02/25/2017
6
32
47
62
65
PB19
PP2
Jackpot Won: ROLLOVER
Next Drawing: 03/01/2017
Next Est. Jackpot: $53,000,000
Cash Value: $32,400,000

02/24/2017
12
29
33
42
68
MB14
MP3
Jackpot Won: ROLLOVER
Next Drawing: 02/28/2017
Next Est. Jackpot: $73,000,000
Cash Value: $44,400,000

02/25/2017
2
15
22
38
40
MB2
Jackpot Won: ROLLOVER
Next Drawing: 03/01/2017
Next Est. Jackpot: $2,550,000

02/27/2017
5
8
27
34
45
LB3
No Grand Prize Winner
Next Drawing: 03/02/2017
Win up to $1,000 a day for life!
2nd prize $25,000 a Year for Life!

02/27/2017
5
2
1
Day Draw
02/27/2017
9
7
2
Evening Draw


02/27/2017
7
4
4
1
Day Draw
02/27/2017
3
8
2
5
Evening Draw


02/25/2017
2
4
25
34
44
HB12
Jackpot Won: ROLLOVER
Next Est. Jackpot:
$4,340,000
Next Drawing:
03/01/2017

02/27/2017
5
13
21
30
34
No Grand Prize Winner
Next Drawing: 03/01/2017
Win up to $100,000!




NATIONAL PREMIUM GAME PRODUCT GROUP

MONOPOLY® MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB GAME RULES

Adopted 5/29/2014; Amended July 11, 2014.
 
 

NPG RULE 1—DISPUTES, VOTING, ELECTIONS.

1.1 First Review.  The Product Group shall have the first opportunity to resolve any disputes arising between Lotteries regarding the Product Group, game rules, policies, or guidelines.  A Lottery seeking resolution of a dispute shall seek a remedy from the Product Group by filing a notice of dispute with the Chair of the Product Group.  Filing shall be done by certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the Product Group Chair.  If the Product Group fails to resolve the dispute to the satisfaction of any party to the dispute within sixty (60) days after receiving notice of the dispute, the aggrieved Lottery may seek any other remedy authorized by the Multi-State Lottery Agreement.
1.2 Voting and Amendment of Rules.  Unless otherwise stated in these rules, actions of the Product Group, including amendment of these Rules, shall be by a majority vote of the Lotteries using a one vote per Lottery system of voting.  Voting may be done at meetings held in person, by proxy, by teleconference, or by electronic communication.
1.3 Quorum.  The quorum necessary to hold an official meeting of the Product Group shall be representation in person or by proxy from more than fifty percent (50%) of all Lotteries.
1.4 Elections.  A Product Group Chair and Product Group Vice-Chair shall be elected for one-year terms ending on June 30 of the year.  The Chair shall appoint a Nominating Committee to recommend candidates to the Product Group. Nominations may be made by motion and properly seconded. 
 
Rule 2 Reserved for future use
 

NPG RULE 3—BUDGET.

3.1 By April 1st of each year, or on a more frequent basis, working in conjunction with the Product Group Chair and Vice-Chair, the MUSL Facilitator shall prepare a proposed budget.  The budget shall be submited to the Product Group and shall include fees for the cost of operating the Product Group as well as fees for the services MUSL renders to the group and shall be paid as a fee for services by each of the Lotteries, which shall be assessed equally to each Lottery.  The Lotteries in the Product Group shall approve the Budget by May 1st.  Lotteries may opt in or out of selected budgeted travel fees as may be approved by the Product Group.  The MUSL Board of Directors shall also approve and accept the Budget for services provided to the Product Group.
  Comment:  Studio Audience Member travel-related expenses are not part of the Product Group budget, and are included in the fees referenced in 28.4(e).
 
Rules 4, 5 reserved for future use
 

NPG RULE 6—RECORDS MANAGEMENT.

6.1 Records Defined.  "Records" shall mean any document, paper, photograph, recording, or electronic media made or received in connection with the official business of the Product Group.  Records do not include materials made or acquired for reference or exhibition purposes, or miscellaneous papers or correspondence without official significance.
6.2 Records Secured.  The Product Group Chair and Vice-Chair, in coordination with the MUSL Facilitator, shall maintain Product Group records in a secure and orderly manner.
6.3 Confidentiality.  To the maximum extent practical, Product Group records shall be made available for public inspection in a reasonable and responsible manner through the Lotteries.
6.4 Records Retention.  The Product Group Chair and Vice-Chair, in coordination with the MUSL Facilitator, shall establish the minimum retention period for each record or class of record with Product Group approval.  The Product Group Chair and Vice-Chair, in coordination with the MUSL Facilitator shall establish the criteria for the disposal of Product Group records.
 
Rule 7 reserved for future use
 

NPG RULE 8—MINIMUM STANDARDS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

8.1 Minimum Standards.  All Lotteries shall agree to these Rules and all applicable MUSL and Product Group requirements and shall utilize a fully tested internal control system that meets or exceeds the minimum standards set forth in MUSL Rule 2 before ticket sales commence.  The MUSL Security and Integrity Committee shall review the internal control systems of each Lottery for compliance with MUSL Rule 2 and shall issue a written report summarizing its findings.
8.2 Other Admission Requirements.  The Product Group shall determine other requirements as necessary.
8.3 Compliance with Game and Game Show Licensing Vendor Contract.  All Lotteries shall agree to abide by the terms and conditions of any game and game show licensing vendor contract entered into by MUSL on behalf of the Lotteries for the conduct of this Game as such contract terms are approved by the Product Group.  Any lottery which has joined this Product Group but cannot agree to abide by the terms of a Game and Game Show Licensing vendor contract may cease participation in the Product Group before selling tickets without penalty from either the Product Group or that vendor.  Any lottery participating in this Game and selling tickets during a  television season must continue to sell tickets to this game through the end of that television season as defined in the vendor contract unless the Lottery is required by Federal or State law to discontinue selling the game.  Participating Lotteries agree that the Game Show Vendor may use the Participating Lottery’s names and lottery logo marks in the Game Show without additional compensation or attribution.
  Amended July 11, 2014. Comment.  The TV game show will include the attribution needed to protect the IP rights of the lotteries.  
 

NPG RULE 9—EXPULSION OF A LOTTERY 

9.1 The Product Group can expel a Lottery from the Product Group for cause as determined in the sole discretion of the Product Group with the consent of more than two-thirds (2/3) of the Product Group.  If the Product Group votes to expel a Lottery as provided in the Agreement, the Lottery being considered for expulsion shall be excluded from the vote in that proceeding.
This Rule may only be modified with the consent of more than two-thirds (2/3) of the Product Group.
 
Rules 10-25 reserved for future use
 

NPG RULE 26—DEFINITIONS.  

Last Amended July 11, 2014.
The following definitions apply to all parts of these rules unless the context requires a different meaning or is otherwise inconsistent with the intention of these rules as adopted by the Product Group.  Capitalized terms used but not defined in these rules shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the MUSL Agreement.  
26.1 "Agent" or "retailer" means a person or entity authorized by a Lottery to sell lottery tickets.
26.2 "Drawing" means the formal process of selecting winning numbers that determine the number of winners for each prize level of the game.
26.3 "Computer pick" means the random selection of two digit numbers by the computer system that appear on a ticket and are played by a player in the game.
26.4 "Game board" or "boards" means that area of the play slip, also known as a “panel,” that contains one (1) sets of numbered squares numbered one (1) through fifty-two (52) to be marked by the player.  
26.5 "Game ticket" or "ticket" or “non-traditional play” means acceptable evidence of play, which may be a ticket produced by a terminal that meets the specifications defined in the rules and regulations of the Selling Lottery and Rule 31 herein or a properly and validly registered non-traditional play.  References in these rules to “tickets” include  “non-traditional plays” unless otherwise indicated.
26.6 "Play" or "bet" means the six (6) numbers, the first five (5) from a field of fifty-two (52) numbers and the last one (1) from a field of twenty-eight (28) numbered MONOPOLY Properties, that appear on a ticket as a single numbered selection and are to be played by a player in the game.
26.7 “Top Prize”:  The game prize (prize level 1) won when a player’s bet matches all six (6) numbers, the first five (5) from a field of fifty-two (52) numbers and one (1) from a field of twenty-eight (28) numbered MONOPOLY Properties.  
  Amended July 11, 2014.
26.8 “Lottery” shall mean a state lottery or lottery of a governmental unit, political subdivision or entity thereof that has agreed to these rules and is selling the game offered by the Product Group.
26.9 “Lotteries” shall refer to the Lotteries participating in this Product Group.
26.10 “Millionaires’ Club Prize”:  A single payment prize (prize level 11) with a value of one million dollars ($1,000,000) drawn independently from the other MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club prizes (prize levels 1-10).
  Amended July 11, 2014.
26.11 "MUSL" means the Multi-State Lottery Association, a government-benefit association wholly owned and operated by its Member Lotteries, which acts as the central office for the Lotteries in this Product Group.
26.12 "MUSL Board" means the governing body of MUSL that is comprised of the chief executive officer of each MUSL Member Lottery.
26.13 “MUSL Facilitator” means the MUSL staff person assigned to conduct the day-to-day administrative services for the Product Group.
26.14 "Play slip" or "bet slip" means the authorized paper form used to mark a player's numbered selections.
26.15 “Product Group” means the group of Lotteries that has joined together to offer the MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club lottery game pursuant to the terms of the Multi-State Lottery Agreement and these rules.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
26.16 “Selling Lottery” shall mean the Lottery which sold a subject play in the game.
26.17 "Set Prize" or “Low-Tier prizes” (prize levels 2-10), except as otherwise specified in these rules, means all prizes, except the Top Prize and Millionaires’ Club Prizes, that are advertised to be paid in a single payment and, except in instances outlined in these rules, are established by the Game Rules for each prize level.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
26.18 "Terminal" means a device authorized by a Lottery to function in an interactive mode with the lottery's central gaming system for the purpose of issuing lottery tickets and entering, receiving, and processing lottery transactions, including making purchases, validating tickets, and transmitting reports.  
26.19 “Non-traditional Plays” shall include plays sold through subscription, internet, or non-standard terminals.  
26.20 "Winning Numbers" means the six (6) numbers, the first five (5) from a field of fifty-two (52)  numbers and the last one (1) from a field of twenty-eight (28) numbers that also represent MONOPOLY properties, randomly selected at each drawing, which shall be used to determine winners.
26.21 “Winning Millionaires’ Club Prize Play” means a play determined by the Product Group and the Selling Lottery to be the winner of a Millionaires’ Club Prize.  A secondary drawing to determine Millionaires’ Club Prizes only occurs when a Top Prize is won in a Millionaires’ Club drawing.  The drawing process for determining Millionaires’ Club Prize winners shall be determined by the Product Group.  
  Amended July 11, 2014.  
  Comment: Since this term is not used in the rules, it is recommended that lotteries do NOT promulgate this definition.  The rule is covered in the second paragraph of rule 27 below
  

NPG RULE 27—GAME DESCRIPTION.

27.1  MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club is a five (5) out of fifty-two (52) plus one (1) out of twenty-eight (28) lottery game, drawn once a week on a day to be determined by the Product Group, which pays the Top Prize, at the election of the player made in accordance with these rules or by a default election made in accordance with these rules, either on an annuitized pari-mutuel basis or as a lump sum payment of the total cash held for this prize pool on a pari-mutuel basis.  
In addition, and only when the Top Prize has been won in a drawing, a second drawing will occur to select winners of Millionaires’ Club Prizes.  The number of Millionaires’ Club Prizes to be drawn will be determined using a process announced by the Product Group.  A given play may win in the MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club drawing, the Millionaires’ Club Prize drawing (if any) or both drawings.  The drawing process for determining winners shall utilize random number generators, and otherwise shall be determined by the  Product Group.
Except as otherwise provided in these rules, all prizes are paid on a single payment fixed amount basis.  
To play MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club, a player shall select five (5) different numbers, from one (1) through fifty-two (52); the terminal or selling system shall always computer pick (1) additional number in the range from one (1) through twenty-eight (28), to comprise the 2nd value in the player’s selection.  The second number may be the same as one of the first five numbers selected by the player. The second number shall be represented on the player’s ticket both as a number and as the associated MONOPOLY game board property.  Each play sold by a Lottery shall also have a unique non-repeating transactional number associated with that play to be used in determining Millionaires’ Club Prize winners, if a Millionaires’ Club Prize drawing is held.
Plays can be purchased for five dollars (U.S. $5.00), including any specific statutorily mandated tax of a Lottery to be included in the price of a lottery ticket, either from a terminal operated by an agent (i.e., a clerk activated terminal), from a terminal operated by the player (i.e., a player activated terminal), or via approved non-traditional play system as provided in Rule 27.6; purchase methods are described in Lottery Rules and Regulations.  
  Amended July 11, 2014.
Comment: The MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club drawings shall be conducted on Fridays beginning at 11:15pm ET.
 
  27.2 Claims.  A valid ticket or validly registered non-traditional play shall be the only proof of a game play, and the submission of a valid winning ticket to the Selling Lottery or its authorized agent, or recognition on the Selling Lottery’s computer system of a winning validly registered non-traditional play, shall be the sole method of claiming a prize or prizes.  A play slip has no pecuniary or prize value and shall not constitute evidence of ticket purchase or of numbers selected.  A terminal-produced paper receipt has no pecuniary or prize value and shall not constitute evidence of ticket purchase or of numbers selected.
27.3 Cancellations Prohibited.  A MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club ticket may not be voided or canceled, even when printed in error.  No ticket that can be used to claim a prize shall be returned to the Selling Lottery for credit.  Tickets accepted by retailers as returned tickets that cannot be re-sold shall be deemed owned by the bearer thereof. 
  Amended July 11, 2014.
Comment.  Each Lottery should check ticket numbers of returned tickets and report any returned tickets that contain a match for all of the numbers drawn as non-winners after each draw.  Good retailer relations may require a Selling Lottery to compensate a retailer for tickets that are misprinted, illegible, or, for other reasons that may be acceptable to the Selling Lottery, cannot be sold by the retailer.  This rule permits each Selling Lottery, at its discretion, to compensate a retailer for a returned ticket that is not eligible to win a prize at the time it is returned to the Selling Lottery.  To avoid the appearance that a returned ticket is being canceled, the Selling Lottery should require that the ticket not be placed in transit until after the applicable drawing.  Returned tickets are accepted only for a Selling Lottery’s auditing purposes and shall have no effect on the outcome of the drawing for which they were issued or reduce the Selling Lottery’s contribution to the TP&MC Prize Pool.  Tickets stolen by a retailer’s hired clerk cannot be accepted by the Selling Lottery as returned tickets.  Although the rule would permit a Selling Lottery to compensate a retailer for the loss from theft if a lottery wishes to assume such a loss, the tickets cannot be returned to the Selling Lottery.  The tickets are owned by, and winning tickets may be claimed by, the retailer.
27.4 Player Responsibility.  It shall be the sole responsibility of the player to verify the accuracy of the game play or plays.  The placing of plays is done at the player's own risk through the retailer or other Selling Lottery-approved agent that is acting on behalf of the player in entering the play or plays.
27.5 Entry of Plays.  Plays may only be entered manually using the lottery terminal or by means of a play slip provided by the Lottery and hand-marked by the player or by such other means approved by the Selling Lottery.  Retailers shall not permit the use of facsimiles of play slips, copies of play slips, or other materials to be are inserted into the terminal's play slip reader unless they are approved by the Selling Lottery.  Retailers shall not permit any device to be connected to a Lottery terminal to enter plays, except as approved by the Selling Lottery.  
27.6 Registration of Plays.  Non-traditional plays must be registered by the Selling Lottery at a lottery processing site and through a system that meets the requirements established by the Lottery, the Product Group, and the MUSL Security and Integrity Committee.  
 

NPG RULE 28—PRIZE POOL

28.1 Prize Pool.  The prize pool for all prize categories shall consist of fifty percent (50%) of each drawing period's sales, including any specific statutorily mandated tax of a Lottery to be included in the price of a lottery ticket, after the prize pool accounts and prize reserve accounts are funded to the amounts set by the Product Group.  
  Amended July 11, 2014.
28.2 Prize Pool Accounts and Prize Reserve Accounts.  An amount up to four percent (4%) of a Lottery’s MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club sales, including any specific statutorily mandated tax of a Lottery to be included in the price of a lottery ticket, shall be deducted from a Lottery’s MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club Top Prizeand Millionaires’ Club Prize Pool contributions and placed in trust in one or more prize pool accounts and prize reserve accounts until the prize pool accounts and Lottery’s share of the prize reserve account(s) reach the amounts designated by the Product Group.   MUSL shall hold all prize pool and prize reserve funds in trust for the benefit of the contributing Lotteries, and shall segregate these funds from any other MUSL Product Group accounts or trusts and from any MUSL operating accounts.
The following prize pool accounts are established for the MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club game: the Top Prize and Millionaires’ Club Prize Pool (TP&MC Prize Pool), which is used to fund the immediate Top Prize and Millionaires’ Club Prizes and shall consist of the Top Prize and Millionaires’ Club Prize pool contributions less amounts to fund the PRA; and the Set Prize Pool Account, which holds the temporary balances that may result from having fewer than expected winners in the set prize categories. The source of the Set Prize Pool Account is the participating Lotteries’ weekly prize contributions less actual set prize liability.  
The following prize reserve accounts are established for the MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club game: the Prize Reserve Account (PRA), which is used to guarantee payment of the minimum or starting Top Prize and Millionaires’ Club Prizes, guarantee the payment of valid, but unanticipated, Top Prize and Millionaires’ Club Prize claims that may result from a system error or other reason and to fund deficiencies in set prize payments (subject to the limitations of these rules).
Once the prize pool accounts and the participating Lotteries’ share of the prize reserve accounts exceeds the designated amounts, the excess shall become part of the TP&MC Prize Pool.  The Product Group, with review and comment of the MUSL Finance & Audit Committee, may establish a maximum balance for the prize pool accounts and prize reserve accounts.  
The Product Group may determine to expend all or a portion of the funds in the prize reserve accounts and Set Prize pool account, (1) for the purpose of indemnifying the Lotteries in the payment of prizes to be made by the Lotteries, subject to the approval of the MUSL Board; and (2) for the payment of prizes or special prizes in the MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club game, limited to Set Prize pool and prize reserve contributions from lotteries participating in the special prize promotion, subject to the review and comment of the MUSL Finance and Audit Committee.  The prize reserve shares of a Lottery may be adjusted with refunds to the Lottery from the prize reserve account(s) as may be needed to maintain the approved maximum balance and shares of the Lotteries.  
Any amount remaining in the prize pool accounts or prize reserve accounts when the Product Group declares the end of the MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club game shall be returned to all Lotteries participating in the accounts after the end of allapplicable claim periods of all Lotteries, carried forward to a replacement prize reserve account or expended in a manner as directed by the individual Lotteries in accordance with jurisdictional requirements. 
Lotteries shall adhere to this Rule unless a different process is approved by the Product Group.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
  Comment.  The Product Group has set the TP&MC Prize Pool deduction rate at two percent (2%).    The PRA shall be capped at $45,000,000.    The Product Group may permit individual non-MUSL Lotteries to accumulate prize pool and prize reserve accounts on their own; such Lotteries shall accumulate prize pool and prize reserve funds by percentage in accordance with the above provisions and as directed by the Product Group and shall transfer prize payment contributions to MUSL as directed by the Product Group.  Lotteries which accumulate their own prize reserve and prize pool accounts shall report account balances weekly to the Product Group and such accounts are subject to audit by the Product Group.  Due to jurisdictional requirements the California Lottery separately determines its prize pool allocations for prize levels 2-10, does not contribute to or participate in the Set Prize Pool Account, and is exempt from the reporting and audit provisions for those prize levels. 
 
28.3 Expected Prize Payout Percentages and Prize Pool Funding.  (1) The Top Prize shall be determined on a pari-mutuel basis.  The following table sets forth the probability of winning and the probable distribution of winners in and among each prize category, based upon the total number of possible combinations in MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club, and prize pool funding by prize category.  Except as otherwise mandated by jurisdictional requirements, or provided for in these rules, all other prizes awarded shall be paid as set prizes with the following expected prize payout percentages:
 

Winning Play Odds and Prize Funding

Prize Level Matches First Set Matches Second Set Prizes Odds (1 in) % Sales* % Prize Pool
1 5 1 Top Prize 72,770,880.0000  for Top Prizes 32.2148% ** 64.4296%**
2 5 0 $100,000 2,695,217.7778 0.7421% 1.4841%
3 4 1 $20,000 309,663.3191 1.2917% 2.5835%
4 4 0 $500 11,469.0118 0.8719% 1.7438%
5 3 1 $250 6,731.8113  0.7427% 1.4855%
6 2 1 $25 448.7874 1.1141% 2.2282%
7 3 0 $20 249.3263  1.6043% 3.2087%
8 1 1 $10 81.5977  2.4511% 4.9021%
9 0 1 $7 47.4405  2.9511% 5.9021%
10 2 0 $5 16.6218 6.0162% 12.0324%
11 Millionaires’ Club Prize Millionaires’ Club Prize $1 Million Varies with Sales Combined with Top Prize %* Combined with Top Prize %%
* Includes prize reserve and other deductions
** The Tier 1 Top Prize and Tier 11 Millionaires’ Club Prize Pool contributions are combined.
           
Overall win probability is 1 in 10.0025       Total 50.000% 100.000%
             
        Top Prize & Millionaires’ Club Prizes 32.2148% 64.4296%
 
Amended July 11, 2014.
Comment: The amount of Millionaires’ Club Prize monies awarded in a Millionaires’ Club Prize drawing shall be determined by the amount of monies available in the TP&MC Prize Pool less amounts needed to fund the Top Prize, rounded down to the nearest one million dollars ($1,000,000).  See Comment to Rule 30.5 regarding guaranteed Top Prize and guaranteed minimum number of Millionaires’ Club Prizes., Due to jurisdictional requirements the California Lottery separately determines its prize pool allocations and prize values for prize levels 2-10.
(a) The prize money allocated to the Top Prize category shall be divided equally by the number of plays winning the Top Prize. 
  Amended July 11, 2014.
(b) Prize Pool Account Rollovers and Carry Forwards.   Any monies not paid for Top Prizes and Millionaires’ Club prizes in the TP&MCPool following a drawing shall roll over and be added to the TP&MC Prize Pool for the following drawing. 
The set prize pool (for prizes of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) or less) shall be carried forward to subsequent draws if all or a portion of it is not needed to pay the set prizes awarded in the current draw. 
  Amended July 11, 2014.
(c) Pari-Mutuel Prize Determinations.   
(1)(a) If the total of the set prizes awarded in a drawing (prize levels 2-10) exceeds the percentage of the prize pool allocated to the set prizes, then the amount needed to fund the set prizes awarded shall be drawn from the following sources, in the following order: 
(i) the amount allocated to the set prizes and carried forward from previous draws, if any; 
(ii) an amount from the PRA, if available, not to exceed twenty million dollars ($20,000,000.00) per drawing, with the exception that no funds in the PRA contributed by the California Lottery may be used to fund set prize deficiencies.  
(1)(b) If, after these sources are depleted, there are not sufficient funds to pay the set prizes awarded, then the highest set prize shall become a pari-mutuel prize.  If the amount of the highest set prize, when paid on a pari-mutuel basis, drops to or below the next highest set prize and there are still not sufficient funds to pay the remaining set prizes awarded, then the next highest set prize shall become a pari-mutuel prize.  This procedure shall continue down through all set prize levels, if necessary, until all set prize levels become pari-mutuel prize levels.  
  Amended July 11, 2014.
Comment:  Guaranteed Top Prize and guaranteed Millionaires’ Club Prizes shall receive any necessary funds from the PRA to pay those prizes before amounts are available to offset set prize deficiencies.  Due to jurisdictional requirements the California Lottery separately determines its prize pool allocations, prize values, and rollovers for prize levels 2-10.
 

NPG 28.4—FUND TRANSFERS

28.4(a) Prize Funds Transferred.  On a weekly basis or as otherwise determined by the Product Group, each Lottery shall transfer, in trust, an amount as determined by the Product Group to be its total proportionate share of the prize contributions less actual set prize liability.  If this results in a negative amount, the central office shall transfer funds to the Lottery.
The Product Group may permit individual non-MUSL Lotteries to accumulate prize pool and prize reserve accounts on their own; such Lotteries shall accumulate prize pool and prize reserve funds by percentage in accordance with the above provisions and as directed by the Product Group and shall transfer prize payment contributions to MUSL as directed by the Product Group.  Lotteries which accumulate their own prize reserve and prize pool accounts shall report account balances weekly to the Product Group and such accounts are subject to audit by the Product Group.  Due to jurisdictional requirements the California Lottery separately determines its prize pool allocations for prize levels 2-10, does not contribute to or participate in the Set Prize Pool Account, and is exempt from these reporting and audit provisions for those prize levels.  
28.4(b) Prize Funds Transferred to Lottery.  Top Prize and Millionaires’ Club Prize amounts held by the central office shall be transferred to the Lottery where the Top Prize or Millionaires’ Club Prize was won immediately after the Lottery where the Prize was won validates the prize claim.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
28.4(c) Unclaimed Top Prize and Millionaires’ Club Prizes.  All funds to pay a Top Prize or Millionaires’ Club Prize that had been collected by the central office and that went unclaimed shall be returned to the Lotteries in proportion to sales by Lotteries for the Prize(s) in question, after the claiming period set by the Lottery selling the winning ticket expires. 
  Amended July 11, 2014.
Comment: If a Lottery does not contribute funds to the Millionaires’ Club Prize Pool, they shall not participate in the refund of unclaimed prize monies for that prize tier.
28.4(d) Funds shall be collected from each Lottery by wire transfer, electronic funds transfer, or other means acceptable to the Product Group.  The amount to be transferred shall be calculated in accordance with the Game rules.  The Product Group shall determine collection days.
28.4(e) On a weekly basis or as otherwise determined by the Product Group, each Lottery shall transfer, in trust, an amount as determined by the Product Group to be its total proportionate share of the license and vendor fees and television game show prizes, including studio audience member travel expenses.
 

NPG RULE 29 [Reserved for future use]  

 

NPG RULE 30 PRIZE PAYMENT

30.1  Top Prizes.  Top Prizes shall be paid, at the election of the player made no later than sixty (60) days after the player becomes entitled to the prize, with either a per-winner annuity or single lump sum payment.  If the payment election is not made at the time of purchase and is not made by the player within sixty (60) days after the player becomes entitled to the prize, then the prize shall be paid as an annuity prize.  An election for an annuity payment made by a player before ticket purchase or by system default or design may be changed to a single lump sum payment at the election of the player until the expiration of sixty (60) days after the player becomes entitled to the prize.  The election to take the single lump sum payment may be made at the time of the prize claim or within sixty (60) days after the player becomes entitled to the prize.  An election made after the winner becomes entitled to the prize is final and cannot be revoked, withdrawn, or otherwise changed.  
Shares of the Top Prize shall be determined as provided in Rule 30.5.  Winner(s) who elect a single lump sum payment shall be paid their share(s) in a single payment.  
If individual shares of the cash held to fund an annuity are less than $250,000.00, each Lottery, in its sole discretion, may elect to pay the winners their share of funds of the cash pool to fund the annuity prizes as described in Rule 30.5.  
All annuitized prizes shall be paid annually in thirty (30) payments with the initial payment being made in a single lump sum, to be followed by twenty-nine (29) payments funded by the annuity.  Except as may be controlled by a Lottery’s governing statute, all annuitized prizes shall be paid annually in thirty (30) graduated payments (increasing each year) by a rate as determined by the Product Group.  Prize payments may be rounded down to the nearest one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).  Annual payments after the initial payment shall be made by the Lottery on the anniversary date or if such date falls on a non-business day, then the first business day following the anniversary date of the selection of the Top Prize winning numbers.   
Funds for the initial payment of an annuitized prize or the single lump sum prize shall be made available by MUSL for payment by the Lottery no earlier than the fifteenth calendar day (or the next banking day if the fifteenth day is a holiday) following the drawing.  If necessary, when the due date for the payment of a prize occurs before the receipt of funds in the prize pool account sufficient to pay the prize, the transfer of funds for the payment of the full lump sum amount may be delayed pending receipt of funds from the Lotteries.  A paying Lottery may elect to make the initial payment from its own funds after validation, with notice to the central office.  
If a Lottery purchases or holds the prize payment annuity for a prize won in that jurisdiction, that Lottery’s game rules, and any prize payment agreement with the prize winner, shall indicate that the prize winner has no recourse against the MUSL or any other Lottery for payment of that prize.  
In the event of the death of a lottery winner during the annuity payment period, unless prohibited by jurisdictional law, the MUSL Finance & Audit Committee, in its sole discretion excepting a discretionary review by the Product Group, upon the petition of the estate of the lottery winner (the "Estate") to the lottery of the jurisdiction in which the deceased lottery winner purchased the winning ticket, and subject to federal, state, district, or territorial applicable laws, may accelerate the payment of all of the remaining lottery proceeds to the Estate.  If such a determination is made, then securities and/or cash held to fund the deceased lottery winner's annuitized prize may be distributed to the Estate.  The identification of the securities to fund the annuitized prize shall be at the sole discretion of the MUSL Finance & Audit Committee or the Product Group.  
  Amended July 11, 2014.
    Comment: Due to its jurisdictional requirements, the provisions relating to acceleration of annuity payments to an estate do not apply to the California Lottery. The Product Group set the graduated rate at five percent (5%) per year.
30.2 Millionaires’ Club and Set Prize Payments.  All Millionaires’ Club Prizes and set prizes (all prizes except the Top Prize, whether described as “cash” payment prizes or otherwise) shall be paid through the Selling Lottery that sold the winning ticket(s) and at the discretion of the Selling Lottery may be paid by cash, check, warrant or electronic transfer.  
A Lottery may begin paying Millionaires’ Club and set prizes after receiving authorization to pay from the central office.  If a Lottery, due to jurisdictional law requirements, separately determines low-tier prize amounts, it shall be solely responsible for its low-tier prize liability, and may begin paying low-tier prizes after a drawing when it determines it is appropriate to do so.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
    Comment: Due to jurisdictional requirements, the California Lottery separately determines its prize pool allocations and prize amounts for prize levels 2-10.
30.3 Prizes Rounded.  Annuitized payments of the Top Prize or a share of the Top Prize may be rounded to facilitate the purchase of an appropriate funding mechanism.  Breakage on an annuitized Top Prize win shall be added to the first payment to the winner or winners.  Prizes other than the Top Prize, which, under these rules, may become single-payment, pari-mutuel prizes, may be rounded down so that prizes can be paid in multiples of whole dollars. Except with regards to Millionaires’ Club and low-tier prizes paid by a Lottery which separately determines its low-tier prize amounts pursuant to Rule 30.2, breakage resulting from rounding these prizes shall be carried forward to the prize pool for the next drawing.
 Amended July 11, 2014.
  Comment: Due to jurisdictional requirements, the California Lottery separately determines its prize pool allocations and prize amounts for prize levels 2-10.
30.4  [Reserved for future use].       
30.5  Funding of Guaranteed Prizes.  The Product Group may offer guaranteed minimum Top Prize amounts, guaranteed minimum numbers of Millionaires’Club winners, minimum increases in the Top Prize amount between drawings, minimum increases in the number of Millionaires’ Club winners between drawings, or make other changes in the allocation of prize money when the Product Group finds that it would be in the best interest of the game.  
If a minimum Top Prize amount or a minimum increase in the Top Prize between drawings is offered by the Product Group, then shares of the Top Prize shall be determined as follows:  
 
If there are multiple Top Prize winners during a single drawing, each selecting the annuitized option prize, then a winner's share of the guaranteed annuitized Top Prize shall be determined by dividing the guaranteed annuitized Top Prize by the number of winning plays.  
 
If there are multiple Top Prize winners during a single drawing and at least one (1) of the Top Prize winners has elected the annuitized option prize, then the best bid submitted by the central office’s pre-approved qualified brokers shall determine the cash pool needed to fund the guaranteed annuitized Top Prize.  
 
If no winner of the Top Prize during a single drawing has elected the annuitized option prize, then the amount of cash in the Top Prize pool shall be an amount equal to the guaranteed annuitized amount divided by the average annuity factor of the most recent three (3) best quotes provided by pre-approved qualified brokers submitting quotes.  
 
In no case shall quotes be used that are more than two (2) weeks old, and if less than three (3) quotes are submitted, then the central office shall use the average of all quotes submitted. Changes in the allocation of prize money shall be designed to retain approximately the same prize allocation percentages, over a year's time, set out in these rules.  Minimum guaranteed prizes or increases may be waived if the alternate funding mechanism set out in Rule 28.3(c) becomes necessary.
The annuity factor is determined by the best total securities price obtained through a competitive bid of qualified, pre-approved brokers made after it is determined that the prize is to be paid as an annuity prize or after the expiration of sixty (60) days after the winner becomes entitled to the prize.  Neither MUSL, the Product Group, nor the Lotteries shall be responsible or liable for changes in the actual amount purchased after the prize payment method is actually known to the central office.  
  Amended July 11, 2014.
  Comment: When the Game begins, and also following a Top Prize win, the Top Prize shall begin at an annuitized amount of fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000.00) and if the Top Prize is not won shall be an annuitized amount of eighteen million dollars ($18,000,000.00) and if the Top Prize is then not won shall be an annuitized amount of twenty-one million dollars ($21,000,000.00) and if the Top Prize is then not won shall be an annuitized amount of twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000.00) and shall remain at that amount until the Top Prize is won.
  The amount of Millionaires’ Club Prize monies awarded in a Millionaires’ Club Prize drawing shall be determined by the amount of monies available in the TP&MC Prize Pool, less amounts needed to fund the Top Prize, rounded down to the nearest one million dollars ($1,000,000), but shall in no event be less than the following: When the Game begins, and also following a Top Prize win, there shall be a minimum of ten (10) Millionaires’ Club Prizes awarded if the Top Prize is won for that drawing, and the number of Millionaires’ Club Prizes shall grow at a minimum of two (2) between drawings until the Top Prize is won.  
  Amounts to pay the Top Prizes and guaranteed Millionaires’ Club Prizes shall first be drawn from the TP&MC Prize Pool.  If the TP&MC Prize Pool is insufficient to pay the Top Prize and the minimum guaranteed Millionaires’ Club Prizes, then any deficiencies to pay the Top Prize and Millionaires’ Club Prizes to be awarded shall first be drawn from the PRA, if any; any deficiencies beyond those funding sources shall be provided by the Lotteries in proportion to their sales since the last Top Prize was won.
30.6 Prize Limited to Highest Prize Won.  Except for Millionaires’ Club Prizes, the holder of a winning ticket may win only one (1) prize for that ticket’s play and shall be entitled only to the prize won by those numbers in the highest matching prize category.  The status of a ticket as a winner based on a match between the play and the Winning Numbers on that ticket shall have no effect on that ticket’s ability to win (if drawn) a Millionaires’ Club Prize.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
30.7 Millionaires’ Club Prize Winner.  Independent of a ticket’s status as a prize winner due to a match with the Winning Numbers, each ticket in a draw is potentially a winner of a Millionaires’ Club Prize if, on that game draw, Millionaires’ Club Prizes are awarded.    If a ticket is a winner under both drawings, the prize paid shall be the sum of both the Top Prize or level 2-10 prize and the Millionaires’ Club Prize. 
  Amended July 11, 2014.
30.8 Prize Claim Period.  Prize claims shall be submitted within the period set by the Lottery selling the ticket.  If no such claim period is established, all Top Prize and Millionaires’ Club Prize claims shall be made within one hundred eighty (180) days after the drawing date. 
  Amended July 11, 2014.
30.9 Subject to the laws and regulations of the Selling Lottery relating to the disclosure of Millionaires’ Club Prize winners, and at the discretion of each Selling Lottery where disclosure is permitted, the name and community of the winner of a Top Prize or Millionaires’ Club Prize will be disclosed in a press conference or in a press release, and further subject to the laws and regulations of the Selling Lottery, the prize winner may be required to participate in a press conference.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
 

NPG RULE 31—TICKET VALIDATION.  

To be a valid ticket and eligible to receive a prize, a ticket shall satisfy all the requirements established by a Lottery for validation of winning tickets sold through its gaming system and any other validation requirements adopted by the Lotteries, the Product Group, and the MUSL Board as published as the Confidential MUSL Minimum Game Security Standards or otherwise.  Neither the MUSL, the Product Group, nor the Lotteries shall be responsible for paying prizes for tickets that are altered in any manner.
  

NPG RULE 32—TICKET RESPONSIBILITY.

32.1 Prize Claims.  Prize claim procedures shall be governed by the rules of the Lottery which sold the ticket.  The Product Group, the MUSL and the Lotteries shall not be responsible for prizes that are not claimed following the proper procedures as determined by the Selling Lottery.  
32.2 Reserved.   
32.3 Stolen Tickets.  Neither MUSL, the Product Group, nor the Lotteries shall be responsible for lost or stolen tickets.
32.4 Non-traditional plays.  A receipt for a non-traditional play has no value and is not evidence of a play.  To be eligible, a non-traditional play must be registered with the Selling Lottery in accordance with its rules and regulations and the person or, if permitted by the lottery rules, the persons registering the play shall be the owner of the non-traditional play.
  

NPG RULE 33—INELIGIBLE PLAYERS.

33.1 Regardless of the selling jurisdiction, a ticket or share for the MONOPOLYMillionaires’ Club game may not be purchased or received, nor may a prize be won, by: 
(a) any MUSL employee, officer, or Product Group Lottery director; 
(b) any contractor or consultant under agreement with the MUSL to review the MUSL audit and security procedures; 
(c) any employee of an independent accounting firm under contract with MUSL to observe drawings or site operations who is actually assigned to the MUSL account and all partners, shareholders, or owners in the local office of the firm; 
(d) Any officer, employee or Director of Hasbro, Inc.; or
(e) an immediate family member (parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, spouse, or sibling) of an individual described in subsections (a), (b), (c) and (d) and residing in the same household.  
  Amended July 11, 2014.
33.2 Those persons designated by a Selling Lottery's law, regulations or contracts as ineligible to play its games shall also be ineligible to play the MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club game in any jurisdiction.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
 

NPG RULE 34—APPLICABLE LAW.  

In purchasing a ticket, the purchaser agrees to comply with and abide by all applicable laws, rules, regulations, procedures, and decisions of the Selling Lottery where the ticket was purchased.
 

NPG RULE 35—DRAWING PROCEDURES.  

The MUSL Facilitator shall establish, with approval of the Product Group, the drawing procedures to be followed at each drawing used to determine the winning numbers and Millionaires’ Club Prize winners. The drawing procedures shall provide that a minimum of fifty-nine (59) minutes elapse between the close of the game ticket sales and the time of the drawing for those tickets sold. All drawings shall be open to the public and shall be witnessed by an independent certified public accounting firm and other Lottery officials as may be required by jurisdiction statute.  Any equipment used in a drawing shall be inspected and tested by the MUSL in the presence of an independent certified public accounting firm, both before and after the drawing. All drawings, inspections, and tests shall be recorded.  
  Amended July 11, 2014.
 

NPG RULE 36—TICKET PRICE

36.1 Uniform Price.  Each ticket shall be sold at retail for the price set by the Product Group.
36.2 Taxes.  The ticket price shall include all the applicable taxes that a Lottery may be required to collect. 
36.3 Discounts, Rebates, and Promotions.  A Lottery may offer tickets through discounts, rebates, or promotions, without approval of the Product Group, for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days in any six-month period after advising all Lotteries of the terms and dates of the offering.  A Lottery may offer other discounts, rebates, or promotions as may be approved by the Product Group.
36.4 Tickets as Prizes.  Nothing in this rule shall prohibit a Lottery from offering tickets as a prize in any other game or promotion operated by the Lottery after advising all Lotteries of the terms and dates of the offering.
36.5 Contribution to Prize Pool.  Lotteries that offer tickets as a prize or as part of a discount, rebate or promotion shall contribute to the prize pool the full amount assessed for a ticket sold at the uniform price.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
Comment: Rules 36.3 and 36.4 are intended to require Product Group Approval only where the price of the MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club ticket is reduced or tickets are given away for free for a period exceeding ninety (90) days.  A Lottery need not report promotions that do not change the price of the ticket.  Promotions that increase the “value” of a ticket or that offer other lottery games free or at a reduced price with the purchase of a MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club ticket do not need to be reported.  The intent of the rule is to require Lotteries assent in circumstances when players might find that they can get the same MCC ticket at a reduced price from another lottery
 

NPG RULE 37—SALE OF TICKETS

37.1 Authorized Retailers and Agents.  MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club tickets shall be sold only through retailers, agents and means authorized by a Lottery.  
  Amended July 11, 2014.
37.2 Ticket Stock.  MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club tickets shall be sold only by authorized Lotteries and, except for non-traditional plays, shall be printed on ticket stock that meets the security requirements for ticket stock used in the Lotteries’ other games and meets all other requirements adopted by the MUSL Board, the Product Group and the Selling Lottery.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
37.3 MUSL Markings.  All play slips used in the game shall be conspicuously marked to indicate that the slip pertains to the game and shall contain other markings as may be required by the MUSL, the Product Group and the Selling Lottery.
37.4 Game Sell Out Prohibited.  No Lottery shall directly and knowingly sell a ticket or combination of tickets to any person or entity that would guarantee such purchaser a MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club Top Prize win.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
37.5 Location and Method of Sales.  An offer to buy and an offer to sell a MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club play shall be made only at a location or only by a method that is licensed, certified, authorized, or contracted by a Selling Lottery.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
 

NPG RULE 38—PRIZE PAYMENTS. 

No Lottery may pay MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club prizes that are less than or more than the prize amounts established by the Product Group. The prize won cannot be indirectly increased by Lottery promotions or agent promotions that have the effect of increasing the designated MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club prize.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any Lottery which, due to jurisdictional law requirements, separately determines its set prize amounts and does not share prize liability with other lotteries, will be exempt from this rule with respect to any low tier prize amounts. 
  Amended July 11, 2014.
   Comment: Due to its jurisdictional requirements, the California Lottery is exempt from this Rule with respect to prize levels 2-10.
 

NPG RULE 39—ADVERTISING.

39.1 Unfair Advertising.  No Lottery may advertise, either directly or indirectly, that MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club tickets sold in its jurisdiction offer better odds, or better chances of winning than  MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club tickets sold in other jurisdictions.  This rule does not prohibit a Lottery from offering retailer promotions or other creative promotions designed to increase the sale of  MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club tickets.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
39.2 Prize Advertisement.  No Lottery may advertise a Top Prize amount or estimated numbers of  MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club prizes that differs from those estimated by the Product Group.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
 

Rules 40-49 reserved for future use.

 

NPG RULE 50—MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB TELEVISION GAME SHOW.

50.1 Television Game Show.  The Product Group may decide to add a television game show to the MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club game.  The MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club television game show (TV Show) will be produced at times and places approved by the Product Group for broadcast at times approved by the Product Group.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
50.2  Basic TV Show Design; Alterations.  The basic design of the TV Show shall be as described in this Rule 50, except that any alteration of the basic design of the TV Show may be approved by the Product Group.  Contests played on the TV Show shall be as approved by the Product Group.
50.3 Eligibility.  Unless otherwise indicated by a Selling Lottery, a player may become eligible for TV Show studio audience member selection by registering a MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club ticket or tickets with one or more qualifying properties according to the requirements of these Rules and as indicated by the Lottery that sold the ticket(s)  Every player holding tickets qualifying to participate in the studio audience selection process according to the rules announced by the Selling Lottery (“player”) who is selected by that Selling Lottery to participate as a member of a studio audience for an episode of the TV Show, and who is actually present in the studio audience, shall be eligible to be selected from the audience to participate as an on-stage participant in a game or games to be conducted on the TV Show.   Guests of players who are not proxied by the player to appear as an on-stage participant in the place of the player are not eligible to be selected as an on-stage game participant.
  Amended July 11, 2014.
50.4 How to Register.  Unless otherwise indicated by a Selling Lottery, to register a MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club ticket for participation in the selection of studio audience members, a player must visit the website designated for such purpose by the Selling Lottery that sold such ticket.  At such website, the player must register and open an account by providing his or her name, certifying that he or she is 18 years of age or older, and providing such other identifying information as the Selling Lottery requires.  In addition, the player must enter the webcode assigned to the MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club ticket, which will result in the registration in the player’s account of a MONOPOLY game board property, as indicated on the MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club ticket, together with an additional bonus MONOPOLY game board property to be selected for registration in the player’s account.  As shown in the following table, for each MONOPOLY game board property registered in a player’s account together with the additional MONOPOLY game board property or properties needed to make up a complete property group, the player will be awarded a number of entries into a drawing from which studio audience members will be selected. 

MONOPOLY Property Groups No. of Entries Awarded
Mediterranean Avenue & Baltic Avenue 2
Oriental Avenue & Vermont Avenue & Connecticut Avenue 4
St. Charles Place & States Avenue & Virginia Avenue 6
St. James Place & Tennesee Avenue & New York Avenue 8
Kentucky Avenue & Indiana Avenue & Illinois Avenue 10
Atlantic Avenue & Ventnor Avenue & Marvin Gardens 12
Pacific Avenue & North Carolina Avenue & Pennsylvania Avenue 15
Park Place & Boardwalk 20
Reading RR & Pennsylvania RR & B&O RR & Short Line RR 16
Electric Company & Water Works 10
Amended July 11, 2014.
 
50.4.1 Alternative Qualification Criteria and / or Method of.  A Selling Lottery may decide, in its sole discretion, to offer qualification criteria and / or an alternative method for a player to register to participate in the selection of studio audience members.
50.5 Selection  of  Studio Audience Members.  Each Selling Lottery shall, from time to time as specified by the Product Group, conduct a drawing from among those MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club registered account holders whose accounts have accumulated enough Monopoly game board properties to have a sufficient number of entries to participate in such drawing.  From each such drawing, each Selling Lottery shall select a minimum of three (3) account holders, each of whom shall be awarded: transportation, meals, and lodging expenses for himself or herself and a guest to travel to and return from the place approved by the Product Group for the production of the TV Show; the right to participate in the studio audience during the production of such show; and the right to participate in a selection process to be chosen as an on-stage participant  on the TV Show, for the award of prizes to the winners of such game elements. 
  Amended July 11, 2014.
50.6 Requirements for each TV Show Studio Audience.  The following requirements shall apply to each TV Show studio audience:
50.6.1 The Product Group shall determine the number of studio audience members for each studio audience selection procedure.  
  Comment: The Product Group has determined that there shall be a studio audience of 125 players and 125 player guests totaling a combined 250 studio audience members.
50.6.2  One week prior to each studio audience selection drawing, each Lottery shall report total sales of MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club tickets from the date of the previous drawing until the date of such report. 
  Amended July 11, 2014.
50.6.3  Each Lottery shall be assigned three (3) players to be selected as studio audience members for each MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club audience (the Base Allotment).
  Amended July 11, 2014.
50.6.4  The remainder of the players to be selected as studio audience members shall be determined based on MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club ticket sales (the Sales Allotment).  The total sales of MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club tickets by each Lottery divided by the total sales of MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club tickets by all Lotteries during the applicable period shall determine the factor to be used in calculating each Lottery’s allotment above and beyond the Base Allotment of three (3) players to be selected as studio audience members.  The factor so determined shall be rounded to the nearest integer (for example, a result of 1.4 shall mean that a Lottery will have one (1) additional player to be selected as a studio audience member above the Base Allotment and a result of 1.6 shall mean that a Lottery will have two (2) additional players to be selected as studio audience members above the Base Allotment).
  Amended July 11, 2014.
50.6.5 The total number of players to be selected as studio audience members chosen for each Lottery shall be the sum of its Base Allotment and the Sales Allotment.
50.7  No transfers; No cash option; Exceptions.  A registered account holder selected to participate as a studio audience member for the TV Show shall not have the right to transfer such selection to another person, except that the Selling Lottery, in its sole discretion under the rules of that Lottery, may permit the selected registered account holder to appoint another person reasonably acceptable to the Selling Lottery to participate as a studio audience member in place of the selected registered account holder, but in such a case the transportation, meals, and lodging expenses, together with any prize(s) awarded as a result of participation in the studio audience or in a game element on the MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club Television Game Show shall be deemed to be received by the selected account holder.  Nothing in these rules requires a Lottery to permit selected studio audience members to appoint replacement studio audience members. 
  A registered account holder selected to participate as a studio audience member for the MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club Television Game Show shall not have the right to decline the payment of expenses for transportation, meals, and lodging to and from the TV Showin exchange for a sum of money equivalent to the value of such expenses; except in a case where the Selling Lottery, in its sole discretion, determines that such registered account holder is legally subject to the offset of such expense payments under the rules of that Lottery.  In such a case, the amount determined by the Product Group to be equivalent to the value of the transportation, meals, and lodging expenses for a selected studio audience member may be offset and applied to the registered account holder’s obligations in accordance with the applicable laws in that Selling Lottery’s jurisdiction.  Nothing in these rules requires a Lottery to perform offsets against transportation, meals, and lodging provided to studio audience members.
  Amended July 11, 2014.