The Ohio Lottery Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET
BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ Second-Chance Promotion
Official Rules

TO ENTER: From Wednesday, September 06, 2017 through TBD (the "Promotional Period"), the following non-winning WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET™ instant tickets may be used to enter the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ Second-Chance Promotion.

Instant Game Game Number Ticket Price Entries Awarded or Instant Cash Awarded
WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET™ 415 $20 Drawing Entries

Drawing Schedule

DRAWING ENTRY DEADLINE DRAWING DATE
1 11/21/2017 11/28/2017
2 02/20/2018 02/27/2018
3 06/12/2018 06/19/2018
4 09/11/2018 09/18/2018
5 12/11/2018 12/18/2018
6 02/19/2019 02/26/2019

Tickets must be purchased during the Promotional Period and must be entered online through MyLotto Rewards™, which is located at www.ohiolottery.com ("Website"), by November 21, 2017 at 11:59:59 pm for a participant to be eligible to participate in drawing one; by February 20, 2018 at 11:59:59 pm for drawing two; by June 12, 2018 at 11:59:59 pm for drawing three; by September 11, 2018 at 11:59:59 pm for drawing four; by December 11, 2018 at 11:59:59 pm for drawing five and by February 19, 2019 at 11:59:59 pm for drawing six. Tickets can continue to be sold after the final drawing deadline date.

Existing MyLotto Rewards™ account holders can login through the Website and enter the appropriate information. New participants must set-up a MyLotto Rewards™ account on the Website to start the registration process. By successfully transmitting a completed online entry form, with the appropriate information as directed, each participant will be entered into the Promotion.

All information submitted online by entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, the Ohio Lottery Commission's (hereinafter, "the Lottery") Privacy Policy, which is currently accessible at: www.ohiolottery.com/about/legal/privacypolicy.

Online entry is supported by the following browsers: Internet Explorer 10 and 11, Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome.

The Lottery, at its discretion, reserves the right to select and/or change the prize(s) to be awarded as part of this Promotion. Entrants must be legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

INTERNET CONDUCT AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Any attempt by a user, participant, or any other individual, to deliberately damage the Website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion, is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, the Lottery reserves the right to seek damages from any such person or persons as permitted by law.

Neither the Lottery, Scientific Games International, Inc., Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc., and/or any of their parent companies, subsidiaries, or contractors, any of the Released Parties (as defined herein), nor any of its employees, commissioners, owners, directors, officers, affiliates, subsidiaries and assignees, are responsible for illegible, late, lost, damaged, incomplete or misdirected entries, or responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the Website, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion.

Neither the Lottery, Scientific Games International, Inc., Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc., and/or any of their parent companies, subsidiaries, or contractors, any of the Released Parties, nor any of its employees, commissioners, owners, directors, officers, affiliates, subsidiaries and assignees are responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Promotion, which may include without limitation, inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet, the Website or any combination thereof; theft or destruction or unauthorized access of the Website; any injury or damage to the participants or to any other person's computer(s) or smart phone related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion, or downloading materials from or use of the Website.

If for any reason, this Promotion is not capable of running as planned for reasons that may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or problems with the entire random drawing process, the Lottery will conduct the drawing using an alternate random number generator. Should any unforeseen problems arise prior to the drawing date, the Lottery reserves the right to reschedule the drawing for another day. The same verification procedures and Promotion Official Rules will be in effect should this occur.

PRIZES PER DRAWING:

Drawing 1 - Drawing 6 (4 prizes per drawing):
Total number of winners: 24

Prizes
A Trip Prize consists of a four-day, three-night trip for each selected entrant ("Prizewinner") and one (1) guest to Las Vegas, Nevada. Trips Prizes awarded in drawing 1 and drawing 2 will attend the trip scheduled for April 2018. Trip Prizes awarded in drawings 3, 4, 5 and 6 will attend the trip to be scheduled for 2019. Dates for the 2019 trip will be announced on the Ohio Lottery Website. Each trip includes:

  • i. Roundtrip coach airfare for up to two (2) people from any U.S. International airport to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas (inclusive of all associated security fees, taxes and surcharges);
  • ii. Ground transfers between McCarran International Airport and the destination hotel and between SGI hosted events;
  • Accommodations of one (1) deluxe hotel room for three (3) nights (double occupancy, room and room tax only);
  • One thousand dollars ($1,000) spending money for the Prizewinner to be provided two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled trip departure date;

Admission to the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ theater/venue for the Prizewinner and guest, and the Prizewinner shall have one (1) chance to participate in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ together with Prizewinners from other participating lottery jurisdictions, as described below. The Prizewinner's guest may sit with the Prizewinner but will not be eligible to be a participant in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ unless the guest has been designated as the Prizewinner's proxy.

 

GENERAL RULES: All prize details, including, without limitation, shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of the Lottery.

Employees, officers or directors of the Lottery, including its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers, or any blood relative or spouse of such an employee, officer or director, living as a member in such employee, officer or director's household, are not eligible to enter this Promotion. Void where prohibited by law.

Any federal, state and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the applicable prize winners. The Lottery will provide IRS Form W2Gs to each applicable winner. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Lottery and their agencies to use the prize winner's name and/or likeness worldwide, in perpetuity, for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, notification or permission unless prohibited by law, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised. Further, by accepting a prize, each prize winner agrees to hold the Lottery, including its directors, officers, employees and agents, absolutely harmless against any and all claims and/or liability arising out of the ownership and/or use of a prize. Prize winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Promotion or use or redemption of any prize. The Lottery makes no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any prize (or any portion thereof), and disclaim any implied warranty. By participating in this Promotion, all entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

All materials submitted become the property of the Lottery and will not be returned. Prizes are non-transferable to any other person, including relatives or friends. SGI or its designee is responsible for supplying the prize(s) awarded, and will provide each winner with a tax form, if applicable. The WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET™ BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ Second-Chance Promotion Rules and Drawing Procedures used by the Lottery are available for review. These Rules may be amended or revised at any time at the sole discretion of the Executive Director of the Lottery.

BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ CONTEST DETAILS

The BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ promotion (the "CHALLENGE") is an event produced by Scientific Games ("SG") in connection with participating state lotteries ("Lotteries" or "Lottery"). Grand Prize Finalists (the "Finalists") are randomly selected by participating Lotteries per the applicable state lottery's CHALLENGE rules. The total number of CHALLENGE Finalists depends upon Lottery participation levels. Finalists will receive a Lottery-sponsored trip to Las Vegas and compete in a series of contests for the chance to win cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to a grand prize opportunity for one (1) Finalist to win a minimum $1 million and possibly up to $1 billion. By participating in the Challenge, each Finalist agrees all decisions regarding the CHALLENGE are made at the sole and exclusive discretion of SGI and are final and binding on all Finalists.

  1. To participate in the CHALLENGE, eligible participating Lottery ticket holders must:
    • Enter the CHALLENGE through the participating Lottery's promotional, second-chance website/app following all CHALLENGE entry rules established by the participating Lottery, be randomly selected by the participating Lottery in one (1) or more drawings from among all eligible entries received during the official entry periods and meet all participating Lottery selection and prize validation requirements. (See participating Lottery website for official entry and drawing rules.)
  2. The CHALLENGE will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on or about May 2, 2018. The specific date and location of the CHALLENGE is subject to change and shall be posted on the Lottery's website no later than September 30, 2017.
  3. The CHALLENGE will consist of two elimination rounds, plus one Billion Dollar Round. Elimination Round 1 will reduce the field to five (5) "Million Dollar Spin Finalists" and Elimination Round 2 will reduce the field to one (1) "Billion Dollar Finalist" who will move on to the Billion Dollar Round. The rounds will take place as follows:
    • A. Elimination Round 1: At the start of the CHALLENGE, each Finalist receives one (1) envelope; all envelopes being of identical outward appearance. The envelopes will contain the following messages:
      1. Five (5) of the envelopes contain a "GOLDEN TICKET." The Finalists revealing the "GOLDEN TICKET" move on to Elimination Round 2.
      2. Four (4) of the envelopes contain a "$25,000" message. The Finalists revealing this message win $25,000, less applicable withholding taxes. After the $25,000 prize is revealed, that Finalist's opportunity to win additional money ends.
      3. Four (4) of the envelopes contain a "$5,000" message. The Finalists revealing this message win $5,000, less applicable withholding taxes. After the $5,000 prize is revealed, that Finalist's opportunity to win additional money ends.
      4. Four (4) of the envelopes contain a "$2,500" message. The Finalists revealing this message win $2,500, less applicable withholding taxes. After the $2,500 prize is revealed, that Finalist's opportunity to win additional money ends.
      5. The remaining envelopes contain a "$1,000" message. The Finalists revealing this message win $1,000, less applicable withholding taxes. After the $1,000 prize is revealed, those Finalists' opportunity to win additional money ends.
      6. Odds of a Finalist successfully moving to Elimination Round 2 are dependent upon state Lottery participation levels.
    • B. Elimination Round 2: Each of the five (5) remaining Finalists receives one (1) envelope; all envelopes being of identical outward appearance. The envelopes contain the following messages:
      1. One (1) envelope contains a "GOLDEN TICKET". The Finalist revealing the one (1) "GOLDEN TICKET" moves on to the Billion Dollar Round.
      2. Four (4) envelopes contain a "$1 Million Spin" message. The Finalists revealing this message will advance to play the $1 Million Spin (Spin Finalists). Each Spin Finalist will receive three separate spins of a wheel containing 24 equally sized slices. The slices contain the following messages:
        a) Two (2) of the slices contain the words "GOLDEN TICKET" worth $25,000.
        b) Two (2) of the slices contain the dollar amount of $22,500.
        c) Five (5) of the slices contain the dollar amount of $20,000.
        d) Three (3) of the slices contain the dollar amount of $15,000.
        e) Five (5) of the slices contain the dollar amount of $12,500.
        f) Three (3) of the slices contain the dollar amount of $10,000.
        g) Four (4) of the slices contain the words "Spin Again."
      3. 3. Each Spin Finalist spins the wheel until he or she lands on a dollar amount slice and/or "GOLDEN TICKET" slice on three separate spins. If the Spin Finalist lands on a "Spin Again" slice, the spin does not count against the three separate spins. Each Spin Finalist wins the cumulative dollar amount and/or "GOLDEN TICKET" amount ($25,000) indicated on each of the three separate spins with the following exceptions:
        a) The Spin Finalist wins a total of $100,000, if he or she lands on the "GOLDEN TICKET" slice in any two spins.
        b) The Spin Finalist wins a $1,000,000 annuity, if he or she lands on the "GOLDEN TICKET" slice in all three (3) spins.
    • C. Billion Dollar Round: The Finalist who received the one (1) envelope containing the "GOLDEN TICKET" in Elimination Round 2 is the Billion Dollar Finalist. The Billion Dollar Finalist participates in up to three steps as follows:
      1. Step 1: The Billion Dollar Finalist is presented with a one (1) in five (5) opportunity to randomly reveal a "GOLDEN TICKET" and a four (4) in five (5) opportunity to randomly reveal a $250,000 prize.
        a) If the "$250,000" prize is revealed, the Billion Dollar Finalist "bankrolls" $250,000 and automatically advances to Step 2.
        b) If the "GOLDEN TICKET" is revealed, the Billion Dollar Finalist "bankrolls" $500,000 and automatically advances to Step 2.
        c) No matter which prize is randomly revealed in Step 1, the Billion Dollar Finalist automatically advances to Step 2.
      2. Step 2: The Billion Dollar Finalist is presented with a one (1) in fifteen (15) opportunity to randomly reveal a "GOLDEN TICKET" and a fourteen (14) in fifteen (15) opportunity to randomly reveal a "4X Multiplier."
        a) If the Billion Dollar Finalist advanced to Step 2 with a bankroll of $250,000 and a "4X Multiplier" is randomly revealed, the Billion Dollar Finalist shall win a $1,000,000 annuity and the Billion Dollar Finalist's attempt shall conclude.
        b) If the Billion Dollar Finalist advanced to Step 2 with a bankroll of $250,000 and the "GOLDEN TICKET" is randomly revealed, the Billion Dollar Finalist shall win a $1,250,000 annuity and the Billion Dollar Finalist's attempt shall conclude.
        c) If the Billion Dollar Finalist advanced to Step 2 with a bankroll of $500,000 ("GOLDEN TICKET") and a "4X Multiplier" is randomly revealed, the Billion Dollar Finalist shall win a $2,000,000 annuity and the Billion Dollar Finalist's attempt shall conclude.
        d) If the Billion Dollar Finalist advanced to Step 2 with a bankroll of $500,000 ("GOLDEN TICKET") and the "GOLDEN TICKET" is randomly revealed in Step 2, the Billion Dollar Finalist is presented with two options:
           (1) Do not proceed to Step 3, win a $20,000,000 annuity and the Billion Dollar Finalist's attempt shall conclude; or
           (2) Proceed to Step 3 and win either a $2,500,000 annuity or a $1,000,000,000 annuity.
        e) Odds of the Billion Dollar Finalist successfully advancing to Step 3 are 1 in 75.
      3. Step 3: The Billion Dollar Finalist is presented with a one (1) in thirty five (35) opportunity to randomly reveal a "GOLDEN TICKET" and a thirty four (34) in thirty five (35) opportunity to randomly reveal "$2,500,000."
        a) If the "$2,500,000" prize is revealed, the Billion Dollar Finalist shall win a $2,500,000 annuity and the Billion Dollar Finalist's attempt shall conclude.
        b) If the "$1,000,000,000" prize is revealed, the Billion Dollar Finalist shall win a $1,000,000,000 annuity and the Billion Dollar Finalist's attempt shall conclude.
        c) Odds of the Billion Dollar Finalist winning the top prize in the Billion Dollar Round are 1 in 2,625.

Additional Rules and Procedures:

All BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ rounds will be audited by an independent auditor.

The $1 billion annuity will be paid in increasing annual payments of no less than $5,000,000 over 39 years (40 payments total), or in one lump-sum payment of $450 million at the Billion Dollar Finalist winner's election with approval of the participating Lottery.

Prizes awarded during the CHALLENGE in the amount of $1 million up to $20 million shall be paid in the form of an annuity over 19 years (20 equal payments). Lump sum payments may be awarded with approval of the participating Lottery.

The minimum age requirement to play the CHALLENGE is twenty-one (21) years per Nevada State Law. If a Finalist is not 21 years of age, the Finalist shall assign a proxy to play on his or her behalf. If the Finalist does not timely assign a proxy to play on his or her behalf, SGI shall assign a proxy. A proxy must be 21 years of age or older to be eligible to play the CHALLENGE.

Selected second-chance prize winners who are contacted and fail to provide all information requested by a participating Lottery (e.g., age verification, address verification, signed publicity/liability release and affidavit as to identity, etc.) in a timely fashion will forfeit prizes and an alternate second-chance prize winner may be selected.

Prizes are not for resale and are not transferable.

Taxes are the sole responsibility of each Finalist.

Neither the Lottery, SGI, nor other companies directly associated with the promotion shall be responsible to entrants or to any other person for data entry errors resulting from or caused by the entering, keying or mis-keying of the required ticket information by entrants.

Employees of the Lottery, SGI or other companies associated with the promotion, as well as their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible.

All decisions regarding technical difficulties, mechanical failures, or human errors, including but not limited to the premature reveal of any game material or elements, the malfunction of any piece of stage equipment or electronics or the failure of any audio equipment, in connection with the CHALLENGE will be determined by SGI in its sole discretion and shall be final and binding on all Finalists.

SGI reserves the right to change, add to, delete from, modify or amend these rules at any time at its sole discretion, subject to the approval of participating Lotteries.

Odds of being selected as a Finalist vary by participating Lottery depending upon the number of eligible entries received and the number of Finalists prizes available.

All prize awards during the CHALLENGE are the sole responsibility of SGI and are underwritten by third parties. Prize awards are not considered won by a Finalist, and are not payable unless and until the third party underwriter of such prize payouts certifies that the CHALLENGE has been conducted appropriately and in accordance with the CHALLENGE Rules, that a Finalist has validly won the prize award pursuant to the CHALLENGE Rules and is entitled to receive the prize award, and the third party underwriter has accepted the obligation to pay the prize award to the winning Finalist. Participating Lotteries shall have no liability for any cash prize amounts awarded in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™.

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