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Pennsylvania Quinto Terminal-Based Lottery Game

[38 Pa.B. 4166]
[Saturday, August 2, 2008]

   Under the State Lottery Law (72 P. S. §§ 3761-101--3761-314) and 61 Pa. Code § 875.4 (relating to notice of terminal-based lottery game rules), the Secretary of Revenue hereby provides public notice of the rules for the following terminal-based lottery game:

   1.  Name: The name of the terminal-based lottery game is Pennsylvania Quinto. The game will commence at the discretion of the Secretary, and will continue until the Secretary publicly announces a suspension or termination date.

   2.  Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Quinto ticket is $1 per play. Additional plays may be purchased at the discretion of the player. A ticket will contain one play but a ticket can be valid for multiple drawing dates, also known as draws.

   3.  Description of the Pennsylvania Quinto lottery game:

   (a)  Pennsylvania Quinto is designed to give players the opportunity to win one prize in each play. Players can win a prize by matching the winning numbers or a combination of the winning numbers randomly selected by the lottery as determined and publicly announced by the Secretary.

   (b)  For a $1 purchase, the player gets a ticket indicating the type of play requested: Straight, Front 4, Back 4, Front 3, Back 3, Front Pair, Back Pair or Box. A ticket for a Straight or Box play will contain five numbers, each ranging from 0 to 9. A ticket for a Front 4, Front 3 or Front Pair will contain the numbers selected by the player or through the Quick Pick option. Asterisks will follow the numbers so that a combination of numbers and asterisks, totaling five characters, will appear on the ticket. A ticket for a Back 4, Back 3 or Back Pair will contain the numbers selected by the player or through the Quick Pick option. Asterisks will precede the numbers so that a combination of numbers and asterisks, totaling five characters, will appear on the ticket.

   (c)  Players can win a prize identified in Section 6(a) (relating to prizes available to be won and determination of prize winners) by matching the winning numbers or a designated combination thereof as required by the play type designation and number selections.

   4.  Pennsylvania Quinto bet slip and ticket characteristics:

   (a)  To purchase a ticket, the player shall remit to an on-line retailer the purchase price and submit the completed Pennsylvania Quinto bet slip. The ticket shall contain the numbers selected, the drawing date or range of dates for which the ticket is entered, a designation that the ticket is for the day drawing or the night drawing, the total cost of the bet, the designation of the type of play and validation number data. The types of play that may be designated by the player are Straight, Front 4, Back 4, Front 3, Back 3, Front Pair, Back Pair or Box. Depending on the numbers appearing on a box ticket, the Box play will be a 5, 10, 20, 30, 60 or 120-way box type of play. The ticket shall be the only valid proof of the bet placed, and the only valid receipt for claiming a prize. The ticket shall only be valid for the drawing entered, whether the day drawing or the night drawing, and the drawing date or range of dates printed on the ticket. A separate ticket will be issued for each play but a ticket can be valid for multiple drawing dates.

   (b)  Pennsylvania Quinto bet slips shall be available at no cost to the player. Through the use of a bet slip the player may select from one to five different number selections, the play type for each number selection and the number of drawings in which the number selections are played. For each additional number selection the player shall complete an additional game on the bet slip. Plays shall be selected in accordance with the instructions printed on the Pennsylvania Quinto bet slip. A Pennsylvania Quinto bet slip has no pecuniary or prize value and does not constitute evidence of the purchase of a ticket or the numbers selected.

   (c)  The minimum wager is $1 for each play entered in a drawing. A play can be entered into additional drawings for $1 per drawing.

   (d)  If Pennsylvania Quinto bet slips are unavailable, the designation of the type of play, whether the play is for the day drawing or night drawing, drawing date or dates for which the ticket is entered and number selections may be given to an on-line retailer for each play. The retailer shall manually enter the type of play, whether the play is for the day drawing or night drawing, drawing date or dates for which the ticket is entered and number selections into the Lottery terminal.

   (e)  A player may exercise the Quick Pick option, by indication on the bet slip or making the request to an on-line retailer. The player must also request the type of play, designate whether the play is for the day drawing or the night drawing and the drawing date or dates for which the ticket is entered.

   (f)  The player may use a bet slip or the Quick Pick option at a Lottery self-service terminal, also known as a Player Activated Terminal. The player must designate the type of play, whether the play is for the day drawing or night drawing, drawing date or dates for which the ticket is entered and number selections.

   5.  Time, place and manner of conducting drawings.

   (a)  Time of drawing. A Pennsylvania Quinto drawing will be held as determined and publicly announced by the Secretary.

   (b)  Place of drawing. A Pennsylvania Quinto drawing will be conducted in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area unless the Secretary directs and publicly announces that a drawing or part of the drawing procedure be conducted at another location.

   (c)  Manner of conducting drawings. The Lottery will select, at random, five numbers from 0 through 9, with the aid of mechanical devices or any other selection methodology as authorized by the Secretary. The five numbers selected will be used in determining winners for each individual drawing. The validity of a drawing will be determined solely by the Lottery.

   6.  Prizes available to be won and determination of prize winners:

   (a)  Determination of Pennsylvania Quinto prize winners for tickets correctly matching the winning numbers selected by the Lottery are:

   (1)  Holders of tickets containing a Straight type play in which the five numbers on the player's ticket, in a single play, match the five winning numbers selected by the Lottery, with the matching numbers appearing in the play in the same position in which they were selected by the Lottery shall be the winner of a Straight type play and shall be entitled to a prize of $50,000.

   (2)  Holders of a Box type play ticket in which the five numbers on the player's ticket, four of which are the same number and the remaining number is a different number, in a single play, match the five winning numbers selected by the Lottery, shall be the winner of a 5-Way Box type play and shall be entitled to a prize of $10,000.

   (3)  Holders of a Box type play ticket in which the five numbers on the player's ticket, three of which are the same number and the remaining two are different but matching numbers, in a single play, match the five winning numbers selected by the Lottery, shall be the winner of a 10-Way Box type play and shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

   (4)  Holders of a Box type play ticket in which the five numbers on the player's ticket, three of which are the same number and the remaining two are each different numbers, in a single play, match the five winning numbers selected by the Lottery, shall be the winner of a 20-Way Box type play and shall be entitled to a prize of $2,500.

   (5)  Holders of a Box type play ticket in which the five numbers on the player's ticket, two of which are the same number, two are different but matching numbers and the remaining is a different number, in a single play, match the five winning numbers selected by the Lottery, shall be the winner of a 30-Way Box type play and shall be entitled to a prize of $1,700.

   (6)  Holders of a Box type play ticket in which the five numbers on the player's ticket, two of which are the same number and the remaining three are each different numbers, in a single play, match the five winning numbers selected by the Lottery, shall be the winner of a 60-Way Box type play and shall be entitled to a prize of $850.

   (7)  Holders of a Box type play ticket in which the five numbers on the player's ticket, none of which are the same number, in a single play, match the five winning numbers selected by the Lottery, shall be the winner of a 120-Way Box type play and shall be entitled to a prize of $425.

   (8)  Holders of a Front 4 type play ticket in which the first four numbers on the player's ticket, in a single play, match the first four of the five winning numbers selected by the Lottery in the exact order selected, shall be the winner of a Front 4 type play and shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

   (9)  Holders of a Back 4 type play ticket in which the last four numbers on the player's ticket, in a single play, match the last four of the five winning numbers selected by the Lottery in the exact order selected, shall be the winner of a Back 4 type play and shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

   (10)  Holders of a Front 3 type play ticket in which the first three numbers on the player's ticket, in a single play, match the first three of the five winning numbers selected by the Lottery in the exact order selected, shall be the winner of a Front 3 type play and shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

   (11)  Holders of a Back 3 type play ticket in which the last three numbers on the player's ticket, in a single play, match the last three of the five winning numbers selected by the Lottery in the exact order selected, shall be the winner of a Back 3 type play and shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

   (12)  Holders of a Front Pair type play ticket in which the first two numbers on the player's ticket, in a single play, match the first two of the five winning numbers selected by the Lottery in the exact order selected, shall be the winner of a Front Pair type play and shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

   (13)  Holders of a Back Pair type play ticket in which the last two numbers on the player's ticket, in a single play, match the last two of the five winning numbers selected by the Lottery in the exact order selected, shall be the winner of a Back Pair type play and shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

   (b)  All Pennsylvania Quinto prize payments will be made as a one-time, lump-sum cash payment.

   (c)  A winning Pennsylvania Quinto ticket is entitled only to the highest prize won by those numbers within the type of play designation appearing on the ticket.

   (d)  The Lottery reserves the right to stop play on any number or combination of numbers, in order to protect the integrity of the prize structure of the game, at any time during the course of the Pennsylvania Quinto game

   (e)  The number of prize categories and the allocation of prize money among the prize categories may be changed at the discretion of the Secretary and the change will be announced by public notice. Any such changes will apply prospectively to Pennsylvania Quinto drawings as of the date specified in the public notice.

   7.  Probability of winning. The following table sets forth all possible ways that a prize can be won on a single ticket; corresponding prize or prizes won; and probability of winning each prize or combination of prizes.

Win With The Following
Types Of Play:
Probability Of Winning
Per Play Is 1 In:
Prize Won:
Straight 100,000 $50,000
5-Way Box 20,000 $10,000
10-Way Box 10,000 $5,000
20-Way Box 5,000 $2,500
30-Way Box 3,333.3 $1,700
60-Way Box 1,666.7 $850
120-Way Box 833.3 $425
Front 4 10,000 $5,000
Back 4 10,000 $5,000
Front 3 1,000 $500
Back 3 1,000 $500
Front Pair 100 $50
Back Pair 100 $50

   8.  Retailer Incentive and Marketing Promotion Programs.

   (a)  The Lottery may conduct a separate retailer incentive program for retailers who sell Pennsylvania Quinto lottery tickets. The conduct of the program will be governed by 61 Pa. Code § 811.41 (relating to promotional prizes).

   (b)  Retailer incentive and marketing promotion programs, including the use of unfunded free tickets, may be implemented at the discretion of the Secretary. If needed, funds for the programs, including the payment of prizes resulting from the programs, will be drawn from the Lottery Fund.

THOMAS W. WOLF,   
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1433. Filed for public inspection August 1, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]



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