Chapter 315-34 WAC

Last Update: 8/14/18

LOTTO 6 OF 49 RULES

WAC Sections

315-34-010Definitions for Lotto.
315-34-020Price of Lotto play.
315-34-030Play for Lotto.
315-34-040Prizes for Lotto.
315-34-050Ticket purchases.
315-34-057Lotto prize claim and payment methods.
315-34-060Drawings.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
315-34-055Lotto prize claim and payment methods. [Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 98-08-063, § 315-34-055, filed 3/30/98, effective 4/30/98; WSR 97-24-076, § 315-34-055, filed 12/2/97, effective 1/2/98.] Repealed by WSR 99-19-103, filed 9/20/99, effective 10/21/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040.
315-34-070Double Lotto. [Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 96-15-054, § 315-34-070, filed 7/15/96, effective 8/15/96.] Repealed by WSR 05-12-005, filed 5/18/05, effective 6/18/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.70 RCW.
315-34-080Price of Double Lotto play. [Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 96-15-054, § 315-34-080, filed 7/15/96, effective 8/15/96.] Repealed by WSR 05-12-005, filed 5/18/05, effective 6/18/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.70 RCW.
315-34-090Prizes for Double Lotto. [Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 96-15-054, § 315-34-090, filed 7/15/96, effective 8/15/96.] Repealed by WSR 05-12-005, filed 5/18/05, effective 6/18/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.70 RCW.
315-34-100Double Lotto ticket purchases. [Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 96-15-054, § 315-34-100, filed 7/15/96, effective 8/15/96.] Repealed by WSR 05-12-005, filed 5/18/05, effective 6/18/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.70 RCW.


315-34-010
Definitions for Lotto.

(1) Number: Any play integer from 1 through 49 inclusive.
(2) Game grids: A field of 49 numbers found on the play slip.
(3) Play: One selection of six numbers.
(4) Set: Two plays.
(5) Play slip: A mark-sensitive game card used by players of Lotto to select plays.
(6) Lotto ticket: A computer-generated receipt evidencing payment for two or more plays in the Lotto game. Tickets shall be issued by a licensed lottery retailer and shall list the set of six-number plays that belong to the ticket holder.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.70 RCW. WSR 05-12-005, § 315-34-010, filed 5/18/05, effective 6/18/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 96-15-054, § 315-34-010, filed 7/15/96, effective 8/15/96; WSR 92-11-033, § 315-34-010, filed 5/15/92, effective 6/15/92; WSR 90-19-048, § 315-34-010, filed 9/14/90, effective 10/15/90.]



315-34-020
Price of Lotto play.

The price of each Lotto play shall be $.50 and shall be sold only in sets for $1.00.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.70 RCW. WSR 05-12-005, § 315-34-020, filed 5/18/05, effective 6/18/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 96-15-054, § 315-34-020, filed 7/15/96, effective 8/15/96; WSR 92-11-033, § 315-34-020, filed 5/15/92, effective 6/15/92; WSR 90-19-048, § 315-34-020, filed 9/14/90, effective 10/15/90.]



315-34-030
Play for Lotto.

(1) Type of play: A Lotto player must select six numbers in each play. A winning play is achieved only when 3, 4, 5, or 6 of the numbers selected by the player match, in any order, the six winning numbers drawn by the lottery.
(2) Method of play: The player will use play slips to make number selections. The lottery terminal will read the play slip and issue ticket(s) with corresponding plays. If a play slip is not available, the lottery retailer may enter the selected numbers via the keyboard. A player may choose to have the number selections made by the lottery terminal, a random number generator operated by the computer, commonly referred to as "quick pick."
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.70 RCW. WSR 05-12-005, § 315-34-030, filed 5/18/05, effective 6/18/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 90-19-048, § 315-34-030, filed 9/14/90, effective 10/15/90.]



315-34-040
Prizes for Lotto.

(1) The prize amounts to be paid to each Lotto player who selects a winning combination of numbers in the first, second, third, and fourth prize categories are as follows:
winning
combinations
prize
categories
prize amounts
odds of winning
(one play)
All six winning
numbers in one
play
First Prize
Jackpot
1:13,983,816
Any five but
not six winning
numbers in one
play
Second Prize
$1,000
1:54,201
Any four but
not five or six winning numbers
in one play
Third Prize
$30
1:1,033
Any three but not
four, five or six
winning numbers
in one play
Fourth Prize
$3
1:57
(2) Prize amounts.
(a) First prize (jackpot). All first prizes will be the amount announced by the director as the Lotto jackpot. The jackpot will be divided equally among all players who selected all six winning numbers in one play (in any sequence).
(b) Second prize. The second prize will be $1,000, which will be paid to each player who selected five of the six winning numbers in one play (in any sequence).
(c) Third prize. The third prize will be $30, which will be paid to each player who selected four of the six winning numbers in one play (in any sequence).
(d) Fourth prize. A $3.00 prize is to be paid to each player who selected three of the six winning numbers in one play (in any sequence).
(e) The holder of a winning ticket may win only one prize per play in connection with the winning numbers drawn and shall be entitled only to the highest prize category won by those numbers.
(f) In the event any player who has selected three, four, five, or six of the six winning numbers does not claim the prize won within one hundred eighty days after the drawing in which the prize was won, that player's prize shall be retained in the state lottery account for further use as prizes, pursuant to RCW 67.70.190.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.70 RCW. WSR 05-12-005, § 315-34-040, filed 5/18/05, effective 6/18/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 03-23-097, § 315-34-040, filed 11/17/03, effective 11/17/03; WSR 01-17-022, § 315-34-040, filed 8/6/01, effective 9/6/01; WSR 97-24-076, § 315-34-040, filed 12/2/97, effective 1/2/98; WSR 96-15-054, § 315-34-040, filed 7/15/96, effective 8/15/96; WSR 94-07-029, § 315-34-040, filed 3/8/94, effective 4/8/94; WSR 93-03-008, § 315-34-040, filed 1/8/93, effective 2/8/93; WSR 92-11-033, § 315-34-040, filed 5/15/92, effective 6/15/92; WSR 92-07-014, § 315-34-040, filed 3/6/92, effective 4/6/92; WSR 90-19-048, § 315-34-040, filed 9/14/90, effective 10/15/90.]



315-34-050
Ticket purchases.

(1) Lotto tickets may be purchased daily in accordance with a schedule to be determined by the director. Licensed lottery retailers shall sell and redeem tickets only during their normal business hours. Lotto tickets may be purchased only from a licensed lottery retailer.
(2) Lotto tickets shall, on the front of the ticket, contain the player's selection of numbers, amount, game grids played, drawing date, ticket serial number and reference numbers. The back of the ticket shall contain overall odds of winning, player instructions, player information and signature area, governing statutes and rules, and the ticket stock number.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.70 RCW. WSR 05-12-005, § 315-34-050, filed 5/18/05, effective 6/18/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 01-17-022, § 315-34-050, filed 8/6/01, effective 9/6/01; WSR 97-24-076, § 315-34-050, filed 12/2/97, effective 1/2/98; WSR 90-19-048, § 315-34-050, filed 9/14/90, effective 10/15/90.]



315-34-057
Lotto prize claim and payment methods.

The following sets forth requirements for claims and payment of Lotto prizes:
(1) Claims for prize payment shall be made in accordance with chapter 315-30 WAC.
(2) Prize payments shall be made as follows:
(a) Cash option: When a player claims a jackpot prize or a share of a jackpot prize, the player may elect to be paid a one-time single cash payment of fifty percent of his or her share of the announced jackpot, provided:
(i) The player must elect this cash option within sixty days of the presentation of his or her winning ticket, by following the procedure required by the lottery;
(ii) If the federal tax code is interpreted by federal authorities to require that this cash option be exercised within sixty days of the drawing for the prize, then (a)(i) of this subsection will not apply and instead, the player must elect this cash option within sixty days of the date of the drawing for the prize;
(iii) The player's choice of payment method as designated by signing the appropriate lottery form is final and may not be changed by the player at a later date.
(b) Annuity: A player who chooses not to elect the cash option or who does not elect the cash option within the sixty-day limit will be paid his or her prize in twenty-five annual installment payments.
(3) After the player has made his or her choice of payment method, the lottery will validate the claim, including a debt check pursuant to WAC 315-06-125, and pay the prize as appropriate.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040 (1)(3). WSR 18-17-086, § 315-34-057, filed 8/14/18, effective 9/14/18. Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.70 RCW. WSR 05-12-005, § 315-34-057, filed 5/18/05, effective 6/18/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 01-17-022, § 315-34-057, filed 8/6/01, effective 9/6/01; WSR 99-19-103, § 315-34-057, filed 9/20/99, effective 10/21/99.]



315-34-060
Drawings.

(1) The Lotto drawing may be held each week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Any increase in the number of drawing days shall require amendment of these rules.
(2) The drawing will be conducted by lottery officials.
(3) Each drawing shall randomly select six winning numbers between 1 and 49. The drawing method shall be tested before and after each drawing. Any drawn numbers are not declared winning numbers until the drawing is certified by the lottery. The winning numbers shall be used in determining all Lotto winners for that drawing. If a drawing is not certified, another drawing will be conducted to determine actual winners.
(4) The drawing shall not be invalidated based on the liability of the lottery.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.70 RCW. WSR 05-12-005, § 315-34-060, filed 5/18/05, effective 6/18/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 90-19-048, § 315-34-060, filed 9/14/90, effective 10/15/90.]