The following definitions apply to all parts of these Rules unless the context requires a different meaning or is otherwise inconsistent with the intention of these rules adopted by the Product Group. Capitalized terms used but not defined in these rules shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the MUSL Agreement.
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A multi-draw ticket or ticketless transaction with one or more Plays for only seven (7) consecutive draws or only multiples of seven (7) consecutive draws shall qualify for double prizes won on the included Tuesday draw as found in Expected Prize Payout Percentages. Plays purchased for any number of draws other than in multiples of seven (7) draws shall not qualify for double prizes won on any Tuesday.
Unless otherwise permitted by the selling lottery, a ticket (subject to the validation requirements set forth in (Play Validation)) or properly registered ticketless transaction shall be the only proof of a game Play or Plays and the submission of a winning ticket to the issuing Party Lottery or its authorized agent shall be the sole method of claiming a prize or prizes. A Play Slip has no pecuniary or prize value and shall not constitute evidence of Play purchase or of numbers selected. A terminal-produced paper receipt has no pecuniary or prize value and shall not constitute evidence of Play purchase or of numbers selected.
Per 27.4(a), once a Play is recorded on the CGS, it may not be cancelled at any time. Any cancelled “Request for Play” shall not be include in sales data report to MUSL.
Returned Plays may not be cancelled or voided. Returned Plays are not reported to MUSL.
The Selling Lottery Must remit its required prize pool contributions on all Plays accepted as returned Plays by the Selling Lottery.
Returned Plays may not be claimed for a prize by any person or entity, including the Selling Lottery. Any prizes which would have been won on a Returned Play shall become an unclaimed prize at the end of the prize claim period.
A Selling Lottery, at its sole discretion, may develop an approved method of managing Incomplete Transaction Plays, subject to these provisions.
Incomplete Transaction Plays may not be cancelled or voided.
The Selling Lottery must remit its required prize pool contributions on any Incomplete Transaction Plays. At its sole discretion, the Selling Lottery may develop a method of compensation Retailers for Incomplete Transaction Plays if Retailers are required to reimburse Selling Lotteries for prize pool contributions.
Incomplete Transaction Plays may not be claimed for a prize by any person or entity including the Retailer. Any prize which cannot be claimed as a prize under this Rule but would otherwise have been won on an Incomplete Transaction Play shall become an unclaimed prize at the end of the prize claim period of the drawing for which the Incomplete Transaction Play was recorded. Incomplete Transaction Plays are not reported to MUSL.
Selling Lotteries may compensate a Retailer for the loss from theft if a Selling Lottery, solely at is discretion, determines to assume such a loss, but Stolen Plays cannot be cancelled or voided.
Ownership of Stolen Plays, and whether any party has a right to claim prizes on Stolen Plays, shall be determined by the rules of the Selling Lottery.
In the event of a matrix change, the Selling Lottery that issued the ticketless transaction will determine the option(s) available to ticketless transaction purchasers from that Selling Lottery for the balance of Plays remaining on their ticketless transactions effective as of the date of the matrix change.
The above prize reserve accounts may have maximum balance amounts or balance limit triggers that are set by the Product Group and are detailed in the Comments to this Rule.
The maximum balance amounts and balance limit triggers are subject to review by the MUSL Board Finance and Audit Committee. The Finance and Audit Committee shall have two weeks to state objections, if any, to the approved maximum balance amounts or balance limiter triggers. Approved maximum balance amounts or balance limiter triggers shall become effective no sooner than two weeks after notice is given to the Finance and Audit Committee and no objection is stated or sooner if the Committee affirmatively approves the maximum balance amounts or balance limiter triggers. The Group may appeal the Committee’s objections to the full Board. Group approved changes in the maximum balance amounts or balance limiter triggers set by the Product Group shall be effective only after the next Grand Prize win.
Contribution rates to prize pools and prize reserve account(s) are as follows
The Product Group may determine to expend all or a portion of the funds in the 2by2 prize pools and the prize reserve accounts (except the GPP):
The prize reserve shares of a Party Lottery may be adjusted with refunds to the Party Lottery from the prize reserve account(s) as may be needed to maintain the approved maximum balance and sales percentage shares of the Party Lotteries.
A Party Lottery may contribute to its sales percentage share of prize reserve accounts over time, but in the event of a draw down from a prize reserve account, a Party Lottery is responsible for its full sales percentage share of the prize reserve account, whether or not it has been paid in full.
Any amount remaining in the 2by2 prize pools or prize reserve accounts when the Product Group declares the end of the game shall be returned to the lotteries participating in the prize pool and reserve accounts after the end of all claim periods of all Selling Lotteries, carried forward to a replacement game, or otherwise expended in a manner at the election of the individual Members of the Product Group in accordance with jurisdiction statute.
For all Plays that are not Double Tuesday qualifying Plays:For all Double Tuesday qualifying Plays:
Comment. For example, if there are seven (7) standard grand prize winning Plays and four (4) double Tuesday grand prize winning Plays, then each standard winning Play shall receive ten elevenths (10/11) times the (Total of the twenty-two thousand dollar ($22,000.00) payout) divided by (Number of twenty-two thousand dollar ($22,000.00) prize winners) and each double Tuesday winning Play shall receive ten elevenths (10/11) times the (Total of the forty-four thousand dollar ($44,000.00) payout) divided by (Number of forty-four thousand dollar ($44,000.00) prize winners).
The SPP shall be carried forward to subsequent draws if all or a portion of it is not needed to pay the prizes awarded in the current draw.
If the total of the Set Prizes awarded in a drawing exceeds the percentage of the Set Prize pool allocated to the prizes, then the amount needed to fund the Set Prizes awarded shall be drawn from the following sources, in the following order:
If, after these sources are depleted, there are not sufficient funds to pay the Set Prizes, then the highest Set Prize shall become a pari-mutuel prize. If the amount of the highest Set Prize, when paid on a pari-mutuel basis, drops to or below the next highest Set Prize and there are still not sufficient funds to pay the remaining set prizes awarded, then the next highest Set Prize shall become a pari-mutuel prize. This procedure shall continue down through all Set Prize levels, if necessary, until all Set Prize levels become pari-mutuel prize levels. In that instance, the money available from the funding sources listed in this rule shall be divided among the winning Plays in proportion to their respective prize percentages, with the exception that a “free Play” prize shall always at a minimum be a “free Play” prize.
The payment of a Grand Prize shall not be made by a Party Lottery until after receiving authorization to pay from the MUSL central office. Funds may be advanced by the Party Lottery for payment of prizes before the funds are received from MUSL.
To be a valid Play and eligible to receive a prize, a Play’s ticket or ticketless transaction shall satisfy all the requirements established by a Party Lottery for validation of winning Plays sold through its computer gaming system and any other validation requirements adopted by the Product Group, the MUSL Board, and published as the Confidential MUSL Minimum Game Security Standards. The MUSL and the Party Lotteries shall not be responsible for tickets or ticketless transactions that are altered in any manner.
Under no circumstances will a claim be paid for any prize without an official 2by2 ticket (or validly registered ticketless transaction) matching all game Play, serial number and other validation data residing in the Selling Lottery’s computer gaming system and such ticket (or validly registered ticketless transaction) shall be the only valid proof of the wager placed and the only valid receipt for claiming or redeeming such prize.
In addition to the above, in order to be deemed a valid, winning Play, unless the Play is a validly registered ticketless transaction, all of the following conditions must be met:
A Play submitted for validation that fails any of the preceding validation conditions shall be considered void, subject to the following determinations:
The Product Group, MUSL and the Party Lotteries shall not be responsible to a prize claimant for Plays redeemed in error by a selling agent or retailer.
Winners are determined by the numbers drawn and certified by the independent auditor responsible for auditing the 2by2 draw. The Product Group, MUSL and the Party Lotteries shall not be responsible for 2by2 winning numbers reported in error.
A Play or share for a game issued by this Product Group through any of its Party Lotteries shall not be purchased by, and a prize won by any such Play or share shall not be paid to:
Those persons designated by a Party Lottery’s law as ineligible to play its games shall also be ineligible to play the 2by2 game in that Party Lottery’s jurisdiction.
In purchasing a Play, or attempting to claim a prize, purchasers and prize claimants agree to comply with and abide by all applicable laws, rules, regulations, procedures, and decisions of the Party Lottery where the Play was purchased, and by directives and determinations of the director of that Party Lottery.
A prize claimant agrees, as its sole and exclusive remedy that claims arising out of a 2by2 Play can only be pursued against the Selling Lottery which issued the Play. Litigation, if any, shall only be maintained within the jurisdiction in which the 2by2 Play was purchased and only against the Selling Lottery that issued the Play. No claim shall be made against any other Participating Lottery or against the MUSL.
Nothing in these Rules shall be construed as a waiver of any defense or claim the Selling Lottery which issued the Play, any other Participating Lottery or MUSL may have in any litigation, including in the event a player or prize claimant pursues litigation against the Selling Lottery, any other Participating Lottery or MUSL, or their respective officers, directors or employees.
All decisions made by a Selling Lottery, including the declaration of prizes and the payment thereof and the interpretation of 2by2 Rules, shall be final and binding on all Play purchasers and on every person making a prize claim in respect thereof, but only in the jurisdiction where the 2by2 Play was issued.
Unless the laws, rules, regulations, procedures, and decisions of the Lottery which issued the Play provide otherwise, no prize shall be paid upon a Play purchased, claimed or sold in violation of these Rules or the laws, rules, regulations, procedures, and decisions of that Selling Lottery; any such prize claimed but unpaid shall constitute an unclaimed prize under these Rules and the laws, rules, regulations, procedures, and decisions of that Selling Lottery.
d)Limited to Highest 2by2 Prize Won.
The holder of a winning Play may win only one (1) prize per Play in connection with the winning numbers drawn, and shall be entitled only to the prize won by those numbers in the highest matching prize category. All liability for a 2by2 prize are discharged upon payment of a prize claim.
e)Prize Claim Period. Claims for all prize categories, including the Grand Prize, must be submitted within one-hundred and eighty days (180) after the date of the drawing in which the prize was won. If a valid claim is not made for a cash prize within the applicable period, the cash prize shall constitute an unclaimed prize.