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Pennsylvania Word-o-Rama! Instant Lottery Game

[42 Pa.B. 2121]
[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 Word-o-Rama!.

 2. Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Word-o-Rama! instant lottery game ticket is $3.

 3. Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania Word-o-Rama! instant lottery game ticket will feature a ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, a ''CROSSWORD'' puzzle play grid and three ''CORNER PUZZLE'' play grids know as ''CORNER PUZZLE 1,'' ''CORNER PUZZLE 2'' and ''CORNER PUZZLE 3.'' The ''CROSSWORD'' puzzle play grid and each of the ''CORNER PUZZLE'' play grids are played separately. The play symbols and their captions located in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area are: the letters A through and including Z. The play symbols located in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid and ''CORNER PUZZLE'' play grids are: the letters A through and including Z.

 4. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in the ''CROSSWORD'' puzzle play grid area are: $3, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $750, $2,500 and $30,000. The prizes that can be won in the ''CORNER PUZZLE'' play grids are: $10 and $30. A player can win up to 4 times on a ticket.

 5. Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 10,200,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Word-o-Rama! instant lottery game.

 6. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) The determination of the prize winners for the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid are:

 (1) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches ten words in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30,000.

 (2) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches nine words in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $2,500.

 (3) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches eight words in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $750.

 (4) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches seven words in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (5) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches six words in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (6) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches five words in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (7) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches four words in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (8) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches three words in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (9) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches two words in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3.

 (b) The determination of the prize winners for the ''CORNER PUZZLE'' play grids are:

 (1) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches two words in the same ''CORNER PUZZLE'' play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

 (2) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches one word in a ''CORNER PUZZLE'' play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 7. Game Play Instructions for the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid and the ''CORNER PUZZLE'' play grids are:

 (a) The player shall scratch the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area to reveal 18 letters. For each of the 18 letters revealed in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, the player shall rub the same letter each time it is found in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid and the ''CORNER PUZZLE'' play grids.

 (b) When a player reveals two or more entire words in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid, the player is entitled to win a prize as described in Section 6(a).

 (c) When a player reveals one or two entire words in a ''CORNER PUZZLE'' play grid, the player is entitled to win a prize as described in Section 6(b).

 (d) Only the highest prize won in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid and the highest prize won in the ''CORNER PUZZLE'' play grids will be paid if the ticket meets the criteria established in 61 Pa. Code § 819.213 (relating to ticket validation and requirements).

 (e) For purposes of this game, a word must contain at least three letters and cannot be formed by linking letters diagonally or by reading the letters from the bottom to the top.

 (f) Every single letter square of a word must be matched and letters combined to form a word must appear in an unbroken horizontal or vertical string of letters in the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid or the ''CORNER PUZZLE'' play grids. An unbroken string of letters cannot be interrupted by a black space. There will only be one word in an unbroken horizontal or vertical string of letters.

 (g) Every single letter in the unbroken string must be revealed in ''YOUR LETTERS'' and must be included to form a word.

 (h) The possible complete words for each ticket in the game are shown on the ''CROSSWORD'' play grid or the ''CORNER PUZZLE'' play grids of the ticket. The player must match all of the letters in a possible complete word in order to complete the word.

 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 You Have Matched The Letters Of Two
(2) Or More Entire Words In The Crossword
Grid, You Win The Corresponding Prize
Shown In The Prize Legend.
Crossword Win
With:
Corner Puzzles Win With: Win:     Approximate
    Odds Are
    1 In:
Approximate No.
Of Winners Per 10,200,000
Tickets:
2 WORDS $3 6.25 1,632,000
1 WORD$10 33.33 306,000
3 WORDS $10 50   204,000
3 WORDS 1 WORD $20 250   40,800
(1 WORD) × 2 $20 250   40,800
4 WORDS $20 333.33   30,600
3 WORDS (1 WORD) × 2 $30 1,000   10,200
4 WORDS 1 WORD $30 1,000   10,200
(1 WORD) × 3 $30 500   20,400
2 WORDS $30 500   20,400
((1 WORD) × 2) + (2 WORDS) $50 1,200   8,500
3 WORDS 1 WORD + 2 WORDS $50 1,200   8,500
4 WORDS 2 WORDS $50 1,200   8,500
5 WORDS $50 1,200   8,500
(2 WORDS) × 2 $60 6,000   1,700
3 WORDS ((1 WORD) × 2) + (2 WORDS) $60 6,000   1,700
4 WORDS (1 WORD) + (2 WORDS) $60 6,000   1,700
5 WORDS 1 WORD $60 6,000   1,700
3 WORDS (2 WORDS) × 3 $100 2,400   4,250
5 WORDS ((1 WORD) × 2) + (2 WORDS) $100 2,400   4,250
6 WORDS $100 2,400   4,250
7 WORDS $500 4,000   2,550
8 WORDS $750 10,000   1,020
9 WORDS $2,500 60,000   170
10 WORDS $30,000 680,000   15
Corner Puzzles 1-3: When you have matched the letters of one (1) entire word in any Corner Puzzle, win $10.
When you have matched the letters of two (2) entire words in any Corner Puzzle, win $30.

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 Word-o-Rama! 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 Word-o-Rama!, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Word-o-Rama! 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 Word-o-Rama! 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 Word-o-Rama! or through normal communications methods.

DANIEL MEUSER, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-687. Filed for public inspection April 13, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]



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