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DIVISION 81

PICK 4

177-081-0000

Definitions

For the purposes of division 81, the following definitions apply except as otherwise specifically provided in OAR chapter 177 or unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Exchange ticket” means a computer-generated, printed paper issued by a terminal to replace a game ticket that had been purchased for play in consecutive Pick 4 drawings and was validated as a winning ticket before the latest drawing appearing on the game ticket. An exchange ticket shall contain the exact game play and future drawing date(s) appearing on the validated game ticket it is replacing and shall have all other characteristics of a game ticket except as otherwise stated in these rules. An exchange ticket shall not contain a ticket price.

(2) “Easy 4 combo” means a specific match choice option as described in OAR 177-081-0080(1) in which there are six possible ways to match two to four numbers in exact order.

(3) “Game play” means the number or group of numbers and the order in which they occur appearing on a ticket for a particular drawing which shall be compared to the winning numbers and the order of the winning numbers, selected at the drawing(s) appearing on the ticket, to determine any prize payment for which the ticket may be redeemed.

(4) “Match Choice” means one or more of the seven Pick 4 game play selections offered by the Lottery as described in OAR 177-081-0080(1). The Match Choice options include the following:

(a) Option A -- All four game play numbers match the Lottery’s numbers in the exact order;

(b) Option B -- All four game play numbers match the Lottery’s numbers in any order;

(c) Option C -- Easy 4 Combo;

(d) Option D -- First three game play numbers match the Lottery’s numbers in the exact order;

(e) Option E -- Last three game play numbers match the Lottery’s numbers in exact order;

(f) Option F -- First three game play numbers match the Lottery’s numbers in any order; and

(g) Option G -- Last three game play numbers match the Lottery’s numbers in any order.

(5) “Quick Pick” means the random selection of numbers by a terminal which appear as the game play on a ticket.

(6) “Draw game terminal” or “Terminal” has the meaning set forth in OAR 177-070-0005(4).

(7) “Winning numbers” means the four single-digit numbers, each from zero to nine, and the order in which they occur, that are selected at each drawing that is used to determine winning game plays contained on the game tickets.

Stat. Auth.: OR Const. Art. XV Sec. (4) & ORS 461
Stats. Implemented: ORS 461.210, 461. 220, 461.240 & 461. 250
Hist.: LOTT 2-2000, f. 3-31-00, cert. ef. 4-3-00; LOTT 17-2002(Temp), f. 9-6-02, cert. ef. 9-9-02 thru 3-6-03; LOTT 28-2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-25-02; LOTT 6-2009, f. 9-28-09, cert. ef. 10-1-09

177-081-0010

Game Description

(1) General: Pick 4 is a game based on four-digit numbers in which a player selects:

(a) A single number from each of four columns of single-digit numbers from zero to nine. The player has the option of selecting a Quick Pick or choosing his or her own number selections;

(b) One or more Match Choices from the seven possible Match Choice options; and

(c) A wager of at least $1.00.

(2) Sequence of Numbers: The player’s four number selections form a specific four-digit number sequence from left to right. The player’s number selections and subsequent Match Choices which match the winning numbers and the order of the winning numbers in accordance with OAR 177-081-0080(1) selected at the drawing(s) on the date(s) indicated on the player’s ticket determine any prize amount won.

(3) Place of Purchase: A Pick 4 Ticket may only be sold by and purchased from a Lottery retailer authorized to sell Pick 4 tickets, or a Lottery sales location.

Stat. Auth.: OR Const. Art. XV Sec. (4) & ORS 461
Stats. Implemented: ORS 461.210, 461. 220, 461.240 & 461. 250
Hist.: LOTT 2-2000, f. 3-31-00, cert. ef. 4-3-00; LOTT 17-2002(Temp), f. 9-6-02, cert. ef. 9-9-02 thru 3-6-03; LOTT 28-2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-25-02; LOTT 6-2009, f. 9-28-09, cert. ef. 10-1-09; LOTT 6-2009, f. 9-28-09, cert. ef. 10-1-09; LOTT 7-2009, f. 9-28-09, cert. ef. 10-1-09

177-081-0020

Price

The price of a ticket shall be determined by the amount of money a player chooses to wager on the game play selected, multiplied by the number of drawings in which the ticket will be played.

(1) Price -- Clerk-Operated Terminal: The price of a ticket for a single drawing purchased through a clerk-operated terminal shall range from a minimum of $1.00 to a maximum of $7.00 in $.50 increments.

(2) Price -- Player-Operated Terminal: The price of a ticket for a single drawing purchased through a player-operated terminal shall range from a minimum of $1.00 to a maximum of $7.00 in $1.00 increments. When a player requests a Quick Pick from a player-operated terminal the only wager possible is $1.00.

(3) Tickets for Multiple Drawings: A player may purchase a ticket for a single drawing or for future consecutive drawings up to the maximum permitted by the Lottery. The price of a ticket is determined by multiplying the number of drawings in which the ticket will be played by the total wager for each drawing. The minimum ticket price for a ticket containing consecutive drawings is $2.00 ($1 x 2 consecutive drawings = $2). A game slip indicating a price of less than $1.00 or a price greater than that permitted by the Lottery shall be automatically rejected by the terminal.

(4) Whole Dollar Amounts: Notwithstanding sections (1) through (3) of this rule, the price of a ticket for consecutive drawings purchased through a player-operated terminal must be in whole dollar amounts. For example, a $1.50 wager placed for two consecutive drawings is permitted because it equals a $3.00 total game play wager. A $1.50 wager placed for three consecutive drawings is not permitted because it equals a $4.50 total game play wager.

Stat. Auth.: OR Const. Art. XV Sec. (4) & ORS 461
Stats. Implemented: ORS 461.210, 461. 220, 461.240 & 461.250
Hist.: LOTT 2-2000, f. 3-31-00, cert. ef. 4-3-00; LOTT 17-2002(Temp), f. 9-6-02, cert. ef. 9-9-02 thru 3-6-03; LOTT 28-2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-25-02; LOTT 8-2008(Temp), f. 11-21-08, cert. ef. 11-23-08 thru 5-16-09; LOTT 2-2009, f. 2-27-09, cert. ef. 3-1-09

177-081-0030

Ticket Purchase, Characteristics, and Restrictions

(1) General: Pick 4 tickets may be purchased everyday of the year during the hours of operation of the Lottery’s central computer system and a Lottery retailer’s business hours of operation.

(2) Ticket Purchase: Tickets may be purchased either from a terminal operated by a retailer, i.e., a clerk-operated terminal, or from a terminal operated by the player, i.e., a player-operated terminal. To play Pick 4, a player must either:

(a) Complete a game slip for input into a clerk-operated terminal or player-operated terminal;

(b) Request a Quick Pick or manual numbers selection from a clerk; or

(c) Request a Quick Pick using a player-operated terminal.

(3) Completing a Game Slip:

(a) A player must choose a game play by one of two methods:

(A) A player must select four numbers, one each from four columns of numbers from zero to nine on the game slip; or

(B) The player may select the Quick Pick option.

(b) A player must also complete the selection of the Match Choice option(s) on the game slip.

(c) A player must indicate if the game play is for consecutive drawings.

(4) Purchasing a Ticket from a Clerk-Operated Terminal:

(a) After the player completes a game slip and submits it along with the price of the ticket to the clerk, the clerk shall use the terminal to issue a ticket to the player.

(b) Alternately, the player may request that a clerk, without using a game slip, electronically submit a player’s game play request through the terminal for a Quick Pick number selection or manually enter the player’s four numbers, and request game play for a single drawing or consecutive drawings. A wager submitted by a clerk through the terminal without a game slip can only be made on the Easy 4 Combo Match Choice.

(5) Purchasing a Ticket from a Player-Operated Terminal: A player may purchase a ticket from a player-operated terminal by following the instructions appearing on the screen of the terminal. Once the player has completed the game slip and inserted it and paid the price of the ticket into the terminal, the terminal will issue a ticket to the player. The player may also request a Quick Pick without using a game slip by using the player-operated terminal. A player requesting a Quick Pick from a player-operated terminal without using a game slip must play the Easy 4 Combo Match Choice and the number of consecutive drawings to be played.

(6) Ticket Restrictions: A player cannot place an “All 4 in Any Order” wager when all 4 numbers are the same, a “First 3 in Any Order” wager when all 3 numbers are the same, or a “Last 3 in Any Order” wager when all 3 numbers are the same. Any of the aforementioned shall be automatically rejected by the terminal.

Stat. Auth.: OR Const. Art. XV Sec. (4) & ORS 461
Stats. Implemented: ORS 461.210, 461. 220, 461.240 & 461. 250
Hist.: LOTT 2-2000, f. 3-31-00, cert. ef. 4-3-00; LOTT 17-2002(Temp), f. 9-6-02, cert. ef. 9-9-02 thru 3-6-03; LOTT 28-2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-25-02; LOTT 6-2009, f. 9-28-09, cert. ef. 10-1-09

177-081-0040

Cancellation of Tickets

A player may cancel a Pick 4 ticket for a single drawing or consecutive drawings. To cancel a ticket, a player must follow the procedure in OAR 177-046-0060.

Stat. Auth.: Or. Const. Art. XV Sec. (4) & ORS 461
Stats. Implemented: ORS 461.210, ORS 461. 220, ORS 461.240 & ORS 461. 250
Hist.: LOTT 2-2000, f. 3-31-00 , cert. ef. 4-3-00; LOTT 17-2002(Temp), f. 9-6-02, cert. ef. 9-9-02 thru 3-6-03; LOTT 28-2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-25-02

177-081-0050

Drawings

Effective February 11, 2002, drawings shall generally occur 7-days a week at 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. or as otherwise authorized by the Director. Each drawing shall randomly select a specific sequence of four numbers, each from zero to nine. The winning numbers selected at each drawing shall be generated through the use of a computer-driven random number generator.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 461 & Or. Const. Art. XV Sec. 4(4)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 461.200
Hist.: LOTT 2-2000, f. 3-31-00 , cert. ef. 4.-3-00; LOTT 2-2002(Temp), f. 1-1-02, cert. ef. 1-11-02 thru 8-2-02; LOTT 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-29-02; LOTT 17-2002(Temp), f. 9-6-02, cert. ef. 9-9-02 thru 3-6-03; LOTT 28-2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-25-02

177-081-0060

Ticket Validation Requirements

(1) For a ticket to be valid and eligible to receive prize payment, the requirements in OAR chapter 177 must be met:

(2) A game ticket containing a winning game play and purchased for play in consecutive drawings may be validated prior to the occurrence of future drawings for which the game ticket was purchased. An exchange ticket shall be issued, at the time the original game ticket is validated, for the remainder of the drawings appearing on the validated game ticket.

Stat. Auth.: Or. Const. Art. XV Sec. (4) & ORS 461
Stats. Implemented: ORS 461.210, ORS 461. 220, ORS 461.240 & ORS 461. 250
Hist.: LOTT 2-2000, f. 3-31-00 , cert. ef. 4.-3-00; LOTT 17-2002(Temp), f. 9-6-02, cert. ef. 9-9-02 thru 3-6-03; LOTT 28-2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-25-02

177-081-0080

Prizes

(1) Prizes for a winning ticket are determined by the ticket's game play and Match Choices which match the winning numbers and the Match Choice criteria established in this section. The prize structure is as follows: [Table not included. See ED. NOTE.]

(2)(a) When the potential, aggregate Pick 4 prize liability resulting from all wagers containing a particular combination of numbers reaches or first exceeds $500,000 in a single drawing, then no further wagers of that number combination shall be accepted by the Lottery gaming system for that drawing.

(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, the Director may, when conditions so warrant as determined in the Director's sole discretion, establish a prize liability threshold that is higher than $500,000 for a single drawing. The Director shall not raise the prize liability limit for a particular drawing once wagers have been curtailed because the prize limit has been reached for that drawing.

(3) The number of prizes for Pick 4 is not pre-determined by the Lottery. The overall prize-percentage payout for Pick 4 prizes is estimated at 60% over time, but the actual prize payout may vary from day-to-day and year-to-year, due to factors that include, but are not limited to, the number of players participating each day and the number of winning wagers.

(4) In the event of a dispute over the determination of a prize, the Lottery's determination is controlling.

(5) Each prize-winning player will be paid in one lump sum.

(6) For each drawing, a player may have more than one winning combination on a single ticket depending on the game play and match choice selected. However, when the Easy 4 Combo Match Choice is selected the player shall receive only the highest single prize for which the player is eligible.

[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: Or. Const. Art. XV Sec. (4) & ORS 461
Stats. Implemented: ORS 461.210, ORS 461. 220, ORS 461.240 & 461. 250
Hist.: LOTT 2-2000, f. 3-31-00 , cert. ef. 4.-3-00; LOTT 9-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-9-00 thru 4-7-01; LOTT 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 4-6-01; LOTT 17-2002(Temp), f. 9-6-02, cert. ef. 9-9-02 thru 3-6-03; LOTT 28-2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-25-02

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