VIE 27 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2020 - 15:44hs.
Income goes to National Health Fund

Bill proposes one-time lottery contest in Brazil to help fight COVID-19

Deputy Paulo Bengtson (PTB-PA) proposes to amend Law No. 13,756 to authorize Caixa Econômica Federal to carry out, in 2020, an additional and exclusive lottery contest with numerical prognoses whose net income is entirely allocated to the National Health Fund. With this money, the deputy's idea is to finance the measures to be adopted to face the public health emergency resulting from the coronavirus responsible for the 2019 outbreak.

Deputy Paulo Bengtson (PTB / PA) presented Bill 4423/2020 to amend Law No. 13,756, of December 12, 2018, with the objective of providing an additional source of financing for measures to deal with the important public health emergency international exposure to COVID-19.

To this end, he proposes that Caixa be allowed to hold, in 2020, a single lottery contest with a numerical prognosis (Mega-Sena is its most well-known product) whose net income is fully allocated to the National Health Fund - FNS.

"Such a proposal will not have any financial impact, since the measure is to authorize the holding of an additional draw to those already existing. In addition, the part that will be destined to the FNS corresponds to the net income, in order to keep the allocations to cover expenses of costing and maintaining the lottery operator's agent of numerical predictions, the payment of prizes and the payment of income tax on the prize,” explains Bengtson.

Source: GMB