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LOTTO LOVE Promotion Official Rules
  1. Beginning Monday, April 22, 2013, through Sunday, May 12, 2013, the Florida Lottery will conduct the LOTTO LOVE Promotion. Players who purchase a single FLORIDA LOTTO™ or FLORIDA LOTTO with XTRA ticket of $5 or more will receive a $25 instant winner coupon or an entry voucher with a unique number that can be entered into a drawing on the Florida Lottery's website for a chance to win up to $250,000.
  2. Qualifying FLORIDA LOTTO ticket purchases will produce $25 instant winner coupons or entry vouchers from the beginning of the promotion period until 10:40 p.m. on May 12, 2013.
  3. Instant $25 Cash Prize Coupon.
    1. When a FLORIDA LOTTO ticket is produced that entitles the player to an instant prize of $25, a "winner" audio message will play on the terminal and the FLORIDA LOTTO ticket will contain a Lottery prize alert symbol and a message that the ticket holder is an instant winner. Cancellation of a qualifying FLORIDA LOTTO ticket will cancel an instant winner coupon unless the instant winner coupon has been redeemed. Once the instant winner coupon is redeemed, the FLORIDA LOTTO ticket cannot be cancelled. Should an issue arise concerning the transaction and/or prize, it is the player's responsibility to seek resolution of the issue with the retailer and the Lottery prior to leaving the retail location.
    2. Winners can redeem a $25 instant winner coupon at any Florida Lottery retailer or any Florida Lottery office, or call (850) 487-7777 [TDD (850) 487-7784] for instructions on how to claim the instant winner coupon by mail.
    3. Winners must redeem instant winner coupons by July 11, 2013.
    4. Approximately 7,500 $25 instant winner coupons will be produced.
  4. Vouchers. The entry voucher will be attached to the bottom of the FLORIDA LOTTO ticket. To enter an entry voucher number in a LOTTO LOVE drawing, players must enter on the Lottery's website at www.flalottery.com. On the home page of the Lottery's website, players can click on the LOTTO LOVE banner and follow the directions. The entry voucher number is located at the bottom on the front of the entry voucher. Players are to enter the first 13-digits of the 19-digit entry voucher number. A player will be able to enter his or her entry voucher numbers beginning at the top of the hour after the FLORIDA LOTTO ticket is purchased. A player entering an entry voucher number prior to the top of the hour after purchase will be directed to return at a later time to enter his or her entry voucher number in the drawing. Neither FLORIDA LOTTO tickets nor $25 instant winner coupons can be used for entry in the drawings. The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of entries received. Entry vouchers should not be mailed to the Lottery unless players are contacted by the Florida Lottery and requested to do so. Entry vouchers or tickets received in the mail by the Florida Lottery will not be entered in the drawing and will not be returned. Cancellation of a qualifying FLORIDA LOTTO ticket will also cancel the associated entry voucher and the entry voucher number will be ineligible for entry into a LOTTO LOVE Promotion drawing. Entry voucher numbers associated with a cancelled FLORIDA LOTTO ticket that are entered into a LOTTO LOVE Promotion drawing will be disqualified.
  5. Drawings. Two weekly computerized drawings will be held. The first weekly drawing will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013, and the second weekly drawing will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013. Winners will be randomly selected from entries submitted during the entry periods shown below. Players may enter as many times as they wish during the contest period. However, each valid voucher number may only be used one time, for one entry into one weekly drawing. Additionally, one grand prize drawing will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013. All entries submitted between April 22, 2013, and midnight on May 12, 2013, will also be included in the grand prize drawing. The drawing dates and entry periods are as follows:
    Drawing Drawing Date Entry Period*
    Week #1 Monday, April 29, 2013 April 22, 2013 – April 28, 2013
    Week #2 Monday, May 6, 2013 April 29, 2013 – May 5, 2013
    Grand Prize Monday, May 13, 2013 April 22, 2013 – May 12, 2013

    *The entry submission deadline is midnight ET on the last day of the entry period.

    In each of the two weekly drawings, two winners will win a first prize of $25,000, five winners will win a second prize of $2,500 and twenty-five winners will win a third prize of $250. In the grand prize drawing, two winners will win a grand prize of $250,000, five winners will win a first prize of $25,000, twenty-five winners will win a second prize of $2,500 and two hundred fifty winners will win a third prize of $250.

    1. Weekly Drawings.
      1. In each of the two weekly drawings, the first and second valid entries drawn will win a first prize. The third through the seventh valid entries drawn will win a second prize and will be used in the order in which they are claimed to select an alternate first prize winner in the event a first prize cannot be awarded. The eighth through the thirty-second valid entries drawn will win a third prize. Alternate winners will not be selected for second and third prizes.
    2. Grand Prize Drawing. In the grand prize drawing, the first and second valid entries drawn will win a grand prize. The third through the seventh valid entries drawn will win a first prize and will be used in the order in which they are claimed to select an alternate grand prize winner in the event a grand prize cannot be awarded. The eighth through the thirty-second valid entries drawn will win a second prize and will be used in the order in which they are claimed to select an alternate first prize winner in the event a first prize cannot be awarded. The thirty-third through the two hundred eighty-second valid entries drawn will win a third prize. Alternate winners will not be selected for second and third prizes.
    3. All entries are subject to validation by the Florida Lottery and may be disqualified if eligibility requirements are not met.
  6. Notification.
    1. Weekly Drawing Notification. The Florida Lottery will attempt to notify each first, second and third prize winner in each weekly drawing by telephone, U.S. mail or email using the contact information provided in the winner's registration data no later than one week after the winners are drawn.
      1. First Prize. If the Florida Lottery is unable to contact a first prize winner within three weeks of the date of the drawing, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize and the Florida Lottery will award the prize to an alternate winner. This process will continue until an alternate is contacted or the Florida Lottery has exhausted the list of available alternates. If the Lottery is unable to contact an alternate, the first prize will not be awarded. An alternate winner will be awarded the difference in cash between the first and second prizes.
      2. Second Prize. If the Florida Lottery is unable to contact a second prize winner within three weeks of the date of the drawing, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize. A second prize winner who forfeits his or her right to claim a second prize will also forfeit his or her right to serve as an alternate for a first prize.
      3. Third Prize. If the Florida Lottery is unable to contact a third prize winner within three weeks of the date of the drawing, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize and the prize will not be awarded.
    2. Grand Prize Drawing Notification. The Florida Lottery will attempt to notify each grand, first, second and third prize winner in the grand prize drawing by telephone, U.S. mail or email using the contact information provided in the winner's registration data no later than one week after the winners are drawn.
      1. Grand Prize. If the Florida Lottery is unable to contact a grand prize winner within three weeks of the date of the drawing, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize and the Florida Lottery will award the prize to an alternate winner. This process will continue until an alternate is contacted or the Florida Lottery has exhausted the list of available alternates. If the Lottery is unable to contact an alternate, the grand prize will not be awarded. An alternate winner will be awarded the difference in cash between the grand and first prizes.
      2. First Prize. If the Florida Lottery is unable to contact a first prize winner within three weeks of the date of the drawing, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize and the Florida Lottery will award the prize to an alternate winner. This process will continue until an alternate is contacted or the Florida Lottery has exhausted the list of available alternates. If the Lottery is unable to contact an alternate, the first prize will not be awarded. An alternate winner will be awarded the difference in cash between the first and second prizes.
      3. Second Prize. If the Florida Lottery is unable to contact a second prize winner within three weeks of the date of the drawing, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize. A second prize winner who forfeits his or her right to claim a second prize will also forfeit his or her right to serve as an alternate for a first prize.
      4. Third Prize. If the Florida Lottery is unable to contact a third prize winner within three weeks of the date of the drawing, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize and the prize will not be awarded.
  7. How to Claim a Prize.
    1. To claim a grand, first or second prize in a LOTTO LOVE drawing, the winner must submit to the Florida Lottery the original valid entry voucher bearing the unique number selected in the drawing. Without such voucher, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim a prize. Winners must submit the valid entry voucher along with a completed Winner Claim Form DOL-173-2, revised 02/11, or DOL-173-2S, revised 02/11, and a copy of acceptable identification. Forms DOL-173-2 and DOL-173-2S are hereby incorporated by reference and can be obtained from any Lottery office, from the Lottery's website, www.flalottery.com, or by writing to: Florida Lottery, Customer Service, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4016. The claim form must be received by the Florida Lottery no later than one week after the winner is notified by the Florida Lottery that he or she is a winner. If the Florida Lottery has not received the claim form by the seventh day after notification, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize. If the forfeited prize is a grand prize or first prize, the Florida Lottery will award the prize to an alternate winner as described in subsections (5) and (6) above.
    2. To claim a third prize in a LOTTO LOVE drawing, the winner must submit to the Florida Lottery the original valid entry voucher bearing the unique number selected in the drawing . Without such voucher, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim a prize. Winners must submit the valid entry voucher along with a copy of acceptable identification. The documents must be received by the Florida Lottery no later than one week after the winner is notified by the Florida Lottery that he or she is a winner. If the Florida Lottery has not received the documents by the seventh day after notification, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize.
  8. Award of LOTTO LOVE Promotion Prizes.
    1. Grand Prize. Upon receipt of a grand prize winner's required documentation, the Florida Lottery will award a prize of $250,000, less applicable tax withholding.
    2. First Prize. Upon receipt of a first prize winner's required documentation, the Florida Lottery will award a prize of $25,000, less applicable tax withholding.
    3. Second Prize. Upon receipt of a second prize winner's required documentation, the Florida Lottery will award a prize of $2,500.
    4. Third Prize. Upon receipt of a third prize winner's required documentation, the Florida Lottery will award a prize of $250.
  9. Except as specifically mentioned herein, all federal, state and/or local taxes or other fees on LOTTO LOVE Promotion prizes will be the responsibility of the winner. Federal income taxes are required to be withheld from a prize awarded to a nonresident alien claimant at the rate of thirty percent (30%) pursuant to applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.
  10. If the winner of a grand, first or second prize is identified as owing an outstanding debt to a state agency or child support collected through a court, the debt will be collected in accordance with section 24.115, Florida Statutes.
  11. The prizewinners in each drawing will be posted on www.flalottery.com, on the day of the drawing.
  12. The right to claim a prize cannot be assigned to another person or entity.
  13. All prizes are subject to the provisions of Chapter 24, Florida Statutes, and rules promulgated thereunder. Prizes will be paid in accordance with the rule of the Florida Lottery governing payment of prizes. Copies of the current prize payment rule can be obtained from the Florida Lottery, Office of the General Counsel, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4011.
  14. Players must be at least 18 years of age. Persons prohibited by Section 24.116, Florida Statutes, from purchasing a Florida Lottery ticket are not eligible to play.
  15. A player entering the LOTTO LOVE Promotion is deemed to have granted permission for the Florida Lottery to photograph and/or videotape and record the prizewinner with or without prior notification and to use the name, photograph, videotape, and/or recording of the prizewinner for advertising or publicity purposes without additional compensation.
  16. The LOTTO LOVE Promotion drawings shall be public, held in Tallahassee, Florida, and witnessed by an accountant employed by an independent certified public accounting firm.