61 Pa. Code § 871.17 - Purchase and prize restrictions

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

(a) A Powerball ticket may not be purchased in this Commonwealth by, and a prize will not be paid to, an officer or employee of the Pennsylvania Lottery or any of the Lottery's professional services contractors or subcontractors who are involved in the operation of the on-line lottery games system or its associated drawings, or to a spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing in the same household as these individuals.
(b) In addition to the individuals identified in subsection (a), the following persons are not eligible to purchase a Powerball ticket and are ineligible to be paid a prize for a Powerball ticket:
(1) An employee, officer or director of the MUSL.
(2) A person under contract with the MUSL to conduct a financial or security audit of the MUSL.
(3) An employee, partner, shareholder or owner of an independent accounting firm under contract with the MUSL to observe drawings and site operations.
(4) A relative living in the same household of a person described in paragraph (1), (2) or (3).
(c) Except as provided in subsection (b), the individuals identified in subsection (a) are not prohibited from purchasing a ticket or winning a prize from a MUSL member lottery other than the Pennsylvania Lottery.
(d) A Lottery retailer authorized to sell lottery tickets for on-line games, or an employee of a retailer may not request, demand or accept gratuities or additional compensation from any person, or agent thereof, in exchange for the purchase of Powerball lottery tickets. A retailer authorized to sell lottery tickets for on-line games shall make Powerball lottery tickets available for sale to the public during the hours that sale of Powerball tickets are authorized to be sold and that business is open to the public. A retailer may only sell Powerball lottery tickets on the premises described in the retailer's contract, except as specially authorized in writing by the Director. No transaction, or any part thereof, of Powerball lottery tickets may be made at the general corporate office of a retailer unless that office is open to the public and has contracted with the Lottery as a separate Lottery retailer. A Lottery retailer authorized to sell lottery tickets for on-line games may not enter into any special agreement with a person, group of persons or agent thereof, for the purchase of over $500 of Powerball lottery tickets for any one drawing. A retailer shall immediately report to the Lottery an attempt made by a person, or group of persons or an agent thereof, to purchase more than 50% of the number combinations for Powerball for any one drawing. A retailer shall obtain the name and address of any person purchasing more than $5,000 in Powerball lottery tickets for any one drawing and report the information to the Lottery before the sale. A person may not purchase a ticket or combination of tickets and a lottery retailer may not directly or knowingly sell a ticket or combination of tickets to any person which would guarantee the purchaser a grand prize win.

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61 Pa. Code § 871.17

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