Florida Administrative Code (Last Updated: March 21, 2017) |

53. Department of the Lottery |

D53. Departmental |

53ER17. Emergency Rule For Year 2017 |

1(1) 2Definitions3.

4The following words and phrases, when used in this rule, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

24(a) 25Annuitant 26– The person or entity who receives the benefits of an annuity resulting from a CASH4LIFE42® 43winning play for the Top Prize or Second Prize paid under the Annuity Option.

57(b) 58Annuity Option 60– The manner in which the CASH4LIFE 67Top Prize and Second Prize may be paid in annual installments for the Annuitant81’82s Measuring Life.

85(c) 86Cash Ball Number 89– The number selected from the field of numbers one through four, which is selected by the player or randomly generated using the Quick Pick option, which forms the last number of a CASH4LIFE Play. The Cash Ball Number may be the same number as one of the five numbers a player selects from the Player Number Sequence.

147(d) 148Cash Option 150– The manner in which the CASH4LIFE Top Prize or Second Prize may be paid in a lump sum single payment.

171(e) 172CASH4LIFE 173– CASH4LIFE is a multi-state lottery draw game (also known as an online lottery game) which is offered to players in Florida by the Florida Lottery via authorized Florida Lottery retailers.

204(f) 205CASH4LIFE Drawing 207– The drawing conducted during which the CASH4LIFE Winning Numbers are selected.

219(g) 220CASH4LIFE Play 222or 223Play 224– The six numbers imprinted on a CASH4LIFE ticket, prefixed by letters A through E, to be played by a player in CASH4LIFE. The six numbers are comprised of a Player Number Sequence and a Cash Ball Number.

262(h) 263CASH4LIFE Regional Game Agreement 267– The agreement between the Party Lotteries which establishes the terms for selling the CASH4LIFE game in the Party Lotteries287’ 288jurisdictions.

289(i) 290CASH4LIFE Winning Numbers 293– The six numbers, the first five of which are comprised of a Winning Number Sequence and the sixth of which is comprised of a Winning Cash Ball Number, that are randomly selected during each CASH4LIFE Drawing and that shall be used to determine winning CASH4LIFE Plays.

340(j) 341Deferred Annuity Portion 344– The portion of the Annuity Option paid once the prizewinner exceeds the Guaranteed Portion of the annuity. The Deferred Annuity Portion installments will continue to be paid for the remainder of the prizewinner’s Measuring Life380.

381(k) 382Directors 383– The chief executive of any Party Lottery or any other person to whom the Director’s authority is lawfully delegated.

403(l) 404Guaranteed Annuity Portion 407– The portion of the Annuity Option where the prizewinner is guaranteed annuity payments for the first twenty years of the prizewinner’s Measuring Life.

431(m) 432Liability Limit 434– 435A pre-established threshold, as determined and announced by the Party Lotteries before sales commence for a drawing to which the threshold applies, equal to a fixed percentage of the gross ticket sales receipts for a particular drawing (or such fixed percentage plus an additional reserve amount), according to the established procedures agreed to by the Party L492otteries.

493(n) 494Measuring Life 496or 497Life 498– 499The period over which a Top Prize or Second Prize is paid out under the Annuity Option. Except as provided below, for each Top Prize winning Play or Second Prize winning Play, the Measuring Life shall be the natural life of the individual who the Florida Lottery determines to be a valid prizewinner. However, for a claim made by a trust, corporation or other legal entity, the Measuring Life shall be fixed at twenty (20) years.

575(o) 576Party Lottery 578or 579Lotteries 580– 581The group of state lotteries that joined together to offer the CASH4LIFE game under the terms of the CASH4LIFE Regional Game Agreement.

603(p) 604Player Number Sequence 607– 608A sequence of five numbers ranging from one through sixty, which are selected by the player or randomly generated using the Quick Pick option, that form the first five numbers of a CASH4LIFE Play.

642(q) 643Second Prize 645– 646The CASH4LIFE prize awarded for matching the Player Number Sequence with the Winning Number Sequence.

661(r) 662Set Prizes 664– 665A set amount award in the CASH4LIFE game for third through ninth prizes.

678(s) 679Top Prize 681– 682The Top Prize in the CASH4LIFE game awarded for matching the Player Number Sequence and the Cash Ball Number with the Winning Number Sequence and the Winning Cash Ball Number.

712(t) 713Winning Cash Ball Number 717– 718The one number ranging from one through four that is randomly selected during a CASH4LIFE Drawing that comprises the last number of the CASH4LIFE Winning Numbers.

744(u) 745Winning Number Sequence 748– 749The sequence of five numbers ranging from one through sixty that are randomly selected during a CASH4LIFE Drawing that comprise a portion of the CASH4LIFE Winning Numbers.

776(2) 777How to Play CASH4LIFE781.

782(a) In CASH4LIFE, players select five numbers from a field of one through sixty and one number from a separate field of one through four for each Play.

810(b) Players may make their CASH4LIFE ticket selections by marking a play slip or by telling the retailer their desired selections. There are five panels on a play slip, each containing an upper play area and a lower play area. Each panel played will cost $2.00 per Play, per drawing. Players may mark their desired numbers on the play slip by selecting six numbers (five in the upper play area and one in the lower play area) from each panel played. Players may also mark the “QP” (Quick Pick) box located at the bottom of each play area for the terminal to randomly select any or all of the six numbers from either or both play areas. 927A “Void” box is also located at the bottom of each panel and should be marked by the player if an error was made in his or her selections in a panel. For each panel played, the first five of the six numbers appearing in a single horizontal row on a CASH4LIFE ticket shall be the numbers selected from the upper play area of the play slip, and the last number shall be the Cash Ball Number selected from the lower play area of the play slip.

1014(c) Players may mark the $10 “Quick Picks for next draw” box to receive one ticket with five sets of six randomly selected numbers for the next CASH4LIFE drawing, or may mark the $20 “Quick Picks for next draw” box to receive one ticket with ten sets of six randomly selected numbers for the next CASH4LIFE drawing. Players may mark Quick Picks in addition to panel plays.

1081(d) Players must use only blue or black ink or pencil for making selections. The use of mechanical, electronic, computer generated or any other non-manual method of marking Play Slips is prohibited. Play slips may be processed through a Florida Lottery full service vending machine or processed by a Florida Lottery retailer to obtain a ticket. Retailers also are authorized to manually enter numbers selected by a player.

1149(e) Advance Play. Players may play up to twenty-six consecutive CASH4LIFE Drawings by using the “advance play” feature. To use the advance play feature, players may either mark the number of drawings desired in the “Advance Play” section of a play slip or tell the retailer their desired number of consecutive advance drawings. The number of consecutive drawings marked will include the next available drawing and will apply to each panel (A-E) played. In the event that a planned change in the CASH4LIFE game requires that the number of advance plays available for purchase be reduced to zero before implementation of the change, an advance play countdown schedule will be posted on the Florida 1263Lottery’s website.

1265(3) 1266CASH4LIFE Drawings1268.

1269(a) CASH4LIFE Drawings to determine the 1275CASH4LIFE Winning Numbers 1278shall be conducted 1281at the studios of New Jersey Lottery Headquarters (or elsewhere as determined by the Party Lotteries) on Monday and Thursday at approximately 9:00 1304p.m. 1305(1306ET1307); 1308however, the day, time or location of Drawings may be modified as determined by the Directors and publicly announced by the Party Lotteries. Substitute Drawings may be held at the discretion of the state holding the Drawing. All drawings shall be public and witnessed by an independent certified public accounting firm.

1359(b) 1360Manner of Conducting Drawings1364. 1365The drawing officials will select, at random, with the aid of mechanical devices or any other selection methodology as authorized by the Party Lotteries, the CASH4LIFE Winning Numbers.

1393(c) Neither the Party Lotteries nor the Florida Lottery shall be responsible for incorrect circulation, publication or broadcast of official Winning Numbers.

1415(4) 1416Determination of Prize Winners1420.

1421In order for a ticket to be a winning ticket, numbers appearing in a single horizontal row (the Player Number Sequence and the Cash Ball Number) on the ticket must match the official 1454CASH4LIFE 1455Winning Numbers in any order for the drawing date for which the ticket was purchased, in one 1472of the following combinations:

1476(a) Top Prize: Five numbers selected from the first set of balls plus the Cash Ball Number selected from the second set of balls.

1500(b) Second Prize: Five numbers selected from the first set of balls and not the Cash Ball Numbe1518r from the second set of balls.

1525(c) Third Prize: Four numbers selected from the first set of balls plus the 1539Cash Ball 1541number selected from the second set of balls.

1549(d) Fourth Prize: Four numbers selected from the first set of balls and not the 1564Cash Ball 1566Number from the second set of balls1573.

1574(e) Fifth Prize: Three numbers selected from the first set of balls plus the Cash Ball Number selected from the second set of balls.

1598(f) Sixth Prize: Three numbers selected from the first set of balls and not the Cash Ball Number from the second set of 1621balls.

1622(g) Seventh Prize: Two numbers selected from the first set of balls plus the Cash Ball Number selecte1640d from the second set of balls.

1647(h) Eighth Prize: Two numbers selected from the first set of balls and not the Cash Ball Number selected from the second set of balls.

1672(i) Ninth Prize: One number selected from the first set of balls and the Cash Ball Number selected 1690from the second set of balls.

1696(5) 1697Limited to Highest Prize Won1702. 1703The holder of a winning ticket may win only one prize per Play in connection with the CASH4LIFE Winning Numbers drawn and shall be entitled only to the prize won by those numbers in the h1739ighest matching prize category.

1743(6) 1744CASH4LIFE Prize Fund1747. 1748The CASH4LIFE Prize Fund for all prize categories shall consist of fifty-five percent of each drawing period’s sales, but may be higher or lower based upon the number of winners at each prize level and funding required to contribute to the Top or Second Prize.

1793(7) 1794Prizes, 1795Odds of Winning, Percent of Prize Fund to Be Paid in Prizes. 1807The following table sets forth the prizes, the odds of winning each prize per play, and the percent of each dollar in sales anticipated to be paid 1834in prizes in each prize level:

1840Prize 1841Level

1842Prize

1843Odds of

1845Winning per Play1848Percent of Prize

1851Fund Anticipated to

1854Be Paid in Prizes1858Top

1859Annuity Option - $1,000/Day for Life (Paid Annually)*

1868Cash Option**

18701:21,846,048

187332.90%

1874Second

1875Annuity Option- $1,000/Week for Life (Paid Annually)*

1883Cash Option**

18851:7,282,016

188813.80%

1889Third

1890$2,500

18921:79,440

18942.90%

1895Fourth

1896$500

18971:26,480

18991.70%

1900Fifth

1901$100

19021:1,471

19046.20%

1905Sixth

1906$25

19071:490

19084.60%

1909Seventh

1910$10

19111:83

191210.90%

1913Eighth

1914$4

19151:28

191613.00%

1917Ninth

1918$2

19191:13

192014.00%

1921Total

1922100.00%

1923The overall odds of winning a prize in a 1932CASH4LIFE Drawing are 1 in 8.

1938* Leap Day does not count for purposes of prize calculation.

1948** The Cash Option amount will be determined as set forth herein.

1959(8) 1960Prize Liability Limitation. 1963In the event that a Liability Limit would be exceeded for a particular Draw, the prize amounts 1980for Top and Second Prizes shall be adjusted in accordance with a formula established by the Party Lotteries so that the aggregate liability 2003for prizes in such Draw shall 2009not exceed the Liability Limit.

2014(a) 2015Top Prize 2017– For any drawing, if the total liability exceeds $7,000,000 (there is more than one winning Top Prize ticket sold), the Top Prize amount for each winning ticket shall be $7,000,000 divided by the number of winning tickets sold.

2060(b) 2061Second Prize 2063– For any drawing, 2067if the total liability exceeds $5,000,000 (there are more than five winning Second Prize tickets sold), the Second Prize amount for each winning ticket shall be $5,000,000 divided by the number of winning tickets sold.

2106(c) 2107In the event that any single drawing should produce more than seven Top Prize winners and at least one Second Prize winner, both the Top Prize and Second Prize will become pari-mutuel prizes. The total prize pool to be allocated equally among the total number of winners in this scenario will total $7,000,000 plus the lesser of $5,000,000 or $1,000,000 multiplied by the number of Second Prize winners. Each Top Prize and Second Prize winning ticket will share the defined prize pool equally for the cash value, and the Annuity Option will be calculated as set forth in paragraphs (9)(b) and (10)(b).

2215(9) 2216Top Prize Payment2219. 2220In any single drawing, a Top Prize shall be divided equally among the number of Top Prize Winning Tickets. 2239Except as provided herein, a Top Prize shall be paid either as an annuity ( “Annuity Option”) or lump sum cash payment 2261(“Cash Option”)2263. 2264Top Prize winners have sixty days after the winning draw date to choose between the two payment options. Once the Top Prize winner signs the Winner Claim Form, files a claim and exercises the winner2299’2300s chosen option, the election of that option shall be final and cannot be revoked, withdrawn or otherwise changed. If the Top Prize winner does not elect the Cash Option within sixty days after the winning draw date, the Annuity Option will be applied, except as provided in subparagraph (9)(b) 2., below. Shares of the Top Prize shall be determined as follows:

2362(a) If there is one Top Prize winning Play, the annuitized Prize value will be $1,000 per day for life, paid in annual installments of $365,000, or a one-time lump sum cash prize payment of $7,000,000.

2402(b) If there is more than one Top Prize winning Play and the liability limit is exceeded, the Top Prize will be paid on a pari-mutuel basis. The Top Prize Cash Option shall be a lump sum cash amount equal to $7,000,000 divided by the number of Top Prize Plays for the drawing, rounded down to a whole dollar value. The annual payment amount shall be the pari-mutuel cash value divided by $7,000,000, multiplied by $365,000.

24831. If there is more than one and less than or equal to fourteen Top Prize winning Plays, the minimum annuitized prize value will be $500 a week for lif2513e, paid in annual installments.

25182. In the event there are fifteen or more Top Prize winning Plays among the Party Lotteries, no Annuity Option shall be available. Rather, the prize money for the Top Prize shall be $7,000,000 divided equally among all Top Prize winning Plays and paid in one lump sum payment to each winner. The minimum Top Prize shall not be less than any prize payout for the second through the ninth prizes for the same CASH4LIFE Drawing.

2596(10) 2597Second Prize Payment2600.

2601(a) Except as provided herein, 2606a Second Prize shall be paid either as an annuity ( “Annuity Option”) or lump sum cash payment 2624(“Cash Option”)2626. 2627Second Prize winners have sixty days after the winning draw date to choose between the two payment options. Once the Second Prize winner signs the Winner Claim Form, files a claim and exercises the winner's chosen option, the election of that option shall be final and cannot be revoked, withdrawn or otherwise changed. If the Second Prize winner does not elect the Cash Option within sixty days after the winning draw date, the Annuity Option will be applied, except as provided in paragraph (10)(b), below. For each Second Prize winning Play, the annuitized prize value will be $1,000 per week for life, paid in annual installments of $52,000, or a one-time lump sum cash prize payment of $1,000,000, unless a liability limit 2753would be exceeded.

2756(b) If a liability limit is exceeded for the Second Prize, the Second Prize shall be paid on a pari-mutuel basis. The Second Prize Cash Option shall be an amount equal to $5,000,000 divided by the number Second Prize winning Plays. The Annuity Payment amount shall be the pari-mutuel cash value of the winning ticket divided by $1,000,000 multiplied by $52,000. If the liability limit is exceeded and the annuity prize value of a Second Prize falls below $500 per week for life, then all Second Prize winning Plays will be paid in a single lump sum cash payment and no annuitized payment option will be available. The minimum Second Prize value shall not be less than any prize payout for the Third through the Ninth Prize levels for the same CASH4LIFE Drawing.

2894(11) 2895Annual Payment Schedule. 2898The winner of a Top Prize or Second Prize who elects the 2910Annuity 2911Option will receive the first full annual installment as soon as reasonably possible after the prize claim is validated. All subsequent annual payments for prizes claimed by an individual will be paid in equal annual installments for the life of the winner, with a minimum of twenty years of payments. All subsequent annual payments for prizes claimed by a trust, corporation or other legal entity shall be paid in equal installments, such that the total payments (including the initial installment) equal twenty years of payments.

2996(12) 2997Third through Ninth Prize Payment3002. The Third through Ninth Prizes will be paid as Set Prizes and paid in one single cash payment.

3021(13) 3022Prizes Rounded Down to Nearest Whole Dollar3029. All prize levels will be rounded down to the nearest whole dollar.

3042(14) 3043Life Annuity Requirements and Restrictions. 3048An Annuitant will be paid their appropriate Top Prize share or Second Prize share on an annual basis for their Measuring Life, or for the twenty year term of the Guaranteed Annuity Portion whichever is longer. At the end of the guaranteed twenty year payment period, Annuitants will be required to provide required evidence to the Lottery that they are still living in order to receive any Deferred Annuity Portion Installments. Annuitants will be required to provide such evidence on an annual basis prior to receipt of their next scheduled payment. In the event that an Annuitant dies within the twenty year Guaranteed Annuity Portion, any remaining prize payments in the Guaranteed Annuity Portion will be paid as set forth in the rule of the Florida Lottery governing payment of prizes. A copy of the current prize payment rule can be obtained from the Florida Lottery, Office of the General Counsel, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4011.

3205(15) 3206Interest or Earnings accruing on a CASH4LIFE prize. 3214Any interest or earnings accruing on a CASH4LIFE prize prior to the prize payment shall accrue to the Florida Lottery and not to the winner.

3239(16) 3240Taxes. 3241Federal withholding taxes shall be deducted from prizes for which it is applicable in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code and Code of Federal Regulations.

3266(17) 3267CASH4LIFE Rules and Prohibitions.

3271(a) By purchasing a CASH4LIFE ticket, a player agrees to comply with and abide by all rules of the Florida Lottery.

3292(b) 3293All liabilities for a CASH4LIFE prize are discharged upon payment of a prize claim. 3307All claims arising out of the CASH4LIFE game must be pursued only against the State of ticket purchase, and litigation, if any, shall only be maintained against the Party Lottery of the State of ticket purchase and within 3345the State of ticket purchase as the sole and ex3355clusive remedy of the claimant.

3360(c) 3361Florida CASH4LIFE prizes shall be claimed only through a Florida Lottery retailer (for prizes less than $600) or Lottery office beginning on the first business day following the drawing. Top Prizes and Second Prizes must be claimed at Lottery headquarters. The Lottery is not authorized to accept claims or pay prizes for CASH4LIFE tickets purchased in other jurisdictions. 3419CASH4LIFE prize payments shall be made in accordance with the rule of the Florida Lottery governing payment of prizes. A copy of the current rule can be obtained from the Florida Lottery, Office of the General Counsel, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4011.

3462(d) Subject to a retailer’s hours of operation and on-line system availability, CASH4LIFE lottery tickets are available for purchase daily between the hours 3485of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight 3491(3492ET3493)3494. Ticket sales for a specific CASH4LIFE Drawing will close at 8:30 p.m. 3507(3508ET3509), 3510on the night of the drawing. Any ticket sold after the close of game will 3525be printed with the next CASH4LIFE Drawing date.

3533(e) CASH4LIFE 3535tickets cannot be canceled.

3539(18) The effective date of this rule is February 17, 2017.

3550Rulemaking Authority 355224.105(9)(a), 3553(b), (c), (e), (f), (h), 355824.109(1), 355924.115(1) FS. 3561Law Implemented, 356324.105(9)(a), 3564(b), (c) (e), (f), (h), 356924.115(1) FS. 3571History3572–3573New 2-17-17.