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Pennsylvania Alpha Instant Lottery Game

[42 Pa.B. 7351]
[Saturday, December 1, 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 Alpha.

 2. Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Alpha instant lottery game ticket is $3.

 3. Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania Alpha instant lottery game ticket will feature a ''YOUR LETTERS'' area and a ''YOUR WORDS'' area. The ''YOUR WORDS'' area contains five ''3 letter word'' areas, four ''4 letter word'' areas, three ''5 letter word'' areas and one ''6 letter word'' area. Each ''word'' is 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 ''YOUR WORDS'' area are: the letters A through and including Z.

 4. Prize Symbols: The prize symbols and their captions, located in the ''Prize'' area for the ''3 letter word'' areas are: $3.00 (THR DOL), $5.00 (FIV DOL), $6.00 (SIX DOL), $9.00 (NIN DOL), $10.00 (TEN DOL), $20.00 (TWENTY), $30.00 (THIRTY), $50.00 (FIFTY), $75.00 (SVY FIV), $150 (ONEHUNFTY), $300 (THR HUN), $1,000 (ONE THO), $10,000 (TEN THO), $20,000 (TWY THO) and $30,000 (TRY THO). The prize symbols and their captions, located in the ''Prize'' area for the ''4 letter word'' areas are: $3.00 (THR DOL), $5.00 (FIV DOL), $6.00 (SIX DOL), $10.00 (TEN DOL), $20.00 (TWENTY), $30.00 (THIRTY) and $50.00 (FIFTY). The prize symbols and their captions, located in the ''Prize'' area for the ''5 letter word'' areas are: $3.00 (THR DOL), $5.00 (FIV DOL), $6.00 (SIX DOL), $10.00 (TEN DOL), $20.00 (TWENTY), $30.00 (THIRTY), $50.00 (FIFTY) and $75.00 (SVY FIV). The prize symbols and their captions, located in the ''Prize'' area for the ''6 letter word'' area is: $3.00 (THR DOL), $5.00 (FIV DOL), $6.00 (SIX DOL), $10.00 (TEN DOL), $20.00 (TWENTY), $30.00 (THIRTY), $75.00 (SVY FIV) and $150 (ONEHUNFTY).

 5. Prizes: Prizes shown in the ''Prize'' area for the ''3 letter word'' areas are not multiplied, prizes shown in the ''Prize'' area for the ''4 letter word'' areas are doubled, prizes shown in the ''Prize'' area for the ''5 letter word'' areas are tripled and prizes shown in the ''Prize'' area for the ''6 letter word'' area are quadrupled. The prizes that can appear in the ''Prize'' area for the ''3 letter word'' areas are: $3, $5, $6, $9, $10, $20, $30, $50, $75, $150, $300, $1,000, $10,000, $20,000 and $30,000. The prizes that can appear in the ''Prize'' area for the ''4 letter word'' areas are: $3, $5, $6, $10, $20, $30 and $50. The prizes that can appear in the ''Prize'' area for the ''5 letter word'' areas are: $3, $5, $6, $10, $20, $30, $50 and $75. The prizes that can appear in the ''Prize'' area for the ''6 letter word'' area are: $3, $5, $6, $10, $20, $30, $75 and $150. A player can win up to 13 times on a ticket.

 6. Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 9,000,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Alpha instant lottery game.

 7. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $30,000 (TRY THO) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30,000.

 (b) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $20,000 (TWY THO) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $10,000 (TEN THO) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10,000.

 (d) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $1,000 (ONE THO) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

 (e) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''6 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $150 (ONEHUNFTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''6 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $600.

 (f) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $300 (THR HUN) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $300.

 (g) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''6 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $75.00 (SVY FIV) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''6 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $300.

 (h) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''5 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $75.00 (SVY FIV) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''5 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $225.

 (i) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $150 (ONEHUNFTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $150.

 (j) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''5 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $50.00 (FIFTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''5 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $150.

 (k) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''6 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $30.00 (THIRTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''6 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $120.

 (l) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''4 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $50.00 (FIFTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''4 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (m) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''5 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $30.00 (THIRTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''5 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $90.

 (n) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''6 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $20.00 (TWENTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''6 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $80.

 (o) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $75.00 (SVY FIV) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $75.

 (p) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''4 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $30.00 (THIRTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''4 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $60.

 (q) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''5 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $20.00 (TWENTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''5 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $60.

 (r) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $50.00 (FIFTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (s) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''4 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $20.00 (TWENTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''4 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

 (t) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''6 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''6 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

 (u) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $30.00 (THIRTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

 (v) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''5 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''5 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

 (w) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''6 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $6.00 (SIX DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''6 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $24.

 (x) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $20.00 (TWENTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (y) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''4 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''4 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (z) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''6 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''6 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (aa) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''5 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $6.00 (SIX DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''5 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $18.

 (bb) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''5 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''5 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $15.

 (cc) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''4 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $6.00 (SIX DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''4 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $12.

 (dd) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''6 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $3.00 (THR DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''6 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $12.

 (ee) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (ff) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''4 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''4 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (gg) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $9.00 (NIN DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $9.

 (hh) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''5 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $3.00 (THR DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''5 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $9.

 (ii) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $6.00 (SIX DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $6.

 (jj) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''4 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $3.00 (THR DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''4 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $6.

 (kk) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 (ll) Holders of tickets upon which the player completely matches all the letters in a ''3 letter word'' in the ''YOUR WORDS'' area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $3.00 (THR DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area under the matched ''3 letter word,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3.

 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:


Scratch Your Letters. Then Scratch the Corresponding Letters
When They Appear In Any Of Your Words. When You Completely Match
All The Letters In Any Word, Apply That Word's Multiplier To The Prize Shown For That Word And Win That Amount. Three Letter Words Are
Not Multiplied. Each Word Played Separately.
3      
LETTER     
WORD      

4
LETTER WORD (X2)
5
LETTER WORD (X3)
6
LETTER WORD (X4)
Win: Approximate
Odds Are
1 In:

Approximate No.
Of Winners Per
9,000,000
Tickets:

$3 $3 9.09 990,000
$5 $5 22.73 396,000
$3 × 2 $6 100 90,000
$3 $6 100 90,000
$6 $6 100 90,000
$6 + $3 $9 200 45,000
$3 $3 $9 200 45,000
$3 $9 200 45,000
$9 $9 200 45,000
$5 × 2 $10 250 36,000
$5 $10 166.67 54,000
$10 $10 250 36,000
($5 × 2) + $10 $20 500 18,000
$5 $5 $20 500 18,000
$5 $20 333.33 27,000
$10 $20 500 18,000
$20 $20 1,000 9,000
$5 $5 $5 $30 1,000 9,000
$10 $10 $30 1,000 9,000
$5 × 2 $30 1,000 9,000
$10 $30 1,000 9,000
$30 $30 1,000 9,000
$5 × 5 $5 $5 $50 2,000 4,500
$10 × 5 $50 1,714 5,250
$5 $5 $5 $5 $50 1,714 5,250
$10 $20 $50 2,000 4,500
$50 $50 2,000 4,500
$3 × 4 $3 × 4 $3 × 3 $3 $75 2,400 3,750
$5 × 4 $5 $10 $75 4,000 2,250
($20 × 3) + $10 + $5 $75 6,000 1,500
$10 + $5 $10 × 3 $75 6,000 1,500
$20 $5 $5 $75 4,000 2,250
$20 + $5 $75 4,000 2,250
$75 $75 4,000 2,250
($6 × 3) + ($3 × 2) $6 × 4 $6 × 3 $6 $150 12,000 750
$10 × 4 $10 $20 $150 8,000 1,125
$30 × 5 $150 12,000 750
$20 + $10 $20 × 3 $150 24,000 375
$20 $30 $10 $10 $150 8,000 1,125
$30 + $20 $150 12,000 750
$150 $150 24,000 375
($10 × 4) + $50 $10 × 4 $10 × 3 $10 $300 24,000 375
$20 × 4 $20 $20 $30 $300 24,000 375
$30 × 3 $30 × 3 $10 $300 30,000 300
$50 × 2 $30 $20 $20 $300 40,000 225
$50 × 2 $300 24,000 375
$75 $300 24,000 375
$300 $300 24,000 375
($300 × 3) + ($50 × 2) $1,000 30,000 300
$75 $50 $75 $150 $1,000 30,000 300
$1,000 $1,000 30,000 300
$10,000 $10,000 1,800,000 5
$20,000 $20,000 1,800,000 5
$30,000 $30,000 900,000 10
3 Letter Word: Win prize shown.
4 Letter Word: (X2) = Win double the prize shown.
5 Letter Word: (X3) = Win triple the prize shown.
6 Letter Word: (X4) = Win four times the prize shown.

 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 Alpha 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 Alpha, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Alpha 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 Alpha 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 Alpha or through normal communications methods.

DANIEL MEUSER, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-2333. Filed for public inspection November 30, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]



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