The New York Lottery Mets Bullpen Jackpot Promotion

Official Guidelines

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 

 

1.   DESCRIPTION: The New York Lottery Mets Bullpen Jackpot Promotion (the “Promotion") registration begins on Monday, March 29, 2021, at 12:00:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends when sixteen (16) Jackpot Prizes (as described below) are awarded or at 11:59:59 pm ET on Sunday, September 5, 2021, whichever comes first (the “Promotion Period”).  The Promotion Period is separated into nine (9) 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 Guidelines, 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 Promotion Period, which shall award one Grand Prize to one of up to eighty-one (81) Jackpot Finalists  who did not win a Jackpot Prize.  The sponsor of this Promotion is the New York State Gaming Commission (“Sponsor”), operator of the New York Lottery, One Broadway Center, Schenectady, NY 12305. The administrator of this Promotion is Creative Zing Promotion Group ("Administrator"), 2265 Lee Road, Suite 229, Winter Park, FL 32789. The host of the Promotion 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 “Promotion Entities”. This Promotion 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 Promotion.

 

2.   ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to legal U.S. residents physically residing in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry (“Entrant”).  Employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Promotion 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 any spouse, child, brother, sister, or parent residing as a member of the same household in the principal place of abode of any of the foregoing persons, are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. 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. VOID OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT AND PENNSYLVANIA AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

 

3.  HOW TO PARTICIPATE:  Entrants may participate by visiting www.sny.tv/newyorklottery (“Website”) during the Promotion Period and following the on-screen instructions to completely and accurately complete the registration form including providing each Entrant’s first name, last name, address, daytime phone, and email address.  Entrants will be required to affirmatively accept these Official Guidelines.  Upon successful completion of the registration form, the Entrant will receive one (1) entry into the Promotion.  The 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 authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry shall be deemed to be the Entrant, as long as such individual is otherwise eligible and in compliance with these Official Guidelines. “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 2021)

Game Date

Time

Drawing Period #

Entry Deadline

thru 11:59:59 PM ET

Random Drawing &

Winner Notification Date (on or about)

Thursday, April 8

1:10 pm

1

Sunday, April 4

Monday, April 5

Saturday, April 10

1:10 pm

Sunday, April 11

1:10 pm

Monday, April 12

7:10 pm

Tuesday, April 13

7:10 pm

Wednesday, April 14

7:10 pm

Thursday, April 15

12:10 pm

Friday, April 23

7:10 pm

2

Sunday, April 18

Monday, April 19

Saturday, April 24

4:05 pm

Sunday, April 25

1:10 pm

Tuesday, April 27

7:10 pm

Wednesday, April 28

6:40 pm

Friday, May 7

7:10 pm

3

Sunday, May 2

Monday, May 3

Saturday, May 8

7:10 pm

Sunday, May 9

1:10 pm

Tuesday, May 11

7:10 pm

Wednesday, May 12

12:10 pm

Monday, May 24

7:10 pm

4

Sunday, May 16

Monday, May 17

Tuesday, May 25

7:10 pm

Wednesday, May 26

7:10 pm

Thursday May 27

12:10 pm

Friday, May 28

7:10 pm

Saturday, May 29

7:15 pm

Sunday, May 30

7:08 pm

Friday, June 11

7:10 pm

5

Sunday, June 6

Monday, June 7

Saturday, June 12

4:10 pm

Sunday, June 13

1:10 pm

Monday, June 14

7:10 pm

Tuesday, June 15

7:10 pm

Wednesday, June 16

7:10 pm

Thursday, June 17

7:10 pm

Monday, June 21

7:10 pm

Tuesday, June 22

7:10 pm

Wednesday, June 23

7:10 pm

Friday, June 25

7:10 pm

Saturday, June 26

4:10 pm

Sunday, June 27

1:10 pm

Monday, July 5

7:10 pm

6

Sunday, June 27

Monday, June 28

Tuesday, July 6

7:10 pm

Wednesday, July 7

7:10 pm

Thursday, July 8

7:10 pm

Friday, July 9

7:10 pm

Saturday, July 10

4:10 pm

Sunday, July 11

1:10 pm

Friday, July 23

7:10 pm

7

Sunday, July 18

Monday, July 19

Saturday, July 24

7:10 pm

Sunday, July 25

1:10 pm

Monday, July 26

7:10 pm

Tuesday, July 27

7:10 pm

Wednesday, July 28

7:10 pm

Thursday, July 29

12:10 pm

Friday, July 30

7:10 pm

Saturday, July 31

7:10 pm

Sunday, August 1

1:10 pm

Tuesday, August 10

7:10 pm

8

Sunday, August 1

Monday, August 2

Wednesday, August 11

7:10 pm

Thursday, August 12

12:10 pm

Friday, August 13

7:10 pm

Saturday, August 14

7:10 pm

Sunday, August 15

1:10 pm

Tuesday, August 24

7:10 pm

Wednesday, August 25

7:10 pm

Thursday, August 26

7:10 pm

Friday, August 27

7:10 pm

Saturday, August 28

7:10 pm

Sunday, August 29

1:10 pm

Tuesday, August 31

7:10 pm

Wednesday, September 1

7:10 pm

Thursday, September 2

7:10 pm

Friday, September 10

7:10 pm

9

Sunday, September 5

Tuesday, September 7

Saturday, September 11

7:40 pm

Sunday, September 12

8:08 pm

Monday, September 13

7:10 pm

Tuesday, September 14

7:10 pm

Wednesday, September 15

7:10 pm

Friday, September 17

7:10 pm

Saturday, September 18

7:10 pm

Sunday, September 19

1:10 pm

Tuesday, September 28

7:10 pm

Wednesday, September 29

7:10 pm

Thursday, September 30

7:10 pm

 

Limit one (1) entry per person, per day during the Promotion Period.  For purposes of these Official Guidelines, a “day” is defined as any twenty-four (24) hour period during the Promotion Period beginning at 12:00:01 am ET and ending at 11:59:59 pm ET on the same date.  Non-winning entries will carry forward to each subsequent drawing. If an Entrant exceeds 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 GUIDELINES. NO OTHER METHOD OF SUBMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED. Participation in the Promotion constitutes Entrant's full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of these Official Guidelines. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant that Sponsor determines to be in violation of any provision of these Official Guidelines. Sponsor’s decision not to enforce a specific provision of these Official Guidelines does not constitute a waiver of that provision or of the Official Guidelines generally.

 

4. RANDOM DRAWINGS & GAME ASSIGNMENTS:  For each Drawing Period, one (1) potential Jackpot Finalist per Game shall 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 shall 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 shall be awarded the Runner-Up Prize, as described in Section 8.  On or about October 6, 2021, one (1) potential Grand Prize winner shall 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 shall be notified by email and/or telephone and shall be required to respond within twenty-four (24) hours of first attempted notification (or a shorter time if required by exigencies). The Promotion 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. If a potential Jackpot Finalist does not answer such telephone call, messages may not be left. Promotion Entities reserve the right to disqualify any Entrant and/or potential Jackpot Finalist who does not fully comply with these Official Guidelines. 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 acceptable affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (collectively, “Participation Agreement”) in a format to be provided to the potential Jackpot Finalist by the Promotion Entities, 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 or Taxpayer ID for taxation purposes and complete a “Prize Acceptance Form” to claim the Jackpot Prize or Grand Prize, respectively. Should a Social Security Number or Taxpayer ID not be provided, taxes will be withheld from each such prize pursuant to the tax withholding rates established by the Internal Revenue Service and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of any Jackpot Prize winner and the name of the Grand Prize winner for the total amount of the prize respectively 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.  If applicable, Runner-up Prizes will be mailed to the recipients at the mailing address provided on the Participation Agreement within approximately four (4) weeks of their assigned Game.

 

6. QUALIFYING PLAY: During the Promotion Period and in the bottom of any inning of a Game, a batting New York Mets player must hit a fly home run that either hits the New York Lottery Mets Bullpen Jackpot sign or otherwise lands within the visiting team’s bullpen (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 or landing within the visiting team’s bullpen, such play 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 video 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 (*Up to16 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 Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000). If the Jackpot Prize goes unawarded in a Game, the Jackpot Prize will rollover to the next Game and increase by One Thousand Dollars ($1,000). The Jackpot Prize will continue to increase in increments of $1,000 for each Game that does not include a Qualifying Play.  If a Qualifying Play occurs in a Game and the Jackpot Prize is awarded, the Jackpot Prize will reset to $10,000 for the next Game and continue to increase in increments of $1,000 for each Game that does not include a Qualifying Play, as described above. Jackpot Prizes, if any, will be awarded in the form of a check in the amount equal to the Jackpot Prize 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 (**Up to 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 as a Runner-Up Prize. 

Grand Prize (1 available)

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

Total Maximum Prize Value:  $243,100

 

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 Promotion Entities. If a prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Promotion 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 the Promotion Entities’ sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply.

 

9. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION/RELEASES: The Promotion is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  By participating, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Guidelines and the decisions of the Promotion Entities and New York Mets, which shall be final in all respects. By participating in this Promotion and/or by accepting any prize, each Entrant agrees to release and indemnify the Promotion 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 Promotion and/or acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. Each Entrant, as a condition of receiving a prize, authorizes the Sponsor, Administrator, Host, New York Mets and their designees to use his/her name, photograph, 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 Promotion, Entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Promotion, 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 Promotion, 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 Promotion; (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 Promotion. Promotion 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 Promotion, 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. Promotion Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Promotion (or any portion of the Promotion) should an epidemic, pandemic, act of nature, virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other cause or problem corrupt or inhibit the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion. In such situation, Promotion Entities, in their sole discretion, reserve the rights to select the potential grand prize winner 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 Promotion Entities. Promotion Entities may prohibit you from participating in the Promotion or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, they determine you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or Promotion Entities representatives. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE ENTRY PAGES/WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, PROMOTION 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 GUIDELINES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROMOTION 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 GUIDELINES 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 https://www.ny.gov/privacy-policy.  By entering the Promotion, you grant Host and Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Promotion Entities for the purpose of Promotion administration and prize fulfillment.

 

12. Prize Winner List/Official GUIDELINES:  To obtain a winners list identifying the recipient of each prize awarded or to obtain a copy of these Official Guidelines, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  New York Lottery Mets Bullpen Jackpot Promotion Winner's List or Guidelines, 2265 Lee Road, Suite 229, Winter Park, FL 32789. Requests must be received by October 29, 2021.

 

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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.