Chicago Bulls/Illinois Lottery text to win sweepstakes rules 1.28.13
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY LAW.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Chicago Bulls/Illinois Lottery Text to Win Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) starts on January 26th 2013 at 12:01 a.m. (Central Standard Time) and ends on January 28th 2013 at the end of halftime of Charlotte Bobcats vs. Chicago Bulls at the United Center (the "Sweepstakes Period").
SPONSOR: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Chicago Bulls (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored by the Illinois Lottery or NorthStar Lottery Group. Any inquiries related to the Sweepstakes should be directed to Sponsor, not the Illinois Lottery or NorthStar Lottery Group.
TO ENTER: There are two ways to enter this Sweepstakes:
SMS Text Message: During the Sweepstakes Period, text the keyword "LOTTERY" to BULLS (28557) from your 2-way text messaging capable wireless device. Once you send the text message, you will be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes and will receive a responsive text message containing a unique five-digit number “Sweepstakes Number” corresponding to the mobile telephone number. All text message entries must be received by January 28th 2013 at the end of halftime of Charlotte Bobcats vs. Chicago Bulls at the United Center to be eligible for the drawing.
All entrants must have a two-way text messaging capable handset in order to enter the Sweepstakes using the text messaging method. Entrants will be charged their text messaging rate for each text message sent or received through their handset according to the terms in their wireless calling plan. Entry via into the Sweepstakes via SMS Text Message constitutes entrants consent to receive text messages from Sponsor regarding the Sweepstakes and the entrant’s Entry. Text messaging and wireless service are not available in all areas. Even in using the online entry method below, you still need a two-way text messaging capable handset in order to participate in the contest.
Online: Entry is available online for free without sending a text message during the Sweepstakes Period at Bulls.com/lottery. Entrants will be asked to follow the instructions online in order to enter the sweepstakes. By submitting your contact phone number, you grant permission to be contacted by Sponsor or Administrator via phone. Once you submit your contact phone number, you will be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes and will be presented with a unique five-digit number “Sweepstakes Number” corresponding to the contact telephone number submitted. All entries must be received by January 28th 2013 at the end of halftime of Charlotte Bobcats vs. Chicago Bulls at the United Center to be eligible for the drawing. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor. Proof of entry submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt of entry by Sponsor.
Limit 1 entry, per person, phone number regardless of method of entry. If it is suspected that an entrant uses multiple phone numbers to submit more than one (1) entry, only the first entry will be considered.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin who reside within 75 miles of the United Center in Chicago, Illinois and who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Employees, agents and directors of (A) the Chicago Professional Sports Limited Partnership (“Chicago Bulls”) ( “Sponsor”), Chicago Bulls Limited Partnership, CBLS Corp., BSV Limited Partnership, the National Basketball Association and its Member Teams, NBA Properties, Inc., Vibes Media, LLC, and each of their respective parents, subsidiary companies, equityholders, affiliates, divisions, franchisees, representatives, consultants, sub-contractors, suppliers, distributors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, each of the participating wireless carriers (B) any member of the Lottery Control Board (Board), any officer or any other person employed by the Board or the Illinois Department of the Lottery; any employees of any TV station from which Illinois Lottery drawings originate who are directly involved in the production of drawing telecasts, including floor director, camera operators, stage hands, character generator operators, air control technicians, announcers and performer for each telecast; officers and employees of advertising, public relations, and sales promotion agencies employed by the Illinois Department of the Lottery who are directly involved in the Illinois Lottery engagement; officers and employees of audit firms performing services for the Illinois Department of the Lottery; certain other contractors and agents of the Illinois Lottery and (C) any spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing as a member of the same household in the principal place of residence of any person designated in (A) or (B) are not eligible to participate. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.
RANDOM DRAWING: 1 drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Promotion. Winner will be selected in a random drawing of all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Potential winner will be notified by text or phone call and/or email depending upon method of entry. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received, regardless of method of entry.
The winning Sweepstakes Number will be announced by January 28th 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (Central Standard Time) and the potential winner will be notified via SMS text message and/or phone call within two business days of drawing.
PRIZE & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE: Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”). Total ARV of prize: $540. Prize is: One (1) Ultimate VIP Night where the winner receives four (4) 100 Level tickets, a pre-game behind the scenes tour, and the opportunity to watch pre-game warm-ups and the Bulls introductions from courtside. Game date to be selected by the winner from a list of available dates provided by the Bulls in its sole discretion. Prize consists of only the items specifically listed as the prize. Winner is responsible for all other costs associated with the prize (e.g., food, beverage and transportation). Limit one prize per person/household.
PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SPONSOR DISCLAIMS ALL AND ANY LIABILITY FOR THE ACTUAL PROVISION, QUALITY OR NATURE OF ANY THIRD PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ACCEPTED BY THE WINNERS.
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility. Potential winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form within seven (7) days of notification. If a potential winner does not respond within the designated time, or there is a return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable, he/she will be disqualified and an alternate will be selected. Upon disqualification, no further compensation will be given.
RESTRICTIONS: Winner may make no substitution or transfer of prizes and prizes are not exchangeable for cash. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winner. Winner may also be required to complete and return a W-9 Form, including his/her Social Security number, which will be used only for the purpose of reporting the winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service as required by law.
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor and its agents to use, reproduce, publish, display, exhibit, distribute, edit, adapt, post, stream, copy and exploit the winner’s name and/or likenesses, prize information, photograph, voice, comments for purposes of advertising and trade without further notice, permission, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.
The Released Parties are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the promotion. Official Rules will be posted within Bulls.com.
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, undecipherable, lost, late, damaged, misdirected or mutilated entries, misdirected or faulty text or e-mail messages or for any technical problems, incorrect announcements of any kind, hardware or software failures of any kind including any injury or damage related to phone. Incomplete/illegible entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for any human or other error that may occur in the processing of the entries, nor are they responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of entries, or for technical, network, telephone, computer hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive any entry information on account of technical problems or failures of any wireless or internet service providers, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof, which may limit a person’s ability to participate in this Sweepstakes or receive communication from Sponsor.
Release Parties are not responsible if this promotion cannot take place, or if any prize cannot be awarded due to delays, interruptions or failures due to acts of God, war, natural disasters, weather, acts or threats of terrorism, strikes, lockouts, labor disputes, work stoppages, fire, acts of government, or other events outside of the reasonable control of Release Parties. If, for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Release Parties, which, in Sponsor’s sole determination, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this promotion or any part of the promotion.
If you send your entry via text message, prize will be awarded to the name corresponding to the phone number from which the text message originated. If you send your entry via online entry, prize will be awarded to the name corresponding to the contact phone number and/or email address submitted on the entry. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a mobile telephone number (MTN)/email address by a telephone company, wireless service provider, Internet access provider, Internet service provider or other organization (e.g. business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses, telephone numbers or wireless phone numbers for the telephone exchange associated with the submitted telephone number/email address or the domain associated with the submitted telephone, as applicable. Potential winners may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the MTN or contact phone number and/or email address associated with the winning entry.
Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable text messages resulting from filtration of an entrant’s Wireless or Internet service provider or for insufficient space to receive text or e-mail. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, suspend, or modify the promotion if fraud or technical failures destroy the integrity of the promotion; or if a technical problem corrupts the administration as determined by Sponsor/judges, in their sole discretion. If the promotion is canceled, Sponsor will award prizes from among all eligible entries received as of the time of cancellation in a random drawing, and Sponsor shall have no further obligation to any participant in connection with this Sweepstakes. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed, or the like methods of participation will void all such entries by such methods.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, RELEASED PARTIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THIS PROMOTION IS INTENDED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED ONLY ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. THE ILLINOIS COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE PROMOTION AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS SHALL GOVERN THE PROMOTION. YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.
WINNER’S LIST: The name of the winner may be obtained after January 28th 2013 by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Chicago Bulls/ Illinois Lottery text to win, attn: Corporate Partnership Department Chicago Bulls 1901 W. Madison Chicago, IL 60612. Requests for winner’s list must be received by February 28th, 2013.