Date of Adoption: July 27, 2001.
Purpose: To amend chapter 315-34 WAC to revise Lotto prizes and methods for dealing with prizes.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.70.040.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-11-082 on May 16, 2001.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.
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Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
August 3, 2001
Mary Jane Ferguson
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-24-076, filed 12/2/97, effective 1/2/98)
WAC 315-34-040 Prizes for Lotto. (1) The prize amounts to be paid to each Lotto player who selects a winning combination of numbers in the first, second, and third prize categories ((
due to parimutuel calculation of prizes.)) are as follows:
|PRIZE AMOUNTS||ODDS OF WINNING
|All six winning numbers in one play|| First Prize
|Any five but not six winning numbers in one play||Second Prize||$1,000||1:54,201|
|Any four but not five or six winning numbers in one play||Third Prize||$35||1:1,033|
|Any three but not four, five or six winning numbers in one play||Fourth Prize||$3||1:57|
(3))) Prize amounts.
(a) First prize (jackpot). The first prize will be the amount announced by the director as the Lotto jackpot. The jackpot will be divided equally among all players who selected all six winning numbers in one play (in any sequence).
(b) Second prize. ((
2.3 percent of the Lotto sales for the
drawing shall be divided equally among all players)) The second
prize will be $1,000, which will be paid to each player who
selected five of the six winning numbers in one play (in any
(c) Third prize. ((
4.6 percent of the Lotto sales for the
drawing shall be divided equally among all players)) The third
prize will be $35, which will be paid to each player who selected
four of the six winning numbers in one play (in any sequence).
(d) Fourth prize. A $3.00 prize is to be paid to each player who selected three of the six winning numbers in one play (in any sequence).
(f) Second and third prizes will be rounded down to the nearest dollar.
(g))) The holder of a winning ticket may win only one prize per play in connection with the winning numbers drawn and shall be entitled only to the highest prize category won by those numbers.
(h) The holder of two or more jackpot winning tickets with
a cumulative total cash value of $250,000 or more may elect to
receive a single prize based on the total cash value with prize
payments in accordance with subsection (5)(a) or (b) of this
(i))) (f) In the event any player who has selected three, four, five, or six of the six winning 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 further use as prizes, pursuant to RCW 67.70.190.
(4) Roll-over feature.
(a) If no player selects all six winning numbers for any given drawing, the jackpot accumulated for that drawing will be added to the jackpot accumulation for the next drawing. This process is repeated until the jackpot is won.
(b) If no player selects five of the six winning numbers for any given drawing, the second prize allocation will be added to the jackpot accumulation for the next drawing.
(c) If no player selects four of the six winning numbers for any given drawing, the third prize allocation will be added to the jackpot accumulation for the next drawing.)) (3) The amendments to chapter 315-34 WAC, as adopted at the July 2001 lottery commission meeting, shall take effect on September 30, 2001, or on a date to be designated by the director and advertised to the public. The provisions of the existing chapter 315-36 WAC shall remain in effect until September 30, 2001, or until the date designated by the director for the commencement of this amended rule.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 97-24-076, 315-34-040, filed 12/2/97, effective 1/2/98; 96-15-054, 315-34-040, filed 7/15/96, effective 8/15/96; 94-07-029, 315-34-040, filed 3/8/94, effective 4/8/94; 93-03-008, 315-34-040, filed 1/8/93, effective 2/8/93; 92-11-033, 315-34-040, filed 5/15/92, effective 6/15/92; 92-07-014, 315-34-040, filed 3/6/92, effective 4/6/92; 90-19-048, 315-34-040, filed 9/14/90, effective 10/15/90.]
(2) Lotto tickets may be purchased only from a lottery retailer authorized by the director to sell on-line tickets.
(3) Lotto tickets shall on the front of the ticket contain the player's selection of numbers, amount, game grids played, drawing date and validation and reference numbers. The back of the ticket shall contain overall odds of winning, player instructions, player information and signature area, and the ticket serial number.
(4) At the time of ticket purchase, the player may elect
the cash option method of jackpot prize payment.
(5) The election of payment method at the time of purchase is final and irrevocable.))
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 97-24-076, 315-34-050, filed 12/2/97, effective 1/2/98; 90-19-048, 315-34-050, filed 9/14/90, effective 10/15/90.]
(1) Claims for prize payment shall be made in accordance with WAC 315-30-030(6).
(2) Prize payments shall be made as follows:
(a) Cash option: After a player has claimed a jackpot prize or a share of a jackpot prize, and after the claim has been validated (including a debt check pursuant to WAC 315-06-125), the player may elect to be paid a one-time single cash payment of fifty percent of his or her share of the announced jackpot, provided:
(i) The player must elect this cash option within sixty days of the validation of his or her prize, by following the procedure required by the lottery;
(ii) If the federal tax code is interpreted by federal authorities to require that this cash option be exercised within sixty days of the drawing for the prize, then (a)(i) of this subsection will not apply and instead, the player must elect this cash option within sixty days of the date of the drawing for the prize;
(iii) The player's choice of payment method as designated by
signing the appropriate lottery form is final and may not be
changed by the player at a later date. ((
The only exception to
this final choice may be a one-time opportunity designated by the
lottery for winners to choose to cash out their prize annuities
during some period from July 1, 1999, to December 31, 2000.))
(b) Annuity: A player who chooses not to elect the cash option or who does not elect the cash option within the sixty-day limit will be paid his or her prize in twenty-five annual installment payments.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 99-19-103, 315-34-057, filed 9/20/99, effective 10/21/99.]