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Pennsylvania Holiday Gifts '14 Instant Lottery Game

[44 Pa.B. 6873]
[Saturday, October 25, 2014]

 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 Holiday Gifts '14.

 2. Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Holiday Gifts '14 instant lottery game ticket is $5.

 3. Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania Holiday Gifts '14 instant lottery game ticket will contain one play area featuring 15 play symbols and their captions. The play symbols and their captions, located in the play area are: 1 (ONE), 2 (TWO), 3 (THREE), 4 (FOUR), 5 (FIVE), 6 (SIX), 7 (SEVEN), 8 (EIGHT), 9 (NINE), 10 (TEN), 11 (ELEVN), 12 (TWLV), 13 (THRTN), 14 (FORTN), 15 (FIFTN), 16 (SIXTN), 17 (SVNTN), 18 (EGHTN), 19 (NINTN), 20 (TWENT), 21 (TWYONE), 22 (TWYTWO), 23 (TWYTHR), 24 (TWYFOR), 25 (TWYFIV), 26 (TWYSIX), 27 (TWYSVN), 28 (TWYEGT), 29 (TWYNIN), 30 (THIRTY), Money (MONEY) symbol, Santa Hat (WIN100) symbol and a Holiday (WINALL) symbol.

 4. Prize Symbols: The prize symbols and their captions, located in the play area are: $5.00 (FIV DOL), $10.00 (TEN DOL), $15.00 (FIFTN), $20.00 (TWENTY), $40.00 (FORTY), $50.00 (FIFTY), $100 (ONE HUN), $500 (FIV HUN), $5,000 (FIV THO) and $100,000 (ONEHUNTHO).

 5. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in this game are: $5, $10, $15, $20, $40, $50, $100, $500, $5,000 and $100,000. The player can win up to 15 times on the ticket.

 6. Second-Chance Drawings: The Pennsylvania Lottery will conduct a Holiday Cheer Second-Chance Game for which non-winning Pennsylvania Holiday Gifts '14 instant lottery game tickets may be eligible as provided for in section 10.

 7. Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 12,000,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Holiday Gifts '14 instant lottery game.

 8. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets with a Money (MONEY) symbol in the play area and a prize symbol of $100,000 (ONEHUNTHO) in the ''prize'' area under that Money (MONEY) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100,000.

 (b) Holders of tickets with a Money (MONEY) symbol in the play area and a prize symbol of $5,000 (FIV THO) in the ''prize'' area under that Money (MONEY) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets with a Money (MONEY) symbol in the play area and a prize symbol of $500 (FIV HUN) in the ''prize'' area under that Money (MONEY) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (d) Holders of tickets with a Holiday (WINALL) symbol in the play area, a prize symbol of $40.00 (FORTY) in ten of the ''prize'' areas and a prize symbol of $20.00 (TWENTY) in five of the ''prize'' areas, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (e) Holders of tickets with a Holiday (WINALL) symbol in the play area, a prize symbol of $50.00 (FIFTY) in six of the ''prize'' areas, a prize symbol of $40.00 (FORTY) in two of the ''prize'' areas, a prize symbol of $20.00 (TWENTY) in five of the ''prize'' areas, and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) in two of the ''prize'' areas, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (f) Holders of tickets with a Money (MONEY) symbol in the play area and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) in the ''prize'' area under that Money (MONEY) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (g) Holders of tickets with a Santa Hat (WIN100) symbol in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (h)  Holders of tickets with a Holiday (WINALL) symbol in the play area a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) in five of the ''prize'' areas and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) in ten of the ''prize'' areas, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (i) Holders of tickets with a Money (MONEY) symbol in the play area and a prize symbol of $50.00 (FIFTY) in the ''prize'' area under that Money (MONEY) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (j) Holders of tickets with a Money (MONEY) symbol in the play area and a prize symbol of $40.00 (FORTY) in the ''prize'' area under that Money (MONEY) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

 (k) Holders of tickets with a Money (MONEY) symbol in the play area and a prize symbol of $20.00 (TWENTY) in the ''prize'' area under that Money (MONEY) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (l) Holders of tickets with a Money (MONEY) symbol in the play area and a prize symbol of $15.00 (FIFTN) in the ''prize'' area under that Money (MONEY) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $15.

 (m) Holders of tickets with a Money (MONEY) symbol in the play area and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) in the ''prize'' area under that Money (MONEY) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (n) Holders of tickets with a Money (MONEY) symbol in the play area and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) in the ''prize'' area under that Money (MONEY) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 9. 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:


Reveal a ''Money'' (MONEY) symbol, win Prize shown under that symbol. Win With: Win: Approximate Odds
Are 1 In:
Approximate No.
Of Winners Per
12,000,000 Tickets
$5 $5 7.5 1,600,000
$5 × 2 $10 30 400,000
$10 $10 60 200,000
$5 × 3 $15 300 40,000
$10 + $5 $15 200 60,000
$15 $15 200 60,000
$5 × 4 $20 300 40,000
$10 × 2 $20 300 40,000
($5 × 2) + $10 $20 600 20,000
$20 $20 600 20,000
$5 × 8 $40 600 20,000
$10 × 4 $40 600 20,000
$20 × 2 $40 600 20,000
$40 $40 600 20,000
$10 × 5 $50 600 20,000
($20 × 2) + $10 $50 600 20,000
$40 + $10 $50 600 20,000
$50 $50 600 20,000
HOLIDAY w/ (($10 × 5) + ($5 × 10)) $100 400 30,000
$10 × 10 $100 685.71 17,500
$50 × 2 $100 800 15,000
($40 × 2) + $20 $100 800 15,000
$100 w/ SANTA HAT $100 375 32,000
$100 $100 800 15,000
HOLIDAY w/ (($50 × 6) + ($40 × 2) +  ($20 × 5) + ($10 × 2)) $500 12,000 1,000
HOLIDAY w/ (($40 × 10) + ($20 × 5)) $500 12,000 1,000
$50 × 10 $500 12,000 1,000
$100 × 5 $500 24,000 500
($100 w/ SANTA HAT) × 5 $500 8,000 1,500
$500 $500 12,000 1,000
$500 × 10 $5,000 1,000,000 12
$5,000 $5,000 1,000,000 12
$100,000 $100,000 1,200,000 10
Reveal a ''SANTA HAT'' (WIN100) symbol, win $100 instantly!
Reveal a ''HOLIDAY'' (WINALL) symbol, win all 15 prizes shown!

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

 10. Second-chance drawing: Pennsylvania Lottery's Holiday Cheer Second-Chance Game (hereafter, the ''Game'').

 (a) Qualifying Tickets: Non-winning PA-1115 Cookie Dough '14 ($1), PA-1114 Secret Santa '14 ($2), PA-1113 Merry & Bright ($3), PA-1112 Holiday Gifts '14 ($5), PA-1111 Freezin' Greetings '14 ($10), and PA-1110 $1,000,000 Peppermint Payout ($20) instant lottery tickets (''Qualifying Tickets'') are eligible for entry in the Game.

 (b) Participation and Entry:

 (1) Entrants must be members of the Pennsylvania Lottery VIP Players Club to participate in the Game. To join the VIP Players Club, visit http://www.palottery.state.pa.us/vipplayersclub/login.aspx. Becoming a VIP Players Club member is free.

 (2) To enter the Game, entrants must enter the identifying information from at least one non-winning Qualifying Ticket via the Game's promotional website, available at http://www.palottery.com, or the Pennsylvania Lottery's official mobile application during the entry period. The identifying information from a Qualifying Ticket may be submitted only once in the Game. No other method of submission will be accepted, and entries submitted using any other method, including entries mailed or hand-delivered to the Pennsylvania Lottery, are not valid and will be disqualified.

 (3) The entry period for the Game begins after 11:59:59 p.m. October 26, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. January 5, 2015. All time references are Eastern Prevailing Time.

 (4) Each entry must be complete and the information supplied by the entrant must be accurate. Incomplete entries cannot be submitted.

 (5) Only one claimant per entry allowed.

 (6) Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.

 (7) Entry is limited to entrants that indicate, at the time of submitting the identifying information from a Qualifying Ticket, that their information is being submitted from an internet connected or mobile device located within Pennsylvania.

 (8) Players may submit the identifying information from an unlimited number of Qualifying Tickets in the Game.

 (c) Game Description.

 (1) Each entrant will have the opportunity to play a virtual non-prize-determinative holiday themed game that may reveal a predetermined cash prize or a predetermined prize that doubles the number of Game drawing entries the entrant receives by entering a Qualifying Ticket (the ''Entry-doubler Prize''). Each Qualifying Ticket will have a predetermined ticket file assigned at the time the ticket is printed that will determine the outcome of the non-prize-determinative game play.

 (2) The number of entries an entrant will receive for the Game's drawing is determined by the purchase price of the Qualifying Ticket entered, and the Entry-doubler Prize if applicable. The respective purchase prices and corresponding number of entries for Qualifying Tickets are as follows: PA-1115 Cookie Dough '14 ($1) = 1 entry; PA-1114 Secret Santa '14 ($2) = 2 entries; PA-1113 Merry & Bright ($3) = 3 entries; PA-1112 Holiday Gifts '14 ($5) = 5 entries; PA-1111 Freezin' Greetings '14 ($10) = 10 entries; and PA-1110 $1,000,000 Peppermint Payout ($20) = 20 entries.

 (3) Players may review prizes won and their entries for the Game's drawing via the Game's promotional website.

 (d) Prizes Available to be Won, Determination of Winners, and Odds of Winning.

 (1) When the predetermined ticket file for a Qualifying Ticket entered in the Game indicates that the non-prize-determinative game play shall not result in a cash prize or an Entry-doubler Prize, the play sequence will show the player receiving the number of entries that were assigned to the Qualifying Ticket entered for the Game's drawing.

 (2) When the predetermined ticket file for a Qualifying Ticket entered in the Game indicates that the non-prize-determinative game play shall result in an award of a cash prize, the play sequence will show the player winning a cash prize and receiving the number of entries that were assigned to the Qualifying Ticket entered for the Game's drawing. The following tables set forth the approximate number of cash prize winners for each cash prize, and the approximate odds of winning a cash prize:

Approximate Number of Winners Based on 100% of Eligible Qualifying Tickets:
Qualifying Ticket $25 Prize $50 Prize $75 Prize $100 Prize $500 Prize
Cookie Dough '14 1,262 606 101 61 25
Secret Santa '14 1,642 788 131 79 33
Merry & Bright 1,717 824 137 82 34
Holiday Gifts '14 3,846 1,846 308 185 77
Freezin' Greetings '14 3,779 1,814 302 181 76
$1,000,000 Peppermint Payout 5,516 2,648 441 265 110
Approximate Odds of Winning An Instant Prize are 1 in:
Qualifying Ticket $25 Prize $50 Prize $75 Prize $100 Prize $500 Prize
Cookie Dough '14 12,000 25,000 150,000 250,000 600,000
Secret Santa '14 6,000 12,500 75,000 125,000 300,000
Merry & Bright 4,000 8,333 50,000 83,333 200,000
Holiday Gifts '14 2,400 5,000 30,000 50,000 120,000
Freezin' Greetings '14 1,200 2,500 15,000 25,000 60,000
$1,000,000 Peppermint Payout 600 1,250 7,500 12,500 30,000

 (3) When the predetermined ticket file for a Qualifying Ticket entered in the Game indicates that the non-prize-determinative play sequence shall result in an award of an Entry-doubler Prize, the play sequence will show the player winning the Entry-doubler and receiving double the number of entries that were assigned to the Qualifying Ticket entered for the Game's drawing. The following table sets forth the approximate number of Entry-doubler Prizes and the approximate odds of winning an Entry-doubler Prize:

Qualifying Ticket Approximate Number of
Entry Doubler Winners
Approximate Odds
Are 1 in:
Cookie Dough '14 7,573,425 2
Secret Santa '14 2,463,744 4
Merry & Bright 1,717,253 4
Holiday Gifts '14 2,307,367 4
Freezin' Greetings '14 755,833 6
$1,000,000 Peppermint Payout 551,638 6

 (4) The Lottery will conduct one Game drawing from among all the entries received during the entry period. The first entry selected in the drawing will be the winning entry, and the entrant who submitted the winning entry shall be entitled to a prize of $100,000, less required federal income tax withholding. This prize shall be paid as a lump-sum cash payment. The drawing will occur between January 6, 2015 and January 7, 2015.

 (e) Game Drawing.

 (1) The odds of winning the Game's drawing depends upon the number of entries received for the drawing.

 (2) A computer-generated randomizer will be used to select the Game's drawing winner.

 (3) To be eligible to participate in the Game and drawing, entrants must have complied with the requirements of these rules.

 (4) The Lottery is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected entries not entered into the Game. The Lottery is not responsible for entries that are not entered into the Game because of incompatible internet browsers, mobile lottery application failure or other technical issues. If a Pennsylvania Lottery's Game entry is selected as a winner and rejected during or following the Game drawing, the Lottery will select another entry to replace the rejected entry in accordance with these rules and Lottery procedure.

 (5) A computer generated randomizer will be used to select the winning entry for the Game's drawing.

 (6) If any discrepancy exists between these rules and any material describing the Game, these rules shall govern.

 (7) Employees of the Pennsylvania Lottery, MARC Advertising, Scientific Games International Inc., MDI Entertainment, LLC, and their subcontractors, or a spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing as a member of the same household in the principle place of residence of any such person are not eligible to participate in the Game. Offer void where prohibited or restricted.

 (8) The Pennsylvania Lottery reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Game and change these rules if the Game cannot be conducted as planned due to errors in these rules or advertising, unauthorized intervention, tampering, fraud, technical errors, viruses, worms, bugs, or any other cause beyond the control of the Pennsylvania Lottery that, in the Pennsylvania Lottery's sole judgment, could corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Game.

 (9) All entries shall be subject to verification by the Pennsylvania Lottery.

 (10) The Pennsylvania Lottery reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify an entrant found to be tampering with the operation of the Game or to be acting in violation of these rules or applicable law.

 (11) The Game is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Applicable laws and regulations apply.

 (12) Winners of instant cash prizes awarded in the Game must claim their prize within 1 year of the date the prize was won. If no claim is made within 1 year of the date the prize was won, the right of an entrant to claim the prize won, if any, will expire and the prize money will be paid into the State Lottery Fund and used for purposes provided by statute.

 (13) The winner of the Game's drawing must claim their prize within 1 year of the drawing date of the drawing in which the prize was won. If no claim is made within 1 year of the date of the drawing in which the prize was won, the right of an entrant to claim the prize won, if any, will expire and the prize money will be paid into the State Lottery Fund and used for purposes provided by statute.

 (14) Final determination of winners will be made by the Secretary, whose judgment will be final and binding.

 (15) The payment of a prize awarded in the Game to a person who dies before receiving the prize shall be paid according to 61 Pa. Code § 811.16 (relating to prizes payable after death of a prize winner).

 (16) A winner is responsible for all taxes arising from or in connection with any prize won.

 11. Retailer Incentive Awards: The Lottery may conduct a separate Retailer Incentive Program for retailers who sell Pennsylvania Holiday Gifts '14 instant lottery game tickets.

 12. 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.

 13. Unclaimed Prize Money: For a period of 1 year from the announced close of Pennsylvania Holiday Gifts '14, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Holiday Gifts '14 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 Holiday Gifts '14 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.

 14. 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.

 15. 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 Holiday Gifts '14 or through normal communications methods.

DANIEL MEUSER, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2212. Filed for public inspection October 24, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]



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