Date of Adoption: July 27, 2001.
Purpose: To amend chapter 315-36 WAC to revise Lucky for Life prizes; winning numbers matrix; odds of winning; method of paying the prize.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.70.040.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-11-081 on May 16, 2001.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 5, Repealed 0.
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Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
August 3, 2001
Mary Jane Ferguson
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-15-115, filed 7/20/98, effective 8/20/98)
WAC 315-36-010 What is Lucky for Life and how do I play? (1) Lucky for Life is an on-line lottery game in which you purchase a computer-generated ticket and try to match your set of four numbers to the winning set of four numbers, chosen by the lottery. The game is conducted in accordance with the rules for on-line games found in chapter 315-30 WAC ((
and)), the general
rules found in chapter 315-06 WAC, and chapter 315-36 WAC. The
amendments to chapter 315-36 WAC, as adopted at the July 2001
lottery commission meeting, shall take effect on September 30,
2001, or on a date to be designated by the director and
advertised to the public. The provisions of the existing chapter 315-36 WAC shall remain in effect until September 30, 2001, or
until the date designated by the director for the commencement of
this amended rule.
(2) To play Lucky for Life, you first pick one set of four
numbers from ((
"00")) "01" to (( "99")) "82" for a chance to win
the grand prize of $1,000 per week for the rest of your life, as
specified in WAC 315-36-110. Or you can let the computer pick
this set of numbers for you. If you have the computer pick for
you, this is called a "quick pick" or "quick play."
(3) Next, the computer will generate twenty additional sets
of four numbers each from ((
"00")) "01" to (( "99")) "82" for you.
These sets will all be quick picks, that is, the computer selects
them for you. You cannot pick any of these additional sets of
numbers yourself. You will receive a computer printed ticket
containing all twenty-one sets of numbers.
(4) If any one of the twenty-one sets on the ticket match two, three, or four of the numbers in the winning set of four numbers, in any order, you win a prize as specified in WAC 315-36-030.
(5) A Lucky for Life ticket may look similar to this:
|Lucky for Life|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 98-15-115, 315-36-010, filed 7/20/98, effective 8/20/98.]
(2) The prizes for matching all four numbers in any of the remaining twenty sets to the winning numbers are specified under headings on the ticket, and are as follows:
|Prize Bracket||Number of Sets|
(3) For matching three numbers in one of your sets to three
numbers in the winning set, you win ((
dollars. For matching two numbers in one of your sets to two
numbers in the winning set of numbers, you win a prize of
(( four)) two dollars. You may win no more than one prize for
each set of numbers.
(4) All prize payments are subject to federal income tax withholding requirements and debt checks, pursuant to RCW 67.70.255.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 98-15-115, 315-36-030, filed 7/20/98, effective 8/20/98.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 98-15-115, 315-36-050, filed 7/20/98, effective 8/20/98.]
|"Lifetime Cash" type Grand Prize:||((
|Match three numbers ((
|Match two numbers ((
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 98-15-115, 315-36-090, filed 7/20/98, effective 8/20/98.]
At the discretion of the director, winners may be
permitted to choose grand prize payments either made once a year
for $52,000 or made once per week for $1,000 per week for a total
of 52 payments in one calendar year. The first payment will be
made after validation of the winning ticket.
(3) Your prize becomes payable on the first business day following the drawing in which the winning numbers were drawn. If both payment methods are allowed and you select the annual payment, your first payment after ticket validation will be based on the number of weeks remaining in the calendar year in which you claim the prize. The number of weeks will be based on the first business day after the drawing in which the winning numbers were drawn. For example, if the drawing is on a Wednesday, and there are 17 Thursdays left in the calendar year (including the first business day after the drawing), you will be entitled to $17,000 for the payment in the calendar year in which you claim your prize. Annual payments of $52,000 will be paid in January of each qualifying year.
(4) If both payment methods are allowed and you select the annual payment, you are entitled to the $52,000 payment if you live until January 1, even if you do not live until the end of the calendar year. If you select the weekly payment and live until January 1, but you do not live the entire calendar year, your estate will be entitled to receive your weekly payments until the end of the calendar year.
(5) If both payment methods are allowed and you select the weekly payment, you must furnish the lottery with a bank account number for electronic funds transfer (EFT) of your weekly payments, within 30 days of claiming your prize. Failure to provide a bank account number may result in paying your prize in one annual payment. You may choose to change your payment method to an annual payment by so notifying the lottery, which will calculate within 45 days the remainder due for the calendar year. Persons selecting an annual payment may not change their selection to weekly payments.
(6) If both payment methods are allowed and you select the weekly payment, your first payment will be based on the number of weekly payments which have accrued since the first business day after the drawing in which your winning numbers were selected. Thereafter, your payments will be $1,000 per week.
(7) If only one payment method is allowed by the director, then the grand prize will be paid as one annual payment as set forth above.
(8) The director has the discretion to revise the payment method or methods or select one payment method if it is in the best interests of the lottery, so long as each winner of the "Lifetime Cash" type prize receives a total of $52,000 for each calendar year after the year in which he/she claims the prize.
(9))) The "Lifetime Cash" type grand prize is paid annually as one payment of $52,000 per year. The date of the first payment shall be the date the claim is validated. Subsequent annual payments shall be paid on the anniversary date of the drawing in which the winning numbers were selected; however, at the director's discretion, the lottery may designate an alternate payment date for regular prize payment.
(3) If you are under eighteen at the time of claiming the
grand prize, ((
weekly or annual payments will begin on your
eighteenth birthday. For purposes of calculating your initial
payment, the day before your eighteenth birthday will be treated
as the date of the drawing of the winning numbers)) your initial
payment will commence on your eighteenth birthday. Subsequent
payments will commence in the calendar year following your
eighteenth birthday, on the anniversary date of the drawing in
which the winning numbers were selected. At the director's
discretion, the lottery may designate an alternate payment date
for regular prize payment. You must notify the lottery where
your payments should be sent (( and whether you choose weekly or
annual payments,)) at least (( 30)) 60 days preceding your
(10))) (4) "Lifetime Cash" winners are responsible to
inform the lottery of any address or bank account changes
affecting receipt of payments, at least (( 30)) 60 days preceding
the (( address or account change)) annual payment date.
(11))) (5) "Lifetime Cash" winners are responsible to
verify by notarized letter each year that they continue to be
entitled to their annual lifetime prize. Verification is due to
the lottery 60 days preceding the annual payment date.
(6) If a winner dies before payment of $250,000 under this section, the winner's successor-in-interest will be entitled to receive a lump sum payment in the amount necessary to bring the amount paid as a prize under this section up to a total of $250,000. Any successor-in-interest must provide the lottery with the necessary documentation and a court order directing payment of the final amount to the successor or successors entitled to payment. The determination of the sufficiency of the documentation shall lie within the discretion of the director of the lottery. Payment to the successor or successors shall be governed by all applicable laws, including WAC 315-06-120, 315-06-123, and 315-06-130.
(12))) (7) The winner's successor-in-interest must notify
the lottery of the death of the winner. If the lottery makes a
payment after the winner's death, the lottery shall require
return of the payment, except, at the director's discretion, the
payment may be deducted from any lump sum payment due to the
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 98-15-115, 315-36-110, filed 7/20/98, effective 8/20/98.]