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Pennsylvania Bingo Plus Instant Lottery Game

[43 Pa.B. 7356]
[Saturday, December 14, 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 Plus.

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

 3. Play Symbols:

 (a) Each Pennsylvania Bingo Plus instant lottery game ticket will contain five play areas designated as ''CARD 1,'' ''CARD 2,'' ''CARD 3,'' ''CARD 4'' and ''CARD 5.'' Each ''CARD'' will consist of 25 spaces on a 5 by 5 grid. The 76 play symbols located in the five play areas are: The numbers 1 through 75, and a ''FREE'' symbol. The ''FREE'' symbol is a free space.

 (b) Each Pennsylvania Bingo Plus instant lottery game ticket will contain a ''CALLER'S CARD'' area. The ''CALLER'S CARD'' area will consist of 24 spaces on a 4 by 6 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; and the letter O with a number 61 through 75.

 (c) Each Pennsylvania Bingo Plus instant lottery game ticket will contain a separate ''BONUS'' area containing three play symbols. The play symbols and their captions located in the ''BONUS'' area are: Golden Nugget (GLDNGT) symbol, Bell (BELL) symbol, Stack of Coins (COINS) symbol, Diamond (DMND) symbol, Gold Bar (GLDBAR) symbol, Horseshoe (SHOE) symbol, Star (STAR) symbol, 7 (SVN) symbol and a Plus Sign (WIN20) symbol. The ''BONUS'' area is played separately.

 4. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in this game are: $3, $6, $10, $30, $60, $90, $150, $300, $1,000, $3,000 and $50,000. The prize that can be won in the ''BONUS'' area is $20. The player can win up to five times on each ticket.

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

 6. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols, or matching a combination of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols and using ''FREE'' spaces located in the ''B,'' ''I,'' ''G'' or ''O'' columns, in an ''X'' pattern extending through the center ''FREE'' space in the ''N'' column and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 5,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $50,000.

 (b) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols, or matching a combination of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols and using ''FREE'' spaces located in the ''B,'' ''I,'' ''G'' or ''O'' columns, in an ''X'' pattern extending through the center ''FREE'' space in the ''N'' column and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 4,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $3,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols, or matching a combination of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols and using ''FREE'' spaces located in the ''B,'' ''I,'' ''G'' or ''O'' columns, in an ''X'' pattern extending through the center ''FREE'' space in the ''N'' column and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 3,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

 (d) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols, or matching a combination of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols and using ''FREE'' spaces located in the ''B,'' ''I,'' ''G'' or ''O'' columns, in an ''X'' pattern extending through the center ''FREE'' space in the ''N'' column and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 2,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $300.

 (e) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols, or matching a combination of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols and using ''FREE'' spaces located in the ''B,'' ''I,'' ''G'' or ''O'' columns, in an ''X'' pattern extending through the center ''FREE'' space in the ''N'' column and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 1,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $150.

 (f) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols, or matching a combination of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols and using ''FREE'' spaces located in the ''B'' or ''O'' columns, in the four corners on ''CARD 5,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $150.

 (g) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols, or matching a combination of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols and using ''FREE'' spaces located in the ''B'' or ''O'' columns, in the four corners on ''CARD 4,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $90.

 (h) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols, or matching a combination of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols and using ''FREE'' spaces located in the ''B'' or ''O'' columns, in the four corners on ''CARD 3,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $60.

 (i) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols, or matching a combination of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols and using ''FREE'' spaces located in the ''B'' or ''O'' columns, in the four corners on ''CARD 2,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

 (j) Holders of tickets with a Plus Sign (WIN20) symbol, in the ''BONUS'' area, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (k) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols, or matching a combination of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols and using ''FREE'' spaces located in the ''B'' or ''O'' columns, in the four corners on ''CARD 1,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (l) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols, or matching a combination of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols and using ''FREE'' spaces located in the ''B,'' ''I,'' ''N,'' ''G'' or ''O'' columns, in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on ''CARD 5,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (m) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols, or matching a combination of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols and using ''FREE'' spaces located in the ''B,'' ''I,'' ''N,'' ''G'' or ''O'' columns, in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on ''CARD 3'' or ''CARD 4,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $6.

 (n) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols, or matching a combination of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols and using ''FREE'' spaces located in the ''B,'' ''I,'' ''N,'' ''G'' or ''O'' columns, in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on ''CARD 1'' or ''CARD 2,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $3.

 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
10,200,000
Tickets
LINE CARD 1 $3 14.29 714,000
LINE CARD 2 $3 16.67 612,000
LINE CARD 2 + LINE CARD 1 $6 33.33 306,000
LINE CARD 3 $6 50 204,000
LINE CARD 4 $6 50 204,000
LINE CARD 5 $10 50 204,000
4 CORNERS CARD 1 $10 100 102,000
LINE CARD 4 + LINE CARD 3 + LINE CARD 1 $15 200 51,000
LINE CARD 4 + LINE CARD 3 + LINE CARD 2 $15 200 51,000
$20 w/ PLUS SIGN $20 333.33 30,600
LINE CARD 5 + 4 CORNERS CARD 1 $20 500 20,400
($20 w/ PLUS SIGN) + LINE CARD 5 $30 400 25,500
4 CORNERS CARD 2 $30 1,200 8,500
($20 w/ PLUS SIGN) × 2 $40 800 12,750
4 CORNERS CARD 2 + 4 CORNERS CARD 1 $40 1,600 6,375
4 CORNERS CARD 2 + LINE CARD 5 $40 1,600 6,375
(($20 w/ PLUS SIGN) × 2) + LINE CARD 5 $50 1,200 8,500
4 CORNERS CARD 2 + 4 CORNERS CARD 1 +  LINE CARD 5 $50 1,200 8,500
($20 w/ PLUS SIGN) + LINE CARD 5 + 4  CORNERS CARD 2 $60 2,400 4,250
4 CORNERS CARD 3 $60 2,400 4,250
(($20 w/ PLUS SIGN) × 3) + 4 CORNERS CARD 2 $90 4,800 2,125
4 CORNERS CARD 3 + 4 CORNERS CARD 2 $90 9,231 1,105
($20 w/ PLUS SIGN) + 4 CORNERS CARD 3 +  LINE CARD 5 $90 9,231 1,105
4 CORNERS CARD 4 $90 9,231 1,105
(($20 w/ PLUS SIGN) × 3) + 4 CORNERS CARD 2 +  4 CORNERS CARD 1 $100 15,000 680
4 CORNERS CARD 3 + LINE CARD 5 + 4  CORNERS CARD 2 $100 20,000 510
4 CORNERS CARD 4 + 4 CORNERS CARD 1 $100 20,000 510
4 CORNERS CARD 3 + 4 CORNERS CARD 2 + 4  CORNERS CARD 1 $100 20,000 510
4 CORNERS CARD 4 + LINE CARD 5 $100 24,000 425
(($20 w/ PLUS SIGN) × 3) + 4 CORNERS CARD 4 $150 20,000 510
4 CORNERS CARD 5 $150 24,000 425
''X'' CARD 1 $150 24,000 425
4 CORNERS CARD 5 + 4 CORNERS CARD 4 + 4  CORNERS CARD 3 $300 20,000 510
''X'' CARD 2 $300 20,000 510
''X'' CARD 3 $1,000 30,000 340
''X'' CARD 4 $3,000 60,000 170
''X'' CARD 5 $50,000 510,000 20
Bonus: Win $20 for each ''PLUS SIGN'' (WIN20) symbol revealed.

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

DANIEL MEUSER, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-2334. Filed for public inspection December 13, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]



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