BINGO 2nd CHANCE Internet Contest

BINGO “2nd Chance” INTERNET Contest
October 21, 2013 to September 26, 2014


The BINGO “2nd Chance” INTERNET Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (“OLG”). OLG is referred to in these Official Rules as the “Sponsor”. The Contest is managed by SplashDot, Inc. (the “Contest Manager”), acting on behalf of the Sponsor for the purposes of this Contest. The Contest Fulfillment is managed by The Marco Corporation (the “Contest Administrator”), acting on behalf of the Sponsor for the purposes of this Contest.

The Contest commences October 21, 2013 and ends on September 26, 2014 at 4:59:59 pm (the “Contest Entry Period”). For the purposes of these Official Rules and Regulations all times and dates refer to Eastern Time ("ET").

By entering this Contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Contest Manager, which are final, binding and conclusive on all matters related to this Contest.



The Contest is only open to those who are:

  1. Residents of Ontario; and
  2. 18 (eighteen) years of age or older.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Contest is not open to:

  1. Employees of:
    • The Contest Sponsor, including full-time, part-time and student employees of OLG; persons who are directly on OLG’s payroll; and OLG employees who are on paid or unpaid leave;
    • The Sponsor’s advertising, promotion and contest management agencies;
    • The Contest Manager and the Contest Administrator;
    • The Sponsor’s authorized retailers;
    • The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“the AGCO”).
  2. Members of the OLG Board of Directors;
  3. OLG's authorized retailers;
  4. individual consultants or public sector employees retained by OLG through contracts of retainer, for periods of service of 30 days or more in the aggregate;



There are two categories of prizes available to be won: (a) 98 Weekly Prizes – 2 (two) prizes per/week (each a “Weekly Prize”); and (b) 1 (one) Grand Prize.


The odds of winning a Weekly Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received for the applicable Weekly Prize. All entries remain eligible for subsequent Weekly Prize draws until the end of the Contest Entry Period.


The odds of winning a Grand Prize depend on the total number of all entries (regardless of the method of entry) received during the Contest Entry Period.


Entrants are limited to winning 1 (one) Weekly Prize/per draw, and 1 (one) Grand Prize.



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Only online entries are eligible for the Contest. Entries will only be accepted during the Contest Entry Period.


Enter the Contest at by selecting the BINGO “2nd Chance” Internet Contest link, or by going directly to the Contest Website at Follow the instructions to set up an email address and password and complete the registration form, submitting your name, address, phone number, and date of birth, and optionally completing the included survey. Any subsequent entries will be based on the information provided upon initial registration. Email address and password will be required to log in, update registration information, and for any subsequent entries.


Ticket Entry

After you have registered, go to the ENTER TICKETS page. Enter the 11 character alpha-numeric BINGO “2nd Chance” INTERNET Contest Code (the “Contest Code”) located in the scratch-off area at the bottom of any of the following eligible OLG INSTANT BINGO ticket:

  • $3 SUPER BINGO Game #3013
  • $3 INSTANT BINGO Game #3014

Once the unique Contest Code is entered, select “Submit”. Registered participants may submit a maximum of 50 (fifty) unique Contest Codes per day. Each individual Contest Code may only be entered once during the Contest Entry Period. Participants will receive 1 (one) entry for each unique Contest Code submitted. Sharing Contest Codes is prohibited.

Important: If you are unable to enter your 11 character Contest Code, contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 for assistance.


No-Purchase-Necessary (NPN) Entry

To receive 1 (one) NPN Contest Code for entry into the Weekly and Grand Prize draws, print your first name, last name, full address (Street, Apt./Suite, City/Town, Province, Postal Code), email address, day and evening telephone numbers, date of birth, and the words “BINGO “2nd Chance” INTERNET Contest” clearly on one page of 8 ½” x 11” paper (letter-size), and mail it with a 1 (one) postage pre-paid stamped envelope to the BINGO “2nd Chance” INTERNET Contest, PO Box 4099, Paris, ON N3L 3W9. A limit of 1 (one) NPN Contest Code will be provided per posted request. Including additional postage pre-paid stamped envelopes will not result in additional NPN Contest Codes being granted. NPN Contest Codes may take 1-5 business days from receipt to be processed by the Contest Administrator and delivery of a NPN Contest Code is dependent on Standard Canada Post delivery times.

NPN entrants will receive an NPN Contest Code via Standard Canada Post (2-7 business days, depending on your location) and will need to return to the Contest Website, log in with your email address and password, and submit your NPN Contest Code on the ENTER TICKETS page. Once your NPN Contest Code is accepted, you will receive 1 (one) entry valid for the Weekly Prize draw, and 1 (one) entry valid for the Grand Prize draw.

NPN Contest Codes must be submitted on the ENTER TICKETS page by 4:59:59 p.m. September 26, 2014 (the “Contest Entry Period Closing Date”) to be eligible for the Grand Prize draw. All entries submitted after the Contest Entry Period Closing Date will not be considered for the Grand Prize draw.

Participants will receive 1 (one) entry for each unique NPN Contest Code submitted. Sharing NPN Contest Codes is prohibited.

Registered participants may submit a maximum of 50 (fifty) NPN Contest Code entries per day, or 50 (fifty) purchased Contest Code entries, or any combination of NPN and purchased Contest Code entries not exceeding 50 (fifty) per day.


Bonus Entries

1 (one) Bonus Entry will be awarded to participants for every 2 unique Contest Codes submitted by that participant,


After participants submit their first unique Contest Code, and after every subsequent 5 (five) unique Contest Codes submitted, participants can play Bonus Drop for a chance to earn 5 (five) to 25 (twenty-five) Bonus Entries per Bonus Drop play. Odds of winning each number of Bonus Entries are: 5 (five) Bonus Entries 70%, 10 (ten) Bonus Entries 25%, 25 (twenty-five) Bonus Entries 5%.



98 (ninety-eight) Weekly Prize draws. Each Weekly Prize consists of $500 CAD. issued as a cheque. There are 2 (two) Weekly Prize draws per week.


Draws for Weekly Prizes will be held on or after the closing of each Weekly Entry Period. There are 49 Weekly Entry Periods. The first Weekly Entry Period ends on Friday October 25, 2013, and thereafter every Friday up to and including Friday September 19, 2014, will close at 11:59:59 pm. The last Weekly Entry Period will close on Friday September 26, 2014 at 4:59:59 pm.


Subject to Rule 2.2, following the close of the Contest Entry Period, all Contest entries submitted by the Contest Manager from the commencement of the Contest Entry Period and received by the close of the respective week’s draw period, will be automatically entered into a Weekly Prize Draw for that week. Three back-up entries will be randomly drawn thereafter, to be used, in the order they are drawn, in the event that the winning entry or one or more back-up entries do not qualify as per the Contest eligibility requirements. The following conditions apply to the weekly draws:


Maximum one Weekly Prize/per entrant/ per week


Weekly prize winning entries are eligible for the Grand Prize Draw



There is 1(one) Grand Prize available to be won.


All eligible entries received during the Contest Entry Period will be submitted into the Grand Prize draw to be held after the contest closes on or around September 26, 2014. 1 (one) winner of the Grand Prize will be selected by random draw from the eligible entries received. 10 (ten) entries will be randomly drawn thereafter (“Back-up Entries”), to be used, in the order they were drawn, in the event that the winning entry initially drawn, and/or one or more of the Back-up Entries do not qualify as per the Contest eligibility requirements subject to Rule 1.2 (a) to (d).


The winner of the Grand Prize will receive a cash prize of $10,000 CAD.issued as a cheque.



Attempts will be made to contact each potential winner of a Weekly or the Grand Prize at the telephone number and/or email address provided with his/her registration information, for 10 (ten) business days following the date of the applicable draw. 4 (four) telephone calls will be made at different times between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET. The potential winners must return any message left by the Contest Administrator within the timeframe stipulated in the message to remain eligible to receive the Prize. Prize claiming details will be provided at the time of contact.


If within 10 (ten) business days of the first attempt to contact a potential winner he/she has not been contacted or confirmed for the respective Prize, or is otherwise ineligible to receive the Prize, his/her entry will be deemed ineligible and he/she will not win the respective Prize. The Back-up Entries will be contacted according to the order in which they were drawn, (in the event that one or more Back-up Entries are ineligible), and the process will continue until such time as a winner is declared or until there are no remaining entries to select from.


If no winner is declared for any Prize, that Prize will not be awarded.



Any personal information collected by the OLG or the Contest Manager and/or Contest Administrator, including but not limited to entrants’ contact information, is collected pursuant to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999 and is intended to be used for the following principle purposes: to conduct and administer the contest by OLG or through a Contest Manager or Contest Administrator, including, but not limited to contacting entrants, validating eligibility and the awarding of the prize(s); marketing and advertising purposes including providing you with information or services you have opted in to receive, understanding your interests, responding to your concerns and improving service delivery; for OLG's internal business purposes and to comply with legal requirements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, photo, name, and residence (town or city only) of prize winners may be posted, published, or announced on the contest website, the OLG website and/or other media for up to 12 months after the selected entrant is confirmed as a winner.



Weekly and Grand Prizes must be accepted as awarded. No substitutions, assignments, or transfers of Prizes permitted, except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Unclaimed Prizes will not be awarded.


Weekly Prize winners and the Grand Prize winner acknowledge that the Sponsor and all involved advertising and promotional agencies, the Contest Manager, Contest Administrator other suppliers providing prizes or other materials or services in connection with this Contest, anyone else involved in the development or execution of this Contest, each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (the “Releasees”) have not been made, nor are in any manner responsible, for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to, its quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority.


All winners in the Contest, in advance of receiving their respective Prize(s), will be required to sign a Standard Declaration and Release confirming eligibility, compliance with these Official Rules, and releasing OLG, SplashDot Inc., The Marco Corporation and their respective employees, affiliates and subsidiaries, franchisees, authorized retailers, agents, contractors, representatives, advertising, promotion and contest management agencies, and any independent judging organization from any liability, claims, damages and/or responsibility in connection with the conduct of this Contest or the awarding or use of any Prize. Each winner agrees to the use of his/her name, address, voice, statement, image, photograph and/or other likeness for publicity purposes without compensation.



The Sponsor and/or Contest Manager reserves the right to terminate, modify or withdraw this Contest, in whole or in part (including altering the manner in which the Prizes are distributed), at any time and for any reason without prior notice, and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive manner. Without limiting the foregoing, the Sponsor and/or Contest Manager may lock out an participant who, in the Sponsor’s or the Contest Manager’s sole judgment, has been disqualified, has questionable eligibility, or is otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest.


Any individual who attempts deliberately to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest or to alter or damage the Contest Website may be subject to civil and/or criminal penalties and fines. The Sponsor and Contest Manager reserve the right to seek damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.


The Sponsor, Contest Administrator and the Contest Manager assume no responsibility for: entries lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected; or for the failure, interruption or delay of any mail or email or other communication to be received, for any reason; any computer viruses, time bombs, logic bombs and any other implanted devices of a like or similar nature that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest; problems with the function of any website or website feature howsoever caused; the malfunction of, or damage caused to, any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, data or software, online systems, servers or access providers; any functionality lost due to not having cookies enabled; traffic congestion on the Internet; the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks; for breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer “hackers”; or any combination thereof, as a result of participation in this Contest.



Entries that have been obtained or made through fraudulent means are subject to disqualification. The Sponsor, Contest Administrator, and Contest Manager will not be responsible for entries that are lost, misdirected, or delayed for any reason whatsoever.


It is expressly understood and agreed by all participants that OLG, SplashDot Inc. and The Marco Corporation do not accept responsibility, in whole or in part, for loss, damage or injury, howsoever caused in connection with any prize or the conduct of the Contest.


With respect to this Contest, all decisions of the Contest Manager, Contest Administrator, and Sponsor are final.


If the identity of a participant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the email address submitted with the entry in question will be deemed to be the participant for the purposes of the Contest. The individual assigned to the email address for the domain associated with the submitted email address is considered the authorized account holder. A selected participant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry in question, and is otherwise required to meet all eligibility requirements set out in these Official Rules.


Name and residence (town or city and municipality only) of Prize winners may be posted, published, or announced on the Sponsor’s website, and/or other media for up to 12 (twelve) months after the selected participant is confirmed as the winner.


In the event of any conflict with any provisions contained in these Contest Rules and Contest details contained in any form of promotional material or media (“Contest Materials”), these Contest Rules shall prevail.


Draw dates and times are subject to change without notice.


All winning entries for the Contest will be destroyed on or after September 26, 2017, all other entries for the Contest being destroyed on or after September 26, 2015.


This Contest is subject to the laws of the Province of Ontario and the Federal laws of Canada as applicable.


These Official Rules govern this Contest and must be complied with. By agreeing to participate in the Contest, all participants agree to comply with, and be bound by these Official Rules.

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