A. A retailer shall pay the holder of a winning lottery ticket up to $600 upon submission and validation of the ticket.
B. A retailer shall pay the holder of a valid winning ticket regardless of whether the retailer sold the ticket.
C. Unless the retailer is a participant in the Expanded Cashing Authority Program under Regulation .06 of this chapter, if the winning ticket entitles the holder to a prize that is more than $600, the retailer shall instruct the ticket holder to seek payment from the Agency or a retailer participating in the Expanded Cashing Authority Program.
D. A retailer shall:
(1) Except in those cases of multiple claims totaling over $600 by the same person, pay all claims in cash; and
(2) For multiple claims totaling over $600, pay a minimum of $500 in cash toward the claims, and issue checks or money orders for the balance.
E. Unless a ticket is cashed at a PAT, after a ticket is validated and paid, the retailer:
(1) May not return the ticket to the winner; and
(2) Shall secure the ticket.
F. A retailer may not cash or otherwise process a winning ticket more than 182 days after the announced end of the game.