The Ohio Lottery Ten-OH!

Ten-OH! Rules & Regulations

3770:1-9-54 Ohio Lottery Commission Game rule number fifty-four.

(A) Title and term.
Ohio lottery commission game rule number fifty-four, “Pick 10,” shall be conducted at such times and for such periods as the commission may determine. For the purpose of this rule, “sales cycle” shall mean any such period beginning on the date when ticket sales are commenced and continuing through the date established by the director as the final sales date.

(B) General design.

(1) Game rule number fifty-four is a lottery game of the type generally known as a number match game.

(2) Each ticket in game rule number fifty-four shall be imprinted with one set of ten unique numbers from the set of integers one through eighty inclusive, as determined by the choice of the ticket purchaser or the auto pick feature of the on-line gaming computer system, and recorded on the ticket at the time of purchase. All prizes in game rule number fifty-four shall be paid out in a lump sum.

(3) At such times as determined by the director, drawings will be conducted during which twenty unique numbers shall be selected at random from the set of integers one through eighty inclusive. Holders of valid winning tickets for a given drawing bearing no numbers or five to ten numbers drawn in that drawing, shall be entitled to a prize award in accordance with this rule.

(C) Price of tickets. The price of a ticket issued by the commission in game rule number fifty-four shall be one dollar per wager. The player may purchase up to the number of wagers per ticket, or multiples thereof, as designated by the director if a multi-draw wager is requested at the player’s discretion in accordance with the number of game panels and inclusive drawings.

(D) Structure, nature and value of prize awards. Based upon the numbers drawn in each regular drawing for game rule number fifty-four, prizes shall be awarded to holders of valid tickets for that drawing as follows:

(1) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches zero integers, of the twenty integers drawn, the player wins a regular prize award of three dollars.

(2) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches five, and only five, of the twenty integers drawn, the player wins a regular prize award of two dollars.

(3) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches six, and only six, of the twenty integers drawn, the player wins a regular prize award of five dollars.

(4) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches seven, and only seven, of the twenty integers drawn, the player wins a regular prize award of forty dollars.

(5) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches eight, and only eight, of the twenty integers drawn, the player wins a regular prize award of four hundred dollars.

(6) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches nine, and only nine, of the twenty integers drawn, the player wins a regular prize award of six thousand dollars.

(7) For each ticket bearing a selection which matches ten, and only ten, of the twenty integers drawn, the player wins the jackpot prize award of five hundred thousand dollars. The director shall have the discretion to change the prizes and percentages which represent the prize pools in each of the categories referred to in paragraphs (D)(1) through (D)(7) of this rule.

(8) No amounts shall remain in the prize funds described in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(7) of this rule after any given drawing, whether or not a winning ticket was issued for those prizes, and no prize amounts shall be carried forward in the same fund for the next drawing. Any amounts remaining in the prize pools described in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(7) of this rule after any given drawing, due to residual amounts after prize disbursements, shall be retained by the commission.

(9) In a single game rule number fifty-four drawing, a claimant may win in only one prize category per wager as a result of possessing winning numbers, and shall be entitled only to the highest prize level won.

(E) For each individual drawing, there shall be a jackpot payout cap of two million five hundred thousand dollars for tickets bearing selections which match all ten integers drawn. If there are more than five winners matching all ten integers drawn, the total jackpot of two million five hundred thousand dollars shall be divided by the number of winning tickets to determine the amount of the prize award for each winning ticket for that drawing.

(F) Frequency of prize drawings.
Drawings shall be held at times determined by the director.

(G) Manner of prize drawings.

(1) Prize drawings shall be open to the public and may be held at such places in the state that the director shall determine. The director shall inform the public as to the time and place of each prize drawing.

(2) All holders of valid tickets for a given drawing are eligible to win in that drawing. If the holder of a winning ticket does not have the ticket fully validated and the prize is not claimed and presented for payment within one hundred eighty days after the date of the drawing, in accordance with the procedures set forth in lottery rules, such unclaimed prize shall be paid into the state lottery fund and distributed in accordance with section 3770.06 of the Revised Code.

(3) All drawings in game rule number fifty-four will be conducted in accordance with random procedures approved by the director. For every drawing in game rule number fifty-four, the director will approve procedures and mechanisms for the selection of winners and the awarding of prizes in order that random selection by the on-line computer system will be achieved.

(4) The director reserves the right to suspend or cancel any drawings or the game itself, change the prize structure, frequency of drawings or draw dates.

(H) Validity of tickets.

(1) Each purchaser of tickets in game rule number fifty-four shall be responsible for verifying that the number imprinted on such tickets are those requested by the purchaser, that the purchase price paid is the price recorded on such ticket, and that such ticket has recorded thereon the type of bet(s), the manner of payment of the prize award, and the drawing date(s) therefor that the purchaser desired to make. The Ohio lottery commission shall be free of any liability in connection with this paragraph.

(2) Each ticket issued in game rule number fifty-four shall have imprinted thereon at the time of purchase a control number, bar code data, or both, supplied by the commission. No prize shall be paid by the commission for any tickets without such control number or bar code data.

(3) All winning tickets in game rule number fifty-four are subject to validation by the on-line gaming computer system under procedures established by the director before the payment of any prize.

(4) The only basis for a valid claim is compliance with the Ohio laws and commission rules and regulations. No valid claim may be premised on human, electronic, or other error in the communication, display or transmission of data, however recorded, display, or transmitted. No valid claim can be premised upon any intentional human, electronic or other form of communication or transmission of data, which has not been authorized by the lottery commission.

(5) In addition to, but not in limitation of, all other power and authority conferred on the director by the commission’s rules, the director may declare a ticket in game rule number fifty-four void if it is stolen, not sold or deemed not sold in accordance with commission rules; if it is illegible, altered, or counterfeit; or if the ticket fails any of the validation tests or procedures established by the director. The commission’s liability and responsibility for a ticket declared void, if any, is limited to refund of the retail sales price of the ticket.

(I) Director’s conduct of game rule number fifty-four.


(1) The director shall conduct game rule number fifty-four in a manner consistent with the Lottery Act, the rules of the commission, including without limitation this rule, and the regulations of the director. As deemed necessary or advisable, the director shall adopt management regulations, orders or directives to implement and operate this lottery game.

(2) Names and definitions of elements of game rule number fifty-four used in this rule are considered generic terms used solely for the purpose of this rule. In actual operation, game rule number fifty-four and these elements may be given names or titles chosen by the commission.

(3) The director shall have discretion to combine existing or future games for promotional purposes in order to increase revenues and to create a different payment structure for prizes to be paid if games are combined, and to authorize any funding mechanism the director deemed necessary to accomplish payment of any prize pool.

Effective: 08/04/2007
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