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DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Pennsylvania Cro$$word Doubler Instant Lottery Game

[36 Pa.B. 4075]
[Saturday, July 29, 2006]

   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 Cro$$word Doubler.

   2.  Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Cro$$word Doubler instant lottery game ticket is $3.00.

   3.  Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania Cro$$word Doubler instant lottery game ticket will feature a ''YOUR LETTERS'' area and a crossword puzzle play area. The play symbols and their captions located in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area are the letters A through and including Z. The play symbols located in the ''Cro$$word Doubler'' puzzle play area are: the letters A through and including Z, a black square and a ''PENCIL.'' The ''PENCIL'' symbol is a free space, and when it appears in a winning combination of words, the prize won by that combination of words doubles.

   4.  Prizes: The prizes that can be won in this game are: $3, $5, $10, $20, $40, $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000 and $60,000.

   5.  Approximate Number of Tickets Printed for the Game: Approximately 12,000,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Cro$$word Doubler instant lottery game.

   6.  Determination of Prize Winners:

   (a)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 11 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $60,000.

   (b)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 10 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area and one of those uncovered words contains a ''PENCIL'' symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

   (c)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 10 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

   (d)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 9 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area and one of those uncovered words contains a ''PENCIL'' symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $200.

   (e)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 8 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area and one of those uncovered words contains a ''PENCIL'' symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (f)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 9 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (g)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 8 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

   (h)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 7 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area and one of those uncovered words contains a ''PENCIL'' symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

   (i)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 6 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area and one of those uncovered words contains a ''PENCIL'' symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

   (j)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 7 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

   (k)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 5 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area and one of those uncovered words contains a ''PENCIL'' symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   (l)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 6 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   (m)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 5 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

   (n)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 4 words, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3.

   (o)  A prize will be paid only for the highest Pennsylvania Cro$$word Doubler instant lottery game prize won on the ticket if the ticket meets the criteria established in 61 Pa. Code § 819.213 (relating to ticket validation and requirements).

   7.  Game Play Instructions for the ''Cro$$word Doubler'' game are:

   (a)  The player shall scratch the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area to reveal 18 letters. For each of the 18 letters revealed in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, the player shall remove the scratch-off material from the same letter each time it is found in the ''Cro$$word Doubler'' puzzle play area.

   (b)  When a player completely uncovers four or more words in the ''Cro$$word Doubler'' puzzle play area, the player is entitled to win a prize as described in Section 6.

   (c)  For purposes of this game, a word must contain at least three letters and cannot be formed by linking letters diagonally or by reading the letters from either the bottom to the top or right to left.

   (d)  Letters combined to form a word must appear in an unbroken horizontal or vertical string of letters in the ''Cro$$word Doubler'' puzzle play area. An unbroken string of letters cannot be interrupted by a black space and must contain every single letter square between two black spaces.

   (e)  Every single letter in the unbroken string must be revealed in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area and be included to form a word.

   (f)  The possible complete words for each ticket in the game are shown on the ''Cro$$word Doubler'' puzzle play area of the ticket. The player must match all of the letters in a possible complete word in order to complete the word.

   (g)  When a ''PENCIL'' symbol appears in a winning combination of words, the player is entitled to double the prize won by that combination of words.

   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:

Win With Prize(s) of: Win: Approximate Odds of 1 In: Approximate No. of Winners Per 12,000,000 Tickets
4 WORDS $3 10 1,200,000
5 WORDS $5 16.67 720,000
6 WORDS $10 66.67 180,000
5 WORDS w/PENCIL $10 66.67 180,000
7 WORDS $20 100 120,000
6 WORDS w/PENCIL $20 100 120,000
7 WORDS w/PENCIL $40 200 60,000
8 WORDS $50 200 60,000
9 WORDS $100 4,000 3,000
8 WORDS w/PENCIL $100 4,000 3,000
9 WORDS w/PENCIL $200 12,000 1,000
10 WORDS $500 30,000 400
10 WORDS w/PENCIL $1,000 60,000 200
11 Words $60,000 600,000 20

PENCIL = Double the prize won.

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 Cro$$word Doubler 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 Cro$$word Doubler, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Cro$$word Doubler 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 Cro$$word Doubler 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 Cro$$word Doubler or through normal communications methods.

GREGORY C. FAJT,   
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-1462. Filed for public inspection July 28, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]



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