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Pennsylvania Queen of Hearts Tripler Instant Lottery Game

[36 Pa.B. 1811]

   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 Queen of Hearts Tripler.

   2.  Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Queen of Hearts Tripler instant lottery game ticket is $2.

   3.  Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania Queen of Hearts Tripler instant lottery game ticket will contain two play areas. One play area will consist of ''GAME 1,'' ''GAME 2,'' ''GAME 3,'' ''GAME 4,'' ''GAME 5,'' ''GAME 6,'' ''GAME 7'' and ''GAME 8.'' The second play area will consist of a ''ROYAL BONUS'' play area. The ''GAME'' play areas and the ''ROYAL BONUS'' play area have different game play methods. Each ''GAME'' is played separately. Each ''GAME'' features a ''YOUR CARD'' area, a ''DEALER'S CARD'' area, and a ''PRIZE'' area. The black play symbols located in the ''YOUR CARD'' areas are: 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), 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 CARD'' areas are: 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), King of Diamonds (KGD), Ace of Diamonds (ACD), 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 (RQN), King of Hearts (KGH) and Ace of Hearts (ACH). The black play symbols located in the ''DEALER'S CARD'' 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), 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) and King of Clubs (KGC). The red play symbols located in the ''DEALER'S CARD'' areas 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), King of Diamonds (KGD), 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) and King of Hearts (KGH).

   The black play symbols and their captions located in the ''ROYAL BONUS'' 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), Ace of Clubs (ACC) and a Castle (CASTLE). The red play symbols located in the ''ROYAL BONUS'' 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), 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), King of Hearts (KGH) and Ace of Hearts (ACH). Ace = 11, Jack, Queen and King = 10.

   4.  Prize Symbols: The prize symbols and their captions located in the ''PRIZE'' areas of ''GAME 1,'' ''GAME 2,'' ''GAME 3,'' ''GAME 4,'' ''GAME 5,'' ''GAME 6,'' ''GAME 7'' and ''GAME 8,'' are: $1.00 (ONE DOL), $2.00 (TWO DOL), $3.00 (THR DOL), $5.00 (FIV DOL), $9.00 (NIN DOL), $10.00 (TEN DOL), $15$ (FIFTN), $30$ (THIRTY), $50$ (FIFTY), $100 (ONE HUN), $1,000 (ONE THO) and $25,000 (TWYFIVTHO).

   5.  Prizes: The prizes that can be won in ''GAME 1,'' ''GAME 2,'' ''GAME 3,'' ''GAME 4,'' ''GAME 5,'' ''GAME 6,'' ''GAME 7'' and ''GAME 8,'' are: $1, $2, $3, $5, $9, $10, $15, $30, $50, $100, $1,000 and $25,000. The prize that can be won in the ''ROYAL BONUS'' play area is $10. The player can win up to nine times on a ticket.

   6.  Approximate Number of Tickets Printed for the Game: Approximately 9,600,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Queen of Hearts Tripler instant lottery game.

   7.  Determination of Prize Winners:

   (a)  Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' playing card symbol in any ''GAME'' beats the ''DEALER'S CARD'' playing card symbol in that same ''GAME,'' and a prize play symbol of $25,000 (TWYFIVTHO) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $25,000.

   (b)  Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' playing card symbol in any ''GAME'' beats the ''DEALER'S CARD'' playing card symbol in that same ''GAME,'' and a prize play symbol of $1,000 (ONE THO) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

   (c)  Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' playing card symbol in any ''GAME'' beats the ''DEALER'S CARD'' playing card symbol in that same ''GAME,'' and a prize play symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (d)  Holders of tickets with a Red Queen of Hearts (RQN) playing card symbol, and a prize symbol of $30$ (THIRTY) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that Red Queen of Hearts (RQN) playing card symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $90.

   (e)  Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' playing card symbol in any ''GAME'' beats the ''DEALER'S CARD'' playing card symbol in that same ''GAME,'' and a prize play symbol of $50$ (FIFTY) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

   (f)  Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' playing card symbol in any ''GAME'' beats the ''DEALER'S CARD'' playing card symbol in that same ''GAME,'' and a prize play symbol of $30$ (THIRTY) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

   (g)  Holders of tickets with a Red Queen of Hearts (RQN) playing card symbol, and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that Red Queen of Hearts (RQN) playing card symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

   (h)  Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' playing card symbol in any ''GAME'' beats the ''DEALER'S CARD'' playing card symbol in that same ''GAME,'' and a prize play symbol of $15$ (FIFTN) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $15.

   (i)  Holders of tickets with a Red Queen of Hearts (RQN) playing card symbol, and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that Red Queen of Hearts (RQN) playing card symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $15.

   (j)  Holders of tickets with a Castle (CASTLE) play symbol in the ''BONUS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   (k)  Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' playing card symbol in any ''GAME'' beats the ''DEALER'S CARD'' playing card symbol in that same ''GAME,'' and a prize play symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   (l)  Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' playing card symbol in any ''GAME'' beats the ''DEALER'S CARD'' playing card symbol in that same ''GAME,'' and a prize play symbol of $9.00 (NIN DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $9.

   (m)  Holders of tickets with a Red Queen of Hearts (RQN) playing card symbol, and a prize symbol of $3.00 (THR DOL) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that Red Queen of Hearts (RQN) playing card symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $9.

   (n)  Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' playing card symbol in any ''GAME'' beats the ''DEALER'S CARD'' playing card symbol in that same ''GAME,'' and a prize play symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

   (o)  Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' playing card symbol in any ''GAME'' beats the ''DEALER'S CARD'' playing card symbol in that same ''GAME,'' and a prize play symbol of $3.00 (THR DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3.

   (p)  Holders of tickets with a Red Queen of Hearts (RQN) playing card symbol, and a prize symbol of $1.00 (ONE DOL) appearing in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that Red Queen of Hearts (RQN) playing card symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3.

   (q)  Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' playing card symbol in any ''GAME'' beats the ''DEALER'S CARD'' playing card symbol in that same ''GAME,'' and a prize play symbol of $2.00 (TWO DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $2.

   (r)  Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' playing card symbol in any ''GAME'' beats the ''DEALER'S CARD'' playing card symbol in that same ''GAME,'' and a prize play symbol of $1.00 (ONE DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area to the right of that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1.

   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:

When Your Card Beats the Dealer's Card Win With Prize(s) of: Win: Odds of 1 In: Approximate No.
of Winners Per
9,600,000 Tickets
$1 × 2 $2 21.43 448,000
$2 $2 18.75 512,000
$1 × 3 $3 75 128,000
$1 w/RED QUEEN (RQN) $3 37.5 256,000
$3 $3 75 128,000
$1 × 5 $5 150 64,000
$2 + $3 $5 150 64,000
$5 $5 60 160,000
$1 × 7 + $2 $9 300 32,000
$3 w/RED QUEEN (RQN) $9 300 32,000
$9 $9 300 32,000
$10 $10 500 19,200
ROYAL BONUS (CASTLE) $10 125 76,800
$2 × 7 + $1 $15 1,500 6,400
$3 × 5 $15 1,500 6,400
$5 w/RED QUEEN (RQN) $15 750 12,800
$5 + ROYAL BONUS    (CASTLE) $15 300 32,000
$15 $15 1,500 6,400
$5 w/RED QUEEN (RQN)
   × 2
$30 750 12,800
$15 × 2 $30 750 12,800
$10 w/RED QUEEN (RQN) $30 750 12,800
$10 × 2 + ROYAL BONUS    (CASTLE) $30 750 12,800
$30 $30 750 12,800
$50 $50 300 32,000
$5 × 6 + $30 × 2 + ROYAL    BONUS (CASTLE) $100 4,615 2,080
$50 × 2 $100 4,800 2,000
$30 w/RED QUEEN (RQN) +    ROYAL BONUS (CASTLE) $100 4,800 2,000
$100 $100 4,800 2,000
$1,000 $1,000 320,000 30
$25,000 $25,000 960,000 10
RED QUEEN (RQN) = Triples the prize for that game.
ROYAL BONUS (CASTLE) = Win $10 instantly.
NOTE: Only the highest prize won by each GAME will be paid.
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 Queen of Hearts Tripler 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 Pennsylvania Queen of Hearts Tripler, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Queen of Hearts Tripler 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 Queen of Hearts Tripler 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 Queen of Hearts Tripler or through normal communications methods.

GREGORY C. FAJT,   
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-627. Filed for public inspection April 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]



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