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Pennsylvania Holiday Bucks '09 Instant Lottery Game

[39 Pa.B. 6194]
[Saturday, October 17, 2009]

 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 Holiday Bucks '09.

 2. Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Holiday Bucks '09 instant lottery game ticket is $1.

 3. Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania Holiday Bucks '09 instant lottery game ticket will contain one play area. The play symbols and their captions located in the play area are: Sleigh symbol (SLEIGH), Reindeer symbol (RNDEER) and an X symbol (XXX).

 4. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in this game are: Free $1 Ticket, $2, $5, $10, $20, $40, $100 and $1,000.

 5. Second-Chance Drawings: The Pennsylvania Lottery will conduct five Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway second-chance drawings for which non-winning Pennsylvania Holiday Bucks '09 instant lottery game tickets may be eligible as provided for in section 9.

 6. Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 15,600,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Holiday Bucks '09 instant lottery game.

 7. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets with three matching Reindeer (RNDEER) play symbols appearing in a left to right diagonal line in the play area, and a prize amount of $1,000 appears below the arrow pointing to that win, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

 (b) Holders of tickets with three matching Reindeer (RNDEER) play symbols appearing in a right to left diagonal line in the play area, and a prize amount of $100 appears below the arrow pointing to that win, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (c) Holders of tickets with three matching Reindeer (RNDEER) play symbols appearing in the bottom row in the play area, and a prize amount of $40 appears above the arrow pointing to that win, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

 (d) Holders of tickets with three matching Reindeer (RNDEER) play symbols appearing in the right column in the play area, and a prize amount of $20 appears to the left of the arrow pointing to that win, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (e) Holders of tickets with three matching Reindeer (RNDEER) play symbols appearing in the top row in the play area, and a prize amount of $10 appears above the arrow pointing to that win, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (f) Holders of tickets with Sleigh (SLEIGH) play symbol in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (g) Holders of tickets with three matching Reindeer (RNDEER) play symbols appearing in the left column in the play area, and a prize amount of $5 appears to the left of the arrow pointing to that win, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 (h) Holders of tickets with three matching Reindeer (RNDEER) play symbols appearing in the middle row in the play area, and a prize amount of $2 appears above the arrow pointing to that win, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $2.

 (i) Holders of tickets with three matching Reindeer (RNDEER) play symbols appearing in the middle column in the play area, and a prize amount of ''Free'' appears to the left of the arrow pointing to that win, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of one Pennsylvania Holiday Bucks '09 instant game ticket or one Pennsylvania Lottery instant game ticket of equivalent sale price which is currently on sale.

 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 3 ''Reindeer'' Symbols In Any Row, Column Or Diagonal And Win Prize Shown By The Arrow Pointing To That Win. Win With Prize(s) Of: Win: Approximate
Odds Are 1 In:
Approximate No.
of Winners Per
15,600,000 Tickets
FREE MIDDLE COLUMN FREE $1 TICKET 9.68 1,612,000
$2 MIDDLE ROW $2 15.79 988,000
$5 LEFT COLUMN $5 37.50 416,000
$10 (SLEIGH) $10 120 130,000
$10 TOP ROW$10 300 52,000
$10 (SLEIGH) + $10 TOP ROW $20 600 26,000
$20 RIGHT COLUMN $20 600 26,000
$40 BOTTOM ROW$40 979.59 15,925
$100 RIGHT DIAGONAL $100 2,400 6,500
$1,000 LEFT DIAGONAL $1,000 240,000 65
Sleigh (SLEIGH) = Win $10 automatically.

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

 9. Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway Requirements:

 (a) To be eligible for the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway, players must mail non-winning qualifying Pennsylvania Lottery holiday instant tickets having an individual or combined purchase price of exactly $20 in an envelope no larger than 4 1/8 inches by 9 1/2 inches addressed to Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway, P. O. Box 4000, Middletown, PA 17057-4000. The player shall affix proper postage to the entry. The qualifying Pennsylvania Lottery holiday instant tickets and their respective purchase prices are: Pennsylvania $1 Million Jolly Jackpot '09 ($20); Pennsylvania Frosty's Fortune '09 ($10); Pennsylvania Candy Cane Cash '09 ($5); Pennsylvania Holiday Lucky Times 10 ($3); Pennsylvania Freezin' Greetings ($2); and Pennsylvania Holiday Bucks '09 ($1).

 (b) Envelopes containing qualifying Pennsylvania Lottery holiday instant tickets having an individual or combined purchase price of less than or more than $20 shall be disqualified. Envelopes containing non-qualifying Pennsylvania Lottery instant tickets will be disqualified.

 (c) Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway entries received in an envelope larger than 4 1/8 inches by 9 1/2 inches shall be disqualified. The only exception is for Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway entries received in a United States Post Office ''damaged-in-mail-process'' envelope.

 (d) Winning Pennsylvania Lottery instant tickets submitted to the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway address will not be paid or honored. Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway entries containing winning Pennsylvania Lottery instant game tickets will be disqualified.

 (e) The back of each non-winning qualifying Pennsylvania Lottery holiday instant ticket entered in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway must be completed by the same player in a legible manner, including the player's name, 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.

 10. Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing procedures:

 (a) The Lottery will conduct five Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawings. Ten finalists will be selected in each of the five Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawings. All Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway entries received at Lottery Headquarters on or before 4:00 p.m. December 11, 2009, will be eligible to participate in one of the five Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawings. All time references in this section are Eastern Standard Time.

 (1) All Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway entries received at Lottery Headquarters on or before 4:00 p.m. November 13, 2009, will be eligible to participate in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing which will be held at Lottery Headquarters on or about November 17, 2009.

 (2) All Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway entries received at Lottery Headquarters after 4:00 p.m. November 13, 2009, through and including 4:00 p.m. November 20, 2009, will be eligible to participate in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing which will be held at Lottery Headquarters on or about November 24, 2009.

 (3) All Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway entries received at Lottery Headquarters after 4:00 p.m. November 20, 2009, through and including 4:00 p.m. November 30, 2009, will be eligible to participate in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing which will be held at Lottery Headquarters on or about December 1, 2009.

 (4) All Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway entries received at Lottery Headquarters after 4:00 p.m. November 30, 2009, through and including 4:00 p.m. December 4, 2009, will be eligible to participate in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Giveaway drawing which will be held at Lottery Headquarters on or about December 8, 2009.

 (5) All Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway entries received at Lottery Headquarters after 4:00 p.m. December 4, 2009, through and including 4:00 p.m. December 11, 2009, will be eligible to participate in the final Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing which will be held at Lottery Headquarters on or about December 15, 2009.

 (b) Each of the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawings will be conducted in the following manner:

 (1) All entries received at Lottery Headquarters that are eligible to participate in a particular drawing, will be placed in numbered containers, each containing approximately 500 envelopes.

 (2) A computer-generated randomizer will be used to select the numbered containers from which the ten Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway finalists will be selected. 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 9. If the entry does not meet the requirements of section 9, 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 participate in the grand prize drawing from among the ten finalists selected.

 (4) The odds of an entry being selected in a Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday drawing depends upon the number of entries received for that drawing.

 (5) To be eligible to participate in a particular Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing, a player must have complied with the requirements of section 9.

 (6) The Lottery assumes no responsibility for a lost or misplaced entry not entered into one of the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawings.

 (7) A Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway entry is eligible for only one Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing. An entry that is not eligible in one group, may, at the discretion of the Secretary, remain eligible for a subsequent Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing.

 (8) If a Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing entry is rejected during a Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing, the sole remedy is to select another entry to replace the rejected entry in accordance with Lottery procedure.

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

 11. Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawing procedures:

 (a) The Lottery will conduct five Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawings.

 (1) The ten finalists selected in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing held on or about November 17, 2009, will be entered in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawing which will be held on November 21, 2009, at a location designated by the Secretary.

 (2) The ten finalists selected in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing held on or about November 24, 2009, will be entered in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawing which will be held on November 28, 2009, at a location designated by the Secretary.

 (3) The ten finalists selected in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing held on or about December 1, 2009, will be entered in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawing which will be held on December 5, 2009, at a location designated by the Secretary.

 (4) The ten finalists selected in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing held on or about December 8, 2009, will be entered in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawing which will be held on December 12, 2009, at a location designated by the Secretary.

 (5) The ten finalists selected in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway drawing held on or about December 15, 2009, will be entered in the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawing which will be held on December 19, 2009, at a location designated by the Secretary.

 (b) Each of the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawings will utilize a computer-generated randomizer to select the grand prize winner from among the ten finalists for each grand prize drawing.

 12. Description of the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway prizes:

 (a) There will be one grand prize winner in each of the five Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawings. There will be nine consolation prizes of $1,000 awarded in each of the five Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawings. The consolation prizes will be awarded to the nine finalists not selected as the grand prize winner in each of the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawings.

 (1) The grand prize winner of the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawing to be held on November 21, 2009, will be entitled to a prize in the amount of $31,000.

 (2) The grand prize winner of the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawing to be held on November 28, 2009, will be entitled to a prize in the amount of $31,000.

 (3) The grand prize winner of the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawing to be held on December 5, 2009, will be entitled to a prize in the amount of $31,000.

 (4) The grand prize winner of the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawing to be held on December 12, 2009, will be entitled to a prize in the amount of $31,000.

 (5) The grand prize winner of the Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize drawing to be held on December 19, 2009, will be entitled to a prize in the amount of $365,000.

 (b) All Pennsylvania Lottery Grand-A-Day Holiday Giveaway grand prize payments will be made as a one-time, lump-sum cash payment in the amount of the prize won, less required federal withholding if applicable.

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

 13. Retailer Incentive Awards: The Lottery may conduct a separate Retailer Incentive Game for retailers who sell Pennsylvania Holiday Bucks '09 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 Holiday Bucks '09, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Holiday Bucks '09 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 Holiday Bucks '09 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—761-314), 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 Holiday Bucks '09 or through normal communications methods.

STEPHEN H. STETLER, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1959. Filed for public inspection October 16, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]



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