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DEPARTMENT
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Pennsylvania Cro$$word '12 Instant Lottery Game

[42 Pa.B. 4986]
[Saturday, August 4, 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 Cro$$word '12.

 2. Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Cro$$word '12 instant lottery game ticket is $5.

 3. Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania Cro$$word '12 instant lottery game ticket will feature a ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, two crossword puzzle play grids, known as ''GRID 1'' and ''GRID 2,'' and a ''BONUS WORDS'' play area. ''GRID 1,'' ''GRID 2'' and the ''BONUS WORDS'' play area are played separately. The play symbols located in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area are: the letters A through and including Z. The play symbols located in ''GRID 1,'' ''GRID 2'' and the ''BONUS WORDS'' play areas are: the letters A through and including Z.

 4. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in ''GRID 1'' of the game are: $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 and $100,000. The prizes that can be won in ''GRID 2'' of the game are: $10, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 and $10,000. The prize that can be won in the ''BONUS WORDS'' area is: $25. A player can win up to 6 times on a ticket.

 5. Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 12,000,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Cro$$word '12 instant lottery game.

 6. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches ten words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100,000.

 (b) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches seven words in ''GRID 2,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches six words in ''GRID 2,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

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

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

 (f) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches eight words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (g) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches seven words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $250.

 (h) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches four words in ''GRID 2,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (i) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches six words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (j) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches three words in ''GRID 2,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (k) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches five words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (l) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches one word in the ''BONUS WORDS'' play area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

 (m) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches four words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

 (n) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches two words in ''GRID 2,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (o) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches three words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (p) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches two words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 7. Game Play Instructions for the Pennsylvania Cro$$word '12 game 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 ''GRID 1,'' ''GRID 2'' or the ''BONUS WORDS'' play areas.

 (b) When a player reveals two or more entire words in the same ''GRID'' play area, the player is entitled to win a prize as described in Section 6. When a player reveals one or more entire words in the ''BONUS WORDS'' play area, the player is entitled to win a prize as described in Section 6.

 (c) Only the highest prize won in each ''GRID'' play area and the highest prize won in the ''BONUS WORDS'' area will be paid if the ticket meets the criteria established in 61 Pa. Code § 819.213 (relating to ticket validation and requirements).

 (d) 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.

 (e) Every single letter square of a word must be matched and the letters combined to form a word and must appear in an unbroken horizontal or vertical string of letters in ''GRID 1,'' ''GRID 2'' or the ''BONUS WORDS'' play areas. 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.

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

 (g) The possible complete words for each ticket in the game are shown on ''GRID 1,'' ''GRID 2'' and the ''BONUS WORDS'' play areas 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 ''GRID 1'' or ''GRID 2,'' You Win The Corresponding Prize Shown In The Prize Legend. Win: Approximate
Odds Are
1 In:
Approximate No.
Of Winners Per
12,000,000
Tickets:
2 WORDS GRID 1 $5 8.57 1,400,000
3 WORDS GRID 1 $10 30 400,000
2 WORDS GRID 2 $10 30 400,000
4 WORDS GRID 1 $25 120 100,000
BONUS WORD $25 120 100,000
5 WORDS GRID 1 $50 300 40,000
3 WORDS GRID 2 $50 200 60,000
BONUS WORD × 2 $50 120 100,000
6 WORDS GRID 1 $100 1,714 7,000
4 WORDS GRID 2 $100 1,714 7,000
(5 WORDS GRID 1) + (BONUS WORD × 2) $100 1,412 8,500
(3 WORDS GRID 2) + (BONUS WORD × 2) $100 1,412 8,500
BONUS WORD × 4 $100 1,333 9,000
7 WORDS GRID 1 $250 2,400 5,000
(5 WORDS GRID 1) + (4 WORDS GRID 2) +  (BONUS WORD × 4) $250 1,600 7,500
(6 WORDS GRID 1) + (3 WORDS GRID 2) +  (BONUS WORD × 4) $250 1,600 7,500
8 WORDS GRID 1 $500 12,000 1,000
5 WORDS GRID 2 $500 12,000 1,000
9 WORDS GRID 1 $1,000 120,000 100
6 WORDS GRID 2 $1,000 120,000 100
7 WORDS GRID 2 $10,000 300,000 40
a10 WORDS GRID 1 $100,000 800,000 15
BONUS WORDS: Win $25 each time you match one (1) entire bonus word.

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 Cro$$word '12 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 Cro$$word '12, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Cro$$word '12 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 Cro$$word '12 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. The announcement will be disseminated through media used to advertise or promote Pennsylvania Cro$$word '12 or through normal communications methods.

DANIEL MEUSER, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1464. Filed for public inspection August 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]



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