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Blackhawks/Illinois Lottery Text-To-Win Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

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 Blackhawks/Illinois Lottery Text to Win Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) starts on April 19, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. (Central Standard Time), and ends at different times depending on the method of entry (SMS Text Message and online entries are permitted). Times and dates may be subject to change. 

TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes is only open to participants 18 years of age or older who are residents of Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin.  There are two ways to enter this Sweepstakes:

SMS Text Message: You may enter by sending an SMS Text Message.  To enter by sending an SMS Text Message, text the keyword "LOTTERY" to BHAWKS (242957) from your 2-way text messaging capable wireless device on April 19, 2013 between 12:00 a.m. (CST) and the zero minute (00:00) mark of the second period of the Chicago Blackhawks home game played on April 19, 2013 (i.e. when 0 minutes remain in the period). 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 “Sweepstakes Number” corresponding to your mobile telephone number. All text message entries must be received prior to the drawing 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 into the Sweepstakes via the SMS text messaging method constitutes entrant’s consent to receive text messages from Chicago Blackhawks regarding the Sweepstakes and the entrant’s entry. Text messaging and wireless service are not available in all areas.  Even when using the online entry method below, you still need a two-way text messaging capable handset in order to participate in the contest.

Online: You may enter online without sending a text message.  To enter online, please visit www.chicagoblackhawks.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 Chicago Blackhawks or Songwhale, LLC (“Administrator”) via phone. All online entries must be received between 12:00 a.m. (CST) on April 19, 2013 and 4:00 p.m. (CST) on April 19, 2013 to be eligible for the drawing. A text message will be sent to all online entrants prior to the drawing with their unique five-digit Sweepstakes Number corresponding to their home/mobile phone number.

Limit 1 entry per person regardless of method of entry.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. The following individuals are not eligible to participate: (A) the employees, officers, directors, partners, equity holders, members and agents of Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc. (“Chicago Blackhawks”), or Songwhale, LLC (“Administrator”), (B) the employees, officers, directors, partners, equity holders, members and agents of the National Hockey League (the “NHL”) and its member teams, and NHL Enterprises, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and affiliates, (C) any member of the Lottery Control Board (“Board”), and any officer or any other person employed by the Board or the Illinois Department of the Lottery; (D) any employees of any TV station from which Illinois Lottery drawings originate who are directly involved in the production of drawing telecasts, including floor directors, camera operators, stage hands, character generator operators, air control technicians, announcers and performers for each telecast; (E) 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; (F) officers and employees of audit firms performing services for the Illinois Department of the Lottery; (G) other contractors and agents of the Illinois Lottery; and (H) immediate family members (spouse, parents, legal guardians, in-laws, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren) and members of their same households (whether legally related or not) of any person designated in (A) through (G) above.  By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Chicago Blackhawks, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  

RANDOM DRAWINGS: All drawings will be conducted by Administrator, an independent marketing agency, whose decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Winners will be selected in a random drawing of all eligible entries received at the zero minute (00:00) mark of the second period (i.e. when 0 minutes remains in the period) of the Chicago Blackhawks home game played on April 19, 2013.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  Purchase will not increase odds of winning.

The winning Sweepstakes Number for first prize will be announced at the first (1st) TV timeout of the second (2nd) intermission of the Chicago Blackhawks home game played on April 19, 2013, and the winner will be notified via SMS text message and/or phone call within 24 hours of drawing. The Sweepstakes Numbers for the second prize will not be announced. The second prize winners will be notified via SMS text message and/or phone call within 24 hours of drawing.

PRIZES & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES: One (1) first place winner will receive two (2) 300 level season tickets for the 2013-14 season. In the event first prize winner is unable to claim the prize, prize will be forfeited. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $2,464.  Prize consists of only the items specifically listed as the prize.  Limit one prize per person/household. 

PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS DISCLAIMS ALL AND ANY LIABILITY FOR THE ACTUAL PROVISION, QUALITY OR NATURE OF ANY 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 (or parent/legal guardian if winner is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence) 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 consideration will be given.

RESTRICTIONS: Winners may make no substitution or transfer of prizes and prizes are not exchangeable for cash.  All federal, state and local taxes, and any other expenses not specifically listed herein, including transportation to/from games, parking and concessions, are the sole responsibility of winner. 

Chicago Blackhawks reserve the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value.  Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to the Chicago Blackhawks and its agents to use the winner’s name and/or likenesses, prize information, photograph, voice, and comments for purposes of advertising and trade without further notice, permission, or compensation, unless prohibited by law. 

By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges.  By accepting prize, winners agree to hold Chicago Blackhawks, Administrator, Northstar Lottery Group, the Illinois Lottery, the National Hockey League and its Member Teams, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, partners, equity holders, members, employees, agents and representatives and all others associated with the manufacture, distribution, development and execution of this Sweepstakes and prizes (the “Released Parties”) harmless against any and all liability, injury, damage, loss or causes of action (however named or described) that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from:  (i) entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes;  (ii) the delivery, misdelivery, receipt, acceptance, possession, use  or misuse of the prizes awarded in the Sweepstakes; (iii) the use of a winner’s name, photograph and/or likeness as permitted herein, including, without limitation, claims based on publicity rights, defamation and/or invasion of privacy; or (iv) any travel or activity related to the receipt, use or misuse of the prizes, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death and/or property damage. 

All materials submitted become the property of the Chicago Blackhawks and will not be returned or acknowledged.  Information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes will be used in accordance with Chicago Blackhawks’s privacy policy and these Official Rules.  In the event of any discrepancy between the privacy policy and these Official Rules, the privacy policy shall control and govern.  To review Chicago Blackhawks’s privacy policy, please go to http://www.chicagoblackhawks.com. Purchase does not improve your chances of winning. 

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 Sweepstakes.  Official Rules will be posted at chicagoblackhawks.com.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Chicago Blackhawks 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.  Chicago Blackhawks are 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 Chicago Blackhawks.   

 

Released Parties are not responsible if this Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes 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 Chicago Blackhawks sole determination, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Chicago Blackhawks reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes or any part of the Sweepstakes.

 

If you send your entry via text message, prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the phone number from which the text message originated. If you send your entry via online entry, prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the phone number submitted as part of the entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a telephone number 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 telephone numbers or wireless phone numbers for the telephone exchange associated with the submitted telephone number or the domain associated with the submitted telephone, as applicable. Potential winners may be requested to provide Chicago Blackhawks with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the telephone phone number associated with the winning entry.

 

Chicago Blackhawks assume 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.  Chicago Blackhawks reserve the right to cancel, terminate, suspend, or modify the Sweepstakes if fraud or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes; or if a technical problem corrupts the administration as determined by Chicago Blackhawks/judges, in their sole discretion.  If the Sweepstakes is canceled, Chicago Blackhawks may award prizes from among all eligible entries received as of the time of cancellation in a random drawing, and in such event Chicago Blackhawks 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 SWEEPSTAKES 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 SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PARTICIPATION IN ILLINOIS, WISCONSIN AND INDIANA ONLY AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED ONLY ACCORDING TO ILLINOIS LAW.  THE ILLINOIS COURTS LOCATED IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS SHALL GOVERN THE SWEEPSTAKES.  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 names of the winners may be obtained after April 19, 2013 by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Blackhawks/ Illinois Lottery text to win, attn: Marketing Department Chicago Blackhawks 1901 W. Madison Chicago, IL 60612. Requests for winner’s list must be received by July 31, 2013.

 

SPONSOR: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc. 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60612 and Northstar Lottery Group, LLC, 121 North Clark Street, Suite 4700, Chicago, Illinois, 60601.  The Sweepstakes is in no way administered by the Illinois Lottery or Northstar Lottery Group.  Any inquiries relating to the Sweepstakes should be directed to Chicago Blackhawks, not the Illinois Lottery or Northstar Lottery Group.