OAR 177-085-0005

The following definitions apply unless the context requires a different meaning.


“Advertised Grand Prize” or “Advertised Jackpot Prize” means the estimated, annuitized Grand Prize amount as determined by the MUSL Central Office by use of the MUSL Annuity Factor and communicated through the selling lotteries prior to the Grand Prize drawing. The Advertised Grand Prize is not a guaranteed prize amount and the actual Grand Prize amount may vary from the advertised amount, except in circumstance where there is a guaranteed Grand Prize amount as described in OAR 177-085-0035 (Powerball Prize Payment)(11).


“Drawing” refers collectively to the formal draw event for randomly selecting the winning indicia that determine the number of winners for each prize level of the Powerball® game and the Power Play® multiplier. Winning indicia include the winning numbers for the Powerball® game and the Power Play® multiplier.


“Game Board” or “boards” means that area of the game slip, also known as a panel, that contains sets of numbered squares to be marked by the player.


“Game Ticket” or “ticket” means an acceptable evidence of play, which is a ticket produced in a manner which contains the caption Powerball®, one or more lettered game plays followed by the drawing date, the price of the ticket, a six digit retailer number and a serial number that is compatible with the Lottery’s central computer system.


“Licensee Lottery” means a state lottery or lottery of a governmental unit, political subdivision, or entity thereof that is not a Party Lottery but has agreed to comply with all applicable MUSL and Product Group requirements and has been authorized by the MUSL and by the Powerball® Product Group to sell the Powerball® game.


“Lottery” means the Oregon State Lottery.


“MUSL” means the Multi-State Lottery Association, a government-benefit association wholly owned and operated by the Party Lotteries.


“MUSL Annuity Factor” means the annuity factor as determined by the MUSL central office through a method approved by the MUSL Finance and Audit Committee and which is used as described in these rules.


“MUSL Board” means the governing body of the MUSL which is comprised of the chief executive officer of each Party Lottery.


“MUSL Finance and Audit Committee” means the committee of that name established by the MUSL Board.


“Party Lottery” means a state lottery or lottery of a political subdivision or entity that has joined the MUSL and is authorized to sell the Powerball® game. Unless otherwise indicated, Party Lottery or Member Lottery does not include Licensee Lotteries.


“Game Play” or “play” means the six numbers, the first five from a field of sixty-nine numbers and the last one from a field of twenty-six numbers that appear on a ticket as a single lettered selection and are to be played by a player in the Powerball® game.


“Game Slip” means the paper used in marking a player’s game plays and containing one or more boards.


“Grand Prize” or “Jackpot Prize” refers to the top prize in the Powerball® game.


“Product Group” means a group of lotteries which has joined together to offer a product pursuant to the terms of the Multi-State Lottery Agreement and the Product Group’s own rules.


“Quick Pick” means the random selection by the computer of indicia that appear on a ticket and are played by a player in the game.


“Retailer” means a person or entity authorized by the Lottery to sell lottery tickets.


“Selling Lottery” or “Participating Lottery” means a lottery authorized by the Product Group to sell Powerball® tickets, including Party Lotteries and Licensee Lotteries.


“Set Prize”, also referred to as “low-tier prize”, means all prizes except the Grand Prizes, and, except in instances outlined in these Division 85 rules, will be equal to the prize amount established by the Product Group for the prize level.


“Draw game terminal” or “terminal” has the meaning set forth in OAR 177-070-0005 (Definitions)(5).


“Winning numbers” means the indicia randomly selected during a drawing event which are used to determine winning plays for the Powerball® game contained on a game ticket.
Last Updated

2 years ago
(June 8, 2021)

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