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Pennsylvania YAHTZEETM Instant Lottery Game

[45 Pa.B. 7252]
[Saturday, December 19, 2015]

 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 YAHTZEETM.

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

 3. Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania YAHTZEETM instant lottery game ticket will contain one play area consisting of ''ROLL 1,'' ''ROLL 2,'' ''ROLL 3,'' ''ROLL 4,'' ''ROLL 5'' and ''ROLL 6.'' Each ''ROLL'' area consists of five dice. Each ''ROLL'' is played separately. The dice play symbols and their captions, located in each of the ''ROLL'' areas are: 1 (ONE), 2 (TWO), 3 (THREE), 4 (FOUR), 5 (FIVE) and 6 (SIX).

 4. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in this game are: $3, $5, $10, $20, $30, $50, $100, $300, $1,000, $5,000, and $50,000. The player can win up to 6 times on the ticket.

 5. Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 9,600,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania YAHTZEETM instant lottery game.

 6. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets upon which a YAHTZEETM combination, comprised of five of the same dice play symbols, appears in the same ''ROLL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50,000.

 (b) Holders of tickets upon which a Large Straight combination, comprised of five dice play symbols in sequential order, appears in the same ''ROLL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets upon which a Small Straight combination, comprised of four dice play symbols in sequential order, appears in the same ''ROLL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

 (d) Holders of tickets upon which a Full House combination, comprised of three matching dice play symbols and two matching dice play symbols that are different from the other three, appears in the same ''ROLL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $300.

 (e) Holders of tickets upon which a 4 of a kind combination, comprised of four of the same dice play symbols, appears in the same ''ROLL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (f) Holders of tickets upon which a 3 Sixes combination, comprised of three 6 (SIX) dice play symbols, appears in the same ''ROLL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (g) Holders of tickets upon which a 3 Fives combination, comprised of three 5 (FIVE) dice play symbols, appear in the same ''ROLL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

 (h) Holders of tickets upon which a 3 Fours combination, comprised of three 4 (FOUR) dice play symbols, appear in the same ''ROLL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (i) Holders of tickets upon which a 3 Threes combination, comprised of three 3 (THREE) dice play symbols, appears in the same ''ROLL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (j) Holders of tickets upon which a 3 Twos combination, comprised of three 2 (TWO) dice play symbols, appears in the same ''ROLL,'' on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 (k) Holders of tickets upon which a 3 Ones combination, comprised of three 1 (ONE) dice play symbols, appears in the same ''ROLL,'' on a single ticket, 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:

Scratch the Five Dice Across Each Roll. When You Reveal a Winning Combination Within Any Roll, Win Prize Shown For That Combination in the Legend. Each Roll is Played Separately. Win With: Win: Approximate
Odds Are 1 In:
Approximate No.
Of Winners Per
9,600,000 Tickets
3 ONES $3 9.09 1,056,000
3 TWOS $5 15.63 614,400
3 TWOS × 2 $10 50 192,000
3 THREES $10 66.67 144,000
3 TWOS × 4 $20 333.33 28,800
3 THREES × 2 $20 333.33 28,800
3 FOURS $20 250 38,400
3 TWOS × 6 $30 500 19,200
3 THREES × 3 $30 333.33 28,800
3 FIVES $30 333.33 28,800
3 THREES × 5 $50 1,500 6,400
((3 TWOS) × 4) + 3 FIVES $50 1,500 6,400
((3 THREES) × 3) + 3 FOURS $50 1,500 6,400
3 FIVES + 3 FOURS $50 1,500 6,400
3 SIXES $50 1,500 6,400
3 FOURS × 5 $100 3,000 3,200
3 SIXES × 2 $100 3,000 3,200
((3 FIVES) × 3) + 3 THREES $100 3,000 3,200
((3 FOURS) × 4) + ((3 THREES) × 2) $100 3,000 3,200
4 OF A KIND $100 3,000 3,200
3 SIXES × 6 $300 24,000 400
4 OF A KIND × 3 $300 24,000 400
FULL HOUSE $300 24,000 400
((FULL HOUSE) × 3) + 4 OF A KIND $1,000 40,000 240
SMALL STRAIGHT $1,000 40,000 240
LARGE STRAIGHT $5,000 640,000 15
YAHTZEETM $50,000 960,000 10

 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 Program for retailers who sell Pennsylvania YAHTZEETM instant lottery game tickets.

 9. Retailer Bonus: The Lottery may offer a retailer bonus in connection with the sale of Pennsylvania instant lottery game tickets. If a retailer bonus is offered, a Lottery retailer shall be eligible for a bonus as described in this section. Lottery retailers who sell a winning ticket that entitles the ticket holder to a prize, either payable in a single installment or having a guaranteed minimum payout, of at least $100,000 and not exceeding $500,000 shall be paid a bonus of $500. Lottery retailers who sell a winning ticket that entitles the ticket holder to a prize, either payable in a single installment or having a guaranteed minimum payout, of at least $500,001 and not exceeding $1,000,000 shall be paid a bonus of $5,000. Lottery retailers who sell a winning ticket that entitles the ticket holder to a prize, either payable in a single installment or having a guaranteed minimum payout, of at least $1,000,001 and not exceeding $10,000,000 shall be paid a bonus of $10,000. A Lottery retailer is entitled only to the largest bonus for which he qualifies on a winning ticket. A bonus will be initiated for payment after the instant ticket is claimed and validated. A bonus will not be awarded to a Lottery retailer that sells a non-winning Pennsylvania Lottery instant ticket used to enter a Pennsylvania Lottery second-chance drawing or promotion that is subsequently selected to win a prize.

 10. Unclaimed Prize Money: For a period of 1 year from the announced close of Pennsylvania YAHTZEETM, prize money from winning Pennsylvania YAHTZEETM 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 YAHTZEETM 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 YAHTZEETM or through normal communications methods.

EILEEN H. McNULTY, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-2244. Filed for public inspection December 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]



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