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Pennsylvania Pot Of Gold '15 Instant Lottery Game

[45 Pa.B. 469]
[Saturday, January 24, 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 Pot Of Gold '15.

 2. Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Pot Of Gold '15 instant lottery game ticket is $2.

 3. Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania Pot Of Gold '15 instant lottery game ticket will contain one play area featuring a ''WINNING NUMBERS'' area and a ''YOUR NUMBERS'' area. The play symbols and their captions located in the ''WINNING NUMBERS'' 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), and 20 (TWENT). The play symbols and their captions located in the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' 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), and a Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol.

 4. Prize Symbols: The prize symbols and their captions located in the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' area are: $2.00 (TWO DOL), $3.00 (THR DOL), $5.00 (FIV DOL), $10.00 (TEN DOL), $15.00 (FIFTN), $25.00 (TWY FIV), $50.00 (FIFTY), $100 (ONE HUN), $250 (TWOHUNFTY), $500 (FIV HUN), $1,000 (ONE THO) and $25,000 (TWYFIVTHO).

 5. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in this game are: $2, $3, $5, $10, $15, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 and $25,000. A player can win up to 10 times on a ticket.

 6. Second-Chance Drawings: The Pennsylvania Lottery will conduct an O'Lucky 7 Second-Chance Drawing for which non-winning Pennsylvania Pot Of Gold '15 instant lottery game tickets may be eligible as provided for in section 10.

 7. Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 6,600,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Pot Of Gold '15 instant lottery game.

 8. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''WINNING NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $25,000 (TWYFIVTHO) appears in the ''prize'' area under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $25,000.

 (b) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''WINNING NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $1,000 (ONE THO) appears in the ''prize'' area under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''WINNING NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $500 (FIV HUN) appears in the ''prize'' area under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (d) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''WINNING NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $250 (TWOHUNFTY) appears in the ''prize'' area under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $250.

 (e) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol and a prize symbol of $250 (TWOHUNFTY) appears in the ''prize'' area under that Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $250.

 (f) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''WINNING NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appears in the ''prize'' area under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (g) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appears in the ''prize'' area under that Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (h) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''WINNING NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $50.00 (FIFTY) appears in the ''prize'' area under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (i) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol and a prize symbol of $50.00 (FIFTY) appears in the ''prize'' area under that Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (j) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''WINNING NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $25.00 (TWY FIV) appears in the ''prize'' area under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

 (k) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol and a prize symbol of $25.00 (TWY FIV) appears in the ''prize'' area under that Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

 (l) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''WINNING NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $15.00 (FIFTN) appears in the ''prize'' area under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $15.

 (m) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol and a prize symbol of $15.00 (FIFTN) appears in the ''prize'' area under that Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $15.

 (n) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''WINNING NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears in the ''prize'' area under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (o) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears in the ''prize'' area under that Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (p) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''WINNING NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appears in the ''prize'' area under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 (q) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol and a prize symbol of $5.00 (FIV DOL) appears in the ''prize'' area under that Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 (r) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''WINNING NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $3.00 (THR DOL) appears in the ''prize'' area under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3.

 (s) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol and a prize symbol of $3.00 (THR DOL) appears in the ''prize'' area under that Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3.

 (t) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols matches any of the ''WINNING NUMBERS'' play symbols and a prize symbol of $2.00 (TWO DOL) appears in the ''prize'' area under the matching ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $2.

 (u) Holders of tickets upon which any one of the ''YOUR NUMBERS'' play symbols is a Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol and a prize symbol of $2.00 (TWO DOL) appears in the ''prize'' area under that Pot of Gold (PTGOLD) symbol, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $2.

 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:

When Any Of Your Numbers Match
Any Winning Number, Win Prize
Shown Under The Matching
Number. Win With:
Win: Approximate
Odds Are 1 In:
Approximate No.
Of Winners Per
6,600,000 Tickets
$2 w/ POT OF GOLD $2 18.75 352,000
$2 $2 21.43 308,000
$3 w/ POT OF GOLD $3 33.33 198,000
$3 $3 50 132,000
$3 + $2 $5 100 66,000
$5 w/ POT OF GOLD $5 50 132,000
$5 $5 100 66,000
$2 × 5 $10 250 26,400
$5 × 2 $10 187.5 35,200
$10 w/ POT OF GOLD $10 187.5 35,200
$10 $10 250 26,400
$3 × 5 $15 1,500 4,400
$5 × 3 $15 1,500 4,400
$10 + $5 $15 375 17,600
$15 w/ POT OF GOLD $15 375 17,600
$15 $15 300 22,000
$5 × 5 $25 375 17,600
($3 × 5) + ($2 × 5) $25 1,500 4,400
$15 + $10 $25 1,500 4,400
$25 w/ POT OF GOLD $25 375 17,600
$25 $25 750 8,800
$5 × 10 $50 4,000 1,650
$10 × 5 $50 4,000 1,650
$25 × 2 $50 4,000 1,650
($15 × 2) + ($10 × 2) $50 4,000 1,650
($15 × 3) + $5 $50 4,000 1,650
$50 w/ POT OF GOLD $50 4,000 1,650
$50 $50 4,000 1,650
$10 × 10 $100 8,000 825
$25 × 4 $100 8,000 825
$50 × 2 $100 8,000 825
($15 × 6) + $10 $100 8,000 825
$100 w/ POT OF GOLD $100 8,000 825
$100 $100 8,000 825
$25 × 10 $250 60,000 110
$50 × 5 $250 60,000 110
($100 × 2) + $50 $250 120,000 55
$250 w/ POT OF GOLD $250 60,000 110
$250 $250 120,000 55
$100 × 5 $500 120,000 55
$500 $500 120,000 55
$250 × 4 $1,000 330,000 20
$1,000 $1,000 330,000 20
$25,000 $25,000 660,000 10
Reveal a ''POT OF GOLD'' (PTGOLD) symbol, win prize shown under that symbol automatically.

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

 10. Second-chance drawing: Pennsylvania Lottery's O'Lucky 7 Second-Chance Drawing (hereafter, the ''Drawing'').

 (a) Qualifying Tickets: Non-winning PA-1125 Pot of Gold '15 ($2) and PA-1123 Lucky Leprechaun '15 ($5) instant lottery tickets (''Qualifying Tickets'') are eligible for entry in the Drawing.

 (b) Participation and Entry:

 (1) Entrants must be members of the Pennsylvania Lottery VIP Players Club to participate in the Drawing. 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 Drawing, entrants must submit the identifying information from at least one non-winning Qualifying Ticket via the Drawing'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 Drawing. No other method of submission will be accepted. 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 Drawing begins after 11:59:59 p.m. January 25, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. March 19, 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) Players may submit the identifying information from an unlimited number of Qualifying Tickets in the Drawing.

 (c) Drawing Description.

 (1) Each Qualifying Ticket will have a predetermined ticket file assigned at the time the ticket is printed that will determine the number of entries the ticket holder shall receive when the ticket is entered in the Drawing.

 (2) A Qualifying Ticket will receive at minimum a number of entries equal to the purchase price of the ticket. The respective purchase prices and corresponding number of minimum entries for Qualifying Tickets are as follows: PA-1125 Pot of Gold '15 ($2) = 2 entries and PA-1123 Lucky Leprechaun '15 ($5) = 5 entries.

 (3) Every seventh Qualifying Ticket printed will be programmed to award double the number of entries equal to the purchase price of the ticket.

 (4) Every 1,000th Qualifying Ticket printed will be programmed to award 100 entries instead of the number of entries the ticket would otherwise receive.

 (5) Players may review their entries for the Drawing via the Drawing's promotional website.

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

 (1) The Lottery will conduct one Drawing from among all the entries received during the entry period. The first through the seventh entries selected in the drawing will be winning entries, and the entrants who submitted the winning entries shall be entitled to a prize of $25,000, less required federal income tax withholding. This prize shall be paid as a lump-sum cash payment. The drawing will occur between March 20, 2015 and March 23, 2015.

 (2) The odds of winning the Drawing depend upon the number of entries received for the drawing.

 (e) Drawing Restrictions.

 (1) A computer generated randomizer will be used to select the winning entries for the Drawing.

 (2) To be eligible to participate in the Drawing, entrants must have complied with the requirements of these rules.

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

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

 (5) 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 Drawing. Offer void where prohibited or restricted.

 (6) The Pennsylvania Lottery reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Drawing and change these rules if the Drawing 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 Drawing.

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

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

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

 (10) Winners of prizes awarded in the Drawing 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.

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

 (12) The payment of a prize awarded in the Drawing 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).

 (13) 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 Pot Of Gold '15 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 Pot Of Gold '15, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Pot Of Gold '15 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 Pot Of Gold '15 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. Such announcement will be disseminated through media used to advertise or promote Pennsylvania Pot Of Gold '15 or through normal communications methods.

DANIEL MEUSER, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-138. Filed for public inspection January 23, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]



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