Final Rule: Implementation Memo for Lottery and Gambling Winners
On April 15, 2019, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published the final rule for The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Student Eligibility, Convicted Felons, Lottery and Gambling, and State Verification Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (84 FR 15083).
Enclosed is a summary of the rule’s lottery and gambling provisions, which implement Section 4009 of the Agricultural Act of 2014. FNS may issue additional guidance, as needed, regarding the other provisions of this final rule.
State agencies have until June 14, 2019, (60 days from date of publication) to comply with the lottery and gambling provisions at 7 CFR 272.17, 273.11(r), and 273.12. FNS will, as appropriate, hold States harmless for Quality Control purposes for 120 days from the implementation date, following requirements outlined in SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 275.12(d)(2)(vii).