61 Pa. Code § 876.2 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 52, No. 16, April 16, 2022

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

Bonus money-Credit issued to a registered iLottery player that does not have a cash value, but which can be converted to a predetermined cash value as further detailed in § 876.14a (relating to withdrawals from a lottery account).

Bureau-The Pennsylvania State Lottery created to administer and operate the lottery by order of the Executive Board.

Cash-out games-A type of iLottery game in which the registered iLottery player is given the option to end the game early for a predetermined amount of money.

Drawing-The process of selecting the numbers, letters or symbols that determine the winning numbers, letters or symbols or the outcome of an iLottery game or an individual play, chance or share.

Fixed payouts-The numbers and amounts of prizes established for an iLottery game, regardless of how many plays, chances or shares are sold.

iLottery-A system that provides for the distribution of lottery products through numerous channels that include, but are not limited to, web applications, mobile applications, mobile web, tablets and social media platforms that allow a registered iLottery player to interface through a portal for the purpose of obtaining lottery products and ancillary services, such as account management, game purchase, game play and prize redemption.

iLottery game-

(i) Internet instant games and other lottery products offered through iLottery.

(ii) The term does not include games that represent physical, Internet-based or monitor-based interactive lottery games which simulate casino-style lottery games, specifically including poker, roulette, slot machines and blackjack.

Instant win game-A type of iLottery game in which the result of a play, chance or share is the display of numbers, letters or symbols indicating whether a prize has been won. Unlike Internet instant games, no reveal is required to determine whether a prize has been won.

Internet instant game-A lottery game of chance in which, by the use of a computer, tablet computer or other mobile device, a registered iLottery player purchases a play, chance or share with the result of a play, chance or share being a reveal on the device of numbers, letters or symbols indicating whether a lottery prize has been won according to an established methodology as provided by the Bureau.

Lottery account-An account established by an individual with the Bureau that shall be used to register for iLottery and to participate in iLottery. A lottery account may be used to purchase or use lottery products, to participate in lottery promotions and second chance drawings and for lottery communications.

Lottery products-Plays, shares or chances offered by the Bureau as well as lottery property that may be exchanged for plays, shares or chances. The term includes any lottery game or lottery product authorized by the Secretary and offered by the Bureau under the act of August 26, 1971 ( P.L. 351, No. 91) (72 P.S. §§ 3761-301- 3761-315), known as the State Lottery Law, or act 42 of 2017 ( P.L. 419, No. 42) (4 Pa.C.S. §§ 501-505 (relating to lottery)) such as instant tickets, terminal-based tickets, raffle games, play-for-fun games, lottery vouchers, subscription services and gift cards.

Lotto game-A type of iLottery game in which a registered iLottery player chooses "X" numbers, letters or symbols from a field of "Y" numbers, letters or symbols. The field of "Y" numbers, letters or symbols is established by the Bureau. To win, a registered iLottery player matches a designated combination of numbers, letters, symbols, or a specified combination thereof, with the winning numbers, letters or symbols randomly drawn by the Bureau. Examples of lotto games include Powerball and MegaMillions® and similar games in which multiple "Y" numbers, letters or symbols are chosen from a single set of numbers, letters or symbols.

Numbers game-A type of iLottery game in which a registered iLottery player chooses "X" numbers, letters or symbols from multiple fields of "Y" numbers, letters or symbols. The player must choose whether to purchase a straight play or a box play. In straight play, the numbers, letters or symbols are matched in the same order as the winning numbers are drawn by the Bureau. In box play, the numbers, letters or symbols match all of the winning numbers drawn by the Bureau, but in any order. Examples of numbers games include Pick 4 and Pick 5 and similar games in which "Y" numbers, letters or symbols are chosen from multiple sets of numbers, letters or symbols.

Pari-mutuel-A prize structure in which the total available prize pool or pool is split between all winners at a particular prize level or levels.

Play-An opportunity, for a predetermined price, to participate in an iLottery game. May also be referred to as a chance or a share.

Prize or lottery prize-The item or money that can be won in each iLottery game as determined by the prize structure for that iLottery game. A prize or lottery prize may also be referred to as lottery winnings in this chapter.

Prize pool or pool-Amount of money designated for payments of prizes for an iLottery game. The term can also mean a preset number of plays, chances or shares containing a predetermined number of winners.

Prize tiers-One or more different levels, amounts or types of prizes for an iLottery game.

Progressive-An iLottery game prize structure in which the top prize available begins with a minimum prize amount, as determined by the Bureau, which grows at a predetermined rate every time a play is purchased and then resets to the minimum prize amount whenever a top prize winning play is purchased.

Purchase price-The cost of a play, chance or share for an iLottery game.

Randomizer-A device or program that generates a random set of numbers.

Random number generator-A secured computerized system, which draws random numbers to determine the outcome of an individual play, chance or share or an iLottery game.

Registered iLottery player-An individual who creates a lottery account with the Bureau, registers for iLottery and is approved for participation in iLottery.

Responsible gambling tools-Settings available to a registered iLottery player through iLottery that promote responsible gambling.

Secretary-The Secretary of Revenue of the Commonwealth.

Subscription services-A payment, advance payment or promise of payment for multiple lottery products over a specified period of time, including payment through iLot-tery.

Top prize-The highest prize available to be won in an iLottery game.

Traditional lottery products-Lottery products offered by the Bureau under 61 Pa. Code Chapters 801-875 (relating to State Lotteries).

Winning play-A play, chance or share that has been validated by the Bureau and qualifies for a prize.

Winning numbers-The numbers, letters or symbols selected in a particular iLottery game that have been validated by the Bureau and are used to determine the winning plays for that particular iLottery game.

Notes

61 Pa. Code § 876.2
Adopted by Pennsylvania Bulletin, Vol 50, No. 11. March 14, 2020, effective 3/14/2020

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