Montana Lottery Bonus Play Drawings Official Rules

1. ELIGIBILITY

Montana Lottery Bonus Play Drawings (the "Program") are open only to members of the Montana Lottery Player's Club who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Any officer or employee of the Montana Lottery, and Intralot, Inc.; any blood relative residing as a member of the same household in the principal place of abode of any of the foregoing persons; or any gaming vendor and its employees doing business with the Montana Lottery are not eligible to participate. The Program is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to be bound by these Official Rules and the Montana Lottery's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Program. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

 

2. MONTANA LOTTERY

The Montana Lottery is the sponsor of the Montana Lottery Bonus Play Drawing. The Montana Lottery is located at 2525 North Montana Avenue, Helena, MT 59601-0598.

 

3. TIMING

The Program begins on January 1, 2011 at 12:01 a.m. Mountain Time ("MT"). Weekly drawings happen each Monday on or about 12:00 a.m. MT starting January 3, 2011. Monthly drawings happen on or about 12:00 a.m. MT the first of each month starting February 1, 2011. The Montana Lottery's computer system is the official time-keeping device for this Program.

 

4. HOW TO ENTER

Certain Montana Lottery instant tickets and online terminal tickets featuring the Bonus Play logo and Webcode purchased from a Montana Lottery Retailer ("Bonus Play Tickets") are eligible to participate in Bonus Play Drawings (the "Drawings"). Participation in the Drawings is open to eligible entrants who are holders of Bonus Play Tickets. Both winning and non-winning tickets are eligible for Bonus Play. Montana Lottery policy mandates that validated tickets cannot be returned to the player. Therefore, players need to enter their Bonus Play Webcodes prior to validating a winning ticket.

 

At the time of sale, participating Bonus Play Tickets have an embedded Bonus Play Webcode on them ("Webcode"). Having a Webcode allows participants to play the Bonus Play Game (the "Game") by visiting https://playersclub.montanalottery.com (the "Site"). To play the Game, players must first register on the Site as a Montana Lottery "Player's Club Member" by providing name, address, email address, date of birth, and answering (by checking a box to select one of several choices) a few simple questions. Registration is free.  For the purpose of submitting Internet entries in Bonus Play Drawings offered by the Montana Lottery, you agree that you will be logged in from inside the boundaries of the United States. After the Game is completed, the number of Drawing entries corresponding to that player's particular Bonus Play Webcode will be revealed. The Bonus Play Drawing entries will then automatically go into the Bonus Play Drawings.

 

Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant's plays and that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. The Montana Lottery is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of the Montana Lottery. The Montana Lottery reserves the right to contact entrants whose email addresses are submitted as part of this Program.

 

5. WINNERS SELECTION — BONUS PLAY DRAWINGS

Weekly Prize Winner(s) will be selected each week during the Program Period in a random drawing of all entries received that week commencing on January 2, 2011 at 12:01 a.m. MT, with the first drawing on January 3, 2011 from among all eligible entries received between 12:01 a.m. MT on Mondays and 11:59 p.m. on Sundays of the drawing (the "Drawing Week").

 

Monthly Prize Winner(s) will be selected on or about 12:00 a.m. MT on the following days: the first of each month starting in February 2011 in random drawings of all eligible entries received within the calendar month immediately prior to the Drawing date.

 

The winners will be contacted via the email address provided upon registration and may be awarded the prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules). The Montana Lottery's decisions as to the administration and operation of the Program and the selection of potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Program.

 

6. VERIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS

Potential winners for lottery product prizes will be sent an e-mail to their verified address containing a coupon that can be redeemed with retailers. Potential winners of cash prizes will be e-mailed a form to their verified e-mail address that will need to be mailed to Montana Lottery, Prize Payments, P.O. Box 6073, Helena, MT 59604-6073.

 

Potential winners must continue to comply with all of the terms and conditions of these Official Rules; and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential winner cannot provide proof of identification or a coupon that can be positively validated, the prize will be forfeited. In the event a potential winner of a Bonus Play Drawing prize is disqualified for any reason, the Montana Lottery may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.

 

7. PRIZES

Current drawing prize information can be found at /entries-and-winners.

 

For All Prizes: Prizes are non-transferable, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein or at the Montana Lottery's sole discretion. Montana Lottery reserves the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. Potential winners will be e-mailed either a coupon to redeem for their prize or a form to send to the Montana Lottery.

 

8. ENTRY CONDITIONS AND RELEASE

By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Montana Lottery, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Program; (b) release and hold harmless the Montana Lottery and its respective parents, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for the Montana Lottery, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Bonus Play Drawing and Program, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant's entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Bonus Play Drawing and Program, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Montana Lottery from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant's participation in the Bonus Play Drawing and Program and/or entrant's acceptance, use or misuse of prize.

 

9. PUBLICITY

Bonus Play Drawing winners may request that the Montana Lottery not use their name, likeness, photograph or voice for publicity purposes. By law, the Montana Lottery is required, upon request, to provide a winner's name and city/town and state.

 

10. GENERAL CONDITIONS

The Montana Lottery reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Program, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, or any other factors beyond the Montana Lottery's reasonable control, impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Bonus Play Drawing, as determined by the Montana Lottery in its sole discretion. The Montana Lottery reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Bonus Play Drawing or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. The Montana Lottery's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Information collected during the Program will be maintained according to the Montana Lottery's privacy policies.

 

11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Program; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Program; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Program or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Program or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Bonus Play Drawing play, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Program, or any part of it, for any reason, the Montana Lottery, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, the Montana Lottery reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

 

12. DISPUTES

Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Bonus Play Drawing, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Drawing or the determination of winner shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate Montana State Court located in Lewis and Clark County, Montana; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Bonus Play Drawing, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Montana Lottery in connection with the Program, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Montana including the Lottery Statute, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Montana or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Montana.

 

13. PROGRAM RESULTS

For Program results and/or a copy of these Official Rules, go to http://www.montanalottery.com, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Montana Lottery Bonus Play Drawing, 2525 North Montana Avenue, Helena, MT 59601-0598.