WSR 00-19-065

PROPOSED RULES

LOTTERY COMMISSION


[ Filed September 19, 2000, 12:59 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-17-101.

Title of Rule: WAC 315-36-100 If more than one person per drawing wins the grand prize, does each person receive the entire prize of $1,000 for life or is the prize split among the winners?

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.70.040.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 67.70.040.

Summary: WAC 315-06-100 provides that if one person has purchased three winning tickets, that person would receive the $3,000 a week for life (or split it proportionately with any other grand prize winners).

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Explanation of Rule below.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Mary Jane Ferguson, Rules Coordinator, Olympia, (360) 664-4833; Implementation and Enforcement: Merritt D. Long, Director, Olympia, (360) 664-4800.

Name of Proponent: Washington State Lottery Commission, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: WAC 315-06-100 provides that if one person has purchased three winning tickets, that person would receive the $3,000 a week for life (or split it proportionately with any other grand prize winners).

Proposal does not change existing rules.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The lottery has considered whether these rules are subject to the Regulatory Fairness Act, chapter 19.85 RCW, and has determined that they are not for the following reasons: (1) The rules have no economic impact on business' cost of equipment, supplies, labor or administrative costs. The rules are designed to establish rules and procedures for the playing of instant lottery games; and (2) the rules will have a negligible impact, if any, on business because they are interpretive. They have been promulgated for the purpose of stating policy, procedure and practice and do not include requirements for forms, fees, appearances or other actions by business.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Said section does not apply to these proposed rules because they are not proposed by one of the listed agencies. As the rules are merely interpretive, the lottery does not voluntarily apply this section.

Hearing Location: M. J. Murdock Executive Plaza Building, Cascadia Conference Room, 703 Broadway, Vancouver, WA 98660, on November 17, 2000, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Mary Jane Ferguson by November 15, 2000, TDD (360) 586-0933, or (360) 664-4833.

Submit Written Comments to: Mary Jane Ferguson, Lottery, fax (360) 664-4833, by September 12, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 17, 2000.

September 19, 2000

Mary Jane Ferguson

Rules Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-15-115, filed 7/20/98, effective 8/20/98)

WAC 315-36-100
If more than one person per drawing wins the grand prize, does each person receive the entire prize of $1,000 for life or is the prize split among the winners?

The lottery will pay a maximum of $3,000 per week for life for any one drawing. Each person up to three winners wins the grand prize of $1,000 per week for life. If more than three persons win the grand prize in any one drawing, then three grand prizes (for a total of $3,000 per week for life) will be split equally among the total number of grand prize winners for that drawing. If one person holds up to three winning grand prize tickets, that person will receive up to $3,000 a week for life (or share proportionately with any other grand prize winners).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 98-15-115, 315-36-100, filed 7/20/98, effective 8/20/98.]

Washington State Code Reviser's Office