36.02.08.03

.03 Who May Seek Assignment.

A. A person entitled to receive a lottery prize payment may file a petition with the court for voluntary assignment of all or part of the lottery prize payment.

B. If a lottery prize payment is jointly owned, before an owner of the prize may file a petition in court for voluntary assignment of all or part of the lottery prize, all joint owners of the same lottery prize payment shall:

(1) Agree to the assignment;

(2) Join into the written contract of assignment with the assignee; and

(3) Complete an assignor affidavit.

C. Married Person Seeking Assignment. If a lottery prize winner is married at the time the lottery prize winner seeks to assign any portion of a lottery prize payment, the lottery prize winnerís spouse shall agree to the assignment by:

(1) Joining into the written contract of assignment with the assignee; and

(2) Completing an assignor affidavit.