SUPER 6 OFFICIAL RULES & REGULATIONS
Dominica Lotteries Commission
Grenada National Lottery Authority
St. Lucia National Lotteries Authority
National Lotteries Authority of St. Vincent & the Grenadines
This document represents the official rules and regulations for the Windward Lotteries Super 6 game dated August 23, 2004. Super 6 is a multi-island lotto game where players from all 4 islands listed above participate. Canadian Bank Note Company, Ltd., (hereafter referred to as CBN) manages the game on behalf of the Windward Lotteries. All operations of the Super 6 game run under the auspices of CBN are to be governed by these Rules and Regulations, which from time to time may be amended.
- Game Description:
- Ticket Detail:
- Tickets may be purchased from authorized sellers or from the National Lottery Office. All tickets will be printed on paper provided by the National Lottery Office to its selling agents. All tickets will have the following information:
- ■ The draw date and draw number for which the ticket is valid.
- ■ The seller’s name and agent number.
- ■ The time and date that the ticket was sold.
- ■ Ticket serial number.
- ■ Ticket validation number.
- ■ The total price of the ticket and for each play.
- ■ The chosen six number(s).
The player is responsible for checking that the ticket contains the correct number(s), number of plays, draw date and is properly printed in every way. The National Lottery’s liability in the case of a misprinted ticket is limited to a replacement ticket of the same value.
- If there is a problem with a ticket, the only way for the player to receive a replacement is to immediately present the ticket to the selling agent. The selling agent can then cancel the ticket according to the rules described in section 4, ‘Ticket cancellation’. Players can also bring the ticket to the National Lottery’s office, prior to the draw, for a replacement ticket.
- An original valid ticket constitutes the only acceptable evidence of a bet. Every ticket is a bearer instrument and the purchaser is solely responsible for its safekeeping. The National Lottery is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged tickets beyond its control. The National Lottery recommends that players sign the back of their ticket(s) after purchase.
- If there is any conflict between the information on the central computer system and the information on the ticket, the former shall govern.
- Sales and Redemption:
- A single ticket can have up to ten (10) separate plays on it.
- If there are any problems with a ticket, the only way for the issuing seller to receive a refund is for the ticket to be presented to the selling agent or the National Lottery Head Office PRIOR to the draw. After the draw NO refunds or credits will be made.
- Under certain special circumstances, the General Manager may request (via newspaper advertisements or other suitable media) that holders of winning tickets present these tickets at the Lottery office by a published date.
- Only those tickets loaded into the central site computer are actually valid for the draw.
- Ticket Cancellation:
- The cancellation feature can be invoked for two reasons:
- A misprinted or damaged ticket caused by the lottery terminal making the ticket unusable or unsaleable.
- An entry mistake is made by the lottery clerk and the player refuses to accept the ticket; the clerk can immediately cancel the ticket.
- Cancellations must occur prior to the draw for which the ticket is eligible.
- The selling agent can cancel the ticket on the terminal. The selling agent will be issued a credit for the value of the cancelled ticket only after the return of that ticket to the Lottery Office.
- Draw Times & Television Draw Procedure:
- Following the integrity checks by the Auditors, the draw is conducted and recorded for broadcast later that evening. The draw will take place in a central location and be transmitted to the other three Windward island locations.
- A single chambered blower machine is loaded. The chamber of the blower machine will mix one set of twenty-eight (28) balls numbered from 01 to 28. The balls are mixed and six balls are randomly selected from the chamber. Another single chambered blower machine is then loaded. The chamber of the blower machine will mix one set of fifteen (15) balls with letters from A to O. The balls are mixed and one ball is randomly selected from the chamber. This determines the winning numbers for that draw and the free ticket letter.
- The draw is televised and witnessed by lottery staff and the official auditor, who is an employee of a recognized auditing firm.
- The draw itself will be broadcast following the drawing of the National Lotto game(s) and the winning number published in a local newspaper, and/or radio and/or at all ticket selling locations.
- The only official winning number is the one drawn. The number is then recorded and entered into the central site computer. The National Lotteries are not responsible for any errors in reporting the winning numbers, however caused.
- Play Method and Prizes:
- Only those tickets loaded into the central computer are actually valid for the draw. The lottery terminals are programmed to stop selling tickets prior to the draw-taking place. The prize fund is determined as a fixed percentage of the ticket sales. If necessary, allowance is then made for a fund to guarantee the minimum jackpot called the ‘seed fund’. The remainder of the prize fund is then divided into the prize pools, Jackpot (Match 6), Match 5 and Match 4.
- Prizes are awarded according to the prize matrix as follows:
Total prize fund = 50% of the net revenue
Seed Fund = 7% of the total prize fund
Jackpot (Match 6) = 60% of the total prize fund less the guarantee reserve
Match 5 = 18% of the total prize fund less the guarantee reserve
Match 4 = 22% of the total prize fund less the guarantee reserve
- Each National Lottery contributes an equal percentage from each ticket sold to a common jackpot pool. The ‘Match 5, Match 4 and Free Ticket’ prizes are redeemed at the seller level within each island.
- After the winning number is drawn and entered into the central site computer system, the system will process all the tickets entered into the draw and determine how many winning tickets were sold.
- All prizes are calculated on a pari-mutuel basis. To determine the amount paid to each winner, the prize pool at that level is divided by the number of winning tickets at that level and rounded down to the nearest dollar. Any residuals caused by rounding are carried forward to the next jackpot. The winner(s) of the Jackpot (Match 6) can come from any of the Windward island Lotteries.
- If there is no winner of the Jackpot (Match 6) then the prize pool will be rolled over and added to the Jackpot (Match 6) prize pool for the next draw.
- If there is more than one winner at any given prize level, including the Jackpot prize level; the winner is entitled only to his or her share of the prize pool. For example, if two individuals win the Jackpot, the prize pool is divided into two parts and each winner receives one-half of the prize pool. If for any reason a winner does not claim his or her share of the prize within 90 days (180 days in St. Vincent) of the draw, his or her share of the prize is considered ‘unclaimed’ and the monies will be used for prizes in future Super 6 draw(s).
- From time to time sales may not be great enough to fund the jackpot. To cover shortfalls, funds may be withheld from the prize pool to build a seed fund. This fund will only be used for payment of jackpots.
- Each National Lottery will always advertise a minimum jackpot of $200,000. If there is not enough money in the prize pool to cover the advertised minimum amount when it is won, money from the seed fund will be used to pay out the advertised amount. If however, there is more money than the advertised minimum jackpot, the entire amount in the pool will be paid to the winner, or split among all winners.
- There are four ways to win the Super 6 game: that is to match the six drawn numbers, for that draw, offering odds of 1: 376,740. Match five drawn numbers, for that draw, offering odds of 1:2,854. Match four drawn numbers for that draw, offering odds of 1:109. Match the free ticket letter to win a free ticket, offering odds of 1:15.
- Claiming Prizes:
- Prizes up to and including $999 on terminal printed tickets can be claimed from the place of purchase or at a National Lottery Central Office. Prizes valued at $1,000 or more must be claimed at a National Lottery Central Office. Jackpot prizes must be claimed in person at a National Lottery Central Office.
- All tickets are subject to validation tests by the National Lottery office personnel and CBN. Tickets which are in any way defective, (e.g. misprinted, incompletely printed, miscut, or representative of an illegal play), are invalid. Evidence of tampering, mutilation, alteration, reconstitution, etc. will also render tickets invalid. The decision of the General Manager of the National Lottery and CBN in any question regarding eligibility and/or validity of any ticket is final. Jackpot (Match 6) prizes will be paid within 10 working days of submission based on security checks.
- Prizes must be claimed within ninety (90) days (180 days in St. Vincent) of the draw date, unless otherwise announced.
- Any prize not collected within 90 days (180 days in St. Vincent) of the draw date will be considered unclaimed. Winlot will decide with CBN recommendations to return unclaimed prize money to the players in the form of prize money or special prizes. Actions that Winlot may undertake to accomplish this may include, but are not limited to: funding bonus draws, awarding prizes in special promotions, and adding to future jackpots.
- Prize winners asked to do so by Winlot must give their name and address, and satisfactory establish their identity. All winners of the Jackpot (Match 6) prize will be photographed. Note that Winlot and CBN reserve the right to publish the names, addresses and photographs of all the winners.
- Winners of all cash prizes must sign the winning ticket and surrender it to the seller or a National Lottery office when paid in full.
- All prizes over $1,000 will be paid by cheque only.
- Winners must not be involved in any attempt to defraud the National Lottery and CBN. Any person attempting to defraud the National Lottery will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
- Under special circumstances, the General Manager of the National Lottery has the right to delay or defer payment of a prize for up to ninety (90) days from the draw date.
- All prizes are payable in EC dollars only.
- A player with a winning play will win a single cash prize at the highest eligible prize level only for that play. A single ticket can have more than one winning play on it.
- Employees, shareholders (of 5% or more of equity), directors, their spouses and dependent family members are not permitted to play and/or claim any prizes from Super 6 operated by CBN and the National Lottery. Consequently, they are not permitted to win prizes in these games.
- Employees, directors, their spouses and dependent family members of Canadian Bank Note Company, Ltd. are not permitted to play and/or claim any prizes from Super 6 operated by CBN and the National Lottery. Consequently, they are not permitted to win prizes in these games.
- Employees, shareholders (of 5% or more of equity), directors, their spouses and dependent family members of any advertising agencies or public relations firms are not permitted to play and/or claim any prizes from Super 6 operated by CBN and the National Lottery. Consequently, they are not permitted to win prizes in these games.
- Employees, shareholders (of 5% or more of equity), directors, their spouses and dependent family members of the auditing firms are not permitted to play and/or claim any prizes from Super 6 operated by CBN and the National Lottery. Consequently, they are not permitted to win prizes in these games.
The Super 6 game involves allowing members of the public to select six (6) numbers from the range of 01 to 28 and play those numbers for a three dollar ($3) bet amount for the current draw. All data regarding tickets sold for a particular draw will be compiled at the Central site computer. A televised draw will take place two days per week, every Tuesday and Friday evening. One set of six (6) winning numbers; each between and including one (01) and twenty-eight (28) is selected by a single chambered ball-based drawing machine. Prizes will be awarded for matching all six (6) numbers ‘Jackpot’, matching any five (5) numbers ‘Match 5’, and for matching any four (4) numbers ‘Match 4’to the winning number drawn. A separate single chambered ball machine with fifteen (15) lettered balls from A to O will then be used to draw one (1) lettered ball for the free ticket letter. A free ticket will be awarded if the letter drawn matches the letter on a winning ticket. Prizes for the ‘Match 5’ and ‘Match 4’ levels will be calculated on a pari-mutuel basis, that is, a prize pool at each level to be shared by all the winners at that level. If the Jackpot prize (Match 6) is not won then that prize pool will be rolled over and added to the Jackpot (Match 6) prize pool for the next draw.