A fundamental creation of the Lotteries law is the distribution trust fund (“The fund”). This fund comprises of all revenue generated by the Board from various aspects of lotteries; this includes: licence fee, state royalty tax, good causes contribution and draw levies. The Board holds the fund in trust for identified objectives.
The ‘good cause’ objectives identified by the Law are:
• Infrastructural objectives
• Educational Objectives
• Environmental Objectives
• Social and Health related objectives
Revenue in the Fund is applied to these objectives either through good causes projects or grants. A certain percentage of the fund will be applied to other good causes projects by the Governor of Lagos State in consultation with the Board.