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WAC 315-30-030

Draw games criteria.

(1) The base price of a play shall not be less than $.50 and not more than $20.00.
(2) On the average the total of all prizes available to be won in a draw game shall not be less than forty-five percent of the game's projected revenue.
(3) The manner and frequency of drawings may vary with the type of game, except that no draw game shall have a drawing more than once in a twenty-four hour period.
(4) The times, locations, and drawing procedures shall be determined by the director.
(5) A ticket bearer claiming a prize shall submit the apparent winning ticket as specified by the director. The ticket must be validated pursuant to WAC 315-30-050 by the lottery or a lottery retailer through use of the validation number and any other means as specified by the director.
(6) Procedures for claiming prizes are as follows:
(a) To claim a game prize of $600.00 or less, the claimant shall present the winning ticket to any lottery retailer authorized to sell draw game tickets or to the lottery.
(i) If the ticket is presented to a lottery retailer authorized to sell draw game tickets, the retailer shall validate the ticket and, if determined to be a winning ticket, may make payment of the amount due the claimant. If the retailer cannot validate the ticket, the claimant may submit the disputed ticket to the lottery by mail or in person. Upon determination that the ticket is a winning ticket, the lottery shall pay the prize. If the ticket is determined to be a nonwinning ticket, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be promptly notified.
(ii) If the ticket is presented to the lottery, the claimant shall submit the ticket to the lottery by mail or in person. Upon determination that the ticket is a winning ticket, the lottery shall pay the prize. If the ticket is determined to be a nonwinning ticket, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be promptly notified.
(b) To claim a prize of more than $600.00, the claimant shall obtain and complete a claim form or otherwise provide necessary information, as provided in WAC 315-06-120, and submit it with the ticket to the lottery by mail or in person. Upon determination that the ticket is a winning ticket, the lottery shall pay the prize. Prizes greater than $600.00 are subject to federal income tax withholding requirements according to the Internal Revenue Service publications for state lotteries. If the ticket is determined to be a nonwinning ticket, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be promptly notified.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040 and 67.70.040 (1), (3). WSR 07-11-037, § 315-30-030, filed 5/8/07, effective 6/8/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 94-03-020, § 315-30-030, filed 1/7/94, effective 2/9/94; 92-11-033, § 315-30-030, filed 5/15/92, effective 6/15/92; WSR 86-01-060 (Order 83), § 315-30-030, filed 12/16/85; WSR 85-16-031 (Order 77), § 315-30-030, filed 7/30/85; WSR 84-19-045 (Order 64), § 315-30-030, filed 9/17/84; WSR 84-01-005 (Order 44), § 315-30-030, filed 12/8/83.]
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