Rules and Regulations for Loterie Vert
1.0 Purpose / Objective:
The following rules as approved by the GRA have been adopted by Lottotech Ltd, the owner of the Loterie Vert brand. These rules shall govern the operation of the Loterie Vert Game.
2.0 About the Loterie Vert Game
The following are the essential features of the Loterie Vert Game as approved by the GRA.
2.1 To play Loterie Vert Game, a Participant selects, or has the Terminal randomly assign (Quick Pick) Seven (7) Numbers from Matrix A which includes a range of consecutive Numbers from one (1) to twenty-eight (28) and one (1) Colour from Matrix B which includes a range of Colours, namely Red (R), Blue (B) , Yellow (Y), and Green (G).
2.2 The sale period for any given Lottery date will terminate on the date of the Draw at a time to be determined by the Operator.
2.3 The Operator has the right to change Matrix A and/or Matrix B. Any change in either Matrix shall be publicly announced by the Operator in advance of the effective date.
2.4 All lottery Tickets issued for Loterie Vert Game shall be clearly identified with the name of the Game and the date or dates of the Draw(s) for which they apply.
The following words and terms, wherever they appear in these Rules, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
‘Central Computer System’
The computer systems used by the Operator to operate the Loterie Vert Game.
A person of age 18 and above who submits a claim for the Prize in accordance with these Rules.
A period of six (6) months from the date of the Draw of that Loterie Vert Game.
The process which culminates in the Selection of a set of randomly selected Winning Numbers/Colour for the Loterie Vert Game.
The Draw Procedures to which any Draw shall be subject to as determined by the Operator and approved by the GRA from time to time.
A transaction by which a Participant’s entry into the Loterie Vert game by any means has been recorded as an Entry on the Central Computer System.
A preformatted form bearing the Numbers from which a Participant can make his Selection to make an Entry into the Loterie Vert Game and which is also known as a playslip. The Entry Form allows several Entries.
The Gambling Regulatory Authority of Mauritius.
‘Lottery Processing System’
The transaction processing system that controls the operation of the Loterie Vert game consisting of the Central Computer System and the Terminals.
‘Loterie Vert Game Procedures’
Any procedures or conditions issued by the Operator and approved by the GRA which apply to the Loterie Vert Game and which may from time to time, include among other information; how Prizes are won, the Prize Structure and the method of selling or entering the Loterie Vert Game.
‘Loterie Vert Ticket’ (‘Ticket’)
Means any symbol, sign, token, coupon, warrant, card, printed paper, document or list or any other means or device which confers or purports to confer the right to take part in a lottery game, and which is issued by the Operator.
‘Loterie Vert Ticket Validation Requirements’
The Operator’s validation requirements as approved by the GRA for Tickets representing winning Numbers for that specific Draw.
Lottotech has been granted the licence by the Gaming Regulatory Authority to operate the Loterie Vert Game.
A member of the public of age 18 and above who purchases or otherwise acquires a Loterie Vert Game Ticket.
The amount allocated to each Prize category.
A Prize won by a Participant in the Loterie Vert Game. The Prizes can be also guaranteed Prizes or Prizes in kind.
‘Prize Claim Form’
The printed form issued by the Operator and approved by the GRA which a Participant is required to complete to be eligible to claim certain Prizes in accordance with these Rules.
‘Prize Claim Notice’
A notice of a Prize claim submitted in writing to the Operator in accordance with the Rules.
The number, value and odds of winning Prizes for the Loterie Vert Game as determined by the Operator and approved by the GRA.
A system function to support the Participant in the Loterie Vert Game wherein a set of Numbers/Colour is selected on a random basis by the Lottery Processing System on behalf of the Participant.
The ‘Replay’ option enables the Participant to play the same Selection as an existing Ticket.
Any person, firm or entity authorised by the Operator and approved by the GRA to sell Loterie Vert Game Entries and/or to pay certain Prizes in respect of Valid Winning Tickets of the Loterie Vert Game.
One set of seven Numbers and one Colour or, one Number for 1st Number drawn or, one Colour for Colour drawn chosen by a Participant within one Entry on an Entry Form or, resulting from Quick Pick or, chosen by a Participant which may be keyed in manually by a Retailer and which is recorded on a Ticket issued in accordance with the Rules.
The website of the Operator.
The server that stores all valid entries in the Loterie Vert Game for a specific Draw.
The tape holding all valid entries in the Loterie Vert Game for a specific Draw.
A bet by which the Participant may select 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, Numbers and 1 or 2 Colours within one Entry to generate multiple sets of 7 Numbers and one Colour.
‘Technical Audit System’
The purpose of the Internal Control System (ICS) is to ensure that the Online Gaming System has processed all transactions properly.
The point of sale Terminals with an on-line connection to the Central Computer System and which shall be used for the issuance of valid Tickets and for the validation of Valid Winning Tickets.
‘Unclaimed Prize or Expired Prize’
Any Prize for a winning ticket that has not been presented for payment within the claim limitation period.
‘Valid Winning Ticket’
A winning Loterie Vert Game Ticket which meets all the Loterie Vert Game Ticket Validation Requirements.
The Numbers/Colour used to determine the winning Entries for a Loterie Vert Game Draw.
A Selection which entitles a Participant to a Prize in the category applicable to the correct Numbers/Colour selected.
4.0 Status of These Rules
4.1 These Rules and Procedures of the Loterie Vert Game constitute the contractual rights and obligations of the Operator to Participants as approved by the GRA.
4.2 In the event of a discrepancy or inconsistency between these Rules and the conditions and explanations being advised during a purchase, these Rules shall prevail.
5.0 Loterie Vert Game Procedures and Descriptions
A.Loterie Vert Game
i.The Operator will determine the cost of the Loterie Vert Game available for sale to the public.
ii.The Participant may participate in Loterie Vert Game by selecting a set of Numbers/Colour in accordance with the instructions found on the Entry Form or on the Site.
iii.An Entry Form shall be processed through the Terminal by the Retailer, and the relevant Ticket will be issued.
iv.If an Entry Form is rejected by the Terminal, there is no valid Entry.
v.If an Entry is not recorded or marked cancelled or rejected on the Central Computer System for any particular Draw, the Entry shall not be valid.
B. Methods of Participation
i.Method of entering the Loterie Vert Game
The methods by which a Participant may enter the Loterie Vert Game include the following:
a.Presenting a completed Entry Form to a Retailer. On any one Entry Form a Participant may make a Selection from a minimum of one Entry to a maximum of the Number of entries included on the Entry Form. Each Selection is made by manually marking seven Numbers and one Colour or marking one Number for predicting first Number drawn or marking one Colour for predicting Colour drawn within one Entry or by manually marking the Quick Pick box. The completed Entry Form is processed through the Terminal by a retailer which will issue the Ticket recording each Selection marked on the Entry Form;
b.Indicating in person to a Retailer the requisite Numbers or Colour to be entered manually into the Terminal by the Retailer;
c.Requesting a Number Selection to be made on a random basis by the Lottery Processing System.
Neither a Participant nor a Retailer shall enter into any special agreement for the Entry in the Loterie Vert Game outside the method of Entry determined by the Operator.
C.Cancellation of a Loterie Vert Game Ticket
i.Subject to paragraphs (C)(ii) below, a Ticket may be cancelled if it has been issued in error; or it is illegible; or it is incomplete; or if it contains two or more Quick Pick Selections each comprising the same seven Numbers and Colour.
ii.A Ticket falling within the terms of paragraph (C)(i) above may only be cancelled if:
a.The Ticket is returned to the issuing Terminal within 15 minutes of the time when it was purchased, and the Retailer calls the Operator’s hotline within that 15 minutes but;
b.The Retailer must ensure that calls to the hotline for any cancellation for the relevant Draw are done 5 minutes before Draw closure; after which no cancellation is allowed.
iii.The hotline will ask for information about the Ticket and authorise the Retailer to proceed with the cancellation. The Retailer will immediately receive credit for the cancelled Ticket.
iv.On cancellation of a Ticket the Participant will be entitled to a new Ticket.
v.The Retailer will be instructed to retain the original Ticket that has been cancelled in order to return it to the Operator.
vi.For the avoidance of doubt, a Participant may not seek cancellation of a Quick Pick Ticket by reason only if the Number Selection(s) on the Ticket is not being to his liking.
D.Responsibility for Loterie Vert Game Tickets
i.It shall be the sole responsibility of the Participant to ensure that at the time of purchase, a valid Loterie Vert Game Ticket is issued to him. Should a Participant elect to enter the Loterie Vert Game, such Participant must verify at the time of the issuance of such Loterie Vert Game ticket that the Numbers/Colour selected by the Participant correspond to the Numbers that appear on the Loterie Vert Game Ticket and to ensure that a legible control number (including, if any, a clear bar code) appears on the Ticket. Neither the Operator, nor any authorised Retailer will be responsible for any loss of whatever nature suffered or incurred by any person as a result of any such details and information as aforesaid not appearing on a Loterie Vert Game ticket or being incorrect or as a result of a legible control number and or barcode not appearing on the Loterie Vert Game Ticket.
ii.The Participant shall be responsible for the safe custody of any Loterie Vert Game Ticket. Failure to produce a valid Loterie Vert Game Ticket on claiming a Prize will result in refusal to pay the Prize.
iii.Neither the Operator, nor any Retailer will be responsible for loss, theft, mutilation or destruction of any Loterie Vert Game Ticket or for any errors or omissions in respect of any data recorded on any Loterie Vert Game Ticket or for any loss of whatever nature suffered or incurred by any person as a result of any such event or condition affecting a Loterie Vert Game Ticket.
iv.The Participant is responsible for claiming the full value of the Prize to which he is entitled.
v.The Participant’s eligibility to win a Prize is subject to the Loterie Vert Game claim receipt validation requirements.
E. Purchase and Prize Restrictions
There shall be no general right, obligation nor limitation for any person to enter the Loterie Vert Game. Lottotech directors and staff, the directors of the shareholders of Lottotech, and the directors and staff of any company that produces the centralized gaming and Draw systems are not allowed to participate in the Loterie Vert Game.
F. Prize Pools
i.Subject to rounding down, the amount allocated by the Operator as approved by the GRA to the prize fund for payment of Prize(s) for a Draw (“Prize Fund”) shall be 55.20% of the gross fund of Entries into that Draw for the 7/28 + 1/4 game or such larger amount as shall be determined by the Operator at its sole discretion from time to time.
ii.The Prize Fund for the 7/28 + 1/4 Game as approved by the GRA shall be split as follows:
a.51.68% of gross fund of Entries shall be allocated to pay prizes for a Draw; and
b.3.52% of the gross fund of Entries shall be allocated to a reserve fund (‘Reserve Fund’) to be used to fund guaranteed Prize amounts or other promotions as shall be introduced by the Operator from time to time.
iii.As approved by the GRA, except in the circumstances described in paragraph (F)(iv) below, all Match 4 + 0 Colour category Prizes will be at Rs 150 and will be paid from the Prize Fund.
iv.The allocation of the Pools Fund to each of the remaining Prize categories as approved by the GRA shall be in accordance with the following provisions:
c.Prize money allocated to each other Prize categories will be divided equally by the Number of Winning Selections in that category;
d.If in any Draw, there are no winning selections in the match 7+1 colour category, the prize monies of this category will be added to the match 7+1 colour prize pool for the next draw.
e.If in any Draw, there are no Winning Selections in the Match 7 + 0 Colour category, the Prize money for this category will be added to the Prize Pool for the Match 6 + 1 Colour category for that Draw. Same rule applies for other lower category Prizes;
f.If in any Draw, there are no Winning Selections in the Match 4 + 1 Colour category, the Prize money for this category will be divided equally by the Number of Winning Selections for the Match 4 + 0 Colour category and added to the Rs 150 Prize for that category.
v.If the total Number of Prizes in all categories, when multiplied by Rs 150, would exceed the Prize Fund referred to in paragraph (F)(i) above, then the amount by which the Prize Fund is exceeded shall be taken from the Reserve Fund.
Approximate Odds of Winning and Prize Structure for 7/28 + 1/4
Prize Tier Odds Pools Fund
Match 7 + 1 Colour 1 : 4,736,160 51.90 % of Pool Fund
Match 7 + 0 Colour 1 : 1,578,720 1.71 % of Pool Fund
Match 6 + 1 Colour 1 : 32,219 2.79 % of Pool Fund
Match 6 + 0 Colour 1 : 10,740 3.36 % of Pool Fund
Match 5 + 1 Colour 1 : 1,074 6.72 % of Pool Fund
Match 5 + 0 Colour 1 : 358 11.35 % of Pool Fund
Match 4 + 1 Colour 1 : 102 22.18 % of Pool Fund
Match 4 + 0 Colour
1 : 34 Rs 150 prize payable from the Prize Fund, plus any amount not won in the Match 4 + 1 Colour category
Any Prize 1 : 23.17
vi.All Prizes will be rounded down to the nearest Rs. 1.
vii.The Operator has the right to change the Prize Structure and Prize value of the Loterie Vert Game. Any change shall be publicly announced by the Operator prior to in advance of the effective date.
i.The Operator as approved by the GRA will determine the time, frequency, date and method of the Draws for the Loterie Vert Game.
ii.Each Draw will select Winning Numbers/Colour with the aid of drawing equipment as the Operator may from time to time determine and as approved by the GRA.
iii.All Draws will be conducted in public and in accordance with the Draw Procedures as approved by the GRA and in the presence of an inspector designated by the GRA. The Draws are opened to members of the public.
iv.The Winning Numbers/Colour of the Draw shall be those drawn and as recorded in writing by the Draw Officials and certified by the GRA inspector present. In the event of any discrepancy, the Winning Numbers/Colour shall be those drawn and contained on a video recording of the Draw.
v.In the event of any Draw being declared invalid, in accordance with the Draw Procedures applicable to it, another Draw will be conducted to determine the Winning Numbers/Colour in accordance with such Draw Procedures.
vi.In the event that any Draw is interrupted due to equipment failure or for any other reason beyond the control of the Operator, the Draw will be completed in accordance with the applicable Draw Procedures for that Draw.
vii.In the event that the Draw cannot take place on the date or at the time fixed, it shall take place as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter.
viii.Only the official results of the Draw will be taken into account in determining Prize payments.
H. Dissemination of Winning Numbers/Colour Information
The results of each Draw will be made available at the Retailers’ outlets and on the official website www.loterievert.mu as soon as practicable after each Draw. Results will be issued by the Operator to the national media and may also be published in such other manner as the Operator may from time to time determine. In the event of any discrepancy, the official Winning Numbers/Colour shall be those drawn and contained on the recording of the Draw.
The Operator may use the Participant’s name and picture in public communications made by the Operator concerning and relating to winners of the Lottery only with the Participant’s written agreement and consent.
The Operator shall collect Winner’s name, address, proof of address, national identity card, bank details or any relevant documents for processing.
J. Use of Prize Claim Forms
i.A Prize Claim Form as approved by the GRA must be completed by a Claimant who has won a Prize value as determine by the Operator. Prizes of Rs. 2000 or below will be paid out at an Authorised Retailer; also a selection of Retailers pre-approved by the Operator and at its discretion, shall be authorised to pay Prizes exceeding the sum of Rs. 2000. The list of these Retailers and their payment limits will be communicated by the Operator. The model for a Claim Form is made available at the Authorised Retailers for the latter to make copies as per his requirements and equally abide by the above mentioned condition whereby this form must be completed by a Claimant who has won a Prize value as determine by the operator. The Operator reserves the right, at its discretion, to request the completion of a Prize Claim Form in any other case.
ii.A Prize Claim Form must be completed in the name of one ticket holder and must in all cases be accompanied by the Valid Loterie Vert Game Ticket and a valid proof of identity.
iii.All Prize Claim Forms shall be completed and signed by the Ticket holder of the relevant Loterie Vert Game Ticket.
iv.The Operator may refuse to process any payment if the relevant Prize Claim Form is incomplete or defective in any way. The selected Retailer authorised to pay a Prize greater than the amount determine by the Operator should ensure the Prize Claim Form is completed in full and signed by the Ticket holder of the relevant Loterie Vert Game Ticket.
v.If a Claimant is unable to complete a Prize Claim Form due to legal, physical, or other disability, a duly authorised representative of the Claimant shall complete and sign a Prize Claim Form on his behalf with some relevant documents. The Prize Claim Form must state the name of the Claimant and the representative and describe the status of the signatory, if not the Claimant. The Operator reserves the right to request evidence of the capacity of a representative to claim on behalf of a Claimant.
vi.Payment of the Prize to the person shown on the Prize Claim Form as the Claimant or his duly authorised representative shall fully and effectively discharge the Operator, its officers, employees, representatives, contractors, Operator and any person, firm or Operator authorised by the Operator to pay Draw Prizes, from any further liability for payment of that Prize.
vii.A person who signs a Prize Claim Form shall be deemed to have represented that he is lawfully entitled to the Prize and the information contained therein is accurate and complete, and shall indemnify the Operator against any costs, losses, damages and expenses which the Operator may suffer or incur with respect to the Entry or payment of the Prize as a result of any misrepresentation.
viii.In the event of any inconsistency in the information submitted on the Prize Claim Form and/or shown on the Loterie Vert Game Ticket, or for any other reason at its complete discretion, the Operator may investigate and withhold all winnings which may be due to the Claimant (or may make a payment into court) until such time as the Claimant satisfies the Operator that he is the proper person to whom the Prize should be paid.
K.Loterie Vert Game Ticket Validation Requirements
i.Loterie Vert Game Ticket shall be the only valid proof for participation in the Loterie Vert Game Game and shall be the only valid instrument for claiming a Prize. Before a Prize may be paid on any, Loterie Vert Game Ticket it must be validated according to the Operator’s validation procedures as approved by the GRA. The Operator’s decision as to whether or not the Loterie Vert Game Ticket is valid shall be final and binding.
ii.The Operator shall declare a Loterie Vert Game Ticket invalid, and accordingly shall not authorise payment of any Prize, if:
a.The Loterie Vert Game Ticket is counterfeit, has been forged in whole or in part or fails to pass the Operator’s confidential validation and security tests.
b.The control number of an apparent winning Loterie Vert Game Ticket does not appear on the Operator’s official list of control numbers of winning Loterie Vert Game Tickets.
c.A Valid Winning Loterie Vert Game Ticket with that control number has been validated previously.
d.The Ticket does not appear on the Company’s list of Loterie Vert Game Tickets issued for Entry to the particular Draw kept on the Central Computer System.
e.The Loterie Vert Game Ticket is mutilated, altered, unreadable, incomplete or tampered with in any manner.
f.The Loterie Vert Game Ticket has not been issued in an authorised manner or the Loterie Vert Game Ticket was not sold in an authorised manner.
In any of the above cases, the Participant will be required to file a Claim Form with the Operator.
iii.A Claimant shall be entitled to claim only the highest tier of Prize for which the validated Ticket is eligible and not any lesser Prize category or any otherwise unclaimed Prize in the particular Draw or Prize Pool.
iv.The Operator may publish the picture of a Claimant only with written consent of the Claimant.
L. Stolen, Lost and Destroyed Loterie Vert Game Tickets
The Operator shall not be responsible for stolen, lost or destroyed Loterie Vert Game Tickets.
M. Dispute Resolution
The Operator’s decision as to whether or not a Loterie Vert Game Ticket is a Valid Winning Loterie Vert Game Ticket or in respect of any other matter or dispute arising from the payment or awarding or non-payment or non-awarding of Prizes shall be final and binding upon all Participants and any other person or persons having any interest in the matter or dispute.
N. Prize Claim Period
Prizes must be claimed within the ordinary hours of business of the relevant establishment authorised to pay Prizes or to collect Prize Claim Forms, but in any event before the end of the Claim Period. Any such Prize not so claimed within the Claim Period will be forfeited.
O. Unclaimed Prize or Expired Prize
Any Prize for a winning ticket that has not been presented for payment within the claim limitation period shall be paid to the National Solidarity Fund.
P.Payment to Prize Winners
i.Retailers or any payment service provider approved by the Operator are required to make payments of prizes not exceeding the amounts (i) which the retailer/payment service provider has been authorized to pay by, and (ii) as determined at the discretion of, the Operator.
ii.All Prizes valued in excess of the amount authorised by the Operator shall be paid at the Operator’s office or at certain approved Retailer locations. Payment of Prizes amounting to the sum of Rs. 100,001 or greater must be accompanied by a completed Prize Claim Form. The Prize Claim Forms should be completed in full and signed by the ticket holder of the relevant Loterie Vert Game Tickets.
iii.The selected Retailer authorised to pay a Prize greater than Rs. 10,001, should comply with the terms and conditions as stipulated by the Operator to that intent.
In accordance to law, a lottery Prize is considered as income and as a taxable event when claimed or received. The Operator shall report all Prizes over the threshold to the respective authority. The Operator is compelled to withhold tax from all Prizes over the threshold. These withholdings are estimates only and do not necessarily satisfy the tax liability. It is the Participant’s responsibility to immediately inform the Operator if he/she believes that there is a discrepancy in reporting or withholding. The Participant is solely responsible for properly reporting and paying the applicable taxes. The Operator will not be liable for any damages or losses resulting from the Participant’s failure to properly report or pay any taxes.
6.1 Any person who submits a Loterie Vert Game Ticket for validation or who claims a Prize in whatever capacity, agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions set out herein. These Rules and Procedures may be amended by the Operator and approved by the GRA from time to time. Such amendments, modifications or changes shall be applicable with effect from their introduction.
6.2 Each Prize winner is deemed to acknowledge that, if and to the extent that the Operator is legally obliged to provide a third party with details of any Prize claimed by or to any Government Authority if so required by Law, or to another third party acting on behalf of the Operator to verify and/or use such information for the purposes specified in these Rules.
6.3 In the event that any provision of these Rules, or the conditions and explanations appearing on a Loterie Vert Game Ticket or such other conditions as are established by the Operator are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be void or unenforceable, such determination shall solely affect such provision and shall not, in itself, render void or unenforceable the remaining provisions hereof.
6.4 The Operator may also record telephone calls made between the Operator or its representatives and any person for the protection of both parties.
7.0 Limitation of Liability
7.1 The Authorised Retailer is authorised by the Operator and approved by the GRA to issue Loterie Vert Game Tickets, to pay Prizes in respect of Valid Winning Loterie Vert Game Tickets in accordance with these Rules and to display and/or have available information produced by the Operator in respect of such Loterie Vert Game, except as specified in the contract between the Operator, and the Authorised Retailer. An Authorised Retailer is not authorised to carry out any other acts or make any admissions whatsoever.
7.2 Neither the Operator, nor any Authorised Retailer shall be liable in the following circumstances;
7.2.1 in the event of force majeure including, but without limitation, any act of God, war, strike, lockout, industrial action, fire, flood, drought, tempest or other events in consultation with the GRA.
7.2.2 for the failure of, or damage or destruction to, or any errors caused by the Central Computer System, the Technical Audit System or the Operator’s records, or any part thereof;
7.2.3 for delays, losses, errors or omissions in or made by the postal or other delivery service with the postmark taken into account or by the banking system;
7.2.4 for any other action or event beyond the control of the Operator which prevents or hinders the Loterie Vert Game.
7.2.5 for the refusal to sell a Loterie Vert Game to any person in accordance with these Rules or to allow any person to enter the Loterie Vert Game;
7.3 The Operator shall have the right to suspend or withdraw the Loterie Vert Game as approved by the GRA. The Operator may suspend any sales from any Terminal and/or deactivate any Terminal at its absolute discretion at any time. Failure to pay invoices and fraudulent behaviours are examples of reasons for suspending sales from a Terminal.
8.0 Decisions of the Operator Binding
The Operator’s decision as to whether or not a Loterie Vert Game Ticket is a Valid Winning Ticket or in respect of any other matter or dispute arising from the payment or awarding or non-payment or non-awarding of Prizes shall be final and binding upon all Participants and any other person or persons having any interest in the matter or dispute.
These Rules and the rights and obligations of the Operator and Participants set out there in shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of Mauritius and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Mauritius Courts.