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Pennsylvania Million Dollar Holiday Countdown Instant Lottery Game

[37 Pa.B. 5687]
[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 Million Dollar Holiday Countdown.

   2.  Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Million Dollar Holiday Countdown instant lottery game ticket is $20.

   3.  Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania Million Dollar Holiday Countdown instant lottery game ticket will contain 20 play areas known as ''GAME 1,'' ''GAME 2,'' ''GAME 3,'' ''GAME 4,'' ''GAME 5,'' ''GAME 6,'' ''GAME 7,'' ''GAME 8,'' ''GAME 9,'' ''GAME 10,'' ''GAME 11,'' ''GAME 12,'' ''GAME 13,'' ''GAME 14,'' ''GAME 15,'' ''GAME 16,'' ''GAME 17,'' ''GAME 18,'' ''GAME 19'' and ''GAME 20.'' Each ''GAME'' is played separately. The play symbols and their captions located in the 20 play areas are: Snowman symbol (SNMAN), Mitten symbol (MITTEN), Wreath symbol (WREATH), Ear Muff symbol (EARMF), Hat symbol (HAT), Drum symbol (DRUM), Sleigh symbol (SLEIGH), Candle symbol (CANDLE), Ornament symbol (ORMNT), Horn symbol (HORN), Gingerbread Man symbol (GBMAN), Candy Cane symbol (CANE), Bag of Toys symbol (TOYS), Holly symbol (HOLLY), Bell symbol (BELL), Reindeer symbol (RNDEER), Angel symbol (ANGEL), Light symbol (LIGHT), Snow Flake symbol (FLAKE), Nutcracker symbol (NTCRKR), Gift symbol (GIFT), Scarf symbol (SCARF), Stocking symbol (STKG), Tree symbol (TREE) and 10X symbol (10TIMES).

   4.  Prize Symbols: The prize symbols and their captions located in the play area for ''GAME 1'' through ''GAME 20'' are: $10.00 (TEN DOL), $20$ (TWENTY), $25$ (TWY FIV), $40$ (FORTY), $50$ (FIFTY), $100 (ONE HUN), $200 (TWO HUN), $400 (FOR HUN), $500 (FIV HUN), $1,000 (ONE THO), $5,000 (FIV THO), $50,000 (FTY THO) and $1MILL (ONE MIL).

   5.  Prizes: The prizes that can be won in this game are: $10, $20, $25, $40, $50, $100, $200, $400, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $50,000 and $1,000,000. The $1,000,000 top prize is a lump sum cash payment. The player can win up to twenty times on a ticket.

   6.  Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 3,000,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Million Dollar Holiday Countdown instant lottery game.

   7.  Determination of Prize Winners:

   (a)  Holders of tickets with two matching play symbols in the same ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $1MILL (ONE MIL) appearing under the two matching play symbols in that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000,000.

   (b)  Holders of tickets with two matching play symbols in the same ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $50,000 (FTY THO) appearing under the two matching play symbols in that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50,000.

   (c)  Holders of tickets with two matching play symbols in the same ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $5,000 (FIV THO) appearing under the two matching play symbols in that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

   (d)  Holders of tickets with a 10X (10TIMES) play symbol and a prize symbol of $500 (FIV HUN) appearing under the 10X (10TIMES) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

   (e)  Holders of tickets with two matching play symbols in the same ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $1,000 (ONE THO) appearing under the two matching play symbols in that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

   (f)  Holders of tickets with a Tree (TREE) play symbol and a prize symbol of $500 (FIV HUN) appearing under the Tree (TREE) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

   (g)  Holders of tickets with a 10X (10TIMES) play symbol and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appearing under the 10X (10TIMES) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

   (h)  Holders of tickets with two matching play symbols in the same ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $500 (FIV HUN) appearing under the two matching play symbols in that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

   (i)  Holders of tickets with a Stocking (STKG) play symbol and a prize symbol of $500 (FIV HUN) appearing under the Stocking (STKG) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

   (j)  Holders of tickets with a 10X (10TIMES) play symbol and a prize symbol of $50$ (FIFTY) appearing under the 10X (10TIMES) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

   (k)  Holders of tickets with two matching play symbols in the same ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $400 (FOR HUN) appearing under the two matching play symbols in that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $400.

   (l)  Holders of tickets with a Stocking (STKG) play symbol and a prize symbol of $400 (FOR HUN) appearing under the Stocking (STKG) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $400.

   (m)  Holders of tickets with a 10X (10TIMES) play symbol and a prize symbol of $40$ (FORTY) appearing under the 10X (10TIMES) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $400.

   (n)  Holders of tickets with two matching play symbols in the same ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $200 (TWO HUN) appearing under the two matching play symbols in that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $200.

   (o)  Holders of tickets with a Tree (TREE) play symbol and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appearing under the Tree (TREE) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $200.

   (p)  Holders of tickets with two matching play symbols in the same ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appearing under the two matching play symbols in that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (q)  Holders of tickets with a Tree (TREE) play symbol and a prize symbol of $50$ (FIFTY) appearing under the Tree (TREE) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (r)  Holders of tickets with a 10X (10TIMES) play symbol and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appearing under the 10X (10TIMES) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (s)  Holders of tickets with two matching play symbols in the same ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $50$ (FIFTY) appearing under the two matching play symbols in that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

   (t)  Holders of tickets with a Stocking (STKG) play symbol and a prize symbol of $50$ (FIFTY) appearing under the Stocking (STKG) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

   (u)  Holders of tickets with a Tree (TREE) play symbol and a prize symbol of $25$ (TWY FIV) appearing under the Tree (TREE) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

   (v)  Holders of tickets with two matching play symbols in the same ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $40$ (FORTY) appearing under the two matching play symbols in that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

   (w)  Holders of tickets with a Stocking (STKG) play symbol and a prize symbol of $40$ (FORTY) appearing under the Stocking (STKG) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

   (x)  Holders of tickets with a Tree (TREE) play symbol and a prize symbol of $20$ (TWENTY) appearing under the Tree (TREE) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

   (y)  Holders of tickets with two matching play symbols in the same ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $25$ (TWY FIV) appearing under the two matching play symbols in that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

   (z)  Holders of tickets with a Stocking (STKG) play symbol and a prize symbol of $25$ (TWY FIV) appearing under the Stocking (STKG) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

   (aa)  Holders of tickets with two matching play symbols in the same ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $20$ (TWENTY) appearing under the two matching play symbols in that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

   (bb)  Holders of tickets with a Stocking (STKG) play symbol and a prize symbol of $20$ (TWENTY) appearing under the Stocking (STKG) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

   (cc)  Holders of tickets with a Tree (TREE) play symbol and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appearing under the Tree (TREE) play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

   (dd)  Holders of tickets with two matching play symbols in the same ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appearing under the two matching play symbols in that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   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 2 Like Symbols In The Same Game, Win With Prizes Of: Win: Approximate
Odds Are 1 In:
Approximate No.
Of Winners Per
3,000,000 Tickets
$10 × 2 $20 30 100,000
$10 w/TREE $20 30 100,000
$20 w/STOCKING $20 30 100,000
$20 $20 30 100,000
$25 w/STOCKING $25 30 100,000
$25 $25 25 120,000
$10 × 4 $40 75 40,000
$20 × 2 $40 75 40,000
$20 w/TREE $40 75 40,000
$40 w/STOCKING $40 75 40,000
$40 $40 75 40,000
$10 × 5 $50 300 10,000
$25 × 2 $50 300 10,000
$25 w/TREE $50 300 10,000
$50 w/STOCKING $50 150 20,000
$50 $50 150 20,000
$10 × 10 $100 300 10,000
$10 w/10X $100 300 10,000
$50 w/TREE $100 300 10,000
$100 $100 150 20,000
$20 × 20 $400 3,000 1,000
$40 × 10 $400 3,000 1,000
$40 w/10X $400 3,000 1,000
($100 w/TREE) + ($100 × 2) $4003,000 1,000
$400 w/STOCKING $400 3,000 1,000
$400 $400 2,857 1,050
$25 × 20 $500 5,714 525
$50 × 10 $500 5,714 525
$100 × 5 $500 5,714 525
$50 w/10X $500 5,714 525
$500 w/STOCKING $500 5,714 525
$500 $500 4,800 625
$50 × 20 $1,000 7,059 425
$100 × 10 $1,000 7,059 425
$200 × 5 $1,000 7,059 425
$100 w/10X $1,000 7,059 425
$500 × 2 $1,000 7,059 425
$500 w/TREE $1,000 7,059 425
$1,000 $1,000 6,667 450
$500 × 10 $5,000 120,000 25
$1,000 × 5 $5,000 120,000 25
$500 w/10X $5,000 120,000 25
$5,000 $5,000 120,000 25
$50,000 $50,000 120,000 25
$1,000,000 $1,000,000 600,000 5
STOCKING (STKG) = Win prize shown for that game automatically.
TREE (TREE) = Win double the prize shown for that game.
10X (10TIMES) = Win 10 times the prize shown for that game.
Each game is played separately.

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 Million Dollar Holiday Countdown instant lottery game tickets. The conduct of the game will be governed by 61 Pa. Code § 819.222 (relating to retailer bonuses and incentive).

   10.  Unclaimed Prize Money: For a period of 1 year from the announced close of Pennsylvania Million Dollar Holiday Countdown, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Million Dollar Holiday Countdown 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 Million Dollar Holiday Countdown 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 (72 P. S. §§ 3761-101--3761-314), 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 Million Dollar Holiday Countdown or through normal communications methods.

THOMAS W. WOLF,   
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-1934. Filed for public inspection October 19, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]



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