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DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Pennsylvania Keno

[48 Pa.B. 2466]
[Saturday, April 28, 2018]

 Under the State Lottery Law (72 P.S. §§ 3761-101—3761-314) and 61 Pa. Code § 875.4 (relating to notice of terminal-based lottery game rules), the Secretary of Revenue hereby provides public notice of the rules for the following terminal-based lottery game:

 1. Name: The name of the terminal-based lottery game is Pennsylvania Keno (hereinafter ''Keno''). The game will commence at the discretion of the Secretary and will continue until the Secretary publicly announces a suspension or termination date.

 2. Effective Date: Effective for ticket sales occurring on or after May 1, 2018, the Keno game will be operated in accordance with the terminal-based lottery game regulations at 61 Pa. Code §§ 875.1—875.17 and this game notice and will continue until the Secretary publicly announces a suspension or termination date.

 3. Price: The price of a Keno play is $1 to $20 per play. A ticket may include more than one play.

 4. Description of the Keno lottery game:

 (a) Keno is designed to give players the opportunity to win one prize for each play.

 (b) To play Keno, the player must choose the number of spots to play per drawing (from one to ten), the amount to bet per drawing ($1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10 or $20), the numbers to play in each drawing (ranging from 1 to 80), and the number of consecutive drawings to play (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 or 20). The Lottery will randomly select 20 numbers ranging from 1 to 80 per drawing.

 (c) Keno tickets may be purchased from an authorized retailer or at a Lottery self-service terminal, also known as a PlayCentral Terminal.

 (1) To purchase a ticket at an authorized retailer, a player must remit the purchase price and submit a completed Keno bet slip. The ticket shall include from one to ten spots played, the amount played, the number of draws for which the ticket is entered, the number selections and validation data. Alternatively, the player may choose to have their numbers selected using the Quick Pick option, by marking the box for Quick Pick on the bet slip. Players may also choose the Keno Multiplier option on the bet slip.

 (2) To purchase a ticket at a Pennsylvania Lottery self-service terminal, the player must insert into the self-service terminal a dollar amount equal to the total purchase price and a completed Keno bet slip. A player may only use a Keno bet slip or the Quick Pick option at a Lottery self-service terminal. Players may also choose the Keno Multiplier option on the bet slip.

 (d) Players can win a prize identified in section 7 (relating to prizes available to be won and determination of prize winners).

 (e) A player may purchase plays for up to twenty consecutive drawings in advance.

 (f) A Keno ticket may not be canceled or voided once printed by the Lottery terminal, even if printed in error.

 5. Keno bet slip and ticket characteristics:

 (a) Keno bet slips.

 (1) Keno bet slips are optically readable cards issued by the Pennsylvania Lottery that a player may use to make play selections. Using a Keno bet slip, the player shall make selections in each of the following: the number of spots to play; the amount of each play; the number selections ranging from 1 to 80; and the number of consecutive Keno drawings to play. The player may select from one to ten spots to play; the amount per play between $1 and $20; number selections ranging from 1 to 80; and the number of consecutive Keno drawings to play ranging from 1—20.

 (2) Keno bet slips shall be available at no cost to the player.

 (3) Plays shall be selected in accordance with the instructions printed on the Keno bet slip.

 (4) A Keno bet slip has no pecuniary or prize value and does not constitute evidence of the purchase of a ticket or the numbers selected, and may not be used to claim a prize.

 (5) A Keno bet slip must be completed manually. The use of mechanical, electronic, computer generated or any other non-manual method of marking bet slips prohibited.

 (6) A player may choose to have their number selection made using the Quick Pick option by marking the box for Quick Pick on the bet slip.

 (b) Keno tickets.

 (1) A Keno ticket shall contain one number selection, the drawing date or range of dates for which the number selection is entered, the cost of the play, the total cost of the ticket, the number of spots played, whether the Keno Multiplier option was selected, and validation data.

 (2) A Keno ticket shall be the only valid proof of the wager(s) placed, and the only valid receipt for claiming a prize.

 (3) A Keno ticket shall only be valid for the drawing date or range of dates printed on the ticket.

 (4) A separate Keno ticket shall be issued for each number selection but a ticket can be valid for multiple drawing dates.

 6. Time, place and manner of conducting drawings.

 (a) Time of drawing. Keno drawings are high frequency drawings occurring multiple times per day. Keno drawings will be held as determined and publicly announced by the Secretary.

 (b) Place and manner of conducting drawings. Keno drawings will be conducted by the Lottery Central Computer System. The Lottery Central Computer System will select, at random, 20 numbers from 1 through 80 per drawing. The twenty numbers selected will be used in determining winners for each individual drawing. The validity of a drawing will be determined solely by the Lottery.

 7. Prizes available to be won and determination of prize winners:

 (a) Keno prizes are divided into categories based on the number of spots played. Prizes are determined separately for each spot play category. The spot play categories as described below, are: ten (10) spots; nine (9) spots; eight (8) spots; seven (7) spots; six (6) spots; five (5) spots; four (4) spots; three (3) spots; two (2) spots; and (1) spot. Prizes are subject to subsection (n) below.

 (b) Determination of the Keno prize winners for ten spot tickets correctly matching the winning numbers selected by the Lottery are:

 (1) Holders of tickets upon which ten of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match ten of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $100,000 for each $1.00 played.

 (2) Holders of tickets upon which nine of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match nine of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $5,000 for each $1.00 played.

 (3) Holders of tickets upon which eight of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match eight of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $500 for each $1.00 played.

 (4) Holders of tickets upon which seven of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match seven of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $50 for each $1.00 played.

 (5) Holders of tickets upon which six of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match six of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $15 for each $1.00 played.

 (6) Holders of tickets upon which five of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match five of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $2 for each $1.00 played.

 (7) Holders of tickets upon which zero of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match zero of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $4 for each $1.00 played.

 (c) Determination of the Keno prize winners for nine spot tickets correctly matching the winning numbers selected by the Lottery are:

 (1) Holders of tickets upon which nine of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match nine of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $30,000 for each $1.00 played.

 (2) Holders of tickets upon which eight of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match eight of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $3,000 for each $1.00 played.

 (3) Holders of tickets upon which seven of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match seven of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $130 for each $1.00 played.

 (4) Holders of tickets upon which six of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match six of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $25 for each $1.00 played.

 (5) Holders of tickets upon which five of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match five of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $5 for each $1.00 played.

 (6) Holders of tickets upon which zero of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match zero of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $2 for each $1.00 played.

 (d) Determination of the Keno prize winners for eight spot tickets correctly matching the winning numbers selected by the Lottery are:

 (1) Holders of tickets upon which eight of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match eight of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $10,000 for each $1.00 played.

 (2) Holders of tickets upon which seven of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match seven of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $500 for each $1.00 played.

 (3) Holders of tickets upon which six of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match six of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $70 for each $1.00 played.

 (4) Holders of tickets upon which five of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match five of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $10 for each $1.00 played.

 (5) Holders of tickets upon which four of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match four of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $2 for each $1.00 played.

 (e) Determination of the Keno prize winners for seven spot tickets correctly matching the winning numbers selected by the Lottery are:

 (1) Holders of tickets upon which seven of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match seven of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $5,000 for each $1.00 played.

 (2) Holders of tickets upon which six of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match six of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $100 for each $1.00 played.

 (3) Holders of tickets upon which five of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match five of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $20 for each $1.00 played.

 (4) Holders of tickets upon which four of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match four of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $2 for each $1.00 played.

 (5) Holders of tickets upon which three of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match three of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $1 for each $1.00 played.

 (f) Determination of the Keno prize winners for six spot tickets correctly matching the winning numbers selected by the Lottery are:

 (1) Holders of tickets upon which six of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match six of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $1,200 for each $1.00 played.

 (2) Holders of tickets upon which five of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match five of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $50 for each $1.00 played.

 (3) Holders of tickets upon which four of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match four of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $7 for each $1.00 played.

 (4) Holders of tickets upon which three of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match three of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $1 for each $1.00 played.

 (g) Determination of the Keno prize winners for five spot tickets correctly matching the winning numbers selected by the Lottery are:

 (1) Holders of tickets upon which five of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match five of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $450 for each $1.00 played.

 (2) Holders of tickets upon which four of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match four of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $15 for each $1.00 played.

 (3) Holders of tickets upon which three of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match three of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $2 for each $1.00 played.

 (h) Determination of the Keno prize winners for four spot tickets correctly matching the winning numbers selected by the Lottery are:

 (1) Holders of tickets upon which four of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match four of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $100 for each $1.00 played.

 (2) Holders of tickets upon which three of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match three of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $3 for each $1.00 played.

 (3) Holders of tickets upon which two of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match two of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $1 for each $1.00 played.

 (i) Determination of the Keno prize winners for three spot tickets correctly matching the winning numbers selected by the Lottery are:

 (1) Holders of tickets upon which three of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match three of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $25 for each $1.00 played.

 (2) Holders of tickets upon which two of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match two of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $2 for each $1.00 played.

 (j) Holders of tickets upon which two of the player's numbers, on a single ticket, match two of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $10 for each $1.00 played.

 (k) Holders of tickets upon which the player's one number, on a single ticket, match one of the twenty winning numbers selected by the Lottery, for a drawing in which the ticket is entered, shall be the winner of $2.50 for each $1.00 played.

 (l) All Keno prize payments will be made as a one-time, lump-sum cash payment.

 (m) A player's winning Keno ticket is entitled only to the highest prize for which it is eligible per drawing.

 (n) Keno Liability Cap.

 (1) The maximum liability for any Keno drawing shall be $2,000,000 for each spot play category.

 (2) In the event that this liability cap is reached in the payment of more than one prize, the prizes shall be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.

 (3) To determine the amount of the pari-mutuel prizes, the $2,000,000 shall be split into equal shares, for each $1.00 played, shall be rounded down to the nearest $0.50.

 (4) Only the base game is subject to the liability cap. The Keno Multiplier, as further described in section 8 below, shall be applied to the pari-mutuel prize amount to determine the final prize amount for each $1.00 played.

 (o) The number of prize categories and the allocation of prize money among the prize categories may be changed at the discretion of the Secretary and change will be announced by public notice. Any such changes will apply prospectively to Keno drawings as of the date specified in the public notice.

 8. Probability of winning. The following tables set forth all possible ways that a prize can be won for a single play, the corresponding prize won and the odds of winning a prize in a drawing, depending on the number of spots selected by the player:

Ways to Win
Prizes are Based on a $1 Play
Match 10 Spots 9 Spots 8 Spots 7 Spots 6 Spots 5 Spots 4 Spots 3 Spots 2 Spots 1 Spot
10 $100,000
9 $5,000 $30,000
8 $500 $3,000 $10,000
7 $50 $130 $500 $5,000
6 $15 $25 $70 $100 $1,200
5 $2 $5 $10 $20 $50 $450
4 $2 $2 $7 $15 $100
3 $1 $1 $2 $3 $25
2 $1 $2 $10
1 $2.50
0 $4 $2
Payout 64.83% 62.99% 63.54% 64.74% 63.91% 63.95% 64.87% 62.44% 60.13% 62.50%
Odds of Winning are 1 in
Prizes are Based on a $1 Play
Match 10 Spots 9 Spots 8 Spots 7 Spots 6 Spots 5 Spots 4 Spots 3 Spots 2 Spots 1 Spot
10 8,911,711
9 163,381 1,380,688
8 7,385 30,682 230,115
7 620.7 1,690 6,232 40,979
6 87.1 174.8 422.5 1,366 7,753
5 19.4 30.7 54.6 115.8 323 1,551
4 12.3 19.2 35 82.7 326.4
3 5.7 7.7 11.9 23.1 72.1
2 4.7 7.2 16.6
1 4
0 21.8 15.7
Overall 9.1 9.7 9.8 4.2 6.2 10.3 3.9 6.6 16.6 4

 9. Keno Multiplier option.

 (a) The Keno Multiplier option shall be available in association with the Keno game and will continue until the Secretary publically announces a suspension or termination thereof. Players may purchase the Keno Multiplier option for the chance to multiply prizes won as the result of a base Keno drawing by two, three, four, five or ten times. The Secretary on occasion may announce, as a special promotion, multipliers greater than ten or other changes to features of the Keno Multiplier option.

 (b) At the time of purchasing a Keno ticket from a Lottery retailer, a player may choose the Keno Multiplier option by marking the box for the Keno Multiplier on the bet slip. The Keno Multiplier option may be exercised, at the discretion of the player, by paying two times the amount played on the base Keno play. For example, if the player purchases a $2.00 base Keno play, the Keno Multiplier will cost $4.00, for a total purchase price of $6.00.

 (c) Prior to each Keno drawing, the Keno Multiplier drawing will occur, which shall result in the selection of the Keno Multiplier number.

 (d) Keno tickets that contain the Keno Multiplier option and one or more plays eligible for prizes, as described in section 7(b) through 7(k) (relating to prizes available to be won and determination of prize winners), shall be entitled to a total prize calculated by multiplying the base Keno prize won by the Keno Multiplier value selected for the drawing in which the ticket was entered.

 (e) The odds of a Keno Multiplier number being selected in a Keno Multiplier drawing are:

Keno Multiplier Value Odds of Occurring Per Play are 1 in
2X 2
3X 5
4X 5.56
5X 11.11
10X 33.33

 10. Retailer Incentive and Marketing Promotion Programs.

 (a) The Lottery may conduct a separate retailer incentive program for retailers who sell Keno tickets. The conduct of the program will be governed by 61 Pa. Code § 811.41 (relating to promotional prizes).

 (b) The Pennsylvania Lottery may conduct promotional drawings associated with the Keno game. The Keno tickets will be imprinted with a unique code to be used by players to enter the promotional drawings. The promotional drawings may be held independently of or in conjunction with the regular Keno drawings. The Secretary will announce the existence of the promotional drawings. Winners of promotional drawings will be randomly selected from the group of qualified entries. A description of the available prize(s) and the specific rules and other information necessary for the conduct of the promotional drawings will be posted to the Lottery's publicly accessible website. A copy of the same will also be kept on file with the Lottery and will be available upon request.

 (c) The Pennsylvania Lottery may conduct promotional payouts associated with the Keno game. The Keno tickets will be imprinted with a promotional message used to alert the player holding the ticket of the promotional opportunity. The Secretary will announce the existence of the promotional payouts. A description of the available promotional prize payouts and the specific rules and other information necessary for the conduct of the promotional payouts will be posted to the Lottery's publically accessible website. A copy of the same will also be kept on file with the Lottery and will be available upon request.

 (d) The Pennsylvania Lottery may conduct promotional activities to promote the sale of the Keno game, including offering tickets at a discounted price. Details of any such offering will be disseminated through media used to advertise or promote Keno or through normal communications methods.

C. DANIEL HASSELL, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-643. Filed for public inspection April 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]



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