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WAC 315-38-020

Definitions.

Words and terms set forth below, when used herein, shall have the following meaning unless otherwise indicated:
(1) Annual/annuitized/annuity option: The manner in which the Mega Millions jackpot prize may be paid in thirty consecutive graduated annual installments. Payments shall escalate by a factor of five percent annually, and annual payments shall be rounded to the nearest even $1,000 increment to facilitate the purchase of securities.
(2) Authorized claim center: Any Mega Millions agent or retailer, or party lottery office, in the state where the winning official Mega Millions ticket was purchased.
(3) Cash option: The manner in which the Mega Millions jackpot prize may be paid in a single payment.
(4) Claimant: Any person or entity submitting a claim form within the required time period to collect a prize for an official Mega Millions ticket. A claimant may be the purchaser, the person or entity named on a signed official Mega Millions ticket, the bearer of an unsigned official Mega Millions ticket, or any other person or entity who may seek entitlement to a Mega Millions prize payment in accordance with the Mega Millions rules and party lottery governing laws, policies and rules. No claimant may assert rights different from the rights acquired by the original purchaser at the time of purchase.
(5) Director(s): The chief officers of the party lotteries or any other persons to whom the directors' authority is lawfully delegated.
(6) Multistate agreement: The amended and restated multistate agreement regarding the Mega Millions game, or any subsequent amended agreement, signed by the party lotteries and including the Mega Millions official game rules, finance and operations procedures for Mega Millions, and online drawing procedures for Mega Millions.
(7) Official Mega Millions ticket: A game ticket, produced on official paper stock by a Mega Millions agent or retailer in an authorized manner, bearing player or computer selected numbers, game name, drawing date, amount of wager, and validation data.
(8) Party lottery or lotteries: One or more of the state lotteries authorized to become a member of Mega Millions.
(9) Parimutuel: Total amount of sales allocated to pay prize claimants at the designated prize level, divided among the number of winning official Mega Millions tickets at the designated prize level.
(10) Prize fund: That portion of Mega Millions gross sales set aside for the payment of prizes. The prize fund for any drawing is expected to be fifty percent of sales, but may be higher or lower based upon the number of winners at each set prize level, as well as the funding required to meet the advertised jackpot.
(11) Purchaser(s): Player(s) of Mega Millions who purchase tickets in accordance with Mega Millions rules and party lottery governing laws, policies, and rules.
(12) Quick-pick, auto-pick or easy pick: A player option in which Mega Millions number selections are determined at random by computer software.
(13) Total prize liability: The liability of the participating states in any Mega Millions game prize, or any Mega Millions add-on game prize, will be in accordance with the finance and operations procedures for Mega Millions.
(14) Subscription/season ticket: An extended, multidraw purchase option, which may be offered in Washington state at the discretion of the director of the Washington state lottery, wherein the same set(s) of numbers may be played for a specified number of consecutive drawings (for example, 26, 52 or 104), effective on a future date. Subscription/season tickets are distinguished from multidraw tickets which are effective for specified future drawings and are sold at the retailer level.
(15) Mega Millions agent, sales agent or retailer: A location in one of the states which are party lotteries and which is licensed or contracted and equipped by its respective state lottery to sell official Mega Millions tickets.
(16) Mega Millions panel or play area: That area of an official Mega Millions ticket identified by an alpha character and containing one field of five one-digit or two-digit player or computer selected numbers, and a second field of one one-digit or two-digit player or computer selected number.
(17) Mega Millions play/bet slip: A computer-readable form, printed and issued by each party lottery, used in purchasing an official Mega Millions ticket, with each play area consisting of two fields. One field contains seventy areas/spaces numbered one through seventy; and one field contains twenty-five areas/spaces numbered one through twenty-five.
(18) Mega Millions winning numbers - Five one or two digit numbers from one through seventy, and one or two digit number from one to twenty-five, randomly selected at each Mega Millions drawing, which shall be used to determine winning Mega Millions plays contained on official Mega Millions tickets.
(19) Add-on game: A game that may provide prize amounts in addition to the Mega Millions prizes, other than the Mega Millions jackpot prize.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040 (1), (3). WSR 19-16-015, § 315-38-020, filed 7/25/19, effective 8/25/19. Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.70 RCW. WSR 05-11-050, § 315-38-020, filed 5/13/05, effective 6/13/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 02-15-122, § 315-38-020, filed 7/19/02, effective 8/19/02.]
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