3770:1-6-02 Play of lottery games by the public.

(A) A person shall be able to play any game operated by the state lottery by purchasing a ticket used by the state lottery. .

(B) Regarding on-line lottery games, each purchaser of a ticket for a given price shall have the same probability of winning any prize offered in that game as every other purchaser of a ticket at the same price.

(C) Regarding preprinted instant lottery games, chances of winning and the number of winning tickets are established at the time of printing and will change as prizes are won, or as tickets are lost, stolen, destroyed or voided.

(D) Instant tickets may also be in other than preprinted formats, and odds of winning may or may not change as prizes are won.

(E) The director shall seek to obtain the widest possible participation and play by the public excluding minors in the games of the state lottery except that the director may limit any block betting by any person(s) attempting to purchase all combinations in a given game or if any such block betting interferes with the ability of other players to place their bets in a timely fashion.

(F) Notwithstanding the foregoing, each lottery game is promulgated by a game rule, which governs the play of that game.

Effective: 01/18/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/19/2013 and 01/18/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3770.03
Rule Amplifies: 3770.01 , 3770.02 , 3770.03 , 3770.04 , 3770.05 , 377006, 3770.07 , 3770.08
Prior Effective Dates: 8/12/74, 8/23/92, 5/27/93, 12/27/96, 7/19/02, 6/8/07