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Pennsylvania Spades Instant Lottery Game

[42 Pa.B. 2119]
[Saturday, April 14, 2012]

 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 Spades.

 2. Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Spades instant lottery game ticket is $2.

 3. Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania Spades instant lottery game ticket will contain one play area consisting of ''GAME 1,'' ''GAME 2,'' ''GAME 3,'' ''GAME 4,'' ''GAME 5,'' ''GAME 6,'' ''GAME 7'' and ''GAME 8.'' Each ''GAME'' is played separately. Each ''GAME'' features a ''YOUR CARD'' area and a ''DEALER'S CARD'' area. The play symbols and their captions located in the ''YOUR CARD'' area are: 3 (THR), 4 (FOR), 5 (FIV), 6 (SIX), 7 (SVN), 8 (EGT), 9 (NIN), 10 (TEN), J (JCK), Q (QUN), K (KNG), A (ACE) and a Spade (SPD) card play symbols. The play symbols and their captions located in the ''DEALER'S CARD'' area are: 2 (TWO), 3 (THR), 4 (FOR), 5 (FIV), 6 (SIX), 7 (SVN), 8 (EGT), 9 (NIN), 10 (TEN), J (JCK), Q (QUN) and K (KNG) card play symbols. Cards are ranked in value from high to low: A, K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.

 4. Prize Symbols: The prize symbols and their captions located in the ''PRIZE'' area are: $2.00 (TWO DOL), $4.00 (FOR DOL), $5.00 (FIV DOL), $10.00 (TEN DOL), $20.00 (TWENTY), $40.00 (FORTY), $50.00 (FIFTY), $100 (ONE HUN), $250 (TWOHUNFTY), $500 (FIV HUN), $1,000 (ONE THO) and $21,000 (TWYONETHO).

 5. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in this game are: $2, $4, $5, $10, $20, $40, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, and $21,000. A player can win up to 8 times on a ticket.

 6. Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 11,400,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Spades instant lottery game.

 7. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' play symbol is greater than the ''DEALER'S CARD'' play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' and a prize symbol of $21,000 (TWYONETHO) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $21,000.

 (b) Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' play symbol is greater than the ''DEALER'S CARD'' play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' and a prize symbol of $1,000 (ONE THO) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' play symbol is greater than the ''DEALER'S CARD'' play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' and a prize symbol of $500 (FIV HUN) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (d) Holders of tickets with a Spade (SPD) card play symbol in a ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $500 (FIV HUN) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (e) Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' play symbol is greater than the ''DEALER'S CARD'' play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' and a prize symbol of $250 (TWOHUNFTY) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $250.

 (f) Holders of tickets with a Spade (SPD) card play symbol in a ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $250 (TWOHUNFTY) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $250.

 (g) Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' play symbol is greater than the ''DEALER'S CARD'' play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (h) Holders of tickets with a Spade (SPD) card play symbol in a ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (i) Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' play symbol is greater than the ''DEALER'S CARD'' play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' and a prize symbol of $50.00 (FIFTY) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (j) Holders of tickets with a Spade (SPD) card play symbol in a ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $50.00 (FIFTY) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (k) Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' play symbol is greater than the ''DEALER'S CARD'' play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' and a prize symbol of $40.00 (FORTY) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

 (l) Holders of tickets with a Spade (SPD) card play symbol in a ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $40.00 (FORTY) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

 (m) Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' play symbol is greater than the ''DEALER'S CARD'' play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' and a prize symbol of $20.00 (TWENTY) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (n) Holders of tickets with a Spade (SPD) card play symbol in a ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $20.00 (TWENTY) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (o) Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' play symbol is greater than the ''DEALER'S CARD'' play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (p) Holders of tickets with a Spade (SPD) card play symbol in a ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (q) Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' play symbol is greater than the ''DEALER'S CARD'' play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 (r) Holders of tickets with a Spade (SPD) card play symbol in a ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 (s) Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' play symbol is greater than the ''DEALER'S CARD'' play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' and a prize symbol of $4.00 (FOR DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $4.

 (t) Holders of tickets with a Spade (SPD) card play symbol in a ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $4.00 (FOR DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $4.

 (u) Holders of tickets where the ''YOUR CARD'' play symbol is greater than the ''DEALER'S CARD'' play symbol in the same ''GAME,'' and a prize symbol of $2.00 (TWO DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $2.

 (v) Holders of tickets with a Spade (SPD) card play symbol in a ''GAME'' and a prize symbol of $2.00 (TWO DOL) appears in the ''PRIZE'' area for that ''GAME,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $2.

 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:


When Your Card Beats The Dealer's
Card In The Same Game, Win Prize
Shown For That Game. Win With:
Win: Approximate Odds Are 1 In: Approximate No.
Of Winners Per
11,400,000 Tickets:
$2 w/SPADE $2 15 760,000
$2 $2 25 456,000
$2 × 2 $4 150 76,000
$4 w/SPADE $4 37.5 304,000
$4 $4 150 76,000
$5 w/SPADE $5 37.5 304,000
$5 $5 150 76,000
$5 × 2 $10 500 22,800
($2 w/SPADE) × 5 $10 125 91,200
$10 w/SPADE $10 125 91,200
$10 $10 500 22,800
$5 × 4 $20 1,500 7,600
($10 w/SPADE) × 2 $20 375 30,400
$20 w/SPADE $20 375 30,400
$20 $20 1,500 7,600
$10 × 4 $40 2,000 5,700
$20 × 2 $40 2,000 5,700
($5 w/SPADE) × 8 $40 857.14 13,300
$40 w/SPADE $40 857.14 13,300
$40 $40 1,500 7,600
($10 × 2) + ($5 × 6) $50 4,000 2,850
($10 w/SPADE) × 5 $50 1,714 6,650
$50 w/SPADE $50 1,714 6,650
$50 $50 4,000 2,850
($20 × 2) + ($10 × 6) $100 15,000 760
$50 × 2 $100 15,000 760
($20 w/SPADE) × 5 $100 4,286 2,660
$100 w/SPADE $100 4,286 2,660
$100 $100 15,000 760
($40 × 5) + ($20 × 2) + $10 $250 60,000 190
($100 × 2) + $50 $250 60,000 190
($50 w/SPADE) × 5 $250 24,000 475
$250 w/SPADE $250 24,000 475
$250 $250 60,000 190
($100 × 2) + ($50 × 6) $500 120,000 95
($100 w/SPADE) × 5 $500 60,000 190
$500 w/SPADE $500 60,000 190
$500 $500 120,000 95
$1,000 $1,000 60,000 190
$21,000 $21,000 760,000 15
Reveal a ''SPADE'' (SPD) symbol in any game, win prize shown for that game automatically.
Ace is high.

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 Spades 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 Spades, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Spades 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 Spades 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. Such announcement will be disseminated through media used to advertise or promote Pennsylvania Spades or through normal communications methods.

DANIEL MEUSER, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-686. Filed for public inspection April 13, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]



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