Proposal targets unredeemed lottery prize for public health – News

Proposal targets unredeemed lottery prize for public health – News
Proposal targets unredeemed lottery prize for public health – News

31/03/2021 – 21:58

Will Shutter / Chamber of Deputies

Aureo Ribeiro, author of the bill

Bill 1137/21 determines that, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the amounts of federal lottery prizes not redeemed by the winners are transferred in full to the National Health Fund (FNS). The funds should be invested exclusively in actions to fight the coronavirus, preferably in the purchase of vaccines.
The proposal, pending in the Chamber of Deputies, deals with the lotteries mentioned in Law 11.345 / 06, such as Mega-Sena, Timemania, Loteca and Federal. Currently, this standard allocates money to the Student Financing Fund (Fies).
According to the author, deputy Aureo Ribeiro (Solidariedade-RJ), the prizes not withdrawn totaled R $ 312 million in 2020. “The funds may help in the hiring of professionals and in the purchase of medicines and vaccines”, he says.
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Report – Ralph Machado
Edition – Pierre Triboli

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