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Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker Instant Lottery Game

[35 Pa.B. 3471]

   Under the State Lottery Law (72 P. S. §§ 3761-101--3761-314) and 61 Pa. Code § 819.203 (relating to notice of instant game rules), the Secretary of Revenue hereby provides public notice of the rules for the following instant lottery game:

   1.  Name:  The name of the game is Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker.

   2.  Price:  The price of a Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery game ticket is $5.

   3.  Play Symbols:  Each Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery game ticket will contain one play area consisting of ''DEAL 1,'' ''DEAL 2,'' ''DEAL 3'' and ''DEAL 4.'' Each ''DEAL'' is played separately. Each ''DEAL'' features a ''YOUR 2 CARDS'' area, a ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' area, and a ''COMMUNITY CARDS'' area. The black play symbols located in the ''YOUR 2 CARDS'' area, the ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' area and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS'' area are: 2 of Spades (TWS), 3 of Spades (THS), 4 of Spades (FRS), 5 of Spades (FVS), 6 of Spades (SXS), 7 of Spades (SNS), 8 of Spades (ETS), 9 of Spades (NIS), 10 of Spades (TNS), Jack of Spades (JKS), Queen of Spades (QNS), King of Spades (KGS), Ace of Spades (ACS), 2 of Clubs (TWC), 3 of Clubs (THC), 4 of Clubs (FRC), 5 of Clubs (FVC), 6 of Clubs (SXC), 7 of Clubs (SNC), 8 of Clubs (ETC), 9 of Clubs (NIC), 10 of Clubs (TNC), Jack of Clubs (JKC), Queen of Clubs (QNC), King of Clubs (KGC) and Ace of Clubs (ACC). The red play symbols located in the ''YOUR 2 CARDS'' area, the ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' area and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS'' area are: 2 of Diamonds (TWD), 3 of Diamonds (THD), 4 of Diamonds (FRD), 5 of Diamonds (FVD), 6 of Diamonds (SXD), 7 of Diamonds (SND), 8 of Diamonds (ETD), 9 of Diamonds (NID), 10 of Diamonds (TND), Jack of Diamonds (JKD), Queen of Diamonds (QND), King of Diamonds (KGD), Ace of Diamonds (ACD), 2 of Hearts (TWH), 3 of Hearts (THH), 4 of Hearts (FRH), 5 of Hearts (FVH), 6 of Hearts (SXH), 7 of Hearts (SNH), 8 of Hearts (ETH), 9 of Hearts (NIH), 10 of Hearts (TNH), Jack of Hearts (JKH), Queen of Hearts (QNH), King of Hearts (KGH) and Ace of Hearts (ACH).

   4.  Prize Symbols:  The prize symbols and their captions located in the ''PRIZE'' area of each ''DEAL'' are: $5.00 (FIV DOL), $7.00 (SVN DOL), $10.00 (TEN DOL), $14$ (FORTN), $21$ (TWY ONE), $100 (ONE HUN), $500 (FIV HUN), $2,100 (TWYONEHUN), WSOP (PRZPKG), $50,000 (FTY THO) and $100,000 (ONEHUNTHO).

   5.  Prizes:  The prizes that can be won in this game are $5, $7, $10, $14, $21, $100, $500, $2,100, World Series of Poker Prize Package, $50,000 and $100,000. The player can win up to 4 times on a ticket.

   6.  Second Chance Drawing:  The Pennsylvania Lottery will conduct a Second Chance Drawing for nonwinning Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery tickets as provided for in section 11.

   7.  Approximate Number of Tickets Printed for the Game:  Approximately 7,200,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery game.

   8.  Determination of Prize Winners:

   (a)  Holders of tickets on which the player's best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''YOUR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' beats the best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' and a prize symbol of $100,000 (ONEHUNTHO) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''DEAL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100,000.

   (b)  Holders of tickets on which the player's best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''YOUR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' beats the best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' and a prize symbol of $50,000 (FTY THO) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''DEAL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50,000.

   (c)  Holders of tickets on which the player's best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''YOUR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' beats the best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' and a prize symbol of WSOP (PRZPKG) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''DEAL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a World Series of Poker Prize Package as described in section 12(a). Only one claimant per ticket allowed. Claimant must be 18 years of age or older, and must be at least 21 years of age to claim a seat in the World Series of Poker Tournament. The winner of a World Series of Poker Prize Package may opt for a cash prize of $20,000, less required Federal withholding, in lieu of the prize package.

   (d)  Holders of tickets on which the player's best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''YOUR 2 CARDS,'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' beats the best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' and a prize symbol of $2,100 (TWYONEHUN) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''DEAL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $2,100.

   (e)  Holders of tickets on which the player's best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''YOUR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' beats the best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' and a prize symbol of $500 (FIV HUN) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''DEAL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

   (f)  Holders of tickets on which the player's best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''YOUR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' beats the best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''DEAL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (g)  Holders of tickets on which the player's best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''YOUR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' beats the best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' and a prize symbol of $21$ (TWY ONE) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''DEAL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $21.

   (h)  Holders of tickets on which the player's best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''YOUR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' beats the best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' and a prize symbol of $14 (FORTN) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''DEAL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $14.

   (i)  Holders of tickets on which the player's best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''YOUR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' beats the best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''DEAL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   (j)  Holders of tickets on which the player's best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''YOUR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' beats the best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' and a prize symbol of $7.00 (SVN DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''DEAL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $7.

   (k)  Holders of tickets on which the player's best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''YOUR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' beats the best 5-card hand, resultant from combining ''THEIR 2 CARDS'' and the ''COMMUNITY CARDS,'' and a prize symbol of $500 (FIV DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''DEAL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

   9.  Number and Description of Prizes and Approximate Odds:  The following table sets forth the approximate number of winners, amounts of prizes and approximate odds of winning:

When Your Best 5 Card
Hand Beats Their BestApproximate No.
5 Card Hand Win Withof Winners Per
Prize(s) of: Win: Odds of 1 In: 7,200,000 Tickets
$5 $5 10 720,000
$7 $7 15 480,000
$5 × 2 $10 60 120,000
$10 $10 60 120,000
$7 × 2 $14 120 60,000
$14 $14 120 60,000
$7 × 3 $21 200 36,000
$7 + $14 $21 200 36,000
$21 $21 150 48,000
$5 × 2 + $21 × 2 $52 120 60,000
$21 × 2 + $10 $52 120 60,000
$100 $100 239.04 30,120
$500 $500 9,231 780
$2,100 $2,100 120,000 60
WSOP $20,000 480,000 15
$50,000 $50,000 1,440,000 5
$100,000 $100,000 1,440,000 5
WSOP = World Series of Poker Prize Package
Prizes, including top prizes, are subject to availability at the time of purchase.

   10.  Second Chance Drawing Requirements:

   (a)  To be eligible for the Second Chance Drawing, players must mail exactly three (3) nonwinning Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery tickets in an envelope no larger than 4 1/8 inches by 9 1/2 inches addressed to Pennsylvania Lottery, $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker Second Chance Drawing, P. O. Box 999, Middletown, PA 17057-0999. The player shall affix proper postage to the entry.

   (b)  Envelopes containing less than or more than three (3) nonwinning Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery tickets shall be disqualified.

   (c)  Nonwinning Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery tickets received in an envelope larger than 4 1/8 inches by 9 1/2 inches shall be disqualified. The only exception is for nonwinning Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery tickets received in a United States Post Office ''damaged-in-mail- process'' envelope.

   (d)  Winning Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery tickets submitted to the $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker Chance Drawing address will not be paid or honored. Second Chance Drawing entries containing winning Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery tickets will be disqualified.

   (e)  The back of each nonwinning Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery ticket entered in the Second Chance Drawing must be completed by the same player in a legible manner, including the player's name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number and signature. Only one claimant per ticket allowed. Claimant must be 18 years of age or older, and must be at least 21 years of age to claim a seat in the World Series of Poker Tournament. Incomplete tickets shall be disqualified.

   (f)  To be eligible for the Second Chance Drawing, nonwinning Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery tickets must be received by the Pennsylvania Lottery no later than April 7, 2006.

   11.  Second Chance Drawing Procedures:

   (a)  The Second Chance Drawing will be held at Lottery Headquarters the week of April, 10, 2006. The odds of an entry being selected in the Second Chance Drawing depend upon the number of entries received.

   (b)  To be eligible for the Second Chance Drawing, a player must have complied with the requirements of section 10.

   (1)  The Lottery will make a reasonable effort to ensure that each Second Chance entry is entered into the Second Chance Drawing. The Lottery assumes no responsibility for a lost or misplaced entry not entered into the Second Chance Drawing.

   (2)  If a Second Chance entry is rejected during or following the Second Chance Drawing, the sole remedy is to select another entry to replace the rejected entry in accordance with Lottery procedure.

   (c)  Manner of conducting the Second Chance Drawings.

   (1)  All entries received at Lottery Headquarters on or before April 7, 2006, will be placed in numbered containers, each containing approximately 500 envelopes.

   (2)  A computer-generated randomizer or mechanical device may be used to select the numbered containers from which the winners will be selected, one from each container. If used, the randomizer will not be programmed to eliminate the possibility of the same container being selected more than once.

   (3) One envelope will be randomly drawn from each of the selected numbered containers. As each entry envelope is selected, its contents will be qualified according to the requirements of section 10. If the entry does not meet the requirements of section 10, another entry will be selected from that container; and so on, until a qualified entry has been chosen. Once a qualified entry has been selected, further validation will take place by verifying the status of the tickets contained in the entry envelope drawn by entering the ticket information into the computerized instant ticket database. The first qualified and validated entry from each of the designated containers will entitle its owner to the $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker Prize Package.

   (4)  Determination of winners will be made by the Secretary, whose judgment will be final and binding.

   (d)  The payment of a prize awarded in the Second Chance drawing to a person who dies before receiving the prize shall be paid according to 61 Pa. Code §§  811.16 (relating to prizes payable after death of a prize winner).

   12.  Second Chance Prize Description:

   (a)  $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker Prize Package. Each prize package will have a value of $20,000 and consist of the following: One entry into a World Series of Poker Tournament at the winner's choice of locations within the continental United States, including the payment of up to a maximum of $10,000 buy-in to the World Series Poker Game, round-trip airfare for two, 6 nights/7 days hotel accommodations (double occupancy) at a first-class hotel selected by the Lottery, lessons from a professional poker player, payment of all required Federal withholding taxes and $1,000 in cash. In the event that the cost of the prize package, as described previously, is less than $20,000, the winner will receive the difference in cash. The winner of a World Series of Poker Prize Package may opt for a cash prize of $20,000, less required Federal withholding, instead of the prize package.

   13.  Retailer Incentive Awards: The Lottery may conduct a separate Retailer Incentive Game for retailers who sell Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery game tickets. The conduct of the game will be governed by 61 Pa. Code §  819.222 (relating to retailer bonuses and incentives).

   14.  Unclaimed Prize Money:  For a period of 1 year from the announced close of Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker, prize money from winning Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery game tickets will be retained by the Secretary for payment to the persons entitled thereto. If no claim is made within 1 year of the announced close of the Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker instant lottery game, the right of a ticket holder to claim the prize represented by the ticket, if any, will expire and the prize money will be paid into the State Lottery Fund and used for purposes provided for by statute.

   15.  Governing Law:  In purchasing a ticket, the customer agrees to comply with and abide by the State Lottery Law, 61 Pa. Code Part V (relating to State Lotteries) and the provisions contained in this notice.

   16.  Termination of the Game:  The Secretary may announce a termination date, after which no further tickets from this game may be sold. The announcement will be disseminated through media used to advertise or promote Pennsylvania $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker or through normal communications methods.

GREGORY C. FAJT,   
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 05-1187. Filed for public inspection June 17, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]



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