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Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto Terminal-Based Lottery Game

[40 Pa.B. 2828]
[Saturday, May 29, 2010]

 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 Match 6 Lotto. 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 Match 6 Lotto ticket is $2 per game. Additional games may be purchased at the discretion of the player.

 3. Description of the Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto lottery game:

 (a) Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto is designed to give players the opportunity to win up to four prizes in each game.

 (b) For a $2 purchase, the player gets a ticket containing one game. Each game shall consist of three individual plays, the first of which may either be Quick Pick or at the player's option may be numbers selected by the player; the second and third plays are Quick Pick selections. Each play consists of six numbers ranging from 1 to 49. Players can win a prize, identified in Section 6(b) (relating to prizes available to be won and determination of prize winners), by matching, in the same play, six, five, four or three of the winning numbers randomly selected by the Lottery as determined and publicly announced by the Secretary.

 (c) The combination of the player's eighteen numbers generated by the single $2 purchase (arranged in the three plays of six numbers each), offers the player an additional opportunity to win. Players can win a prize, identified in Section 6(c) (relating to prizes available to be won and determination of prize winners), by matching, in the same game, four or more of the winning numbers randomly selected by the Lottery as determined and publicly announced by the Secretary.

 4. Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto bet slip and ticket characteristics:

 (a) Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto bet slips shall be available at no cost to the player. Games shall be selected in accordance with the instructions printed on the Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto bet slip. A Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto bet slip has no pecuniary or prize value and does not constitute evidence of the purchase of a ticket or the numbers selected. The use of mechanical, electronic, computer generated or any other nonmanual method of marking bet slips is not permitted.

 (b) To purchase a ticket, the player shall remit to an authorized retailer the purchase price, submit the completed Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto bet slip or request the number selection through Quick Pick or manual terminal entry to have a ticket issued. The ticket shall consist of one to five games, each game containing three plays, the first play in each game may either be Quick Pick or at the player's option may be numbers selected by the player, the second and third plays in each game will be Quick Pick selections, the drawing date or range of dates for which the ticket is entered, the total cost of the bet, and validation data. Each game will be identified by a letter: A for the first game printed on the ticket; B for the second game printed on the ticket; C for the third game printed on the ticket; D for the fourth game printed on the ticket; and E for the fifth game printed on the ticket. 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 date or range of dates printed on the ticket.

 (c) Through the use of a bet slip the player may select up to six numbers from 1 to 49 for one play of each game purchased and select the number of drawings in which the games are entered. Additionally, a player may exercise the Quick Pick option by indication on the bet slip. A $2 wager entitles a player to play game A. A $4 wager entitles a player to play games A and B. A $6 wager entitles a player to play games A, B and C. An $8 wager entitles a player to play games A, B, C and D. A $10 wager entitles a player to play games A, B, C, D and E.

 (d) If Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto bet slips are unavailable, the designation of the drawing date or dates for which the ticket is entered, number selections or request for the Quick Pick option may be given to an authorized retailer for each game. The retailer shall manually enter the drawing date or dates for which the ticket is entered, number selections or Quick Pick selection into the Lottery terminal.

 (e) To purchase a ticket at a Lottery self-service terminal that dispenses terminal-based Lottery tickets, the player shall designate the drawing date or dates for which the ticket is entered and number selections. The player may use a bet slip or the Quick Pick option at a Lottery self-service terminal that dispenses terminal-based Lottery tickets.

 5. Time, place and manner of conducting drawings.

 (a) Time of drawing. A Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto drawing will be held as determined and publicly announced by the Secretary.

 (b) Place of drawing. A Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto 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 will be conducted at another location.

 (c) Manner of conducting drawings. The Lottery will select, at random, six numbers from 1 through 49, with the aid of mechanical devices or any other selection methodology as authorized by the Secretary. The six numbers selected will be used in determining winners for a 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) An amount equal to 57.95% of Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto gross sales for a Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto game drawing will be reserved for prizes and allocated for payment of prizes as enumerated in section 6(b) and 6(c) (relating to prizes available to be won; and determination of prize winners).

 (b) Determinations of the Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto prize winners for tickets correctly matching, in the same play, the winning numbers selected by the Lottery are:

 (1) Holders of tickets upon which six of the player's numbers, in a single play, match six of the winning numbers selected by the Lottery for the drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of the jackpot category prize.

 (i) The Lottery will estimate and announce the projected amount of the upcoming jackpot category prize prior to the drawing. Payment will be made in the amount estimated and announced as the projected jackpot category prize, or in the actual amount allocated to the jackpot category prize, whichever is greater, divided equally by the number of plays on tickets determined by the Lottery to be entitled to claim a jackpot category prize.

 (ii) Prize money allocated to the jackpot category prize will be paid on a pari-mutuel basis. If more than one winning jackpot category prize play is determined, each, upon meeting the requirements of 61 Pa. Code §§ 875.10 and 875.11 (relating to terminal-based lottery game ticket validation and requirements; and procedures for claiming and payment of prizes), is entitled to a prorated payment share of the total jackpot category prize.

 (iii) Prizes payable to the jackpot category prize winners will be paid by a one-time cash payment. For the purposes of calculation of the prize to be paid the winner of a jackpot category prize, the calculation will be rounded down so that prizes can be paid in multiples of $.50.

 (iv) If, in a Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto drawing, there are no winning jackpot category prize plays, prize money allocated to that prize category will be carried forward and added to the amount allocated for the jackpot category prize money in the next Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto drawing.

 (2) Holders of tickets upon which five of the player's numbers, in a single play, match five of the six winning numbers selected by the Lottery for the drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $1,000.

 (3) Holders of tickets upon which four of the player's numbers, in a single play, match four of the six winning numbers selected by the Lottery for the drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $20.

 (4) Holders of tickets upon which three of the player's numbers, in a single play, match three of the six winning numbers selected by the Lottery for the drawing in which the ticket is entered shall be the winner of $2.

 (c) Determinations of Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto prize winners for tickets correctly matching, in the same game, the winning numbers selected by the Lottery are:

 (1) Holders of tickets upon which ten or more of the player's numbers, in the same game, match the six winning numbers selected by the Lottery for the drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $2,500.

 (2) Holders of tickets upon which nine of the player's numbers, in the same game, match the six winning numbers selected by the Lottery for the drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $1,000.

 (3) Holders of tickets upon which eight of the player's numbers, in the same game, match the six winning numbers selected by the Lottery for the drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $50.

 (4) Holders of tickets upon which seven of the player's numbers, in the same game, match the six winning numbers selected by the Lottery for the drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $25.

 (5) Holders of tickets upon which six of the player's numbers, in the same game, match the six winning numbers selected by the Lottery for the drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $10.

 (6) Holders of tickets upon which five of the player's numbers, in the same game, match five of the six winning numbers selected by the Lottery for the drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $5.

 (7) Holders of tickets upon which four of the player's numbers, in the same game, match four of the six winning numbers selected by the Lottery for the drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $2.

 (d) All Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto prize payments will be made as a one-time, lump-sum cash payment.

 (e) A winning Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto game is entitled only to the highest prize won by those numbers in each play plus the highest prize won by the eighteen numbers in that game.

 (f) If the total of the set prizes won in a particular Match 6 Lotto drawing exceed sales for that drawing by 100% or more, then those set prize tiers, in which the stated prizes won exceed the percentage of sales anticipated to be paid in prizes per category, will become pari-mutuel.

 (g) 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 Match 6 Lotto drawings as of the date specified in the public notice.

 7. Probability of winning. The following tables set forth all possible ways that a prize can be won in a game, the corresponding prize, the probability of winning each prize and the percent of sales anticipated to be paid in prizes in each prize category:

Tickets Containing
The Following, In
The Same Play
Prize: Probability Of
Winning Per Play:
Percent (%) Of
Sales Anticipated To
Be Paid In Prizes
All Six Winning Numbers Jackpot 1:13,983,816.0 17.79% Actual
Five Winning Numbers $1,000 1:54,200.8 2.77%
Four Winning Numbers $20 1:1,032.4 2.91%
Three Winning Numbers $2 1:56.7 5.30%
Tickets Containing
The Following, In
The Same Game
Prize: Probability Of
Winning Per Game:
Percent (%) Of
Sales Anticipated To
Be Paid In Prizes
Ten or More Winning Numbers $2,500 1:597,302.6 0.21%
Nine Winning Numbers $1,000 1:45,267.4 1.10%
Eight Winning Numbers $50 1:4,440.4 0.56%
Seven Winning Numbers $25 1:590.9 2.12%
Six Winning Numbers $10 1:106.7 4.68%
Five Winning Numbers $5 1:26.4 9.48%
Four Winning Numbers $2 1:9.1 11.03%
8. Retailer Incentive and Marketing Promotion Programs.

 (a) The Lottery may conduct a separate retailer incentive program for retailers who sell Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto 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.

C. DANIEL HASSELL, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-1004. Filed for public inspection May 28, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]



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