Big Wednesday Amendment Rules 2011

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Big Wednesday Amendment Rules 2011

Pursuant to section 243 of the Gambling Act 2003, the Minister of Internal Affairs approves the following rules, which were made by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission on 6 July 2011.

Rules

1  Title
  • These rules are the Big Wednesday Amendment Rules 2011.

2  Commencement
  • These rules come into force on 8 September 2011.

3  Principal rules amended
4  Interpretation
  • (1) Paragraph (a)(i) of the definition of board in rule 3 is amended by omitting 45 and substituting 50.

    (2) The definition of combo selection in rule 3 is amended by omitting 45 in each place where it appears and substituting in each case 50.

    (3) Paragraph (a) of the definition of dip selection in rule 3 is amended by omitting 45 and substituting 50.

    (4) The definition of numbers selection in rule 3 is amended by omitting 45 and substituting 50.

    (5) The definition of winning numbers in rule 3 is amended by omitting 45 and substituting 50.

5  Prize divisions and allocation of prize pool
  • (1) Rule 22(1) is amended by revoking paragraph (e) and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (e) division 5, being—

      • (i) a numbers selection that correctly matches, in any order, 3 of the 6 winning numbers drawn in that game; and

      • (ii) a letter selection made in conjunction with the numbers selection that correctly matches the winning letter drawn in that game:

    • (f) division 6, being a numbers selection that correctly matches, in any order, 3 of the 6 winning numbers drawn in that game.

    (2) Rule 22 is amended by revoking subclause (2) and substituting the following subclause:

    • (2) The available prize pool must be allocated between the prize divisions as follows:

      • (a) division 1, 67.06% of the prize pool for the game after division 6 prizes have been allocated:

      • (b) division 2, 0.66% of the prize pool for the game after division 6 prizes have been allocated:

      • (c) division 3, 3.99% of the prize pool for the game after division 6 prizes have been allocated:

      • (d) division 4, 4.29% of the prize pool for the game after division 6 prizes have been allocated:

      • (e) division 5, 24% of the prize pool for the game after division 6 prizes have been allocated:

      • (f) division 6, to be paid and satisfied as a bonus ticket containing the minimum number of selections for the next game in accordance with, and subject to, rule 45.

    (3) Rule 22(3) is amended by omitting 5 and substituting 6.

6 More than 1 winning selection in other prize divisions
  • Rule 29(1) is amended by omitting 5 and substituting 6.

7  Prize reserve fund
  • Rule 32(2)(b) is amended by omitting 5 and substituting 6.

8  Division 5 bonus ticket
  • (1) The heading to rule 45 is amended by omitting 5 and substituting 6.

    (2) Rule 45(1) is amended by omitting 5 and substituting 6.

    (3) Rule 45(3) is amended by omitting 5 in each place where it appears and substituting in each case 6.

    (4) Rule 45(4) is amended by omitting 5 and substituting 6.

Dated at Wellington this 6th day of July 2011.

The Common Seal of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission was, pursuant to a resolution of the Commission, affixed in the presence of:

[Seal]

Judy Kirk,
Presiding Member.

Dr Richard Janes,
Member.

Dated at Wellington this 4th day of July 2011.

Hon Nathan Guy,
Minister of Internal Affairs.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These rules, which come into force on 8 September 2011, amend the Big Wednesday Rules 2005 to—

  • increase the range of numbers in a numbers selection from 45 to 50; and

  • adjust the allocations of the available prize pool between prize divisions; and

  • add division 6 as a new prize division to be paid and satisfied as a bonus ticket; and

  • make other consequential amendments.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 July 2011.

These rules are administered by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission.