Game Rules & Regulations

3770:1-9-53 Ohio Lottery Commission Game rule number fifty-three.

(A) Title and term. Ohio lottery commission game rule number fifty-three, “Classic Lotto,” shall be conducted at such times and for such periods as the commission may determine. For the purpose of this rule, “sales cycle” shall mean any such period beginning on the date when ticket sales are commenced and continuing through the date established by the director as the final sales date.

(B) General design.

(1) Game rule number fifty-three is a lottery game of the type generally known as a number match game.

(2) Each ticket in game rule number fifty-three shall be imprinted with one set of six unique numbers from the set of integers one through forty-nine inclusive, as determined by the choice of the ticket purchaser or the auto lotto feature of the on-line gaming computer system, and recorded on the ticket at the time of purchase. Tickets purchased in game rule number fifty-three are automatically deemed by the on-line gaming system to reflect payment of the grand prize jackpot in thirty annual installments. As set forth in paragraph (H)(2) of this rule, at the time of claim, any grand prize jackpot prize winner(s) shall have sixty calendar days from the date of the presentation for payment of their valid claim to the Ohio lottery commission, to opt for a discounted cash value lump sum known as the “cash option.” All other prizes in game rule number fifty-three shall be paid out in a lump sum.

(3) At such times as determined by the director, drawings will be conducted during which six unique numbers shall be selected at random from the set of integers one through forty-nine inclusive. Holders of valid winning tickets for a given drawing bearing the numbers drawn in that drawing, in whole or in part, shall be entitled to a prize award in accordance with this rule.

(C) Price of tickets. The price of a ticket issued by the commission in game rule number fifty-three shall be one dollar per wager. The player may purchase up to the number of wagers per ticket, or multiples thereof, as designated by the director if a multi-draw wager is requested at the player’s discretion in accordance with the number of game panels and inclusive drawings.

(D) Structure, nature and value of prize awards. Based upon the numbers drawn in each regular drawing for game rule number fifty-three, prizes shall be awarded to holders of valid tickets for that drawing as follows:

(1) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three, and only three, of the six integers drawn, the player wins a regular prize award of two dollars.

(2) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four, and only four, of the six integers drawn, the player wins a regular prize award of seventy dollars.

(3) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches five, and only five, of the six integers drawn, the player wins a regular prize award of one thousand five hundred dollars.

(4) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches all six integers drawn, the prize pool to be paid shall be equal to the amount designated by the director (hereinafter “jackpot”), which shall be divided equally among the winning selections if there is more than one winning selection. The director or his designee shall designate and certify the amount of the jackpot for each drawing in writing prior to each drawing.

In any event, the director shall have discretion to change the prizes and percentages which represent the prize pools in each of the categories referred to in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(4) of this rule.

(5) The minimum total jackpot amount in any jackpot for which at least one ticket bears a winning selection which matches six of the six integers drawn, as validated by the on-line gaming computer system, shall be one million dollars, and shall be divided equally among the winning selections if there is more than one winning selection. The director may set the jackpot at levels higher than the minimum amount in accordance with paragraph (D)(4) of this rule.

(6) Any amounts remaining in the prize pools described in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(4) of this rule after any given drawing, due to residual amounts after prize disbursements, shall be retained by the commission.

(7) When there are no winning tickets issued for the prize pool described in paragraph (D)(4) of this rule, the director shall, in accordance with paragraph (D)(4) of this rule, establish what amounts from such prize pool shall be carried forward into the jackpot for the next drawing.

(8) When there are no winning tickets issued for the prize pool described in paragraph (D)(4) of this rule, the jackpot prize amount shall roll pari-mutuelly based on sales as set by the director or increase by a guaranteed amount established by the director, whichever jackpot prize amount is greater.

(9) In a single game rule number fifty-three drawing, a claimant may win in only one prize category per wager as a result of possessing winning numbers, and shall be entitled only to the highest prize level won.

(E) Frequency of prize drawings. Drawings shall be held at times determined by the director.

(F) Manner of prize drawings.

(1) Prize drawings shall be open to the public and may be held at such places in the state that the director shall determine. The director shall inform the public as to the time and place of each prize drawing.

(2) All holders of valid tickets for a given drawing are eligible to win in that drawing. If the holder of a winning ticket does not have the ticket fully validated and the prize is not claimed and presented for payment within one hundred eighty days after the date of the drawing, in accordance with the procedures set forth in lottery rules, such unclaimed prize shall be paid into the state lottery fund and distributed in accordance with section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(3) All drawings in game rule number fifty-three will be conducted in accordance with random procedures approved by the director. For every drawing in game rule number fifty-three, the director will approve procedures and mechanisms for the selection of winners and the awarding of prizes in order that random selection by the on-line computer system will be achieved.

(G) Validity of tickets.

(1) Each purchaser of tickets in game rule number fifty-three shall be responsible for verifying that the number imprinted on such tickets are those requested by the purchaser, that the purchase price paid is the price recorded on such ticket, and that such ticket has recorded thereon the type of bet(s), the manner of payment of the prize award, and the drawing date(s) therefor that the purchaser desired to make. The Ohio lottery commission shall be free of any liability in connection with this paragraph.

(2) Each ticket issued in game rule number fifty-three shall have imprinted thereon at the time of purchase a control number, bar code data, or both, supplied by the commission. No prize shall be paid by the commission for any tickets without such control number or bar code data.

(3) All winning tickets in game rule number fifty-three are subject to validation by the on-line gaming computer system under procedures established by the director before the payment of any prize.

(4) In addition to, but not in limitation of, all other power and authority conferred on the director by the commission’s rules, the director may declare a ticket in game rule number fifty-three void if it is stolen, not sold or deemed not sold in accordance with commission rules; if it is illegible, altered, or counterfeit; or if the ticket fails any of the validation tests or procedures established by the director. The commission’s liability and responsibility for a ticket declared void, if any, is limited to refund of the retail sales price of the ticket.

(5) For the purpose of determining the number of winning wagers, division of the jackpot is contingent on the on-line gaming computer system’s determination of winning wagers sold, and not by the number of winning tickets presented for payment.

(H) Annual payments or the cash option.

(1) Because the advertised Classic Lotto jackpot is payable over thirty years, jackpot prizes from game rule number fifty-three are payable in thirty annual installment payments, less the appropriately withheld state and federal income taxes or other withholdings as required by law. The first and/or last payment may not be equal to the remaining annual payments, however, the total thirty annual payments shall not be less than the jackpot prize award won, less state and federal income tax withholdings or any other withholdings required by law. As dictated by the interest rate set by the treasurer of state, the lottery transfers to the deferred prize trust fund an amount of cash determined by the director which equals the present value of the gross prize award won in a drawing to supply investment principal for funding long-term prize obligations, less the amount determined to be payable to the winner as a first annual installment. This present value transfer is less than the advertised jackpot.

(2) Upon completion of internal validation and claiming procedures established by the lottery, at the time a valid claim is presented for payment of the grand prize jackpot, the estimated cash option prize amount along with the amount of appropriately withheld state and federal income taxes shall be disclosed in writing to the prize winner. Commencing with the date of presentment of a valid winning grand prize jackpot ticket, and for sixty calendar days thereafter, claimants may choose the cash option value instead of thirty annual installment payments. Notice of such selection must be received by the lottery or post office stamped by the end of the sixty calendar day deadline. Such option, once chosen, may not be revoked. If no selection is made during the allowed time period, the prize winner shall be paid in thirty annual installment payments as provided for herein. The discounted cash value of a jackpot amount shall be determined by the director based on a formula established pursuant to authority granted under rule 3770:1-8-04 of the Administrative Code.

(3) A single winning Classic Lotto jackpot ticket may be paid pursuant to these rules in either thirty annual installments or in a discounted cash value lump sum (“cash option”). Prize winners who claim a joint prize from a single winning ticket will all receive prize payments in either thirty annual installments or in a discounted cash value lump sum. Prize winners who claim a joint prize from a single winning ticket may not opt to receive different forms of payment.

(I) Director’s conduct of game rule number fifty-three.

(1) The director shall conduct game rule number fifty-three in a manner consistent with the Lottery Act, the rules of the commission, including without limitation this rule, and the regulations of the director. As deemed necessary or advisable, the director shall adopt management regulations, orders or directives to implement and operate this lottery game.

(2) Names and definitions of elements of game rule number fifty-three used in this rule are considered generic terms used solely for the purpose of this rule. In actual operation, game rule number fifty-three and these elements may be given names or titles chosen by the commission.

(3) Should the director determine that drawings conducted pursuant to game rule number fifty-three are to be discontinued, the director has the discretion to transfer any existing funds from the game rule number fifty-three jackpot that was not won before such drawings were discontinued, to any lottery game or to allocate the entire or partial funds to the lower tiered prizes.

(4) The director shall have discretion to combine existing or future games for promotional purposes in order to increase revenues and to create a different payment structure for prizes to be paid if games are combined, and to authorize any funding mechanism deemed necessary to accomplish payment of any prize pool.

Effective: 01/21/2007
3770:1-9-55 Ohio Lottery Commission game rule number fifty-five.

(A) Title and term. Ohio lottery commission game rule number fifty-five, “KENO,” shall be conducted at such times and for such periods as the commission may determine. For the purpose of this rule, “sales cycle” shall mean any such period beginning on the date when ticket sales are commenced and continuing through the date established by the director as the final sales date.

(B) General design.

(1) Game rule number fifty-five is a lottery game of the type generally known as a number match game.

(2) Each ticket in game rule number fifty-five shall be imprinted with one set of unique numbers from the set of integers one through eighty inclusive, as determined by the choice of the ticket purchaser or the auto pick feature of the on-line gaming computer system, and recorded on the ticket at the time of purchase. Each set of numbers shall consist of at least one unique number and not more than ten unique numbers as chosen by the ticket purchaser or the auto pick feature of the on-line gaming computer system. The number of unique numbers in each set of unique numbers is dependent upon the number of “spots” chosen by the ticket purchaser. If the ticket purchaser chooses a “one spot” ticket, the set of numbers will consist of one unique number. If the ticket purchaser chooses a “two spot” ticket, the set of numbers will consist of two unique numbers. If the ticket purchaser chooses a “three spot” ticket, the set of numbers will consist of three unique numbers. If the ticket purchaser chooses a “four spot” ticket, the set of numbers will consist of four unique numbers. If the ticket purchaser chooses a “five spot” ticket, the set of numbers will consist of five unique numbers. If the ticket purchaser chooses a “six spot” ticket, the set of numbers will consist of six unique numbers. If the ticket purchaser chooses a “seven spot” ticket, the set of numbers will consist of seven unique numbers. If the ticket purchaser chooses an “eight spot” ticket, the set of numbers will consist of eight unique numbers. If the ticket purchaser chooses a “nine spot” ticket, the set of numbers will consist of nine unique numbers. If the ticket purchaser chooses a “ten spot” ticket, the set of numbers will consist of ten unique numbers. All prizes in game rule number fifty-five shall be paid out in a lump sum.

(3) At such times as determined by the director, a “Booster” option may be added as an available feature of game rule number fifty-five. If the director determines that a “Booster” option is an available feature of game rule number fifty-five, a ticket purchaser shall have the option to play the “Booster” option as an addition to any KENO ticket purchased. If the “Booster” option is chosen by the purchaser, the words “Booster YES” will be printed on the player’s ticket. If the “Booster” option is not chosen, the words “Booster NO” will be printed on the player’s ticket. The holder of a valid winning ticket for a drawing, with the “Booster” option, will have the regular prize award that is won multiplied by the “Booster” drawn in that respective drawing. The holder of a valid winning ticket for a drawing, with no “Booster” option, will not have the regular prize award that is won multiplied by the “Booster” drawn in that respective drawing.

(4) At such times as determined by the director, drawings will be conducted during which twenty unique numbers shall be selected at random from the set of integers one through eighty inclusive. If the director has determined, pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule, that a “Booster” option will be an available feature of game rule number fifty-five, during the drawings that are conducted, a “Booster” will be selected from the following integers: one, two, three, four, five and ten. Holders of a valid winning ticket for a given drawing bearing the number of matching integers as set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) through (D)(37) of this rule and excluding the “Booster” option shall be entitled to the regular prize award set forth in accordance with the applicable section of this rule. If the director has determined, pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule, that a “Booster” option is an available feature of game rule number fifty-five, holders of a valid winning ticket for a given drawing bearing the number of matching integers as set forth in paragraphs (D) (1) through (D)(37) of this rule and including the “Booster” option shall be entitled to the regular prize award set forth in accordance with the applicable section of this rule multiplied by the “Booster” drawn in that respective drawing.

(C) Price of tickets. The price of a ticket issued by the commission in game rule number fifty-five per wager shall be one dollar, two dollars, three dollars, four dollars, five dollars, ten dollars or twenty dollars. The player may purchase up to the number of wagers per ticket, or multiples thereof, as designated by the director if a multi-wager is requested at the player’s discretion in accordance with the number of game panels and inclusive drawings. If the director has determined, pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule, that a “Booster” option is an available feature of game rule number fifty-five, and if a player chooses the “Booster” option, the cost of the ticket for every one dollar wager will be increased by one dollar for that drawing.

(D) Structure, nature and value of prize awards. Based upon the numbers drawn in each regular drawing for game rule fifty-five, and based upon a one dollar wager, regular prize awards shall be awarded to holders of a valid winning ticket for that drawing as set forth below. The total regular prize award for a valid winning ticket multiplies according to the amount wagered on the ticket. If a valid winning ticket shows a wager of two dollars, three dollars, four dollars, five dollars, ten dollars or twenty dollars per drawing, the regular prize award shown below for a one dollar wager shall multiply according to the wager amount shown on the valid winning ticket for that drawing.

(1) If the valid winning ticket is a “ten spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches zero integers, and only zero, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of five dollars;

(2) If the valid winning ticket is a “ten spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches five integers, and only five, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of two dollars;

(3) If the valid winning ticket is a “ten spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches six integers, and only six, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of ten dollars;

(4) If the valid winning ticket is a “ten spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches seven integers, and only seven, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of fifty dollars;

(5) If the valid winning ticket is a “ten spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches eight integers, and only eight, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of five hundred dollars;

(6) If the valid winning ticket is a “ten spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches nine integers, and only nine, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of five thousand dollars;

(7) If the valid winning ticket is a “ten spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches ten integers, and only ten, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of one hundred thousand dollars;

(8) If the valid winning ticket is a “nine spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches four integers, and only four, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of two dollars;

(9) If the valid winning ticket is a “nine spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches five integers, and only five, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of five dollars;

(10) If the valid winning ticket is a “nine spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches six integers, and only six, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of twenty dollars;

(11) If the valid winning ticket is a “nine spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches seven integers, and only seven, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of one hundred dollars;

(12) If the valid winning ticket is a “nine spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches eight integers, and only eight, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of two thousand dollars;

(13) If the valid winning ticket is a “nine spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches nine integers, and only nine, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of twenty-five thousand dollars;

(14) If the valid winning ticket is a “eight spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches four integers, and only four, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of two dollars;

(15) If the valid winning ticket is a “eight spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches five integers, and only five, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of fifteen dollars;

(16) If the valid winning ticket is a “eight spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches six integers, and only six, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of fifty dollars;

(17) If the valid winning ticket is a “eight spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches seven integers, and only seven, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of three hundred dollars;

(18) If the valid winning ticket is a “eight spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches eight integers, and only eight, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of ten thousand dollars;

(19) If the valid winning ticket is a “seven spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches three integers, and only three, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of one dollar;

(20) If the valid winning ticket is a “seven spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches four integers, and only four, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of five dollars;

(21) If the valid winning ticket is a “seven spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches five integers, and only five, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of eleven dollars;

(22) If the valid winning ticket is a “seven spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches six integers, and only six, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of one hundred dollars;

(23) If the valid winning ticket is a “seven spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches seven integers, and only seven, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of two thousand dollars;

(24) If the valid winning ticket is a “six spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches three integers, and only three, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of one dollar;

(25) If the valid winning ticket is a “six spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches four integers, and only four, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of seven dollars;

(26) If the valid winning ticket is a “six spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches five integers, and only five, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of fifty-seven dollars;

(27) If the valid winning ticket is a “six spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches six integers, and only six, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of one thousand one hundred dollars;

(28) If the valid winning ticket is a “five spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches three integers, and only three, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of two dollars;

(29) If the valid winning ticket is a “five spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches four integers, and only four, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of eighteen dollars;

(30) If the valid winning ticket is a “five spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches five integers, and only five, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of four hundred ten dollars;

(31) If the valid winning ticket is a “four spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches two integers, and only two, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of one dollar;

(32) If the valid winning ticket is a “four spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches three integers, and only three, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of five dollars;

(33) If the valid winning ticket is a “four spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches four integers, and only four, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of seventy-two dollars;

(34) If the valid winning ticket is a “three spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches two integers, and only two, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of two dollars;

(35) If the valid winning ticket is a “three spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches three integers, and only three, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of twenty-seven dollars;

(36) If the valid winning ticket is a “two spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches two integers, and only two, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of eleven dollars; and

(37) If the valid winning ticket is a “one spot” ticket, and if the valid winning ticket bears a selection that matches one integer, and only one, of the twenty integers drawn, the holder of the valid winning ticket shall win a regular prize award of two dollars.

(38) If the director has determined, pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule, that a “Booster” option is an available feature of game rule number fifty-five, holders of a valid winning ticket for a given drawing bearing the number of matching integers as set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) through (D)(37) of this rule and including the “Booster” option shall be entitled to the regular prize award set forth in accordance with the applicable section of this rule multiplied by the “Booster” drawn in that respective drawing. The director shall have the option to change the prizes and percentages which represent the prize pools in each of the categories referred to in paragraphs (D)(1) through (D) (38) of this rule.

(39) No amounts shall remain in the prize funds described in this rule after any given drawing, whether or not a winning ticket was issued for those prizes, and no prize amounts shall be carried forward in the same fund for the next drawing. Any amounts remaining in the prize pools described in this rule after any given drawing, due to residual amounts after prize disbursements, shall be retained by the commission.

(40) In a single game rule number fifty-five drawing, a claimant may win in only one prize category per wager as a result of possessing winning numbers, and shall be entitled to only the highest prize level won.

(E) For each individual drawing, there shall be a jackpot prize cap of two million dollars for tickets bearing selections which match all ten integers drawn on a “ten spot” ticket and/or where the “Booster” option is an available feature. In the event the prize sum of all winning tickets which match all ten integers drawn on a “ten spot” ticket and/or where the “Booster” option is an available feature exceeds two million dollars, each ticket shall be awarded a proportional share of the two million dollar jackpot prize cap by dividing each ticket’s winning jackpot prize total by the total of all winning jackpot prizes to determine each ticket’s proportional share of the two million dollars. For each individual drawing, there shall be a jackpot prize cap of two million dollars for tickets bearing selections which match all nine integers drawn on a “nine spot” ticket and/or where the “Booster” option is an available feature. In the event the prize sum of all winning tickets which match all nine integers drawn on a “nine spot” ticket and/or where the “Booster” option is an available feature exceeds two million dollars, each ticket shall be awarded a proportional share of the two million dollar jackpot prize cap by dividing each ticket’s winning jackpot prize total by the total of all winning jackpot prizes to determine each ticket’s proportional share of the two million dollars. For each individual drawing, there shall be a jackpot prize cap of two million dollars for tickets bearing selections which match all eight integers drawn on a “eight spot” ticket and/or where the “Booster” option is an available feature. In the event the prize sum of all winning tickets which match all eight integers drawn on a “eight spot” ticket and/or where the “Booster” option is an available feature exceeds two million dollars, each ticket shall be awarded a proportional share of the two million dollar jackpot prize cap by dividing each ticket’s winning jackpot prize total by the total of all winning jackpot prizes to determine each ticket’s proportional share of the two million dollars.

(F) Frequency of prize drawings. Drawings shall be held at times determined by the director.

(G) Manner of prize drawings.

(1) Prize drawings shall be open to the public and may be held at such places in the state that the director shall determine. The director shall inform the public as to the time and place of each prize drawing.

(2) All holders of valid tickets for a given drawing are eligible to win that drawing. If the holder of a winning ticket does not have the ticket fully validated and the prize is not claimed and presented for payment within one hundred eighty days after the date of the drawing, in accordance with the procedures set forth in lottery rules, such unclaimed prize shall be paid into the state lottery fund and distributed in accordance with section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(3) All drawings in game rule number fifty-five will be conducted in accordance with random procedures approved by the director. For every drawing in game rule fifty-five, the director will approve procedures and mechanisms for the selection of winners and the awarding of prizes in order that random selection by the on-line computer system will be achieved.

(4) The director reserves the right to suspend or cancel any drawings or the game itself, change the prize structure, frequency of drawings or draw dates.

(5) Drawing refers to the process of randomly selecting by computer the winning numbers, and “Booster” if the director has determined, pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule, that a “Booster” option will be an available feature of game rule number fifty-five, which determine the winners for each prize level for a particular game.

(H) Validity of tickets.

(1) Each purchaser of tickets in game rule number fifty-five shall be responsible for verifying that the numbers imprinted on such tickets are those requested by the purchaser of the ticket, that the purchase price paid is the price recorded on such ticket, and that such ticket has recorded thereon the type of wager(s) and the drawing(s) number and the drawing date(s) for the game thereof that the purchaser desired to make. The Ohio lottery commission shall be free of any liability in connection with this paragraph.

(2) Each ticket issued in game rule number fifty-five shall have imprinted thereon at the time of purchase a control number, bar code data, or both supplied by the commission. No prize shall be paid by the commission for any tickets without such control number or bar code data.

(3) All winning tickets in game rule number fifty-five are subject to validation by the on-line gaming system computer system under procedures established by the director before payment of any prize.

(4) The only basis for a valid claim is compliance with Ohio laws and commission rules and regulations. No valid claim may be premised on human, electronic, or other error in the communication, display or transmission of data, however recorded, displayed or transmitted. No valid claim can be premised upon any intentional human, electronic or other form of communication or transmission of data, which has not been authorized by the lottery commission.

(5) In addition to, but not in limitation of, all other power and authority conferred on the director by the commission’s rules, the director may declare a ticket in game rule number fifty-five void if it is stolen, not sold or deemed not sold in accordance with commission rules; if it is illegible, altered, or counterfeit; or if the tickets fails any of the validation tests of procedures established by the director. The commission’s liability and responsibility for a ticket declared void, if any, is limited to refund of the retail sales price of the ticket.

(I) Director’s conduct of game rule number fifty-five.

(1) The director shall conduct game rule number fifty-five in a manner consistent with the Lottery Act, the rules of the commission, including without limitation this rule, and the regulations of the director. As deemed necessary and advisable, the director shall adopt management regulations, orders or directives to implement and operate this lottery game.

(2) Names and definitions of elements of game rule number fifty-five used in this rule are considered generic terms used solely for the purpose of this rule. In actual operation, game rule number fifty-five and these elements may be given names and titles chosen by the commission.

(3) The director shall have discretion to combine existing or future games for promotional purposes in order to increase revenues and to create a different payment structure for prizes to be paid if games are combined, and to authorize any funding mechanism the director deems necessary to accomplish payment of any prize pool.

Effective: 04/28/2016
Mega Millions® Game Rule number 3770:1-9-941 (Active until October 28, 2017)
Mega Millions® Game Rule number 3770:1-9-941  Official Group Rules (Active until October 28, 2017)

Official Group Rules (Effective October 28, 2017)

Mega Millions shall be conducted in accordance with Ohio Lottery Commission game rule 3770:1-9-958 Mega Millions and the “Official Game Rules.”


3770:1-9-958    Game Rule number nine hundred and fifty-eight.
(A) Title and term. Game number nine hundred fifty-eight is the Ohio-adopted modified version of the "Mega Millions®" game for "Mega Millions®" draws beginning October 28, 2017. Game number nine hundred fifty-eight shall be conducted at such times and for such periods as the director may determine. For the purpose of this rule, "sales cycle" shall mean any such period beginning on the date when ticket sales are commenced and continuing through the date established by the Ohio lottery commission executive director as the date on which sales agents are to make final settlement with respect to such period.

(B) General design.

(1) "Mega Millions®" is a statewide joint lottery game that exists based on an agreement between all participating party lotteries.

(2) As used in this rule, "Mega Millions®" shall hereinafter be referred to as "game number nine hundred fifty-eight" as it applies to statewide ticket sales in Ohio conducted by the Ohio lottery commission.

(3) As used in this rule, "party lotteries" shall mean the member lotteries established and operated pursuant to the laws of the jurisdictions participating in "Mega Millions®."
(a) Game number nine hundred fifty-eight shall not be amended when one or more lottery is added or removed from participating, unless the addition or removal of such party lottery shall substantively change the game matrix, the play style or the method of prize payments in this game.

(4) Game number nine hundred fifty-eight shall be conducted in accordance with this rule and the "Mega Millions® Official Game Rules" effective April 19, 2017 (hereinafter "Official Game Rules"). The "Official Game Rules" are incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth herein. The "Official Game Rules" shall be posted on the Ohio lottery commission website and may be accessed by going to the link: https://www.ohiolottery.com/Claiming/RulesAndRegulations and clicking on the "New Mega Millions®" tab.

(5) As used in this rule, "directors" shall mean the chief officers of the member party lotteries or any other persons to whom the directors' authority is lawfully delegated.

(6) As used in this rule, "cash Grand/Jackpot Prize" shall mean the cash value of the Grand/Jackpot Prize paid in a lump sum as determined by the directors or their designees. The cash Grand/Jackpot Prize shall be an amount less than the annuity Grand/Jackpot Prize.

(7) As used in this rule, "annuity Grand/Jackpot Prize" shall mean the annuity value of a Grand/Jackpot Prize based on the investment by the Ohio lottery commission of the cash Grand/Jackpot Prize amount to fund an annual installment payment stream over thirty years as determined by the directors or their designees.

(8) As used in this rule, "Ohio lottery" shall mean the Ohio lottery commission.

(9) As used in this rule, "Ohio director" shall mean the executive director of the Ohio lottery commission.

(10) As used in this rule, game number nine hundred fifty-eight "panel or play area" shall mean the area of an official "Mega Millions®" ticket identified by the following two fields of play: one field of five numbers consisting of one or two digits that were selected by the player or the on-line gaming system computer, and a second field of one number consisting of one or two digits selected by the player or the on-line gaming system computer. Up to five such panels or play areas may appear on any one ticket in game number nine hundred fifty-eight. The director may change the number of panels or play areas appearing on any one ticket in game number nine hundred fifty-eight. Each panel shall constitute a separate wager.

(11) Each ticket in game number nine hundred fifty-eight shall be imprinted with one set of five unique numbers from a set of numbers, one through seventy inclusively ("field one"), and one unique number from a second set of numbers, one through twenty-five, inclusively ("field two"), as determined by the choice of the ticket purchaser or the auto pick feature of the on-line computer system, and recorded on the ticket at the time of purchase. Players may use a bet card to have the auto pick feature select their numbers in either field one, field two or both fields. Players may also use a bet card to manually select their numbers in either field one, field two or both fields. (Bet cards are available at no cost to the player and shall have no pecuniary or prize value, nor shall they constitute evidence of purchase or number selections). When a player orally places a "Mega Millions®" wager, the player must either manually select numbers from both fields or request usage of the auto pick feature to select numbers from both fields. A ticket may include one or more panels as described in paragraph (B)(10) of this rule.

(12) As used in this rule, game number nine hundred fifty-eight winning numbers shall be randomly selected during each official "Mega Millions®" drawing, and shall consist of five numbers selected from a field of numbers one through seventy, inclusively, and one number selected from a second field of numbers one through twenty-five, inclusively. Holders of valid winning tickets for a given drawing bearing the numbers drawn in that drawing, in whole or in part, shall be entitled to a prize award in accordance with the applicable paragraph(s) of this rule. The prize awarded to holders of winning tickets may be dependent upon whether a player has purchased the Megaplier feature.

(13) Tickets purchased in game number nine hundred fifty-eight are automatically deemed by the on-line gaming system to reflect payment of the Gran/Jackpot Prize in thirty annual installments. As set forth at paragraph (J)(3) of this rule, at the time of claim, any Grand/Jackpot Prize winner(s) who purchased their game number nine hundred fifty-eight ticket(s) from an authorized Ohio lottery sales agent shall have sixty calendar days from the date of the presentation for payment of their valid claim to the Ohio lottery commission, to opt for a cash Grand/Jackpot Prize known as the "cash option." All other prizes, other than the Grand/Jackpot Prize in game number nine hundred fifty-eight, shall be paid out in a lump sum.

(C) Price of tickets.

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (C) (2) of this rule, the price of a wager for the game as described in paragraphs (B) to (D) of this rule issued by the Ohio lottery commission in game number nine hundred fifty-eight shall be two dollars. The player may purchase up to the number of wagers per ticket, or multiples thereof, as designated by the director if a multi-draw wager is requested at the player's discretion in accordance with the number of game panels and inclusive drawings. The cost of every two dollar wager will be increased by one dollar if the player purchases the Megaplier feature. Megaplier is not applicable to the Grand Prize Jackpot.

(2) In addition or alternatively, there is a subset of Mega Millions® Tickets known as “Just The Jackpot™” tickets which may be purchased for $3.00 per two (2) plays for only the Grand/Jackpot Prize (which excludes all other prizes), or multiples thereof, in accordance with the rules of the Ohio lottery commission. The player receives two (2) plays for each $3.00 wagered for the chance to win only the Grand/Jackpot Prize. If the player matches any non-Grand/Jackpot prize numbers, the player who purchased a “Just The Jackpot™” ticket is not eligible to win those non-Grand/Jackpot prizes. The availability and cost of any Add-on Game, as defined in this rule, or Just the Jackpot™ shall be determined by the Ohio lottery commission, shall not be included in the cost of the official Mega Millions® ticket, and shall be subject to the applicable statutes and administrative regulations of the Ohio lottery commission. Megaplier is not applicable to the Grand/Jackpot Prize in connection with the Just the Jackpot™ ticket.

(D) Structure, nature and value of prize awards. Based upon the numbers drawn in each regular drawing for game number nine hundred fifty-eight, prizes shall be awarded to holders of valid tickets for that drawing as follows:

(1) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches none of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of two dollars;

(2) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches one of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of four dollars;

(3) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of ten dollars;

(4) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches two of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of ten dollars;

(5) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of two hundred dollars.

(6) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of five hundred dollars.

(7) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of ten thousand dollars.

(8) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches all five of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of one million dollars.

(9) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches all five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, the player shall win the Grand/Jackpot Prize award which shall be divided equally among the winning selections if there is more than one winning selection. Except as otherwise designated by the directors or their designees, the prize pool to be paid shall be equal to the amount designated by the directors, following the drawing, as the cash Grand/Jackpot Prize amount rather than an annuity Grand/Jackpot Prize amount. The directors or their designees may advertise estimated cash Grand/Jackpot Prize or annuity Grand/Jackpot Prize amounts for each drawing. Except as otherwise determined by the directors or their designees, advertised cash or annuity Grand/Jackpot Prize amounts are not guaranteed amounts. Except as otherwise determined by the directors or their designees, the cash Grand/Jackpot Prize amount designated by the directors or their designees following a drawing shall be the basis for determining the amount to be awarded for each valid winning ticket matching all five of the five winning numbers drawn for field one and one winning number drawn for field two. Advertised cash or annuity Grand/Jackpot Prize amounts may be forecasted for each drawing by the directors or their designees based upon expected sales, but, unless the directors or their designees have determined that such advertised amounts are guaranteed amounts, any such amounts forecasted for purposes of advertisement are not guaranteed amounts. In any event, the directors or their designees shall have discretion to change the prizes and percentages which represent the prize pools in each of the categories referred to in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(9) of this rule.

(10) The minimum total Grand/Jackpot Prize amount in any Grand/Jackpot for which at least one ticket bears a winning selection which matches five of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matches one number drawn for field two, as validated by the on-line computer system, shall be an amount designated by the directors or their designees, and shall be divided equally among the holders of the winning tickets if there is more than one winning ticket. If the Grand/Jackpot Prize amount that is divided by the number of prize winners matching five winning numbers for field one and one winning number for field two is less than one million dollars, each Grand/Jackpot Prize winner shall be paid in a single cash payment in an amount equal to the cash option Grand/Jackpot Prize divided equally by the number of Grand/Jackpot Prize winners. The directors may set the Grand/Jackpot Prize at levels higher than the minimum amount in accordance with paragraph (D)(9) of this rule.

(11) Any amounts remaining in the prize pools described in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D) (8) of this rule after any given drawing, due to residual amounts after prize disbursements, shall be retained by the party lotteries.

(12) When there are no winning tickets issued for the prize pool described in paragraph (D)(9) of this rule, the directors shall carry the prize pool amount forward into the Grand/Jackpot Prize for the next consecutive drawing.

(13) When there are no winning tickets issued for the prize pool described in paragraph (D)(9) of this rule, the Grand/Jackpot Prize amount shall roll pari-mutuelly based on sales as set by the directors, however, the directors may establish a Grand/Jackpot Prize amount higher than that amount.

(14) If the total prize liability for the prize levels described in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D) (8) of this rule exceeds the liability cap agreed upon by the directors, then that liability cap may be enforced for the payment of the prize awards set forth in paragraphs (D)(5) to (D)(8) of this rule. In the event the liability cap is exceeded, then the prizes set forth in paragraphs (D)(5) to (D)(8) of this rule may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, or in another manner as determined by the directors, rather than fixed prize basis, provided, however, that in no event shall the pari-mutuel prizes or other prizes awarded be greater than the applicable fixed prizes. In the event that the liability cap is exceeded and prizes are paid on a pari-mutual basis, or in another manner as determined by the directors , the amounts used for allocation of such pari-mutuel prizes, or other prizes awarded, for each prize level shall be determined by the directors . If the liability cap is exceeded for a particular drawing, the Ohio director shall make the amount of the liability cap publicly available by means that the Ohio director deems appropriate. For purposes of prize calculation with respect to any game number nine hundred fifty-eight pari-mutuel prize, the calculation shall be rounded down so that prizes shall be paid in multiples of one dollar.

(15) In a single game number nine hundred fifty-eight drawing, a claimant may win in only one prize category per wager as a result of possessing winning numbers selected in either one or both fields of play, and shall be entitled only to the highest prize level won.

(16) Subject to the laws and regulations governing each party lottery, the number of prize categories and the allocation of the prize fund among the prize categories may be changed at the discretion of the directors for promotional purposes. Such change shall be announced by public notice.

(E) In addition to the game described in paragraphs (B) to (D) of this rule, and where applicable in accordance with this rule, a player shall have an option to play "The Megaplier." If a player selects the Megaplier feature, the words "Megaplier Yes" will be printed on the player's ticket. If a player does not select the Megaplier feature, the words "Megaplier No" will be printed on the player's ticket.

(1) The cost of every two dollar Mega Millions wager will be increased by one dollar if the player purchases "The Megaplier" feature.

(2) In connection with the Megaplier feature, if said feature is an available feature, for purposes of the prize levels set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(7) of this rule, a drawing will occur prior to each Mega Millions drawing to select, unless otherwise approved by the director, a multiplier number from one of the following fifteen numbers: two, two, two, two, two, three, three, three, three, three, three, four, four, four, and five. As determined by the director, multiplier numbers other than two, three, four, or five including but not limited to numbers higher than five may be used for promotions. In the event of a winning ticket, the multiplier number selected will only apply to the prize levels set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(8) of this rule. The multiplier number selected is not applied to or does not impact the prize award set forth in paragraph (D)(9) of this rule. In the event of a winning ticket, as set forth in paragraph (E)(2)(h) of this rule, purchase of the Megaplier feature will increase the regular prize award set forth in paragraph (D)(8) of this rule. Purchase of the Megaplier feature will not multiply, increase or impact the Grand/Jackpot Prize award set forth in paragraph (D)(9) of this rule. A player who chooses the Megaplier feature, shall win the prize awards set forth below which shall be in lieu of the prize awards set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(8) of this rule, not in addition to the prize awards set forth therein. Megaplier does not apply to “Just The Jackpot™ tickets.”
 
(a) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches none of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, and in the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of two is selected, the regular prize award of two dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of four dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of three is selected, the regular prize award of two dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of six dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of four is selected, the regular prize award of two dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of eight dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier of five is selected, the regular prize award of two dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of ten dollars;

(b) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches one of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, and in the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of two is selected, the regular prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of eight dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of three is selected, the regular prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of twelve dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of four is selected, the regular prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of sixteen dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier of five is selected, the regular prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of twenty dollars;

(c) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number drawn for field two, and in the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of two is selected, the regular prize award of ten dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of twenty dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of three is selected, the regular prize award of ten dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of thirty dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of four is selected, the regular prize award of ten dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of forty dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier of five is selected, the regular prize award of ten dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of fifty dollars;

(d) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches two of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, and in the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of two is selected, the regular prize award of ten dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of twenty dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of three is selected, the regular prize award of ten dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of thirty dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of four is selected, the regular prize award of ten dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of forty dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier of five is selected, the regular prize award of ten dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of fifty dollars;

(e) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, and in the event that the player has purchased
the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of two is selected, the regular prize award of two hundred dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of four hundred dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of three is selected, the regular prize award of two hundred dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of six hundred dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of four is selected, the regular prize award of two hundred dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of eight hundred dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier of five is selected, the regular prize award of two hundred dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of one thousand dollars;

(f) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number drawn for field two, and in the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of two is selected, the regular prize award of five hundred dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of one thousand dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of three is selected, the regular prize award of five hundred dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of one thousand five hundred dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of four is selected, the regular prize award of one five hundred dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of two thousand dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier of five is selected, the regular prize award of five hundred dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of two thousand five hundred dollars;

(g) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, and in the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of two is selected, the regular prize award of ten thousand dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of twenty thousand dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of three is selected, the regular prize award of ten thousand dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of thirty thousand dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier number of four is selected, the regular prize award of ten thousand dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of forty thousand dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier of five is selected, the regular prize award of ten thousand dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of fifty thousand dollars; and

(h) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches five of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number drawn for field two, and in the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier of two is selected, the regular prize award of one million dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of two million dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier of three is selected, the regular prize award of one million dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of three million dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier of four is selected, the regular prize award of one million dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of four million dollars. In the event that the player has purchased the Megaplier feature and a multiplier of five is selected, the regular prize award of one million dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a prize award of five million dollars.

(3) The directors or their designees shall have discretion to change the prize amounts and number of prizes referred to in paragraphs (E)(2)(a) to (E)(2)(h) of this rule in accordance with paragraph (E)(5) of this rule. Changes shall be publicly announced.

(4) Any amounts remaining in the prize pools described in paragraphs (E)(2)(a) to (E) (2) (h) of this rule after any given drawing, due to residual amounts after prize disbursements, shall be retained by the party lotteries.

(5) If the total prize liability for the prize levels described in paragraphs (E)(2)(a) to (E) (2) (h) of this rule exceed the liability cap agreed upon by the directors, then that liability cap may be enforced for the payment of the prize awards set forth in paragraphs (E)(2)(a) to (E)(2)(h) of this rule. In the event the liability cap is exceeded, then the prizes set forth in paragraphs (E)(2)(a) to (E)(2)(h) of this rule may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, or in another manner as determined by the directors, rather than fixed prize basis, provided, however, that in no event shall the pari-mutuel prizes or other prizes awarded be greater than the applicable fixed prizes. In the event that the liability cap is exceeded and prizes are paid on a pari-mutuel basis, or in another manner as determined by the directors, the amounts used for allocation of such pari-mutuel prizes, or other prizes awarded, for each prize level shall be determined by the directors. If the liability cap is exceeded for a particular drawing, the Ohio director shall make the amount of the liability cap publicly available by means that the Ohio director deems appropriate. For purposes of prize calculation with respect to any game number nine hundred fifty-eight pari-mutuel prize, the calculation shall be rounded down so that prizes shall be paid in multiples of one dollar.

(6) In a single game number nine hundred fifty-eight drawing, a claimant may win in only one prize category per wager as a result of possessing winning numbers selected in either one or both fields of play, and shall be entitled only to the highest prize level won, and if the Megaplier feature is selected, the prizes awarded under paragraphs (E)(2)(a) to (E)(2)(h) shall be in lieu of the prize awards set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(8) of this rule, not in addition to the prize awards set forth therein.

(F) Frequency and location of prize drawings. Drawings shall be held at such times and places determined by the directors.

(G) Manner of prize drawings.

(1) All drawings conducted in connection with this rule shall be open to the public and may be held at such places and times in any party lottery jurisdictions that the directors shall determine. The directors shall inform the public as to the time and place of each prize drawing.

(2) All holders of valid tickets for a given drawing are eligible to win in that drawing.

(3) All drawings in connection with the "Mega Millions®" will be conducted randomly in accordance with procedures approved by the directors. For every drawing in connection with "Mega Millions®", the directors will approve operating procedures and drawing devices to be used in the selection of winning numbers and the awarding of prizes.

(H) Validity of tickets.

(1) Each purchaser of tickets in game number nine hundred fifty-eight shall be responsible for verifying that the numbers imprinted on such tickets are those requested, that the purchase price paid is the price recorded on such ticket, and that such ticket has recorded thereon the type of wager(s) and the drawing date(s) therefor that the purchaser desired to make. The Ohio lottery commission shall be free of any liability in connection with this paragraph.

(2) Each ticket issued in game number nine hundred fifty-eight shall have imprinted thereon at the time of purchase, a control number, bar code data, or both, supplied by the Ohio lottery commission. No prize shall be paid by the Ohio lottery commission for any tickets without such control number or bar code data. A valid winning ticket bearing matching player or on-line gaming system computer number selections and also containing a control number, bar code data, or both, supplied by the Ohio lottery commission, shall serve as the only valid proof of the wager placed and the only valid receipt for claiming or redeeming any prize. Each party lottery follows the same requirements set forth in this paragraph.

(3) As applicable to this rule, any and all game tickets, including the Megaplier feature, may not be canceled.

(4) Valid winning game number nine hundred fifty-eight tickets must meet the following conditions:
 
(a) Validation data must be present in its entirety and must correspond, using the computer validation file, to the number selections printed on the ticket for the drawing date(s) printed on the ticket;

(b) The ticket must be intact;

(c) The ticket must not be mutilated, altered, reconstituted, or tampered with in any manner;

(d) The ticket must not be counterfeit or an exact duplicate of another winning ticket;

(e) The ticket must have been issued by an authorized Ohio lottery commission sales agent on official paper stock of the Ohio lottery commission;

(f) The ticket must not have been stolen, to the knowledge of the Ohio lottery;

(g) The ticket must be submitted for payment in accordance with the Ohio lottery commission's validation and claiming procedures;

(h) The ticket data must have been recorded on the central computer system prior to the drawing and the ticket data must match this computer record in every respect (in the event of a contradiction between the information as printed on the ticket and as accepted by the Ohio lottery commission on-line gaming system, the wager accepted shall be the valid wager);

(i) The player or computer number selections, validation data and the drawing date(s) of an apparent winning ticket must appear on the official file of winning tickets, and a ticket with that exact data must not have been previously paid;

(j) The ticket must not be misregistered, defectively printed or printed or produced in error to an extent that it cannot be processed by the Ohio lottery commission;

(k) The ticket must pass all other confidential security checks of the Ohio lottery commission;

(l) In submitting an official game number nine hundred fifty-eight ticket for validation, the claimant agrees to abide by applicable laws, all rules and regulations of the Ohio lottery commission, and any instructions, conditions and final decisions of the Ohio director;

(m) There must not be any other breach of the rules described herein in relation to the ticket which, in the opinion of the Ohio director, justifies disqualification; and

(n) To be eligible for payment, all winning tickets must be presented for payment to the party lottery which issued it within the claiming period as established by that party lottery.

(5) All winning tickets in game number nine hundred fifty-eight are subject to validation by the on-line computer system under procedures established by the Ohio director before the payment of any prize.

(6) An official game number nine hundred fifty-eight ticket submitted for validation which fails any of the validation conditions as established in paragraph (H)(4) of this rule shall be considered void, subject to the following determination:

(a) In all cases of doubt, the determination of the Ohio director shall be final and binding. However, the Ohio director, at his/her option, may replace an invalid ticket with an official game number nine hundred fifty-eight ticket of equivalent sales price or a refund of the purchase price;

(b) In the event a defective ticket is purchased or in the event that the Ohio director determines to adjust an error, the sole and exclusive remedy shall be the replacement of such defective or erroneous ticket(s) with an official game number nine hundred fifty-eight ticket of equivalent sales price or a refund of the purchase price; and

(c) In the event an official game number nine hundred fifty-eight ticket is not paid by the Ohio lottery commission, and a dispute occurs as to whether the ticket is a valid winning ticket, the Ohio lottery commission may, at its option, replace the ticket or provide a refund of the purchase price.

(7) The Ohio lottery commission shall not be responsible for lost or stolen game number nine hundred fifty-eight tickets.

(8) The Ohio lottery commission shall not be responsible to any claimant and sales agent for game number nine hundred fifty-eight tickets redeemed in error by an Ohio lottery commission sales agent.

(9) Valid prize winners are determined by the numbers drawn and not the numbers reported. The Ohio lottery commission shall not be responsible for game number nine hundred fifty-eight winning numbers reported in error.

(10) In purchasing a ticket issued for game number nine hundred fifty-eight, the player agrees to comply with and be bound by all applicable statutes, administrative regulations, and procedures of the Ohio lottery commission, and understands that the directives and determinations of the other party lotteries do not apply to game number nine hundred fifty-eight purchases in Ohio. The player agrees, as its sole and exclusive remedy, that claims arising out of any "Mega Millions®" ticket purchase can be pursued only against the state or jurisdiction of ticket purchase. Therefore, litigation, if any, may only be maintained against the Ohio lottery commission in the appropriate forum for game number nine hundred fifty-eight tickets purchased at an authorized Ohio lottery sales agent location.

(11) For the purpose of determining the number of winning wagers, division of the Grand/Jackpot Prize is contingent on the on-line computer system's determination of winning wagers sold, and not by the number of winning tickets presented for payment.

(I) Procedures for claiming and payment of prize awards.

(1) Effective upon determination of prize payouts, prizes shall be redeemed or claimed only in the jurisdiction where the official winning "Mega Millions®" ticket was purchased. Claimants of prizes in "Mega Millions®" must comply with the claiming periods or deadlines of the jurisdiction where the winning "Mega Millions®" ticket was purchased. Claimants of game number nine hundred fifty-eight prizes for winning tickets purchased in Ohio must comply with the following terms and conditions:
 
(a) Prizes for game number nine hundred fifty-eight tickets purchased in Ohio may be redeemed or claimed only through Ohio lottery sales agents authorized to sell game number nine hundred fifty-eight tickets, or other authorized claim centers designated by the Ohio lottery commission;

(b) Claimants of winning game number nine hundred fifty-eight prizes for tickets purchased in Ohio must comply with the prize claim requirements of the Ohio lottery commission and the applicable claiming period of one hundred eighty days as set forth in division (A)(1) of section 3770.07 of the Revised Code;

(c) In the event a single game number nine hundred fifty-eight ticket purchased in Ohio contains two or more winning wagers, the cumulative prize amount shall be claimed or redeemed in accordance with the specified prize payment limits of the Ohio lottery commission;

(d) State and federal withholding taxes for winning tickets purchased in Ohio shall be withheld from game number nine hundred fifty-eight prizes awarded by the Ohio lottery commission in such amounts as may be required by law, along with any other deductions required by law; and

(e) Game number nine hundred fifty-eight prizes shall not be paid to any persons prohibited from playing by the governing law or rules of the Ohio lottery commission. In addition, "Mega Millions®" tickets may not be purchased in any other party lottery jurisdictions by any party lottery board or commission member; or any officer or employee of a party lottery; or any spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing as a member of the same household in the principal place of residence of any such party lottery board member or commissioner, officer or employee.

(f) For winning official game number nine hundred fifty-eight tickets purchased in Ohio for which no claim or redemption is made within one hundred eighty days after the date of the drawing as required by the procedures set forth in Ohio lottery commission rules, the corresponding prize monies shall be returned to the Ohio lottery in accordance with procedures for the reconciliation of prize liability as may be agreed from time to time by the directors of the party lotteries. Such unclaimed prizes shall be paid into the state lottery fund and distributed in accordance with section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(J) Payment of the Grand/Jackpot Prize award.

(1) In accordance with the "Mega Millions®" agreement, if the Ohio lottery commission sells a winning Grand/Jackpot Prize ticket, the party lotteries shall, through the "Mega Millions®" clearinghouse, transfer to the Ohio lottery commission an amount equivalent to each party lottery's share as determined by the directors or their designees to be the amount needed to fund payment of the Grand/Jackpot Prize.

(2) Except as otherwise provided by law, all annuitized prizes shall be paid annually in thirty payments with the initial payment being made in cash, to be followed by twenty-nine payments funded by the annuity, and all annuitized payments shall be paid in thirty graduated payments (increasing each year) by five percent or as otherwise agreed to by participating party lotteries. Prize payments may be rounded down to the nearest one thousand dollars.

(3) Upon completion of internal validation and claiming procedures established by the Ohio lottery commission, at the time a valid claim is presented for payment of the Grand/Jackpot Prize, the cash Grand/Jackpot Prize option amount along with the amount of appropriately withheld state and federal income taxes shall be disclosed in writing to the prize winner. Commencing with the date of presentment of a valid winning Grand/Jackpot Prize ticket to the Ohio lottery commission, and for sixty calendar days thereafter, claimants may choose the cash option instead of annual installments. Claimants who choose the cash option will receive the amount of cash Grand/Jackpot Prize option amount disclosed to claimant by the Ohio lottery commission in accordance with applicable rules, less the appropriately withheld state and federal income taxes and any other deductions required by law. Notice of the cash option selection must be received by the Ohio lottery commission or post office stamped by the end of the sixty calendar day deadline. Such option, once chosen, may not be revoked. If no selection is made during the allowed time period, the prize winner shall automatically be paid the prize as an annuity Grand/Jackpot Prize in thirty annual installments as provided for herein. No payment will be issued during the period prior to selection.

(4) As set forth in paragraphs (J)(1) to (J)(3) of this rule, a single winning game number nine hundred fifty-eight Grand/Jackpot Prize ticket may be paid in either thirty annual installments or in one lump sum, cash option payment. However, prize winners who claim a joint prize from a single winning ticket will all receive prize payments in either annual installments or in a lump sum payment. Prize winners who claim a joint prize from a single winning ticket may not opt to receive different forms of payment.

(K) Net proceeds to lottery profits education fund. The entire net proceeds from the sale of game number nine hundred fifty-eight in Ohio that remain after associated operating expenses, prize disbursements, lottery sales agent bonuses, commissions, and reimbursements, and any other expenses necessary to comply with the agreements among the party lotteries or these rules are deducted from the gross proceeds of game number nine hundred fifty-eight, shall be transferred to the lottery profits education fund as required under division (B) of section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(L) Director's conduct of game number nine hundred fifty-eight.

(1) The Ohio director shall conduct game number nine hundred fifty-eight in a manner consistent with the Ohio Lottery Act and the rules of the Ohio lottery commission, including without limitation this rule.

(2) Names and definitions of elements of game number nine hundred fifty-eight used in this rule are considered generic terms used solely for the purpose of this rule.

(3) Should the Ohio director determine that drawings conducted pursuant to game number nine hundred fifty-eight are to be discontinued, such discontinuation must occur at the end of a jackpot sequence. Should the directors determine that "Mega Millions®" shall be discontinued and replaced by a modified version of "Mega Millions®" or another joint lotto game with a grand prize jackpot agreed to by the party lotteries, then the directors shall have the discretion to transfer any existing funds from the "Mega Millions®" Grand/Jackpot Prize that was not won before such drawings were discontinued, to such new joint lotto game.

(4) The directors shall have discretion to authorize any funding mechanism deemed necessary to accomplish payment of any prize pool. The directors may collectively authorize sale of "Mega Millions®" tickets at a discount for promotional purposes. In addition, the Ohio director may authorize sale of game number nine hundred fifty-eight tickets at a discount for promotional purposes within the state of Ohio, provided that such discounted sales are reported to the other party lotteries at full gross sales value.

(5) In the event of any conflict between the "Official Game Rules" and the statutes, rules or regulations of the Ohio lottery commission, the Ohio lottery commission statutes, rules and regulations shall control.

(6) All decisions made by the Ohio director with respect to the play of game number nine hundred fifty-eight in Ohio, including the declaration of prizes and the payment thereof and the interpretation of Ohio lottery commission rules, shall be final and binding on all purchasers and on every person making a claim in respect thereof.
 
Lucky for Life shall be conducted in accordance with Ohio Lottery Commission game rule 3770:1-9-954 Lucky for Life and the "Official Game Rules" approved by the New England Lotteries on August 21, 2014.  The rule became effective in Ohio on November 16, 2015.

Expanded States Lucky For Life Final _Game Rules


3770:1-9-954     Game rule nine hundred fifty-four.
(A) Title and term. Ohio lottery commission game rule number nine hundred fifty-four, "Lucky for Life," is a statewide joint lottery game and shall be conducted at such times as the Ohio lottery commission determines.

(B) General Design.
(1) "Lucky for Life" is a statewide joint lottery game that is based on an agreement for the sale of "Lucky for Life" by participating "Party Lotteries."

(2) As used in this rule, "Lucky for Life" shall hereinafter be referred to as "game number nine hundred fifty-four" as it applies to statewide ticket sales in Ohio conducted by the Ohio lottery commission for draws beginning on or after November 16, 2015.

(3) The Connecticut Lottery Corporation, the Maine State Liquor & Lottery Commission, the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, the Rhode Island Division of State Lottery and the Vermont Lottery Commission (collectively the "New England Lotteries") are offering the Game for sale.

(4) In addition to the New England Lotteries, other lotteries may, from time to time, offer "Lucky for Life" in their respective jurisdictions (collectively the "Licensee Lotteries").

(5) As used in this rule, "Party Lotteries" shall mean New England Lotteries and the "Licensee Lotteries."

(6) Game rule number nine hundred fifty-four shall be conducted in accordance with this rule and the "Official Game Rules" approved by the "Party Lotteries" on August 21, 2014 (hereinafter "Group Rules"). The "Group Rules" are incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein and shall be posted on the Ohio lottery commission website. The "Group Rules" may be accessed by going to the link https://www.ohiolottery.com/Claiming/RulesAndRegulations and clicking on the "Lucky for Life" tab.

(7) Unless otherwise set forth in this rule, "Set Prize" means all other prizes except the "Top Prize" and "Second Prize" that are advertised to be paid by a single cash payment.

(8) As used in this rule "Top Prize" shall mean the top prize tier in game number nine hundred fifty-four.

(9) As used in this rule "Second Prize" shall mean the second prize tier in game number nine hundred fifty-four.

(10) As used in this rule, "Published Notice" shall mean notice of the amount of and changes to the "Cash Option" which shall be posted on the "Lucky for Life" website or the Ohio lottery commission’s website at least thirty (30) days prior to the first drawing to which it is applicable.

(11) As used in this rule, "Annuitized Payment Option" shall mean the manner in which the "Top Prize" or "Second Prize" may be paid in equal payments or installments. The "Annuitized Payment Option" shall be calculated on an annual basis. The schedule of payments shall be determined at the discretion of the director of the Ohio lottery commission.

(12) "Cash Option" shall mean the manner in which the "Top Prize" or "Second Prize" may be paid upon the winner's request in one single cash payment as an alternative to the "Annuitized Payment Option." "Lump Sum Cash Payment" shall mean the manner in which the "Top Prize" or "Second Prize" is required to be paid in one single cash payment when the liability limit is exceeded and no "Annuitized Payment Option" is available, as set forth in this rule.

(13) Each ticket in game number nine hundred fifty-four shall be imprinted with one set of five unique numbers from a set of numbers, one through forty-eight inclusively "field one," and one unique number from a second set of numbers, one through eighteen, inclusively "field two," as determined by choice of the ticket purchaser or the auto pick feature on the gaming system, and recorded on the ticket at the time of the purchase. Players may use a bet card to have the auto pick feature select their numbers in either field one, field two or both fields. Bet cards are available at no cost to the player and shall have no pecuniary or prize value, nor shall a bet card constitute evidence of purchase or number selection. When a player verbally places a "Lucky for Life" wager, the player must either manually select the numbers from field one and the "Lucky Ball" or request usage of the auto pick feature to select numbers from "field one" and the "Lucky Ball" which is defined in the "Group Rules." A player may also place a wager through other means that are approved by the director.

(14) As used in this rule, game number nine hundred fifty-four winning numbers shall be randomly selected during each official "Lucky for Life" drawing, and shall consist of five numbers selected from a field of numbers one through forty-eight inclusively, and one number, the "Lucky Ball," selected from a second field of numbers one through eighteen inclusively. Holders of valid winning tickets for a given drawing bearing the numbers drawn in that drawing, in whole or in part, shall be entitled to the prize award in accordance with the applicable section(s) of this rule.

(C) Price of tickets. The price of a "Lucky for Life" wager in game number nine hundred fifty-four shall be two dollars. The player may purchase up to the number of wagers per ticket, or multiples thereof, as designated by the director if a multi-draw wager is requested at the player's discretion in accordance with the number of panels and inclusive drawings.

(D) Structure, nature and value of prize awards. Based upon the numbers drawn in each regular drawing for game nine hundred fifty-four, prizes shall be awarded to holders of valid winning tickets for that drawing as follows:

(1) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches none of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of four dollars.

(2) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches one of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of six dollars.

(3) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches two of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of three dollars.

(4) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches two of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of twenty-five dollars.

(5) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of twenty dollars.

(6) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of one hundred fifty dollars.

(7) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of two hundred dollars.

(8) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, for each ticket bearing a selection which matches four of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of five thousand dollars.
 
(a) Payment of five thousand dollar prize. The prize under this paragraph will be paid as a five thousand dollar "Set Prize," except that if there are more than one thousand winners of this prize level in a single drawing, the total prize liability of five million dollars will be split equally among the winners. Under no circumstances will the value of the prize under this paragraph fall below a minimum prize value of two hundred dollars per winner, regardless of the number of winners. Prizes under this paragraph will be rounded to the nearest whole dollar and paid in a single cash payment.

(9) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, for each ticket bearing a selection which matches five of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a "Second Prize" award of twenty-five thousand dollars per year for the player's natural life before taxes, or the "Cash Option."

(a) Payment of a "Second Prize."

(i) One to twenty "Second Prize" winners. If there are between one and twenty "Second Prize" winner(s), the annuitized prize value will be twenty-five thousand dollars per year for life. Any of these one to twenty "Second Prize" winner(s) may choose the "Second Prize" "Cash Option" as an alternative to the "Annuitized Payment Option." The amount of the "Cash Option" for this category will be set forth in the "Published Notice."

(ii) Twenty-one or more "Second Prize" winners. If there are twenty-one or more "Second Prize" winners, the second prize liability shall be capped at nine million four hundred thousand dollars, shall be split equally among all "Second Prize" winners, and shall be paid in a single "Lump Sum Cash" payment, without an "Annuitized Payment Option." The minimum prize value for this category shall not be less than any lower tier prize paid in that respective drawing.

(iii) The Winner(s) of the "Second Prize" who do not request the "Cash Option" shall be paid their appropriate "Second Prize" share on an annual basis for a minimum period of twenty years. The initial "Second Prize" payment will be made when the prize is claimed at the selling lottery’s headquarters; subsequent "Second Prize" payments will be made annually thereafter.

(iv) Measuring Life. For a single wager, the measuring life of a "Second Prize" winner used to determine the duration over which the "Second Prize" is paid, shall be the natural life of the individual determined by the selling lottery to be the "Second Prize" winner. If the "Second Prize" under a single wager is being claimed by more than one natural person or by a legal entity, the measuring life for that "Second Prize" winner shall be twenty years.

(v) If paid in a "Lump Sum Cash Payment," "Second Prize" amounts will be rounded to the nearest whole dollar.
 
(10) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, for each ticket bearing a selection which matches five of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a "Top Prize" award of seven thousand dollars per week for the player's natural life before taxes, or the "Cash Option."

(a) Payment of "Top Prize"

(i) One "Top Prize" winner. If there is one "Top Prize" winner, the annuitized prize value will be seven thousand dollars per week for life. As an alternative to the "Annuitized Payment Option" the "Top Prize" winner may request the "Top Prize" "Cash Option" in the amount set forth in the "Published Notice."

(ii) Two to fourteen "Top Prize" winners. If there are between two and fourteen "Top Prize" winners, the "Annuitized Payment Option," based on an annuitized prize value of seven thousand dollars per week, will be divided by the total number of "Top Prize" winners. The minimum annuitized prize value for this category will be five hundred dollars a week for life. Any of these two to fourteen "Top Prize" winners may choose the "Cash Option" as an alternative to the "Annuitized Payment Option." The amount of the "Cash Option" for this category will be the amount of the "Top Prize" "Cash Option" set forth in the "Published Notice," divided by the total number of "Top Prize" winners. The minimum "Cash Option" for this category will be the amount set forth in the "Published Notice."

(iii) Fifteen or more "Top Prize" winners. If there are fifteen or more "Top Prize" winners, the "Top Prize" liability shall be capped at seven million one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, shall be split equally among all "Top Prize" winners, and shall be paid in one "Lump Sum Cash Payment," without an "Annuitized Payment Option." The minimum prize value for this category shall not be less than any lower tier prize paid in that respective drawing.

(iv) The winner(s) of the "Top Prize" who do not request the "Cash Option" shall be paid their appropriate "Top Prize" share on a weekly basis, or according to such other schedule of payments authorized under this rule for a minimum period of twenty years. The first "Top Prize" payment will be made when the prize is claimed at the selling lottery’s headquarters.

(v) Measuring Life. For a single wager, the measuring life of a "Top Prize" winner used to determine the duration over which the "Top Prize" is paid, shall be the natural life of the individual determined by the selling lottery to be the "Top Prize" winner. If the "Top Prize" under a single wager is being claimed by more than one natural person or by a legal entity, the measuring life for that "Top Prize" winner shall be twenty years.

(vi) If paid in a "Lump Sum Cash Payment," "Top Prize" amounts will be rounded to the nearest whole dollar.
 
(11) In a single game number nine hundred fifty-four drawing, a claimant may win in only one prize category per wager as a result of processing winning numbers selected in either one or both of the fields of play, and shall be entitled to only the highest prize level won.

(12) Payment of prize payments upon the death of a prize winner. In the event of the death of a prize winner, payments will be made in accordance with rule 3770:1-8-01 of the Administrative Code relating to payment and calculation of the cash value of prize payments in a statewide joint lottery game upon the death of a prize winner.

(E) Frequency and location of prize drawings. Drawings shall be held at such times and places determined by the "New England Lotteries"

(F) Manner of prize drawings.

(1) Prize drawings shall be open to the public and may be held at such places and times in any "Party Lottery" jurisdiction that the "New England Lotteries" determine. The public shall be informed as to the time and place of each prize drawing.

(2) Holders of valid tickets for a given drawing are eligible to win in that drawing.

(3) All drawings conducted in association with "Lucky for Life" will be conducted randomly in accordance with procedures established by the "New England Lotteries."

(G) Validity of tickets.
(1) It shall be the sole responsibility of each purchaser of a ticket in game number nine hundred fifty-four to verify the accuracy of the game play or plays and other data printed on the ticket. The Ohio lottery commission shall be free from any liability in connection with this paragraph.

(2) Each ticket issued in game number nine hundred fifty-four shall have imprinted thereon at the time of purchase a control number, bar code data, or both, supplied by the Ohio lottery commission. No prize shall be paid by the Ohio lottery commission for any tickets without such control number or bar code data. A valid winning ticket bearing matching player number selections or gaming system generated number selections and also containing a control number, bar code data, or both, supplied by the Ohio lottery commission, shall serve as the only valid proof of the wager placed and
the only valid receipt for claiming or redeeming any prize in game number nine hundred fifty-four.

(3) As applicable to this rule, any and all game tickets may not be canceled. This shall not prohibit the director, at the director's discretion, from compensating a retailer for a returned ticket, which is not eligible to win a prize at the time it is returned to the Ohio lottery commission, except that tickets stolen by a retailer's employee or agent cannot be accepted as a returned ticket. Any ticket that is accepted by the director as a returned ticket is for Ohio lottery commission auditing purposes only and shall have no effect on the outcome of the drawing for which they were issued or reduce the Ohio lottery commission's required contribution to the "Top Prize" and "Second Prize" pool.

(4) In addition to all other validation conditions contained in this rule, valid winning game number nine hundred fifty-four tickets must meet the following conditions:
 
(a) Validation data must be present in its entirety and must correspond, using the computer validation file, to the number selections printed on the ticket for the drawing date(s) printed on the ticket;

(b) The ticket must be intact;

(c) The ticket must not be mutilated, altered, reconstituted, or tampered with in any manner;

(d) The ticket must not be counterfeit or an exact duplicate of another winning ticket;

(e) The ticket must have been issued by an authorized Ohio lottery commission sales location authorized to sell tickets for game number nine hundred fifty-four on official paper stock of the Ohio lottery commission;

(f) The ticket must be submitted for payment in accordance with the Ohio lottery commission's validation and claiming procedures;

(g) The ticket data must have been recorded on the gaming system prior to the drawing and the ticket data must match this computer record in every respect (in the event of contradiction between the information as printed on the ticket and as accepted by the gaming system, the wager accepted by the gaming system shall be the valid wager);

(h) The player selected or gaming system selected number selections, validation data and the drawing date(s) of an apparent winning ticket must appear on the official file of winning tickets, and a ticket with the exact data must not have been previously paid;

(i) The ticket must not be misregistered, defectively printed or printed or produced in error to an extent that it cannot be processed by the Ohio lottery commission;

(j) The ticket must pass all other confidential security checks of the Ohio lottery commission;

(k) In submitting an official game number nine hundred fifty-four ticket for validation, the claimant shall abide by all applicable laws and rules of the Ohio lottery commission, and all claim form instructions; and

(l) All winning tickets in game number nine hundred fifty-four are subject to validation by the gaming system and the Ohio lottery commission before the payment of any prize.

(5) An official game number nine hundred fifty-four ticket submitted for validation which fails any of the validation conditions established in this rule shall be considered void subject to the following determinations:
 
(a) In all cases of doubt, the determination of the director shall be final and binding. However, the director, at the director's option, may replace an invalid ticket with an official game number nine hundred fifty-four ticket of equivalent sales price or a refund of the purchase price;

(b) In the event a defective ticket is purchased or in the event that the director determines to adjust an error, the sole and exclusive remedy shall be the replacement of such defective or erroneous ticket(s) with an official game number nine hundred fifty-four ticket of equivalent sales price or a refund of the purchase price; and

(c) In the event an official game number nine hundred fifty-four ticket is not paid by the Ohio lottery commission, and a dispute occurs as to whether the ticket is a valid winning ticket, the Ohio lottery commission may, at its option, replace the ticket or provide a refund of the purchase price.

(6) The Ohio lottery commission shall not be responsible for lost or stolen game number nine hundred fifty-four tickets.

(7) The Ohio lottery commission shall not be responsible to any claimant and sales agent for game number nine hundred fifty-four tickets redeemed in error by an Ohio lottery commission sales agent.

(8) Valid prize winners are determined by the numbers drawn and not the numbers reported. The Ohio lottery commission shall not be responsible for game number nine hundred fifty-four winning numbers reported in error.

(9) In purchasing a ticket in game number nine hundred fifty-four, the player shall comply with and be bound by all applicable statutes and administrative rules of the Ohio lottery commission. Unless designated or agreed to by the director, directives and determinations of other "Party Lotteries" do not apply to game number nine hundred fifty-four purchases in Ohio. Litigation, if any, arising out of any "Lucky for Life" ticket purchased at an Ohio lottery commission sales location shall only be maintained in the appropriate forum in the state of Ohio.

(10) For purposes of determining the number of winning wagers, division of the "Top Prize" and "Second Prize" jackpots are contingent on the gaming system's determination of winning wagers sold, and not by the number of winning wagers presented for payment.

(H) Procedures for claiming and payment of prize awards.

(1) Effective upon a determination of prize payouts, prizes shall be redeemed or claimed only in the jurisdiction where the official winning "Lucky for Life" ticket was purchased. Claimants of prizes in "Lucky for Life" must comply with the claiming periods of the jurisdiction where the winning "Lucky for Life" ticket was purchased. Claimants of game number nine hundred fifty-four prizes for winning tickets purchased in Ohio must comply with the following terms and conditions:
 
(a) Prizes for game number nine hundred fifty-four purchased in Ohio may be redeemed or claimed only through Ohio lottery sales agents authorized to sell game number nine hundred fifty-four, or other authorized claim centers or locations designated by the Ohio lottery commission;

(b) Claimants of winning game number nine hundred fifty-four prizes for tickets purchased in Ohio must comply with the prize claim requirements of the Ohio lottery commission and the applicable claiming period of one hundred eighty days as set forth in division (A)(1) of section 3770.07 of the Revised Code;

(c) In the event a single game number nine hundred fifty-four ticket purchased in Ohio contains two or more winning wagers, the cumulative prize amount shall be claimed or redeemed in accordance with the specified prize payment limits of the Ohio lottery commission;

(d) State and federal withholding taxes for winning tickets purchased in Ohio shall be withheld from game number nine hundred fifty-four prizes awarded by the Ohio lottery commission in such amounts as may be required by law, along with any other deductions required by law; and

(e) A "Lucky for Life" prize, including but not limited to any promotional prizes associated with "Lucky for Life," awarded by any "Party Lottery" shall not be paid to any persons prohibited from playing or claiming an Ohio lottery prize by the governing law or rules of the Ohio lottery commission. In addition, those persons designated by a "Party Lottery's" law as being ineligible to play its games shall also be ineligible to play "Lucky for Life," and any promotions associated therewith, in that "Party Lottery's" jurisdiction.

(I) Net proceeds to lottery profits education fund. The entire net proceeds from the sale of game number nine hundred fifty-four in Ohio that remain after associated operating expenses, prize disbursements, lottery sales agent bonuses, commissions, and reimbursements, and any other expenses necessary to comply with the agreements or the rules are deducted from the gross proceeds of game number nine hundred fifty-four, shall be transferred to the lottery profits education fund as required under division (B) of section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(J) Conduct by director(s) in game number nine hundred fifty-four.

(1) The director shall conduct game number nine hundred fifty-four and any promotions conducted in association with game number nine hundred fifty-four in a manner consistent with the Ohio Lottery Act, the rules of the Ohio lottery commission, including without limitation this rule.

(2) Names and definitions of elements of game number nine hundred fifty-four used in this rule are solely for the purpose of this rule.

(3) All decisions made by the director with respect to the play of game number nine hundred fifty-four in Ohio, including but not limited to the declaration of prizes and the payment thereof and the interpretation of Ohio lottery commission rules, shall be final and binding on all purchasers and on every person making a claim in respect thereof.

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3770:1-9-250 Ohio Lottery Commission game rule number two hundred fifty.

(A) Title and term. Game number two hundred fifty, the Ohio-adopted version of “Mega Millions,” shall be conducted at such times and for such periods as the Ohio lottery commission may determine. For the purpose of this rule, “sales cycle” shall mean any such period beginning on the date when ticket sales are commenced and continuing through the date established by the Ohio lottery commission executive director as the date on which sales agents are to make their final settlement with respect to such period.

(B) General design.

(1) “Mega Millions” is a statewide joint lottery game that exists based on an agreement between all participating party lotteries.

(2) As used in this rule, “Mega Millions” shall hereinafter be referred to as “game number two hundred fifty” as it applies to statewide ticket sales in Ohio conducted by the Ohio lottery commission.

(3) As used in this rule, “party lotteries” shall mean the lotteries established and operated pursuant to the laws of the jurisdictions participating in “Mega Millions”.
 
(a) Game number two hundred fifty shall not be amended when one or more lottery is added or removed from participating, unless the addition or removal of such party lottery shall substantively change the game matrix, the play style or the method of prize payments in this game.

(4) As used in this rule, “directors” shall mean the chief officers of the party lotteries or any other persons to whom the directors’ authority is lawfully delegated.

(5) As used in this rule, “cash equivalent grand prize” shall mean the discounted present cash value of the grand prize jackpot in an amount equal to the full proceeds generated by the sale of the investments acquired by the Ohio lottery commission to fund the annual installment payment stream over twenty-six years.

(6) As used in this rule, “Ohio lottery” shall mean the Ohio lottery commission.

(7) As used in this rule, “Ohio director” shall mean the executive director of the Ohio lottery commission.

(8) As used in this rule, game number two hundred fifty “panel or play area” shall mean the area of an official “Mega Millions” ticket identified by the following two fields of play: one field of five numbers consisting of one or two digits that were selected by the player or the on-line gaming system computer, and a second field of one number consisting of one or two digits selected by the player or the on-line gaming system computer. Up to ten such panels or play areas may appear on any one ticket in game number two hundred fifty. The director may change the number of panels or play areas appearing on any one ticket in game number two hundred fifty.

(9) Each ticket in game number two hundred fifty shall be imprinted with one set of five unique numbers from a set of numbers, one through fifty-six inclusively (“field one”), and one unique number from a second set of numbers, one through forty-six, inclusively (“field two”), as determined by the choice of the ticket purchaser or the auto pick feature of the on-line computer system, and recorded on the ticket at the time of purchase. Players may use a bet card to have the auto pick feature select their numbers in either field one, field two or both fields. Players may also use a bet card to manually select their numbers in either field one, field two or both fields. (Bet cards are available at no cost to the player and shall have no pecuniary or prize value, nor shall they constitute evidence of purchase or number selections). When a player orally places a “Mega Millions” wager, the player must either manually select numbers from both fields or request usage of the auto pick feature to select numbers from both fields.

(10) As used in this rule, game number two hundred fifty winning numbers shall be randomly selected during each official “Mega Millions” drawing, and shall consist of five numbers selected from a field of numbers one through fifty-six, inclusively, and one number selected from a second field of numbers one through forty-six, inclusively. Holders of valid winning tickets for a given drawing bearing the numbers drawn in that drawing, in whole or in part, shall be entitled to a prize award in accordance with this rule.

(11) Tickets purchased in game number two hundred fifty are automatically deemed by the on-line gaming system to reflect payment of the grand prize jackpot in twenty-six annual installments. As set forth at paragraph (J)(3) of this rule, at the time of claim, any grand prize jackpot prize winner(s) who purchased their game number two hundred fifty ticket(s) from an authorized Ohio lottery sales agent shall have sixty calendar days from the date of the presentation for payment of their valid claim to the Ohio lottery commission, to opt for a cash equivalent grand prize known as the “cash option.” All other prizes, other than the grand prize in game number two hundred fifty, shall be paid out in a lump sum.

(C) Price of tickets. The price of a wager for the game as described in paragraphs (B) to (D) of this rule issued by the Ohio lottery commission in game number two hundred fifty shall be one dollar. The player may purchase up to the number of wagers per ticket, or multiples thereof, as designated by the director if a multi-draw wager is requested at the player’s discretion in accordance with the number of game panels and inclusive drawings.

(D) Structure, nature and value of prize awards. Based upon the numbers drawn in each regular drawing for game number two hundred fifty, prizes shall be awarded to holders of valid tickets for that drawing as follows:

(1) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches none of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of two dollars;

(2) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches one of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of three dollars;

(3) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of seven dollars;

(4) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches two of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of ten dollars;

(5) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of one hundred fifty dollars.

(6) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of one hundred fifty dollars.

(7) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of ten thousand dollars.

(8) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches all five of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number drawn for field two, the player shall be entitled to a regular prize award of two hundred fifty thousand dollars.

(9) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches all five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number drawn for field two, the player shall win the grand prize jackpot award which shall be divided equally among the winning selections if there is more than one winning selection. The prize pool to be paid shall be equal to the amount designated by the directors as the grand prize jackpot amount. The directors or their designees shall designate and certify the amount of the grand prize jackpot for each drawing to be advertised prior to each drawing. The advertised grand prize jackpot amount shall be the basis for determining the amount to be awarded for each valid winning ticket matching all five of the five winning numbers drawn for field one and one winning number drawn for field two. The advertised grand prize jackpot amount is forecasted on each drawing by the Party Lotteries based upon expected sales. However, if the actual sales support a jackpot that is at least twelve million dollars lower than the advertised jackpot, the resulting jackpot to be paid will be the highest fully funded million plus twelve million dollars or the advertised jackpot, whichever is lower. In no event shall the jackpot be less than the advertised jackpot of the immediately prior drawing.

In any event, the directors shall have discretion to change the prizes and percentages which represent the prize pools in each of the categories referred to in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(9) of this rule.

(10) The minimum total grand prize jackpot amount in any grand prize jackpot for which at least one ticket bears a winning selection which matches five of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matches one number drawn for field two, as validated by the on-line computer system, shall be twelve million dollars, and shall be divided equally among the holders of the winning tickets if there is more than one winning ticket.

If the grand prize jackpot amount that is divided by the number of prize winners matching five winning numbers for field one and one winning number for field two is less than one million dollars, each grand prize jackpot winner shall be paid in a single cash payment in an amount equal to the cash option grand prize divided equally by the number of grand prize jackpot prize winners.

The directors may set the grand prize jackpot at levels higher than the minimum amount in accordance with paragraph (D)(9) of this rule.

(11) Any amounts remaining in the prize pools described in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(8) of this rule after any given drawing, due to residual amounts after prize disbursements, shall be retained by the party lotteries.

(12) When there are no winning tickets issued for the prize pool described in paragraph (D)(9) of this rule, the directors shall carry the prize pool amount forward into the grand prize jackpot for the next consecutive drawing.

(13) When there are no winning tickets issued for the prize pool described in paragraph (D)(9) of this rule, the grand prize jackpot prize amount shall roll pari-mutuelly based on sales as set by the directors, however, the directors may establish a grand prize jackpot prize amount higher than that amount.

(14) As based on pool sales, should total prize liabilities for the prize levels described in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(8) of this rule exceed the liability cap agreed upon by the directors, then that liability cap may be enforced for the payment of the prize awards set forth in paragraphs (D)(5) to (D)(8) of this rule. In the event the liability cap is exceeded, then the prizes set forth in paragraphs (D)(5) to (D)(8) of this rule shall be paid on a pari-mutuel rather than fixed prize basis, provided, however, that in no event shall the pari-mutuel prizes be greater than the applicable fixed prizes. The amount to be used for allocation of such pari-mutuel prizes shall be the liability cap less the amount paid for the grand prize jackpot and any of the four lowest tiered prizes as set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(4) of this rule. The Ohio director shall make the amount of the liability cap available to the public via the Ohio lottery website and any other means that the Ohio director deems appropriate. The amount of the liability cap will not be available until all sales have been reported by the party lotteries.

(15) In a single game number two hundred fifty drawing, a claimant may win in only one prize category per wager as a result of possessing winning numbers selected in either one or both fields of play, and shall be entitled only to the highest prize level won.

(16) For purposes of prize calculation with respect to any game number two hundred fifty pari-mutuel prize, the calculation shall be rounded down so that prizes shall be paid in multiples of one dollar.

(17) Subject to the laws and regulations governing each party lottery, the number of prize categories and the allocation of the prize fund among the prize categories may be changed at the discretion of the directors. Such change shall be announced by public notice.

(E) In addition to the game described in paragraphs (B) to (D) of this rule, a player shall have an option to play “The Kicker.” The Kicker is available only to “Mega Millions” players in Ohio, featuring a single six-digit computer-generated number from 000000 to 999999 printed on a “Mega Millions” ticket. If a player elects “The Kicker” option, the words “Kicker Yes” will be printed on the player’s ticket. If a player does not elect “The Kicker” option, the words “No Kicker” will be printed on the player’s ticket. “The Kicker” number will be printed on the player’s ticket if it is elected or not. However, the player may only win “The Kicker” if it is elected and the ticket reflects the “Kicker Yes” message.

(1) The cost of playing “The Kicker” is an extra dollar, in addition to placing at least a one dollar “Mega Millions” bet.

(2) A player shall win a prize award if two, three, four, five or six digits on a player’s ticket match in exact order “The Kicker” number drawn, and any such number shall be called a winning “Kicker” number. All “The Kicker” prizes shall be paid out in a lump sum. Any winning number of two, three, four, five or six digits shall match in exact order, starting with the first two digits and moving from left to right. Winning numbers will correspond to the letters in the word “Kicker” and prizes shall be awarded to holders of valid winning tickets as follows:
 
(a) For each ticket selecting the first two digits (k-i) matching exactly, a prize of ten dollars.

(b) For each ticket selecting the first three digits (k-i-c) matching exactly, a prize of one hundred dollars.

(c) For each ticket selecting the first four digits (k-i-c-k) matching exactly, a prize of one thousand dollars.

(d) For each ticket selecting the first five digits (k-i-c-k-e) matching exactly, a prize of five thousand dollars.

(e) For each ticket selecting all six digits (k-i-c-k-e-r) matching exactly, a prize of one hundred thousand dollars.

(F) Frequency and location of prize drawings. Drawings shall be held at such times and places determined by the directors.

(G) Manner of prize drawings.

(1) Prize drawings shall be open to the public and may be held at such places and times in any party lottery jurisdictions that the directors shall determine. The directors shall inform the public as to the time and place of each prize drawing.

(2) All holders of valid tickets for a given drawing are eligible to win in that drawing.

(3) All drawings in “Mega Millions” will be conducted randomly in accordance with procedures approved by the directors. For every drawing in “Mega Millions”, the directors will approve operating procedures and mechanical drawing devices to be used in the selection of winning numbers and the awarding of prizes.

(H) Validity of tickets.

(1) Each purchaser of tickets in game number two hundred fifty shall be responsible for verifying that the numbers imprinted on such tickets are those requested, that the purchase price paid is the price recorded on such ticket, and that such ticket has recorded thereon the type of wager(s) and the drawing date(s) therefor that the purchaser desired to make. The Ohio lottery commission shall be free of any liability in connection with this paragraph.

(2) Each ticket issued in game number two hundred fifty shall have imprinted thereon at the time of purchase a control number, bar code data, or both, supplied by the Ohio lottery commission. No prize shall be paid by the Ohio lottery commission for any tickets without such control number or bar code data. A valid winning ticket bearing matching player or on-line gaming system computer number selections and also containing a control number, bar code data, or both, supplied by the Ohio lottery commission, shall serve as the only valid proof of the wager placed and the only valid receipt for claiming or redeeming any prize. Each party lottery follows the same requirements set forth in this paragraph.

(3) As applicable to this rule, any and all game tickets, including “The Kicker” game tickets, may not be canceled.

(4) Valid winning game number two hundred fifty tickets must meet the following conditions:
 
(a) Validation data must be present in its entirety and must correspond, using the computer validation file, to the number selections printed on the ticket for the drawing date(s) printed on the ticket;

(b) The ticket must be intact;

(c) The ticket must not be mutilated, altered, reconstituted, or tampered with in any manner;

(d) The ticket must not be counterfeit or an exact duplicate of another winning ticket;

(e) The ticket must have been issued by an authorized Ohio lottery commission sales agent on official paper stock of the Ohio lottery commission;

(f) The ticket must not have been stolen;

(g) The ticket must be submitted for payment in accordance with the Ohio lottery commission’s validation and claiming procedures;

(h) The ticket data must have been recorded on the central computer system prior to the drawing and the ticket data must match this computer record in every respect (in the event of a contradiction between the information as printed on the ticket and as accepted by the Ohio lottery commission on-line gaming system, the wager accepted shall be the valid wager);

(i) The player or computer number selections, validation data and the drawing date(s) of an apparent winning ticket must appear on the official file of winning tickets, and a ticket with that exact data must not have been previously paid;

(j) The ticket must not be misregistered, defectively printed or printed or produced in error to an extent that it cannot be processed by the Ohio lottery commission;

(k) The ticket must pass all other confidential security checks of the Ohio lottery commission;

(l) In submitting an official game number two hundred fifty ticket for validation, the claimant agrees to abide by applicable laws, all rules and regulations of the Ohio lottery commission, and any instructions, conditions and final decisions of the Ohio director;

(m) There must not be any other breach of the rules described herein in relation to the ticket which, in the opinion of the Ohio director, justifies disqualification; and

(n) To be eligible for payment, all winning tickets must be presented for payment to the party lottery which issued it within the claiming period as established by that party lottery.

(5) All winning tickets in game number two hundred fifty are subject to validation by the on-line computer system under procedures established by the Ohio director before the payment of any prize.

(6) An official game number two hundred fifty ticket submitted for validation which fails any of the validation conditions as established in paragraph (H)(4) of this rule shall be considered void, subject to the following determination:
 
(a) In all cases of doubt, the determination of the Ohio director shall be final and binding. However, the Ohio director, at his/her option, may replace an invalid ticket with an official game number two hundred fifty ticket of equivalent sales price or a refund of the purchase price;

(b) In the event a defective ticket is purchased or in the event that the Ohio director determines to adjust an error, the sole and exclusive remedy shall be the replacement of such defective or erroneous ticket(s) with an official game number two hundred fifty ticket of equivalent sales price or a refund of the purchase price; and

(c) In the event an official game number two hundred fifty ticket is not paid by the Ohio lottery commission, and a dispute occurs as to whether the ticket is a valid winning ticket, the Ohio lottery commission may, at its option, replace the ticket or provide a refund of the purchase price.

(7) The Ohio lottery commission shall not be responsible for lost or stolen game number two hundred fifty tickets.

(8) The Ohio lottery commission shall not be responsible to any claimant and sales agent for game number two hundred fifty tickets redeemed in error by an Ohio lottery commission sales agent.

(9) Valid prize winners are determined by the numbers drawn and not the numbers reported. The Ohio lottery commission shall not be responsible for game number two hundred fifty winning numbers reported in error.

(10) In purchasing a ticket issued for game number two hundred fifty, the player agrees to comply with and be bound by all applicable statutes, administrative rules and regulations, and procedures of the Ohio lottery commission, and understands that the directives and determinations of the other party lotteries do not apply to game number two hundred fifty purchases in Ohio. The player agrees, as its sole and exclusive remedy, that claims arising out of any “Mega Millions” ticket purchase can be pursued only against the state or jurisdiction of ticket purchase. Therefore, litigation, if any, may only be maintained against the Ohio lottery commission in the appropriate forum for game number two hundred fifty tickets purchased at an authorized Ohio lottery sales agent location.

(11) For the purpose of determining the number of winning wagers, division of the grand prize jackpot is contingent on the on-line computer system’s determination of winning wagers sold, and not by the number of winning tickets presented for payment.

(I) Procedures for claiming and payment of prize awards.

(1) Effective upon determination of prize payouts, prizes shall be redeemed or claimed only in the jurisdiction where the official winning “Mega Millions” ticket was purchased. Claimants of prizes in “Mega Millions” must comply with the claiming periods or deadlines of the jurisdiction where the winning “Mega Millions” ticket was purchased. Claimants of game number two hundred fifty prizes for winning tickets purchased in Ohio must comply with the following terms and conditions:
 
(a) Prizes for game number two hundred fifty tickets purchased in Ohio may be redeemed or claimed only through Ohio lottery sales agents authorized to sell game number two hundred fifty tickets, or other authorized claim centers designated by the Ohio lottery commission;

(b) Claimants of winning game number two hundred fifty prizes for tickets purchased in Ohio must comply with the prize claim requirements of the Ohio lottery commission and the applicable claiming period of one hundred eighty days as set forth in division (A)(1) of section 3770.07 of the Revised Code;

(c) In the event a single game number two hundred fifty ticket purchased in Ohio contains two or more winning wagers, the cumulative prize amount shall be claimed or redeemed in accordance with the specified prize payment limits of the Ohio lottery commission;

(d) State and federal withholding taxes for winning tickets purchased in Ohio shall be withheld from game number two hundred fifty prizes awarded by the Ohio lottery commission in such amounts as may be required by law, along with any other deductions required by law; and

(e) Game number two hundred fifty prizes shall not be paid to any persons prohibited from playing by the governing law or rules of the Ohio lottery commission. In addition, “Mega Millions” tickets may not be purchased in any other party lottery jurisdictions by any party lottery board or commission member; or any officer or employee of a party lottery; or any spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing as a member of the same household in the principal place of residence of any such party lottery board member or commissioner, officer or employee.

(f) For winning official game number two hundred fifty tickets purchased in Ohio for which no claim or redemption is made within one hundred eighty days after the date of the drawing as required by the procedures set forth in Ohio lottery commission rules, the corresponding prize monies shall be returned to the Ohio lottery in accordance with procedures for the reconciliation of prize liability as may be agreed from time to time by the directors of the party lotteries. Such unclaimed prizes shall be paid into the state lottery fund and distributed in accordance with section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(J) Payment of the grand prize jackpot award.

(1) In accordance with the “Mega Millions” agreement, if the Ohio lottery commission sells a winning grand prize jackpot ticket, the party lotteries shall, through the “Mega Millions” clearinghouse, transfer to the Ohio lottery commission an amount equivalent to each party lottery’s share of the present value amount needed to fund payment of the grand prize jackpot over twenty-six years. The amount then transferred to the Ohio lottery deferred prizes trust fund shall be sufficient to supply investment principal for funding the twenty-six year, long-term prize obligation, less the amount determined to be payable to the prize winner as a first annual installment. This present value transfer is less than the advertised grand prize jackpot.

(2) If there is only one winning grand prize jackpot ticket, annual payments shall be paid in twenty-six annual installments by the party lottery which sold the winning ticket. If the Ohio lottery commission sells a winning grand prize jackpot ticket, and such winning ticket is presented for payment, the initial installment shall be paid upon completion of internal validation and claiming procedures as established by the Ohio lottery commission. The first installment payment shall not be less than the twenty-five subsequent annual installment payments. The subsequent twenty-five equal installments shall be paid annually to coincide with the month in which the original investment occurred. If there is more than one winning grand prize jackpot ticket, then the annual payments shall be paid in accordance with the “Mega Millions” agreement.

(3) Upon completion of internal validation and claiming procedures established by the Ohio lottery commission, at the time a valid claim is presented for payment of the grand prize jackpot, the estimated cash option prize amount along with the amount of appropriately withheld state and federal income taxes shall be disclosed in writing to the prize winner. Commencing with the date of presentment of a valid winning grand prize jackpot ticket to the Ohio lottery commission, and for sixty calendar days thereafter, claimants may choose the cash option instead of annual installments. Claimants who choose the cash option will receive the discounted present cash value of the grand prize jackpot in an amount equal to the full proceeds generated by the sale of the investments acquired by the Ohio lottery commission to fund the twenty-six year annual installment payment stream as set forth in paragraph (J)(1) of this rule, less the appropriately withheld state and federal income taxes and any other deductions required by law. Notice of the cash option selection must be received by the Ohio lottery commission or post office stamped by the end of the sixty calendar day deadline. Such option, once chosen, may not be revoked. If no selection is made during the allowed time period, the prize winner shall automatically be paid in twenty-six annual installments as provided for herein. No payment will be issued during the period prior to selection.

(4) As set forth in Paragraphs (J)(1) to (J)(3) of this rule, a single winning game number two hundred fifty grand prize jackpot ticket may be paid in either twenty-six annual installments or in one lump sum, cash option payment. However, prize winners who claim a joint prize from a single winning ticket will all receive prize payments in either annual installments or in a lump sum payment. Prize winners who claim a joint prize from a single winning ticket may not opt to receive different forms of payment.

(K) Net proceeds to lottery profits education fund. The entire net proceeds from the sale of game number two hundred fifty in Ohio that remain after associated operating expenses, prize disbursements, lottery sales agent bonuses, commissions, and reimbursements, and any other expenses necessary to comply with the agreements among the party lotteries or these rules are deducted from the gross proceeds of game number two hundred fifty, shall be transferred to the lottery profits education fund as required under division (B) of section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(L) Director’s conduct of game number two hundred fifty.

(1) The Ohio director shall conduct game number two hundred fifty in a manner consistent with the Ohio Lottery Act, the rules of the Ohio lottery commission, including without limitation this rule, and the regulations of the Ohio director. As deemed necessary or advisable, the Ohio director shall adopt management regulations, orders or directives to implement and operate this Ohio lottery game.

(2) Names and definitions of elements of game number two hundred fifty used in this rule are considered generic terms used solely for the purpose of this rule.

(3) Should the Ohio director determine that drawings conducted pursuant to game number two hundred fifty are to be discontinued, such discontinuation must occur at the end of a jackpot sequence. Should the directors determine that “Mega Millions” shall be discontinued and replaced by a modified version of “Mega Millions” or another joint lotto game with a grand prize jackpot agreed to by the party lotteries, then the directors shall have the discretion to transfer any existing funds from the “Mega Millions” grand prize jackpot that was not won before such drawings were discontinued, to such new joint lotto game.

(4) The directors shall have discretion to authorize any funding mechanism deemed necessary to accomplish payment of any prize pool. The directors may collectively authorize sale of “Mega Millions” tickets at a discount for promotional purposes. In addition, the Ohio director may authorize sale of game number two hundred fifty tickets at a discount for promotional purposes within the state of Ohio, provided that such discounted sales are reported to the other party lotteries at full gross sales value.

(5) In the event of any conflict between general “Mega Millions” rules and the statutes, rules or regulations of the Ohio lottery commission, the Ohio lottery commission statutes, rules and regulations shall control.

(6) All decisions made by the Ohio director with respect to the play of game number two hundred fifty in Ohio, including the declaration of prizes and the payment thereof and the interpretation of Ohio lottery commission rules, shall be final and binding on all purchasers and on every person making a claim in respect thereof.

Effective: 06/08/2007
3770:1-7-20 Ohio Lottery Commission game rule number twenty.

(2) Names and definitions of elements of game number twenty used in this rule are to be considered generic terms used solely for the purpose of this rule. In actual operation, game number twenty and these elements may be given names or titles chosen by the commission.

(A) Title and term. Ohio lottery commission game number twenty, “Pick 3,” shall be conducted at such time and for such periods as the commission may determine. For the purpose of this rule, “sales cycle” shall mean any such period beginning on the date when ticket sales are commenced, and continuing through the date on which sales are terminated by the commission.

(B) General design.

(1) Game number twenty will be a number-match lottery game.

(2) Each ticket in game number twenty shall be imprinted with a two or three-digit number which shall be determined by the choice of the ticket purchaser or the auto pick feature of the computer system, and recorded on the ticket at the time of purchase.

(3) Drawings will be conducted on those days and times determined by the director at which three one-digit numbers shall be selected at random from the three sets of all one-digit numbers. Holders of valid winning tickets for a given drawing bearing the numbers drawn in that drawing in specified combinations of positions, as determined by the purchaser, or the auto pick feature and recorded on the ticket at the time of purchase, shall be entitled to a prize award in accordance with this rule.

(4) Purchasers of tickets in game number twenty may purchase, at their option, tickets offering the following winning possibilities for any drawing:
 
(a) A three-digit number, specified by the purchaser, to match in exact order the three one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as “straight bet.”

(b) A three-digit number with one- digit repeated, specified by the purchaser, to match in any order the three one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as “three-way box bet.”

(c) A three-digit number, with no digits repeated, specified by the purchaser, to match in any order the three one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as “six-way box bet.”

(d) A two-digit number, specified by the purchaser, to match in exact order the first two one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as “front pair bet.”

(e) A two-digit number, specified by the purchaser, to match in exact order the last two one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as “back pair bet.”

(f) A two-digit number, specified by the purchaser, to match in exact order the first one-digit number selected and the third one-digit number selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as “split pair bet.”

(g) A three-digit number, specified by the purchaser, in accordance with paragraphs (B)(4)(a) and (B)(4)(b) of this rule; or paragraphs (B)(4)(a) and (B)(4)(c) of this rule, hereinafter referred to as “backup bet.”

(h) A three-digit number, with one-digit repeated, specified by the purchaser, to match in exact order one of all possible combinations for the three one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a “three-way wheel bet.”

(i) A three-digit number, with no digits repeated, specified by the purchaser, to match in exact order one of all possible combinations for the three one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a “six-way wheel bet.”

(5) A drawing of numbers in another commission game may serve as the regular drawing in this game.

(C) Price of tickets. The price paid in game number twenty for each winning possibility for any given drawing by the purchaser shall be fifty cents, or multiples thereof to a maximum of six dollars at the choice of the purchaser. This amount shall constitute the wager. The price paid for a back up bet shall be equal to the wager amount. The total price paid for a wheel bet shall be the wager amount multiplied by the number of possible wheel combinations. The total of all wagers, including back up bet and wheel bet amounts, with respect to each ticket sold shall constitute that ticket’s purchase price; said price to be imprinted on the ticket at the time of purchase.

(D) Structure, nature and value of prize awards.

(1) Based upon the numbers drawn in each regular drawing, prizes of each wager times five hundred, one hundred sixty-seven, eighty-three, or fifty shall be awarded to the holders of valid tickets for that drawing as follows:
 
(a) A prize of five hundred times the wager if the ticket includes a straight bet matching the three one-digit numbers exactly.

(b) A prize of one hundred sixty-seven times the wager if the ticket includes a three-way box combination bet matching the three one-digit numbers in any order.

(c) A prize of eighty-three times the wager if the ticket includes a six-way box combination bet matching the three one-digit numbers in any order.

(d) A prize of fifty times the wager if the ticket includes a front pair bet matching the first two one-digit numbers exactly.

(e) A prize of fifty times the wager if the ticket includes a back pair bet matching the last two one-digit numbers exactly.

(f) A a prize of fifty times the wager if the ticket includes a split-pair bet matching the first one-digit number and the third one-digit number exactly.

(g) Prizes in accordance with paragraphs (D)(1)(a), (D)(1)(b), and (D)(1)(c) of this rule, as applicable, if the ticket includes a winning backup bet.

(h) A prize of five hundred times the wager if the ticket includes a winning wheel bet.

(2) On selected days the prize payout may increase to no more than seven hundred fifty times the wager if the ticket includes a straight bet matching the three one-digit numbers exactly.

(3) On selected days multiple drawings may be conducted. Each drawing shall have prize payouts in accordance with paragraphs (D)(1)(a) to (D)(1)(h) of this rule.

(E) Limitations of prize liability. If the total prize liabilities for any number in combination of all types of bets, exceeds a limit as determined by the commission, then no further wagers on that number shall be accepted for that drawing.

(F) Frequency of prize drawings. Drawings shall be held at times determined by the director.

(G) Manner of prize drawings.

(1) Prize drawings shall be open to the public and may be held at such places in the state that the director shall determine. The director shall inform the public as to the time and place of each prize drawing.

(2) All holders of valid tickets for a given drawing are eligible to win in that drawing. If the holder of a winning ticket does not have the ticket validated within the requisite validation period from the date of the drawing, in accordance with the procedures set fourth in these rules, such unclaimed prize shall be paid into the state lottery fund and distributed in accordance with section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(3) All drawings in game number twenty will be conducted in accordance with random procedures approved by the director. For every drawing in game number twenty, the director will approve procedures and mechanisms for the selection of winners and the awarding of prizes in order that random selection will be achieved.

(H) Validity of tickets.

(1) Each purchaser of tickets in game number twenty shall be responsible for verifying that the numbers imprinted on such tickets are those requested, that the purchase price paid is the price recorded on such ticket, and that such ticket has recorded thereon the type of bet or bets, and the drawing dates therefor, that the purchaser desired to make.

(2) Each ticket issued in game number twenty shall have imprinted thereon at the time of purchase, a control number and bar code data supplied by the commission. No prize shall be paid by the commission with respect to any tickets without such control number or bar code data.

(3) All tickets in game number twenty are subject to validation under procedures to be established by the director before the payment of any prize thereon.

(4) In addition to, but not in limitation of, all other power and authority conferred on the director by the commission’s rules, the director may declare a ticket in game number twenty to be void if it is stolen, not sold or deemed not sold in accordance with commission rules; if it is illegible, altered, or counterfeit; or if the ticket fails any of the validation tests or procedures established by the director pursuant hereto. The commission’s liability and responsibility for a ticket declared void, if any, is limited to the refund of the retail sales price of the ticket.

(I) Director’s conduct of game number twenty.

(1) The director shall conduct game number twenty in a manner consistent with the Lottery Act, the rules of the commission, including without limitation this rule 3770:1-7-20 of the Administrative Code, and the regulations of the director. Deemed necessary or advisable, the director shall adopt management regulations, orders of directives to implement and operate this lottery game.

(2) Names and definitions of elements of game number twenty used in this rule are to be considered generic terms used solely for the purpose of this rule. In actual operation, game number twenty and these elements may be given names or titles chosen by the commission.

Effective: 11/14/2008 Prior Effective Dates: 10-5-79, 1-10-86 (Emer.), 12-8-87 (Emer.), 4-11-88, 1-9-89, 4-8-93 (Emer.), 5-27-93, 9-30-04
3770:1-7-25 Ohio Lottery Commission game rule number twenty-five.

(A) Title and term. Ohio lottery commission game number twenty-five, “Pick 4,” shall be conducted at such times and for such periods as the commission may determine. For the purpose of this rule, “sales cycle” shall mean any such period beginning on the date when ticket sales are commenced, and continuing through the date on which sales are terminated by the commission.(2) Names and definitions of elements of game number twenty-five used in this rule are to be considered generic terms used solely for the purpose of this rule. In actual operation, game number twenty-five and these elements may be given names or titles chosen by the commission.

(B) General design.

(1) Game number twenty-five will be a number-match lottery game.

(2) Each ticket in game number twenty-five shall be imprinted with a four-digit number which shall be determined by the choice of the ticket purchaser or the auto pick feature of the computer system, and recorded on the ticket at the time of purchase.

(3) At such times as determined by the director, drawings will be conducted at which four one-digit numbers shall be selected at random from the four sets of all one-digit numbers. Holders of valid winning tickets for a given drawing bearing the numbers drawn in that drawing in specified combinations of positions, as determined by the purchaser or the auto pick feature, and recorded on the ticket at the time of purchase, shall be entitled to a prize award in accordance with this rule.

(4) Purchasers of tickets in game number twenty-five may purchase, at their option, tickets offering the following winning possibilities for any drawing:
 
(a) A four-digit number specified by the purchaser to match, in exact order, the four one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as “straight bet.”

(b) A four-digit number with three digits the same, specified by the purchaser, to match in any order the four one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as “four-way box bet.”

(c) A four-digit number with two sets of matching digits, specified by the purchaser, to match in any order the four one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as “six-way box bet.”

(d) A four-digit number with two digits the same, specified by the purchaser, to match in any order the four one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as “twelve-way box bet.”

(e) A four-digit number, with no digits repeated, specified by the purchaser, to match in any order the four one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as “twenty-four-way box bet.”

(f) A four-digit number specified by the purchaser in accordance with paragraphs (B)(4)(a) and (B)(4)(b); paragraphs (B)(4)(a) and (B)(4)(c); paragraphs (B)(4)(a) and (B)(4)(d); or paragraphs (B)(4)(a) and (B)(4)(e) of this rule, hereinafter referred to as “backup bet.”

(5) A drawing of numbers in another commission game may serve as the drawing in this game.

(C) Price of tickets. The price paid in game number twenty-five for each winning possibility for any given drawing by the purchaser shall be fifty cents, or multiples thereof to a maximum of six dollars at the choice of the purchaser. This amount shall constitute the wager. The price paid for a back up bet shall be equal to the wager amount. The total of all wagers, including back up bet amounts, with respect to each ticket sold shall constitute that ticket’s purchase price; said price to be imprinted on the ticket at the time of purchase.

(D) Structure, nature and value of prize awards, based upon the numbers drawn in each drawing. Prizes shall be awarded to the holders of valid one dollar tickets for that drawing as follows:

(1) A prize of five thousand dollars if the ticket includes a straight bet matching the four one-digit numbers exactly as selected in the applicable drawing.

(2) A prize of one thousand one hundred ninety-eight dollars if the ticket includes a four-way box bet matching in any order the four one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing.

(3) A prize of eight hundred dollars if the ticket includes a six-way box bet matching in any order the four one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing.

(4) A prize of four hundred dollars if the ticket includes a twelve-way box bet matching in any order the four one-digit numbers selected in the applicable drawing.

(5) A prize of two hundred dollars if the ticket includes a twenty-four way box bet matching in any order the four one-digit numbers.

(6) Winning tickets made in fifty-cent increments shall be awarded prizes at one-half the levels stated in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(5) of this rule.

(E) Limitations of prize liability. If the total prize liabilities for any number in combination of all types of bets, exceeds a limit as determined by the commission, then no further wagers on that number shall be accepted for that drawing.

(F) Frequency of prize drawings. Drawings shall be held at times determined by the director.

(G) Manner of prize drawings.

(1) Prize drawings shall be open to the public and may be held at such places in the state that the director shall determine. The director shall inform the public as to the time and place of each prize drawing.

(2) All holders of valid tickets for a given drawing are eligible to win in that drawing. If the holder of a winning ticket does not have the ticket validated within the requisite validation period from the date of the drawing, in accordance with the procedures set forth in these rules, such unclaimed prize shall be paid into the state lottery fund and distributed in accordance with section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(3) All drawings in game number twenty-five will be conducted in accordance with random procedures approved by the director. For every drawing in game number twenty-five, the director will approve procedures and mechanisms for the selection of winners and the awarding of prizes in order that random selection will be achieved.

(H) Validity of tickets.

(1) Each purchaser of tickets in game number twenty-five shall be responsible for verifying that the numbers imprinted on such ticket are those requested, that the purchase price paid is the price recorded on such ticket, and that such ticket has recorded thereon the type of bet or bets, and the drawing date or dates therefore, that the purchaser desired to make.

(2) Each ticket issued in game number twenty-five shall have imprinted thereon at the time of purchase, a control number or bar code data supplied by the commission. No prize shall be paid by the commission with respect to any tickets without such control number or bar code data.

(3) All tickets in game number twenty-five are subject to validation under procedures to be established by the director before the payment of any prize thereon.

(4) In addition to, but not in limitation of, all other power and authority conferred on the director by the commission’s rules, the director may declare a ticket in game number twenty-five to be void if it is stolen, not sold or deemed not sold in accordance with commission rules; if it is illegible, altered, or counterfeit; or if the ticket fails any of the validation tests or procedures established by the director pursuant hereto. The commission’s liability and responsibility for a ticket declared void, if any, is limited to the refund of the retail sales price of the ticket.

(I) Director’s conduct of game number twenty-five.

(1) The director shall conduct game number twenty-five in a manner consistent with the Lottery Act, the rules of the commission, including without limitation this rule, and the regulations of the director. As deemed necessary, or advisable, the director shall adopt management regulations, orders or directives to implement and operate this lottery game.

(2) Names and definitions of elements of game number twenty-five used in this rule are to be considered generic terms used solely for the purpose of this rule. In actual operation, game number twenty-five and these elements may be given names or titles chosen by the commission.

Effective: 11/14/2008
3770:1-7-101     Ohio Lottery commission game number one hundred one.

(A) Title and term.Ohio lottery commission game number one hundred one, "Pick 5", shall be conducted at such times and for such periods as the commission may determine. For the purpose of this rule, "sales cycle" shall mean any such period beginning on the date when ticket sales are commenced, and continuing through the date on which sales are terminated by the commission.

(B) General design.

(1) Game number one hundred one will be a number-match lottery game.

(2) Each ticket in game number one hundred one shall be imprinted with a five-digit number which shall be determined by the choice of the ticket purchaser or the auto pick feature of the computer system, and recorded on the ticket at the time of purchase.

(3) At such times as determined by the director, drawings will be conducted at which five one-digit numbers shall be selected at random from the five sets of all one-digit numbers. Holders of valid winning tickets for a given drawing bearing the numbers drawn in that drawing in specified combinations of positions, as determined by the purchaser or the auto pick feature, and recorded on the ticket at the time of purchase, shall be entitled to a prize award in accordance with this rule.

(4) Purchasers of tickets in game number one hundred one may purchase, at their option, tickets offering the following winning possibilities for any drawing:

(a) A five-digit number specified by the purchaser to match, in exact order, the five one-digit winning numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a "straight bet."
(b) A five-digit number, with no digits repeated, specified by the purchaser, to match the five one-digit winning numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a "one hundred twenty-way box bet."
(c) A five-digit number, two of which are the same number and the remaining three are each different numbers, specified by the purchaser, to match the five one-digit winning numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a "sixty-way box bet".
(d) A five-digit number, two of which are the same number, two are different but matching numbers and the remaining is a different number, specified by the purchaser, to match the five one-digit winning numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a "thirty-way box bet."
(e) A five-digit number, three of which are the same number and the remaining two are different numbers, specified by the purchaser, to match the five one-digit winning numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a "twenty-way box bet."
(f) A five-digit number, three of which are the same number and the remaining two are different but matching numbers, specified by the purchaser, to match the five one-digit winning numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a "ten-way box bet."
(g) A five-digit number with four digits the same and the remaining number is a different number, specified by the purchaser, to match the five one-digit winning numbers selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a "five-way box bet."
(h) A five-digit number in which the first four numbers match the first four of the five one-digit winning numbers, in exact order, selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a "front four type play".
(i) A five-digit number in which the last four numbers match the last four numbers of the five one-digit winning numbers, in exact order, selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a "back four type play".
(j) A five-digit number in which the first three numbers match the first three of the five one-digit winning numbers, in exact order, selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a "front three type play".
(k) A five-digit number in which the last three numbers match the last three of the five one-digit winning numbers, in exact order, selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a "back three type play".
(l) A five-digit number in which the first two numbers match the first two numbers of the five one-digit winning numbers, in exact order, selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a "front pair type play".
(m) A five-digit number in which the last two numbers match the last two numbers of the five one-digit winning numbers, in exact order, selected in the applicable drawing, hereinafter referred to as a "back pair type play".
(n) A five-digit number in accordance with paragraphs (B)(4)(a) and (B)(4)(b); paragraphs (B)(4)(a) and (B)(4)(c); paragraphs (B)(4)(a) and (B)(4)(d); paragraphs (B)(4)(a) and (B)(4)(e); paragraphs (B)(4)(a) and (4)(B)(f); and paragraphs (B)(4)(a) and (B)(4)(g) of this rule hereinafter referred to as a "back-up bet".
 
(5) A drawing of numbers in another commission game may serve as the drawing in this game.

(C) Price of tickets.The price paid in game number one hundred one for each winning possibility for any given drawing by the purchaser shall be fifty cents, or one dollar, at the choice of the purchaser. This amount shall constitute the wager.

(D) Structure, nature and value of prize awards, based upon the numbers drawn in each drawing. Prizes shall be awarded to the holders of valid one dollar tickets for that drawing as follows:

(1) A prize of fifty thousand dollars if the ticket includes a "straight bet" matching the five one-digit winning numbers exactly as selected in the applicable drawing.

(2) A prize of four hundred seventeen dollars if the ticket includes a "one hundred twenty-way box bet" matching the five one-digit winning numbers in any order, as selected in the applicable drawing.

(3) A prize of eight hundred thirty-four dollars if the ticket includes a "sixty-way box bet" matching two of the five one-digit winning numbers and the remaining three numbers are different, as selected in the applicable drawing.

(4) A prize of one thousand six hundred sixty-eight dollars if the ticket includes a "thirty-way box bet", two of which are the same number as the five one-digit winning numbers, two are different but matching numbers and the remaining is a different number, as selected in the applicable drawing.

(5) A prize of two thousand five hundred dollars if the ticket includes a "twenty-way box bet", three of which are the same number as three of the five winning one-digit numbers and the remaining two are different numbers, as selected in the applicable drawing.

(6) A prize of five thousand dollars if the ticket includes a "ten-way box bet", three of which are the same number as three of the five one-digit winning numbers and the remaining two are different but matching numbers, as selected in the applicable drawing.

(7) A prize of ten thousand dollars if the ticket includes a "five-way box bet", four of which are the same number match the first four of the five one-digit winning numbers and the remaining number is a different number, as selected in the applicable drawing.

(8) A prize of five thousand dollars if the ticket includes a "front four type play" in which the first four numbers match the first four of the five one-digit winning numbers in exact order, as selected in the applicable drawing.

(9) A prize of five thousand dollars if the ticket includes a "back four type play" in which the last four numbers match the last four of the five one-digit winning numbers in exact order, as selected in the applicable drawing.

(10) A prize of five hundred dollars if the ticket includes a "front three type play" in which the first three numbers match the first three numbers of the five one-digit winning numbers, in exact order, as selected in the applicable drawing.

(11) A prize of five hundred dollars if the ticket includes a "back three type play" in which the last three numbers match the last three numbers of the five one-digit winning numbers, in exact order, as selected in the applicable drawing.

(12) A prize of fifty dollars if the ticket includes a "front pair type play" in which the first two numbers match the first two numbers of the five one-digit winning numbers, in exact order, as selected in the applicable drawing.

(13) A prize of fifty dollars if the ticket includes a "back pair type play" in which the last two numbers match the last two numbers of the five one-digit winning numbers, in exact order, as selected in the applicable drawing.

(14) Prizes in accordance with paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(7) of this rule, as applicable, if the ticket includes a winning backup bet.

(15) Winning tickets made in the fifty-cent increments shall be awarded prizes at one-half the levels stated in paragraphs D(1) to D(14) of this rule.

(16) As determined by the director, on selected days the prize payouts may increase for promotional purposes.

(E) Limitations of prize liability. If the total prize liabilities for any number in combination of all types of bets, exceeds a limit as determined by the commission, then no further wagers on that number shall be accepted for that drawing.

(F) Frequency of prize drawings. Drawings shall be held at times determined by the director.

(G) Manner of prize drawings.

(1) Prize drawings shall be open to the public and may be held at such places in the state that the director shall determine. The director shall inform the public as to the time and place of each prize drawing.

(2) All holders of valid tickets for a given drawing are eligible to win in that drawing. If the holder of a winning ticket does not have the ticket validated within the requisite validation period from the date of the drawing, in accordance with the procedures set forth in these rules, such unclaimed prize shall be paid into the state lottery fund and distributed in accordance with section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(3) All drawings in game number one hundred one will be conducted in accordance with random procedures approved by the director. For every drawing in game number one hundred one, the director will approve procedures and mechanisms for the selection of winners and the awarding of prizes in order that random selection will be achieved.

(H) Validity of tickets.

(1) Each purchaser of tickets in game number one hundred one shall be responsible for verifying that the numbers imprinted on such ticket are those requested, that the purchase price paid is the price recorded on such ticket, and that such ticket has recorded thereon the type of bet or bets, and the drawing date and time or dates and times therefore, that the purchaser desired to make.

(2) Each ticket issued in game number one hundred one shall have imprinted thereon at the time of purchase, a control number or bar code data supplied by the commission. No prize shall be paid by the commission with respect to any tickets without such control number or bar code data.

(3) All tickets in game number one hundred one are subject to validation under procedures to be established by the director before the payment of any prize thereon.

(4) In addition to, but not in limitation of, all other power and authority conferred on the director by the commission's rules, the director may declare a ticket in game number one hundred one be void if it is stolen, not sold or deemed not sold in accordance with commission rules; if it is illegible, altered, or counterfeit; or if the ticket fails any of the validation tests or procedures established by the director pursuant hereto. The commission's liability and responsibility for a ticket declared void, if any, is limited to the refund of the retail sales price of the ticket.

(I) Director’s conduct of game number twenty.

(I) Director's conduct of game number one hundred one.

(1) The director shall conduct game number one hundred one in a manner consistent with the Lottery Act, the rules of the commission, including without limitation this rule, and the regulations of the director. As deemed necessary, or advisable, the director shall adopt management regulations, orders or directives to implement and operate this lottery game.

(2) Names and definitions of elements of game number one hundred one used in this rule are to be considered generic terms used solely for the purpose of this rule. In actual operation, game number one hundred one and these elements may be given names or titles chosen by the commission.

Group Rules

Powerball shall be conducted in accordance with Ohio Lottery Commission game rule 3770:1-9-955 and the "Group Rules" last amended by MUSL on June 15, 2016.

3770:1-9-955 Game rule nine hundred fifty-five.

(A) Title and term.
Game number nine hundred fifty-five is the Ohio-adopted modified version of the "Powerball" game for "Powerball" draws beginning October 7, 2015. Game number nine hundred nine hundred fifty-five shall be conducted at such times and for such periods as the director may determine. For the purpose of this rule, "sales cycle" shall mean any such period beginning on the date when ticket sales are commenced and continuing through the date established by the Ohio lottery commission executive director as the date on which sales agents are to make final settlement with respect to such period.

(B) General design.

(1) "Powerball" is a statewide joint lottery game that is based on an agreement for the sale of "Powerball" by participating party lotteries.

(2) As used in this rule, "Powerball" shall hereinafter be referred to as "game number nine hundred fifty-five" as it applies to statewide ticket sales in Ohio conducted by the Ohio lottery commission for draws beginning October 7, 2015.

(3) As used in this rule, "MUSL" shall mean the multi-state lottery association.

(4) Game number nine hundred fifty-five shall be conducted in accordance with this rule and the "Powerball" group rules approved by "MUSL" on May 7, 2015 and amended on June 25, 2015 (hereinafter "Group Rules"). The "Group Rules" are incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein and shall be effective for draws beginning October 7, 2015. The "Group Rules" shall be posted on the Ohio lottery commission website. The "Group Rules" as amended June 25, 2015 may be accessed by going to the link https://www.ohiolottery.com/Claiming/RulesAndRegulations and clicking on the "Powerball" tab.

(5) As used in this rule, "panel or play area" shall mean the area of an official "Powerball" ticket which sets forth a player's selection and is identified by the following two fields of play: one field of five numbers consisting of one or two digits that were selected by the player or through the gaming system through the auto pick feature, and second field of one number consisting of one or two digits selected by the player or through the gaming system through the auto pick feature. Up to ten such panels or play areas may appear on any one ticket in game number nine hundred fifty-five. The director may change the number of panels or play areas appearing on any one ticket in game number nine hundred fifty-five. Each panel shall constitute a separate wager.

(6) As used in this rule, "party lottery" or "party lotteries" shall mean the lottery or lotteries established and operated pursuant to the laws of the jurisdictions participating in "Powerball" including but not limited to members and licensees of "MUSL" who are participating in "Powerball."

(7) As used in this rule, "Ohio lottery" shall mean the state lottery commission.

(8) As used in this rule, "directors" shall mean the chief officers of the party lotteries or any other persons to whom a chief officer's or a group of chief officers' authority is lawfully delegated.

(9) As used in this rule, "director" shall mean the executive director of the Ohio lottery commission.

(10) As used in this rule, "set prize" means all other prizes except the grand prize that are advertised to be paid by a single cash payment and, except as otherwise provided or authorized herein, will be equal to the prize amount established by applicable procedures.

(11) As used in this rule "grand prize" shall mean the top prize in game number nine hundred fifty-five.

(12) As used in this rule, "subscription play" is only valid when registered with a party lottery in accordance with the rules and procedures of a party lottery who has authorized sales through subscription and the person or, if permitted by the party lottery's rules, the persons registering the play shall be the owner of the subscription play. A receipt for a subscription play has no value and is not evidence of a play.

(13) As used in this rule, "applicable procedures" shall mean procedures, "Group Rules" and/or agreements relating to or associated with "Powerball," as designated or agreed to by the director for the operation of game number nine hundred fifty-five.

(14) Game number nine hundred fifty-five is not required to be amended when a party lottery is added or removed from participating, unless the addition or removal of a party lottery shall substantively change the game matrix, play style or the method of prize payments in game nine hundred fifty-five. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to be a prohibition against amendments to game number nine hundred fifty-five, as determined by the director to be appropriate or necessary.

(15) Each ticket in game number nine hundred fifty-five shall be imprinted with one set of five unique numbers from a set of numbers, one through sixty-nine inclusively ("field one"), and one unique number from a second set of numbers, one through twenty-six, inclusively ("field two"), as determined by choice of the ticket purchaser or the auto pick feature on the gaming system, and recorded on the ticket at the time of the purchase. Players may use a bet card to have the auto pick feature select their numbers in either field one, field two or both fields. Bet cards are available at no cost to the player and shall have no pecuniary or prize value, nor shall a bet card constitute evidence of purchase or number selection. When a player verbally places a "Powerball" wager, the player must either manually select the numbers from both fields or request usage of the auto pick feature to select numbers from both fields. A player may also place a wager through other means that are approved by the director. A ticket may contain one or more panels as described in paragraph (B)(5) of this rule.

(16) As used in this rule, game number nine hundred fifty-five winning numbers shall be randomly selected during each official "Powerball" drawing, and shall consist of five numbers selected from a field of numbers one through sixty-nine inclusively, and one number selected from a second field of numbers one through twenty-six inclusively. Holders of valid winning tickets for a given drawing bearing the numbers drawn in that drawing, in whole or in part, and excluding the "Power Play" option shall be entitled to the set prize award in accordance with the applicable section(s) of this rule. In addition, as set forth in this rule or as approved by the director, with each official "Powerball" drawing, a single "Power Play" number shall be randomly selected.

(C) Price of tickets. The price of a "Powerball" wager in game number nine hundred fifty-five shall be two dollars. The player may purchase up to the number of wagers per ticket, or multiples thereof, as designated by the director if a multi-draw wager is requested at the player's discretion in accordance with the number of panels and inclusive drawings. The cost of every two dollar wager will be increased by one dollar if a player purchases the "Power Play" option.

(D) Structure, nature and value of prize awards. Except as otherwise provided or authorized herein, all prize awards for prizes described in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(8) of this rule shall be set as set prizes. The grand prize described in paragraph (D)(9) of this rule shall be paid on a pari-mutuel basis. Except as otherwise determined in accordance with applicable procedures, no advertised grand prize is a guaranteed amount. In the event that an advertised grand prize is determined in accordance with applicable procedures to be a guaranteed amount, funding and payment of such guaranteed grand prize amounts shall be in accordance with applicable procedures. Except as otherwise provided or authorized herein, based upon the numbers drawn in each regular drawing for game nine hundred fifty-five, prizes shall be awarded to holders of valid winning tickets for that drawing as follows:

(1) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches none of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of four dollars.

(2) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches one of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of four dollars.

(3) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches two of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of seven dollars.

(4) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of seven dollars.

(5) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of one hundred dollars.

(6) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of one hundred dollars.

(7) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of fifty thousand dollars.

(8) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches five of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number for field two, the player shall be entitled to a set prize award of one million dollars.

(9) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches five of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, the player shall win the grand prize award which shall be divided equally among the winning selections if there is more than one winning selection. The grand prize shall be determined on a pari-mutuel basis and shall be equal to the amount designated in accordance with applicable procedures.

(10) In the event that there are no winning tickets for the grand prize described in paragraph (D)(9) of this rule for a drawing, except as otherwise approved in accordance with applicable procedures, the designated grand prize amount from that drawing shall be carried forward into the grand prize for the next consecutive drawing.

(11) If the total prize liability for the prize levels set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(8) of this rule exceeds the liability cap designated in accordance with applicable procedures, then that liability cap may be enforced for the payment of the prize awards set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(8) of this rule. In the event the prize liability is exceeded, then the prizes set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(8) of this rule may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, or in another manner as determined by the director, rather than a set prize basis, provided, however, that in no event shall the pari-mutuel prizes or other prizes awarded be greater than the applicable set prizes. In the event that the liability cap is exceeded and prizes are paid on a pari-mutuel basis, the amounts to be used for allocation of such pari-mutuel prizes, or other prizes awarded, for each prize level shall be determined in accordance with applicable procedures. If the liability cap is exceeded for a particular drawing, the director shall make the liability cap publicly available by means that the directors deems appropriate.

(12) In a single game number nine hundred fifty-five drawing, a claimant may win in only one prize category per wager as a result of processing winning numbers selected in either one or both of the fields of play, and shall be entitled to only the highest prize level won.

(13) Annuitized payments of the grand prize or a share of the grand prize may be rounded to facilitate the purchase of an appropriate funding mechanism. Breakage on an annuitized grand prize win shall be added to the first cash payment to the winner or winners. Prizes other than the grand prize which, in accordance with applicable procedures, become single-payment, pari-mutuel prizes, may be rounded down so that prizes can be paid in multiples of whole dollars. Breakage resulting from rounding these prizes shall be handled in accordance with applicable procedures.

(14) Subject to the laws and regulations governing each party lottery, the number of prize categories and the allocation of the prize fund among the prize categories may be changed at the discretion of the directors.

(E) "Power Play." Powerball "Power Play" is an addition to the "Powerball" game and, if approved by the director, shall be conducted in accordance with the "Powerball" game rules and other applicable procedures. Provided that the director approves "Power Play," as used in this rule, "Power Play" is an available feature of game rule number nine hundred fifty-five, and a ticket purchaser shall have the option to play the "Power Play" option as an addition to the "Powerball" ticket purchased, except that "Power Play" shall not apply to the "Powerball" grand prize. If the "Power Play" option is chosen by the purchaser, the cost for every two dollar wager will be increased by one dollar, and the words "Power Play YES" will be printed on the player's ticket. If the "Power Play" option is not chosen, the words "Power Play NO" will be printed on a player's ticket. The director may announce prior to a drawing that the "Power Play" number of ten will not be available for drawings in which the advertised grand prize amount is above a specified amount, but the "Power Play" number of ten shall at a minimum be available for all drawings in which the advertised annuitized grand prize amount is one hundred fifty million dollars or less. If the "Power Play" option is chosen by the purchaser and the "Power Play" number of ten is available, a single "Power Play" number shall be randomly selected from forty-three numbers. Those numbers shall consist of: twenty-four twos; thirteen threes; three fours; two fives; and one ten. If the "Power Play" option is chosen by the purchaser and the "Power Play" number of ten is not available, a single "Power Play" option shall be randomly selected from forty-two numbers. Those numbers shall consist of: twenty-four twos; thirteen threes; three fours; and two fives. The set prizes shall be multiplied by the "Power Play" number drawn for that respective drawing, except that the "Power Play" feature shall not apply to the "Powerball" grand prize. Except as otherwise provided or authorized herein, instead of prizes set forth under paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(8) of this rule, prizes awarded to holders of valid winning tickets for a given drawing bearing the numbers drawn in that drawing, in whole or in part, and including the purchase of the "Power Play" option shall be as follows in paragraphs (E)(1) to (E)(8) of this rule and shall be paid as cash prizes. In the event that a higher promotional prize is designated by the director in accordance with applicable procedures, prizes awarded in connection with any such promotion shall be paid in accordance with applicable procedures for that promotion. In certain instances, the "Powerball" set prizes may be less than the amounts set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(8) of this rule. In such an event, the "Power Play" prizes set forth in paragraphs (E)(1) to (E)(7) of this rule may be adjusted by the director in accordance with applicable procedures and the "Power Play" prize set forth in paragraph (E)(8) of this rule may be in an amount determined after the draw, rather than the prizes set forth in paragraphs (E)(1) to (E)(8) of this rule.

(1) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches none of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, and in the event that the player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is two, the set prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of eight dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is three, the set prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of twelve dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is four, the set prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of sixteen dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is five, the set prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of twenty dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option, the "Power Play" option of ten is available and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is ten, the set prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by ten and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of forty dollars.

(2) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches one of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, and in the event that the player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respected drawing is two, the set prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of eight dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is three, the set prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of twelve dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is four, the set prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of sixteen dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is five, the set prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of twenty dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option, the "Power Play" option of ten is available and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is ten, the set prize award of four dollars shall be multiplied by ten and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of forty dollars.

(3) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches two of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, and in the event the player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respected drawing is two, the set prize award of seven dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of fourteen dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is three, the set prize award of seven dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of twenty-one dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is four, the set prize award of seven dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of twenty-eight dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is five, the set prize award of seven dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of thirty-five dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option, the "Power Play" option of ten is available and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is ten, the set prize award of seven dollars shall be multiplied by ten and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of seventy dollars.

(4) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number for field two, and in the event the player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respected drawing is two, the set prize award of seven dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of fourteen dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is three, the set prize award of seven dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of twenty-one dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is four, the set prize award of seven dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of twenty-eight dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is five, the set prize award of seven dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of thirty-five dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option, the "Power Play" option of ten is available and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is ten, the set prize award of seven dollars shall be multiplied by ten and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of seventy dollars.

(5) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, and in the event the player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respected drawing is two, the set prize award of one hundred dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of two hundred dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is three, the set prize award of one hundred dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of three hundred dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is four, the set prize award of one hundred dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of four hundred dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is five, the set prize award of one hundred dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of five hundred dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option, the "Power Play" option of ten is available and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is ten, the set prize award of one hundred dollars shall be multiplied by ten and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of one thousand dollars.

(6) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number for field two, and in the event the player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respected drawing is two, the set prize award of one hundred dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of two hundred dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is three, the set prize award of one hundred dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of three hundred dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is four, the set prize award of one hundred dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of four hundred dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is five, the set prize award of one hundred dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of five hundred dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option, the "Power Play" option of ten is available and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is ten, the set prize award of one hundred dollars shall be multiplied by ten and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of one thousand dollars.

(7) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four of the five numbers drawn for field one, and matching the one number for field two, and in the event the player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respected drawing is two, the set prize award of fifty thousand dollars shall be multiplied by two and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of one hundred thousand dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is three, the set prize award of fifty thousand dollars shall be multiplied by three and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of one hundred fifty thousand dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is four, the set prize award of fifty thousand dollars shall be multiplied by four and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of two hundred thousand dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is five, the set prize award of fifty thousand dollars shall be multiplied by five and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of two hundred fifty thousand dollars. In the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option, the "Power Play" option of ten is available and the "Power Play" number selected for that respective drawing is ten, the set prize award of fifty thousand dollars shall be multiplied by ten and the player shall be entitled to a total prize award of five hundred thousand dollars.

(8) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches five of the five numbers drawn for field one, and no matching number for field two, and in the event that a player has purchased the "Power Play" option, regardless of the "Power Play" number selected, the player shall be entitled to a prize award of two million dollars.

(9) If the total prize liability for the prize levels set forth in paragraphs (E)(1) to (E)(8) of this rule exceeds a liability cap designated in accordance with applicable procedures, then that liability cap may be enforced for the payment of the prize awards set forth in paragraphs (E)(1) to (E)(8) of this rule. In the event the prize liability is exceeded, then the prizes set forth in paragraphs (E)(1) to (E)(8) of this rule may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, or in another manner as determined by the director, rather than a set prize basis, provided, however, that in no event shall the pari-mutuel prizes or other prizes awarded be greater than the applicable set prizes. In the event that the liability cap is exceeded and prizes are paid on a pari-mutuel basis, the amounts to be used for allocation of such pari-mutuel prizes, or other prizes awarded, for each prize level shall be determined in accordance with applicable procedures. If the liability cap is exceeded for a particular drawing, the director shall make the liability cap publicly available by means that the directors deems appropriate.

(10) In a single game number nine hundred fifty-five drawing, a claimant may win in only one prize category per wager as a result of processing winning numbers selected in either one or both of the fields of play, and shall be entitled to only the highest prize level won.

(11) Prizes other than the grand prize, which, in accordance with applicable procedures, become single-payment, pari-mutuel prizes, may be rounded down so that prizes can be paid in multiples of whole dollars. Breakage resulting from rounding these prizes shall be handled in accordance with applicable procedures.

(12) Subject to the laws and regulations governing each party lottery, the number of prize categories and the allocation of the prize fund among the prize categories may be changed at the discretion of the directors.

(F) Frequency and location of prize drawings. Drawings shall be held at such times and places determined by the directors.

(G) Manner of prize drawings.
(1) Prize drawings shall be open to the public and may be held at such places and times in any party lottery jurisdiction that the directors determine. The public shall be informed as to the time and place of each prize drawing.

(2) Holders of valid tickets for a given drawing are eligible to win in that drawing.

(3) All drawings conducted in association with "Powerball" will be conducted randomly in accordance with applicable procedures and with drawing devices for the selection of winning numbers approved in accordance with applicable procedures.

(H) Validity of tickets.
(1) It shall be the sole responsibility of each purchaser of a ticket in game number nine hundred fifty-five to verify the accuracy of the game play or plays and other data printed on the ticket. The Ohio lottery commission shall be free from any liability in connection with this paragraph.

(2) Each ticket issued in game number nine hundred fifty-five shall have imprinted thereon at the time of purchase a control number, bar code data, or both, supplied by the Ohio lottery commission. No prize shall be paid by the Ohio lottery commission for any tickets without such control number or bar code data. A valid winning ticket bearing matching player number selections or gaming system generated number selections and also containing a control number, bar code data, or both, supplied by the Ohio lottery commission, shall serve as the only valid proof of the wager placed and the only valid receipt for claiming or redeeming any prize in game number nine hundred fifty-five.

(3) As applicable to this rule, any and all game tickets may not be canceled. This shall not prohibit the director, at the director's discretion, from compensating a retailer for a returned ticket, which is not eligible to win a prize at the time it is returned to the Ohio lottery commission, except that tickets stolen by a retailer's employee or agent cannot be accepted as a returned ticket. Any ticket that is accepted by the director as a returned ticket is for Ohio lottery commission auditing purposes only and shall have no effect on the outcome of the drawing for which they were issued or reduce the Ohio lottery commission's required contribution to the grand prize pool.

(4) In addition to all other validation conditions contained in this rule, valid winning game number nine hundred fifty-five tickets must meet the following conditions:
(a) Validation data must be present in its entirety and must correspond, using the computer validation file, to the number selections printed on the ticket for the drawing date(s) printed on the ticket;
(b) The ticket must be intact;
(c) The ticket must not be mutilated, altered, reconstituted, or tampered with in any manner;
(d) The ticket must not be counterfeit or an exact duplicate of another winning ticket;
(e) The ticket must have been issued by an authorized Ohio lottery commission sales location authorized to sell tickets for game number nine hundred fifty-five on official paper stock of the Ohio lottery commission;
(f) The ticket must be submitted for payment in accordance with the Ohio lottery commission's validation and claiming procedures;
(g) The ticket data must have been recorded on the gaming system prior to the drawing and the ticket data must match this computer record in every respect (in the event of contradiction between the information as printed on the ticket and as accepted by the gaming system, the wager accepted by the gaming system shall be the valid wager);
(h) The player selected or gaming system selected number selections, validation data and the drawing date(s) of an apparent winning ticket must appear on the official file of winning tickets, and a ticket with the exact data must not have been previously paid;
(i) The ticket must not be misregistered, defectively printed or printed or produced in error to an extent that it cannot be processed by the Ohio lottery commission;
(j) The ticket must pass all other confidential security checks of the Ohio lottery commission;
(k) In submitting an official game number nine hundred fifty-five ticket for validation, the claimant agrees to abide by all applicable laws, all rules and regulations of the Ohio lottery commission, all applicable procedures and any instructions, conditions and final decisions of the Ohio director;
(l) There must not be any breach of the rules or applicable procedures established for "Powerball" which, in the opinion of the Ohio director, justifies disqualification;
(m) To be eligible for payment for a winning ticket sold in Ohio, all winning tickets must be presented for payment to the Ohio lottery within the claiming period established by the Ohio lottery. To be eligible for payment of a winning ticket sold in a party lottery other than the Ohio lottery, all winning tickets must be presented for payment to the party lottery which issued it within the claiming period as established by that party lottery. If no such claim period has been established, all grand prize claims shall be made within one hundred eighty days after the drawing date; and
(n) All winning tickets in game number nine hundred fifty-five are subject to validation by the gaming system under applicable procedures and are subject to all other required validation processes and requirements before the payment of any prize.

(5) An official game number nine hundred fifty-five ticket submitted for validation which fails any of the validation conditions established in this rule shall be considered void subject to the following determination:
(a) In all cases of doubt, the determination of the director shall be final and binding. However, the director, at the director's option, may replace an invalid ticket with an official game number nine hundred fifty-five ticket of equivalent sales price or a refund of the purchase price;
(b) In the event a defective ticket is purchased or in the event that the director determines to adjust an error, the sole and exclusive remedy shall be the replacement of such defective or erroneous ticket(s) with an official game number nine hundred fifty-five ticket of equivalent sales price or a refund of the purchase price; and
(c) In the event an official game number nine hundred fifty-five ticket is not paid by the Ohio lottery commission, and a dispute occurs as to whether the ticket is a valid winning ticket, the Ohio lottery commission may, at its option, replace the ticket or provide a refund of the purchase price.

(6) The Ohio lottery commission shall not be responsible for lost or stolen game number nine hundred fifty-five tickets.

(7) The Ohio lottery commission shall not be responsible to any claimant and sales agent for game number nine hundred fifty-five tickets redeemed in error by an Ohio lottery commission sales agent.

(8) Valid prize winners are determined by the numbers drawn and not the numbers reported. The Ohio lottery commission shall not be responsible for game number nine hundred fifty-five winning numbers reported in error.

(9) In purchasing a ticket in game number nine hundred fifty-five, the player agrees to comply with and be bound by all applicable statutes, administrative rules, and procedures of the Ohio lottery commission, and understands that unless designated or agreed to by the director, directives and determinations of the other party lotteries do not apply to game number nine hundred fifty-five purchases in Ohio. The player agrees, as its sole and exclusive remedy, that claims arising out of any "Powerball" ticket purchase can only be pursued against the state or jurisdiction of ticket purchase. Therefore, litigation, if any, may only be maintained against the Ohio lottery commission in the appropriate forum for game number nine hundred fifty-five tickets purchased at an authorized Ohio lottery commission sales location.

(10) For purposes of determining the number of winning wagers, division of the grand prize jackpot is contingent on the gaming system's determination of winning wagers sold, and not by the number of winning wagers presented for payment.

(I) Procedures for claiming and payment of prize awards.
(1) Effective upon a determination of prize payouts, prizes shall be redeemed or claimed only in the jurisdiction where the official winning "Powerball" ticket was purchased. Claimants of prizes in "Powerball" must comply with the claiming periods of deadlines of the jurisdiction where the winning "Powerball" ticket was purchased. Claimants of game number nine hundred fifty-five prizes for winning tickets purchased in Ohio must comply with the following terms and conditions:
(a) Prizes for game number nine hundred fifty-five purchased in Ohio may be redeemed or claimed only through Ohio lottery sales agents authorized to sell game number nine hundred fifty-five, or other authorized claim centers or locations designated by the Ohio lottery commission;
(b) Claimants of winning game number nine hundred fifty-five prizes for tickets purchased in Ohio must comply with the prize claim requirements of the Ohio lottery commission and the applicable claiming period of one hundred eighty days as set forth in division (A)(1) of section 3770.07 of the Revised Code;
(c) In the event a single game number nine hundred fifty-five ticket purchased in Ohio contains two or more winning wagers, the cumulative prize amount shall be claimed or redeemed in accordance with the specified prize payment limits of the Ohio lottery commission;
(d) State and federal withholding taxes for winning tickets purchased in Ohio shall be withheld from game number nine hundred fifty-five prizes awarded by the Ohio lottery commission in such amounts as may be required by law, along with any other deductions required by law;
(e) A "Powerball" prize, including but not limited to any promotional prizes associated with "Powerball," awarded by any party lottery shall not be paid to any persons prohibited from playing or claiming an Ohio lottery prize by the governing law or rules of the Ohio lottery commission. In addition, those persons designated by a party lottery's law as being ineligible to play its games shall also be ineligible to play "Powerball," and any promotions associated therewith, in that party lottery's jurisdiction;
(f) A "Powerball" ticket or a share of "Powerball" ticket, or any promotional tickets associated with "Powerball," issued by any party lottery shall not be purchased by, and a prize won by any such ticket or share shall not be paid to:
(i) A "MUSL" employee, officer, or director;
(ii) A contractor or consultant under agreement with "MUSL" to review the "MUSL" audit and security procedures;
(iii) An employee of an independent accounting firm under contract with "MUSL" to observe drawings or site operations and actually assigned to the "MUSL" account and all partners, shareholders, or owners in the local office of the firm; or
(iv) An immediate family member (parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, spouse or sibling) of an individual described in paragraphs (I)(1)(f)(i) to (I)(1)(f)(iii) of this rule and residing in the same household.
(g) For winning official game number nine hundred fifty-five tickets purchased in Ohio for which no claim or redemption is made within one hundred eighty days after the date of the drawing as required by the procedures set forth in Ohio lottery commission rules, following any required reconciliation of prize liability as may be agreed to from time to time by the directors of the party lotteries, such unclaimed prize(s) shall be paid into the state lottery fund and distributed in accordance with section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(J) Payment of grand prize jackpot award.
(1) Payment of a grand prize, if due, shall be paid in thirty annual payments ("annuity option"). Within sixty days after a holder of a valid winning ticket presents for payment his or her valid claim for a grand prize, he or she may elect to receive payment of a grand prize as a lump sum cash payment ("lump sum cash option"). Calculation of the amount of "lump sum cash option" or the amount of the "annuity option" shall be in accordance with applicable procedures. Grand prizes shall be paid, at the election of the player made not later than sixty days after the player becomes entitled to the prize, with either an annuity or cash payment. If the payment election is not made by the player within sixty days after the player becomes entitled to the prize, then the prize shall be paid as an annuity prize. The election to take the cash payment may be made at the time of the prize claim or within sixty days after the player becomes entitled to the prize. An election made after the winner becomes entitled to the prize is final and cannot be revoked, withdrawn or otherwise changed.

(2) Share of the grand prize shall be determined by dividing the cash available in the grand prize pool equally among all winning grand prize wagers from all participating party lotteries. Winner(s) who elect a cash payment shall be paid their share(s) in a single cash payment. The annuitized option prize shall be determined by multiplying a winner's share of the grand prize by the annuity factor. If individual shares of the cash held to fund an annuity is less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars, the Ohio lottery may elect, in its sole discretion, to pay the winners their share of the cash held in the grand prize pool. In the event that a claim is submitted jointly by one or more persons, all persons submitting that claim must elect to receive his or her share either through a cash payment or annuity payment (different options may not be chosen).

(3) The "MUSL" annuity factor is determined through a process as approved by the "MUSL" finance and audit committee.

(4) Except in those instances where the grand prize has been designated as a guaranteed amount in accordance with applicable procedures, neither "MUSL" nor the party lotteries shall be responsible or liable for changes in the advertised or estimated annuity prize amount and the actual amount purchased after the prize payment method is actually known to "MUSL."

(5) Except as otherwise provided by law, all annuitized prizes shall be paid annually in thirty payments with the initial payment being made in cash, to be followed by twenty-nine payments funded by the annuity, and all annuitized payments shall be paid in thirty graduated payments (increasing each year) by a rate as determined in accordance with applicable procedures. Prize payments may be rounded down to the nearest one thousand dollars. After the first initial payment, annual payments shall coincide with the anniversary month of the grand prize.

(6) Payment of prize payments upon the death of a prize winner. In the event of the death of a prize winner, payments will be made in accordance with rule 3770:1-8-01 of the Administrative Code and applicable procedures, relating to payment and calculation of the cash value of prize payments in a statewide joint lottery game upon the death of a prize winner.

(K) Payment of prizes other than grand prize. All prizes, other than the grand prize, shall be paid in cash through the party lottery that sold the winning ticket(s). Payment of all prizes, other than the grand prize, may be made after a party lottery receives authorization to pay from "MUSL". In accordance with applicable procedures, in the event that the total amount of any prizes exceeds the percentage of the prize pool allocated to those prizes, then in such an event, the prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis in accordance with applicable procedures.

(L) Net proceeds to lottery profits education fund. The entire net proceeds from the sale of game number nine hundred fifty-five in Ohio that remain after associated operating expenses, prize disbursements, lottery sales agent bonuses, commissions, and reimbursements, and any other expenses necessary to comply with the agreements or the rules are deducted from the gross proceeds of game number nine hundred fifty-five, shall be transferred to the lottery profits education fund as required under division (B) of section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(M) Conduct by director(s) in game number nine hundred fifty-five.
(1) The director shall conduct game number nine hundred fifty-five and any promotions conducted in association with game number nine hundred fifty-five in a manner consistent with the Ohio Lottery Act and the rules of the Ohio lottery commission, including this rule.

(2) Names and definitions of elements of game number nine hundred fifty-five used in this rule are considered generic terms used solely for the purpose of this rule.

(3) The director may discontinue drawings conducted pursuant to game number nine hundred fifty-five. In the event that Ohio discontinues drawings conducted pursuant to game number nine hundred fifty-five, the director shall designate the applicable procedures to be followed in discontinuing drawings conducted pursuant to game number nine hundred fifty-five. Should the directors determine that "Powerball" shall be discontinued and replaced by a modified version of "Powerball" or another statewide joint lottery game with a grand prize agreed to by the party lotteries, then the directors shall have the discretion to transfer any existing funds from the "Powerball" grand prize that was not won before such drawings were discontinued, to such new statewide joint lottery game.

(4) The directors shall have discretion to authorize any funding mechanism deemed necessary to accomplish payment of any prize pool or any prizes. The directors may collectively authorize sale of "Powerball" tickets at a discount for promotional purposes. In addition, the director may authorize sale of game number nine hundred fifty-five tickets at a discount for promotional purposes within the state of Ohio, provided that such discounted sales are reported to the other party lotteries at full gross sales value.

(5) Nothing contained in this rule shall prohibit a party lottery from offering Powerball tickets as prizes in any other non-"MUSL" game or promotion operated by the party lottery after advising the party lotteries and "MUSL" of the terms and dates of the offering.

(6) In the event that a party lottery offers "Powerball" tickets as a prize or as part of an authorized discount, promotion or rebate, the party lottery shall contribute that party lottery's share of the prizes based on the full value of a ticket sold at a uniform price.

(7) In the event of any conflict between paragraphs (A) to (M) of this rule and the "Group Rules," the "Group Rules" shall control.

(8) All decisions made by the director with respect to the play of game number nine hundred fifty-five in Ohio, including but not limited to the declaration of prizes and the payment thereof and the interpretation of Ohio lottery commission rules, shall be final and binding on all purchasers and on every person making a claim in respect thereof.
3770:1-9-23 Ohio Lottery Commission game rule number twenty-three.

(A) Title and term. Ohio lottery commission game number twenty-three, “Rolling Cash 5™,” shall be conducted at such times and for such periods as the commission may determine. For the purpose of this rule, “sales cycle” shall mean any such period beginning on the date when ticket sales are commenced and continuing through the date established by the director as the date on which sales agents are to make their final settlement in respect to such period.

(B) General design.

(1) Game number twenty-three is a lottery game of the type generally known as a number match game.

(2) Each ticket in game number twenty-three shall be imprinted with one set of five unique numbers from the set of integers one through thirty-nine inclusive, as determined by the choice of the ticket purchaser or the auto pick feature of the computer system and recorded on the ticket at the time of purchase.

(3) At such times as determined by the director, drawings will be conducted at which five unique numbers shall be selected at random from the set of integers one through thirty-nine inclusive. Holders of valid winning tickets for a given drawing bearing the numbers drawn in that drawing, in whole or in part, shall be entitled to a prize award in accordance with this rule.

(C) Price of tickets. The price of a ticket issued by the commission in game number twenty-three shall be one dollar for one play.

(D) Structure, nature and value of prize awards. Based upon the numbers drawn in each regular drawing for game number twenty-three, prizes shall be awarded to holders of valid tickets for that drawing as follows:

(1) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches two, and only two, of the five integers drawn, the prize is one dollar.

(2) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches three, and only three, of the five integers drawn, the prize is ten dollars.

(3) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four, and only four, of the five integers drawn, the prize is three hundred dollars.

(4) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches all five integers drawn, the prize pool to be paid shall be equal to the amount designated by the director (hereinafter “jackpot”). The director or his designee shall designate and certify the amount of the jackpot for each drawing in writing prior to each drawing. The director shall have discretion to change the prizes and percentages which represent the prize pools in each of the categories referred to in paragraphs (D)(1), (D)(2), (D)(3) and (D)(4) of this rule.

(5) The minimum total jackpot amount in any jackpot for which at least one ticket bears a winning selection which matches five of the five integers drawn, as validated by the on-line computer system, shall be one hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided equally among the winning selections if there is more than one winning selection. The director may set the jackpot at levels higher than the minimum amount in accordance with paragraph (D)(4) of this rule.

(6) Any amounts remaining in the prize pools described in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(4) of this rule after any given drawing, due to residual amounts after prize disbursements, shall be retained by the commission.

(7) When there are no winning tickets issued for the prize pool described in paragraph (D)(4) of this rule, the director shall, in accordance with paragraph (D)(4) of this rule, establish what amounts from such prize pool shall be carried forward into the jackpot for the next drawing.

(8) When there are no winning tickets issued for the prize pool described in paragraph (D)(4) of this rule, the jackpot prize amount shall roll pari-mutuelly based on sales as set by the director or increase by a guaranteed amount established by the director, whichever jackpot prize amount is greater.

(E) Frequency of prize drawings. Drawings shall be held at times determined by the director.

(F) Manner of prize drawings.

(1) Prize drawings shall be open to the public and may be held at such places in the state that the director shall determine. The director shall inform the public as to the time and place of each prize drawing.

(2) All holders of valid tickets for a given drawing are eligible to win in that drawing. Prize winners shall claim their prizes by surrendering their tickets in accordance with procedures established by the director.

(3) All drawings in game number twenty-three shall be conducted in accordance with random selection procedures approved by the director. For every drawing in game number twenty-three, the director will approve procedures and mechanisms for the selection of winners and awarding of prizes.

(G) Validity of tickets.

(1) Each purchaser of tickets in game number twenty-three shall be responsible for verifying that the numbers imprinted on such tickets are those requested, that the purchase price paid is the price recorded on such ticket, and that such ticket has recorded thereon the type of bet(s) and the drawing date(s) therefor that the purchaser desired to make. The Ohio lottery commission shall be free of any liability in connection with this paragraph.

(2) Each ticket issued in game number twenty-three shall have imprinted thereon at the time of purchase a control number, bar code data, or both, supplied by the commission. No prize shall be paid by the commission for any tickets without such control number or bar code data.

(3) All winning tickets in game number twenty-three are subject to validation by the on-line computer system under procedures established by the director before payment of any prize.

(4) In addition to, but not in limitation of, all other power and authority conferred on the director by the commission’s rules, the director may declare a ticket in game number twenty-three void if it is stolen, not sold or deemed not sold in accordance with commission rules; if it is illegible, altered, or counterfeit; or if the ticket fails any of the validation tests or procedures established by the director. The commission’s liability and responsibility for a ticket declared void, if any, is limited to refund of the retail sales price of the ticket.

(5) For the purpose of determining the number of winning wagers, division of the jackpot is contingent on the on-line computer system’s determination of winning wagers sold and not by the number of winning tickets presented for payment. If the holder of a winning ticket does not have the ticket validated within the requisite validation period from the date of the drawing, in accordance with the procedures set forth in these rules the unclaimed share of the jackpot shall be paid into the state lottery fund and distributed in accordance with section 3770.06 of the Revised Code and not to the other winner(s) who have validated a ticket.

(H) Director’s conduct of game number twenty-three.

(1) The director shall conduct game number twenty-three in a manner consistent with the Lottery Act, rules of the commission, including without limitation, this rule and regulations of the director. As deemed necessary or advisable, The director shall adopt management regulations, orders or directives to implement and operate this lottery game. Furthermore, all Ohio lottery players are subject to laws and regulations of the Ohio lottery commission.

(2) Names and definitions of elements of game number twenty-three within this rule are considered generic terms used solely for the purpose of this rule. In actual operation, game number twenty-three and these elements may be given names or titles chosen by the commission.

(3) The director shall have discretion to combine existing or future games for promotional purposes in order to increase revenues and to create a different payment structure for prizes to be paid if games are combined, and to authorize any funding mechanism he deemed necessary to accomplish payment of any prize pool, including use of the unclaimed prizes fund.

HISTORY: Eff 9-30-04

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