WSR 05-04-080

PROPOSED RULES

WASHINGTON STATE LOTTERY


[ Filed February 1, 2005, 3:50 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Continuance of WSR 05-01-080.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR [05-01-081].

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 315-33A WAC, Quinto rules, changes to the Quinto rules allow additional drawing days and all first prizes will be at the discretion of the director.

Hearing Location(s): Washington's Lottery Headquarters, 814 East 4th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98506, on March 17, 2005, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 17, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Ceil Buddeke, 814 East 4th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98506, e-mail Cbuddeke@walottery.com, fax (360) 586-6586, by March 10, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Joan Reuell by March 10, 2005, TTY (360) 586-0933.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: At the Lottery Commission's January 20, 2005, meeting Washington's lottery intends to recommend permanent amendment of this rule, to correctly reflect the drawing schedule change for increased consumer awareness and increased revenue contributions to the state. The rule has been adopted by the Lottery Commission on an emergency basis, effective January 21, 2005.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The rule broadens players' opportunities and options in the Quinto game.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 67.70 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 67.70.040.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington's Lottery, public.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Ceil Buddeke, 814 East 4th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98506, (360) 664-4833.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rule will not impose costs on industry businesses, and the lottery has not been asked to prepare a small business economic impact statement, see RCW 19.85.030.

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Ceil Buddeke, 814 East 4th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98506, phone (360) 664-4833, fax (360) 586-6586, e-mail Cbuddeke@walottery.com.

January 31, 2005

Ceil Buddeke

Rules Coordinator

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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, for example, ten of clubs, jack of hearts, two of diamonds, ace of spades.

(4) Play: One selection of five sets.

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

(6) 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. A winning play is achieved only when 2, 3, 4, or 5 of the sets selected match, in any order, the five winning sets drawn by the lottery.

(2) Method of play: A player may use a play slip to make set selections. The ((on-line)) lottery terminal will read the play slip and issue ticket(s) with corresponding sets. A player may ((also)) choose to have the ((on-line computer system make all set selections with the use of)) set 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 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 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 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 in the fourth prize category shall be $1.00.

WINNING COMBINATIONS
PRIZE CATEGORIES
ODDS OF WINNING (ONE PLAY)

All five winning

sets in one play


First Prize

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

winning sets in one

play

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

four or five winning

sets in one play

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

three, four or five

winning sets 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 sets 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 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 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 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 drawn and shall be entitled only to the highest prize amount won by those sets.

(f) In the event any player who holds two, three, four or five of the five winning sets 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, 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)). The drawing method shall be tested before and after ((that)) each drawing. Any drawn sets are not declared winners until the drawing is certified by the lottery. The winning sets 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