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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 9TEXAS LOTTERY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 401ADMINISTRATION OF STATE LOTTERY ACT
SUBCHAPTER DLOTTERY GAME RULES
RULE §401.316"Daily 4" Draw Game Rule

(a) Daily 4™. The executive director is authorized to conduct a game known as "Daily 4." The executive director may issue further directives and procedures for the conduct of Daily 4 that are consistent with this rule. In the case of conflict, this rule takes precedence over §401.304 of this title (relating to Draw Game Rules (General)).

(b) Definitions. In addition to the definitions provided in §401.301 of this title (relating to General Definitions), and unless the context in this rule otherwise requires, the following definitions apply.

  (1) Daily 4 Play--A play other than a Daily 4 plus FIREBALL play consists of:

    (A) the selection of a play type;

    (B) the selection of a Daily 4 base play amount of $.50, $1, $2, $3, $4 or $5;

    (C) the selection of a draw date and time;

    (D) the selection of numbers in accordance with this section; and

    (E) the purchase of a ticket evidencing those selections.

  (2) Daily 4 plus FIREBALL Play--A Daily 4 plus FIREBALL play refers to a play purchased as part of the Daily 4 plus FIREBALL add-on feature fully described in subsection (h) of this section. A Daily 4 FIREBALL number is the additional number drawn from 0 to 9 that is used to replace any one of the four Daily 4 winning numbers to make FIREBALL prize winning combinations. The Daily 4 plus FIREBALL option cannot be purchased independently of a Daily 4 play.

  (3) Playboard--Four fields of numbers found on the playslip, with each field containing 10 numbers from 0 to 9.

(c) Play types.

  (1) Daily 4 may include the following play types: straight, box, straight/box, combo, front-pair, mid-pair, back-pair, and Daily 4 plus FIREBALL.

    (A) A "straight" play is a winning play if the player's four single-digit numbers match in exact order the four single-digit numbers drawn in the applicable drawing.

    (B) A "box" play is a winning play if the player's four single-digit numbers match in any order the four single-digit numbers drawn in the applicable drawing.

      (i) A box play may be a 4-way box play, a 6-way box play, a 12-way box play, or a 24-way box play.

        (I) A box play is a 4-way box play when box play is selected as the play type in connection with a set of four single-digit numbers that includes three occurrences of one single-digit number and one occurrence of one other single-digit number. A 4-way box play involves four possible winning combinations.

        (II) A box play is a 6-way box play when box play is selected as the play type in connection with a set of four single-digit numbers that includes two occurrences of one single-digit number and two occurrences of another single-digit number. A 6-way box play involves six possible winning combinations.

        (III) A box play is a 12-way box play when box play is selected as the play type in connection with a set of four single-digit numbers that includes two occurrences of one single-digit number and one occurrence of two other single-digit numbers. A 12-way box play involves 12 possible winning combinations.

        (IV) A box play is a 24-way box play when box play is selected as the play type in connection with a set of four single-digit numbers that includes a single occurrence of four different single-digit numbers. A 24-way box play involves 24 possible winning combinations.

      (ii) Box play is not permitted in connection with a set of numbers that includes four occurrences of one single-digit number.

    (C) A "straight/box" play is a winning play either if the player's four single-digit numbers match in exact order the numbers drawn in the applicable drawing or if the player's four single-digit numbers match in any order the numbers drawn in the applicable drawing. The prize amount is greater if the player's four single-digit numbers match in exact order the numbers drawn in the applicable drawing.

      (i) A straight/box play may be a 4-way straight/box play, a 6-way straight/box play, a 12-way straight/box play, or a 24-way straight/box play.

        (I) A straight/box play is a 4-way straight/box play when straight/box play is selected in connection with a set of four single-digit numbers that includes three occurrences of one single-digit number and one occurrence of one other single-digit number. A 4-way straight/box play involves four possible winning combinations.

        (II) A straight/box play is a 6-way straight/box play when straight/box play is selected in connection with a set of four single-digit numbers that includes two occurrences of one single-digit number and two occurrences of another single-digit number. A 6-way straight/box play involves six possible winning combinations.

        (III) A straight/box play is a 12-way straight/box play when straight/box play is selected in connection with a set of four single-digit numbers that includes two occurrences of one single-digit number and one occurrence of two other single-digit numbers. A 12-way straight/box play involves 12 possible winning combinations.

        (IV) A straight/box play is a 24-way straight/box play when straight/box play is selected in connection with a set of four single-digit numbers that includes a single occurrence of four different single-digit numbers. A 24-way straight/box play involves 24 possible winning combinations.

      (ii) Straight/box play is not permitted in connection with a set of numbers that includes four occurrences of one single-digit number.

    (D) A "combo" play combines into a single play all of the possible straight plays that can be played with the four single-digit numbers selected for the play.

      (i) A combo play may be a 4-way combo play, a 6-way combo play, a 12-way combo play, or a 24-way combo play.

        (I) 4-way combo play is a combo play in connection with a set of four single-digit numbers that includes three occurrences of one single-digit number and one occurrence of one other single-digit number. A four-way combo play involves four possible winning combinations.

        (II) 6-way combo play is a combo play in connection with a set of four single-digit numbers that includes two occurrences of one single-digit number and two occurrences of another single-digit number. A six-way combo play involves six possible winning combinations.

        (III) 12-way combo play is a combo play in connection with a set of four single-digit numbers that includes two occurrences of one single-digit number and one occurrence of two other single-digit numbers. A 12-way combo play involves 12 possible winning combinations.

        (IV) 24-way combo play is a combo play in connection with a set of four single-digit numbers that includes a single occurrence of four different single-digit numbers. A 24-way combo play involves 24 possible winning combinations.

      (ii) Combo play is not permitted in connection with a set of numbers that includes four occurrences of one single-digit number.

    (E) Pair play.

      (i) A "front-pair" play is a winning play if the player's two single-digit numbers match in exact order the first two single-digit numbers drawn in the applicable drawing.

      (ii) A "mid-pair" play is a winning play if the player's two single-digit numbers match in exact order the second and third single-digit numbers drawn in the applicable drawing.

      (iii) A "back-pair" play is a winning play if the player's two single-digit numbers match in exact order the last two single-digit numbers drawn in the applicable drawing.

    (F) A Daily 4 plus FIREBALL play wins a FIREBALL prize for each winning combination of numbers created by replacing any one of the four Daily 4 winning numbers with the Daily 4 FIREBALL number for that drawing, as determined by the selected play type and wager amount.

  (2) The executive director may allow or disallow any type of play described in this subsection.

(d) Plays and tickets.

  (1) A ticket may be sold only by a retailer and only at the location listed on the retailer's license. A ticket sold by a person other than a retailer is not valid.

  (2) The selection of numbers for a straight play, a box play, a straight/box play, or a combo play involves the selection of four single-digit numbers, with each selected from the numbers 0 to 9.

  (3) The selection of numbers for a front-pair play, a mid-pair play, or a back-pair play involves the selection of two single-digit numbers, with each selected from the numbers 0 to 9.

  (4) The cost of a play varies according to the play type selected for the play and the base play amount selected for the play.

    (A) The cost of a straight play is the same as the base play amount selected for the play.

    (B) The cost of a box play is the same as the base play amount selected for the play.

    (C) The cost of a straight/box play is:

      (i) $1 if the base play amount selected for the play is $.50;

      (ii) $2 if the base play amount selected for the play is $1;

      (iii) $4 if the base play amount selected for the play is $2;

      (iv) $6 if the base play amount selected for the play is $3;

      (v) $8 if the base play amount selected for the play is $4; or

      (vi) $10 if the base play amount selected for the play is $5.

    (D) The cost of a combo play is determined by multiplying the base play amount selected for the play by the number of winning combinations possible with the four single-digit numbers selected for the play.

    (E) The cost of a front-pair, mid-pair, or back-pair play is the same as the base play amount selected for the play.

    (F) The cost of a Daily 4 plus FIREBALL play is equal to the cost of the connected Daily 4 wager for the base game, thereby doubling the purchase. The cost of a Daily 4 plus FIREBALL play is in addition to the cost of the Daily 4 play with which the Daily 4 plus FIREBALL play is connected.

  (5) The cost of a ticket is determined by the total cost of the plays evidenced by the ticket.

  (6) A player may purchase one or more plays for any one or more of the next 24 drawings after the purchase and may purchase up to 24 consecutive plays for a drawing time.

  (7) A retailer shall issue a ticket as evidence of one or more plays. A ticket must show the numbers, play type and base play amount selected for each play; the number of plays, the draw date(s) for which the plays were purchased; the cost of the ticket, and the security and transaction serial numbers. Tickets must be printed on official Texas Lottery paper stock, or, for third-party point-of-sale systems approved by the commission, printed on paper stock or otherwise issued in a manner approved by the commission to provide tangible evidence of participation in a lottery game.

  (8) The purchaser is responsible for verifying the accuracy of the numbers and other selections shown on a ticket.

  (9) An unsigned winning ticket is payable to the holder or bearer of the ticket if the ticket meets all applicable validation requirements.

(e) Cancellation of plays. A retailer may cancel a Daily 4 play, including a Daily 4 plus FIREBALL play, only in accordance with the following provisions:

  (1) The ticket evidencing the play must have been sold at the retail location at which it is cancelled;

  (2) The retailer must have possession of the ticket evidencing the play;

  (3) All Daily 4 plays evidenced by a single ticket must be cancelled;

  (4) Cancellation must occur no later than 60 minutes after sale of the ticket evidencing the play;

  (5) Cancellation must occur before the beginning of the next draw break after the sale of the ticket evidencing the play;

  (6) Cancellation must occur before midnight on the day the ticket evidencing the play was sold; and

  (7) the play was not generated as part of a promotion.

(f) Drawings.

  (1) Daily 4 drawings shall be held four times a day, Monday through Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., 12:27 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 10:12 p.m. Central Time. The executive director may change the drawing schedule, if necessary.

  (2) At each Daily 4 drawing, four single-digit numbers shall be drawn for the base game. Each single-digit number will be drawn from a set that includes a single occurrence of all ten single-digit numbers (0 to 9). After the base game drawing, the Daily 4 FIREBALL number will be randomly drawn from a set of 10 numbered balls (0 to 9).

  (3) Numbers drawn and the order in which the numbers are drawn must be certified by the commission in accordance with the commission's draw procedures.

  (4) The numbers selected in a drawing and the order of the numbers selected in the drawing shall be used to determine all winners for that drawing.

  (5) Each drawing shall be witnessed by an independent certified public accountant. All drawing equipment used shall be examined by a lottery drawing representative and the independent certified public accountant immediately before each drawing and immediately after each drawing.

(g) Prizes.

Cont'd...

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