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Pennsylvania $300,000 Crossword Instant Lottery Game

[46 Pa.B. 1492]
[Saturday, March 19, 2016]

 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 $300,000 Crossword.

 2. Price: The price of a Pennsylvania $300,000 Crossword instant lottery game ticket is $10.

 3. Play Symbols: Each Pennsylvania $300,000 Crossword instant lottery game ticket will feature a ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, two crossword puzzle play grids, known as ''GRID 1'' and ''GRID 2'' respectively, a ''BONUS WORDS'' area and a ''FAST CASH BONUS'' area. ''GRID 1,'' ''GRID 2,'' the ''BONUS WORDS'' area and the ''FAST CASH BONUS'' area are each 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; and a Paint Splatter symbol. The Paint Splatter symbol is a free space and when it appears in a winning combination of words, the prize is multiplied by 10. The play symbols located in the ''BONUS WORDS'' area are: the letters A through and including Z. The play symbols and their captions located in the ''FAST CASH BONUS'' area are: Shirt (NO BONUS) symbol, Sunglasses (TRY AGAIN) symbol, Glass (NO BONUS) symbol, Soda (TRY AGAIN) symbol, Hat (NO BONUS) symbol and a Boom Box (WIN50) symbol.

 4. Prize Symbols: The prize symbols and their captions located in the prize areas of the ''BONUS WORDS'' play area are: $10.00 (TEN DOL), $20.00 (TWENTY), $50.00 (FIFTY) and $100 (ONE HUN).

 5. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in ''GRID 1'' are: $10, $20, $40, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $10,000 and $30,000. The prizes that can be won in ''GRID 2'' are: $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $10,000, $30,000 and $300,000. The prizes that can be won in the ''BONUS WORDS'' area are: $10, $20, $50 and $100. The prize that can be won in the ''FAST CASH BONUS'' area is: $50. A player can win up to 4 times on a ticket.

 6. Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 7,800,000 tickets will be printed for the Pennsylvania $300,000 Crossword instant lottery game.

 7. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches ten 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 $300,000.

 (b) 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 $30,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches nine 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 $30,000.

 (d) 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 $10,000.

 (e) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches eight 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 $10,000.

 (f) 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.

 (g) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches seven 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 $1,000.

 (h) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches five words in ''GRID 1'' or ''GRID 2,'' in which the winning combination contains a Paint Splatter symbol, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

 (i) 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 $500.

 (j) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches six 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.

 (k) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches four words in ''GRID 1,'' in which the winning combination contains a Paint Splatter symbol, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $400.

 (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 $200.

 (m) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches three words in ''GRID 1'' or ''GRID 2,'' in which the winning combination contains a Paint Splatter symbol, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $200.

 (n) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches five 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 $100.

 (o) Holders of tickets where the player matches a word in the ''BONUS WORDS'' play area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $100 (ONE HUN) appears in the ''Prize'' area to the right of the matching ''BONUS WORDS'' play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (p) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches two words in ''GRID 1'' or ''GRID 2,'' in which the winning combination contains a Paint Splatter symbol, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (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 $50.

 (r) Holders of tickets upon which a Boom Box (WIN50) symbol appears in the ''FAST CASH BONUS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (s) Holders of tickets where the player matches a word in the ''BONUS WORDS'' play area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $50.00 (FIFTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area to the right of the matching ''BONUS WORDS'' play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (t) 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.

 (u) 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 $20.

 (v) Holders of tickets where the player matches a word in the ''BONUS WORDS'' play area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $20.00 (TWENTY) appears in the ''Prize'' area to the right of the matching ''BONUS WORDS'' play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (w) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches two 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.

 (x) Holders of tickets where the player matches a word in the ''BONUS WORDS'' play area, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, and a prize symbol of $10.00 (TEN DOL) appears in the ''Prize'' area to the right of the matching ''BONUS WORDS'' play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 8. Game Play Instructions for the Pennsylvania $300,000 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,'' ''GRID 2'' and the ''BONUS WORDS'' play areas, revealing a blue background.

 (b) When a player reveals two or more entire words in ''GRID 1'' or ''GRID 2,'' or when a player reveals one entire word in the ''BONUS WORDS'' area, the player is entitled to win a prize as described in Section 7.

 (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 the ''GRID 1,'' ''GRID 2'' and the ''BONUS WORDS'' play areas. 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,'' ''GRID 2'' and the ''BONUS WORDS'' areas. The player must match all of the letters in a possible complete word in order to complete the word.

 (h) After the player has scratched ''GRID 1,'' ''GRID 2'' and the ''BONUS WORDS'' areas, the player shall scratch the ''FAST CASH BONUS'' area. If the player reveals a ''BOOM BOX'' (WIN50) symbol, the player is entitled to win a prize as described in Section 7.

 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:


GRID 1
Win With:
GRID 2
Win With:
BONUS WORDS Win With: FAST CASH BONUS Win With: Win: Approximate
Odds Are 1 In:
Approximate No.
Of Winners Per
7,800,000 Tickets:
$10 w/ BONUS WORD $10 30 260,000
2 WORDS $10 20 390,000
2 WORDS $10 20 390,000
$20 w/ BONUS WORD $20 20 390,000
3 WORDS $20 40 195,000
3 WORDS $20 60 130,000
3 WORDS 2 WORDS $10 w/ BONUS WORD $40 120 65,000
3 WORDS $20 w/ BONUS WORD $40 120 65,000
4 WORDS $40 120 65,000
3 WORDS 3 WORDS $10 w/ BONUS WORD $50 600 13,000
4 WORDS $10 w/ BONUS WORD $50 600 13,000
$50 w/ BOOM BOX $50 75 104,000
4 WORDS $50 300 26,000
4 WORDS 3 WORDS $60 1,600 4,875
3 WORDS 3 WORDS $20 w/ BONUS WORD $60 1,600 4,875
2 WORDS $50 w/ BOOM BOX $60 1,500 5,200
4 WORDS $50 w/ BOOM BOX $100 375 20,800
2 WORDS
w/ PAINT SPLATTER
$100 800 9,750
2 WORDS w/ PAINT SPLATTER $100 571.43 13,650
$100 w/ BONUS WORD $100 750 10,400
5 WORDS $100 750 10,400
5 WORDS $100 750 10,400
4 WORDS 5 WORDS $10 w/ BONUS WORD $50 w/ BOOM BOX $200 6,000 1,300
4 WORDS $100 w/ BONUS WORD $50 w/ BOOM BOX $200 6,000 1,300
3 WORDS w/ PAINT SPLATTER $200 12,000 650
6 WORDS $200 12,000 650
6 WORDS 3 WORDS
w/ PAINT SPLATTER
$100 w/ BONUS WORD $500 8,000 975
4 WORDS w/ PAINT SPLATTER 4 WORDS $50 w/ BONUS WORD $500 8,000 975
6 WORDS $500 12,000 650
7 WORDS $500 12,000 650
5 WORDS
w/ PAINT SPLATTER
$1,000 12,000 650
5 WORDS w/ PAINT SPLATTER $1,000 12,000 650
7 WORDS $1,000 24,000 325
8 WORDS $1,000 24,000 325
8 WORDS $10,000 520,000 15
9 WORDS $10,000 780,000 10
9 WORDS $30,000 780,000 10
10 WORDS $30,000 780,000 10
10 WORDS $300,000 780,000 10
Scratch each ''PAINT SPLATTER'' symbol that appears in each crossword grid. Each ''PAINT SPLATTER'' symbol is a free spot. When a ''PAINT SPLATTER'' symbol appears in any winning combination of words, win 10 times the corresponding prize found in the prize legend.
BONUS WORDS: When you completely match one entire BONUS WORD using the YOUR LETTERS, win prize shown to the right of that BONUS WORD. BONUS WORDS are played separately.
FAST CASH BONUS: Reveal a ''BOOM BOX'' (WIN50) symbol, win $50 instantly! FAST CASH BONUS is played separately.

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

 10. Retailer Incentive Awards: The Lottery may conduct a separate Retailer Incentive Program for retailers who sell Pennsylvania $300,000 Crossword instant lottery game tickets.

 11. 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.

 12. Unclaimed Prize Money: For a period of 1 year from the announced close of Pennsylvania $300,000 Crossword, prize money from winning Pennsylvania $300,000 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 Pennsylvania $300,000 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.

 13. 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.

 14. 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 $300,000 Crossword or through normal communications methods.

EILEEN H. McNULTY, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-487. Filed for public inspection March 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]



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