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Oregon Bulletin

June 1, 2012

Oregon State Lottery, Chapter 177

Rule Caption: Increases amount available from set prize reserve account from $25,000,000 to $40,000,000.

Adm. Order No.: LOTT 2-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-30-2012

Certified to be Effective: 5-1-12

Notice Publication Date: 2-1-2012

Rules Amended: 177-085-0025, 177-085-0065

Rules Repealed: 177-085-0025(T), 177-085-0065(T)

Subject: The Oregon Lottery® adopted permanent rules to increase the set prize reserve account from $25,000,000 to $40,000,000. The set prize reserve account is only used when the total of the set prizes awarded in a drawing exceeds the percentage of the prize pool allocated to the set prizes, and any amount allocated to the set prizes that was carried forward from previous draws.

Rules Coordinator: Mark W. Hohlt—(503) 540-1417

177-085-0025

Powerball® Prize Pool

(1) Prize Pool: The prize pool for all prize categories shall consist of 50 percent of each drawing period’s sales, including any specific statutorily-mandated tax on a Party Lottery to be included in the price of a lottery ticket, after funding the prize reserve accounts to the amounts established by the Product Group. Any amount remaining in the prize pool at the end of the Powerball® game shall be carried forward to a replacement game or expended in a manner as directed by the Product Group in accordance with state law.

(2) Prize Reserve Accounts: An amount equal to up to two percent of a Party Lottery’s sales, including any specific statutorily-mandated tax on a Party Lottery to be included in the price of a lottery ticket, shall be deducted from the Party Lottery’s Grand Prize Pool and placed in trust in one or more prize reserve accounts until the Party Lottery’s share of the prize reserve accounts reaches the amounts designated by the Product Group. Once the Party Lottery’s share of the prize reserve accounts exceeds the designated amounts, the excess shall become part of the Grand Prize pool. Any amount remaining in a prize reserve account at the end of the Powerball® game shall be carried forward to a replacement prize reserve account or expended in a manner as directed by the Product Group in accordance with state law.

(3) Expected Prize Payout Percentages: The Grand Prize shall be determined on a pari-mutuel basis. Except as otherwise provided in these rules, all other prizes awarded shall be paid as set lump sum prizes with the following expected prize payout percentages: [Table not included. See ED. NOTE.]

(a) Division of Grand Prize Among Winners: The prize money allocated to the Grand Prize category shall be divided equally by the number of game plays winning the Grand Prize.

(b) Set Prizes: The prize pool percentage allocated to the set prizes (the single lump sum prizes of $1,000,000 or less) shall be carried forward to subsequent draws if all or a portion of it is not needed to pay the set prizes awarded in the current draw. If the total of the set prizes awarded in a drawing exceeds the percentage of the prize pool allocated to the set prizes, then the amount needed to fund the set prizes awarded shall be drawn from the following sources, in the following order:

(A) The amount allocated to the set prizes and carried forward from previous draws, if any;

(B) An amount from the Set Prize Reserve Account, if available, not to exceed $40,000,000 per drawing.

(c) Lack of Sufficient Prize Funds: If, after these sources are depleted, there are not sufficient funds to pay the set prizes awarded, then the highest set prize shall become a pari-mutuel prize. If the amount of the highest set prize, when paid on a pari-mutuel basis, drops to or below the next highest set prize and there are still not sufficient funds to pay the remaining set prizes awarded, then the next highest set prize shall become a pari-mutuel prize. This procedure shall continue down through all set prize levels, if necessary, until all set prize levels become pari-mutuel prize levels. In that instance, the money available from the funding sources listed in this rule shall be divided among the winning plays in proportion to their respective prize percentages.

[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: OR Const. Art. XV, Sec. 4(4)

Stat. Implemented: ORS 461.220
Hist.: LC 6-1988(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-26-88; LC 9-1988, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-88; LC 17-1988(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-2-88; LC 18-1988, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-88; LC 3-1989(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-23-89; LC 6-1989, f. 2-28-89, cert. ef. 3-2-89; LC 1-1992, f. 2-25-92, cert. ef. 4-19-92; LC 4-1993, f. & cert ef. 4-2-93; LC 11-1995, f. 10-30-95, cert. ef. 11-1-95; LC 10-1996, f. & cert. ef. 9-4-96; LC 7-1997, f. 10-30-97, cert. ef. 11-2-97; LOTT 9-2002(Temp), f. 9-4-02, cert. ef. 10-6-02 thru 3-31-03; LOTT 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-03; LOTT 7-2005(Temp), f. 8-8-05, cert. ef. 8-28-05 thru 2-23-06; LOTT 23-2005, f. 12-21-05, cert. ef. 12-31-05; LOTT 11-2008, f. 11-21-08, cert. ef. 1-4-09; LOTT 9-2011, f. 12-20-11, cert. ef. 1-15-12; LOTT 10-2011(Temp), f. 12-22-11, cert. ef. 1-15-12 thru 7-7-12; LOTT 2-2012, f. 4-30-12, cert. ef. 5-1-12

177-085-0065

Power Play®

(1) General: Power Play® is an optional, limited extension of the Powerball® Game described in OAR Division 85. The Lottery Director, in the Lottery Director’s sole discretion and based on agreements with MUSL, is authorized to initiate and terminate the Power Play® option.

(2) Set Prizes Only: Power Play® increases the amount of any of the cash Set Prizes (the cash prizes normally paying $4 to $1,000,000) won in a drawing. The Grand Prize Jackpot is not a Set Prize and will not be increased.

(3) Power Play® Purchase: A qualifying Power Play® option play is any single Powerball® Play for which the player selects the Power Play® option on either the game slip or by selecting the Power Play® option through a clerk-activated or player-activated terminal, pays one extra dollar for the Power Play® option play, and which is recorded at the Party Lottery’s central computer as a qualifying play.

(4) Qualifying Play: Except as otherwise provided in these rules, a qualifying play which wins one of the eight lump sum Set Prizes (excluding the Grand Prize Jackpot) shall be paid as follows: [Table not included. See ED. NOTE.]

(5) Power Play® Prize Pool: The prize pool for all prize categories shall consists of up to 49.96 percent of each drawing period’s sales, including any specific statutorily mandated tax on a Party Lottery to be included in the price of a lottery ticket, after the Powerball® prize reserve accounts are funded to the amounts set by the Product Group. Any amount remaining in the prize pool at the end of the Powerball® game shall be carried forward to a replacement game or expended in a manner as directed by the Product Group in accordance with state law.

(6) Power Play® Prize Reserve Accounts: An additional 0.04 percent of sales, including any specific statutorily mandated tax on a Party Lottery to be included in the price of a lottery ticket, may be collected and placed in the rollover account or in trust in one or more prize reserve accounts until the prize reserve accounts reach the amounts designated by the Product Group.

(7) Power Play® Payout: Except as otherwise provided in these rules, all prizes awarded shall be paid as lump sum set prizes. Instead of the Powerball® set prize amounts, qualifying Power Play® option plays will pay the Power Play® prize amounts shown in section (4) of this rule. In certain rare instances, and as determined under OAR 177-085-0025(3)(c) and section (9) of this rule, the Powerball® set prize amount may be less than the amount shown in section (4) of this rule. In such case, the eight Power Play® prize amounts will be changed to an amount announced after the draw.

(8) Prize Pool Carried Forward: The prize pool percentage allocated to the Power Play® set prizes shall be carried forward to subsequent draws if all or a portion of it is not needed to pay the set prizes awarded in the current draw.

(9) Pari-Mutuel Prizes — All Prize Amounts: If the total of the original Powerball® set prizes and the Power Play® prizes awarded in a drawing exceeds the percentage of the prize pools allocated to the set prizes, then the amount needed to fund the set prizes (including the Power Play® prize amounts) awarded shall be drawn from the following sources, in the following order:

(a) The amount allocated to the set prizes and carried forward from previous draws, if any;

(b) An amount from the Powerball® Set-Prize Reserve Account, if available in the account, not to exceed $40,000,000 per drawing; and

(c) If, after these sources are depleted, there are not sufficient funds to pay the set prizes awarded (including Power Play® prize amounts), then the highest set prize (including the Power Play® prize amounts) shall become a pari-mutuel prize. If the amount of the highest set prize, when paid on a pari-mutuel basis, drops to or below the next highest set prize and there are still not sufficient funds to pay the remaining set prizes awarded, then the next highest set prize, including the Power Play® prize amount, shall become a pari-mutuel prize. This procedure shall continue down through all set prizes levels, if necessary, until all set prize levels become pari-mutuel prize levels. In that instance, the money available from the funding sources listed in this rule shall be divided among the winning plays in proportion to their respective prize percentages. In rare instances, where the Powerball® set prize amount may be funded but the money available to pay the full Power Play® prize amount may not be available due to an unanticipated number of winners, the Product Group may announce pari-mutuel shares of the available pool for the Power Play® payment only.

(10) Prize Payment: All Power Play® prizes shall be paid in one lump sum. The Lottery may begin paying Power Play® prizes after receiving authorization to pay from the MUSL central office.

(11) Prizes Rounded: Prizes, which under these rules may become pari-mutuel prizes, may be rounded down so that prizes can be paid in whole dollars. Breakage resulting from rounding these prizes shall be carried forward to the prize pool for the next drawing.

[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: OR Const. Art. XV, Sec. 4(4) & ORS 461
Stats. Implemented: ORS 461
Hist.: LOTT 3-2001(Temp), f. 3-1-01, cert. ef 3-2-01 thru 8-29-01; LOTT 10-2001, f. 5-25-01, cert. ef. 5-29-01; LOTT 9-2002(Temp), f. 9-4-02, cert. ef. 10-6-02 thru 3-31-03; LOTT 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-03; LOTT 7-2005(Temp), f. 8-8-05, cert. ef. 8-28-05 thru 2-23-06; LOTT 23-2005, f. 12-21-05, cert. ef. 12-31-05; LOTT 11-2008, f. 11-21-08, cert. ef. 1-4-09; LOTT 10-2010, f. 11-19-10, cert. ef. 12-12-10; LOTT 9-2011, f. 12-20-11, cert. ef. 1-15-12; LOTT 10-2011(Temp), f. 12-22-11, cert. ef. 1-15-12 thru 7-7-12; LOTT 2-2012, f. 4-30-12, cert. ef. 5-1-12


 

Rule Caption: Clarifies amount of Match 5+0 prize with Megaplier® option and conduct of Megaplier® drawing.

Adm. Order No.: LOTT 3-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-30-2012

Certified to be Effective: 5-1-12

Notice Publication Date: 2-1-2012

Rules Amended: 177-098-0110

Rules Repealed: 177-098-0110(T)

Subject: The Oregon Lottery® adopted a permanent rule which clarifies when the Match 5+0 prize with the Megaplier® option, which normally pays $1 million, will be reduced by the same percentage as the Match 5+0 $250,000 prize is reduced. The rulemaking also clarifies that in the event the multiplier drawing does not occur prior to the Mega Millions® drawing, the multiplier number will be a 4.

Rules Coordinator: Mark W. Hohlt—(503) 540-1417

177-098-0110

Megaplier®

(1) General: Megaplier® is an optional, limited extension promotion of the Mega Millions® Game described in OAR division 98. The Lottery Director, in the Lottery Director’s sole discretion and based on agreements with MUSL, is authorized to initiate and terminate the Megaplier® option.

(2) Set Prizes Only: Megaplier® multiplies or increases the amount of any of the cash Set Prizes (the cash prizes normally paying $2 to $250,000) won in a drawing held during the promotion. The Jackpot Prize is not a Set Prize and will not be multiplied or increased by means of the Megaplier® promotion.

(3) Qualifying Play: A qualifying Megaplier® option play is any single Mega Millions® Play for which the player selects the Megaplier® option on either the Play Slip or by selecting the Megaplier® option through a clerk-activated or player-activated terminal, pays one extra dollar for the Megaplier® option play, and which is recorded at the Party Lottery’s central computer as a qualifying play.

(4) Prizes to be Multiplied or Increased:

(a) Set Prizes: A qualifying play which wins one of the seven lowest lump sum Set Prizes will be multiplied by the number selected (either 2, 3, or 4), in a separate random Megaplier® drawing announced in a manner determined by the Product Group.

(b) Match 5+0 Prize: The Match 5+0 prize, for players selecting the Megaplier® option, shall be $1,000,000 unless a higher limited promotional dollar amount is announced by the Product Group or unless a lower dollar amount is announced by the Product Group under section (8) of this rule.

(5) Selection of Multiplier®: MUSL will either itself conduct, or authorize a U.S. Lottery to conduct on its behalf, a separate random “Megaplier®” drawing. Before each Mega Millions® drawing a single number (2, 3 or 4) shall be drawn. The Mega Millions® Product Group may change one or more of these multiplier numbers and/or the Match 5+0 Megaplier® prize amount for special promotions from time to time. In the event the “Megaplier®” drawing does not occur prior to the Mega Millions® drawing, the multiplier number will be a 4, which shall solely be determined by the lottery authorized to conduct the Megaplier® drawing.

(6) Megaplier® Prize Pool: The prize pool for all prize categories offered by the Party Lotteries shall consist of up to fifty-five percent (55%) of each drawing period’s sales, as determined by the Product Group, including any specific statutorily-mandated tax of a Party Lottery to be included in the price of a lottery ticket, after the Mega Millions® prize reserve accounts are funded to the amounts set by the Product Group. Any amount remaining in the prize pool at the end of the Mega Millions® game shall be carried forward to a replacement game or expended in a manner as directed by the Product Group in accordance with state or jurisdiction law.

(7) Megaplier® Prize Rollover or Reserve Accounts: Any amount not used to pay for multiplied prizes may be collected and placed in the rollover account or in trust in one or more prize reserve accounts until the prize reserve accounts reach the amounts designated by the Product Group.

(8) Expected Prize Payout: Except as provided in these rules, all prizes awarded shall be paid as lump sum set prizes. Instead of the Mega Millions® set prize amounts, qualifying Megaplier® plays will pay the amounts shown below when matched with the Megaplier® number drawn: [Table not included. See ED. NOTE.] In certain rare instances, the Mega Millions® set prize amount may be less than the amount shown. In such case, the seven lowest Megaplier® prizes will be a multiple of the changed Mega Millions® prize amount announced after the draw. For example, if the Match 4+1 Mega Millions® set prize amount of $10,000 becomes $5,000 under the rules of the Mega Millions® game, then a Megaplier® player winning that prize amount with a 4X multiplier would win $20,000 ($5,000 x 4). The Match 5+0 prize with the Megaplier® option, which normally pays $1 million, will be reduced by the same percentage as the Match 5+0 $250,000 prize is reduced.

(9) Probability of Winning: The following table sets forth the probability of the various Megaplier® numbers being drawn during a single Mega Millions® drawing. The Product Group may elect to run limited promotions that may increase the multiplier numbers. [Table not included. See ED. NOTE.]

(10) Prize Pool Carried Forward: The prize pool percentage allocated to the Megaplier® set prizes shall be carried forward to subsequent draws if all or a portion of it is not needed to pay the set prizes awarded in the current draw or may be held in a prize reserve account.

(11) Pari-Mutuel Prizes — All Prize Amounts: If the total of the original Mega Millions® set prizes and the Megaplier® prize amounts awarded in a drawing exceeds the percentage of the prize pools allocated to the set prizes, then the amount needed to fund the set prizes (including the Megaplier® prize amounts) awarded shall be drawn from the following sources, in the following order:

(a) The amount allocated to the set prizes and carried forward from previous draws, if any.

(b) An amount from the Mega Millions® reserve accounts not to exceed the lesser of 300% of draw sales or 50% of draw sales plus $50 million.

(c) If, after these sources are depleted, there are not sufficient funds to pay the set prizes awarded (including Megaplier® prize amounts), then the prize levels two through five shall become a pari-mutuel prize, as set out in OAR 177-098-0040. The Mega Millions® and Megaplier® prize pools shall be combined in the rare instance when the set prizes, pursuant to the rules, are paid on a pari-mutuel basis, so that the multipliers, as provided for in the rules, will remain in effect for all applicable prize levels. The Match 5+0 prizes may be reduced as announced by the Product Group.

(12) Prize Payment: All Megaplier® prizes shall be paid in one lump sum. The Lottery may begin paying Megaplier® prizes after receiving authorization to pay from the MUSL central office.

(13) Prizes Rounded: Prizes, which under these rules may become pari-mutuel prizes, may be rounded down so that prizes can be paid in whole dollars. Breakage resulting from rounding these prizes shall be carried forward to the prize pool for the next drawing.

[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 190, 461, OR Const. Art. XV, Sec. 4(4) &
Stats. Implemented: ORS 461
Hist.: LOTT 6-2010, f. 3-18-10, cert. ef. 3-21-10; LOTT 12-2010, f. 11-19-10, cert. ef. 12-12-10; LOTT 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-9-12 thru 7-2-12; LOTT 3-2012, f. 4-30-12, cert. ef. 5-1-12

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