WSR 05-04-019

EMERGENCY RULES

WASHINGTON STATE LOTTERY


[ Filed January 24, 2005, 2:27 p.m. , effective January 24, 2005 ]


Purpose: To make the public more aware of the Quinto game and to increase revenue for the state.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 315-33A WAC, Quinto rules.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 67.70 RCW.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: For increased sales and contributions.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 7, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 7, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 20, 2005.

Ceil Buddeke

Rules Coordinator

OTS-7767.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-11-033, filed 5/15/92, effective 6/15/92)

WAC 315-33A-010   Definitions for Quinto.   (1) Card suit: Heart, diamond, club, or spade symbol.

(2) Number: Any integer from 2 through 10 inclusive and jack, queen, king, or ace.

(3) ((Set: One number and one card suit.

(4))) Play: One selection of five ((sets)) numbers.

(4) Play slip: A mark-sensitive game card used by players of Quinto to select plays.

(5) Quinto ticket: A computer-generated receipt evidencing payment for one or more plays in the Quinto game. Tickets shall be issued by a licensed lottery retailer and shall list the five number play(s) that belong to the ticket holder.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 92-11-033, 315-33A-010, filed 5/15/92, effective 6/15/92; 91-20-062, 315-33A-010, filed 9/25/91, effective 10/26/91.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-11-033, filed 5/15/92, effective 6/15/92)

WAC 315-33A-020   Price of Quinto play.   The price of each Quinto play shall be $1.00. Each Quinto ticket shall contain at least one((, but not more than five)) Quinto play((s)).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 92-11-033, 315-33A-020, filed 5/15/92, effective 6/15/92; 91-20-062, 315-33A-020, filed 9/25/91, effective 10/26/91.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 93-19-052, filed 9/10/93, effective 10/11/93)

WAC 315-33A-030   Play for Quinto.   (1) Type of play: Each play is a selection of five ((sets)) numbers. A winning play is achieved only when 2, 3, 4, or 5 of the ((sets)) selected numbers match, in any order, the five winning ((sets)) numbers drawn by the lottery.

(2) Method of play: A player may use a play slip to make ((set)) number selections. The ((on-line)) lottery terminal will read the play slip and issue ticket(s) with corresponding ((sets)) numbers. A player may ((also)) choose to have the ((on-line computer system make all set selections with the use of)) number selections made by the lottery terminal, a random number generator operated by the computer, ((a method)) commonly referred to as "quick ((play)) pick."

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 93-19-052, 315-33A-030, filed 9/10/93, effective 10/11/93; 91-20-062, 315-33A-030, filed 9/25/91, effective 10/26/91.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 91-20-062, filed 9/25/91, effective 10/26/91)

WAC 315-33A-040   Prizes for Quinto.   (1) The prize amount to be paid to each Quinto player who holds a winning combination of ((sets)) numbers in the first prize category shall vary due to the parimutuel calculation of prizes. The prize amount to be paid to each Quinto player who holds a winning combination of ((sets)) numbers in the second prize category shall be $1,000.00. The prize amount to be paid to each Quinto player who holds a winning combination of ((sets)) numbers in the third prize category shall be $20.00. The prize amount to be paid to each Quinto player who holds a winning combination of ((sets)) numbers in the fourth prize category shall be $1.00.


WINNING COMBINATIONS PRIZE CATEGORIES ODDS OF WINNING (ONE PLAY)

All five winning

((sets)) numbers in one play


First Prize

1:2,598,960
Any four but not five

winning ((sets)) numbers in one

play

Second Prize: $1,000 1:11,059
Any three but not

four or five winning

((sets)) numbers in one play

Third Prize: $20 1:240
Any two, but not

three, four or five

winning ((sets)) numbers in one

play

Fourth Prize: $1 1:16

(2) Prize amounts.

(a) First prize (cashpot). All first prizes will be the amount announced by the director as the Quinto cashpot. The cashpot will be divided equally among all players who selected all five winning numbers in one play (in any sequence).

(((i) A $100,000.00 prize is to be divided equally among all players who hold all five winning sets in one play in any sequence, provided, that the first prize shall be increased pursuant to subsection (3) of this section.

(ii) The director may utilize revenue accumulated in the Quinto prize reserve, under WAC 315-33-040 (2)(d) to increase the first prize jackpot to an amount greater than $100,000.

(iii) The first prize may be set at an amount greater than $100,000 at the discretion of the director.))

(b) Second prize. A $1,000.00 prize is to be paid to each player who holds four of the five winning ((sets)) numbers in one play in any sequence.

(c) Third prize. A $20.00 prize is to be paid to each player who holds three of the five winning ((sets)) numbers in one play in any sequence.

(d) Fourth prize. A $1.00 prize is to be paid to each player who holds two of the five winning ((sets)) numbers in one play in any sequence.

(e) The holder of a winning ticket may win only one prize per play in connection with the winning ((sets)) numbers drawn and shall be entitled only to the highest prize amount won by those ((sets)) numbers.

(f) In the event any player who holds two, three, four or five of the five winning ((sets)) numbers does not claim the prize won within one hundred eighty days after the drawing in which the prize was won, that player's prize shall be retained in the state lottery account for use, pursuant to RCW 67.70.190.

(3) ((Roll-over feature. If no player holds all five winning sets for any given drawing, the jackpot allocated for first prize for that drawing will be added to the first prize for the next drawing. This process is repeated until the first prize is won.

(4))) Prize payments will be made in accordance with WAC 315-30-030(6). Each prize shall be paid in a single payment. Federal income tax shall be withheld from prize payments as required by law.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 91-20-062, 315-33A-040, filed 9/25/91, effective 10/26/91.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 93-19-052, filed 9/10/93, effective 10/11/93)

WAC 315-33A-050   Ticket purchases.   (1) Quinto tickets may be purchased ((or redeemed no less than seventeen hours each day)) daily in accordance with a schedule to be determined by the director((, provided that on-line)). Licensed lottery retailers shall sell and redeem tickets only during their normal business hours. Quinto tickets may be purchased only from a licensed lottery retailer.

(2) ((Quinto tickets may be purchased only from a lottery retailer authorized by the director to sell on-line tickets.

(3))) Quinto tickets shall, on the front of the ticket, contain the selection of ((sets)) numbers, amount, drawing date, ((and validation)) ticket serial number and reference numbers. The back of the ticket shall contain overall odds of winning, player instructions, player information, ((and)) signature area, governing statutes and rules and the ticket ((serial)) stock number. ((The overall odds of winning shall appear on the ticket.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 93-19-052, 315-33A-050, filed 9/10/93, effective 10/11/93; 91-20-062, 315-33A-050, filed 9/25/91, effective 10/26/91.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-16-008, filed 7/22/99, effective 8/22/99)

WAC 315-33A-060   Drawings.   (1) The Quinto drawing ((pursuant to this chapter)) shall be held up to once every twenty-four hours, at the discretion of the director.

(2) The drawing will be conducted by lottery officials.

(3) Each drawing shall ((determine, at random,)) randomly select five winning ((sets with the aid of mechanical drawing equipment which)) numbers. The drawing method shall be tested before and after ((that)) each drawing. Any drawn ((sets)) numbers are not declared winners until the drawing is certified by the lottery. The winning ((sets)) numbers shall be used in determining all Quinto winners for that drawing. If a drawing is not certified, another drawing will be conducted to determine actual winners.

(4) The drawing shall not be invalidated based on the liability of the lottery.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 99-16-008, 315-33A-060, filed 7/22/99, effective 8/22/99; 93-19-052, 315-33A-060, filed 9/10/93, effective 10/11/93; 91-20-062, 315-33A-060, filed 9/25/91, effective 10/26/91.]


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 315-33A-070 Suspension/termination of Quinto.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office