WSR 98-08-067

PERMANENT RULES

LOTTERY COMMISSION

[Filed March 30, 1998, 3:41 p.m.]



Date of Adoption: March 20, 1998

Purpose: Amends chapter 315-02 WAC to correct outdated information. Amends chapter 315-10 WAC to streamline the process for producing instant game rules and allow the lottery to produce new games more efficiently

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapters 315-02 and 315-10 WAC

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.70.040

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-04-073 on February 4, 1998

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: To WAC 315-02-080, added that the director may select a designee to sign rule-making orders (CR-103s)

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 12, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

March 27, 1998

Mary Jane Ferguson

Rules Coordinator

OTS-1999.2

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 3, filed 10/15/82)



WAC 315-02-030  Address of commission. Unless specifically provided elsewhere in these rules, submission of materials or requests for notice or information of any kind, may be made by addressing correspondence to: Washington State Lottery Commission, P.O. Box ((9770)) 43000, Olympia, Washington 98504-3000.



[Statutory Authority: 1982 2nd ex.s. c 7. 82-21-038 (Order 3), 315-02-030, filed 10/15/82.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 3, filed 10/15/82)



WAC 315-02-040  Commission activities exempt from Environmental Protection Act. The commission has reviewed its authorized activities and has found them to be exempt pursuant to WAC ((197-10-040(2), 197-10-150 through 197-10-190 and the State Environmental Policy Act, chapter 43.21 RCW)) 197-11-800.



[Statutory Authority: 1982 2nd ex.s. c 7. 82-21-038 (Order 3), 315-02-040, filed 10/15/82.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 3, filed 10/15/82)



WAC 315-02-060  Address of the office of the director. Unless specifically provided elsewhere in these rules, submission of materials or requests for notice or information of any kind, may be made by addressing correspondence to: Office of the Director, Washington State Lottery, P.O. Box ((9770)) 43000, Olympia, Washington 98504-3000.



[Statutory Authority: 1982 2nd ex.s. c 7. 82-21-038 (Order 3), 315-02-060, filed 10/15/82.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 3, filed 10/15/82)



WAC 315-02-070  Office of the director activities exempt from Environmental Protection Act. The director has reviewed his or her authorized activities and has found them to be exempt pursuant to WAC ((197-10-040(2), 197-10-150 through 197-10-190 and the State Environmental Policy Act, chapter 43.21 RCW)) 197-11-800.



[Statutory Authority: 1982 2nd ex.s. c 7. 82-21-038 (Order 3), 315-02-070, filed 10/15/82.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 83, filed 12/16/85)



WAC 315-02-080  Filing of adopted rules. The commission hereby authorizes each of the following to act as an agent of the commission for the purpose of signing Form ((CR-8)) CR-103 promulgated by the code reviser for the purpose of filing adopted rules:

(1) Each member of the commission;

(2) Director or designee;

(3) Deputy director.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 86-01-060 (Order 83), 315-02-080, filed 12/16/85; 84-21-013 (Order 66), 315-02-080, filed 10/5/84.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 89-21-029, filed 10/10/89, effective 11/10/89)



WAC 315-02-220  Ticket defined. "Ticket" means a lottery ticket or share issued by the director for sale to the general public or for use in authorized ((media promotions)) promotional events and activities and authorized retailer incentive programs.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 89-21-029, 315-02-220, filed 10/10/89, effective 11/10/89. Statutory Authority: 1982 2nd ex.s. c 7. 82-21-038 (Order 3), 315-02-220, filed 10/15/82.]



REPEALER



The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:







WAC 315-02-170 Lottery defined.

WAC 315-02-180 Person defined.

OTS-2000.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-047, filed 1/31/97, effective 3/3/97)



WAC 315-10-010  Instant games--Authorized--Director's authority. It is the commission's intent to provide the director broad authority in carrying out the following duties:

(1) The commission hereby authorizes the director to select, operate, and contract relating to and for the operation of instant games meeting the criteria set forth in this chapter.

(2) The director shall establish final instant game specifications, including the determination of winning tickets, in executed working papers. The director shall keep executed working papers on file at the headquarters office location and make them available for public review during normal business hours.

(3) The director or designee shall inform commission members of instant game development.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 97-04-047, 315-10-010, filed 1/31/97, effective 3/3/97. Statutory Authority: 1982 2nd ex.s. c 7. 82-21-038 (Order 3), 315-10-010, filed 10/15/82.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-047, filed 1/31/97, effective 3/3/97)



WAC 315-10-020  Definitions. (1) Ticket. The ticket purchased for participation in an instant game and any ticket used in media promotions and retailer incentive programs authorized by the director for an instant game.

(2) Instant game. A game in which a ticket is purchased and upon removal of a latex covering on the front of the ticket, the ticket bearer determines his or her winnings, if any.

(3) Ticket bearer. The person who has signed the ticket or has possession of the unsigned ticket.

(4) Play symbols. The numbers or symbols appearing in the designated areas under the removable covering on the front of the ticket. Play symbols were formerly called play numbers. Both terms shall have the same meaning.

(5) Your(s). The ticket bearer's play area or areas (for example, "your hand(s)," "your card(s)," or "your roll(s)").

(6) Their(s). The opponent's play area or areas (for example, "their card(s)," or "their roll(s)").

(7) Validation number. The multi-digit number found on the ticket and on any ticket stub. There must be a validation number on the ticket or any stub.

(((6))) (8) Working papers. The documents providing production and winning ticket specifications for each instant ticket game. Executed working papers (including amendments, if any) are signed and dated by the lottery director.

(9) Scratch game. Instant game as defined in subsection (1) of this section.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 97-04-047, 315-10-020, filed 1/31/97, effective 3/3/97; 89-21-029, 315-10-020, filed 10/10/89, effective 11/10/89; 86-01-060 (Order 83), 315-10-020, filed 12/16/85; 84-05-008 (Order 51), 315-10-020, filed 2/7/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040 and 67.70.050. 83-05-029 (Order 14), 315-10-020, filed 2/10/83. Statutory Authority: 1982 2nd ex.s. c 7. 82-21-038 (Order 3), 315-10-020, filed 10/15/82.]



NEW SECTION



WAC 315-10-023  What are the prizes available for instant games? Prizes available are as set forth on the instant game ticket. Prizes may range from one dollar up to and including one million dollars. Prizes may also include Win for Life prizes. Win for Life prizes will be paid in accordance with WAC 315-06-120(14) and may include prizes exceeding one million dollars.



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NEW SECTION



WAC 315-10-024  What are the methods of selecting winning tickets? (1) Methods for selecting winning tickets shall be as set forth on the instant game ticket and in the executed working papers on file at lottery headquarters in Olympia, Washington. Methods for selecting winning tickets include:

(a) Higher number. Your (the player's) number is greater than their number.

(b) Match one or more. Match your play symbols to the winning play symbol(s).

(c) Bonus play. Uncover a bonus symbol to win a bonus prize instantly.

(d) Match two or more consecutive. Match two or more consecutive "Game Cards" within a game to the "Draw Cards" to win the corresponding amount shown on the ticket.

(e) Match two or more. Match two or more "Game Cards" within a game to the "Draw Cards" to win the corresponding amount shown on the legend on the ticket.

(f) Three like cards. Get three like cards with one hand to win the corresponding amount shown on the ticket.

(g) Grand prize drawing. Uncover a bonus symbol that qualifies you to enter a grand prize drawing or submit one or more nonwinning tickets to enter a grand prize drawing.

(h) Match symbols. Uncover a specified number of identical play symbols on a play area.

(i) Add up "yours." Add up the play symbols designated as "yours" and the total is greater than or equal to the symbol or symbols designated as "theirs."

(j) Add up. Add up the play symbols and the amount is greater than or equal to the designated symbols on the ticket.

(k) Tic tac toe. Uncover three identical play symbols, in a row, column, or diagonal, on a 9 symbol grid on the play area.

(l) Sequence. Uncover the designated play symbols in the specified sequential order.

(m) Spellout. Uncover the play symbols to form the designated word or words.

(n) In between. Uncover the play symbol or symbols designated as "yours" with a value less than the play symbol or symbols designated as "their high card" and greater than the play symbol or symbols designated as "their low card."

(2) Each of the methods described in subsection (1) of this section may include a special variant such as "automatic win feature," "doubler," "wild card," or "free space" that provides added or alternative methods of winning.



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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-047, filed 1/31/97, effective 3/3/97)



WAC 315-10-025  How much does it cost to purchase an instant game ticket? The price of an instant game ticket shall not be less than $1.00 and not more than (($5.00)) $20.00, except for those tickets used in media promotions and retailer incentive programs authorized by the director.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 97-04-047, 315-10-025, filed 1/31/97, effective 3/3/97.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-047, filed 1/31/97, effective 3/3/97)



WAC 315-10-030  Instant games criteria. (1) The total of all prizes available to be won in an instant game shall not be less than forty-five percent of the instant game's projected revenue.

(2) ((The instant game shall pay out both lower tier prizes and higher tier prizes. Lower tier prizes are of $25.00 or less. Higher tier prizes are of more than $25.00. The director shall determine the number of lower and higher tier prizes.

(3))) There is no required frequency of drawing or method of selection of a winner in an instant game.

(((4))) (3) At the director's discretion, an instant game may include a grand prize drawing(s). The criteria for the grand prize drawing shall be as follows:

(a) Finalists for a grand prize drawing shall be selected in an elimination drawing(s) from redeemed tickets meeting the criteria stated ((in specific game rules as determined by)) on the ticket and in executed working papers on file at lottery headquarters or stated in lottery promotional materials, at the discretion of the director. Participation in the elimination drawing(s) shall be limited to such tickets which are actually received and validated by the director on or before a date to be announced by the director. The director may reserve the right to place any semi-finalist whose entry was not entered in the elimination drawing(s) and who is subsequently determined to have been entitled to such entry into an elimination drawing of a subsequent instant game, and the determination of the director shall be final.

(b) The number of prizes and the amount of each prize in the grand prize drawing(s) shall be determined by the director to correspond with the size and length of the instant game and to comply with subsection (1) of this section.

(c) The dates and times as well as the procedures for conducting the elimination drawing and grand prize drawing shall be determined by the director.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 97-04-047, 315-10-030, filed 1/31/97, effective 3/3/97; 94-03-020, 315-10-030, filed 1/7/94, effective, see WAC 315-04-180; 89-21-029, 315-10-030, filed 10/10/89, effective 11/10/89; 88-17-024 (Order 111), 315-10-030, filed 8/11/88; 85-22-057 (Order 81), 315-10-030, filed 11/5/85; 85-16-031 (Order 77), 315-10-030, filed 7/30/85; 85-09-004 (Order 72), 315-10-030, filed 4/5/85; 84-05-008 (Order 51), 315-10-030, filed 2/7/84; 83-16-029 (Order 30), 315-10-030, filed 8/27/83. Statutory Authority: 1982 2nd ex.s. c 7 4. 83-03-034 (Order 10), 315-10-030, filed 1/14/83. Statutory Authority: 1982 2nd ex.s. c 7. 82-21-038 (Order 3), 315-10-030, filed 10/15/82.]

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