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Pennsylvania American IdolTM Instant Lottery Game

[37 Pa.B. 6855]
[Saturday, December 22, 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 American IdolTM.

   2.  Price:  The price of a Pennsylvania American IdolTM instant lottery game ticket is $5.

   3.  Play Symbols:  Each Pennsylvania American IdolTM instant lottery game ticket will contain one play area featuring an ''IDOL NUMBERS'' area and a ''YOUR NUMBERS'' area. The play symbols and their captions located in the ''IDOL NUMBERS'' area are: 1 (ONE), 2 (TWO), 3 (THREE), 4 (FOUR), 5 (FIVE), 6 (SIX), 7 (SEVEN), 8 (EIGHT), 9 (NINE), 10 (TEN), 11 (ELEVN), 12 (TWLV), 13 (THRTN), 14 (FORTN), 15 (FIFTN), 16 (SIXTN), 17 (SVNTN), 18 (EGHTN), 19 (NINTN), 20 (TWENT), 21 (TWYONE), 22 (TWYTWO), 23 (TWYTHR) and 24 (TWYFOR). The play symbols and their captions located in the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' area are: 1 (ONE), 2 (TWO), 3 (THREE), 4 (FOUR), 5 (FIVE), 6 (SIX), 7 (SEVEN), 8 (EIGHT), 9 (NINE), 10 (TEN), 11 (ELEVN), 12 (TWLV), 13 (THRTN), 14 (FORTN), 15 (FIFTN), 16 (SIXTN), 17 (SVNTN), 18 (EGHTN), 19 (NINTN), 20 (TWENT), 21 (TWYONE), 22 (TWYTWO), 23 (TWYTHR), 24 (TWYFOR), Microphone symbol (MCROPHN) and a TV Set symbol (TV SET).

   4.  Prize Symbols:  The prize symbols and their captions located in the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' area are: $5.00 (FIV DOL), $10.00 (TEN DOL), $20$ (TWENTY), $40$ (FORTY), $50$ (FIFTY), $100 (ONE HUN), $400 (FOR HUN), $1,000 (ONE THO), $5,000 (FIV THO) and $50,000 (FTY THO).

   5.  Prizes:  The prizes that can be won in this game are: $5, $10, $20, $40, $50, $100, $400, $1,000, $5,000 and $50,000. A player can win up to 10 times on a ticket.

   6.  Second-Chance Drawing:  The Pennsylvania Lottery will conduct a second-chance drawing for nonwinning Pennsylvania American IdolTM instant lottery tickets as provided for in section 11.

   7.  Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game:  Approximately 6,000,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania American IdolTM instant lottery game.

   8.  Determination of Prize Winners:

   (a)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''IDOL NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $50,000 (FTY THO) appears under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50,000.

   (b)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''IDOL NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $5,000 (FIV THO) appears under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

   (c)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), and a prize symbol of $5,000 (FIV THO) appears under the Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

   (d)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''IDOL NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $1,000 (ONE THO) appears under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

   (e)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), and a prize symbol of $1,000 (ONE THO) appears under the Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

   (f)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a TV Set symbol (TV SET), and a prize symbol of $400 (FOR HUN) appears under the TV Set symbol (TV SET), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $800.

   (g)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''IDOL NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $400 (FOR HUN) appears under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $400.

   (h)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), and a prize symbol of $400 (FOR HUN) appears under the Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $400.

   (i)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a TV Set symbol (TV SET), and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appears under the TV Set symbol (TV SET), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $200.

   (j)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''IDOL NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appears under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (k)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appears under the Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

   (l)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a TV Set symbol (TV SET), and a prize symbol of $40$ (FORTY) appears under the TV Set symbol (TV SET), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $80.

   (m)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''IDOL NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $50$ (FIFTY) appears under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

   (n)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), and a prize symbol of $50$ (FIFTY) appears under the Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

   (o)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''IDOL NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $40$ (FORTY) appears under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

   (p)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), and a prize symbol of $40$ (FORTY) appears under the Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

   (q)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a TV Set symbol (TV SET), and a prize symbol of $20$ (TWENTY) appears under the TV Set symbol (TV SET), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

   (r)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''IDOL NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $20$ (TWENTY) appears under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

   (s)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), and a prize symbol of $20$ (TWENTY) appears under the Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

   (t)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a TV Set symbol (TV SET), and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears under the TV Set symbol (TV SET), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

   (u)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''IDOL NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   (v)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears under the Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   (w)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a TV Set symbol (TV SET), and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appears under the TV Set symbol (TV SET), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

   (x)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''IDOL NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appears under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

   (y)  Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appears under the Microphone symbol (MCROPHN), on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

   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:

When Any Of Your Numbers Match Any Of The Idol Numbers, Win With Prize(s) Of: Win: Approximate
Odds Are 1 In:
Approximate No. Of
Winners Per
6,000,000 Tickets
$5 w/MICROPHONE $5 17.14 350,000
$5 $5 17.14 350,000
$5 × 2 $10 60 100,000
$5 w/TV SET $10 60 100,000
$10 w/MICROPHONE $10 60 100,000
$10 $10 60 100,000
$5 × 4 $20 150 40,000
$10 × 2 $20 150 40,000
$10 w/TV SET $20 150 40,000
$20 w/MICROPHONE $20 150 40,000
$20 $20 150 40,000
$5 × 8 $40 600 10,000
$10 × 4 $40 600 10,000
$20 w/TV SET $40 600 10,000
$40 w/MICROPHONE $40 600 10,000
$40 $40 600 10,000
$5 × 10 $50 600 10,000
$10 × 5 $50 600 10,000
($20 w/TV SET) + ($5 × 2) $50 600 10,000
$50 w/MICROPHONE $50 600 10,000
$50 $50 600 10,000
$10 × 10 $100 1,714 3,500
$20 × 5 $100 1,714 3,500
($40 w/TV SET) + ($10 × 2) $100 1,714 3,500
$100 w/MICROPHONE $100 1,714 3,500
$100 $100 1,558 3,850
$40 × 10 $400 12,000 500
$50 × 8 $400 12,000 500
$100 × 4 $400 12,000 500
($100 w/TV SET) + ($50 × 4) $400 12,000 500
$400 w/MICROPHONE $400 12,000 500
$400 $400 12,000 500
$100 × 10 $1,000 40,000 150
($400 × 2) + ($100 × 2) $1,000 40,000 150
($400 w/TV SET) + ($100 × 2) $1,000 40,000 150
$1,000 w/MIRCOPHONE $1,000 40,000 150
$1,000 $1,000 40,000 150
$5,000 w/MICROPHONE $5,000 600,000 10
$5,000 $5,000 600,000 10
$50,000 $50,000 600,000 10
MICROPHONE (MCROPHN) = Win prize shown under it automatically.
TV SET (TV SET) = Win double the prize shown under it.

   American IdolTM Trip Prize Packages descriptions:

   The Lottery will conduct a Second-Chance Drawing to award 10 American IdolTM Trip Prize Packages, each for two persons, to attend the American IdolTM Final Competition Show on Tuesday, May 20, 2008.

   One of the Final Competition Show winners will be randomly selected to also attend Grand Finale Show on Wednesday, May 21, 2008.

   American IdolTM show dates subject to change.

   American IdolTM prize package winners may opt for the $6,500 cash value, less required Federal withholding, in lieu of the trip. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

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

   10.  Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing Requirements:

   (a)  To be eligible for the Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing, players must mail exactly three nonwinning Pennsylvania American IdolTM instant lottery tickets in an envelope no larger than 4 1/8 inches by 9 1/2 inches addressed to Pennsylvania Lottery--AMERICAN IDOLTM Second-Chance Drawing, P. O. Box 888, Middletown, PA 17057-0888. The player shall affix proper postage to the entry.

   (b)  Envelopes containing less than or more than three nonwinning Pennsylvania American IdolTM instant lottery tickets shall be disqualified.

   (c)  Nonwinning Pennsylvania American IdolTM instant lottery tickets received in an envelope larger than 4 1/8 inches by 9 1/2 inches shall be disqualified. The only exception is for nonwinning Pennsylvania American IdolTM instant lottery tickets received in a United States Post Office ''damaged-in-mail-process'' envelope.

   (d)  Winning Pennsylvania American IdolTM instant lottery tickets submitted to the Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing address will not be paid or honored. Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing entries containing winning Pennsylvania American IdolTM instant lottery tickets will be disqualified.

   (e)  The back of each nonwinning Pennsylvania American IdolTM instant lottery ticket entered in the Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing must be completed by the same player in a legible manner, including the player's name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number and signature. Only one claimant per ticket allowed. Claimant must be 18 years of age or older. Incomplete tickets shall be disqualified.

   (f)  To be eligible for the Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing, nonwinning Pennsylvania American IdolTM instant lottery tickets must be received by the Pennsylvania Lottery no later than April 11, 2008.

   11.  Second-Chance Drawing Procedures:

   (a)  The Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing will be held at Lottery headquarters the week of April 14, 2008. The odds of an entry being selected in the Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing depend upon the number of entries received.

   (b)  To be eligible for the Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing, a player must have complied with the requirements of section 10.

   (1)  The Lottery will make a reasonable effort to ensure that each Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing entry is entered into the Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing. The Lottery assumes no responsibility for a lost or misplaced entry not entered into the Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing.

   (2)  If a Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing entry is rejected during or following the Pennsylvania American IdolTM Second-Chance Drawing, the sole remedy is to select another entry to replace the rejected entry in accordance with Lottery procedure.

   (c)  Manner of conducting the Second-Chance Drawings.

   (1)  All entries received at Lottery headquarters on or before April 11, 2008, will be placed in numbered containers, each containing approximately 500 envelopes.

   (2)  A computer-generated randomizer or mechanical device may be used to select the numbered containers from which the winners will be selected, one from each container. If used, the randomizer will not be programmed to eliminate the possibility of the same container being selected more than once.

   (3)  One envelope will be randomly drawn from each of the selected numbered containers. As each entry envelope is selected, its contents will be qualified according to the requirements of section 10. If the entry does not meet the requirements of section 10, another entry will be selected from that container; and so on, until a qualified entry has been chosen. Once a qualified entry has been selected, further validation will take place by verifying the status of the tickets contained in the entry envelope drawn by entering the ticket information into the computerized instant ticket database. The first qualified and validated entry from each of the designated containers will entitle its owner to the Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package.

   (4)  Once the ten winners of the Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package have been determined, the name of each will be assigned a number between one and ten. The number assigned will correspond to the order of their selection in the Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package drawing. The first winner selected will be assigned the number one, the second selected will be assigned the number two and so forth. With the aid of a mechanical device containing ten ping pong balls, numbered one through ten, the Lottery will select one ball. The Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package winner whose assigned number corresponds to the ball number randomly selected will attend the American Idol Grand Finale Show on Wednesday, May 21, 2008.

   (5)  Determination of winners will be made by the Secretary, whose judgment will be final and binding.

   (d)  The payment of a prize awarded in the Second-Chance Drawing to a person who dies before receiving the prize shall be paid according to 61 Pa. Code §§ 811.16 (relating to prizes payable after death of a prize winner).

   12.  Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package Description:

   (a)  Each Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package will have an average value of approximately $6,500 including a $1,625 Federal withholding credit. The Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package consists of the following:

   (1)  Round-trip coach airfare for two (2) persons to a major southern California airport. Departure cities include Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland.

   (2)  One (1) double deluxe room for four (4) nights in a first class hotel.

   (3)  Ground transportation in California from and to airport/hotel and hotel/studio throughout duration of trip.

   (4)  Two (2) tickets to the American IdolTM Final Competition Show on Tuesday, May 20, 2008.

   (5)  $1,000 cash.

   (6)  The winner of a Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package may opt for a cash prize of $6,500, less required Federal withholding, in lieu of the trip.

   (b)  The Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package restrictions:

   (1)  The Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package winner must be at least 18 years of age.

   (2)  The Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package is transferable one time. Name changes are not permitted once the trip is booked.

   (3)  The Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package winner will be responsible for the following expenses: applicable travel expenses to and from the departure airport or any airport parking fees; entertainment including alcoholic beverages; fees (i.e., departure fees, excess baggage fees, etc.); additional gratuities; hotel incidentals (i.e., telephone calls, valet services, laundry, gift shop, etc.); additional transportation in addition to that described herein; travel accident, baggage and trip cancellation insurance and fees, and the like. The winner will be responsible for any additional costs incurred by the following changes to the trip package: change of travel companions; staying additional nights; adding additional travelers; upgrading transportation; upgrading hotel room; upgrading class of airline or any other applicable trip details.

   (4)  If the Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package winner cancels the trip, the trip package will be void. There will be no extensions and the winner will not receive any reimbursement for the unused trip package. Airline tickets are non-refundable and all airline rules and restrictions apply.

   (5)  The Pennsylvania American IdolTM Trip Prize Package is valid only for the 2008 American IdolTM Final Competition and Season Finale nights.

   (6)  Other restrictions may apply.

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

   14.  Unclaimed Prize Money:  For a period of 1 year from the announced close of Pennsylvania American IdolTM, prize money from winning Pennsylvania American IdolTM 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 American IdolTM 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.

   15.  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.

   16.  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 American IdolTM or through normal communications methods.

THOMAS W. WOLF,   
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-2369. Filed for public inspection December 21, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]



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