61 Pa. Code § 870.8 - Determination of prize winners

Current through Register Vol. 51, No. 40, October 2, 2021

(a) The pari-mutuel prize to be awarded to an owner of an apparent winning ticket will be determined as follows:

Tickets Containing the Following, In One Single Lettered Game Play Prize Category Percent (%) of Winners Pool Allocated to Prize Category
All Six Winning Numbers 1st 76.0%
Five Winning Numbers 2nd 8.0%
Four Winning Numbers 3rd 7.5%
Three Winning Numbers 4th 8.5%
(b) Prize money allocated to the first prize category will be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, divided equally by the number of plays on 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 pari-mutuel basis, divided equally by the number of plays on 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 pari-mutuel basis, divided equally by the number of plays on tickets determined by the Lottery to be entitled to claim a third prize.
(e) Prize money allocated to the fourth prize category will be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, divided equally by the number of plays on tickets determined by the Lottery to be entitled to claim a fourth prize.
(f) If, in a Super 6 Lotto drawing, there are no plays on tickets which qualify for a particular prize category, the pari-mutuel 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 Super 6 Lotto drawing.
(g) Super 6 Lotto prizes will be paid as follows:
(1) Individual ticket prize payments will be paid entirely in cash with the exception of the first prize category.
(2) Prizes payable to the first prize category winners will be paid either by an initial cash payment plus equal annual payments over a specified term of 25 years or a one-time cash payment if the owner selected the cash option at the time of purchase.
(3) If more than one winning first prize play is determined, each, upon meeting the requirements of § § 870.10 and 870.11 (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 category.
(4) For first prize category payments, the total one-time cash payment for the first prize category will be in an amount which is the greater of either the cash available in the winnings pool for the first prize category or the announced cash option amount; or, if the annuity option is selected at the time of purchase, the total of the initial and annual payments over the term for the first prize will be the greater of either the announced annuity jackpot or the annuity that could be purchased with the cash available in the winnings pool for the first prize category. The minimum jackpot will be at least $500,000. The annuity will be paid in an initial cash payment plus equal annual payments over a specified term of 25 years. If more than one winning play is determined, each is entitled to a prorated share of the total first prize category as provided in paragraph (3).
(5) For first prize category payments, the Secretary may elect to make payment entirely as a one-time cash payment, if public notice is given in accordance with subsection (j). This one-time cash payment shall be the amount equal to the greater of either the cash available in the winnings pool for the first prize category or the announced cash option jackpot.
(h) A winning Super 6 Lotto play is entitled only to the highest prize won by those numbers.
(i) For purpose of calculating a Super 6 Lotto prize, the amount to be paid will be rounded down to the nearest 50¢.
(j) The number of prize categories, the allocation of prize money among the prize categories and the annuity term may be changed at the discretion of the Secretary and the change will be announced by public notice. The changes will only apply prospectively to Super 6 Lotto drawings as of the date specified in the public notice. (See 34 Pa.B. 273 (January 10, 2004).)
(k) Retailer incentive and marketing promotion programs, including the use of unfunded free tickets, may be implemented at the discretion of the Secretary. Funds for the programs, if needed, will be drawn from the Lottery fund.

Notes

61 Pa. Code § 870.8
The provisions of this § 870.8 amended November 8, 2002, effective November 9, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 5516.

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