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Deadline For Public Comment

Deadline: Dec 02, 2013

The deadline for public comment has expired. Contact the agency or primary contact person listed below for assistance.

Rule Details

Rule Number: 13P039
Title: Powerball Rules - (Effective January 22, 2014)
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Vermont Lottery Commission.
Legal Authority: 31 V.S.A. ยง 654a (a)
Summary: The multiplier feature is returning to Powerball drawings. A qualifying play which wins one of the seven lowest lump sum set prizes will be multiplied by the number selected, either two, three, four, or five in a separate random Power Play drawing announced during the official Powerball drawing show. A qualifying play which wins the Match 5+0 prize will be set at two million dollars, regardless of the multiplier number drawn. Various changes in these rules are due to language and definition updates based on some state lotteries being operated by third parties; ticketless transaction due to subscription play, player groups having multiple winners but just one winning ticket; and lower tier prizes set by state laws instead of Game Group where required.
Persons Affected: The affected parties include Lottery players, licensed retailer agents, Vermont Lottery Commission (VLC) and the State of Vermont Education Fund.
Economic Impact: The economic impact of this Powerball rule change is an expected increase of $220,000 in sales for the game annually. Agency commissions will increase (6 of $220,000) $13,200. Gaming vendor charge will increase (2.9763 of $220,000) $6,500. Profit to the Education Fund will increase approximately (30 of $220,000) $66,000. If this rule is not adopted, the Lottery would have to stop selling Powerball tickets resulting in a decrease of profit to the Education Fund of approximately $3,300,000 annually.
Posting date: Oct 23,2013

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
11-25-2013 10:00 AM   
Location: Vermont Lottery Headquarters
Address: 1311 US RTE 302, Suite 100
City: Barre
State: VT
Zip: 05641
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Carole Lacasse    
Agency: Vermont Lottery Commission.    
Address: 1311 US RTE 302, Suite 100    
City: Barre    
State: VT    
Zip: 05641    
Telephone: 802-479-5686    
Fax: 802-479-4294    
Email: 
carole.lacasse@state.vt.us
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://www.vtlottery.com
     
 
   
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Greg Smith    
Agency: Vermont Lottery Commission.    
Address: 1311 US RTE 302, Suite 100    
City: Barre    
State: VT    
Zip: 05641    
Telephone: 802-479-5686    
Fax: 802-479-4294    
Email: 
gsmith@vtlottery.com
     
 
   
       

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