3770:1-7-100 Game number one hundred.

(A) Title and term. Ohio lottery commission game number one hundred, "Super Lotto 6/47," 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 agents are to make their final settlement with respect to such period.

(B) General design.

(1) Game number one hundred is a lottery game of the type generally known as a number match game.

(2) Each ticket in game number one hundred shall be imprinted with one set of six unique numbers from the set of integers one through forty-seven inclusive, as determined by the choice of the ticket purchaser or the auto lotto feature of the on-line computer system, and recorded on the ticket at the time of purchase. Super lotto 6/47 players may also select the method of payment desired for a winning ticket bearing a selection matching all six integers drawn at the time of ticket purchase; cash option, or annual payment over twenty-six years. In the event a player does not choose the method of payment, the ticket shall automatically reflect the annual payment method. All other prizes in game number one hundred 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-seven 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) In addition to the game described in paragraph (B) of this rule, a player shall have an option to play "The Kicker." The kicker is available only to super lotto 6/47 players, featuring a single six-digit computer-generated number from 000000 to 999999 printed on a super lotto 6/47 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 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 one dollar, in addition to placing at least a one dollar super lotto 6/47 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.

(D) Price of tickets. The price of a ticket issued by the commission in game number one hundred shall be one dollar per wager.

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

(1) Tickets bearing a selection which matches three, and only three, of the six integers drawn, shall be eligible to be randomly drawn by the lottery for a second chance drawing known as "The Monthly Million Dollar Giveaway." Drawings will be held at the discretion of the director wherein three, twelve ticket serial numbers shall be drawn.

A prize pool shall accumulate by allocating one million dollars per month from the gross sales in game number one hundred. Prizes will be divided among twelve randomly selected finalists whose winning tickets will be selected in the following order for the following prizes: number one, $10, 000.00 ; number two, $20, 000.00 ; number three, $30, 000.00 ; number four, $40, 000.00 ; number five, $50, 000.00 ; number six, $60, 000.00 ; number seven, $70, 000.00 ; number eight, $80, 000.00 ; number nine, $90, 000.00 ; number ten, $100, 000.00 ; number eleven, $150, 000.00 ; and number twelve, $300, 000.00.

(2) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches four, and only four, of the six integers drawn, a prize pool shall equal eight and fifty-nine hundredths per cent of gross sales for that drawing, divided by the number of winning selections validated by the on-line computer system, rounded to the next lowest whole dollar amount.

(3) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches five, and only five, of the six integers drawn, a prize pool shall equal two and seventy-five hundredths per cent of gross sales for that drawing, divided by the number of winning selections validated by the on-line computer system, rounded to the next lowest whole dollar amount.

(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"). The director 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 (E)(1) to (E)(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 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 (E)(4) of this rule.

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

(7) When there are no winning tickets issued for the prize pool described in paragraph (E)(4) of this rule, the director shall, in accordance with paragraph (E)(4) of this rule, establish what amounts from such prize pool shall be carried forward into the jackpot for the next 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 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 unclaimed prize fund pursuant to section 3770.07 of the Revised Code.

(3) All drawings in game number one hundred will be conducted in accordance with random procedures approved by the director. For every drawing in game number one hundred, 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.

(H) Validity of tickets.

(1) Each purchaser of tickets in game number one hundred shall be responsible for verifying that the number 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), 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 number one hundred 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 one hundred are subject to validation by the on-line 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 number one hundred 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.

(I) Choice of annual payments or the cash option.

(1) Because the advertised super lotto 6/47 jackpot is payable over twenty-six years, jackpot prizes from game number one hundred are payable in twenty-six equal annual installments, less the appropriately withheld state and federal income taxes as 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) At the time of purchase, players may choose the cash option and, should they become winners of the jackpot, receive their jackpot prize award in an amount equal to the discounted present cash value of the prize, less the appropriately withheld state and federal income taxes, instead of in twenty-six annual installments. The discounted present cash value of a jackpot amount shall be determined by the director based on the formula established by the director pursuant to authority granted under rule 3770:1-8-04 of the Administrative Code.

(3) Jackpot prize winners who did not choose the cash option at the time of purchase shall have an additional sixty calendar days from the date of the presentation for payment of their valid claim to the lottery to choose the cash option. 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 twenty-six annual installments as provided for herein.

(4) A single winning super lotto 6/47 jackpot ticket may be paid pursuant to these rules in either annual installments or in a discounted present value lump sum. Prize winners who claim a joint prize from a single winning ticket will all receive prize payments in either annual installments or in a discounted present value lump sum. Prize winners who claim a joint prize from a single winning ticket may not opt to receive different forms of payment.

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

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

(3) Should the director determine that drawings conducted pursuant to game number one hundred are to be discontinued, the director has the discretion to transfer any existing funds from the game number one hundred jackpot that was not won before such drawings were discontinued, to any lottery game containing the similar characteristic of requiring the player to correctly select the six drawn integers to win the jackpot prize.

(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.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/08/2014 and 11/14/2018
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: 1/9/91(Emer.), 4/8/91, 9/20/92, 4/8/93 (Emer.), 5/27/93, 9/14/93 (Emer.), 11/20/93, 5/30/99, 7/3/00