53ER07-32: Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE™
SUMMARY: This emergency rule describes the on-line game “Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE,” for which the Department of the Lottery will sell tickets beginning May 18, 2007.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE EMERGENCY RULE IS: Faith L. Schneider, Legal Analyst, Department of the Lottery, Capitol Complex, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4011
THE FULL TEXT OF THE EMERGENCY RULE IS:
53ER07-32 Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE™.
(1) How to Play Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE
(a) Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE is an on-line number match game.
(b) Each Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket costs $20.
(c) Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE tickets will go on sale Friday, May 18, 2007. Sales of Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE tickets will cease immediately after the 1,500,000th ticket is sold or at midnight on July 3, 2007, whichever occurs first.
(d) Each Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket will contain a unique ticket number that will be entered automatically into the Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE drawing. Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE tickets will automatically print from the terminal with ticket numbers issued in sequential order from 1 to 1500000 as they are sold around the state. Each Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket will contain only one ticket number. Players cannot select their own ticket numbers.
(e) The overall odds of winning a prize in the Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE drawing depend upon the number of tickets sold and are 1 in 6,329 if all 1,500,000 tickets are sold.
(f) Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE tickets cannot be cancelled.
(2) Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE Drawing and Prizes.
(a) A random computerized drawing from among all Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket numbers issued during the sales period will be held on July 4, 2007 to select 237 numbers. Prizes will be awarded in the order drawn. The first through twelfth numbers drawn will each win $1 million cash. The 13th through 37th numbers drawn will each win $100,000 cash and will be alternates in the order drawn for a $1 million prize in the event a top prize is not claimed within the 180-day claim period. The 38th through 237th numbers drawn will each win $10,000 cash.
(b) The Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE drawing shall be public and witnessed by an accountant employed by an independent certified public accounting firm, as required by Section 24.105(10), Florida Statutes.
(c) The results of the drawing will be revealed on July 4, 2007 and will be available after the drawing on the Lottery’s website at www.flalottery.com, by phone at 1(850)487-7777, or at a lottery retailer.
(3) How to Claim a Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE Prize.
(a) Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE prizes must be claimed by submitting the winning ticket for validation at a Lottery office or retailer within 180 days from the date of the drawing (December 31, 2007) and, if the prize is not paid at that time, by submitting the winning ticket for payment at a Florida Lottery office, as required by the Lottery’s rule governing payment of prizes. Winning Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE tickets will be paid only at a
(b) A claim filed for a $100,000 prize shall also be a contingent claim for a $1 million prize. If a winning Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket bearing any of the first twelve winning numbers is not submitted for validation and payment in accordance with the Lottery’s rule governing payment of prizes, the 13th through 37th prizewinners who have submitted their tickets for validation and payment in accordance with the Lottery’s rule governing payment of prizes constitute contingent winners for the $1 million prize and will be used in the order in which they were drawn to select a winner for the $1 million top prize. The contingent winner will be awarded the cash difference between the $100,000 prize and the $1 million prize.
If applicable, the Lottery will attempt to notify, for a period of two weeks, the first contingent winner drawn in the $100,000 prize category. If the Lottery is unable to contact the first contingent winner, the Lottery will attempt to notify, for a period of two weeks, the second contingent winner drawn. This process will continue until a contingent winner is contacted or the Lottery has exhausted the list of available contingent winners, in which case the $1 million prize will not be awarded.
(c) Payment of all federal, state and/or local taxes will be the responsibility of the winner. Federal withholding taxes will be deducted from all cash payments.
(4) General Information.
(a) Players must be at least 18 years of age. Persons prohibited by Section 24.116. Florida Statutes, from purchasing a
(b) All Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE prizes are subject to the provisions of Chapter 24,
A copy of the current rule can be obtained from the
Specific Authority 24.105(9), 24.109(1) FS. Law Implemented 24.105(9), 24.115(1) FS. History–New 5-11-07.