WSR 14-03-047
[Filed January 9, 2014, 11:57 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-14-101.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 315-38 WAC, Mega Millions, in order to conform Mega Millions game rules to the multistate Mega Millions game agreement.
Hearing Location(s): Washington's Lottery, 814 4th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98506, on February 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: February 26, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: Jana Jones, P.O. Box 43000, Olympia, WA 98506, e-mail, by February 24, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Debbie Robinson by February 24, 2014, TTY (360) 586-0933 or (360) 664-4815.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The Mega Millions lottery states have voted to make technical changes to the game of Mega Millions, effective October 22, 2013 [2014]. These changes revise the Mega Millions interstate game agreement, which necessitate revisions to chapter 315-38 WAC in order for consistency.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Washington's lottery is prohibited from selling the Mega Millions multistate lottery game unless compliant with the Mega Millions Consortium multistate game agreement. When that agreement is revised, the lottery game rules found in chapter 315-38 WAC must be revised to reflect or acknowledge the most recent Mega Millions multistate agreement. The game remains the same Mega Millions game approved for sale by the legislature, with agreed upon technical revisions.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.70.040 (1), (3).
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 67.70.040.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington state lottery commission, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Jana Jones, Washington's Lottery, (360) 664-4833; and Enforcement: Len Brudvik, Washington's Lottery, (360) 664-4742.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The only business allowed by law to sell lottery products are existing licensed lottery retailers.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The proposed WAC changes do not give rise to a cost-benefit analysis.
January 9, 2014
Jana L. Jones
Director of Legal Services
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 05-11-050, filed 5/13/05, effective 6/13/05)
WAC 315-38-010 General description.
Mega Millions is a game conducted by the Washington state lottery, pursuant to chapter 67.70 RCW and Title 315 WAC and pursuant to the requirements of the multistate agreement, Mega Millions official game rules, Mega Millions finance and operation procedures and Mega Millions line drawing procedures, all of which are incorporated by this rule pursuant to WAC 315-30-010. The Mega Millions game awards prizes to ticket holders matching specified combinations of numbers randomly selected in regularly scheduled drawings. Chapter 315-38 WAC applies only to Mega Millions tickets purchased and redeemed in Washington state. Players who purchase Mega Millions tickets in other party lottery states must comply with the rules of the party lottery state in which the ticket was purchased.