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Pennsylvania Match for Cash Fast Play Game 5031

[48 Pa.B. 2470]
[Saturday, April 28, 2018]

 Under the State Lottery Law (72 P.S. §§ 3761-101—3761-314) and 61 Pa. Code § 803.11 (relating to powers and duties of the Secretary of Revenue), the Secretary of Revenue hereby provides public notice of the rules for the following lottery game:

 1. Name: The name of the lottery game is Pennsylvania Match for Cash (hereinafter ''Match for Cash''). The game number is PA-5031.

 2. Definitions:

 (a) Authorized Retailer or Retailer: A person who is properly licensed by the Lottery pursuant to 61 Pa. Code §§ 805.1—805.17.

 (b) Bar Code: The symbology on the ticket containing certain encrypted validation and accounting data used for identifying winning and losing tickets.

 (c) Game Ticket: A bearer instrument produced through a Lottery Terminal that is the player's record of a play for a Fast Play lottery game and sold by an authorized retailer containing the play and validation data as published in this game notice.

 (d) Lottery Central Computer System: The computer gaming system on which all Fast Play plays are recorded.

 (e) Lottery Terminal: A device authorized by the Lottery to function in an interactive mode with the Lottery Central Computer System for the purpose of issuing plays, executing Quick Pick selections, and entering, receiving, and processing lottery transactions, including making purchases, validating plays, and transmitting reports, and performing inventory functions.

 (f) Play: A chance to participate in a particular Fast Play lottery game.

 (g) Play Area: The area on a ticket which contains one or more play symbols.

 (h) Play Symbol: A number, letter, symbol, image or other character found in the play area which is used to determine whether a player wins a prize.

 (i) PRIZE: A non-monetary item, money, or experience that can be won as specified in section 6 (relating to prizes available to be won and determination of prize winners) of this game notice.

 (j) Winning Ticket: A game ticket which has been validated and qualifies for a prize.

 3. Price: The price of a Match for Cash ticket is $2.

 4. Description of the Match for Cash lottery game:

 (a) The Match for Cash lottery game is an instant win game printed from a Lottery Terminal. All prizes are predetermined, and the player does not have the ability to select his or her own play symbols. Match for Cash tickets may be purchased from an authorized retailer or at a Lottery self-service terminal that sells terminal-based Lottery game tickets. Tickets purchased from an authorized retailer shall be printed on-demand at the time of purchase and may not be preprinted by the retailer.

 (b) Match for Cash is played by matching like prize amounts in the play area. A player matching three like prize play symbols on a single ticket wins that amount. A bet slip is not used to play this game.

 (c) Players can win the prize identified in section 6 (relating to prizes available to be won and determination of prize winners).

 (d) A Match for Cash game ticket cannot be canceled or voided once printed by the Lottery Terminal, even if printed in error.

 (e) To purchase a ticket at an authorized retailer, a player must remit the purchase price to the retailer by verbally requesting a Match for Cash game ticket. The ticket shall be the only valid proof of the bet placed and the only valid receipt for claiming a prize.

 (f) 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 of a Match for Cash game ticket and select the Match for Cash option on the Lottery self-service terminal. The ticket shall be the only valid proof of the bet placed and the only valid receipt for claiming a prize.

 5. Pennsylvania Match for Cash ticket characteristics:

 (a) A Match for Cash ticket shall contain a play area, the cost of the play, the date of sale, and a bar code.

 (b) Play Symbols: The prize play symbols and their captions located in the play area are: $2 (TWO DOL), $3 (THR DOL), $4 (FOR DOL), $5 (FIV DOL), $6 (SIX DOL), $7 (SVN DOL), $10 (TEN DOL), $12 (TWELV), $15 (FIFTN), $20 (TWENTY), $30 (THIRTY), $40 (FORTY), $50 (FIFTY), $100 (ONE HUN), $150 (ONEHUNFTY), $200 (TWO HUN), $500 (FIV HUN), $1,000 (ONE THO) and a $10,000 (TEN THO) symbol.

 (c) Prizes: The prizes that can be won in this game are: $2, $3, $4, $5, $6, $7, $10, $12, $15, $20, $30, $40, $50, $100, $150, $200, $500, $1,000 and $10,000.

 (d) A player can win up to eight times on a ticket.

 (e) Approximate Number of Tickets Available for the Game: Approximately 1,200,000 tickets will be available for sale for the Match for Cash lottery game.

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

 (a) All Match for Cash prize payments will be made as one-time, lump-sum cash payments.

 (b) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $10,000 (TEN THO) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $1,000 (ONE THO) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

 (d) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $500 (FIV HUN) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $500.

 (e) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $200 (TWO HUN) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $200.

 (f) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $150 (ONEHUNFTY) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $150.

 (g) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $100 (ONE HUN) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (h) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $50 (FIFTY) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (i) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $40 (FORTY) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $40.

 (j) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $30 (THIRTY) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

 (k) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $20 (TWENTY) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $20.

 (l) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $15 (FIFTN) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $15.

 (m) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $12 (TWELV) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $12.

 (n) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $10 (TEN DOL) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (o) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $7 (SVN DOL) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $7.

 (p) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $6 (SIX DOL) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $6.

 (q) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $5 (FIV DOL) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 (r) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $4 (FOR DOL) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $4.

 (s) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $3 (THR DOL) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3.

 (t) Holders of tickets with three matching prize play symbols of $2 (TWO DOL) in the play area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $2.

 7. Number and Description of Prizes and Approximate Chances of Winning: The following table sets forth the approximate number of winners, amounts of prizes, and approximate chances of winning:

Match Three Like PRIZE Amounts,
Win That Amount. Win With:
Win: Approximate Chances of Winning Are 1 In: Approximate No.
Of Winners Per
1,200,000 Tickets
3—$2s $2 7.69 156,000
3—$3s $3 40 30,000
3—$4s $4 30.3 39,600
(3—$3s) + (3—$2s) $5 166.67 7,200
3—$5s $5 166.67 7,200
(3—$4s) + (3—$2s) $6 200 6,000
3—$6s $6 200 6,000
(3—$5s) + (3—$2s) $7 200 6,000
3—$7s $7 200 6,000
(3—$5s) + (3—$3s) + (3—$2s) $10 250 4,800
(3—$7s) + (3—$3s) $10 243.9 4,920
3—$10s $10 166.67 7,200
(3—$6s) + (3—$4s) + (3—$2s) $12 500 2,400
(3—$7s) + (3—$5s) $12 500 2,400
3—$12s $12 333.33 3,600
(3—$7s) + (3—$5s) + (3—$3s) $15 1,667 720
3—$15s $15 1,250 960
(3—$10s) + (3—$5s) + (3—$3s) + (3—$2s) $20 1,429 840
($3—$10s) + (3—$7s) + (3—$3s) $20 1,667 720
(3—$15s) + (3—$5s) $20 1,667 720
3—$20s $20 1,000 1,200
(3—$20s) + (3—$5s) + (3—$3s) + (3—$2s) $30 3,333 360
(3—$20s) + (3—$10s) $30 3,333 360
3—$30s $30 3,333 360
(3—$30s) + (3—$10s) $40 3,000 400
3—$40s $40 2,000 600
(3—$30s) + (3—$20s) $50 2,400 500
(3—$40s) + (3—$10s) $50 2,400 500
3—$50s $50 2,000 600
(3—$40s) + (3—$30s) + (3—$10s) + (3—$6s) +
 (3—$5s) + (3—$4s) + (3—$3s) + (3—$2s)
$100 10,000 120
(3—$50s) + (3—$40s) + (3—$10s) $100 4,000 300
3—$100s $100 8,000 150
(3—$100s) + (3—$50s) $150 12,000 100
3—$150s $150 12,000 100
(3—$100s) + (3—$50s) + (3—$20s) + (3—$15s) +
 (3—$10s) + (3—$3s) + (3—$2s)
$200 24,000 50
(3—$150s) + (3—$50s) $200 24,000 50
3—$200s $200 24,000 50
(3—$200s) + (3—$150s) + (3—$100s) + (3—$50s) $500 40,000 30
3—$500s $500 40,000 30
(3—$500s) + (3—$200s) + (3—$150s) +
 (3—$100s) + (3—$50s)
$1,000 60,000 20
3—$1,000s $1,000 120,000 10
3—$10,000s $10,000 120,000 10

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

 8. Ticket Responsibility:

 (a) A Fast Play lottery game ticket is a bearer document deemed to be owned by the person holding the game ticket, except that if a name is contained on the back of the game ticket, the person so named will, for all purposes, be considered the owner of the game ticket.

 (b) The holder of a Fast Play lottery game ticket has the sole responsibility for checking the accuracy and condition of the data printed on the game ticket.

 (c) The Commonwealth shall not be responsible for a lost or stolen Fast Play lottery game ticket, or a Fast Play ticket redeemed by a player in error.

 9. Ticket Validation and Requirements:

 (a) Valid Fast Play lottery game tickets. To be a valid Fast Play lottery game ticket, the presented game ticket must meet the following requirements:

 (1) The game ticket's bar code shall be present in its entirety.

 (2) The game ticket must be intact.

 (3) The game ticket may not be mutilated, altered, reconstituted or tampered with.

 (4) The game ticket may not be counterfeit or a duplicate of a winning ticket.

 (5) The game ticket must have been validly issued.

 (6) The game ticket data shall have been recorded on the Lottery Central Computer System and the game ticket data shall match the computer record in every respect.

 (7) The game ticket must not be defectively printed or printed or produced in error such that it cannot be processed or validated by the Lottery.

 (8) The game ticket must pass other confidential security checks of the Lottery.

 (b) Invalid or defective game tickets: A game ticket not passing the validation requirements in subsection (a) will be considered invalid and no payment will be made on account of any play recorded thereon. The determination of the Secretary in this regard is final.

 10. Procedures for claiming and payment of prizes:

 (a) A prize may be claimed through an authorized retailer or the Lottery, as provided in this section. A prize must be claimed within 1 year of the sale date of the Fast Play lottery game ticket.

 (b) An authorized retailer is authorized to pay prizes of $2,500 or less. The holder of a game ticket evidencing a winning play representing a prize of $2,500 or less may be paid by a participating authorized retailer if a proper validation pay ticket was issued by the retailer's Lottery Terminal.

 (c) The holder of a game ticket evidencing a winning play representing a prize in excess of $2,500 may present the game ticket to an authorized retailer, Lottery District Office, or Lottery Headquarters.

 (d) Pursuant to the preceding paragraphs, the retailer or the Lottery will issue payment if:

 (1) The game ticket is scanned and the play is validated through the Lottery Terminal or the Lottery Central Computer System;

 (2) A claim form is properly and fully completed;

 (3) The identification of the claimant is confirmed; and

 (4) The winning ticket has not expired, pursuant to this section or section 12 (relating to unclaimed prizes).

 (e) The Commonwealth shall not be responsible for a winning play paid in error by an authorized retailer.

 (f) In the event a prize described in these rules is not available, the Lottery may either provide a substitute prize, determined by the Secretary to have an equivalent value to the prize won, or make a cash payment to the winner, in an amount determined by the Secretary to have an equivalent value to the prize won.

 11. Funding for prizes: Moneys will be drawn from the State Lottery Fund, to the extent necessary, to fund the payment of prizes under this section. If this lottery game is terminated for any cause, prize moneys remaining undistributed will remain in the State Lottery Fund and used for purposes otherwise provided for by law.

 12. Unclaimed prizes: Unclaimed prize money on winning Fast Play lottery game tickets will be retained by the Secretary for payment to the persons entitled thereto for 1 year from the sale date of the Fast Play lottery game ticket. If no claim is made within 1 year from the sale date of the Fast Play lottery game ticket, the right of a ticket holder to claim the prize represented by that ticket, if any, shall expire.

 13. Purchase and prize restrictions: A Fast Play lottery game ticket may not be purchased by, and a prize may not be paid, to an officer or employee of the Lottery, Lottery professional services contractors or subcontractors, or to a spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing in the same household of an officer, employee, contractor or subcontractor who is involved in the production, distribution or operation of systems for the validation or accounting of Fast Play games.

 14. Governing Law:

 (a) By purchasing a ticket, the purchaser agrees to comply with and abide by the State Lottery Law (72 P.S. §§ 3761-101—3761-314), this notice, instructions, conditions and final decisions of the Secretary, and procedures established by the Secretary for the conduct of the Fast Play Match for Cash lottery game.

 (b) Decisions made by the Secretary, including the declaration of prizes and the payment thereof, in interpretation of this notice are final and binding on players and persons making a claim in respect thereof.

 15. Retailer Compensation:

 (a) Authorized retailers may be entitled to compensation as determined by the Lottery.

 (b) No authorized retailer or employee of an authorized retailer shall request, demand, or accept gratuities or any compensation other than as provided in subsection (a) in exchange for the performance of duties authorized pursuant to the Lottery retailer's license without the Lottery's prior written authorization.

 16. Retailer Incentive Programs. The Lottery may conduct a separate Retailer Incentive Program for retailers who sell Pennsylvania Fast Play Match for Cash lottery game tickets.

 17. Retailer Bonus: The Lottery may offer a retailer bonus in connection with the sale of Pennsylvania Fast Play 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 Fast Play game ticket is claimed and validated. A bonus will not be awarded to a Lottery retailer that sells a non-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Fast Play game ticket used to enter a Pennsylvania Lottery second-chance drawing or promotion that is subsequently selected to win a prize.

 18. 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 Match for Cash or through normal communications methods.

 19. Applicability: This notice applies only to the Match for Cash lottery game announced in this notice.

C. DANIEL HASSELL, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-644. Filed for public inspection April 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]



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