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The City Hall of Campinas sent, last Wednesday, the 13th, a Complementary Bill (PLC) to the City Council, aiming at the creation of the Municipal Lottery service.

If approved by the Legislature, the Lotteries project for the Municipality of Campinas (Locamp), will allow the City Hall to establish a lottery modality, in accordance with federal legislation.

The purpose will be to raise resources for programs and projects in the areas of Social Assistance, Sports and Culture.

Decision based on STF Jurisprudence

The Secretary of Justice, Peter Panutto, bases the project on a recent decision by the Federal Supreme Court (STF), which recognized that lotteries are not exclusive to the Union. Therefore, they can also be managed by other federative entities.

This perspective opens up opportunities for municipalities to explore this resource as a means of financing local social and cultural initiatives.

Panutto highlights that, if the municipality chooses to create this service, it will be a strategy to boost resources allocated to the core activities of crucial departments.

Therefore, the list includes the departments of Culture and Tourism; Sports and Leisure; and Social Assistance, People with Disabilities and Human Rights.

The initiative seeks to expand the financial capacity of these areas, providing a more robust impact on community-oriented projects.

Cities that adopted the Municipal Lottery project

According to the secretary, the Campinas City Council’s decision is in line with a national trend. Several states and large cities have already implemented their own lotteries.

Examples include Guarulhos (SP), Atibaia (SP), Jundiaí (SP), Porto Alegre (RS), Teresina (PI) and Foz do Iguaçu (PR).

States such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in addition to the Federal District, also have legislation to create lotteries.

Future perspectives with Municipal Lottery

The proposal from the City of Campinas represents not only a response to the STF’s jurisprudence, but also an opportunity for innovation. This is because it allows financial strengthening for sensitive areas of municipal management.

If approved, the Municipal Lottery could become a valuable source of resources to boost social and cultural programs, directly benefiting the Campinas community.