§ 867.8. Determination of prize winners.

 (a)  Prizes are determined on a parimutuel prize basis. The number of plays in a category entitled to claim a prize will be determined by the Lottery. Prizes awarded will be determined as follows:


Tickets Contain-
ing the Following,
on one Single
Play
Prize
Category
Percent (%) of
Winning Pool
Allocated to Prize Category
5 of 5 of 26
Winning Cards
First Prize61%
4 of 5 of 26
Winning Cards
Second Prize23%
3 of 5 of 26
Winning Cards
Third Prize16% (Minimum
Prize $1)

 (b)  Parimutuel prize money allocated to the first prize category will be paid on a parimutuel basis, divided equally by the number of plays on standard game tickets determined by the Lottery to be entitled to claim a first prize.

 (c)  Prize money allocated to the second prize category will be paid on a parimutuel basis, divided equally by the number of plays on standard game tickets determined by the Lottery to be entitled to claim a second prize.

 (d)  Prize money allocated to the third prize category will be paid on a parimutuel basis, divided equally by the number of plays on standard game tickets determined by the Lottery to be entitled to claim a third prize. There will be a minimum $1 prize paid in this category. If the third prize requirement exceeds 16% of the winnings pool, the amount in excess of the 16% will be drawn and paid from otherwise available Lottery Fund moneys.

 (e)  If, in a Hearts and Diamonds game drawing, there are no plays on standard game tickets which qualify for the first, second or third prize category, the parimutuel prize money allocated to the particular prize category will be reallocated and added to the amount allocated for the first prize category money in the next Hearts and Diamonds game drawing; and the resultant amount will be divided as in subsection (b).

 (f)  On winning Hearts and Diamonds plays, prizes will be paid as follows:

   (1)  Individual ticket prize payments will be paid entirely in cash.

   (2)  If more than one winning first prize play is determined, each, upon meeting the requirements of § §  867.10 and 867.11 (relating to ticket validation requirements; and procedures for claiming and payment of prizes), is entitled to a prorated payment share of the total first prize.

   (3)  If more than one winning second prize play is determined, each, upon meeting the requirements of § §  867.10 and 867.11, is entitled to a prorated payment share of the total second prize.

   (4)  If more than one winning third prize play is determined, each, upon meeting the requirements of § §  867.10 and 867.11, is entitled to a prorated payment share of the total third prize. There will be a $1 minimum prize paid in this category.

 (g)  A winning Hearts and Diamonds play may win in only one prize category in connection with the winning cards drawn, and is entitled only to the highest prize won by those cards.

 (h)  For purpose of calculation of a prize to be paid with respect to a standard game, the calculation will be rounded down so that prizes can be paid in multiples of 50¢.

 (i)  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 the change will be announced by public notice.

 (j)  Retailer incentive and marketing promotion programs may be implemented at the discretion of the Secretary. Funds for the programs will be drawn from the Lottery Fund.

Cross References

   This section cited in 61 Pa. Code §  867.2 (relating to purpose); and 61 Pa. Code §  867.12 (relating to winnings pool).



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