embratur), in the case of the tourism lottery;
  • 95% to cover operator expenses.

Sports predictions and fixed stakes:

  • 3.37% will be allocated to the FNS, in the case of the health lottery, or to Embratur, in the case of the tourism lottery;
  • 1.63% for sports entities that allow the use of trademarks, logos and jingles to publicize and implement sweepstakes;
  • 95% to cover operator expenses.

Prizes not claimed by winners during the deadline will go back to FNS or to Embratur, depending on the type of lottery.