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36.02.06.00.htm 36.02.06.00. Title 36 MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL AGENCY Subtitle 02 LOTTERY PROVISIONS Chapter 06 Claims Procedures Authority: State Government Article, §9-101, 9-109―9-111, 9-113, and 9-122―9-124, Annotated Code of Maryland
36.02.06.01.htm 36.02.06.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Agency claim center” means the Agency headquarters or a designated Agency customer resource center where the holder of a winning ticket may submit a claim for a prize.2) “Authorized claiming location” means:. a) A retailer; and. b) An Agency claim center.. 3) “Claim” means a request for payment of a prize..
36.02.06.02.htm 36.02.06.02. 02 Ownership of Lottery Tickets.. A. The Agency owns a ticket that is unsold, cancelled, or validated.. B. A validly purchased lottery ticket is:. 1) Owned by the person who signed the ticket in the area designated for winner’s signature; or. 2) If the ticket is unsigned:. a) A bearer instrument; and. b) Owned by the person having physical possession of the ticket.. C. When one or more names are placed on the back of the ticket in the area designated for winner’s s
36.02.06.03.htm 36.02.06.03. 03 Official Winning Numbers.. A. The Agency is the only source for the official winning numbers for a lottery game.. B. For a drawing, the only official winning numbers shall be the numbers randomly selected by the Agency or, for a multi-jurisdictional game, by the procedure set out in that game’s rules.C. The Agency shall issue a statement of the winning number or numbers as soon as practicable after each drawing.
36.02.06.04.htm 36.02.06.04. 04 Prize Claiming Locations.. A. A holder of a winning ticket may claim a prize for a winning ticket:. 1) For a prize up to and including $600 at:. a) A retailer; or. b) An Agency claim center;. 2) For a prize up to and including $5,000, at:. a) A participating retailer under the Expanded Cashing Authority Program under COMAR 36.02.03.06; or. 3) For a prize over $5,000 up to and including $25,000, at an Agency claim center; and. 4) For a prize over $25,000, at Agency headquarters..
36.02.06.05.htm 36.02.06.05. 05 Documents Required for Prize Payment.. A. To perfect a claim and receive payment of an Agency prize, a winner shall meet all requirements in this subtitle for claiming.B. To claim a prize, a winner shall submit:. 1) For other than subscription winners, the actual original ticket, which shall:. a) Meet the validation requirements of this subtitle; and. b) Be signed by all winners; and. 2) If requested, photo identification proof that the winner is at least 18 years old..
36.02.06.06.htm 36.02.06.06. 06 Procedure for Authorized Claiming Locations.. A. An authorized claiming location shall provide, free of charge:. 1) The most current winning numbers; and. 2) A claim form.. B. An Agency claim center shall also provide winning numbers for prior weeks.. C. When a claim is submitted, an authorized claiming location shall review and verify:. 1) The ticket submitted for prize payment;. 2) The documents required for prize payment under Regulation .05 of this chapter;.
36.02.06.07.htm 36.02.06.07. 07 Ticket Validation ― All Tickets.. A. For a winning ticket submitted to any authorized claiming location to be validated, all of the conditions of this regulation shall be met.B. The player shall abide by and follow all regulations in this subtitle pertaining to game tickets.. C. The ticket:. 1) Shall be intact;. 2) Shall be properly registered and printed clearly so the Agency can effectively process the game ticket;3) Shall be signed by the owner of the ticket;.
36.02.06.08.htm 36.02.06.08. 08 Ticket Validation ― Draw Tickets.. A. In addition to the requirements of Regulation .07 of this chapter, for a winning draw ticket submitted to the Agency to be validated, the draw ticket shall satisfy all of the conditions of this regulation.B. A draw game ticket with that exact date and ticket data may not have been previously paid.. C. The draw ticket shall have been:. 1) Sold for the specific drawing;. 2) Sold in the designated period prior to the specific drawing; and.
36.02.06.09.htm 36.02.06.09. 09 Ticket Validation ― Instant Tickets.. In addition to the requirements of Regulation .07 of this chapter, for a winning instant ticket submitted to the Agency to be validated, the instant ticket’s validation number shall match in its entirety and shall correspond to the information stored on magnetic tape or disk in the Agency’s host computer system.
36.02.06.10.htm 36.02.06.10. 10 Invalid or Defective Game Tickets.. A. A game ticket that does not pass the validation requirements of this chapter is void and the prize may not be paid.B. If a ticket cannot be validated:. 1) The claim shall be denied;. 2) The prize may not be paid; and. 3) The Agency shall promptly notify the claimant.. C. If a player purchased a defective game ticket and the Director decides to make an adjustment, the sole remedy shall be replacement of the defective game ticket with a curre
36.02.06.11.htm 36.02.06.11. 11 Payment of a Lottery Prize.. A. All Tickets and Subscriptions.. 1) A player shall abide by and follow all regulations pertaining to a game and a ticket.. 2) If all requirements of this subtitle are met, upon successful completion of the ticket validation process and the claiming and perfecting process, the winner shall be paid the prize.3) Person to Be Paid.. a) As long as the requirements of all other regulations in this subtitle are met, regardless of the
36.02.06.12.htm 36.02.06.12. 12 Prizes.. A. Pari-Mutuel Prizes.. 1) As determined by the Director, a prize may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis if certain levels of prize liability are reached.2) As determined by the Director, a prize may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis within one prize level, or across designated prize levels.B. Jackpot Draw Game Prizes.. 1) In a jackpot draw game drawing, if no winning game ticket qualifies for the first prize category, the amount, portion, or percentage allocated for
36.02.06.13.htm 36.02.06.13. 13 Discharge of Agency upon Payment.. A. Definition.. 1) In this regulation, the following term has the meaning indicated.. 2) Term Defined. “The State” means the State of Maryland, the Agency, and the Commission and their agents, officers, officials, employees, and representatives.B. The State shall be discharged from all liability, including all liability for the payment of a prize, and any further liability for payment of the prize, upon payment of a prize or any installment
36.02.06.14.htm 36.02.06.14. 14 Time of Payment.. A. The Director may delay payment of a prize if a question arises regarding a purchaser, claimant, claim, ticket, prize, any other matter, or a change of circumstances regarding any of them.B. The Director may petition a court of competent jurisdiction for instructions and resolution of such a controversy.C. Unless the Director delays payment of a prize under §A of this regulation, the Agency shall pay a prize within a reasonable time after the claim is
36.02.06.15.htm 36.02.06.15. 15 Claims on Behalf of a Minor.. A. Definitions.. 1) In this regulation, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. 2) Terms Defined.. a) “Adult” has the meaning stated in Estates and Trusts Article, §13-301, Annotated Code of Maryland.b) “Conservator” has the meaning stated in Estates and Trusts Article, §13-301, Annotated Code of Maryland.c) “Financial institution” has the meaning stated in Estates and Trusts Article, §13-301, Annotated Code of Maryland.
36.02.06.16.htm 36.02.06.16. 16 Claims on Behalf of an Entity.. A. This regulation applies where a prize is won by an entity other than an individual or group of individuals.B. When the name of an entity is entered on a ticket back as the prize winner, for the entity to be paid the prize, the provisions of this regulation shall apply.C. If the entity is formed in Maryland and is a type of entity required to file documents with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation, the entity shall be i
36.02.06.17.htm 36.02.06.17. 17 Payments to Disabled Persons.. A. Definitions.. 1) In this regulation, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. 2) Terms Defined.. a) “Conservator” has the meaning stated in Estates and Trusts Article, §13-301, Annotated Code of Maryland.b) “Disabled person” has the meaning stated in Estates and Trusts Article, §13-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.c) “Guardian” has the meaning stated in Estates and Trusts Article, §13-101, Annotated Code of MarylB. If a prize winner is a
36.02.06.18.htm 36.02.06.18. 18 Prizes Payable After Owner’s Death.. A. This regulation applies when a prize or portion of a prize is payable after a prize winner has died.B. A prize or a portion of a prize which remains unpaid at the time of a prize winner's death shall be payable to:1) The beneficiary designated on the deceased winner's claim form; or. 2) If no beneficiary was designated on the deceased winner’s claim form, the winner’s estate or the duly qualified personal representative of the winn
36.02.06.9999.htm 36.02.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 13, 2013 (40:9 Md. R. 790). Regulation .01B amended effective January 14, 2019 (46:1 Md. R. 13). Regulation .04A amended effective October 22, 2018 (45:21 Md. R. 976). Regulation .04B amended effective January 14, 2019 (46:1 Md. R. 13). Regulation .05B, C amended effective January 14, 2019 (46:1 Md. R. 13). Regulation .06C, D amended effective January 14, 2019 (46:1 Md. R. 13).
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