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Pennsylvania Big Money Bingo Instant Lottery Game

[45 Pa.B. 929]
[Saturday, February 21, 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 Big Money Bingo.

 2. Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Big Money Bingo instant lottery game ticket is $5.

 3. Play Symbols:

 (a) Each Pennsylvania Big Money Bingo instant lottery game ticket will contain eight play areas designated as ''CARD 1,'' ''CARD 2,'' ''CARD 3,'' ''CARD 4,'' ''CARD 5,'' ''CARD 6,'' ''CARD 7'' and ''CARD 8.'' Each card is played separately. A player may win more than one time on a ticket; however a player may only win one prize on each ''CARD.'' Each ''CARD'' will consist of 25 spaces on a 5 by 5 grid. The 77 play symbols located in the eight play areas are: The numbers 1 through 75, ''FREE'' symbol and a Moneybag symbol. The ''FREE'' symbol is a free space. The Moneybag symbol is a free space and when it appears in a winning pattern, the prize is multiplied by 10.

 (b) Each Pennsylvania Big Money Bingo instant lottery game ticket will contain a separate ''LIL' MORE BINGO'' area containing nine spaces, on a 3 by 3 grid. The play symbols located in the ''LIL' MORE BINGO'' area are: The letter B with a number 1 through 15; the letter I with a number 16 through 30; the letter N with a number 31 through 45; the letter G with a number 46 through 60; and the letter O with a number 61 through 75. The ''LIL' MORE BINGO'' area is played separately.

 (c) Each ticket will also contain a ''CALLER'S CARD'' area. The ''CALLER'S CARD'' area will consist of 30 spaces on a 10 by 3 grid. The play symbols that may be located in each space on the grid are: The letter B with a number 1 through 15; the letter I with a number 16 through 30; the letter N with a number 31 through 45; the letter G with a number 46 through 60; and the letter O with a number 61 through 75.

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

 5. Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 14,400,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania Big Money Bingo instant lottery game.

 6. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 8,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $100,000.

 (b) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a diamond pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''CARD 8,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $10,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 7,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $10,000.

 (d) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, with a Moneybag symbol appearing in that same horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, on ''CARD 8,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

 (e) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a diamond pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''CARD 7,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

 (f) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 6,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $5,000.

 (g) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 8,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

 (h) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on ''CARD 8,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (i) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, with a Moneybag symbol appearing in that same horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, on ''CARD 7,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (j) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 7,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (k) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a diamond pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''CARD 6,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (l) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 5,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (m) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 6,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $250.

 (n) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a diamond pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''CARD 5,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $250.

 (o) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 4,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $250.

 (p) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, with a Moneybag symbol appearing in that same horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, on ''CARD 5'' or ''CARD 6,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (q) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 5,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (r) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a diamond pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''CARD 4,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (s) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 3,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (t) Holders of tickets matching three of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a diagonal line, in the ''LIL' MORE BINGO'' play area, and a prize amount of $50 appears in the arrow pointing to that win, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (u) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on ''CARD 7,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (v) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 4,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (w) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a diamond pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''CARD 3,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (x) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 2,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (y) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, with a Moneybag symbol appearing in that same horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, on ''CARD 1,'' ''CARD 2,'' ''CARD 3'' or ''CARD 4,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (z) Holders of tickets matching three of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a row or column, in the ''LIL' MORE BINGO'' play area, and a prize amount of $25 appears in the arrow pointing to that win, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

 (aa) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 3,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

 (bb) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a diamond pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''CARD 2,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

 (cc) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in an ''X'' pattern, extending through the ''FREE'' space and through to each of the four corner spaces, on ''CARD 1,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $25.

 (dd) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 2,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $15.

 (ee) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols to four spaces appearing in a diamond pattern, which includes the space appearing in the top horizontal row in the ''N'' column; the spaces appearing in the third horizontal row from the top in the ''B'' and ''O'' columns; and the space appearing in the fifth horizontal row from the top in the ''N'' column on ''CARD 1,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $15.

 (ff) Holders of tickets matching three of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a row or column, in the ''LIL' MORE BINGO'' play area, and a prize amount of $10 appears in the arrow pointing to that win, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (gg) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on ''CARD 5'' or ''CARD 6,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (hh) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in the four corners on ''CARD 1,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (ii) Holders of tickets matching three of the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a row or column, in the ''LIL' MORE BINGO'' play area, and a prize amount of $5 appears in the arrow pointing to that win, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 (jj) Holders of tickets matching the ''CALLER'S CARD'' play symbols in a five-space horizontal, vertical or diagonal line on ''CARD 1,'' ''CARD 2,'' ''CARD 3'' or ''CARD 4,'' shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 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:

Win With: Win: Approximate
Odds Are 1 In:
Approximate No.
of Winners Per
14,400,000 Tickets
LINE CARD 1 $5 30 480,000
LINE CARD 2 $5 30 480,000
LINE CARD 3 $5 60 240,000
LINE CARD 4 $5 60 240,000
LIL' MORE BINGO BONUS $5 60 240,000
(LINE CARD 1) + (LINE CARD 2) $10 75 192,000
(LINE CARD 3) + (LINE CARD 4) $10 75 192,000
FOUR CORNERS CARD 1 $10 75 192,000
LINE CARD 5 $10 75 192,000
LINE CARD 6 $10 75 192,000
LIL' MORE BINGO BONUS $10 75 192,000
(LINE CARD 1) + (LINE CARD 2)
 + (LINE CARD 3)
$15 600 24,000
(LINE CARD 3) + (LINE CARD 5) $15 600 24,000
(FOUR CORNERS CARD 1) +
 (LINE CARD 4)
$15 300 48,000
DIAMOND CARD 1 $15 300 48,000
FOUR CORNERS CARD 2 $15 300 48,000
(DIAMOND CARD 1) + (LINE
 CARD 6)
$25 300 48,000
''X'' PATTERN CARD 1 $25 600 24,000
DIAMOND CARD 2 $25 600 24,000
FOUR CORNERS CARD 3 $25 600 24,000
LIL' MORE BINGO BONUS $25 600 24,000
LINE CARD 1 w/ MONEYBAG $50 300 48,000
''X'' PATTERN CARD 2 $50 600 24,000
DIAMOND CARD 3 $50 600 24,000
FOUR CORNERS CARD 4 $50 600 24,000
LINE CARD 7 $50 600 24,000
LIL' MORE BINGO BONUS $50 600 24,000
(LINE CARD 2 w/ MONEYBAG) +
 (LINE CARD 3 w/ MONEYBAG)
$100 2,000 7,200
(FOUR CORNERS CARD 1) +
 (FOUR CORNERS CARD 2) +
 (FOUR CORNERS CARD 3) +
 (FOUR CORNERS CARD 4)
$100 3,000 4,800
(''X'' PATTERN CARD 2) +
 (DIAMOND CARD 3)
$100 3,000 4,800
''X'' PATTERN CARD 3 $100 3,000 4,800
DIAMOND CARD 4 $100 3,000 4,800
FOUR CORNERS CARD 5 $100 3,000 4,800
LINE CARD 6 w/ MONEYBAG $100 1,714 8,400
(DIAMOND CARD 3) + (DIAMOND
 CARD 4) + (4 CORNERS
 CARD 5)
$250 8,000 1,800
(''X'' PATTERN CARD 2) + (''X''
 PATTERN CARD 3) +
 (DIAMOND CARD 4)
$250 4,800 3,000
(DIAMOND CARD 4) +
 (4 CORNERS CARD 5) +
 (LINE CARD 7)
$250 3,000 4,800
(''X'' PATTERN CARD 3) + (LINE
 CARD 4 w/ MONEYBAG) +
 (LINE CARD 5 w/ MONEYBAG)
$250 3,000 4,800
''X'' PATTERN CARD 4 $250 6,000 2,400
DIAMOND CARD 5 $250 6,000 2,400
FOUR CORNERS CARD 6 $250 6,000 2,400
(DIAMOND CARD 5) + (FOUR
 CORNERS CARD 6)
$500 24,000 600
(''X'' PATTERN CARD 4) + (FOUR
 CORNERS CARD 6)
$500 24,000 600
(''X'' PATTERN CARD 4) +
 (DIAMOND CARD 5)
$500 24,000 600
''X'' PATTERN CARD 5 $500 15,000 960
DIAMOND CARD 6 $500 15,000 960
FOUR CORNERS CARD 7 $500 15,000 960
LINE CARD 7 w/ MONEYBAG $500 8,000 1,800
LINE CARD 8 $500 12,000 1,200
(DIAMOND CARD 6) + (FOUR
 CORNERS CARD 7)
$1,000 120,000 120
FOUR CORNERS CARD 8 $1,000 120,000 120
(''X'' PATTERN CARD 5) +
 (DIAMOND CARD 6) + (FOUR
 CORNERS CARD 7) + (FOUR
 CORNERS CARD 8)
$2,500 120,000 120
''X'' PATTERN CARD 6 $5,000 411,429 35
DIAMOND CARD 7 $5,000 411,429 35
LINE CARD 8 w/ MONEYBAG $5,000 411,429 35
''X'' PATTERN CARD 7 $10,000 960,000 15
DIAMOND CARD 8 $10,000 960,000 15
''X'' PATTERN CARD 8 $100,000 960,000 15
''MONEYBAG'' symbol: The ''MONEYBAG'' symbol found on each card is also a ''FREE'' space. When it appears in any winning pattern, win ten times the prize shown for that win.
LIL' MORE BINGO: Scratch the numbers in the LIL' MORE BINGO play area that match those revealed in the CALLER'S CARD area. When you match three numbers in a row, column or diagonal, win prize shown in the arrow pointing to that win.

 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 Big Money Bingo 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 Big Money Bingo, prize money from winning Pennsylvania Big Money Bingo 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 Big Money Bingo 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 Big Money Bingo or through normal communications methods.

EILEEN McNULTY, 
Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-333. Filed for public inspection February 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]



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