OFFICIAL RULES FOR INSTANT SCRATCH CARD GAME
A limit of one entry into this Instant Win Game per day is allowed per individual and per e-mail address for each separate online promotion unless otherwise specified. 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. 4149 and 4150 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, 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, scratch the entire online scratch card between 31st January, 2014 (19:00 PM, ET) and 28th February, 2014 (18:59 PM, ET). Match any 3 Cash Prize amounts and you will win that amount. Match any 3 Prize Points amounts and your PCH Prizes account will be automatically credited with that amount. Please see Sections 5 and 6 of these Official Rules for information on Cash Prizes and Prize Points. Entries received after 28th February, 2014 (18:59 PM, ET) will not be eligible to win a prize.
3. Current Prizes and Awards
Prize Draw No. 4149
The promotional period for Prize Draw No. 4149 begins 30th November, 2013 (19:00 PM, ET) and ends on 30th June, 2014 (18:59 PM, ET) or earlier at our option.
Prize: One (1) Two Hundred Fifty Pounds (£250.00) Cash (See below for replenishment option.)
Prize Draw No. 4150
The promotional period for Prize Draw No. 4150 begins 30th November, 2013 (19:00 PM, ET) and ends on 30th June, 2014 (18:59 PM, ET) or earlier at our option.
Prize: One (1) One Hundred Pounds (£100.00) Cash (See below for replenishment option.)
Additionally, Prize Points will also be awarded as follows: Two Hundred Fifty-Two (252) awards of One Thousand (1,000) Prize Points; One Thousand, Seven Hundred Sixty-Five (1,765) awards of Five Hundred (500) Prize Points; Three Thousand, Two Hundred Seventy-Eight (3,278) awards of Three Hundred Fifty (350) Prize Points; Four Thousand, Thirty-One (4,031) awards of Two Hundred Fifty (250) Prize Points; Five Thousand, Nine Hundred Seventy-Three (5,973) awards of One Hundred Fifty (150) Prize Points; Seven Thousand, Three Hundred, Sixty-Nine (7,369) awards of One Hundred (100) Prize Points; Eight Thousand, Three Hundred Twenty-Five (8,325) awards of Seventy Five (75) Prize Points; Nine Thousand, Eight (9008) awards of Fifty (50) Prize Points.
Everyone who scratches the card and does not win a cash prize or prize points in one of the above-listed amounts will be granted Twenty Five (25) Prize Points.
Prize Draw Nos. 4149 and 4150 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 or prize points award.
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. 4149 and 4150 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
6. Prize Points
If you match any 3 Prize Point amounts, that prize points amount will be automatically credited to your PCH Prizes account. Prize Points can be accumulated and redeemed for entries into other Prize Draws promoted on PCH Prizes.
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.
8. 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.
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.
A PRIZE GUARANTEED TO BE AWARDED FOR EVERY PRIZE DRAW
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN
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* Everyone who scratches the card and does not win a cash prize or receive prize points in one of the above-listed amounts will be granted Twenty Five (25) Prize Points.
** 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.
† Prize Points can be accumulated and redeemed for entries into other Prize Draws promoted on PCH Prizes.