53ER20-11. WORD SEARCH  


Effective on Wednesday, February 5, 2020
  • 1(1) Name of Game. WORD SEARCH.

    7(2) Price. WORD SEARCH 11lottery tickets sell for $2.00 per play.

    18(3) Game Description. WORD SEARCH is a Fast Play27 28instant-win game (also known as an online terminal game) printed from an authorized Florida Lottery retailer terminal at the time of purchase. Players may play the game and determine immediately if the ticket is a winner. All prizes are predetermined. The player does not have the ability to select his or her own numbers or play symbols.

    85(4) WORD SEARCH Lottery Ticket Purchase. Players may purchase a WORD SEARCH lottery ticket at an authorized retailer by telling the retailer; presenting to the retailer a barcode found on WORD SEARCH supporting materials; or by submitting a WORD SEARCH play slip for processing through a retailer terminal. In addition, a WORD SEARCH barcode may be printed from the Florida Lottery’s website at flalottery.com. Supporting materials with a WORD SEARCH barcode include tear pads, game brochures or Florida Lottery emails.

    165(a) Players who choose to purchase a WORD SEARCH lottery ticket or tickets by telling the retailer shall specify the number of plays desired. Each play will print on a separate ticket.

    197(b) Players who choose to present a barcode to purchase a WORD SEARCH lottery ticket shall provide the barcoded material to the retailer to scan. One scanned barcode will produce one WORD SEARCH 230lottery ticket.

    232(c) Players who choose to use a play slip to purchase a WORD SEARCH lottery ticket or tickets may mark the appropriate box on the play slip for the number of plays desired and submit it to the retailer. The retailer will process the play slip through the retailer terminal. Each play will print on a separate ticket. Play slips must be Florida Lottery approved and 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 WORD SEARCH play slips is prohibited.

    330(d) WORD SEARCH lottery 334tickets cannot be purchased through a Florida Lottery vending machine.

    344(e) WORD SEARCH lottery tickets cannot be canceled.

    352(5) The play symbols that may appear in the form of a word in the word search grid play area, the YOUR WORDS play area, or the BONUS WORD play area are as follows:

    386(6) The prize symbols that may appear in the BONUS WORD play area are as follows:

    402(7) How to Play and Determination of Prizewinners. A list of fifteen words will appear in the YOUR WORDS play area. Circle those words from the YOUR WORDS list that appear in the word search grid. Words may appear horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Count the total number of words circled and matched.

    454(a) A ticket having seven or more words matched shall entitle the claimant to the corresponding prize shown in the PRIZE LEGEND for the total number of words matched. The prizes are: $2, $5, $10, $50, $500 and $10,000. Only the highest number of winning words matched will be paid.

    505(b) BONUS WORD. A ticket having a word in the BONUS WORD play area that matches the same word in the word search grid area shall entitle the claimant to the corresponding prize shown in the BONUS WORD play area. The BONUS WORD is played separately.

    551(c) Partial words do not count towards a match. Words found in the grid area that do not appear in the YOUR WORDS play area or the BONUS WORD play area do not count towards a match.

    588(8) The prize structure and odds of winning are as follows:

    599GAME PLAY

    601PRIZE

    602NUMBER OF WINNERS IN 360,000 (Per Pool)

    610ODDS PER POOL OF 1 IN

    61612 Words

    618$10,000

    6201

    621360,000.00

    62311 Words

    625$500

    62630

    62712,000.00

    629BONUS WORD

    631$50

    632515

    633699.03

    63410 Words

    636$50

    637515

    638699.03

    639BONUS WORD

    641$10

    6427,500

    64448.00

    6459 Words

    647$10

    6487,500

    65048.00

    651BONUS WORD

    653$5

    65416,000

    65622.50

    6578 Words

    659$5

    66016,000

    66222.50

    663BONUS WORD

    665$2

    66624,000

    66815.00

    6697 words

    671$2

    67224,000

    67415.00

    675(9) The estimated overall odds of winning some prize in the WORD SEARCH game are 1:3.75. The WORD SEARCH 694prize structure will be replenished automatically as each ticket is sold in each prize tier, including both winning and non-winning prize tiers. The odds remain the same for each ticket purchased for the life of the game.

    731(10) WORD SEARCH Additional Provisions.

    736(a) By purchasing a WORD SEARCH 742lottery 743ticket, a player agrees to comply with and abide by all rules and regulations of the Florida Lottery.

    761(b) Prizes must be claimed within 60 days after the official end of game. 775All WORD SEARCH 778prizes shall be paid in a single, lump-sum payment. Ticket validation requirements for 791Fast Play WORD SEARCH lottery tickets are set forth in the rule of the Florida Lottery governing payment of prizes. 811Payment of prizes for 815Fast Play WORD SEARCH lottery tickets 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.

    861(c) It is the responsibility of the player to verify the readability of the information printed on the WORD SEARCH lottery ticket at the time of purchase. Additionally, the player should check the date and time printed on a WORD SEARCH 902lottery ticket to confirm that the printed date and time of purchase correspond to the actual date and time of purchase. It shall be the responsibility of the player to immediately notify the retailer of any such errors or discrepancies of a ticket prior to leaving the retailer location.

    951(d) Subject to a retailer’s hours of operation and gaming system availability, WORD SEARCH lottery tickets are available for purchase daily between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight, Eastern Time (ET).

    984Rulemaking Authority 98624.105(9)(a), 987(b), (c), (e), (h) 99124.109(1), 99224.115(1) FS. 994Law Implemented 99624.105(9)(a), 997(b), (c), (e), (h), 100124.115(1) FS. 1003History10041005New 2-5-20.