The director, an employee of the lottery, a member of the immediate family of the director or employee residing in the same household may not:
(1) purchase a lottery ticket; or
(2) have any personal pecuniary interest in any vendor holding a lottery procurement contract, or in any lottery retailer; or
(3) receive any gift, gratuity, or other thing of value, excluding food or beverage, from any lottery vendor or lottery retailer, or person applying to be a retailer or vendor, in excess of $100 in any calendar year.
The director or an employee of the lottery in the unclassified service may not accept a gift the acceptance of which by an official would be prohibited by section 10A.071.
A violation of subdivision 1, clause (1), is a misdemeanor. A violation of subdivision 1, clause (2), is a gross misdemeanor. A violation of subdivision 1, clause (3), is a misdemeanor unless the gift, gratuity, or other item of value received has a value in excess of $500, in which case a violation is a gross misdemeanor.
The director or an unclassified employee of the lottery may not, within two years of terminating employment with the lottery, represent any person, corporation, or entity before the lottery. A violation of this paragraph is a misdemeanor.