The Ohio Lottery Nationwide Arena Rules

Official Rules

Second Chance
Nationwide Arena Promotion
sponsored by the Ohio Lottery

The Second Chance Ohio Lottery Promotion (hereafter, “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of Ohio who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of entry. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of the Ohio Lottery Commission (“Sponsor”), the Blue Jackets and Nationwide Arena (defined below), the National Hockey League, its member professional hockey clubs, NHL Ventures, Inc. and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, employees, agents, directors, successors and assigns (hereafter, collectively, “Released Parties”), and each such individual’s immediate family members (mother, father, sister, brother, any child, husband, wife and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate or win a prize.  Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply. The information you provide will only be used for Contest purposes.  For purposes of these Official Rules, the “Blue Jackets/Nationwide Arena” shall be defined to include COLHOC Limited Partnership dba Columbus Blue Jackets (“Blue Jackets”), and the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority (“CFA”), Columbus Arena Management LLC (“CAM”), Nationwide Arena LLC (“NWA”) and the Ohio State University (“OSU”).

PROMOTION PERIOD: The Contest begins at 5:00:00 pm Eastern Time (“ET”) on 2/1/13 and ends 11:59:59 pm ET on 4/30/13 (hereafter, “Promotion Period”).

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:  There are two (2) ways to participate: (1) send a non-winning five dollar ($5.00) Ohio Lottery ticket with your name, address, daytime phone number and date of birth printed neatly on the back, to Columbus Blue Jackets, Attn: Ohio Lottery VIP Promotion,  200 W. Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, Ohio, 43215; or (2) send a 3’ x 5’ card with your name, address, daytime phone number, e-mail address and date of birth printed neatly (each an “Entry”) to Columbus Blue Jackets, Attn: VIP Promotion, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.  All Entries must be mailed in a business envelope.  You may enter as often as you like, however to be eligible, each non-winning Ohio Lottery ticket must be unique.  No mechanically reproduced or photocopied entries permitted.  Illegible entries are void.  Multiple entries mailed in one envelope will not be accepted.

Incomplete Entries and/or Entries containing inaccurate entrant information will be disqualified at the Blue Jackets/Nationwide Arena’s sole discretion. All Entries must be received by the deadline for the Promotion Period to be considered. The use of script, macro or any other device to automate or subvert the entry process is prohibited and all such Entries and Entries made by any other means which subvert the entry process will be void. Other than as otherwise specified herein, none of the Sponsor, the Blue Jackets/Nationwide Arena, or agents thereof, will enter into any communications with any entrant regarding this Contest (except for the purposes of notifying the winners) or acknowledge any Entry (or portion thereof) received. Any Entry not meeting all Entry requirements stated herein will be void.


One (1) potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in one (1) random drawing conducted on or about 4/30/13 from among all eligible Entries. Three (3) alternates will be chosen in one (1) random drawing for the prize awarded.  The winner selected must accept their prizes within three (3) days of notification or an alternate will be selected in the order drawn.

In the event there are no eligible Entries received, no prize will be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel this Contest and not award any prizes if an insufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries (under ten (10)) are not received by the first drawing date.

By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to the decisions of the Sponsor and the Blue Jackets, which will be final and binding in all respects. The potential Grand Prize winners will be notified by telephone and/or email on or about 5/1/13.

Grand Prize winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and (where legal) Publicity Release within three (3) days of date of issuance of notification. Non-compliance with the foregoing, with these Official Rules, the inability to contact a potential winner (as specified above) within three (3) days of the drawing, or return of prize or prize notification as non-deliverable may result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, awarding of prize to a runner-up. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received.

(1) Grand Prize: Twelve (12) tickets in an Executive Suite to a TBD show or concert (Event) at Nationwide Arena (including standard food and non-alcoholic beverage package).  Winner will select their Event by June 30, 2013, and Event must occur before 9/30/2013.  The Blue Jackets/Nationwide Arena will provide the winner with a list of events to choose from.

Transportation to and from the event is the sole responsibility of the Winner and their guests. Exact location of the suite will be determined by the Blue Jackets, in its sole discretion.  The tickets are subject to the terms and conditions specified thereon. Unused tickets cannot be refunded, exchanged or applied towards tickets for events in any subsequent years. Winner and Winner’s guest must comply with all venue rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion of the prize and removal from event. Released Parties reserve the right to remove or to deny attendance to any winner and/or guest who engages in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the event.

Costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of a prize, including, but not limited to, all federal, state and local taxes, transportation to/from stadium (if applicable, food, beverages, souvenirs, gratuities, etc.) are winner’s sole responsibility.  Winner is solely responsible to file a 1099-MISC Tax Form for the total value of the Prize (as required by law) with the Internal Revenue Service in the year the prize is awarded.  Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor or the Blue Jackets/Nationwide Arena. All prize details are subject to the discretion of the Sponsor and the Blue Jackets.

No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of prize (or portion thereof) except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or applicable portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, as determined by Sponsor.  Entrants agree, by entering, that 1) Sponsor, the Blue Jackets/Nationwide Arena and each of its designees may use (unless prohibited by law), except as otherwise provided herein, entrant’s name, city and state of residence, Entry, photograph, any recording or written content, and/or likeness for advertising, trade and/or any other purposes in any media (including but not limited to online at and now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, permission or notification, and 2) the Released Parties shall have no liability and shall be forever saved and held absolutely harmless by entrant from and against  any and all claims, actions, liabilities, losses, injuries or damage to entrants, winners, winners’ guests or any other person or entity, including, without limitation, personal injury, paralysis or death or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize and any travel or travel-related activity thereto (including, but not limited to, attendance at any event), participation in this Contest or the use of any Entries by Sponsor, the Blue Jackets/Nationwide Arena, or either of its designees or any third party.  Sponsor and the Blue Jackets reserve the right, in the sole discretion of each and both, to modify, terminate or suspend this Contest (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest (or any portion thereof) and, in the event of termination, at their discretion, select the winners from those eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to event requiring such termination using the applicable judging/winner selection procedure outlined herein. 

Assignment of Rights:  Entrant warrants and represents that (1) Sponsor and the Blue Jackets shall own the Entry (and all material and rights embodied therein) and that such Entry will not be acknowledged or returned; and (2) that by entering, the Entrant irrevocably assigns to Sponsor, the Blue Jackets and each of its designees any and all rights, title and interest in and to the Entry.  Entrant further agrees to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, the Blue Jackets, and/or the judges, which shall be final and binding. Entrant's submission of an Entry constitutes his/her representation of eligibility, consent to participate in Contest and consent for Sponsor and the Blue Jackets/Nationwide Arena to obtain, use and/or post entrant’s name and photograph online at and

Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, inaccurate, undeliverable, garbled, late, illegible, stolen, damaged or misdirected Entries, all of which will be disqualified; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems or other communications or malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other connections; miscommunications, failed computer hardware or software or other technical failures; garbled, lost, misrouted or scrambled transmissions; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; traffic congestion on the Internet or for any technical problem; theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; or human-processing error; printing, typographical or other errors or omissions in these Official Rules or in any Contest-related advertisements or other materials; or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, technical, network, electronic; or errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the incorrect uploading or submitting of Entries, the processing of Entries, the cancellation or postponement of any game, the awarding or announcement of winners, or in any other Contest-related materials. Sponsor and the Blue Jackets reserve the right to void and remove any and all Entries of an entrant who Sponsor or the Blue Jackets believe has attempted to tamper with, influence, or impair the administration, security, fairness, judging or proper play of Contest and such entrant shall be disqualified and all associated Entries shall be void.  All Entries become property of Sponsor and the Blue Jackets and will not be returned.  Sponsor and the Blue Jackets reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to post all approved Entries, including entrant’s name, on and for public viewing. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND THE BLUE JACKETS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

For a list of winners (available after 5/1/13), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 6/30/13 to: Columbus Blue Jackets, Attn: Ohio Lottery VIP Promotion, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, Ohio, 43215

Sponsor: Ohio Lottery Commission, 615 W. Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44113-1879.

The Vendor is responsible for conducting this promotion. Ohio Lottery Commission shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damages and/or claims arising from promotions or Vendor’s conduct of any promotions and/or prizes associated with such promotions.
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