61 Pa. Code § 871.12 - Ticket validation requirements

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

(a) Valid tickets. To be a valid ticket, the following conditions shall be met:
(1) The ticket validation number shall be present in its entirety and shall correspond, using the computer validation file, to the selected numbers printed on the ticket for the date printed on the ticket.
(2) The ticket shall be intact.
(3) The ticket may not be mutilated, altered, reconstituted or tampered with.
(4) The ticket may not be counterfeit or an exact duplicate of a winning ticket.
(5) The ticket shall have been issued by the Lottery through a licensed on-line retailer.
(6) The ticket may not have been stolen.
(7) The ticket shall be validated in accordance with § 871.13 (relating to procedures for claiming and payment of Powerball prizes).
(8) The player-selected or computer-selected numbers on the ticket shall be in individual groups of five first set numbers and one second set number each associated with a single letter, A, B, C, D or E. The numbers and the associated letter shall constitute a single play.
(9) The ticket data shall have been recorded on the Lottery's central computer system prior to the drawing and the ticket data shall match this computer record in every respect.
(10) The player-selected or computer-selected numbers, promotion selection, if applicable, the validation number data and the drawing date of an apparent winning ticket shall appear on the official file of the winning tickets; and a ticket with that exact data may not have been previously paid.
(11) The ticket may not be misregistered, defectively printed or printed or produced in error.
(12) The ticket shall pass other confidential security checks of the Lottery.
(13) By submitting a ticket for validation, the player agrees to abide by this chapter.
(14) There may not be another violation of this part in relation to the ticket.
(b) Invalid or defective tickets-disputes. A ticket not passing the validation checks in subsection (a) will be considered invalid and will not be paid.
(1) In cases of doubt, the determination of the Secretary is final and binding. The Secretary may replace an invalid ticket with a ticket of equivalent sale price from a current Lottery game.
(2) If a defective ticket is purchased or if the Secretary determines to adjust an error, the sole and exclusive remedy will be the replacement of the defective or erroneous ticket with a ticket of equivalent sale price from a current Lottery game.
(3) If a ticket is not paid by the Lottery and a dispute occurs as to whether the ticket is a winning ticket, the Lottery may replace the ticket as provided in paragraph (2). This is the sole and exclusive remedy of the holder of the ticket.


61 Pa. Code § 871.12

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