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Pennsylvania Crossword Time Instant Lottery Game

[43 Pa.B. 2117]
[Saturday, April 13, 2013]

 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 Crossword Time.

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

 3. Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania Crossword Time instant lottery game ticket will feature a ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, one crossword puzzle play grid and a ''BONUS TIME'' play area. The ''BONUS TIME'' play area is played separately. The play symbols located in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area are: the letters A through and including Z. The play symbols located in crossword puzzle play grid are: the letters A through and including Z and a Clock symbol. The Clock symbol is a free spot. The play symbols and their captions located in the ''BONUS TIME'' play area are: Book (BOOK) symbol, Magnifying Glass (MAGNIFY) symbol, Television (TV) symbol, Eyeglasses (GLSES) symbol, Newspaper (NEWS) symbol, Cup (CUP) symbol, Thimble (THIMBLE) symbol, Safety Pin (PIN) symbol, Trophy (TROPHY) symbol and a Pencil (WIN20) symbol.

 4. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in the crossword grid play area of the game are: $3, $5, $10, $20, $30, $50, $100, $1,000 and $50,000. The prize that can be won in the ''BONUS TIME'' area is: $20. A player can win up to 5 times on a ticket.

 5. Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 10,200,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Crossword Time instant lottery game.

 6. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches ten words in the crossword puzzle play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50,000.

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

 (c) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches seven words in the crossword puzzle play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, with a Clock symbol appearing in one of the matching words, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

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

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

 (f) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches six words in the crossword 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.

 (g) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches four words in the crossword puzzle play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, with a Clock symbol appearing in one of the matching words, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (h) Holders of tickets with a Pencil (WIN20) symbol in the ''BONUS TIME'' play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

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

 (j) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches three words in the crossword puzzle play grid, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, with a Clock symbol appearing in one of the matching words, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (k) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches four words in the crossword 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.

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

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

 7. Game Play Instructions for the Pennsylvania Crossword Time 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 the crossword puzzle play grid. In addition, each Clock symbol found in the crossword puzzle play grid functions as a free spot.

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

 (c) Only the highest prize won in the crossword puzzle play grid and the highest prize won in the ''BONUS TIME'' play 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 letters combined to form a word must appear in an unbroken horizontal or vertical string of letters in the crossword puzzle play grid. An unbroken string of letters may include a Clock symbol, but 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 the crossword puzzle play grid. 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:


Win With: Win: Approximate
Odds Are 1 In:
Approximate No.
Of Winners Per
10,200,000 Tickets:
2 WORDS $3 7.69 1,326,000
3 WORDS $5 14.29 714,000
4 WORDS $10 125 81,600
CLOCK w/ 3 WORDS $10 55.56 183,600
5 WORDS $20 200 51,000
$20 w/ PENCIL $20 200 51,000
CLOCK w/ 4 WORDS $20 200 51,000
6 WORDS $30 300 34,000
4 WORDS + ($20 w/ PENCIL) $30 300 34,000
(CLOCK w/ 3 WORDS) + ($20 w/ PENCIL) $30 300 34,000
7 WORDS $50 800 12,750
6 WORDS + ($20 w/ PENCIL) $50 800 12,750
4 WORDS + (($20 w/ PENCIL) × 2) $50 1,200 8,500
8 WORDS $100 4,000 2,550
CLOCK w/ 7 WORDS $100 4,000 2,550
($20 w/ PENCIL) × 5 $100 6,000 1,700
9 WORDS $1,000 12,000 850
10 WORDS $50,000 680,000 15
Double your prize when ''CLOCK'' appears in any winning word.
BONUS TIME: Win $20 for each ''PENCIL'' (WIN20) symbol revealed.

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

DANIEL MEUSER, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-677. Filed for public inspection April 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]



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