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Pennsylvania 5 Star Crossword Instant Lottery Game 1278

[47 Pa.B. 2259]
[Saturday, April 15, 2017]

 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 5 Star Crossword (hereinafter ''5 Star Crossword''). The game number is PA-1278.

 2. Price: The price of a 5 Star Crossword instant lottery game ticket is $3.

 3. Play Symbols: Each 5 Star Crossword instant lottery game ticket will feature a ''YOUR LETTERS'' area and two crossword puzzle play grids known as ''GRID 1'' and ''GRID 2'' respectively, and a ''BONUS'' area. ''GRID 1,'' ''GRID 2'' and the ''5X BONUS'' play area are played separately. The play symbols located in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area are: the letters A through and including Z. The play symbols located in ''GRID 1'' and ''GRID 2'' are: the letters A through and including Z. The play symbols and their captions located in the ''5X BONUS'' area are: Book (NO BONUS) symbol, Magnifying Glass (TRY AGAIN) symbol, Television (NO BONUS) symbol, Eyeglasses (TRY AGAIN) symbol, Pencil (NO BONUS) symbol, Trophy (TRY AGAIN) symbol, Thimble (NO BONUS) symbol, Safety Pin (TRY AGAIN) symbol, Newspaper (NO BONUS) symbol, and a Star (5TIMES) symbol.

 4. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in ''GRID 1'' are: $3, $10, $40, $50, $100, $300, $1,000, $3,000 and $75,000. The prizes that can be won in ''GRID 2'' are: $5, $10, $30 and $100. A player can win up to 2 times on a ticket.

 5. Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 13,200,000 tickets will be printed for the 5 Star Crossword instant lottery game.

 6. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches ten words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $75,000.

 (b) Holders of tickets on which a Star (5TIMES) symbol appears in the ''5X BONUS'' area, and on which the player completely matches eight words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches nine words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3,000.

 (d) Holders of tickets on which a Star (5TIMES) symbol appears in the ''5X BONUS'' area, and on which the player completely matches seven words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,500.

 (e) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches eight words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

 (f) Holders of tickets on which a Star (5TIMES) symbol appears in the ''5X BONUS'' area, and on which the player completely matches six words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (g) Holders of tickets on which a Star (5TIMES) symbol appears in the ''5X BONUS'' area, and on which the player completely matches five words in ''GRID 2,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (h) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches seven words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $300.

 (i) Holders of tickets on which a Star (5TIMES) symbol appears in the ''5X BONUS'' area, and on which the player completely matches five words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $250.

 (j) Holders of tickets on which a Star (5TIMES) symbol appears in the ''5X BONUS'' area, and on which the player completely matches four words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $200.

 (k) Holders of tickets on which a Star (5TIMES) symbol appears in the ''5X BONUS'' area, and on which the player completely matches four words in ''GRID 2,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $150.

 (l) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches six words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (m) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches five words in ''GRID 2,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (n) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches five words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (o) Holders of tickets on which a Star (5TIMES) symbol appears in the ''5X BONUS'' area, and on which the player completely matches three words in ''GRID 1'' or ''GRID 2,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (p) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches four words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

 (q) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches four words in ''GRID 2,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

 (r) Holders of tickets on which a Star (5TIMES) symbol appears in the ''5X BONUS'' area, and on which the player completely matches two words in ''GRID 2,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

 (s) Holders of tickets on which a Star (5TIMES) symbol appears in the ''5X BONUS'' area, and on which the player completely matches two words in ''GRID 1,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $15.

 (t) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches three words in ''GRID 1'' or ''GRID 2,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (u) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches two words in ''GRID 2,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 (v) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches two words in ''GRID 1,'' 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 5 Star Crossword 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 ''GRID 1'' and ''GRID 2.''

 (b) When a player reveals two or more entire words in ''GRID 1'' or ''GRID 2,'' the player is entitled to win a prize as described in Section 6.

 (c) Only the highest prize won in each ''GRID'' 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 ''GRID 1'' and ''GRID 2.'' 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 the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area and must be included to form a word.

 (g) The possible complete words for each ticket in the game are shown on the ''GRID 1'' and ''GRID 2'' play areas. 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:


GRID 1 Win With: GRID 2 Win With: Win: Approximate
Odds Are 1 In:
Approximate No.
Of Winners Per
13,200,000 Tickets:
2 WORDS $3 8.33 1,584,000
2 WORDS $5 10.53 1,254,000
3 WORDS $10 100 132,000
3 WORDS $10 90.91 145,200
3 WORDS 2 WORDS $15 333.33 39,600
2 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $15 142.86 92,400
3 WORDS 3 WORDS $20 200 66,000
2 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $25 1,000 13,200
4 WORDS $30 333.33 39,600
3 WORDS 4 WORDS $40 2,000 6,600
2 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS 2 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $40 2,400 5,500
4 WORDS $40 2,400 5,500
3 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $50 2,400 5,500
3 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $50 2,400 5,500
5 WORDS $50 2,400 5,500
5 WORDS 3 WORDS $60 1,333 9,900
3 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS 3 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $100 857.14 15,400
5 WORDS $100 4,000 3,300
6 WORDS $100 4,000 3,300
5 WORDS 5 WORDS $150 8,000 1,650
4 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $150 12,000 1,100
6 WORDS 5 WORDS $200 12,000 1,100
4 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $200 12,000 1,100
5 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS 3 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $300 12,000 1,100
7 WORDS $300 24,000 550
5 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS 4 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $400 24,000 550
7 WORDS 5 WORDS $400 24,000 550
5 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $500 24,000 550
6 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $500 120,000 110
6 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS 5 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $1,000 120,000 110
8 WORDS $1,000 120,000 110
7 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS 5 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $2,000 1,320,000 10
9 WORDS $3,000 660,000 20
8 WORDS w/ 5X BONUS $5,000 1,320,000 10
10 WORDS $75,000 1,320,000 10
Scratch ''YOUR LETTERS'' to reveal 18 letters. Rub each matching letter every time it is found in either crossword GRID. Each letter's square, when rubbed gently, will turn white. When you have matched the letters of two (2) or more entire words, on either crossword GRID, win the corresponding prize shown in the prize key for that GRID. Only the highest prize won in each crossword GRID will be paid.
Each crossword GRID is played separately.
5X BONUS: Reveal a ''STAR'' (5TIMES) symbol in the 5X BONUS box, win 5 times any prize won in either crossword GRID.

 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 Program for retailers who sell 5 Star Crossword instant lottery game tickets.

 10. 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.

 11. Unclaimed Prize Money: For a period of 1 year from the announced close of 5 Star Crossword, prize money from winning 5 Star Crossword 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 5 Star Crossword 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.

 12. 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.

 13. 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 5 Star Crossword or through normal communications methods.

EILEEN H. McNULTY, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-638. Filed for public inspection April 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]



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