WSR 02-16-052

POLICY STATEMENT

STATE LOTTERY


[ Filed August 1, 2002, 3:14 p.m. ]

The Washington Lottery has recently adopted or revised the following policies:


POL 110.551 - On-Line Drawings Disaster Recovery Plan (Revision)

Lotto 6 of 49 changed to Lotto Plus 5 of 43 and 1 of 23, with new instructions for conducting the drawings. Lucky for Life balls are now mixed "approximately 6 seconds" instead of "3-6 seconds." New instructions for operating the new Quinto machine.

Daily Keno will be conducted in the Quinto machine or Lotto 5 of 43 machine (at the lotto drawing offical's (LDO) discretion), rather than in the Lucky for Life machine.

Signed March 4, 2002; effective May 1, 2002.


POL 110.552 - Wednesday and Saturday Daily Game, Daily Keno, Quinto, Lucky for Life, and Lotto Plus Drawings (Revision)

Lotto 6 of 49 changed to Lotto Plus 5 of 43 and 1 of 23, with new instructions for conducting the drawings. Lucky for Life balls are now mixed "approximately 6 seconds" instead of "3-6 seconds." New instructions for operating the new Quinto machine.

Signed March 4, 2002; effective May 1, 2002.


POL 110.554 - On-Line Drawing Contingencies (Revision)

Deleted the Lotto 6 of 49 matrix and added the Lotto Plus 5 of 43 and 1 of 23 matrix information.

If the two Daily Keno machines fail, Daily Keno will be conducted in the Quinto machine or Lotto 5 of 43 machine (at the LDO's discretion), rather than in the Lucky for Life machine.

If a set of drawing balls does not fall within the weight tolerance, the LDO reweighs the set up to two times.

Signed March 11, 2002; effective May 1, 2002.


POL 110.557 - Wednesday and Saturday Daily Game, Quinto, Lucky for Life, Lotto Plus and Daily Keno HDO Activities (Revision)

Changed Lotto to Lotto Plus throughout; attached new checklist for the headquarters drawing official (HDO) to follow each Wednesday and Saturday.

Signed April 17, 2002; effective May 1, 2002.


POL 110.558 - Bonus Drawings (for Consumers) (Revision)

Changed Lotto to Lotto Plus throughout. The number of entries for the drawings may now be determined by a method other than how many bonus tickets were sold.

Signed February 27, 2002; effective May 1, 2002.


POL 220.002 - Travel Reimbursement (Revision)

Added that: If the employee's travel expenses will be reimbursed by a person or non-state entity, the employee indicates on the travel expense voucher that the expenses will be reimbursed and by whom. Accounts payable pays the employee in accordance with state travel policies and bills the responsible person or entity.

Signed March 29, 2002.


POL 240.001 - Power Protectors/Dedicated Power for On-Line Terminals (Revision)

Added that: For changes of ownership where the change is structural only (changing from one form of business organization to another) and the terminating retailer(s) retain 100% ownership, the retailer is not required to purchase a SAD power protector, provided he/she has dedicated power.

Signed April 17, 2002.


POL 240.004 - Terminating Retailers (who voluntarily terminate) (Revision)

Added that: When debt payment plans are established, the lottery charges 1% interest per month on the unpaid balance. For changes of ownership where the change is structural only (changing from one form of business organization to another) and the terminating retailer(s) retain 100% ownership, lottery products, ticket stock and terminals are not removed. Also, packs are settled over the normal three-week settlement period.

Signed May 3, 2002.


POL 250.006 - Selling Lottery Tickets at Lottery Offices (New)

This policy outlines the guidelines for selling lottery tickets at headquarters and at regional offices approved by the director or deputy director. The policy and procedure contain information on selling tickets, stocking ITVMs, paying winning tickets, daily cash balancing, accessing/reconciling/depositing funds from an ITVM, replenishing the cash box, depositing money from the cash box, approving regional offices to sell lottery tickets, etc.

Signed May 1, 2002.


POL 320.075 - Conducting the Lucky for Life Second Chance Drawing Event (New)

This policy outlines the methods for conducting the Lucky for Life Second Chance Drawing Event to award the promotional prize of $1,000 a week for life to one participant, as described in POL 320.074 - Lucky for Life Second Chance Drawing Promotion. (The remaining participants receive a one-time $5,000 consolation prize.)

Signed May 30, 2002.


POL 420.021 - Purchasing Cards (Revision)

Added that:

A second person (not the custodian of the card) signs for items received.
The approving manager (supply officer) reviews and approves all bills for payment, ensuring compliance with policies. If the custodian is the approving manager, the purchasing card manager (administrative services manager) reviews and approves the bills.
Signed May 1, 2002.

To receive a copy of any of these policies, contact Becky Zopolis, Washington State Lottery, P.O. Box 43000, Olympia, WA 98504-3000, phone (360) 664-4816, fax (360) 664-4817.

July 30, 2002

Becky Zopolis

Washington State Code Reviser's Office