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Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV Raffle Lottery Game

[46 Pa.B. 7048]
[Saturday, November 5, 2016]

 Under the State Lottery Law (72 P.S. §§ 3761-101—3761-314) and 61 Pa. Code § 874.4 (relating to notice of raffle lottery game rules), the Secretary of Revenue hereby provides public notice of the rules for the following raffle lottery game:

 1. Name: The name of the raffle game is Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV.

 2. Price: The price of one Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game ticket is $20.

 3. Ticket Sales and Drawing Date: Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game ticket sales will commence on or after November 8, 2016, and will continue until all 500,000 tickets have been sold, or 8:00 p.m. on January 7, 2017, whichever occurs earlier.

 4. Ticket Characteristics: Each Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game ticket will contain one unique computer-generated eight-digit number between 00000001 and 00500000, the drawing date, amount bet, and validation data.

 5. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in this game are $100, $1,000, $100,000 and $1,000,000.

 6. Maximum Number of Tickets Printed and Sold for the Game: There will be no more than 500,000 tickets printed and sold for the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game. The chances will be sequentially issued on a statewide basis from the range of individual unique numbers representing the chances available for the game.

 7. Early Bird Bonus Drawings:

 (a) Conduct of Early Bird Bonus Drawings. The Lottery will conduct six (6) Early Bird Bonus Drawings, each of which will award three (3) prizes of $50,000, for a total of 18 prizes.

 (1) Each ticket purchased during the entry period for each Early Bird Bonus Drawing will be automatically entered into that week's Early Bird Bonus Drawing, as described in section 7(b) (relating to Early Bird Bonus Drawing entry periods), as well as the Millionaire Raffle Drawing on January 7, 2017, as described in section 8 (relating to conduct of Millionaire Raffle Drawing).

 (2) A computer-generated randomizer will be used to conduct each Early Bird Bonus Drawing. Three (3) unique eight-digit numbers will be drawn from the range of numbers representing the chances sold during each Early Bird Bonus Drawing entry period. The first three unique eight-digit numbers drawn will be winning numbers.

 (3) The winning ticket numbers for each Early Bird Bonus Drawing will be posted to the Pennsylvania Lottery's publicly accessible website.

 (b) Early Bird Bonus Drawing Entry Periods:

 (1) All tickets sold between November 8, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. and November 14, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Early Bird Bonus Drawing 1, held between November 15, 2016 and November 17, 2016, with winners announced on November 17, 2016.

 (2) All tickets sold between November 15, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. and November 21, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Early Bird Bonus Drawing 2, held between November 22, 2016 and November 28, 2016, with winners announced on November 28, 2016.

 (3) All tickets sold between November 22, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. and November 28, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Early Bird Bonus Drawing 3, held between November 29, 2016 and December 1, 2016, with winners announced on December 1, 2016.

 (4) All tickets sold between November 29, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. and December 5, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Early Bird Bonus Drawing 4, held between December 6, 2016 and December 8, 2016, with winners announced on December 8, 2016.

 (5) All tickets sold between December 6, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. and December 12, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Early Bird Bonus Drawing 5, held between December 13, 2016 and December 15, 2016, with winners announced on December 15, 2016.

 (6) All tickets sold between December 13, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. and December 19, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Early Bird Bonus Drawing 6, held between December 20, 2016 and December 22, 2016, with winners announced on December 22, 2016.

 (7) All tickets sold after December 19, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. will only be eligible for the Millionaire Raffle drawing.

 (c) Determination of Early Bird Bonus Drawing Prize Winners.

 (1) The first through the third unique eight-digit number drawn from among the tickets automatically entered into each of the Early Bird Bonus Drawings will be winning numbers and the holders of the tickets that match those winning numbers shall each be entitled to a prize of $50,000.

 (2) The tickets bearing the winning numbers from each Early Bird Bonus Drawing shall be ineligible to win a prize in the same, or any subsequent, Early Bird Bonus Drawing, but shall be entered into the Millionaire Raffle Drawing, as described in section 8 (relating to conduct of Millionaire Raffle Drawing), and shall be eligible to win a prize described in section 9 (relating to determination of Millionaire Raffle Drawing winners).

 (d) If the Raffle sells out prior to all of the Early Bird Bonus Drawings being conducted, all non-winning tickets from the prior Early Bird Bonus Drawings will be eligible to be entered into the remaining Early Bird Bonus Drawings. A winning ticket selected in any Early Bird Bonus Drawing will be ineligible to win in any subsequent Early Bird Bonus Drawings conducted under this paragraph.

 (e) The odds of an entry being selected in each Early Bird Bonus Drawing depend upon the number of tickets sold during the entry period for each Early Bird Bonus Drawing.

 (f) The entry periods for the Early Bird Bonus Drawings will be posted to the Pennsylvania Lottery's publicly accessible website.

 8. Conduct of Millionaire Raffle Drawing: The results of the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game will be posted to the Lottery's publicly accessible website on January 7, 2017, after 10:00 p.m. A computer-generated randomizer will be used to conduct the drawing. Six-thousand (6,000) unique eight-digit numbers will be drawn from the range of numbers representing the chances sold. The first four unique eight-digit numbers drawn will be the first-prize-tier winning numbers. The fifth through eighth unique eight-digit numbers drawn will be the second-prize-tier winning numbers. The ninth through 108th unique eight-digit numbers drawn will be the third-prize-tier winning numbers. The 109th through 6,000th unique eight-digit numbers drawn will be the fourth-prize-tier winning numbers. A player may only win one time on each ticket or chance for the Millionaire Raffle Drawing.

 9. Determination of Millionaire Raffle Drawing Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets upon which the unique eight-digit number exactly matches one of the first-prize-tier numbers selected by the Lottery shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000,000.

 (b) Holders of tickets upon which the unique eight-digit number exactly matches one of the second-prize-tier numbers selected by the Lottery shall be entitled to a prize of $100,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets upon which the unique eight-digit number exactly matches one of the third-prize-tier numbers selected by the Lottery shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

 (d) Holders of tickets upon which the unique eight-digit number exactly matches one of the fourth-prize-tier numbers selected by the Lottery shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 10. Number and Description of Prizes and Approximate Odds: The Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game prizes and determination of winners are as follows:

Ticket Matching Exactly the Unique
Eight-digit Number Drawn:
Win Prize Of: Maximum Odds Of
Winning Are 1 In:
Number Of
Winners
First-Prize-Tier $1,000,000 125,000 4
Second-Prize-Tier $100,000 125,000 4
Third-Prize-Tier $1,000 5,000 100
Fourth-Prize-Tier $100 84.86 5,892

 The odds of winning are based on selling all 500,000 tickets. If all 500,000 tickets are not sold, the odds of winning will depend on the total number of tickets sold. All Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game prize payments, including first-prize-tier prizes, will be made as one-time, lump-sum cash payments. Federal income tax withholding will be automatically deducted from the lump-sum cash payment for all first-prize-tier and second-prize-tier prizes.

 11. Consumer Promotional Programs: The Lottery may conduct promotional activities to promote the sale of Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game tickets, including offering tickets at a discounted price. Details of any such offering will be disseminated through media used to advertise or promote the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game or through normal communications methods.

 12. Retailer Bonus: The Lottery in its sole discretion may offer a retailer bonus in connection with the sale of Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV 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. 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 winning ticket is claimed and validated or approximately 30 days after the date of the drawing in which the winning ticket was entered, provided that Lottery security can and has verified the sales transaction as valid. A bonus will not be awarded to a Lottery retailer that sells a Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle XXV ticket used to enter a Pennsylvania Lottery second-chance drawing or promotion that is subsequently selected to win a prize in that second-chance drawing or promotion.

 13. Promotional Drawings: The Pennsylvania Lottery may conduct promotional drawings associated with the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game. If the Lottery does conduct such a promotional drawing, Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game tickets will be imprinted with a unique code to be used by players to enter the promotional drawings. The promotional drawings may be held independently of or in conjunction with the regular Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV drawings. The Secretary will announce the existence of the promotional drawings. Winners of promotional drawings will be randomly selected from the group of qualified entries. A description of the available prize(s) and the specific rules and other information necessary for the conduct of the promotional drawings will be posted to the Lottery's publicly accessible website. A copy of the same will also be kept on file with the Lottery and will be available upon request.

 14. Retailer Incentive Awards: The Lottery may conduct a separate Retailer Incentive Program for retailers who sell Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game tickets. The conduct of the Program will be governed by 61 Pa. Code § 811.41 (relating to promotional prizes).

 15. Unclaimed Prize Money: Unclaimed prize money on winning Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game tickets will be retained by the Secretary for payment to the persons entitled thereto for 1 year from the announced close of the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game. If no claim is made within 1 year of the announced close of the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXV lottery game conducted by the State Lottery, the right of a ticket holder to claim the prize represented by that ticket, if any, expires and the prize money will be paid into the State Lottery Fund and used for purposes otherwise provided for by statute.

 16. 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.

EILEEN H. McNULTY, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-1915. Filed for public inspection November 4, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]



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