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Pennsylvania Candy Cane Crossword Instant Lottery Game

[37 Pa.B. 5678]
[Saturday, October 20, 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 Candy Cane Crossword.

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

   3.  Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania Candy Cane Crossword instant lottery game ticket will feature a ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, a crossword puzzle play grid for the ''Candy Cane Crossword'' game and a ''Candy Cane Bonus'' play area and a ''Bonus Prize'' area for the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game. Each game is played separately. 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 ''Candy Cane Crossword'' puzzle play grid are: the letters A through and including Z and a black square. The play symbols and their captions located in the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' play area are: Drum symbol (DRUM), Candle symbol (CANDLE), Ornament symbol (ORMNT), Horn symbol (HORN), Gingerbread Man symbol (GBMAN), Toys symbol (TOYS), Holly symbol (HOLLY), Bell symbol (BELL), Reindeer symbol (RNDEER) and a Candy Cane symbol (CNDY CANE).

   4.  Prize Symbols: The prize symbols and their captions located in the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' 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 ''Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game are: Free $3 Ticket, $3, $5, $10, $20, $30, $50, $100, $300 and $3,000. A player can win up to 2 times on a ticket.

   6.  Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 5,400,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Candy Cane Crossword instant lottery game.

   7.  Determination of Prize Winners:

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

   (1)  Holders of tickets where the player completely uncovers 12 words in the crossword puzzle play grid for the ''Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane 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 Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game are:

   (1)  Holders of tickets with a Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol in any ''CANDY CANE BONUS'' spot, and a prize symbol of $3,000 (THR THO) appearing in the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game ''BONUS PRIZE'' area to the right of that Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3,000.

   (2)  Holders of tickets with a Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol in any ''CANDY CANE BONUS'' spot, and a prize symbol of $300 (THR HUN) appearing in the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game ''BONUS PRIZE'' area to the right of that Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $300.

   (3)  Holders of tickets with a Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol in any ''CANDY CANE BONUS'' spot, and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appearing in the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game ''BONUS PRIZE'' area to the right of that Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (4)  Holders of tickets with a Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol in any ''CANDY CANE BONUS'' spot, and a prize symbol of $50$ (FIFTY) appearing in the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game ''BONUS PRIZE'' area to the right of that Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

   (5)  Holders of tickets with a Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol in any ''CANDY CANE BONUS'' spot, and a prize symbol of $30$ (THIRTY) appearing in the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game ''BONUS PRIZE'' area to the right of that Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

   (6)  Holders of tickets with a Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol in any ''CANDY CANE BONUS'' spot, and a prize symbol of $20$ (TWENTY) appearing in the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game ''BONUS PRIZE'' area to the right of that Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

   (7)  Holders of tickets with a Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol in any ''CANDY CANE BONUS'' spot, and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appearing in the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game ''BONUS PRIZE'' area to the right of that Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   (8)  Holders of tickets with a Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol in any ''CANDY CANE BONUS'' spot, and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appearing in the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game ''BONUS PRIZE'' area to the right of that Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

   (9)  Holders of tickets with a Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol in any ''CANDY CANE BONUS'' spot, and a prize symbol of $3.00 (THR DOL) appearing in the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game ''BONUS PRIZE'' area to the right of that Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3.

   (10)  Holders of tickets with a Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol in any ''CANDY CANE BONUS'' spot, and a prize symbol of FREE (TICKET) appearing in the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game ''BONUS PRIZE'' area to the right of that Candy Cane (CNDY CANE) play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of one Pennsylvania Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane Crossword'' puzzle play area.

   (b)  When a player reveals two or more words in the ''Candy Cane Crossword'' puzzle play area, the player is entitled to win a prize as described in Section 7(a).

   (c)  Only the highest prize won in the ''Candy Cane Crossword'' instant lottery game and the prize won in the ''Candy Cane Bonus'' game will be paid 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 ''Candy Cane 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 ''Candy Cane 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
5,400,000 Tickets:
2 WORDS FREE $3 TICKET 16.67 324,000
FREE CANDY CANE BONUS FREE $3 TICKET 20 270,000
3 WORDS $3 50 108,000
$3 CANDY CANE BONUS $3 50 108,000
4 WORDS $5 20 270,000
$5 CANDY CANE BONUS $5 50 108,000
5 WORDS $10 100 54,000
4 WORDS + $5 CANDY CANE BONUS $10 100 54,000
$10 CANDY CANE BONUS $10 125 43,200
6 WORDS $20 250 21,600
5 WORDS + $10 CANDY CANE BONUS $20 250 21,600
$20 CANDY CANE BONUS $20 250 21,600
7 WORDS $30 1,200 4,500
6 WORDS + $10 CANDY CANE BONUS $30 1,200 4,500
$30 CANDY CANE BONUS $30 1,200 4,500
8 WORDS $50 1,3334,050
$50 CANDY CANE BONUS $50 1,333 4,050
9 WORDS $100 1,500 3,600
8 WORDS + $50 CANDY CANE BONUS $100 1,500 3,600
$100 CANDY CANE BONUS $100 1,5003,600
10 WORDS $300 4,800 1,125
$300 CANDY CANE BONUS $300 4,800 1,125
11 WORDS $3,000 60,000 90
$3,000 CANDY CANE BONUS $3,000 60,000 90
12 WORDS $60,000 360,000 15
CANDY CANE (CNDY CANE) BONUS = Get a Candy Cane symbol in any Candy Cane Bonus spot and win
Bonus Prize shown.

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 Candy Cane Crossword instant lottery game tickets. The conduct of the game will be governed by 61 Pa. Code § 819.222 (relating to retailer bonuses and incentive).

   11.  Unclaimed Prize Money: For a period of 1 year from the announced close of Pennsylvania Candy Cane Crossword, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Candy Cane 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 Candy Cane 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 Candy Cane Crossword or through normal communications methods.

THOMAS W. WOLF,   
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-1930. Filed for public inspection October 19, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]



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