1. Eligibility: The Georgia Lottery’s “$7 Million Jackpot Extra Chance Promotion” (the “Promotion”) is open to all holders of a non-winning Georgia Lottery $7 Million Jackpot (Game 950) Instant Game ticket. An Entrant must be a legal resident of the U.S. who is 18 years of age or older and a Georgia Lottery Players Club member. Employees of the Georgia Lottery Corporation (“Sponsor”), Scientific Games International, Inc., MDI Entertainment, LLC, BBDO Atlanta, What’s Up, LLC, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, agents, contractors, advertising/promotional agencies (collectively, “Sponsors”), and employees and immediate family members living in the same household of each are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law.
2. How To Enter: Commencing January 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time and continuing through a date to be determined by the Georgia Lottery (the “Promotion Period”), a Player may submit an entry consisting of any non-winning Georgia Lottery $7 Million Jackpot (Game 950) instant ticket, along with required information, through the Georgia Lottery’s website at www.galottery.com/jackpot. Mailed entries will not be accepted. Players must click on “ENTER TO WIN”, follow the screen instructions to login to their Players Club account, and (1) enter the required valid ticket numbers from a non-winning Georgia Lottery $7 Million Jackpot (Game 950) ticket, (2) click where indicated to show the Player’s agreement to the Georgia Lottery “$7 Million Jackpot Extra Chance Promotion” Official Rules, and (3) click where indicated to submit entry. You may enter as often as you would like, however you may only use one unique $7 Million Jackpot (Game 950) valid ticket number per entry. Multiple entries using the same Georgia Lottery ticket and entries made via automated computer scripts or other programming techniques will be disqualified. The computer clock of Sponsor's webmaster is the official timekeeping device of the Promotion.
Proof of submission does not constitute proof of delivery or entry. Each entry submission must be manually key stroked and manually entered by the individual Entrant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of entries (including but not limited to entries made using any script, macro, bot or sweepstakes service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these or related e-mail or IP addresses may be blocked. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible, garbled, misdirected, forged e-mail or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Sponsor is not responsible for any damage to any individual’s computer system/software related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Promotion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. If for any reason the Promotion is not capable of running as planned due to, without limitation, errors in these Official Rules, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes outside control of Sponsor which impair or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, modify, terminate, or suspend the Promotion. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted on the promotional website at www.galottery.com/jackpot and a random drawing will be held from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination of the Promotion end date.
3. Drawing: One (1) entry will be randomly selected as the Extra Chance Prize Winner from all eligible entries received. The date of the Drawing is to be determined (“TBD”) by the Georgia Lottery and will be posted on the promotional website at www.galottery.com/jackpot and/or otherwise publicly announced. Entries received after the deadline for the Drawing will not be eligible. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received for the Drawing.
The Georgia Lottery reserves the right to conduct additional drawings and award additional prizes within the Promotion. Any amendments to the Promotion will be posted on the Georgia Lottery’s promotional website at www.galottery.com/jackpot.
4. Prize: The Extra Chance Prize Winner will win seven-million dollars ($7,000,000.00). The Prize is payable over twenty-five (25) years in equal annual installments of two-hundred eighty thousand dollars ($280,000.00) each, less the minimum required federal and state tax withholdings and other legally required withholdings. The Extra Chance Prize Winner may elect, within sixty (60) days from the date of claim, to take a single cash payment in lieu of the annuity in accordance with the applicable Rules and Regulations of the Georgia Lottery Corporation. The single cash payment for the seven-million dollars ($7,000,000.00) annuity prize shall be five-million one-hundred forty-eight thousand five-hundred eight dollars ($5,148,508.00), less the minimum required federal and state withholdings and other legally required withholdings.
Prize is not transferable, and no substitutes for prizes are available, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute different prizes of comparable value. Sponsor's decisions shall be final and conclusive in all matters relating to the Promotion. The Prize Winner will be responsible for any additional federal and state tax withholdings, other legally required withholdings, and/or applicable federal, state, and local taxes and any customs charges or tariffs on the Prize. The Prize Winner will be required to furnish his/her social security number for federal and state tax reporting and withholding.
5. Winner Notification: Telephone contact will be attempted for the potential Prize Winner who has a telephone number listed in his/her Players Club profile. The potential Prize Winner will be notified by U.S. mail and/or e-mail at the street address and/or e-mail address provided in his/her Players Club profile upon entry into the Promotion. The Prize Winner will be required to complete and sign a Winner Claim Form and return the form within twenty-one (21) days of the corresponding Drawing. Except where prohibited by law, Prize Winner will be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and return it within twenty-one (21) days of the Drawing. If, after reasonable attempts to contact the Prize Winner by the Georgia Lottery Corporation, the Prize Winner does not return the form(s) within twenty-one (21) days of the Drawing, the Prize may be forfeited. In the event the Prize is forfeited, an Alternate will be awarded the Prize.
Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. By submitting an entry, an Entrant agrees to allow use of his or her name, in full or in part, for any and all purposes in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed without territorial or time limitations and without compensation, including, but not limited to, for promotional and advertising purposes.
6. General Terms and Conditions: The Georgia Lottery Corporation, Scientific Games International, Inc., MDI Entertainment, LLC, BBDO Atlanta, What’s Up, LLC, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, agents, contractors, advertising/promotional agencies, and employees assume no liability or responsibility for damages, losses, or injury resulting from this promotion or the acceptance or use of a prize. Taxes and any other incidental expenses not specifically mentioned herein are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations shall apply.
By participating in the Promotion, all Entrants and the Prize Winner agree to the Georgia Lottery “$7 Million Jackpot Extra Chance Promotion” Official Rules and the decisions of the Georgia Lottery, whose decisions shall be final in all respects and legally binding in all matters related to this Promotion. All Entrants and the Prize Winner agree to release, discharge, hold harmless and indemnify Sponsor and Sponsors against any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, harm, damage (including but not limited to property damage, personal injury and/or death), claims, actions, costs and expenses (including without limitation, all attorney's fees and court costs) arising directly or indirectly from or in connection with his/her participation in the Promotion, acceptance, possession or use/misuse of the prize or participation in any prize-related activity, including but not limited to any travel related thereto or any goods/services provided in connection with any prize. Player further acknowledges that Sponsor and Sponsors are in no manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the respective manufacturers' terms therefore and the Prize Winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee. Acceptance of prize shall further constitute and signify the Prize Winner's agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the Prize Winner's name, likeness and/or prize and biographical information worldwide for promotion purposes without limitation and without further compensation, except where prohibited. Prize Winner is solely responsible for any federal, state, or local income taxes on the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to take such action as it deems necessary to enforce these Official Rules and ensure the fair operation of the Promotion, including without limitation, barring and disqualifying individuals who do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, Entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor and Sponsors in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Georgia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering, Entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of Fulton County located in Atlanta, Georgia. Records related to the Promotion (including, but not limited to, entries, drawing results, and winner list) will be retained for a period of one-hundred eighty (180) days after the last drawing date.
7. Official Rules: For a complete copy of the “$7 Million Jackpot Extra Chance Promotion” Official Rules, players may (1) visit the Georgia Lottery’s $7 Million Jackpot Extra Chance promotional website at www.galottery.com/jackpot, or, (2) send a request to: “$7 Million Jackpot Extra Chance Promotion” Attn: Rules Request, 250 Williams Street, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30303.
8. Winner List: For a copy of the name of the Prize Winner for the “$7 Million Jackpot Extra Chance Promotion”, players may (1) visit the Georgia Lottery’s $7 Million Jackpot Extra Chance promotional website at www.galottery.com/jackpot, or (2) send a request to: “$7 Million Jackpot Extra Chance Promotion”, Attn: Winner List Request, 250 Williams Street, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30303.
9. Decisions of the President/CEO: In the event of any situation not provided for in these “$7 Million Jackpot Extra Chance Promotion” Official Rules or any conflict between any provisions of these rules, the decision of the President/CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation, or her designee, shall be final and binding.
10. Sponsor: Georgia Lottery Corporation, 250 Williams Street, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30303.