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Pennsylvania Top Secret Crossword Instant Lottery Game 1358

[48 Pa.B. 4926]
[Saturday, August 11, 2018]

 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 Top Secret Crossword (hereinafter ''Top Secret Crossword''). The game number is PA-1358.

 2. Price: The price of a Top Secret Crossword instant lottery game ticket is $3.

 3. Play Symbols: Each Top Secret Crossword instant lottery game ticket will feature a ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, a crossword puzzle play grid known as the ''Crossword Grid'' and a ''BONUS'' area. The ''Crossword Grid'' and the ''BONUS'' play area are played separately. The play symbols located in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area are: the letters A through and including Z. The play symbols located in the ''Crossword Grid'' are: the letters A through and including Z; and a Magnifying Glass symbol. The play symbols and their captions located in the ''BONUS'' area are: Lock (LOCK), Letter (LETTER), Key (KEY), Radio (RADIO), Newspaper (NEWS), Fingerprint (PRINT), Badge (BADGE), Shoe (SHOE), Telephone (PHONE), and a Detective (WIN30) symbol.

 4. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in the ''Crossword Grid'' area are: Free $3 Ticket, $3, $5, $10, $30, $40, $50, $60, $100, $150, $1,000, and $50,000. The prize that can be won in the ''BONUS'' area is $30. A player can win up to five times on a ticket.

 5. Approximate Number of Tickets Printed For the Game: Approximately 13,200,000 tickets will be printed for the Top Secret Crossword instant lottery game.

 6. Determination of Prize Winners:

 (a) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches ten words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50,000.

 (b) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches nine words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

 (c) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches eight words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (d) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches seven words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' in which the winning combination contains a Magnifying Glass symbol, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

 (e) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches six words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' in which the winning combination contains a Magnifying Glass symbol, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $60.

 (f) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches seven words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (g) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches five words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' in which the winning combination contains a Magnifying Glass symbol, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, with a Detective (WIN30) symbol in the ''BONUS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $50.

 (h) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches six words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

 (i) Holders of tickets with a Detective (WIN30) symbol in the ''BONUS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $30.

 (j) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches five words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (k) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches four words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' in which the winning combination contains a Magnifying Glass symbol, using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $10.

 (l) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches four words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $5.

 (m) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches three words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of $3.

 (n) Holders of tickets where the player completely matches two words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' using only the letters found in the ''YOUR LETTERS'' area, on a single ticket, shall be entitled to a prize of one Top Secret Crossword lottery game ticket or one Pennsylvania Lottery instant lottery game ticket of equivalent sale price which is currently on sale.

 7. Game Play Instructions for the Top Secret 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 the ''Crossword Grid.''

 (b) When a player reveals two or more entire words in the ''Crossword Grid,'' the player is entitled to win a prize as described in Section 6.

 (c) Only the highest prize won in the ''Crossword 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 ''Crossword Grid.'' 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 ''Crossword Grid'' and play 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 the ''Crossword Grid,'' the player shall scratch the ''BONUS'' area. If the player reveals a Detective (WIN30) symbol, the player is entitled to win a prize as described in Section 6.

 8. 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:

Crossword Grid
Win With:
BONUS
Win With:
Win: Approximate
Odds Are 1 In:
Approximate No.
Of Winners Per
13,200,000 Tickets:
2 WORDS FREE $3 TICKET 10 1,320,000
3 WORDS $3 50 264,000
4 WORDS $5 12.50 1,056,000
4 WORDS w/ MAGNIFYING
GLASS
$10 41.67 316,800
5 WORDS $10 200 66,000
$30 w/ DETECTIVE $30 71.43 184,800
6 WORDS $30 166.67 79,200
(4 WORDS W/ MAGNIFYING
GLASS)
$30 w/ DETECTIVE $40 1,200 11,000
5 WORDS $30 w/ DETECTIVE $40 6,000 2,200
5 WORDS w/ MAGNIFYING
GLASS
$30 w/ DETECTIVE $50 342.86 38,500
7 WORDS $50 2,400 5,500
($30 w/ DETECTIVE) × 2 $60 3,000 4,400
6 WORDS $30 w/ DETECTIVE $60 2,000 6,600
6 WORDS w/ MAGNIFYING
GLASS
$60 2,000 6,600
5 WORDS ($30 w/ DETECTIVE) × 3 $100 4,000 3,300
7 WORDS w/ MAGNIFYING
GLASS
$100 2,400 5,500
8 WORDS $100 6,000 2,200
($30 w/ DETECTIVE) × 5 $150 12,000 1,100
6 WORDS W/ MAGNIFYING
GLASS
($30 w/ DETECTIVE) × 3 $150 12,000 1,100
9 WORDS $1,000 660,000 20
10 WORDS $50,000 1,320,000 10

 Scratch each ''MAGNIFYING GLASS'' symbol that appears in the Crossword Grid. Each ''MAGNIFYING GLASS'' symbol is a free spot. When a ''MAGNIFYING GLASS'' symbol appears in any winning combination of words, win DOUBLE the corresponding prize found in the PRIZE LEGEND.

 BONUS: Reveal a ''DETECTIVE'' (WIN30) symbol, win $30 instantly! BONUS is played separately.

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

 9. Retailer Incentive Awards: The Lottery may conduct a separate Retailer Incentive Program for retailers who sell Top Secret Crossword instant lottery game tickets.

 10. 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.

 11. Unclaimed Prize Money: For a period of 1 year from the announced close of Top Secret Crossword, prize money from winning Top Secret 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 Top Secret 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.

 12. 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.

 13. 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 Top Secret Crossword or through normal communications methods.

C. DANIEL HASSELL, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1242. Filed for public inspection August 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]



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