For the purpose of this chapter, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   PUBLIC FUNDS.  All money, including non-tax money, used in the operation and functions of governing bodies.  If the city has a lottery established under the Nebraska County and City Lottery Act, only those net proceeds which are actually received by the city from a licensed lottery operator shall be considered PUBLIC FUNDS, and PUBLIC FUNDS shall not include amounts awarded as prizes.
(Neb. RS 13-503)