Three Dead Hands without Mah Jongg in Error (Article ID 142)
Abstract: When three player’s hands are declared dead for any reason other than Mah Jongg in error, the surviving player throws in their hand and no one gets paid.
Question from a player: What happens when three players’ hands are declared dead?
Answer from the NMJL: “If there are 3 “dead” hands which did not result from Mah Jongg in error, then the surviving player throws in their hand and nobody gets paid.”
Source: Mah Jongg Made Easy 2020, page 17, #4(e) http://www.nationalmahjonggleague.org