Truck$ & Buck$ 2014 Second-Chance Giveaway Rules
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I.  Purpose

A.            To ensure that prizes awarded in the Nebraska Lottery’s Truck$ & Buck$ 2014 Second-Chance Giveaway Drawing are determined impartially and randomly.

B.            To ensure that the integrity of the Nebraska Lottery is maintained at all times.

II. Promotion Overview

A.  The Truck$ & Buck$ 2014 Second-Chance Giveaway Drawing is a promotion in which a player sends in ten (10) dollars worth of eligible, non-winning $2 Scratch tickets, along with at least one completed ticket back (or enters ten [10] dollars worth of eligible, non-winning $2 Scratch ticket numbers and contact information by web entry) to be eligible for the chance to be selected as one of ten (10) semifinalists in the final Truck$ & Buck$ 2014 Second-Chance Giveaway Grand Prize contest to be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014.

Players may enter any of the two (2) preliminary drawings by placing ten (10) dollars worth of eligible, non-winning $2 Scratch tickets with at least one completed ticket back into an envelope and mailing it to Truck$ & Buck$ Second-Chance Giveaway, Nebraska Lottery, P.O. Box 98909, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509.

MVP Club members may enter any of the two (2) preliminary drawings by entering the serial numbers from $10 worth of eligible, non-winning $2 Nebraska Lottery scratch tickets online at www.nelottery.com.

Entries are eligible for one drawing only, but players may send separate entries to as many drawings as they choose. Hand-delivered entries will not be accepted for this promotion. The Nebraska Lottery will not accept entries at any of their claim centers.

All entries for the second and final drawing must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (CST), on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Entries received after this date and time are ineligible for any  drawing and will be destroyed. 

B.            Eligible tickets will be all $2 Scratch games on sale from Monday, February 3,2014 through Tuesday, May 13, 2014, and may include, but are not limited to:  Truck$ & Buck$ (#785) and all other $2 games on sale at that time. For mail-in entries, each entry of $10 worth of non-winning $2 Scratch tickets must be in a separate sealed envelope. All entries with more than $10 worth of non-winning $2 Scratch tickets will be considered as one entry; however, multiple entries may be submitted together as provided in Section V(E) below. Eligible mail-in entries must have at least one ticket back completed with the player’s name, mailing address, city, state, zip code, and a daytime telephone number. 

C.            All participants and winners must be eligible to play the Nebraska Lottery and must otherwise comply with the State Lottery Act and the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the Nebraska Lottery. By participating in this second-chance drawing, participants agree to be photographed and videotaped by the Nebraska Lottery and to have their images and non-confidential information about them used in any advertising, publicity, educational and promotional activities of the Nebraska Lottery. The Nebraska Lottery is not required to provide any additional consideration or remuneration for these activities. Semifinalists will receive information about attending the Grand Prize Drawing. Semifinalists need not be present to win, but if a semifinalist cannot be present, either the semifinalist or the Nebraska Lottery may appoint a proxy to participate in the Grand Prize Drawing activities. 

D.            The Nebraska Lottery will hold two (2) preliminary drawings to select a total of ten (10) different semifinalists. Five (5) semifinalists will be chosen from each preliminary drawing. Drawing dates are March 19, and May 15, 2014. Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. (C.T.) in the Nebraska Lottery office the day prior to the drawing for the March 19th drawing and by 5:00p.m.(C.T.) May 13th for the May 15th drawing to be eligible for entry in that drawing. Entries not drawn will be destroyed. The odds of an entry being drawn are dependent on the number of eligible entries received. The Nebraska Lottery reserves the right to open the entries following the drawing date to obtain player information for statistical and other purposes. Although entries selected in the drawing will be reviewed to determine their compliance with the rules, other entries not drawn will not be examined to determine whether they contain winning tickets. Drawing dates are subject to change without prior notice as may be deemed necessary or appropriate by the Nebraska Lottery. 

E.            The Nebraska Lottery is not responsible for any delays due to the mail, or for any winning ticket claims, or any mail or correspondence other than valid entries sent to the second-chance drawing address. Entries that are lost, late, illegible, incomplete, misdirected or incompletely received (including by reason of technical malfunction, network congestion or system incompatibility) are not eligible. An individual entrant may only be selected once to be a Truck$ & Buck$ 2014 Second-Chance Giveaway Semifinalist.

Promotion rules and procedures are subject to change as deemed necessary or appropriate by the Lottery Director without additional or prior public notice. 

Void where prohibited.

III. Prizes

A.           The ten (10) semifinalists for the Truck$ & Buck$ 2014 Second-Chance Giveaway will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing to be held Sunday, June 8, 2014. At this drawing, the Nebraska Lottery will select one (1) grand prize winner, who will win a 2014 Chevy Silverado truck ,including withholding of federal and state taxes, plus a $100 gift card for ethanol-enriched fuel. In addition, all ten (10) semifinalists will each receive a $100 gift card for ethanol-enriched fuel and a cash prize.

Grand Prize--$51,000

  • Truck:  $34,145
  • Cash:  $1,555
  • Federal tax:  $12,750
  • State tax:  $2,550

Runners-up--Prizes

  • 2nd $3000 Runner-up prize
  • 3rd $2000 Runner-up prize
  • 4th $1,000 Runner-up prize
  • 5th $1,000 Runner-up prize
  • 6th $1,000 Runner-up prize
  • 7th $500 Runner-up prize
  • 8th $500 Runner-up prize
  • 9th $500 Runner-up prize
  • 10th $500 Runner-up prize

B.            All prizes must be confirmed by the drawing winners to the Nebraska Lottery after the drawings or they will be forfeited and become unclaimed prizes.

C.            Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 9-810(5), prior to the payment of any lottery prize in excess of five hundred dollars for a winning lottery ticket presented for redemption to the Nebraska Lottery, including the applicable prizes provided in this promotion, the Nebraska Lottery shall check the name and social security number of the winner with a list provided by the Department of Revenue of people identified as having an outstanding state tax liability and a list of people certified by the Department of Health and Human Services as owing a debt as defined in section 77-27,161. The Nebraska Lottery shall credit any such lottery prize against any outstanding state tax liability or certified debt owed by such winner and the balance of such prize amount, if any, shall be paid to the winner by the Nebraska Lottery. Any such credit of a lottery prize against a state tax liability or certified debt is collectively referred to as an “offset.”

In regards to the Grand Prize winner, if the state tax liability or certified debt is greater than the cash prize amount, the Nebraska Lottery will provide a substitute prize for the merchandise prize.  The substitute prize will be a cash amount determined by the Nebraska Lottery in its sole discretion, which amount will not be subject to appeal by the prizewinner and will not include the value of any state or federal tax (collectively referred to as the “cash equivalent”).  The cash prize amount and the cash equivalent will be credited against the state tax liability or certified debt and if applicable, the remaining amount paid to the winner.  As an alternative, the prizewinner may elect to pay the full amount of the state tax liability or certified debt in the amount and in the manner as determined by the Nebraska Lottery in its sole discretion.  If the Nebraska Lottery determines the full amount of the state tax liability or certified debt has been paid in the manner as prescribed by the Nebraska Lottery, the prizewinner will receive the Grand Prize as detailed in the promotion.

Players must keep these tickets for verification.  See nelottery.com for more details.

D.            Neither the Nebraska Lottery nor its vendors or suppliers are liable for any delays which result from acts of God, earthquake, fire, flood, other natural disaster, public enemy, explosion, epidemic, quarantine, strikes, freight embargoes, closure of all major access roads to a geographic region, weather or other causes beyond the control of the Nebraska Lottery or its agents.

IV. Drawing Dates, Times and Locations

The preliminary drawings will take place on the dates indicated in Section II (D) above at the Nebraska Lottery headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska, with the exception of the Grand Prize Giveaway Event, which will be conducted on Sunday, June 8, 2014, unless rescheduled to a later date or a different place by decision of the Nebraska Lottery. If all entries do not fit within the drawings container, the Lottery Drawing Manager will divide the entries received evenly by weight into bags. Immediately prior to the draw, an equal number, by weight, of entries will be withdrawn from each bag until the drawings container has approximately 125 pounds of entries; however, the drawings container shall not be filled more than half full. A drawing for the five (5) semifinalists of each preliminary drawing will take place immediately after the drawings container is filled and locked.  The drawn semifinalists will be contacted by the Drawing Manager and will be announced through the Nebraska Lottery's public relations office. 

V.  Eligibility

A.            Ten (10) dollars worth of eligible, non-winning $2 Scratch tickets which have been duly issued are delivered by mail in a single envelope with at least one completed ticket back to the Nebraska Lottery, and received prior to 5:00 p.m. (C.T.) the day before a drawing are eligible for that next day’s drawing. Hand-delivered entries will not be accepted. The Nebraska Lottery will not accept entries at any of their claim centers.   

B.          Ten (10) dollars worth of eligible, non-winning $2 Scratch tickets which have been duly issued, the serial numbers of which are entered by an MVP Club member on www.nelottery.com, and received prior to 5:00 p.m. (C.T.) the day before a drawing are eligible for that next day’s drawing. MVP Club entries for the final draw must be entered by 5:00 p.m. on May 13, 2014. Players submitting entries through the www.nelottery.com website must keep their tickets, since they will be required to deliver the physical tickets to the Nebraska Lottery after the drawing in order to prove eligibility and to claim any prize won. Players may not enter other Nebraska Lottery promotions with the same tickets submitted in this promotion either through the mail or through the website. Players in this promotion may not simultaneously enter the same ticket(s) more than once through both the mail and also through the website.

C.            To be eligible for the Truck$ & Buck$ 2014 Second-Chance Giveaway Drawings, entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. (C.T.) on the day before the drawing March 19th (i) at Nebraska Lottery Headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska, by mail to the indicated Post Office box, or (ii) online at www.nelottery.com. Entries not drawn will be destroyed. Any and all entries received prior to a 5:00 p.m. drawing deadline will be entered in the current drawing and will be eligible for the current drawing only.  Any entries received after a 5:00 p.m. drawing deadline will be entered in the next successive drawing; however, all entries received after 5:00 p.m. (C.T.) on May 13, 2014, will be destroyed. Although entries selected in the drawings will be reviewed to determine their compliance with the rules, other entries not drawn will not be examined to determine whether they are winning tickets.

D.            An individual entrant may only be selected once to be a Truck$ & Buck$ 2014 Second-Chance Giveaway semifinalist. Ten (10) different semifinalists will be chosen. 

E.            Entries are eligible for one drawing only, but players may submit multiple entries. Multiple entries may be mailed together in a larger envelope, provided that each individual entry envelope includes $10 worth of eligible, non-winning $2 Scratch tickets.  In such case, individual entries must be placed in a single, sealed envelope with the back of at least one included ticket completely filled out, and the larger envelope must be clearly marked “Multiple Entries Enclosed.” Envelopes containing multiple entries but not marked “Multiple Entries Enclosed” will be treated as a single entry.

F.            Promotion participants must be 19 years of age or older to play and to be eligible for a prize. Employees of the Nebraska Lottery, its contractors, subcontractors, and members of their immediate families residing in the same household are ineligible. 

G.           Attempts will be made by the Drawing Manager or his or her designee for one week to contact each of the semifinalists by telephone and/or email. The Drawing Manager may utilize alternative methods to contact the semifinalists at the Drawing Manager’s discretion. If a semifinalist fails to respond to contact attempts made by the Drawing manager or his or her designee during the one week timeframe, the semifinalist forfeits their position and the Nebraska Lottery reserves the right to draw a new semifinalist.

H.            Only one entry is allowed for each envelope received. If more than one (1) entry is contained in an envelope, it will be counted as a single entry except as provided in Section E above. 

I.            All entries must otherwise comply with the State Lottery Act and Lottery rules, regulations, policies, procedures and all applicable forms and publications.

J.             The actual tickets from which numbers are submitted through the web must be retained for prize verification and received by the Lottery, along with a valid claim form. The Lottery is not responsible for lost, stolen, misdelivered, damaged, illegible, or incompletely received tickets or claim forms

VI. Handling and Storage of Entries

A.            Entries will be collected by a member of the Marketing Staff of the Nebraska Lottery and secured by the Drawing Manager.

B.            Entries will be processed and stored in a secured area at the Nebraska Lottery or at a designated area for Nebraska Lottery use at the GTECH warehouse at 4700 Bair Avenue in Lincoln. To the extent possible, processing will include eliminating trash and other items that may have been deposited in the Nebraska Lottery drawings container and Post Office box, and checking to make sure that Truck$ & Buck$ 2014 Second-Chance Giveaway entries have not been accidentally mixed with other second-chance drawing envelopes or with prize claim envelopes.

C.            The Drawing Manager will supervise transport of the entries to the drawing site.

D.            Web-based entries will be tracked by a computer program. Each entry will be stored in a database which will record the exact time and date of each entry. This information will be automatically saved and have nightly back-up files created. A drawing definition will define the beginning date and time and end date and time of the entry period. The web entry software will prevent duplicate serial numbers and serial numbers from non-eligible games from being entered. For each preliminary drawing, all web entries received through www.nelottery.com for the designated entry period will be included with mail-in entries. A report will list all the submitted web entries. Each eligible entry will be assigned a label with the player’s name, address and phone number to be affixed to a voided ticket and then commingled with mail-in entries for the next successive drawing. 

E.            Entries not drawn and which are received after the final draw date will be destroyed. 

VII. Drawing Preparations

A.            Supplies

1.            Drawings container.

2.            Camcorder with an audio track to record drawing.

3.            Appropriate form(s).

4.            Drawing Manager Program.

5.            Finalist envelope.

6.            All eligible entries.

7.            Voided tickets for use with web-entry labels. 

8.            Plastic bags.

9.            Calibrated scale.

10.          Static Guard spray.

B.            Personnel

The drawing team will consist minimally of a Drawing Manager, an Entry Drawer and the Systems Auditor or a member of the Lottery Security Section. The Entry Drawer can be any person, including a Nebraska Lottery employee. The Entry Drawer must be someone who has not entered an entry in their name into the drawing and may not claim winnings should an entry bearing their name be drawn. No one person may participate in more than one role during a drawing, although each member of the drawing team may assist other members in their functions. Additional Lottery-approved staff may be included to assist the drawing team.

1.            Drawing Manager will be responsible for the following duties:

a.            Process mail, including picking up mail at the Post Office box and securing entries in plastic bags.

b.            Secure the list of web entries and corresponding labels, affix to void tickets and commingle in bags with mail entries.

c.             Ensure all necessary equipment and supplies are available and in good working order.

d.            Ensure all required personnel are present, briefed and prepared to conduct the drawing.

e.            Ensure all required documents and forms are completed in a timely manner.

f.             Supervise all aspects of the drawing process, including set-up and take-down of equipment and all drawing(s) (as appropriate).

g.            Supervise staff in drawing assignments.

h.            If initial draws are necessary, separate the entries into plastic bags evenly by weight.

i.              Ensure initial and final drawings are videotaped with an audio track for Lottery security purposes.

j.             Halt the drawing if anything improper is observed.

k.            Approve continuation of the drawing once the observed problem is corrected.

l.              Examine each drawn entry, in cooperation with other members of the drawing team, to ensure it is valid and eligible.

m.           Secure each drawn entry.

n.            Notify winners and certify their identity and eligibility.

o.            Prepare and certify a list of all winners.

p.            Designate these duties or obtain the services of additional Nebraska Lottery personnel as needed or desired.

 

2.            Entry Drawer will have the following responsibilities:

a.            Inspect equipment to satisfaction that the drawing is random.

b.            Participate in all drawings.

c.             Draw the designated number of entries from the drawing drum, handing each to the Drawing Manager.

d.            Observe the Drawing Manager record the name, address, phone number, and number of the ticket for a drawn entry in the appropriate place on the Drawing Winners Form for every entry drawn.

e.            Sign a form certifying the above steps have been followed for the drawing(s) in which he or she participated.

3.            The Systems Auditor or a Member of the Security Section will have the following responsibilities: 

a.            Witness the drawing.

b.            Sign a form certifying that to the best of their knowledge all steps have been followed for the drawing(s) which he or she witnessed.

VIII.        Drawing Procedures

A.            The Drawing Manager will ensure that all entries that have been properly submitted by the deadline are available for the drawing.

B.            The Drawing Manager will notify drawing team members and other participating persons of the time designated to assemble at the drawing site.

C.            The Drawing Manager will arrange for transportation of entries and drawing equipment to the drawing site.

D.            At the time designated, the drawing team will assemble to set up and inspect equipment.  The Drawing Manager will ensure that all equipment is available and in good working condition.

E.            Prior to any drawing, the Drawing Manager will brief and prepare the drawing team, explaining the drawing procedures. Labels for web entries will have been placed on voided scratch tickets or blank envelopes for inclusion with mail-in. After the drawings container drum has been filled with up to 125 pounds of entries (except that the drawings container shall not be filled more than half full), the Drawings Container will be rotated ten (10) times, and the Drawing Manager will instruct the Entry Drawer to reach into the drum and select one of the entries.

F.            Depending on the number of entries submitted, the drawing may be held in multiple steps.  If the number of entries is less than 125 pounds, the preliminary drawing for the winning entries will be held following procedures outlined below, skipping paragraphs I, J and K.

G.           If the number of entries exceeds 125 pounds, initial drawings will be held to draw the entries that will be included in the preliminary prize drawings.

H.            Prior to beginning the drawing process, the Drawing Manager will ensure that a video camera is positioned to tape all drawing activities. At the beginning of the videotaping, the date and time of the drawing should be indicated. Each initial and preliminary drawing will be taped from just prior to the mixing of the entries in the plastic bags or rotation of the drum until after all entries have been drawn.  Recording may be paused between drawings.

I.             For each preliminary drawing, if initial drawings are necessary, the entries will be thoroughly mixed within equally weighted plastic bags. The Drawing Manager will request that the Entry Drawer draw an equal number of entries, determined by weight, from each bag until the drawings container holds 125 pounds of entries; however, the drawings container shall not be filled more than half full. The Entry Drawer will hand the drawn entries to the Drawing Manager, who will weigh them and then place them in the drawings container for the preliminary drawing. The number of entries to be drawn from each bag will depend on the total number of entries received and number of entries required to fill the drawings container to 125 pounds to a maximum of one-half full.

J.             All entries not chosen in the initial drawing will be placed and sealed in plastic bags immediately after the preliminary drawing is completed to ensure that they are not intermixed with those either selected for the preliminary drawing, or those entries for previous or subsequent drawings. The Drawing Manager will ensure the placement of the entries in the plastic bags and sealing of the plastic bags.

K.            After all initial drawings have been completed and all non-selected entries are securely sealed in plastic bags, the preliminary drawing may commence.

L.             At the designated time of the preliminary drawing, the drawings container will be rotated ten (10) times.

M.          A single entry will be withdrawn from the container by the Entry Drawer.  The entry drawn will be examined by the drawing team to ensure it qualifies according to these guidelines and that it is properly filled out. If the drawing team determines the entry valid at this point, the Drawing Manager will secure the entry, date and mark it as a Truck$ & Buck$ 2014 Second-Chance Giveaway semifinalist.

N.           Steps L and M will be repeated until five (5) eligible entries per drawing are chosen as Truck$ & Buck$ 2014 Second-Chance Giveaway contestants.

O.           In each preliminary drawing, after five (5) eligible entries are drawn, the Entry Drawer shall select


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