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Pennsylvania Bingo Star Instant Lottery Game

[43 Pa.B. 4666]
[Saturday, August 10, 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 Bingo Star.

 2. Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Bingo Star instant lottery game ticket is $5.

 3. Play Symbols:

 (a) Each Pennsylvania Bingo Star instant lottery game ticket will contain eight play areas designated as ''CARD 1,'' ''CARD 2,'' ''CARD 3,'' ''CARD 4,'' ''CARD 5,'' ''CARD 6,'' ''CARD 7'' and ''CARD 8.'' A player may win more than one time on a ticket; however a player may only win one prize on each ''CARD.'' Each ''CARD'' will consist of 25 spaces on a 5 by 5 grid. The 77 play symbols located in the eight play areas are: The numbers 1 through 75, ''FREE'' symbol and a Star symbol. The ''FREE'' symbol is a free space. The Star symbol is a free space and when it appears in a winning pattern, the prize quintuples.

 (b) Each ticket will also contain a ''CALLER'S CARD'' area. The ''CALLER'S CARD'' area will consist of 30 spaces on a 10 by 3 grid. The play symbols that may be located in each space on the grid are: The letter B with a number 1 through 15; the letter I with a number 16 through 30; the letter N with a number 31 through 45; the letter G with a number 46 through 60; the letter O with a number 61 through 75; and a Cash (CASH) symbol.

 4. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in this game are: $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, $10,000 and $100,000. The player can win up to five times on each ticket.

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

 6. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a ''Diamond'' pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''Card 8,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $100,000.

 (b) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 8,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $10,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a ''Diamond'' pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''Card 7,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $10,000.

 (d) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 7,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

 (e) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a ''Diamond'' pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''Card 6,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

 (f) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, with a Star symbol appearing in that same horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, on ''CARD 8,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $2,500.

 (g) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 8,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

 (h) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 6,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (i) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a ''Diamond'' pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''Card 5,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (j) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 7,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (k) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on ''CARD 8,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (l) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 5,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $250.

 (m) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a ''Diamond'' pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''Card 4,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $250.

 (n) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 6,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $250.

 (o) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, with a Star symbol appearing in that same horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, on ''CARD 7,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $250.

 (p) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 4,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (q) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a ''Diamond'' pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''Card 3,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (r) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 5,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (s) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 3,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (t) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a ''Diamond'' pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''Card 2,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (u) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 4,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (v) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on ''CARD 7,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (w) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, with a Star symbol appearing in that same horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, on ''CARD 5'' or ''CARD 6,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (x) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 2,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

 (y) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a ''Diamond'' pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''Card 1,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

 (z) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 3,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

 (aa) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, with a Star symbol appearing in that same horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, on ''CARD 1,'' ''CARD 2,'' ''CARD 3'' or ''CARD 4,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

 (bb) Holders of tickets with a Cash (CASH) symbol in the ''CALLER'S CARD'' area shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (cc) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 1,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $15.

 (dd) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 2,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $15.

 (ee) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 1,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (ff) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on ''CARD 5'' or ''CARD 6,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (gg) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on ''CARD 1,'' ''CARD 2,'' ''CARD 3'' or ''CARD 4,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 7. 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
12,000,000 Tickets
LINE CARD 1 $5 30 400,000
LINE CARD 2 $5 30 400,000
LINE CARD 3 $5 30 400,000
LINE CARD 4 $5 60 200,000
LINE CARD 5 $10 75 160,000
LINE CARD 6 $10 75 160,000
(LINE CARD 2) + (LINE CARD 1) $10 75 160,000
(LINE CARD 4) + (LINE CARD 3) $10 75 160,000
4 CORNERS CARD 1 $10 75 160,000
(LINE CARD 3) + (LINE CARD 2) + (LINE CARD 1) $15 300 40,000
(LINE CARD 5) + (LINE CARD 3) $15 300 40,000
(4 CORNERS CARD 1 ) + (LINE CARD 4) $15 300 40,000
4 CORNERS CARD 2 $15 300 40,000
''X'' CARD 1 $15 300 40,000
(LINE CARD 1) + ($20 w/ CASH) $25 200 60,000
LINE CARD 2 w/ STAR $25 600 20,000
LINE CARD 4 w/ STAR $25 600 20,000
4 CORNERS CARD 3 $25 600 20,000
DIAMOND CARD 1 $25 600 20,000
''X'' CARD 2 $25 600 20,000
LINE CARD 5 w/ STAR $50 600 20,000
(DIAMOND CARD 1) + (LINE CARD 3) +
 ($20 w/ CASH)
$50 600 20,000
LINE CARD 7 $50 600 20,000
4 CORNERS CARD 4 $50 600 20,000
DIAMOND CARD 2 $50 600 20,000
''X'' CARD 3 $50 600 20,000
(LINE CARD 4 w/ STAR) + (LINE CARD 3 w/ STAR) +
 (LINE CARD 2 w/ STAR) + (LINE CARD 1 w/ STAR)
$100 1,600 7,500
(4 CORNERS CARD 4) + (4 CORNERS CARD 3) +
 (4 CORNERS CARD 2) + (4 CORNERS CARD 1)
$100 2,400 5,000
(DIAMOND CARD 2) + (''X'' CARD 3) $100 2,400 5,000
(LINE CARD 6 w/ STAR) + (DIAMOND CARD 1) +
 (LINE CARD 3) + ($20 w/ CASH)
$100 1,600 7,500
4 CORNERS CARD 5 $100 2,400 5,000
DIAMOND CARD 3 $100 2,400 5,000
''X'' CARD 4 $100 2,400 5,000
(''X'' CARD 4) + (''X'' CARD 3) + (4 CORNERS CARD 5) $250 8,000 1,500
(DIAMOND CARD 3) + (DIAMOND CARD 2) +
 (''X'' CARD 4)
$250 4,800 2,500
(''X'' CARD 4) + (DIAMOND CARD 3) + (DIAMOND
 CARD 1) + (LINE CARD 2) + ($20 w/ CASH)
$250 2,400 5,000
LINE CARD 7 w/ STAR $250 2,400 5,000
4 CORNERS CARD 6 $250 6,000 2,000
DIAMOND CARD 4 $250 6,000 2,000
''X'' CARD 5 $250 6,000 2,000
(''X'' CARD 5) + (4 CORNERS CARD 6 ) $500 12,000 1,000
(4 CORNERS CARD 6) + (LINE CARD 7 w/ STAR) $500 12,000 1,000
(''X'' CARD 5) + (LINE CARD 7 w/ STAR) $500 12,000 1,000
(DIAMOND CARD 4) + (''X'' CARD 5) $500 24,000 500
LINE CARD 8 $500 12,000 1,000
4 CORNERS CARD 7 $500 12,000 1,000
DIAMOND CARD 5 $500 12,000 1,000
''X'' CARD 6 $500 12,000 1,000
(''X'' CARD 6) + (4 CORNERS CARD 7) $1,000 120,000 100
4 CORNERS CARD 8 $1,000 120,000 100
LINE CARD 8 w/ STAR $2,500 300,000 40
(4 CORNERS CARD 8) + (4 CORNERS CARD 7) +
 (''X'' CARD 6) + (DIAMOND CARD 5)
$2,500 300,000 40
DIAMOND CARD 6 $5,000 600,000 20
''X'' CARD 7 $5,000 600,000 20
DIAMOND CARD 7 $10,000 1,200,000 10
''X'' CARD 8 $10,000 1,200,000 10
DIAMOND CARD 8 $100,000 1,200,000 10
STAR symbol: The ''STAR'' symbol found on each card is also a ''FREE'' space. When it appears in any winning pattern, win five times the prize shown for that win.
Reveal a ''CASH'' (CASH) symbol in the CALLER'S CARD, win $20 instantly!

 Prizes, including top prizes, are subject to availability at the time of purchase.

 8. Retailer Incentive Awards: The Lottery may conduct a separate Retailer Incentive Game for retailers who sell Pennsylvania Bingo Star instant lottery game tickets. The conduct of the game will be governed by 61 Pa. Code § 819.222 (relating to retailer bonuses and incentive).

 9. Unclaimed Prize Money: For a period of 1 year from the announced close of Pennsylvania Bingo Star, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Bingo Star 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 Bingo Star 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.

 10. 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.

 11. 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 Bingo Star or through normal communications methods.

DANIEL MEUSER, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-1494. Filed for public inspection August 9, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]



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