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Pennsylvania Fast Cash Bingo Instant Lottery Game

[36 Pa.B. 1327]

   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 Fast Cash Bingo.

   2.  Price:  The price of a Pennsylvania Fast Cash Bingo instant lottery game ticket is $1.

   3.  Play Symbols:  Each Pennsylvania Fast Cash Bingo instant lottery game ticket will contain one play area consisting of 25 spaces on a 5 by 5 grid and a ''PRIZE'' area. The 153 play symbols that may be located in the 25 spaces of the 5 by 5 grid are: Black numbers 1 through 75, a ''FREE'' symbol and a black dot symbol, and red numbers 1 through 75 and a red dot symbol. The ''FREE'' symbol is a free space. The black dot symbol is a free space when it appears in a winning pattern. The red dot symbol is a free space, and when it appears in a winning pattern, the prize doubles.

   4.  Prize Symbols:  The prize symbols and their captions, located in the ''PRIZE'' area are: FREE (TICKET), $1.00 (ONE DOL) $2.00 (TWO DOL), $5.00 (FIV DOL), $10.00 (TEN DOL), $20$ (TWENTY), $50$ (FIFTY), $100 (ONE HUN), $200 (TWO HUN) and $500 (FIV HUN).

   5.  Prizes:  The prizes that can be won in this game are: Free Ticket, $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $200 and $500.

   6.  Approximate Number of Tickets Printed for the Game: Approximately 12,000,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Fast Cash Bingo instant lottery game.

   7.  Determination of Prize Winners:

   (a)  Holders of tickets with eight black dot play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corners of the play area grid, and a prize symbol of $500 (FIV HUN) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

   (b)  Holders of tickets with seven black dot play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corners of the play area grid, and having a red dot in the remaining space of that same winning pattern, and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $200.

   (c)  Holders of tickets with eight black dot play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corners of the play area grid, and a prize symbol of $200 (TWO HUN) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $200.

   (d)  Holders of tickets with a black dot play symbol in three of the four corners of the play area grid, and having a red dot in the remaining corner of the play area grid and a prize symbol of $50$ (FIFTY) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (e)  Holders of tickets with eight black dot play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corners of the play area grid, and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (f)  Holders of tickets with a black dot play symbol in each of the four corners of the play area grid, and a prize symbol of $50$ (FIFTY) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

   (g)  Holders of tickets with a black dot play symbol in each of the four corners of the play area grid, and a prize symbol of $20$ (TWENTY) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

   (h)  Holders of tickets with a black dot play symbol in four of the five spaces in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, and having a red dot in the remaining space of that same winning pattern in the play area grid, and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   (i)  Holders of tickets with a black dot play symbol in each of the four corners of the play area grid, and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   (j)  Holders of tickets with black dot play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on the play area grid, and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

   (k)  Holders of tickets with a black dot play symbol in four of the five spaces in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, and having a red dot in the remaining space of that same winning pattern in the play area grid, and a prize symbol of $1.00 (ONE DOL) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $2.

   (l)  Holders of tickets with black dot play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on the play area grid, and a prize symbol of $2.00 (TWO DOL) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $2.

   (m)  Holders of tickets with black dot play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on the play area grid, and a prize symbol of $1.00 (ONE DOL) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1.

   (n)  Holders of tickets with black dot play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on the play area grid, and a prize symbol of FREE (TICKET) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of one Pennsylvania Fast Cash Bingo instant game ticket or one Pennsylvania Lottery instant game ticket of equivalent sale price which is currently on sale.

   8.  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:


Get Bingo, Win With Prizes of: Win: Approximate
Odds of 1 In:
Approximate No.
of Winners Per
12,000,000 Tickets
LINE TICKET 10 1,200,000
LINE $1 12 1,000,000
LINE $2 60 200,000
$1 LINE w/RED DOT $2 60 200,000
LINE $5 60 200,000
4 CORNERS $10 300 40,000
$5 LINE w/RED DOT $10 300 40,000
4 CORNERS $20 300 40,000
4 CORNERS $50 800 15,000
X PATTERN $100 3,750 3,200
$50 4 CORNERS w/RED DOT $100 3,750 3,200
X PATTERN $200 24,000 500
$100 X PATTERN w/RED DOT $200 24,000 500
X PATTERN $500 21,818 550
RED DOT in a winning pattern = Win double the prize shown.

   Prizes, including top prizes, are subject to availability at the time of purchase.

   9.  Retailer Incentive Awards:  The Lottery may conduct a separate Retailer Incentive Game for retailers who sell Pennsylvania Fast Cash Bingo instant lottery game tickets. The conduct of the game will be governed by 61 Pa. Code § 819.222 (relating to retailer bonuses and incentives).

   10.  Unclaimed Prize Money:  For a period of 1 year from the announced close of Fast Cash Bingo, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Fast Cash Bingo 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 Fast Cash Bingo 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.

   11.  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.

   12.  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 Fast Cash Bingo or through normal communications methods.

GREGORY C. FAJT,   
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-452. Filed for public inspection March 17, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]



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