WSR 18-07-109
[Filed March 21, 2018, 9:49 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Washington's lottery proposes revisions to the following WAC 315-34-057 (1), (2)(a)(i), (3); 315-38-090 (3)(a), (4); 315-02-130; 315-06-040. These revisions correct the Lotto prize claim and payment methods, the jackpot prize claiming options available just prior to ticket validation (these choices include either the cash option or the annuity option), remove language that is no longer applicable, and add language in relation to second chance drawing promotions publications of odds, and advertisements for multiple games.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 67.70 RCW and RCW 67.70.040 (1), (3).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The lottery gaming system requires a payment option choice before a lottery ticket can be validated. The existing WAC allows for a choice after validation of the ticket. Lottery cannot change the existing gaming system without great cost to the state. Additionally, the lottery commission is proposing to revise WAC 315-12-130 and 315-06-040 to better conform to current agency practices. Therefore, the above referenced revisions to the Lotto prize claim and payment method, WAC 315-34-057 Jackpot prize payments, 315-38-090 Employee of the commission defined, 315-02-130 and 315-06-040 Disclosure of probability of purchasing a winning ticket, are necessary.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Audrey Price, P.O. Box 4300 [43000], Olympia, WA 98504-3000, phone 360-701-6672, fax 360-515-0416, email, web site
March 16, 2018
Audrey Price
Legal Assistant