The New York Lottery Mets Bullpen Jackpot Sweepstakes

Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 

 

1.   DESCRIPTION: The New York Lottery Mets Bullpen Jackpot Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes") begins on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 12:00:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends when three (3) Jackpot Prizes (as described below) are awarded or at 11:59:59 pm ET on Sunday, September 15, 2019, whichever comes first (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  The Sweepstakes Period is separated into eleven (11) drawing periods (as described in the Drawing Chart below). For each New York Mets[1] (“Mets”) Home Baseball Game played on the ‘Game Dates’ set forth in the Drawing Chart, below, (each a “Game”), one (1) Entrant (as defined in Section 2) will be randomly selected as the potential Jackpot Finalist (as defined in Section 4) for the applicable Game, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, and he or she will have the opportunity to win the Mets Bullpen Jackpot Prize (the “Jackpot Prize”) for the applicable Game if a Qualifying Play (as defined in Section 6) occurs in such Game.  If a Qualifying Play does not occur in the applicable Game and the Jackpot Prize is not awarded, a consolation prize (the “Runner-Up Prize”) shall be awarded to the Jackpot Finalist for such game, and the Jackpot Finalist shall also be entered into a Grand Prize drawing at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period, which shall award one Grand Prize to one of up to eighty-one (81) Jackpot Finalists that did not win a Jackpot Prize.  The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is the New York State Gaming Commission, Division of Lottery, as the operator of the New York Lottery (“Sponsor”), One Broadway Center, Schenectady, NY 12305. The administrator of this Sweepstakes is Creative Zing Promotion Group ("Administrator"), 2265 Lee Road, Suite 229, Winter Park, FL 32789. The host of the Sweepstakes is Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, LLC d/b/a SportsNet New York (“Host” or “SNY”), 4 World Trade Center, 150 Greenwich Street, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10007.  The Sponsor, Administrator and Host shall collectively be referred to as the “Sweepstakes Entities”. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, administered, offered, executed or produced by Sterling Mets L.P. (“Promotional Partner” or “NY Mets”), the other “MLB Entities” (as defined below) or any of their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees. SNY is responsible for hosting only; SNY is in no way responsible for the administration or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes.

 

2.   ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal U.S. residents physically residing in the United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories and possessions) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and the age of majority in their state of primary residence at the time of entry (“Entrant”).  Employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Sweepstakes Entities, NY Mets, the MLB Entities, and each of their affiliates and each of their respective employees, shareholders, officers, directors, members, successors, agents and assigns, together with the Immediate Family Members and/or Household Members of such persons, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. For purposes of the Sweepstakes, "Household Members" shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months per year, whether or not related; "Immediate Family Members" shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. The “MLB Entities” shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLBAM or MLB.com), Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, the Major League Baseball Clubs (“Clubs”), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC, and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities.

 

3.  HOW TO PARTICIPATE:  Entrants may participate by visiting http://www.SNY.tv/NewYorkLottery (“Website”) during the Sweepstakes Period and following the on-screen instructions to completely and accurately complete the registration form including their first name, last name, daytime phone, and email address.  Entrants will be required to affirmatively accept these Official Rules.  Upon successful completion of the registration form, the Entrant will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.  Entrant must be the rightful owner (or have authorized use) of the email address identified on the registration form. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an Entrant, the Entrant will be deemed the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry, as long as such individual is otherwise eligible and in compliance with these Official Rules. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person in whose name the email account was opened. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of an Entrant cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry may be deemed ineligible and an alternate potential Jackpot Finalist will be selected by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received as of the applicable Entry Deadline. Entries must be received in accordance with the Drawing Chart below.

 

DRAWING CHART

(all dates are 2019)

 

Game Date

Drawing Period #

Entry Deadline

thru 11:59:59 PM ET

Random Drawing &

Winner Notification Date (on or about)

Thursday, April 4

Period 1

Tuesday, March 26

Wednesday, March 27

Saturday, April 6

Sunday, April 7

Tuesday, April 9

Wednesday, April 10

Monday, April 22

Period 2

Sunday, April 14

Monday, April 15

Tuesday, April 23

Wednesday, April 24

Friday, April 26

Saturday, April 27

Sunday, April 28

Monday, April 29

Tuesday, April 30

Wednesday, May 1

Thursday, May 2

Friday, May 10

Period 3

Tuesday, April 30

Wednesday, May 1

Saturday, May 11

Sunday, May 12

Monday, May 20

Period 4

Sunday, May 12

Monday, May 13

Tuesday, May 21

Wednesday, May 22

Thursday, May 23

Friday, May 24

Saturday, May 25

Sunday, May 26

Tuesday, June 4

Period 5

Monday, May 27

Tuesday, May 28

Wednesday, June 5

Thursday, June 6

Friday, June 7

Saturday, June 8

Sunday, June 9

Thursday, June 13

Friday, June 14

Saturday, June 15

Sunday, June 16

Friday, June 28

Period 6

Tuesday, June 18

Wednesday, June 19

Saturday, June 29

Sunday, June 30

Tuesday, July 2

Wednesday, July 3

Friday, July 5

Saturday, July 6

Sunday, July 7

Tuesday, July 23

Period 7

Sunday, July 14

Monday, July 15

Wednesday, July 24

Thursday, July 25

Friday, July 26

Saturday, July 27

Sunday, July 28

Monday, August 5

Period 8

Sunday, July 28

Monday, July 29

Tuesday, August 6

Wednesday, August 7

Friday, August 9

Saturday, August 10

Sunday, August 11

Tuesday, August 20

Period 9

Sunday, August 11

Monday, August 12

Wednesday, August 21

Thursday, August 22

Friday, August 23

Saturday, August 24

Sunday, August 25

Tuesday, August 27

Wednesday, August 28

Thursday, August 29

Friday, Sept. 6

Period 10

Tuesday, August 27

Wednesday, August 28

Saturday, Sept. 7

Sunday, Sept. 8

Monday, Sept. 9

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Thursday, Sept. 12

Friday, Sept. 13

Saturday, Sept. 14

Sunday, Sept. 15

Monday, Sept. 23

Period 11

Sunday, Sept. 15

Monday, Sept. 16

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Thursday, Sept. 26

Friday, Sept. 27

Saturday, Sept. 28

Sunday, Sept. 29

 

Limit one (1) entry per person, per day during the Sweepstakes Period.  For purposes of these Official Rules, a “day” is defined as any twenty-four (24) hour period during the Sweepstakes Period beginning at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and ending at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.  Non-winning entries will carry forward to each subsequent drawing. If entries exceed the entry limitations, the Entrant may be disqualified, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Entrants must accurately provide all of the requested information to be eligible to win. Incomplete, unreadable, or unintelligible entries will be disqualified. All information provided by Entrants becomes the property of Sponsor. ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS MUST SUBMIT THE REQUESTED ENTRY INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. NO OTHER METHOD OF SUBMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant's full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant that Sponsor determines to be in violation of any provision of these Official Rules. Sponsor’s decision not to enforce a specific provision of these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of that provision or of the Official Rules generally.

 

4. RANDOM DRAWINGS & GAME ASSIGNMENTS:  For each Drawing Period, one (1) potential Jackpot Finalist per Game will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received in accordance with the Drawing Chart above (each a “Jackpot Finalist”). Pending confirmation of eligibility, each potential Jackpot Finalist will be assigned to the specific Game for which he or she was drawn, which will correlate to the potential Jackpot Prize for such Game.  Should a Game be postponed, the potential Jackpot Finalist assigned to the originally scheduled Game will be reassigned to the rescheduled Game. Should a Game be cancelled and not re-scheduled, the Jackpot Finalist will be awarded the Runner-Up Prize, as described in Section 8.  On or about October 2, 2019, one (1) potential Grand Prize winner will be selected at random from among up to eighty-one (81) Jackpot Finalists, who did not win a Jackpot Prize.

 

5. NOTIFICATION: Potential Jackpot Finalists will be notified by email and/or telephone and will be required to respond within twenty-four (24) hours of first attempted notification (or a shorter time if required by exigencies). The Sweepstakes Entities and the MLB Entities shall have no liability for any such notification that is lost, intercepted, or not received by a potential Jackpot Finalist. Each potential Jackpot Finalist must be able to receive telephone calls from an unlisted and/or blocked number. Messages may not be left. Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to disqualify anyone not fully complying with these Official Rules. In order for a potential Jackpot Finalist to be confirmed as a Jackpot Finalist, he or she is required to verify his or her address and return within twenty-four (24) hours (or a shorter time if required by exigencies) an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (collectively, “Participation Agreement”) covering eligibility, liability, advertising, publicity and media appearance issues, unless prohibited by law.  Failure of a potential Jackpot Finalist to respond to the notification or return the executed Participation Agreement within the specified time period may result in disqualification of the entry and forfeiture of any opportunity to win a prize, and an alternate Jackpot Finalist may be selected from the remaining eligible entries received as of the applicable Entry Deadline through the corresponding Drawing Period.  

 

In the event the Jackpot Prize (as described below) is awarded, the potential Jackpot Prize winner will be notified within ten (10) days of the date when the Qualifying Play (as defined below) occurred.  Any potential Jackpot Prize or Grand Prize winner will be required to provide his/her Social Security Number for taxation purposes and complete a “Prize Acceptance Form” to claim the Jackpot Prize or Grand Prize.  Failure of the potential Jackpot Prize or Grand Prize winner to respond or return the executed Prize Acceptance Form as directed by the Sweepstakes Entities may result in forfeiture of the Jackpot Prize or Grand Prize.  An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of any Jackpot Prize winner and the Grand Prize winner for the total amount of the prize received. Both the Jackpot Prize and the Grand Prize are taxable as income, and all taxes associated with a prize (including but not limited to income taxes) are the sole responsibility of any winner.  Jackpot Prize and Grand Prize winners will receive an IRS Form 1099 in February 2020.  If applicable, Runner-up Prizes will be mailed to the recipients at the mailing address provided on the Participation Agreement within approximately three (3) weeks of their assigned Game.

 

6. QUALIFYING PLAY: During the Sweepstakes Period and in the bottom of any inning of a Game, a batting New York Mets player must hit the New York Lottery Mets Bullpen Jackpot sign with a fly homerun (the “Qualifying Play”).  If the ball makes contact with the ground or another object prior to hitting the New York Lottery Mets Bullpen Jackpot sign, such play will be scored for purposes of this Sweepstakes as a ground rule double and will not be a Qualifying Play.  The New York Mets are the official scorekeepers of the Game and will determine how a play is scored.  In the event of a Qualifying Play, the Administrator will review the available game footage to validate that such Qualifying Play did occur; validation may take up to ten (10) days, and prize fulfillment may take up to forty-five (45) days. All decisions by the Administrator are final. 

 

7.  ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of being selected as a potential Jackpot Finalist depend on the number of eligible entries received as of the applicable Entry Deadline, and the odds of winning a Jackpot Prize or Runner-Up Prize depend on whether a Qualifying Play occurs in the applicable Game.  The odds of a Jackpot Finalist being selected as the Grand Prize winner are up to 1:81.

 

8. PRIZES:  

Jackpot Prizes (*81 available)

*Contingent on a Qualifying Play

The Jackpot Prize will be awarded ONLY if a Qualifying Play occurs, as described in Section 6.  In the event of a Qualifying Play, the winner assigned to the Game in which the Qualifying Play occurred will receive one (1) Jackpot Prize. The jackpot amount will start at Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000). If the Jackpot Prize goes unawarded in a Game, the jackpot will rollover to the next Game and increase by One Thousand Dollars ($1,000). The jackpot will continue to increase in increments of $1,000 for each Game, pending a Qualifying Play.  If a Qualifying Play occurs and the Jackpot Prize is awarded, the jackpot will reset to $50,000 for the next Game and continue to increase in increments of $1,000 if unawarded, as described above. Jackpot Prizes, if any, will be awarded in the form of a check in the amount equal to the jackpot for their corresponding Game.  Limit one (1) Jackpot Prize per Game, regardless of the number of Qualifying Plays that may occur in such Game. 

Runner-Up Prizes (**81 available)

**Contingent on Jackpot Prize going unwarded.

If a Jackpot Prize goes unawarded in a Game because the Qualifying Play did NOT take place, the Jackpot Finalist assigned to such Game will receive one (1) One Hundred Dollar ($100) general use gift card. 

Grand Prize (1 available)

The Grand Prize consists of one (1) Ten Thousand Dollar ($10,000) check.

Total Maximum Prize Value:  $246,100

 

Limit one (1) Jackpot or Runner-Up prize per Household.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, AND ANY OTHER COSTS AND EXPENSES, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH INDIVIDUAL WINNER. The gift cards are subject to separate terms and conditions, as detailed on such gift card. Prize winners cannot assign or transfer any prize to another person. No cash or prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Sweepstakes Entities. If a prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sweepstakes Entities, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value may be awarded. The prizes are awarded without warranty of any kind, express or implied, without limitation. If prizes are awarded but are unclaimed or forfeited by the recipient, the prize may not be re-awarded, in Sweepstakes Entities sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply.

 

9. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION/RELEASES: The Sweepstakes is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  By participating, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sweepstakes Entities and New York Mets, which shall be final in all respects. By participating in this Sweepstakes and/or by accepting any prize, each Entrant agrees to release and indemnify the Sweepstakes Entities, the New York State Gaming Commission, New York Mets, the MLB Entities; each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, units and divisions and advertising and promotional agencies and prize suppliers; each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees; and each of these companies and individuals' respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising, or alleged to have arisen, in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. Each Entrant, as a condition of receiving a prize, authorizes the Sponsor, Host, New York Mets and their designees to use his/her name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence in programming or promotional material, throughout the universe in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out‑of‑pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event will Entrant’s attorneys’ fees be awarded or recoverable; and (3) under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than actual out‑of‑pocket expenses, and/or any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; (v) the Entrant’s claim that he or she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light or (vi) any printing, typographical, human administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities and the MLB Entities assume no responsibility for any damage to an Entrant’s computer system, which is occasioned by visiting the Website, or participating in the Sweepstakes, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion of the Sweepstakes) should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other cause or problem corrupt or inhibit the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, in such situation, to select the potential winners from among all eligible non-suspect entries received prior to and/or after such action or in such manner as deemed  random, fair and appropriate by the Sweepstakes Entities. Sweepstakes Entities may prohibit you from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, they determine you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or Sweepstakes Entities representatives. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE ENTRY PAGES/WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES AND MLB ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

 

10. GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION:  ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS.

 

11. PRIVACY POLICY: All information submitted online via the Website by Entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, SportsNet New York's Terms of Use accessible at https://www.sny.tv/about/terms-of-use  and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy accessible at http://nylottery.ny.gov/wps/portal/Home/Lottery/quick+help/legal/privacy+policy.  By entering the Sweepstakes, you grant Host and Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Sweepstakes Entities for the purpose of Sweepstakes administration and prize fulfillment.

 

12. Prize Winner List/Official rules:  To obtain a winners list identifying the recipient of each prize awarded or to obtain a copy of these Official Rules, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  New York Lottery Mets Bullpen Jackpot Sweepstakes Winner's List or Rules, 2265 Lee Road, Suite 229, Winter Park, FL 32789. Requests must be received by October 31, 2019.

 

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[1] Any reference to “New York Mets” or “Mets” herein refers to the New York Mets American professional baseball team which competes in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a team within the National League East division.