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The Big Spin® Rules

Overview

These Rules outline a promotion by the Michigan Lottery of State Lottery (“Lottery”) that begins on July 9, 2019 and ends on December 31, 2019. During the promotional period, participants can earn entries into The Big Spin® Second Chance promotional drawings when they submit a unique Spin Code found on their non-winning The Big Spin® instant game tickets (game #303) at the website developed for this promotion. Winners of the drawings will receive the opportunity to spin a wheel and win a guaranteed prize ranging from $100,000 to $2,000,000 with the Event being recorded and broadcast at a later date across the state of Michigan.

  1. Definitions
    1. Eligible Ticket – a non-cash prize winning ticket from $10 instant game #303 The Big Spin®.
    2. Big Spin Event – an Event where the physical spinning of a wheel will take place by a Prizewinner with the outcome of the spinning wheel revealing one (1) prize amount to be won ranging from $100,000 to $2,000,000. This Event will be recorded and broadcast across the state of Michigan.
    3. Big Spin Event Wheel – a physical wheel to be used by the Lottery for the exclusive use of this promotion to determine prize outcomes for Prizewinners.
    4. Commissioner - means the Commissioner of the Lottery or any other person to whom the Commissioner's authority is lawfully delegated.
    5. Lottery – the Michigan Bureau Lottery of State Lottery.
    6. Entry - a chance to be selected as a Prizewinner for a Big Spin Event based on the submission of the unique and randomly assigned 10-character alpha-numeric code concealed beneath scratch-off material of every The Big Spin® instant game #303 ticket.
    7. Participant – a person who submits a unique Spin Code from an Eligible Ticket into the second chance promotional website for entries into one of four drawings.
    8. Prizewinner – a participant who is entitled, as a result of successful Claimant verification and successful ticket validation, to receive a prize under the rules of this promotion.
    9. Prizewinner Proxy – a person designated by the Prizewinner to act on his or her behalf in the Big Spin Event.
    10. Spin Code – the unique and randomly assigned 10-character alpha-numeric code concealed beneath scratch-off material of every The Big Spin® instant game #303 ticket.
  1. Promotion Description
    1. A participant can gain access to the second chance promotional website in either of the following ways:
      1. By logging into his/her michiganlottery.com account and then clicking on the hyperlink specifically developed for the purpose of accessing the promotional website.
      2. By accessing the promotional website directly at www.MIBIGSPIN.com and either logging into his/her existing michiganlottery.com account or registering as a new account holder.
    2. Only Spin Codes from Eligible Tickets are eligible for entry.
    3. Each Spin Code may be submitted only one (1) time in this promotion.
    4. As defined in the table below a participant will receive a variable amount of entries ranging from one (1) to fifty (50) for each unique Spin Code submitted into the second chance drawing.

Potential Number of entries Received for each unique Spin Code Submitted

% of unique Spin Code(s) submitted receiving associated entry amounts

1 Entry

7%

2 Entries

10%

3 Entries

25%

5 Entries

30%

10 Entries

15%

25 Entries

8%

50 Entries

5%

 

  1. The number of entries a participant may have in the drawing pool is limited only by the number of Spin Codes that he or she submits.
  2. Entries are valid only for the drawing period in which they were received. Entries will be discarded after the conclusion of each drawing.
  3. Each participant may view the Spin Code entries that he/she has submitted, and their current total number of drawing entries received by logging into his or her michiganlottery.com account and accessing the My Entries section of the promotional website.
  4. Because instant win cash prizes may be unclaimed, The Big Spin® instant game tickets may continue to be sold after the final entry deadline of December 31, 2019.
  5. Non-winning The Big Spin® instant game tickets sold after the final entry deadline of December 31, 2019 will not be eligible for this promotion.
  6. This promotion is void where prohibited by law.
  1. Determination of Winners
    1. Four (4) drawings will be conducted according to the following schedule:

Drawing

Entry Period

Drawing Date

Winners

Prize

1

July 9, 2019 12:00:00 AM -

July 30, 2019 11:59:59 PM

August 1, 2019

5

One (1) Big Spin Event wheel spin

2

July 31, 2019 – 12:00:00 AM -

September 10, 2019 11:59:59 PM

September 12, 2019

5

One (1) Big Spin Event wheel spin

3

September 11, 2019 – 12:00:00 AM -

October 29, 2019 11:59:59 PM

October 31, 2019

5

One (1) Big Spin Event wheel spin

4

October 30, 2019 – 12:00:00 AM

December 31, 2019 11:59:59 PM

January 2, 2020

5

One (1) Big Spin Event wheel spin

 

  1. The Entry Period begins at 12:00 a.m. EST and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on the date specified.
  2. Big Spin Events are scheduled to be recorded and aired on television based on the following schedule:

Drawing

Drawing Date

Event Recording Date

1

August 1, 2019

August 29, 2019

2

September 12, 2019

October 10, 2019

3

October 31, 2019

December 5, 2019

4

January 2, 2020

January 30, 2020

Event Air Date(s) Schedule

Event #1

Mon. Sept. 9, 2019

Event #2

Tue. Sept. 10, 2019

Event #3

Wed. Sept. 11, 2019

Event #4

Thu. Sept. 12, 2019

Event #5

Fri. Sept. 13, 2019

Event #6

Mon. Oct. 21, 2019

Event #7

Tue. Oct. 22, 2019

Event #8

Wed. Oct. 23, 2019

Event #9

Thu. Oct. 24, 2019

Event #10

Fri. Oct. 25, 2019

Event #11

Mon. Dec. 16, 2019

Event #12

Tue. Dec. 17, 2019

Event #13

Wed. Dec. 18, 2019

Event #14

Thu. Dec. 19, 2019

Event #15

Fri. Dec. 20, 2019

Event #16

Mon. Feb. 10, 2020

Event #17

Tue. Feb. 11, 2020

Event #18

Wed. Feb. 12, 2020

Event #19

Thu. Feb. 13, 2020

Event #20

Fri. Feb. 14, 2020

 

  1. The Commissioner has the discretion to change the day/time of the taping. In the event of a change or postponement, the Commissioner's decision regarding the new taping date will be publicly announced by the Lottery prior to the recording date listed in the table above.
  2. Limit one (1) Big Spin Event wheel spin per person, per household, during the promotional period.
  3. Alternate entries will be selected, and if necessary, will be substituted for disqualified entries.
  4. The odds of being selected as a Big Spin Event Prizewinner depend on the number of entries received for that drawing.
  1. Prize
    1. A total of twenty (20) Big Spin Event prizes will be awarded in this promotion.
    2. The total value of a Big Spin prize will be determined at the time of the Big Spin Event. Big Spin Event prizes range from $100,000 to $2,000,000. All Big Spin prize amounts are subject to state and federal tax withholdings, which will be deposited on behalf of the winner by the Lottery. Any additional federal, state and/or local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. The Lottery is not responsible for additional taxes that may be due when the winner files tax returns.
    3. The Big Spin Event wheel prize values and associated odds are as follows:

 

Prize Amount

Number of Prize Amounts on Big Spin Event Wheel

Annuitized Prize Amount (prizes equal to or greater than $1,000,000)

Odds – 1 in:

$100,000

2

$100,000

10.00

$150,000

2

$150,000

10.00

$200,000

2

$200,000

10.00

$250,000

2

$250,000

10.00

$300,000

2

$300,000

10.00

$350,000

2

$350,000

10.00

$400,000

2

$400,000

10.00

$450,000

1

$450,000

20.00

$500,000

1

$500,000

20.00

$550,000

1

$550,000

20.00

$1,000,000

1

$634,517

20.00

$2,000,000

2

$1,269,058

10.00

  

  1. Big Spin Event second chance promotional drawing(s) fulfillment

Within three (3) business days after the drawing the Prizewinners will be contacted by telephone, mail, and/or email. If the Lottery is unable to contact a Prizewinner within three (3) days after the first attempt, an alternate Prizewinner will be selected in accordance with the Lottery’s established procedures. Lottery will publish a complete, approved, and verified Prizewinners list one (1) week prior to the scheduled Big Spin Event date on the promotional website at www.MIBIGSPIN.com.

  1. Eligibility

   All Prizewinners must be at least 18 years old, present in the state of Michigan at the time of entry, a resident of the state of Michigan, and have a michiganlottery.com account to be eligible for this promotion.  Lottery employees or any officer or employee of any contractor or subcontractor of the Lottery who has access to information that is not readily available to the public, or any spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing as a member of the same household of a Lottery employee, are ineligible. 

 Subject to the Lottery’s approval, if a Prizewinner is unable to participate in their scheduled Big Spin Event for reasons of disability or infirmity, or if he/she is unable to attend the Big Spin Event, he/she may make a written election to have a Proxy act on his or/her behalf. A Proxy shall have no entitlement to any prize resulting from the Big Spin Event and will be required to sign a release indicating the same prior to participation. The Proxy will participate in the Big Spin Event, and the result of the associated Big Spin Event shall be final and binding on behalf of the designator of the Proxy. The Proxy must meet the eligibility requirements applicable to a participant as contained in the rules of this promotion.

 If a Prizewinner is unwilling to designate a Proxy, and/or unwilling to attend and participate in their scheduled Big Spin Event the Prizewinner will not be eligible to participate in this promotion and will forfeit the opportunity to participate in the Big Spin Event and claim any prize associated with this promotion.

 Prize winners who do not complete all necessary forms and releases as required by Lottery and this promotion will not be eligible and forfeit the opportunity to participate in the Big Spin Event and claim any prize associated with this promotion. If a Prizewinner has been found not eligible for this promotion that Prizewinner will be disqualified from participating in the Big Spin Event. An ineligible Prizewinner will be replaced with an alternate Prizewinner who meets the requirements applicable to a participant as contained in the rules of this promotion. 

  1. Winner Liability

   In accordance with MCL 432.32, before payment of a prize of $1,000.00 or more, the Bureau is obligated to determine if (1) the Michigan Department of Treasury records show that the Lottery winners has a current liability to this state or a support arrearage; or (2) the Unemployment Insurance Agency records show that the Lottery winner has any current liability for restitution of unemployment benefits, penalty, or interest under section 15 of the Michigan Employment Security Act 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, MCL 421.15.  If a liability to this state, a support arrearage, or an unemployment compensation debt is identified, the Bureau shall ascertain the amount owed from the Department of Treasury or the Unemployment Insurance Agency and shall apply the amount of the prize as set forth in MCL 432.32.  In compliance with MCL 432.32a, within 7 days after paying a prize of $1,000.00 or more, the Bureau shall notify the Department of human Services of the name of and other available identifying information regarding the winner of the prize and the amount of the prize.

  1. Income Tax Requirements

   Prizes over $5,000 are subject to federal tax withholding for U.S. residents and state income tax withholding at the current rate. Special federal rules apply to withholding for non-resident aliens. Any money withheld in compliance with these requirements will be deposited with the state and federal treasuries under the winner’s federal identification number. At the time of the prize payment, the winner that claims a prize of more than $600 will receive a tax statement of gambling winning (W2-G) which identifies the full amount of the prize awarded and the tax withheld if any.

  1. Promotion Duration

The Big Spin® Second-Chance Promotion is in effect from July 9, 2019, through December 31, 2019. Upon reasonable notice, the Commissioner may announce a change to this or any other promotion offered by the Lottery at any time.

  1. Governing Law
    1. All transactions and claims are governed by Michigan law and are subject to all Lottery rules, regulations, directives, terms and conditions, and any subsequent changes thereto.
    2. All decisions made by the Commissioner including prize declaration and prize distribution are final and binding on every person making a claim.
    3. This promotion in no way alters the Lottery’s other directives except as provided herein.
  2. Disclaimer

The only basis for a valid lottery claim is compliance with the lottery statute, lottery rules, and directives. No valid lottery claim may be premised on human, electronic, or other error in the communication, display or transmission of data, however recorded, displayed or transmitted. No valid lottery claim can be premised upon any intentional human, electronic or other form of communication or transmission of data, which has not been authorized by the lottery Commissioner.

  1. Invalid Entries

An entry is invalid if: altered; counterfeit; defective; unregistered; produced in error; improperly submitted; in violation of any State or Federal law; in violation of any Lottery rule, directive, or condition; or it fails any Lottery security or validation test. Printouts, photographs, screenshots, and other images are not, and will not, be accepted as evidence of an entry or outcome. The only evidence of an entry or outcome is data contained in the Lottery system that passes all security tests, including, but not limited to, verification against third-party systems and transaction history.

  1. Termination

The Commissioner may terminate this promotion or any part of this promotion at any time without notice. Termination or alteration will be announced on the Lottery website.

  1. Disputes

In questions involving ticket validation, the Commissioner’s determination is final. In cases of dispute for any reason, the Commissioner may at his or her sole discretion, replace the disputed ticket with an un-played ticket of equal value or refund the retail price. The Commissioner’s decision to replace or refund a ticket is the purchaser’s exclusive remedy.

  1. Responsible Gaming

Advertising for this promotion will not be directly sent to, and entries will not be accepted from, any person who is on the michiganlottery.com exclusion list. A link to the michiganlottery.com responsible gaming resource page and contact information for the Michigan Problem Gambling helpline will be made available through the promotional website at www.MIBIGSPIN.com.