Step 9: Keep on Playing
Bit by bit you collect what you need and maybe you'll have to change your plans several times as tiles are discarded which you wanted to pick up but which you weren't allowed to! Remember that you need to have on your stake at least two tiles out of a combination you want to make for you to be able to pick up a discarded tile.
If no-one manages to achieve a Mah Jongg before all the tiles run out then the Hand becomes dead and a new hand is dealt. No scores are calculated or settled.