Official Rules: Make it Rain Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
 
There are three different methods for entering the Make it Rain Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”)— via the KGTV website (the “Website Method”), via the Sycuan Casino blog (the “Social Media Method”), and at the Event (defined below) (the “Event Method”). Entry via the Website Method begins on June 21, 2018 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on June 27, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Entry via the Social Media Method begins on June 25, 2018 at 10 a.m. PT and ends on June 29, 2018 at 10 a.m. PT. Entry via the Event Method begins on June 30, 2018 at 3 p.m. PT and ends on June 30, 2018 at 4 p.m. PT. The time will be determined by Sponsor’s timekeeping systems. Sponsor will have the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Sweepstakes. All times mentioned in these Official Rules are Pacific Time unless expressly noted otherwise. Open only to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age as of date of entry and reside in California in the San Diego Designated Market Area (“DMA”) as defined by the Nielsen Company. Void wherever prohibited by law and outside the San Diego DMA. Individuals who have won prizes from promotions sponsored by ABC10/KGTV in the 60 days prior to the Sweepstakes start date are not eligible. Employees of Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a ABC10/KGTV (“Sponsor”), the Sycuan Casino, and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and of their respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and of the advertising agencies, promotion agencies, prize suppliers, and any other vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”) and the immediate family members (spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren and their respective spouses) and/or those living in the same household of any of the foregoing individuals are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all matters.
 
TO ENTER: The three methods of entry are the Website Method, the Social Media Method, and the Event Method. To enter via the Website Method, during the entry period for the Website Method, visit ABC10.com, click on the “Contest” link, click on the link for the Sweepstakes and accurately complete the online entry form. To enter via the Social Media Method, during the entry period for the Social Media Method visit the Sycuan blog at Sycuan.com and accurately complete the entry form. To enter via the Event Method, during the entry period for the Event Method visit the prize event at the Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon on June 30, 2018 (the “Event”) and request an entry ticket from Event staff. Limit one entry per person, per method of entry. Entries in excess of this limit will be disqualified if discovered by Sponsor. No mechanically reproduced entries of any kind permitted. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected entries; or entries not received for any reason. Received entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
 
FINALIST SELECTION: There will be 40 finalists (each, a “Finalist”). Sponsor will select 38 Finalists by random drawing from among all eligible entries received via the Website Method. One Finalist will be selected by random drawing from among all eligible entries received via the Social Media Method, and one Finalist will be selected by random drawing from among all eligible entries received via the Event Method. Odds of being selected as a Finalist depend on the number of Finalist positions available for each drawing and the number of eligible entries for each drawing. Entries will not roll over from drawing to the next. Limit one Finalist position per person/household address.
 
FINALIST NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: Sponsor will attempt to notify Website Method and Social Media Method Finalists by email or telephone call, and Sponsor will announce the Event Method Finalist at the Event. If a potential Finalist: (a) is not in compliance with these Official Rules, (b) does not meet the eligibility requirements, (c) does not respond to initial notification attempt within six hours (for Website Method and Social Media Method Finalists), (d) does not accept Finalist position within five minutes of announcement (for Event Method Finalist), (e) is unwilling or unable to attend the Event (for Website Method and Social Media Method Finalists), or (f) does not sign and return required documents or provide required identification by deadlines established by Sponsor, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate Finalist may be selected (at Sponsor’s sole discretion) by random drawing from among remaining eligible entries in that entry pool. Each potential Finalist may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability/Publicity Release (the “Affidavit”) and a scan or photo of legal ID and to provide such materials prior to participating in the Event. AWARDING OF PRIZES AT THE EVENT: There will be a wind machine (“Wind Machine”) at the Event, and each Finalist will have an opportunity to go into the Wind Machine for a chance to grab prizes. Finalists will be required to sign in at the Event beginning at 3 p.m. Each Finalist also will draw a slip of paper from a bowl. The slips will have numbers from 1 to 40, and the number drawn will determine when the Finalist can go into the Wind Machine, beginning with position No. 1. Each Finalist will be given 21 seconds to grab as many prizes as possible in the Wind Machine while the Wind Machine is running. Sponsor will place a prize package (the “Prize Package”) in the Wind Machine for each Finalist. Each Prize Package will consist of prizes with a value of at least $200, and the prizes will be denoted by slips of paper that will flutter in the air currents created by the Wind Machine. There will be four elements in each Prize Package: $138 in “cash,” which will be denoted by fake currency in denominations of $1, $5, and $10; $50 in vouchers for “free play” at the Sycuan Casino, which will be in amounts of $1, $5, and $10; a voucher for two event tickets for a music, dance, comedy, or other performance event at the Sycuan Casino (the “Performance”); and slips of paper that will simply state “Thank you for playing.” Finalists are not allowed to grab prizes when the Wind Machine is not running, and Finalists are allowed only to keep those prizes they are able to hold in their own two hands. Finalists may not put cash in pockets, hats, or other items of clothing, Finalists may not hold prizes in other manners (for example, in their mouth or armpit), and Finalists must not trap prizes against the roof or walls of the Wind Machine. Finalists must catch prizes in the air and are not allowed to bend at the waist or knees to pick prizes off the floor of the Wind Machine. After completion of a Finalist’s turn, the unclaimed prizes from that Prize Package (i.e., the prizes remaining in the Wind Machine) will be removed and placed in a bag, and the Wind Machine will be re-loaded with another Prize Package. Finalist may redeem his or her fake currency for a check in an equivalent amount and his or her “free play” voucher for a single voucher in an equivalent amount. There will be a total of $5,520 in cash available in the Wind Machine as well as $2,000 in “free play” and at least $500 in Performance ticket prizes, but not all of the prizes will be claimed. Finalists are not allowed to wear clothing that is inappropriate for a wind tunnel. For example, Finalists may not wear skirts, jackets, extremely loose clothing, or any other clothing that would be potentially revealing when the Wind Machine is turned on, and Finalists must wear safety glasses while in the Wind Machine. Finalists must be present at the Event to win, and a Finalist may not designate a proxy to participate in the Wind Machine. Finalist must be in good physical condition to participate in the Wind Machine. If you have back, neck, knee or joint injury, respiratory problems or if you may be pregnant you should not participate. If you are currently under medical care or have any question whether you are physically able to participate in the Wind Machine, please consult your doctor before doing so. Use of Performance tickets is subject to all rules and restrictions of Sycuan Casino and the performing talent.
 
Sponsor will not be responsible for weather, talent illness or other inability to perform, acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, strike, work stoppage, or any other natural disaster outside its control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of the Performance, and the terms and conditions of the tickets will govern in such event. Sponsor will not replace lost, stolen or damaged prize tickets or similar items once they have been given to winner. All prize details (including seat location) will be at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will include tickets for a specific Performance in each Prize Package, and, if winner is unable to attend Performance on designated date, that portion of prize will be forfeited. Guest of winner for Performance must be 18 or older.
 
THE RAIN CHECK PRIZE: After each Finalist has had an opportunity to participate in the Wind Machine, each Finalist will receive a ticket with a number. There will then be a random drawing, and the Finalist whose ticket number is the same as the ticket number drawn will have one more opportunity to enter the Wind Machine for the “Rain Check Prize.” The odds of being selected to participate for the Rain Check Prize are up to 1 in 40. The Rain Check Prize consists of all the unclaimed prizes from all 40 Finalists’ Prize Packages from their initial turns in the Wind Machine. The Rain Check Prize participant will be given 21 seconds to grab as many prizes as possible in the Wind Machine under the same rules set forth above while the Wind Machine is running. The Rain Check Prize participant may redeem his or her fake currency for a check in an equivalent amount and his or her “free play” for a voucher in an equivalent amount. The amount available for the Rain Check Prize will depend on amount of cash, “free play,” and prizes unclaimed in the first round.
 
TERMS APPLICABLE TO ALL PRIZES: Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. No substitution or transfer/assignment of prize by winners permitted. If by reason of printing or other error, there is more than $138 in cash or $50 in vouchers in a Prize Package, the Finalist will be limited to $138 in cash and $50 in vouchers. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded. Winner must pick up his or her prize at the conclusion of the Event. Federal, state, and local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees and expenses not listed above as specifically included as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of winner. An IRS form 1099 and other tax-related forms and documents may be issued by Sponsor if required by law. Prize winner may request and will receive statement showing that the prize awarded matches the prize randomly selected for distribution to prize winner.
 
WINNER VERIFICATION: If a potential winner: (a) is not in compliance with these Official Rules, (b) does not meet the eligibility requirements, or (c) does not sign and return required documents or provide required identification by deadlines established by Sponsor, he or she will be disqualified. Each potential winner may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability/Publicity Release (the “Affidavit”) and a scan or photo of legal ID and to provide such materials at the Event if winner has not already done so.
 
PUBLICITY AND MARKETING: Submission of an entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use entrant’s name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, social media handles and identities, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade in connection with the Sweepstakes, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law. The Event may also be shown on Facebook Live.
 
LIABILITY RELEASE & INDEMNIFICATION: By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, Facebook, Twitter, and their respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries and all of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of, or relating to, your participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activities (including, without limitation, the Event) and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder (including, without limitation, any misrepresentation made by the entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes; any non-compliance by the entrant with these Official Rules; claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules arising from or related to the entrant’s involvement with the Sweepstakes; acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes and Event; any malfunction, error or other problem arising in connection with the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; any malfunction of the Wind Machine or any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winner). The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claim for personal injury, property loss or damage, or death arising in any way in connection with the Sweepstakes.
 
OTHER TERMS: Sponsor 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, whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, faulty, or incorrect transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the Sweepstakes or any portion of it for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes; or if a computer virus, bug, wireless failure, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. If Sponsor terminates the Website Method portion of the Sweepstakes or the Social Media Method portion of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor will pick Finalists by random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received through that method as of the time of termination and award prizes as the Event as set forth above. Any such action will be posted on the Sweepstakes website and Sycuan Casino social media accounts, as applicable. If Sponsor terminates the Sweepstakes at the Event, Sponsor will award each Finalist $138 worth of cash, a $50 “free play” voucher, and a pair of Performance tickets, regardless of whether a Finalist has already taken his or her turn in the Wind Machine. Sponsor will post notice at the Event. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual from further participation in the Sweepstakes if Sponsor concludes, in its sole discretion, that such person: (a) has attempted to tamper with the entry process or other operation of the Sweepstakes; (b) has disregarded or has attempted to circumvent these Official Rules; (c) has committed fraud or attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes; or (d) has acted toward Sponsor, any Sponsor Affiliates, or any other entrant in an unfair, inequitable, annoying, threatening, disrupting or harassing manner. If a dispute arises regarding compliance with these Official Rules, Sponsor may consider, in its sole discretion, data reasonably available to Sponsor through information technology systems in Sponsor’s control, but Sponsor will not be obligated to consider any data or other information collected from any other source. Any failure by Sponsor to enforce any of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of such Official Rules. If there is a conflict between any term of the Official Rules and any marketing or entry materials used in connection with the Sweepstakes, the terms of these Official Rules will govern.
 
GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES, OR PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY ENTRANT WITH REGARD TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES.
 
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Ohio or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Ohio. The state and federal courts located in Hamilton County, Ohio will be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Official Rules and/or this Sweepstakes. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Sweepstakes, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Hamilton County, Ohio and waive the right to contest jurisdiction.
 
SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
 
WINNERS LIST: For the winners list, available after June 30, 2018 send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Make it Rain Sweepstakes Winners List, 4600 Air Way, San Diego, CA 92102 to be received by August 31, 2018.
 
SPONSOR: Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a ABC10/KGTV, 4600 Air Way, San Diego, CA 92102. Must be 21 or older to gamble. Know when to stop before you start. Gambling problem? Call 800-522-4700. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.
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