53ER15-64. Playoff Bonus Drawing  

Effective on Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • 1(1) 2Beginning on November 15, 2015, and continuing through December 8, 2015, 13p14layers who purchase a Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE21 22ticket 23as described in Rule 53ER2815-2963, 30F.A.C., 31Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE34, 35will receive a 38Playoff Entry 40voucher that can be entered into the 47Playoff Bonus 49Drawing 50(or “52d53rawing”) 54that will be held 58on December 10, 201562. 63Players who enter 66the drawing 68will have a chance 72to win 74a Playoff Bonus 77P78rize 79P80ackage 81that 82includes 83tickets 84to the 86College Football Playoff Semifinal 90at the 92Capital One Orange Bowl 96on New Year’s Eve 100and 101a chance 103to win up to $21085,109000 in 111a112n on114-field prize 116reveal 117event 118during 119a break in 122the game124.

    125(2) 126How to Enter.

    129(a) 130To enter a 133Playoff Entry 135voucher 136number in138to 139the 140Playoff Bonus 142D143rawing, 144players must 146enter on 148the Lottery’s website 151at 152flalottery.com153. On the home page of the Lottery’s website, players can 164click on the 167Playoff Bonus 169Drawing 170banner 171and follow 173the directions.

    175(176b177) 178The 179Playoff E181ntry voucher will be attached to the bottom of the 191Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE194 195ticket. 196The 197Playoff Entry 199voucher 200number 201is 202located at the bottom 206on the front of the 211Playoff Entry 213voucher. 214Players are to enter the first 13-digits of the 19-digit voucher 225entry 226number. 227Each 228Holiday 229MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE 231ticket purchase will produce 235a 236Playoff Entry 238voucher 239from the beginning of the 244promotion period 246until 24710:24800 249p.m. 250(251ET252) 253on 254December 2558, 2562012575258. 259A 260player 261will be able to enter 266his or her 269Playoff Entry 271voucher 272numbers beginning 274at the top of the hour 280after the 282Holiday 283MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE 285ticket 286is 287purchased. 288A player 290entering a 292Playoff Entry 294voucher 295number 296prior to the top of the hour after purchase 305will be directed to return at a later time to enter 316his or her 319Playoff Entry 321voucher 322number 323in324to 325the drawing. 327Holiday 328MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE 330tickets cannot be used for entry in337to 338the drawing. The odds of winning 344depend on 346t347he number of entries received352. Playoff 354Entry v356ouchers should not be mailed to the Lottery unless players are contacted by the Florida Lottery and requested to do so. 377Playoff 378Entry v380ouchers or tickets received in the mail by the Florida Lottery will not be entered in396to 397the drawing and will not be returned. 404All entries are subject to validation by the Florida Lottery and may be disqualified if eligibi420lity requirements are not met.

    425(c) Players may enter as many times as they wish during the contest period. However, each valid 442Playoff Entry 444voucher number may only be used one 451(1) 452time, for one (1) entry in the 459d460rawing.

    461(3) Drawing463. 464One 465drawing 466w467ill 468be held 470on 471December 10, 2015, 474and 475will 476include 477entries 478submitted 479during the entry period of November 15, 2015, 487through 48811:59:59 489p.m. 490(491ET492) 493on December 8, 2015497. 498The 499Florida 500Lottery will draw a total of twenty entries 508using a certified random number generation process 515and award 517each of the 520first ten 522valid entries drawn 525with the prize described 529in 530s531ubsection 532(5336534) below. The eleventh through twentieth valid entries drawn will serve as alternates in the order in which 552they were drawn to select a558n 559alternate 560prize561winner under the circumstances described in 567s568ubsections 569(4570) 571and (5) 573hereof.

    574(5754576) 577Winner Notification579.

    580(a) 581The prizewinners 583in the 585drawing will be posted on flalottery.com after the drawing. 594The F596lo597r598ida Lottery will attempt to notify each winner by telep608ho609n610e, U.S. mail or email using the contact information provided in th622e 623winner’s registration data 626no 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. 682If the Florida Lottery is unable to 689have 690personal 691contact 692with 693a prizewinner within 696two 697business 698days of the date of the drawing, the winner will forfeit his or he712r right to claim the prize, 718and the prize will be awarded to 725the first available 728alternate winner. 730If the Florida Lottery is unable to contact the first available alternate winner within 744two business days, 747the 748first 749alternate winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize, 761and the Florida Lottery will award the prize to the second available alternate winner. This 776notification process will continue until 781an alternate is contacted or the Florida Lottery has exhausted the list of available alternates, except that no notification attempts will be made after 805December 21, 2015. 808If the Florida Lottery is unable to have personal contact with 819a prizewinner or 822an 823alternate prize825winner 826by December 21, 2015, 830the prize 832will 833not be awarded.

    836(b) 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 891Playoff Entry 893voucher that is required to claim a prize, until further notified by the Florida Lottery that 909either 910he or she is an alternate winner of a prize or that the prizes have been fulfilled927.

    928(9295930) 931How to Claim a Prize.

    936(a) 937To claim 939a prize in the 943Playoff Bonus Drawing, 946the 947winner must submit 950to the 952Florida Lottery the original valid 957Playoff Entry 959voucher bearing the unique number selected in the drawing968. 969Without such 971Playoff Entry 973voucher, the winner will forfeit his or her right to claim a prize. 986The Playoff Entry voucher 990should be detached from the Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket 999prior to submission of the 1004Playoff Entry 1006voucher and the ticket retained 1011by the Playoff Bonus Drawing winner. 1017The Florida Lottery will not return 1023a 1024Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket 1028that is inadvertently submitted with 1033the 1034Playoff Entry 1036voucher. 1037The winner must submit the valid 1043Playoff Entry 1045voucher along with a completed Winner Claim Form DOL-173-2, revised 09/13, or DOL-173-2S, 1058revised 09/13 1060(Spanish version of the Winner Claim Form) 1067and 1068a 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. 1113A prizewinner 1115must also submit 1118a completed 1120Release and Authorization form 1124DOL-474, effective 8/13, 1127or Spanish Release and Authorization form DOL-474S, effective 8/13. 1136The required 1138claim documents 1140must be received by the Florida Lottery no later than 1150three 1151business 1152days after the winner is notified by the Lottery that he or she is a winner. 1168If the Florida Lottery has not received the required forms by the 1180third 1181day after notification, 1184the 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 1211s1212ubsections 1213(3) and 1215(4) above. 1217An alternate winner’1220s required forms 1223must be received by the Florida Lottery 1230by the 1232second 1233business day after 1236notification 1237or 1238the 1239winner will forfeit his or her right to claim the prize1250. If the Florida Lottery 1255does not receive 1258the required forms from a 1263winner or a1266n alternate 1268winner 1269in a timely manner 1273and the Florida 1276Lottery is unable to notify an alternate after 1284exhausting 1285the 1286notification procedures 1288described in 1290s1291ubsection 1292(4) above, the prize will not be awarded.

    1300(1301b1302) Forms DOL-173-2, DOL-173-2S, DOL-474, and DOL-474S are hereby incorporated by reference and can be obtained 1318from any Lottery office, or by writing to: Florida Lottery, Customer Service Division, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4016. 1337Forms DOL-173-2 and DOL-173-2S can also be obtained 1345from the Lottery’s website, flalottery.com.

    1350(135161352) 1353Award of Prizes.

    1356(a) 1357Upon 1358the Florida Lottery’s receipt of a prizewinner’s required documentation, the 1368Florida 1369Lottery will award a 1373Playoff Bonus Drawing 1376P1377rize 1378P1379ackage 1380(or “1382P1383rize 1384P1385ackage”) 1386consisting 1387of 1388the following:

    13901. 1391T1392wo 1393club level game 1396tickets to 1398the 1399C1400ollege 1401F1402ootball 1403P1404layoff 1405Semifinal 1406at the 1408Capital One Orange Bowl 1412on 1413New Year’s Eve;

    14162. 1417T1418wo nights’ double occupancy hotel accommodations (t1425axes included) for two persons;

    143031431. 1432O1433ne parking 1435pass at Sun Life Stadium;

    144041441. 1442T1443wo 1444tickets to the C1448apital One Orange Bowl Fan Fest;

    14545. 1455$1456500 1457for related travel expenses; 1461and,

    14626. 1463A1464n opportunity to win a cash prize as one of ten contestants in 1477an on-field prize reveal 1481event 1482during a break in the game1488.

    1489The Florida Lottery will mail each 1495prizewinner a check for the 1500$500 1501cash portion of the prize, 1506game tickets, Fan Fest tickets, parking pass 1513and 1514a certificate 1516with 1517details 1518regarding 1519the $25,000 1522on-field prize reveal 1525event 1526and 1527the necessary 1529contact 1530information to 1532make hotel reservations. 1535The value of the 1539P1540rize 1541P1542ackage, 1543including the 1545$500 1546cash portion, 1548is 1549$15501,15514781552. 1553Prizewinners will be required to provide 1559a 1560credit card upon check-in to the hotel1567. 1568A 1569P1570rize 1571P1572ackage does not include travel, parking fees (except as specified above), 1583any items not expressly specified, meals or per diem for meals, incidentals, tips, and personal expenses such as telephone calls, 1603room service, 1605valet service or laundry, 1609etc., fees associated with 1613revision, rebooking, 1615or 1616cancellation 1617or other 1619fees that may be charged by the hotel.

    1627(b) 1628$25,000 On1631-1632Field 1633Prize Reveal 1635Event1636. On 1638December 31, 164020116415, 1642the 1643ten 1644prizewinners selected in the 1648Playoff Bonus Drawing 1651will participate in 1654a 1655$216565,1657000 1658on-field prize reveal 1661event 1662(“1663prize 1664reveal1665”), in which the winner of the $167325,000 1675prize will be determined 1679during 1680a break in the game1685. Each of the 1689ten 1690finalists will scratch off an oversized symbol to reveal his or her prize 1703of $1705217065,1707000, $10,000, $5,000, 1712$2,500 1714or $1,0001717. A total of 1721ten 1722cash prizes will be awarded; one $1729217305,1731000 1732prize, 1733one 1734$10,000 prize, 1737two $5,000 prizes, three $2,500 prizes 1745and 1746three 1747$17481,1749000 prizes. 1751Each prizewinner will be required to complete a Winner Claim Form DOL1763-173-2 or DOL-1766173-2S 1767and provide 1769a copy of acceptable identification. 1774Upon 1775receipt of the required documentation, 1780the Florida 1782Lottery will 1784mail each 1786prizewinner a check for the 1791prize 1792amount 1793won in the 1796prize 1797reveal1798. 1799Applicable federal income tax withholding will be withheld on cash prizes of $10,000 and $25,0001816.

    1817(c) In the event one or more Prize Package is not awarded pursuant to the circumstances described in 1835s1836ubsection 1837(4) or paragraph (5)(a) above, the number of finalists and the number of prizes in the 1853prize 1854reveal 1855will be equally reduced by the number 1862of 1863Prize Packages that were not awarded. In such instance, the lowest valued prize or prizes will not be offered in the 1884prize 1885reveal1886.

    1887(1888d1889) 1890A 1891P1892rize 1893P1894ackage 1895is not transferable or assignable without the express written consent of the 1907Florida 1908Lottery. If the prizewinner advises the Lottery at least three days prior to the event that he or she is unable to attend 1931in 1932the 1933prize 1934reveal, 1935the prizewinner may designate a proxy to use 1943non-cash portions of the 1947P1948rize 1949P1950ackage 1951in his or her stead and participate in 1959the prize 1961reveal; 1962in such event, t1966he prizewinner shall receive the cash prize won by the proxy and 1978the 1979P1980rize 1981P1982ackage and cash won by the proxy in the 1991prize 1992reveal 1993will be taxable to the prizewinner.

    1999(2000e2001) 2002In the event that a prizewinner is unable to attend the 2013prize 2014reveal 2015due to unforeseen circumstances, and there is insufficient time (less than 2026three 2027business days prior to the event) to designate a person to attend the 2040prize 2041r2042eveal 2043in his or her stead, the 2049P2050rize 2051P2052ackage portion of the prize, excluding the $2060500 2061in cash, shall be forfeited; however, the entire value of the 2072P2073rize 2074P2075ackage shall remain taxable to the 2081prize2082winner. The 2084Florida 2085Lottery will appoint a proxy to participate in the 2094prize 2095reveal 2096for the prizewinner. 2099Any prize won by the proxy shall be received by and taxable to the 2113prize2114winner.

    2115(2116f2117) If a 2120prize2121winner fails to arrive at the 2127prize 2128reveal 2129venue for his or her scheduled participation in the 2138prize 2139reveal, 2140the 2141prize2142winner forfeits the right to personally participate in the 2151prize 2152reveal; 2153however, a proxy appointed by the Lottery shall participate in the 2164prize2165winner’s place and the cash prize won by the proxy shall be awarded and taxable to the 2182prize2183winner.

    2184(g) If it is determined that a proxy is necessary under the circumstances set forth in paragraph2201s 2202(6)(d), 2203(e) or (f) above, a Proxy Designation and Acknowledgement 2212form DOL2214-2215490, Effective 11/15, must 2219be completed 2221by the 2223appropriate parties prior to the 2228prize 2229reveal2230. Form DOL-490 is hereby 2235incorporated by reference and can be obtained 2242from any Lottery office, or by writing to: Florida Lottery, Customer Service Division, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4016.

    2261(226272263) 2264Taxes.

    2265(a) 2266Except as provided 2269herein, 2270a2271ll 2272federal, state and/or local taxes 2277or other fees 2280will be the responsibility of the 2286prize2287winner.

    2288(2289b2290) 2291Federal 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. 2324T2325hirty percent (232830%2329) 2330federal 2331income 2332tax withholding will be withheld from the cash portion of the 2343nonresident alien 2345claimant’s 2346P2347rize 2348P2349ackage 2350and from 2352any cash prize 2355won in the 2358prize 2359reveal2360. 2361The reporting and subsequent payment of any additional federal, state and/or local taxes shall be the responsibility of the nonresident alien 2382winner.

    2383(8) State Owed Debt. 2387Each prizewinner 2389will be analyzed twic2393e for State Owed Debt. 2398The first analysis will occur at the time the 2407P2408rize 2409P2410ackage 2411is claimed. 2413If 2414the winner of 2417the 2418P2419rize 2420P2421ackage 2422is 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 2448Section 244924.115, 2450F2451.2452S. If the debt is an amount of less than the cash portion of the 2467P2468rize 2469P2470ackage prize ($500), 2473the non-cash portion of the 2478P2479rize 2480P2481ackage 2482and the cash portion of the 2488P2489rize 2490P2491ackage 2492less 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 2519P2520rize 2521P2522ackage, 2523the winner’s entire cash portion of the 2530P2531rize 2532P2533ackage 2534will be applied toward the outstanding debt as provided in 2544Section 254524.115, 2546F2547.2548S2549., 2550and the winner will receive the remaining non-cash portion of the 2561P2562rize 2563P2564ackage2565. The second analysis will occur after the 2573prize 2574reveal 2575has concluded and each winning amount has been revealed. If the winner 2587is 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 2613Section 261424.115, 2615F2616.2617S.

    2618(261992620) 2621Other Restrictions and Provisions.

    2625(a) 2626No 2627cash option is available in lieu of the 2635non-2636cash 2637prizes.

    2638(2639b2640) The right to claim a prize cannot be assigned to another person or entity.

    2655(2656c2657) All prizes are subject to the provisions of Chapter 24, F2669.2670S2671., 2672an2673d rules promulgated thereunder. 2677Prizes 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, 2717Florida 32399-4011.

    2719(2720d2721) Players must be at least 18 years of age. Persons prohibited by Section 273524.116, 2736F2737.2738S2739., 2740from purchasing a Florida Lottery ticket are not eligible to play.

    2751(2752e2753) 2754By entering 2756into 2757the 2758Playoff Bonus Drawing, 2761a player gives his or her permission for the Florida Lottery to provide the player’s address and telephone number to the 2782fulfillment entity for 2785prize fulfillment purposes.

    2788(2789f2790) A player entering 2794into 2795the 2796Playoff Bonus Drawing 2799is 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.

    2842(2843g2844) 2845The 2846Playoff Bonus Drawing 2849shall be public, held in Tallahassee, Florida, and witnessed by an accountant employed by an independent ce2866rtified public accounting firm.

    2870Rulemaking 2871Authority 287224.105(9), 287324.109(1) FS. 2875Law Implemented 287724.105(9), 287824.115(1) FS. 2880History–New 288111-12-152882.