PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
WASHINGTON STATE LOTTERY
[Filed November 14, 2019, 2:51 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 315-39 WAC, Hit 5 game rules, Washington's lottery is proposing to amend current language in this chapter in order to make the game more interesting and relevant for players.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.70.040
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Hit 5 game has not met recent sales goals. The lottery is considering amendments to this chapter in order to make the game more interesting and relevant for players by potentially changing elements such as draw frequency, ticket price, and prize structure.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency will use a collaborative rule-making process to develop the proposed rule. The lottery will post the draft rule on the agency's website and notify interested parties of the opportunity to provide informal comments. Staff will evaluate comments in coordination with the lottery commission and edit the draft rule consistent with the intent of this rule making prior to proposing the rule for adoption. The proposed rule will be shared with interested parties via the agency's website. Formal comments will be taken in writing during the formal comment period and in person at the public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kristi Weeks, P.O. Box 4300 , Olympia, WA 98504-3000, phone 360-810-2881, fax 360-515-0416, email KWeeks@walottery.com, website www.walottery.com.
November 14, 2019
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