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Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE Playoff Bonus Drawing

Rules

  1. Beginning on November 15, 2015, and continuing through December 8, 2015, players who purchase a Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket as described in Rule 53ER15-63, F.A.C., Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE, will receive a Playoff Entry voucher that can be entered into the Playoff Bonus Drawing (or "drawing") that will be held on December 10, 2015. Players who enter the drawing will have a chance to win a Playoff Bonus Prize Package that includes tickets to the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on New Year's Eve and a chance to win up to $25,000 in an on-field prize reveal event during a break in the game.
  2. How to Enter.
    1. To enter a Playoff Entry voucher number into the Playoff Bonus Drawing, players must enter on the Lottery's website at flalottery.com. On the home page of the Lottery's website, players can click on the Playoff Bonus Drawing banner and follow the directions.
    2. The Playoff Entry voucher will be attached to the bottom of the Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket. The Playoff Entry voucher number is located at the bottom on the front of the Playoff Entry voucher. Players are to enter the first 13-digits of the 19-digit voucher entry number. Each Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket purchase will produce a Playoff Entry voucher from the beginning of the promotion period until 10:00 p.m. ET on December 8, 2015. A player will be able to enter his or her Playoff Entry voucher numbers beginning at the top of the hour after the Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket is purchased. A player entering a Playoff 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 Playoff Entry voucher number into the drawing. Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE tickets cannot be used for entry into the drawing. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Playoff Entry vouchers should not be mailed to the Lottery unless players are contacted by the Florida Lottery and requested to do so. Playoff Entry vouchers or tickets received in the mail by the Florida Lottery will not be entered into the drawing and will not be returned. All entries are subject to validation by the Florida Lottery and may be disqualified if eligibility requirements are not met.
    3. Players may enter as many times as they wish during the contest period. However, each valid Playoff Entry voucher number may only be used one (1) time, for one (1) entry in the drawing.
  3. Drawing.

    One drawing will be held on December 10, 2015, and will include entries submitted during the entry period of November 15, 2015, through 11:59:59 p.m. ET on December 8, 2015. The Florida Lottery will draw a total of twenty entries using a certified random number generation process and award each of the first ten valid entries drawn with the prize described in subsection (6) below. The eleventh through twentieth valid entries drawn will serve as alternates in the order in which they were drawn to select an alternate prizewinner under the circumstances described in subsections (4) and (5) hereof.
  4. Winner Notification.
    1. The prizewinners in the drawing will be posted on flalottery.com after the drawing. The Florida Lottery will attempt to notify each winner by telephone, U.S. mail or email using the contact information provided in the winner's registration data no later than twenty-four hours after the winners are posted on the Florida Lottery's website. The Florida Lottery deems the winner's registration data as the winner's official contact information, including the physical mailing address, and will not attempt to further locate a winner if attempts to reach the winner using the winner's registration data are unsuccessful. If the Florida Lottery is unable to have personal contact with a prizewinner within two business days of the date of the drawing, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize, and the prize will be awarded to the first available alternate winner. If the Florida Lottery is unable to contact the first available alternate winner within two business days, the first alternate winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize, and the Florida Lottery will award the prize to the second available alternate winner. This notification process will continue until an alternate is contacted or the Florida Lottery has exhausted the list of available alternates, except that no notification attempts will be made after December 21, 2015. If the Florida Lottery is unable to have personal contact with a prizewinner or an alternate prizewinner by December 21, 2015, the prize will not be awarded.
    2. The Florida Lottery will notify each alternate in the Playoff Bonus Drawing by email using the contact information provided in the alternate's registration data no later than twenty-four hours after the drawing. The email notification will notify the alternate of his or her alternate status and instruct the alternate to retain the original valid Playoff Entry voucher that is required to claim a prize, until further notified by the Florida Lottery that either he or she is an alternate winner of a prize or that the prizes have been fulfilled.
  5. How to Claim a Prize.
    1. To claim a prize in the Playoff Bonus Drawing, the winner must submit to the Florida Lottery the original valid Playoff Entry voucher bearing the unique number selected in the drawing. Without such Playoff Entry voucher, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim a prize. The Playoff Entry voucher should be detached from the Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket prior to submission of the Playoff Entry voucher and the ticket retained by the Playoff Bonus Drawing winner. The Florida Lottery will not return a Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket that is inadvertently submitted with the Playoff Entry voucher. The winner must submit the valid Playoff Entry voucher along with a completed Winner Claim Form DOL-173-2, revised 09/13, or DOL-173-2S, revised 09/13 (Spanish version of the Winner Claim Form) and a copy of acceptable identification as set forth in the rule of the Florida Lottery governing payment of prizes. A copy 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. A prizewinner must also submit a completed Release and Authorization form DOL-474, effective 8/13, or Spanish Release and Authorization form DOL-474S, effective 8/13. The required claim documents must be received by the Florida Lottery no later than three business days after the winner is notified by the Lottery that he or she is a winner. If the Florida Lottery has not received the required forms by the third day after notification, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize and the Florida Lottery will award the prize to an alternate winner in accordance with subsections (3) and (4) above. An alternate winner's required forms must be received by the Florida Lottery by the second business day after notification or the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize. If the Florida Lottery does not receive the required forms from a winner or an alternate winner in a timely manner and the Florida Lottery is unable to notify an alternate after exhausting the notification procedures described in subsection (4) above, the prize will not be awarded.
    2. Forms DOL-173-2, DOL-173-2S, DOL-474, and DOL-474S are hereby incorporated by reference and can be obtained from any Lottery office, or by writing to: Florida Lottery, Customer Service Division, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4016. Forms DOL-173-2 and DOL-173-2S can also be obtained from the Lottery's website, flalottery.com.
  6. Award of Prizes.
    1. Upon the Florida Lottery's receipt of a prizewinner's required documentation, the Florida Lottery will award a Playoff Bonus Drawing Prize Package (or "Prize Package") consisting of the following:
      1. two club level game tickets to the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on New Year's Eve;
      2. two nights' double occupancy hotel accommodations (taxes included) for two persons;
      3. one parking pass at Sun Life Stadium;
      4. two tickets to the Capital One Orange Bowl Fan Fest;
      5. $500 for related travel expenses; and
      6. an opportunity to win a cash prize as one of ten contestants in an on-field prize reveal event during a break in the game.
      The Florida Lottery will mail each prizewinner a check for the $500 cash portion of the prize, game tickets, Fan Fest tickets, parking pass and a certificate with details regarding the $25,000 on-field prize reveal event and the necessary contact information to make hotel reservations. The value of the Prize Package, including the $500 cash portion, is $1,478. Prizewinners will be required to provide a credit card upon check-in to the hotel. A Prize Package does not include travel, parking fees (except as specified above), any items not expressly specified, meals or per diem for meals, incidentals, tips, and personal expenses such as telephone calls, room service, valet service or laundry, etc., fees associated with revision, rebooking, or cancellation or other fees that may be charged by the hotel.
    2. $25,000 On-Field Prize Reveal Event. On December 31, 2015, the ten prizewinners selected in the Playoff Bonus Drawing will participate in a $25,000 on-field prize reveal event ("prize reveal"), in which the winner of the $25,000 prize will be determined during a break in the game. Each of the ten finalists will scratch off an oversized symbol to reveal his or her prize of $25,000, $10,000, $5,000, $2,500 or $1,000. A total of ten cash prizes will be awarded; one $25,000 prize, one $10,000 prize, two $5,000 prizes, three $2,500 prizes and three $1,000 prizes. Each prizewinner will be required to complete a Winner Claim Form DOL173-2 or DOL 173-2S and provide a copy of acceptable identification. Upon receipt of the required documentation, the Florida Lottery will mail each prizewinner a check for the prize amount won in the prize reveal. Applicable federal income tax withholding will be withheld on cash prizes of $10,000 and $25,000.
    3. In the event one or more Prize Package is not awarded pursuant to the circumstances described in subsection (4) or paragraph (5)(a) above, the number of finalists and the number of prizes in the prize reveal will be equally reduced by the number of Prize Packages that were not awarded. In such instance, the lowest valued prize or prizes will not be offered in the prize reveal.
    4. A Prize Package is not transferable or assignable without the express written consent of the Florida Lottery. If the prizewinner advises the Lottery at least three days prior to the event that he or she is unable to attend in the prize reveal, the prizewinner may designate a proxy to use non-cash portions of the Prize Package in his or her stead and participate in the prize reveal; in such event, the prizewinner shall receive the cash prize won by the proxy and the Prize Package and cash won by the proxy in the prize reveal will be taxable to the prizewinner.
    5. In the event that a prizewinner is unable to attend the prize reveal due to unforeseen circumstances, and there is insufficient time (less than three business days prior to the event) to designate a person to attend the prize reveal in his or her stead, the Prize Package portion of the prize, excluding the $500 in cash, shall be forfeited; however, the entire value of the Prize Package shall remain taxable to the prizewinner. The Florida Lottery will appoint a proxy to participate in the prize reveal for the prizewinner. Any prize won by the proxy shall be received by and taxable to the prizewinner.
    6. If a prizewinner fails to arrive at the prize reveal venue for his or her scheduled participation in the prize reveal, the prizewinner forfeits the right to personally participate in the prize reveal; however, a proxy appointed by the Lottery shall participate in the prizewinner's place and the cash prize won by the proxy shall be awarded and taxable to the prizewinner.
    7. If it is determined that a proxy is necessary under the circumstances set forth in paragraph (6)(d), (e) or (f) above, a Proxy Designation and Acknowledgement form DOL-490, Effective 11/15, must be completed by the appropriate parties prior to the prize reveal. Form DOL-490 is hereby incorporated by reference and can be obtained from any Lottery office, or by writing to: Florida Lottery, Customer Service Division, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4016.
  7. Taxes.
    1. Except as provided herein, all federal, state and/or local taxes or other fees will be the responsibility of the prizewinner.
    2. 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. Thirty percent (30%) federal income tax withholding will be withheld from the cash portion of the nonresident alien claimant's Prize Package and from any cash prize won in the prize reveal. The reporting and subsequent payment of any additional federal, state and/or local taxes shall be the responsibility of the nonresident alien winner.
  8. State Owed Debt.

    Each prizewinner will be analyzed twice for State Owed Debt. The first analysis will occur at the time the Prize Package is claimed. If the winner of the Prize Package 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. If the debt is an amount of less than the cash portion of the Prize Package prize ($500), the non-cash portion of the Prize Package and the cash portion of the Prize Package less the amount owed shall be awarded. If the winner is identified as owing such a debt in an amount greater than the cash portion of the Prize Package, the winner's entire cash portion of the Prize Package will be applied toward the outstanding debt as provided in Section 24.115, Florida Statutes, and the winner will receive the remaining non-cash portion of the Prize Package. The second analysis will occur after the prize reveal has concluded and each winning amount has been revealed. If the winner 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.
  9. Other Restrictions and Provisions.
    1. No cash option is available in lieu of the non-cash prizes.
    2. The right to claim a prize cannot be assigned to another person or entity.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. By entering into the Playoff Bonus Drawing, a player gives his or her permission for the Florida Lottery to provide the player's address and telephone number to the fulfillment entity for prize fulfillment purposes.
    6. A player entering into the Playoff Bonus Drawing 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.
    7. The Playoff Bonus Drawing shall be public, held in Tallahassee, Florida, and witnessed by an accountant employed by an independent certified public accounting firm.
    Rulemaking Authority 24.105(9), 24.109(1), FS. Law Implemented 24.105(9), 24.115(1), FS. History - New 11-12-15.