WSR 01-12-040

PERMANENT RULES

LOTTERY COMMISSION


[ Filed May 30, 2001, 9:19 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 18, 2001.

Purpose: This rule is to clarify the publishing of the probability of purchasing a winning lottery ticket on lottery advertising and other materials.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 315-06-040.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.70.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-08-038 on March 30, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

May 29, 2001

Mary Jane Ferguson

Rules Coordinator

OTS-3334.3


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

WAC 315-06-040   Disclosure of probability of purchasing a winning ticket.   (1) The estimated average probability of purchasing a winning ticket shall be conspicuously displayed on:

(a) The back of tickets for a specific game((. The estimated average probability of purchasing a winning ticket for each category of prize in a specific game shall be conspicuously displayed on:

(a)));

(b) All printed promotional and advertising materials for a specific game, including but not limited to, brochures, posters, billboards, placards, and point-of-sale displays((; and

(b) Instructions to lottery retailers for the conduct of a specific game)).

(2) The estimated average probability of purchasing a winning ticket shall be communicated in television and radio commercials for a specific game.

(((2))) (3) The estimated average probability of purchasing a winning ticket for each category of prize in a specific game shall be conspicuously displayed as part of:

(a) The "how-to-play" brochure which explains the procedures for the lottery's on-line games; and

(b) The brochures of instructions to lottery retailers for the conduct of specific scratch games.

(4) The disclosure required by this section shall not apply to generic promotional and advertising materials publicizing the Washington state lottery which do not promote a specific game.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 86-01-060 (Order 83), 315-06-040, filed 12/16/85; 84-01-004 (Order 42), 315-06-040, filed 12/8/83. Statutory Authority: 1982 2nd ex.s. c 7. 82-21-040 (Order 5), 315-06-040, filed 10/15/82.]

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