Sweet Surprises Rules

 

OVERVIEW

This directive outlines the Sweet Surprises promotion in which Michigan Lottery Account Holders will have the opportunity to earn entries into one $10,000 Grand Prize drawing and to win Retail Free Play and Deposit Codes. This promotion will run from December 4, 2018 through December 19, 2018.

 

DEFINITIONS

As used in this directive:

  1. “Account” means a Michigan Lottery Account registered on the michiganlottery.com website.
  2. “Account Holder” means a person who has a valid, fully registered Account and meets all applicable eligibility requirements.
  3. “Bonus Credit” means an amount that is deposited into an Account Holder’s Michigan Lottery Account balance that may be used to purchase lottery tickets online and cannot be withdrawn.
  4. “Bonus Games” means a free digital lottery ticket for one of the lottery games identified in this directive.
  5. “Deposit” means a payment used to fund an Account.
  6. “Deposit Match Offer w/Deposit Code” means a limited opportunity to receive Bonus Credit in an amount equal to a percentage of a single Deposit or Direct Purchase made in accordance with this directive and the specific Promotion Notification received by the recipient with a Deposit Code.
  7. “Deposit & Get Bonus Games Offer w/Deposit Code” means a limited opportunity to claim Bonus Games upon completion of the Deposit or Direct Purchase requirements as specified in the table below and as described in the specific Promotion Notification received by the recipient with a Deposit Code.
  8. “Deposit Code” means a code that can be redeemed upon Deposit or Direct Purchase that will trigger the offer.
  9. “Direct Purchase” means the purchase of lottery tickets using a payment source other than funds held in an Account.
  10. “Grand Prize” means a cash prize in the amount set forth in this directive.
  11. “Instant Prize” means Retail Free Play, Deposit Match Offer w/Deposit Code, or Deposit & Get Free Games Offer w/Deposit Code.
  12. “Microsite” means https://www.2ndchanceplay.com/milottery/sweetsurprises, the website designed specifically for the Sweet Surprises promotion.
  13. “Promotion Notification” means any pop-up message, email, or other notice of an offer that lists the offer’s expiration date and time, instructions for how to choose which pending offers the recipient will claim first, and other details of the offer.
  14. “Retail Free Play” means a coupon to be used at any Michigan Lottery retailer to purchase lottery tickets.

 

PROMOTION DESCRIPTION

  1. Beginning December 4, 2018, Account Holders will have the opportunity to visit the Microsite and participate in the Sweet Surprises promotion, where they will, one time per day, have the chance to earn entries into one $10,000 Grand Prize drawing and to reveal an Instant Prize.
  2. To earn entries into the Grand Prize drawing, an Account Holder must:
    1. go to the Microsite and enter his or her Account credentials, which include the Account Holder’s email address and password,
    2. review the promotion’s Terms and Conditions and select the checkbox agreeing to the promotion’s Terms and Conditions,
    3. select the “SIGN IN” button to successfully log in to the Sweet Surprises promotion,
    4. and click or tap the digital Hot Chocolate Mug image to reveal the number of drawing entries earned.
  3. The number of Grand Prize drawing entries revealed by selecting clicking or tapping the Hot Chocolate Mug image each day will be equal to the total number of unique days (consecutive or non-consecutive) that the Account Holder has logged into the Sweet Surprises promotion and clicked or tapped the Hot Chocolate Mug image.
  4. To receive a chance to win an Instant Prize, an Account Holder must be logged into the Microsite during the Grand Prize drawing entry period and select one of four digital Gingerbread Cookies that appear after selecting the “REVEAL MORE PRIZES” button, which only appears after selecting the Hot Chocolate Mug image. After selecting a digital Gingerbread Cookie, the Account Holder will receive a Promotion Notification if they are a winner, or they will receive a non-winning message.
  5. An Account Holder has a chance to earn ten additional Grand Prize drawing entries per day during the Grand Prize drawing entry period by playing the online instant game identified by the Microsite after selecting the “EARN MORE ENTRIES” button, which is served after selecting a digital Gingerbread Cookie. To earn the ten additional drawing entries, an Account Holder must visit michiganlottery.com and purchase tickets for the featured online instant game in Money Mode (at any ticket cost) a minimum of one time between 12:00AM ET and 11:59PM ET. Multiple wagers placed during each day of the Grand Prize drawing entry period on the specified game will not result in earning additional entries. An Account Holder is required to participate in the Sweet Surprises promotion and play the featured online game to be eligible to earn the ten additional Grand Prize drawing entries. The featured online instant games and entries earned for playing will be revealed daily.
  6. Account Holders may share the promotion via email or Facebook by selecting the buttons and hyperlinks provided in the Microsite and following the instructions.
  7. Account Holders are limited to clicking or tapping the Hot Chocolate Mug image once per day.
  8. Account Holders are limited to selecting one digital Gingerbread Cookie per day.
  9. Only drawing entries received during the Grand Prize drawing entry period will be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing.
  10. Notice of this promotion will be provided on MichiganLottery.com, the Michigan Lottery Apps, the Michigan Lottery Connect blog, the Michigan Lottery Facebook Page, the Michigan Lottery Twitter Page, paid media and in the Michigan Lottery email campaigns.
  11. The Grand Prize drawing entry period will close and no entries may be earned after December 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET.
  12. The Sweet Surprises promotion ends on December 19, 2018.

 

INSTANT PRIZE DISTRIBUTION

  1. Lottery’s vendor partner, Pollard Banknote, Ltd., who is managing the Sweet Surprises promotion, will set the number of Instant Prizes to be awarded each day and assign the prizes to random, computer-generated times throughout the day. The first Account Holder to click or tap one of the digital Gingerbread Cookies after the assigned time will win the corresponding Instant Prize. These random times will be set during the Grand Prize drawing entry period December 4, 2018 through December 17, 2018.
  2. Account Holders are only eligible to win one Instant Prize each day.
  3. The number of total number of winners and the values of the Retail Free Play Instant Prizes awarded during the Grand Prize drawing entry period are outlined below.

 

Number of Winners

Retail Free Play Value

7,500

$2.00

5,000

$3.00

3,000

$5.00

 

  1. The total number of winners of the Deposit Code Instant Prizes awarded during the Grand Prize drawing entry period are outlined below:

 

Number of Winners

Deposit Code Offer

3,500

Deposit Match Up

3,500

Deposit & Get Bonus Games


RETAIL FREE PLAY FULFILLMENT

  1. Retail Free Play winners will receive an automated email sent to the email address provided in the winner’s Account. The email will contain a printable barcode that can be redeemed for Michigan Lottery games at any Michigan Lottery retailer. Retail Free Play winners will also be able to access the printable barcode in their Account History page on the Second Chance website.
  2. The value of each Retail Free Play prize is less than $1,000 and a PA-11 debt check will not be conducted.

DEPOSIT MATCH UP OFFER W/DEPOSIT CODE AND FULFILLMENT

  1. Deposit Match Offers will not be extended to any Account Holder on an excluded or suspended player list.
  2. Recipients claiming a Deposit Match Offer may only receive up to $100 in Bonus Credit. Only one Bonus Credit award may be received per Deposit Match Offer.
  3. To claim a Deposit Match Offer w/Deposit Code, existing Account Holders must, (1) login to his or her Account; and (2) make an approved Deposit or Direct Purchase using the Deposit Code provided in the Promotion Notification served to the Account Holder in the Sweet Surprises promotion.
  4. Recipients can only claim one Bonus Credit or Bonus Games offer on their first-time Deposit or Direct Purchase and only one Bonus Credit or Bonus Games offer at a time. Unless otherwise provided by the Bureau, all valid online Bonus Credit offers will be available to claim in the order they are received and corresponding requirements will be listed in the recipient’s Account. Except for the Welcome Offer or offers triggered by the use of a code, recipients may select the pending Bonus Credit and Bonus Games offer they wish to receive by either contacting the Bureau’s customer service center or by using the appropriate function in their Accounts.
  5. In the event of a discrepancy between this directive, a Promotion Notification, and details in an Account, this directive shall prevail. Any offer listed in an Account shall prevail over any offer listed in a Promotion Notification.
  1. If the recipient has an Account and has not yet made a Deposit or Direct Purchase, the Offer will be available to claim by logging into his or her Account and making a first-time Deposit or Direct Purchase using the Deposit Code.
  2. A single Deposit or Direct Purchase of at least $10 is required to claim the Offer.
  3. Bonus Credit has no cash value and cannot be exchanged or withdrawn.
  4. Deposit Match Offers w/Deposit Codes are not valid on Deposits or Direct Purchases using the Online Game Card.
  5. Deposit Match Offers w/Deposit Codes are not valid on Direct Purchases made with an existing Account balance.
  6. A recipient may only use Bonus Credit while physically located in the State of Michigan.
  7. Using Bonus Credit to purchase online games does not affect the odds of winning a prize or the type or amount of a prize that may be awarded.
  8. Bonus Credit is not available to any Account Holder on and excluded or suspended player list.
  9. NeoPollard, a Bureau vendor, will credit Bonus Credit to all winner Accounts identified by the Bureau.
  10. The value of each prize is less than $1,000 and a PA-11 debt check will not be conducted.

DEPOSIT & GET BONUS GAMES OFFER W/DEPOSIT CODE AND FULLFILLMENT

  1. Deposit & Get Bonus Game Offers w/Deposit Code will not be extended to any Account Holder on an excluded or suspended player list.
  2. To claim a Deposit & Get Bonus Games Offer w/Deposit Code, existing Account Holders must (1) login to his or her Account; and (2) make an approved Deposit or Direct Purchase using the Deposit Code provided in the Promotion Notification served to the Account Holder in the Sweet Surprises promotion.
  3. Recipients can only claim one Bonus Credit or Bonus Games offer on their first-time Deposit or Direct Purchase and only one Bonus Credit or Bonus Games offer at a time. Unless otherwise provided by the Bureau, all valid online Bonus Credit offers will be available to claim in the order they are received and corresponding requirements will be listed in the recipient’s Account. Except for the Welcome Offer or offers triggered by the use of a code, recipients may select the pending Bonus Credit and Bonus Games offer they wish to receive by either contacting the Bureau’s customer service center or by using the appropriate function in their Accounts.  
  4. In the event of a discrepancy between this directive, a Promotion Notification, and details in an Account, this directive shall prevail.  Any offer listed in an Account shall prevail over any offer listed in a Promotion Notification.
  5. If the recipient has an Account and has not yet made a Deposit or Direct Purchase, the Offer will be available to claim by logging into his or her Account and making a first-time Deposit or Direct Purchase using the Deposit Code.
  6. A single Deposit or Direct Purchase of at least $10 is required to claim the Offer.
  7. Bonus Games have no cash value and cannot be exchanged or withdrawn.
  8. Deposit & Get Bonus Games Offers w/Deposit Code are not valid on Deposits or Direct Purchases using the Online Game Card.
  9. Deposit & Get Bonus Games Offers w/Deposit Code are not valid on Direct Purchases made with an existing Account balance.
  10. A recipient may only use Bonus Games while physically located in the State of Michigan.
  11. Bonus Games are not available to any Account Holder on and excluded or suspended player list.
  12. NeoPollard, a Bureau vendor, will credit Bonus Games to all winner Accounts identified by the Bureau.
  13. The value of each prize is less than $1,000 and a PA-11 debt check will not be conducted.

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING

One Grand Prize drawing will be conducted to select one winner and five alternates. The confirmed winner will receive a $10,000 Grand Prize. Winning an Instant Prize does not preclude an Account Holder from winning the Grand Prize.

The entry period, drawing date, number of winners, number of alternates, and prize is set forth in the table below. All times are Eastern Standard Time or Eastern Daylight Time, when observed.

 

Entry

Period

Drawing

Date

Number of Winners

Number of Alternates

Prize

December 4 – December 17, 2018 11:59 p.m.

December 19, 2018

1

5

$10,000 Grand Prize

 

GRAND PRIZE FULFILLMENT

  1. One winner will receive a $10,000 Grand Prize.
  2. The value of the Grand Prize is more than $1,000 and a PA-11 debt check will be conducted.
  3. The Grand Prize winner will be notified by the Bureau at the email address or phone number provided in his or her Account by Michigan Lottery’s Public Relations team with instruction to claim the prize.

 

INCOME TAX REQUIREMENTS

Prizes over $5,000 are subject to federal tax withholding and state income tax withholding at the current rates in effect at the time of claiming the prize. 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 winnings (W2-G) which identifies the full amount of the prize awarded and the tax withheld, if any.

 

WINNER LIABILITY

In accordance with the Lottery Act, MCL 432.1 et seq, before payment of a prize of $1,000 or more, the Bureau determines, through the Michigan Department of Treasury, if a lottery winner has a current liability to the State of Michigan. If a liability is identified, the Bureau must first apply the amount of the prize to the liability, and the excess, if any, is paid to the winner.  Within seven (7) days after paying a prize of $1,000 or more, the Bureau notifies 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.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  1. To be eligible, a recipient must: be at least eighteen years of age; be a Michigan resident; have a valid, active Account; have a valid Michigan address registered with the Account; and be physically located in Michigan.
  2. Bureau employees or any spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing as a member of the same household in the principal place of abode of an employee are not eligible to participate in this promotion. Any Bureau contractor or subcontractor or his or her employees who have access to information that is not readily available to the public are also not eligible to participate in this promotion. Information not readily available to the public may include, but is not limited to, Bureau data, books and records, electronic data processing programs, and/or system designs.

 

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 Bureau rule, directive, or condition; or it fails any Bureau 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 Bureau system that passes all security tests, including, but not limited to, verification against third-party systems and transaction history.

 

PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT

Announcement of this promotion may be sent by email, web portals, paid media activities, and/or social media sites.

 

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 michiganlottery.com.

 

DISCLAIMER

A valid lottery claim requires compliance with all State and Federal laws, all Michigan Lottery rules and directives, and all michiganlottery.com terms and conditions. A valid lottery claim may not be premised on any erroneous or unauthorized communication, display, or transmission of information regardless of how that information is recorded, displayed, or transmitted.

 

GOVERNING LAW

All transactions and claims are governed by Michigan law and are subject to all Bureau rules, regulations, directives, terms and conditions, and any subsequent changes thereto. All decisions made by the Commissioner are final and binding on every person making a claim. This directive does not amend or replace any other Bureau directive unless expressly stated herein.

 

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.  The michiganlottery.com website will include a link to the Bureau’s responsible gaming resource page and contact information for the Michigan Problem Gambling helpline.