WSR 03-23-097

PERMANENT RULES

LOTTERY COMMISSION


[ Filed November 17, 2003, 4:28 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: November 13, 2003.

Purpose: On July 17, 2003, the Lottery Commission amended WAC 315-34-040 on an emergency basis effective October 5, 2003, to correctly reflect the prize and odds structure of the Lotto game that was relaunched on October 5, 2003. On November 13, 2003, the commission adopted the same rule on a permanent basis.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 315-34-040.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.70.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-20-001 on September 17, 2003, published October 18, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1.

Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: Under RCW 34-05.380 [34.05.380] (3)(a) such action is required by the lottery's enabling statute to have the rule in place for the launch of any new lottery games. See chapter 67.70 RCW. This rule is pertinent to the odds, prizes and the type of play change of the new Lotto game. The game would be invalid without the amended rule.
Effective Date of Rule: November 17, 2003.

November 17, 2003

Ceil Buddeke

Counsel


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-17-22 [01-17-022], filed 8/6/01)

WAC 315-34-040   Prized for Lotto.   (1) The prize amounts to be paid to each Lotto player who selects a winning combination of numbers in the first, second, third, and fourth prize categories are as follows:

WINNING

COMBINATIONS

PRIZE

CATEGORIES

PRIZE AMOUNTS ODDS OF WINNING

(ONE PLAY)

All six winner numbers in one play First Prize Jackpot ((1:13,983,816))

1:6,991,908

Any five but not six winning numbers in one play Second Prize $1,000 ((1:54,201))

1:27,100

Any four but not five or six winning numbers in one play Third Prize (($35))

$30

((1:1,033))

1:516

Any three but not four, five or six winning numbers in one play Fourth Prize $3 ((1:57))

1:28


(2) 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. 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 sequence).

(c) Third prize. The third prize will be (($35)) $30, 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).

(e) 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.

(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.

(((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. 01-17-022, 315-34-040, filed 8/6/01, effective 9/6/01; 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.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.

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