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Pennsylvania BonusWord Crossword Instant Lottery Game

[37 Pa.B. 3333]
[Saturday, July 14, 2007]

   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 BonusWord Crossword.

   2.  Price: The price of a Pennsylvania BonusWord Crossword instant lottery game ticket is $3.

   3.  Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania BonusWord Crossword instant lottery game ticket will feature a ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, a crossword puzzle play grid for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game and a ''Bonus Word'' play area and a ''BONUS PRIZE'' area for the ''Bonus Word'' game. Each game is played separately. The play symbols and their captions located in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area and the ''Bonus Word'' area are: the letters A through and including Z. The play symbols located in the ''BonusWord Crossword'' puzzle play grid are: the letters A through and including Z and a black square.

   4.  Prize Symbols: The prize symbols and their captions located in the ''BONUS PRIZE'' portion of the ''Bonus Word'' game are: FREE (TICKET), $3.00 (THR DOL), $5.00 (FIV DOL), $10.00 (TEN DOL), $20$ (TWENTY), $30$ (THIRTY), $50$ (FIFTY), $100 (ONE HUN), $300 (THR HUN) and $3,000 (THR THO).

   5.  Prizes: The prizes that can be won in the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game are: Free $3 Ticket, $3, $5, $10, $20, $30, $50, $100, $300, $3,000 and $60,000. The prizes that can be won in the ''Bonus Word'' game are: Free $3 Ticket, $3, $5, $10, $20, $30, $50, $100, $300 and $3,000.

   6.  Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 14,400,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania BonusWord Crossword instant lottery game.

   7.  Determination of Prize Winners:

   (a)  The determination of the prize winners for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game are:

   (1)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 12 words in the crossword puzzle play grid for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $60,000.

   (2)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 11 words in the crossword puzzle play grid for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3,000.

   (3)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 10 words in the crossword puzzle play grid for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $300.

   (4)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 9 words in the crossword puzzle play grid for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (5)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 8 words in the crossword puzzle play grid for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

   (6)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 7 words in the crossword puzzle play grid for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

   (7)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 6 words in the crossword puzzle play grid for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

   (8)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 5 words in the crossword puzzle play grid for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   (9)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 4 words in the crossword puzzle play grid for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

   (10)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 3 words in the crossword puzzle play grid for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3.

   (11)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 2 words in the crossword puzzle play grid for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' game, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of one Pennsylvania BonusWord Crossword instant game ticket or one Pennsylvania Lottery instant game ticket of equivalent sale price which is currently on sale.

   (b)  The determination of the prize winners for the ''Bonus Word'' game are:

   (1)  Holders of tickets where the player completes the ''Bonus Word,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $3,000 (THR THO) appears in the ''BONUS PRIZE'' area below the ''Bonus Word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3,000.

   (2)  Holders of tickets where the player completes the ''Bonus Word,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $300 (THR HUN) appears in the ''BONUS PRIZE'' area below the ''Bonus Word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $300.

   (3)  Holders of tickets where the player completes the ''Bonus Word,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appears the ''BONUS PRIZE'' area below the ''Bonus Word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (4)  Holders of tickets where the player completes the ''Bonus Word,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $50$ (FIFTY) appears in the ''BONUS PRIZE'' area below the ''Bonus Word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

   (5)  Holders of tickets where the player completes the ''Bonus Word,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $30$ (THIRTY) appears the ''BONUS PRIZE'' area below the ''Bonus Word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

   (6)  Holders of tickets where the player completes the ''Bonus Word,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $20$ (TWENTY) appears in the ''BONUS PRIZE'' area below the ''Bonus Word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

   (7)  Holders of tickets where the player completes the ''Bonus Word,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL), appears in the ''BONUS PRIZE'' area below the ''Bonus Word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   (8)  Holders of tickets where the player completes the ''Bonus Word,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL), appears in the ''BONUS PRIZE'' area below the ''Bonus Word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

   (9)  Holders of tickets where the player completes the ''Bonus Word,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $3.00 (THR DOL), appears in the ''BONUS PRIZE'' area below the ''Bonus Word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3.

   (10)  Holders of tickets where the player completes the ''Bonus Word,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of FREE (TICKET), appears in the ''BONUS PRIZE'' area below the ''Bonus Word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of one Pennsylvania BonusWord Crossword instant game ticket or one Pennsylvania Lottery instant game ticket of equivalent sale price which is currently on sale.

   8.  Game Play Instructions for the ''BonusWord Crossword'' 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 rub the same letter each time it is found in the ''BonusWord Crossword'' puzzle play area.

   (b)  When a player reveals two or more words in the ''BonusWord Crossword'' puzzle play area, the player is entitled to win a prize as described in Section 7(a). The ''Bonus Word'' does not count as a word in the ''BonusWord Crossword'' puzzle game.

   (c)  A prize will be paid only for the highest Pennsylvania BonusWord Crossword 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).

   (d)  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 the bottom to the top.

   (e)  Letters combined to form a word must appear in an unbroken horizontal or vertical string of letters in the ''BonusWord Crossword'' 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.

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

   (g)  The possible complete words for each ticket in the game are shown on the ''BonusWord Crossword'' puzzle play grid of the ticket. The player must match all of the letters in a possible complete word in order to complete the word.

   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:

Win Prize(s) With: Win: Approximate
Odds Are 1 In:
Approximate No.
Of Winners Per
14,400,000 Tickets:
2 WORDS FREE $3 TICKET
16.67 864,000
FREE TICKET BONUS WORD FREE $3 TICKET
16.67 864,000
3 WORDS $3 50 288,000
$3 BONUS WORD $3 50 288,000
4 WORDS $5 20 720,000
$5 BONUS WORD $5 50 288,000
5 WORDS $10 100 144,000
4 WORDS + $5 BONUS WORD $10 100 144,000
$10 BONUS WORD $10 125 115,200
6 WORDS $20 200 72,000
5 WORDS + $10 BONUS WORD $20 200 72,000
$20 BONUS WORD $20 200 72,000
7 WORDS $30 1,200 12,000
6 WORDS + $10 BONUS WORD $30 1,200 12,000
$30 BONUS WORD $30 1,200 12,000
8 WORDS $50 800 18,000
$50 BONUS WORD $50 800 18,000
9 WORDS $100 2,667 5,400
8 WORDS + $50 BONUS WORD $100 2,667 5,400
$100 BONUS WORD $100 2,667 5,400
10 WORDS $300 6,000 2,400
$300 BONUS WORD $300 6,000 2,400
11 WORDS $3,000 40,000 360
$3,000 BONUS WORD $3,000 40,000 360
12 WORDS $60,000 576,000 25
BONUS WORD = Win prize shown in bonus prize when you match entire Bonus Word.

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

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

   11.  Unclaimed Prize Money: For a period of 1 year from the announced close of Pennsylvania BonusWord Crossword, prize money from winning Pennsylvania BonusWord Crossword 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 BonusWord Crossword 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.

   12.  Governing Law: In purchasing a ticket, the customer agrees to comply with and abide by the State Lottery Law (72 P. S. §§ 3761-101--3761-314), 61 Pa. Code Part V (relating to State Lotteries) and the provisions contained in this notice.

   13.  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 BonusWord Crossword or through normal communications methods.

THOMAS W. WOLF,   
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-1244. Filed for public inspection July 13, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]



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