(A) Determination of winning on-line tickets. Winners in all on-line lottery games conducted by the state lottery shall be determined through prize drawings. All on-line prize winners shall be selected in accordance with random procedures to be approved and adopted by the director. On-line drawings may or may not be conducted utilizing physical elements, i.e., game balls. They may also utilize random number generation computer technology.
(B) On-line drawings to be public. On-line drawings shall be conducted in places to be determined by the director. All on-line prize drawings shall be open to the public pursuant to procedures established by the director. video lottery terminals (VLTs) game drawings, because they utilize random number generation computer technology, are not viewable by the public.
(C) All other drawings to be public. All other prize drawings of the state lottery, including second chance drawings and special instant ticket game drawings and game show drawings, shall be conducted in places determined by the director and shall be open to the public pursuant to procedures established by the director.
(D) Participants in drawings.
(1) In drawings where prize contestants are present, each person claiming the right to be awarded a prize at a drawing in which persons eligible to win prizes are entitled to participate, shall be required to provide identification and establish a claim to the satisfaction of the director. The director shall require such identification and documentary proof as necessary to answer any questions that may arise.
(2) In all drawings where persons eligible to win prize awards are entitled to participate, participants may attend in person or authorize a representative to attend in their place. In either case, persons participating must present satisfactory identification and authorization. If a participant does not attend in person or by a representative, or if satisfactory identification and or authorization are not presented, an alternate shall be appointed by the participant or the director or the participant may voluntarily forfeit any prize claim or prize winnings. All prizes won shall be remitted to the original prize contestant.
(E) Instant lottery ticket prizes. Winning pre-printed instant lottery tickets are not determined by prize drawings, rather such winning instant tickets shall be revealed immediately upon the removal of the covering on the face of the instant ticket. The holder of a winning instant ticket shall be able to discern the prize, if any, based on the information revealed beneath the surface of the ticket. Instant tickets that are produced at the time of ticket purchase utilizing computer technology, may or may not require the removal of the covering on the face of the instant ticket to determine if a prize is won, if any.
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, 3770.06, 3770.07, 3770.08
Prior Effective Dates: 7/15/74, 8/12/74, 5/27/93, 12/27/96, 7/19/02, 6/8/07