1. Eligibility
A limit of one entry into this Instant Win Game is allowed per individual and per e-mail address for this online promotion. Subsequent entries determined to be submitted from the same email address or from the same individual using multiple email addresses in violation of this rule will be declared ineligible. Prize Draw Nos. 2777 and 2486 are limited to U.K. resident PCH Prizes users only who are physically located and residing in the U.K. Void where prohibited. All giveaways are void in the province of Québec, and residents of that province are not eligible to enter or win. Principals and employees of Publishers Clearing House, Genting Alderney Limited their affiliates and subsidiaries, their contest processors, their immediate families and the Board of Judges are not eligible. All applicable laws apply.

2. How to enter the Sweepstakes
To enter, pop all of the balloons once between September 1st, 2012 (5:00 AM, GMT) and November 1st, 2012 (4:59 AM, GMT). You will either win a prize or be granted a Bingo Bonus, depending on what the popped balloons reveal. Please see Section 5 of these Official Rules for information on Cash Prizes. Entries received after August 31st, 2012 (11:59 PM, GMT) will not be eligible to win a prize.

3. Current Prizes and Awards

Prize Draw No. 2486
The promotional period for Prize Draw No. 2486 begins January 1st, 2012 (12:00 AM, GMT) and ends on December 31, 2012 (11:59 PM, GMT) or earlier at our option.

Prize: One (1) Two Hundred Fifty Pounds (£250.00) Cash (See below for replenishment option.)

Prize Draw No. 2777
The promotional period for Prize Draw No. 2486 begins May 30th, 2012 (5:00 AM, GMT) and ends on January 1, 2013 (4:59 AM, GMT) or earlier at our option.

Prize: One (1) One Hundred Pounds (£100.00) Cash (See below for replenishment option.)

Everyone who pops the balloons and does not win a cash prize in one of the above-listed amounts will be granted One (1) Five Pounds (£5.00) Bingo Bonus. The Bingo Bonus amount will be automatically credited upon registering for Bingo, provided that you are a new player, enter the bonus code within 7 days of receipt of code and meet the qualification criteria. Bingo Bonuses can only be used to purchase Bingo tickets. See the Bonus Terms and Conditions for more details.

Prize Draw Nos. 2777 and 2486 are part of an instant win prize pool that may be offered across various PCH Prizes promotions.

4. Winner Selection Methodology
Computer-generated potential winning times will be randomly selected throughout the promotional periods and prizes and awards will be randomly assigned to the winning times. If you are the first person to scratch at or after a winning time during the promotional periods, you will win a cash prize.

In the unlikely event that, due to a system malfunction or other technical error, more than one person is identified as a winner of a single instant-win prize, PCH reserves the right to hold a random drawing to determine the winner of the prize.

For Prize Draw Nos. 2486 and 2777, PCH reserves the right to replenish the prize if it has been awarded to enable continuance of the Prize Draw. In the event of replenishment, a new winning time will be randomly selected during the remainder of the promotional period.

5. Cash Prizes
You will be notified immediately if you have won a prize. Prizes will be credited to your PCH Prizes account and can be withdrawn or used on real money PCH Prizes games. Winners also have the option of receiving their cash prize in the form of a cheque. At least one prize in the amount promoted as a replenishable prize is guaranteed to be awarded during the promotional period, either as an instant win or in a random drawing at Giveaway end. If an unclaimed replenishable prize is returned to the prize pool, the first person to play at or after the time that is returned will win that prize. All personally-identifiable information submitted by any winner to claim a prize is subject to the Privacy Policy. All prizes are subject to mandatory government withholding. All taxes, if any, arising from the award of Prize Draw prizes are the responsibility of the winner.

6. Publicity
Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name voice and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes, including winner’s screen name, avatar, city, state, games played and any prize won without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Parent or Legal Guardian must act for a minor.

7. General Conditions
By entering this promotion, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Board of Judges. Publishers Clearing House and their agencies are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Publishers Clearing House and their agencies assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to or alteration of entries. Publishers Clearing House and their agencies are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer systems, servers or providers, computer equipment or software on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or a combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading materials for this Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other cause beyond the control of Publishers Clearing House which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Publishers Clearing House reserves the right to terminate the online portion of the promotion. Entries become the property of Publishers Clearing House and will not be returned.

The use of unfair, improper or unauthorized methods to access and enter this Instant Win Game is strictly prohibited, including (but not limited to) the opening and/or use of multiple accounts, the use of unauthorized or altered software or hardware to assist play (including the use of bots, bot nets, collusion with bots and/or use of gaming software or programs), accessing the Site from a foreign or otherwise ineligible location or IP address, using automated technology, proxy servers or other means to conceal your identity, any act or circumstance that unfairly alters your chance of winning, gives you an unfair advantage, or constitutes the commission of fraud or deception. Entries submitted through such methods are not valid entries and are not eligible to win; any “winning” invalid entries will be void and may report a losing result; any prizes, winnings and any other representative of value (if any) that you may otherwise have been entitled to receive shall be void and/or forfeited; and any prizes, winnings or representative of value already received by you shall be subject to disgorgement. Any use of programmed, automatic or scripted entry methods will void all associated entries and individuals using such methods may be disqualified for future entry opportunity.

8. Disputes
Decisions of the Board of Judges are final. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to play will be deemed to be the entrant. Failure by Publishers Clearing House to enforce any provision in these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Any issue concerning the interpretation and application of the rules of this promotion will be decided according to English law and the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Contest Promoter: Publishers Clearing House, 382 Channel Drive, Port Washington, New York 11050, U.S.A.

A list of major prize winners and their localities can be obtained after the draw date by writing to the address above.


Prize Draw Draw Date


2486* **31/12/12


2777* **01/01/13

* Everyone who pops the balloons and does not win a cash prize in one of the above-listed amounts will be granted One (1) Five Pounds (£5.00) Bingo Bonus. Bingo Bonuses can only be used to purchase Bingo tickets, see Section 3 for details.
** Prize may be won and awarded prior to the end date. At our option, prize may be replenished to enable continuance of Prize Draw. Refer to Section 4 for details.