§ 815.49. Procedure for claiming and payment of prizes.

 (a)  A prize shall be claimed only through an on-line numbers sales retailer.

 (b)  An on-line numbers sales retailer is authorized and required to make immediate payment of a prize of $2,500 or less, if the ticket is presented within a designated time period as announced by the Director, on an individual winning ticket, if the sales retailer has sufficient funds available for payment.

 (c)  Winning ticket holders of an individual ticket representing a prize of $2,500 or less shall be paid by participating sales retailers as provided in subsection (b), if the ticket validation requirements in §  815.48 (relating to ticket validation requirements) have been met; a proper validation pay ticket has been issued by the sales retailer’s computer terminal and other procedures have been complied with as outlined in the Agent Operating Procedure for Pennsylvania Lottery Numbers Games and addendums thereof.

 (d)  Winning ticket holders of an individual ticket representing a prize of over $2,500 shall first validate their winning ticket at a participating on-line numbers sales retailer in order to receive a validation ticket and then shall present the winning ticket and the validation ticket to an authorized claim center—on-line numbers sales retailer—under Chapter 811 (relating to prizes).

 (e)  The holder of a winning ticket may only claim and cash a winning ticket after the play dates identified on the winning ticket have expired—drawing held—on future bet tickets.

 (f)  The payment of a prize to a person under 18 years of age and to a person who dies before receiving any or all of a particular prize shall be paid under § §  811.16 and 811.27 (relating to prizes payable after death of prize winner; and payment of prizes to persons under 18 years of age).

 (g)  The Commonwealth will be discharged of liability after the payment of prizes as provided in §  811.26 (relating to discharge of State liability upon payment).


   The provisions of this §  815.49 adopted February 25, 1977, effective February 26, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 529; amended May 18, 1984, effective May 19, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 1716; amended October 12, 1984, effective October 13, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 3759; amended September 2, 1988, effective September 3, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 4007. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (126656).

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