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PICK 4 Terminal-Based Lottery Game

[45 Pa.B. 388]
[Saturday, January 17, 2015]

The Secretary of Revenue hereby provides public notice that, effective for ticket sales occurring on or after January 27, 2015, the Pennsylvania Lottery will cease operating the Big Four game under the regulations at 61 Pa. Code §§ 815.231—815.239, and will begin operating the PICK 4 game in accordance with the terminal-based lottery game regulations at 61 Pa. Code §§ 875.1—875.17 and this game notice.

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 PICK 4.

2. Effective Date: Effective for ticket sales occurring on or after January 27, 2015, the PICK 4 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 PICK 4 ticket is based on the amount a player wagers for each play on the ticket. The minimum wager is $.50 per play. Players can wager up to $5.00 per play, in increments of $.50.

4. Description of the PICK 4 game:

(a) PICK 4 is designed to give players the opportunity to win one prize per play.

(b) Game Play: PICK 4 offers player the following game play options: Straight and Box.

(1) A Straight play involves four numbers, selected by the player or through the Quick Pick option, each ranging from 0 to 9, and requires matching, in the same order, all four of the numbers drawn by the Lottery.

(2) A Box play involves four numbers, selected by the player or through the Quick Pick option, each ranging from 0 to 9, and requires matching, in any order, all four of the numbers drawn by the Lottery.

(c) Game Play Combination Option: In addition to the primary methods of game play described in section 4(b), PICK 4 offers players the opportunity to combine a Straight play and a Box play by choosing ”Straight Box”. This option involves purchasing both game play options for a single number sequence. The ”Straight Box” option enters the players numbers as a $.50 Straight play, as described in section 4(b)(1), and a $.50 Box play, as described in section 4(b)(2).

(d) PICK 4 game 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 PICK 4 bet slip to the authorized retailer. Alternatively, a player may make their number selections or request the Quick Pick option, choose the type of play, select whether the number selection is for the day drawing or evening drawing, select the drawing date or dates for which the number selection should be entered, and select the play amount by verbally relaying the same to an authorized retailer.

(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 PICK 4 bet slip. Alternatively, a player may make their number selections or request the Quick Pick option, choose the type of play, select whether the number selection is for the day drawing or evening drawing, select the drawing date or dates for which the number selection should be entered, and select the play amount by manually entering the information into the Lottery self-service terminal.

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

(f) A player may purchase plays for up to seven drawings in advance for either the day drawing or the evening drawing.

(g) A PICK 4 game ticket may not be canceled or voided once printed by the Lottery terminal, even if printed in error.

5. PICK 4 bet slip and ticket characteristics and restrictions:

(a) PICK 4 bet slips.

(1) PICK 4 bet slips are optically readable cards issued by the Pennsylvania Lottery that a player may use to make play selections. Using a PICK 4 bet slip, the player may select up to four numbers, each ranging from 0 to 9, the play type for the number selection, the play amount, and the number of drawings in which the number selection is played. For additional plays desired, a player must complete their number selections in a separate game area on the bet slip (GAME A, GAME B, GAME C, GAME D, and GAME E).

(2) PICK 4 bet slips shall be available at no cost to the player.

(3) Plays shall be selected in accordance with the instructions printed on the PICK 4 bet slip.

(4) A PICK 4 bet slip has no pecuniary or prize value, 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 PICK 4 bet slip must be completed manually. The use of mechanical, electronic, computer generated or any other nonmanual method of marking bet slips is 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) PICK 4 tickets.

(1) A PICK 4 ticket shall contain one number selection, the drawing date or range of dates for which the number selection is entered, a designation that the ticket is for the day drawing or the evening drawing, the cost of the play, the total cost of the ticket, the designation of the type of play, and validation data.

(2) A PICK 4 ticket shall be the only valid proof of the wager(s) placed, and the only valid receipt for claiming a prize.

(3) A PICK 4 ticket shall only be valid for the drawing date or range of dates printed on the ticket.

(4) A separate PICK 4 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. A PICK 4 drawing will be held at a time as determined and publicly announced by the Secretary.

(b) Place of drawing. A PICK 4 drawing will be conducted in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area unless the Secretary directs and publicly announces that a drawing or part of the drawing procedure will be conducted at another location.

(c) Manner of conducting drawings. The Lottery will select, at random, four numbers from 0 through 9, with the aid of mechanical devices or any other selection methodology as authorized by the Secretary. The four numbers selected will be used to determine winners for each individual drawing. The validity of a drawing will be determined solely by the Lottery.

(d) Special drawings. The Secretary may announce special drawings to be held in addition to regularly scheduled PICK 4 drawings. A play purchased for a regular drawing shall be valid for that drawing’s associated special drawing held on the same date. Plays eligible for a regular drawing’s associated special drawing shall be eligible for the prizes as provided in section 7 (relating to prizes available to be won and determination of prize winners).

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

(a) The determination of PICK 4 prize winners for a player’s number selections correctly matching the winning numbers selected by the Lottery during a regular PICK 4 drawing or an associated special drawing will be as follows:

(1) Holders of a Straight play ticket upon which the player’s four numbers match the four winning numbers selected by the Lottery, with the matching numbers appearing in the same order as drawn by the Lottery, for the drawing in which the player’s number selection is entered, shall be the winner of a Straight play and shall be entitled to a prize of $2,500 for each $.50 wagered.

(2) Holders of a Box play ticket upon which the player’s four numbers, of which three are identical, match the four winning numbers selected by the Lottery, in any order, for the drawing in which the player’s number selection is entered, shall be the winner of a 4-Way Box play and shall be entitled to a prize of $600 for each $.50 wagered.

(3) Holders of a Box play ticket upon which the player’s four numbers consist of two unique pairs of matching numbers that match the four winning numbers selected by the Lottery, in any order, for the drawing in which the player’s number selection is entered, shall be the winner of a 6-Way Box play and shall be entitled to a prize of $400 for each $.50 wagered.

(4) Holders of a Box play ticket upon which the player’s four numbers consist of a pair of matching numbers and two other unique numbers that match the four winning numbers selected by the Lottery, in any order, for the drawing in which the player’s number selection is entered, shall be the winner of a 12-Way Box play and shall be entitled to a prize of $200 for each $.50 wagered.

(5) Holders of a Box play ticket upon which the player’s four numbers, all of which are different, match the four winning numbers selected by the Lottery, in any order, for the drawing in which the player’s number selection is entered, shall be the winner of a 24-Way Box play and shall be entitled to a prize of $100 for each $.50 wagered.

(b) All PICK 4 prize payments will be made as a one-time, lump-sum payment.

(c) A player’s winning PICK 4 number selection is entitled only to the highest prize for which it is eligible.

(d) The Lottery reserves the right to stop play on any number or combination of numbers at any time during the course of the PICK 4 game.

(e) The prizes available to be won and the determination of prize winners may be changed at the discretion of the Secretary and will be announced by public notice. Any such changes will apply prospectively to PICK 4 drawings as of the date specified in the public notice.

(f) The Secretary may alter any prize amount stated in section 7(a)(1)—(5) temporarily for marketing or promotional purposes. Such change will be announced by public notice.

8. Probability of winning. The following table sets forth all possible ways that a prize can be won for a single play; the corresponding prize won; and the probability of winning each prize for each $.50 wagered.

Win With The Following Types
Of Play:
Probability
Of Winning Per
Play Is 1 In:
Prize Won:
Straight 10,000 $2,500
4-Way Box 2,500 $600
6-Way Box 1,667 $400
12-Way Box 833.33 $200
24-Way Box 416.67 $100

9. Retailer Incentive and Marketing Promotion Programs.

(a) The Lottery may conduct a separate retailer incentive program for retailers who sell PICK 4 tickets as authorized 61 Pa. Code § 875.17 (relating to retailer promotion programs).

(b) The Pennsylvania Lottery may conduct promotional drawings associated with the PICK 4 game. The PICK 4 game 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 PICK 4 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.

DANIEL MEUSER,
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-111. Filed for public inspection January 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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