[44 Pa.B. 138]
[Saturday, January 4, 2014]
In accordance with 61 Pa. Code § 871.21 (relating to future changes to Powerball), the Secretary of Revenue (Secretary) announces the following changes to the Powerball regulations. This amendment clarifies the language providing for the calculation of the set parimutuel prizes. This amendment provides for promotional drawings associated with the Powerball game. Additionally, this amendment further provides for changes to the power play promotion.
These changes will affect ticket sales beginning on Sunday, January 19, 2014, for the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. The changes to the regulation will be codified as paragraph (7) in 61 Pa. Code § 871.22 (relating to changes to Powerball):
(7) Changes effective for Powerball tickets sold on or after January 19, 2014:
(i) Section 871.8(c)(4) (relating to expected prize payout percentages). By agreement between the Party Lotteries and the Licensee Lotteries, the Licensee Lotteries shall independently calculate their set parimutuel prize amounts. The Party Lotteries and the Licensee Lotteries shall then agree to set the parimutuel prize amounts for all lotteries selling the game at the lesser of the independently-calculated prize amounts.
(ii) Section 871.9(n) (relating to Powerball prize payments). The Pennsylvania Lottery may conduct promotional drawings associated with the Powerball game. Powerball game tickets will be imprinted with a unique code to be used by players to enter the promotional drawings. The promotional drawings may be held independently of or in conjunction with the regular Powerball drawings. The Secretary will announce the existence of the promotional drawings. Winners of promotional drawings will be randomly selected from the group of qualified entries. A description of the available prize(s) and the specific rules and other information necessary for the conduct of the promotional drawings will be posted to the Lottery's publicly accessible website. A copy of the same will also be kept on file with the Lottery and will be available upon request.
(iii) Section 871.20(c) (relating to power play promotion). The MUSL shall conduct a power play drawing and will announce results during each of the regular Powerball drawings held during the power play promotion. During each power play drawing a single number (2, 3, 4 or 5) shall be randomly drawn.
(iv) Section 871.20(e) (relating to power play promotion). The power play prize pool for power play set prizes shall consist of up to 49.36% of power play sales. The power play prize pool shall be carried forward to subsequent power play drawings if all or a portion of the percentage is not required to pay the power play prizes for the current power play drawing and held in the Power Play Pool Account.
(v) Section 871.20(f) (relating to power play promotion). An additional 0.64% of power play sales may be collected and placed in the power play pool account, for the purpose of paying power play prizes. Any amount remaining in the power play pool account at the end of the power play promotion shall be returned to all lotteries participating in the account after the end of all claim periods of all selling lotteries, carried forward to a replacement game, or expended in a manner as directed by the MUSL Powerball Product Group in accordance with State law.
(vi) Section 871.20(j) (relating to power play promotion). Except as otherwise provided, all power play set prizes shall be paid in single, lump-sum payments determined by multiplying the Powerball set prize by the number selected in the power play drawing as follows:
Prize Level Powerball Set Prize Amount Regardless of Power Play Number Selected Second Prize $1,000,000 $2,000,000 5X 4X 3X 2X Third Prize $10,000 $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 Fourth Prize $100 $500 $400 $300 $200 Fifth Prize $100 $500 $400 $300 $200 Sixth Prize $7 $35 $28 $21 $14 Seventh Prize $7 $35 $28 $21 $14 Eighth Prize $4 $20 $16 $12 $8 Ninth Prize $4 $20 $16 $12 $8
(vii) Section 871.20 (l) (relating to power play promotion). The odds of the various power play numbers being selected in a power play drawing are:
Power Play Multiplier Odds 2 1:2 3 1:3.33 4 1:10 5 1:10
(viii) Section 871.20 (m) (relating to power play promotion). By agreement between the Party Lotteries and the Licensee Lotteries, the Licensee Lotteries shall independently calculate their set parimutuel prize amounts, including the power play prize amounts. The Party Lotteries and the Licensee Lotteries shall then agree to set the parimutuel prize amounts for all lotteries selling the game at the lesser of the independently-calculated prize amounts.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-55. Filed for public inspection January 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]
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