Lucke-Rewards Rules

  1. General Provisions
    1. The North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) and its designated agents Scientific Games International, Inc. (SGI) and MDI Entertainment, LLC (MDI), a subsidiary of SGI, will operate the Lucke-Rewards program under the provisions provided in this document.
    2. The Lucke-Rewards Rules are comprised of (1) the NC Lottery Act; (2) NCEL Rules and Regulations; (3) Lucke-Zone Terms and Conditions; and (4) the Lucke-Rewards Rules. Each numbered item cited above shall have equal weight unless there is an inconsistency between or among the documents, in which case the document listed first shall be controlling.
    3. By submitting a Lucke-Rewards entry, an entrant is bound by the Lucke-Rewards Rules.
    4. The NCEL may use, without limitation, an entrant's name, City, State of Residence, likeness, and/or voice in any promotions, research, marketing, publications, or other advertising media including, but not limited to, NCEL websites without compensation or additional release.
    5. The NCEL reserves the right to use the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all entrants for research and marketing purposes.
    6. These rules may be amended at the NCEL’s discretion.
    7. Lucke-Rewards and/or any parts thereof, including the award of any prizes, is void where prohibited by laws outside the State of North Carolina.
  2. Eligibility
    1. An entrant must be at least eighteen (18) years old to participate and must utilize only one active Lucke-Zone/Lucke-Rewards account.
    2. The NCEL reserves the right to discontinue eligibility of any game(s).
    3. An eligible instant scratch-off entry is any ticket from any NCEL instant game that has not passed that game’s posted Claim Deadline.
    4. An eligible draw game (such as Powerball®) entry is a valid ticket that includes a Lucke-Rewards Entry Code printed on the ticket. All draw game tickets with the printed code are eligible. Draw game tickets printed without a Lucke-Rewards Entry Code are not eligible.
    5. Canceled draw game tickets are not eligible for Lucke-Rewards points. The entry process for games that can be canceled may have additional restrictions to prevent canceled tickets from being entered.
    6. If a player cashes a draw game ticket with Multi-Draws remaining, only the first exchange ticket will have a Lucke-Rewards Entry Code.
    7. Depending upon the game, entries for Lucke-Rewards points may also automatically receive entry into other programs, including special second-chance drawing promotions.
  3. Player Registration
    1. To access Lucke-Rewards, a player must first register for a Lucke-Zone account through (the Website).
    2. If a player already has a Lucke-Zone account, he or she must not register again, as such Lucke-Zone account will be utilized for Lucke-Rewards. A player may be disqualified from winning any Lucke-Rewards prize if the player attempts to utilize more than one active Lucke-Zone/Lucke-Rewards accounts.
    3. The NCEL, SGI, and MDI assume no responsibility for incorrect information provided by a player on the registration form. After completing the registration, a player is responsible for updating account information as needed by logging in and going to his or her account page.
  4. Lucke-Rewards Points
    1. Players earn Lucke-Rewards points for eligible tickets entered through the Website.
    2. Points are non-monetary numerical values assigned to eligible tickets that are added to a player’s Lucke-Rewards account in exchange for submitting the ticket information on the Website.
    3. Any ticket submitted for points has no cash value. The Lucke-Rewards program is a reward or affinity program which provides points for each eligible entry.
    4. Each eligible ticket has a point value based on a range of preassigned values.
    5. Point value will be revealed to the player on the Website upon successful submission of each valid ticket.
    6. Points are not transferable. Point balances from more than one (1) account will not be combined.
    7. Points shall be valid only for NCEL-approved activities associated with the Lucke-Rewards program.
  5. Point Expiration
    1. The NCEL reserves the right to establish, change, or modify a points expiration rule at its own discretion at any time.
    2. The NCEL will attempt to notify players by email in advance of the expiration of a player’s points. The NCEL will not be responsible for a failure to provide notice of the expiration of points.
    3. The NCEL reserves the right to restore expired points for convenient or necessary business purposes at its discretion.
  6. Entering Tickets
    1. Eligible tickets must be entered on the Website to receive points.
    2. Once logged in, a player submits a ticket according to the instructions on the Ticket Entry page of the Website. Required entry information from the ticket includes:
      1. Instant Scratch-Off Tickets:
        1. The Ticket Number, which is located on the back of each ticket below the barcode. The Ticket Number contains twelve (12) digits separated by dashes in the form XXX-XXXXXX-XXX.
        2. The Entry Number, located on the front of the ticket underneath the scratch-off covering. The Entry Number contains twelve (12) digits separated by a dash in the form XXXXXXXXX-XXXX.
      2. Draw Game Tickets:
        1. The Lucke-Rewards Entry Code is located on the front of a printed ticket. Tickets without a printed Lucke-Rewards Entry Code are ineligible. The Lucke-Rewards Entry Code is made up of twenty-five (25) letters and numbers separated by dashes in the form XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.
    3. Once a ticket has been submitted, the entry and the associated Lucke-Rewards points cannot be canceled.
    4. A player may only enter seventy-five (75) tickets per day.
    5. Under no condition will the NCEL accept mail-in or hand-delivered tickets. Tickets received via any method other than through the Website will be disqualified.
  7. Lucke-Rewards Drawings
    1. A player may use some or all of his or her points for entry into prize drawings.
    2. Drawings may be introduced periodically. The Website will include a description of the prize to be drawn, anticipated entry and draw dates, and point cost for each drawing entry. Draw dates are subject to change or modification as determined necessary by the NCEL.
    3. The odds of a player being selected to win the prize in each drawing depend upon the number of entries purchased by points from all players.
    4. The point cost of a drawing entry will be shown on the page for each drawing and may vary by drawing.
    5. To use points to purchase drawing entries, a player must select the drawing to enter on the Website, designate the quantity of entries, and submit the order.
    6. It is the player's responsibility to ensure that the appropriate drawing and quantity are selected.
    7. Once the entry order has been submitted, points will be deducted from the player’s Lucke-Rewards point balance.
    8. Drawing entries are eligible only for the drawing for which they were purchased. Unless specified otherwise on the drawing description, entries are eligible for one (1) drawing only.
    9. Unless otherwise specified on the Website, a player may win no more than one (1) prize in a Lucke-Rewards drawing.
    10. Drawing entries cannot be canceled or returned for the point value of the entries.
    11. The NCEL shall attempt to contact each drawing winner, by email using the winner’s registered email address, by telephone or by registered mail.
    12. The winner’s name, City and State of Residence will be listed on the Website.
    13. A drawing winner assumes the risk of forfeiture and/or is subject to disqualification if:
      1. The player utilizes more than one active Lucke-Zone/Lucke-Rewards account.
      2. The NCEL is unable to contact the winner;
      3. Contact or attempted contact is not acknowledged in a timely manner as determined in the sole discretion of the NCEL;
      4. Any other deadline or requirement in these rules or other applicable rules or procedures is not met; or
      5. A deadline or requirement that may become necessary is not met, whether or not that requirement or deadline is contained in these rules.
    14. Winners are subject to mandatory State and Federal Taxes and other State withholdings.
    15. A decision to proceed to replace a winner with an alternate is within the sole discretion and judgment of the NCEL. Once the decision to proceed with an alternate is made, the person who was previously selected as a winner is no longer entitled to a prize.
  8. Miscellaneous
    1. The NCEL may credit a player’s account in its sole discretion.
    2. The prize winner is responsible for all applicable taxes and other State withholdings.
    3. Players are solely responsible for maintaining and keeping account information current or accurate. The NCEL assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for technical or computer malfunctions or for player’s failure to keep account information current.
    4. The NCEL reserves the right to change the Lucke-Rewards program in any way and at any time or to terminate the program with appropriate public notification. Unused points remaining in a player's account after the announced closure or deadline date shall be considered expired, lapsed and void, and ineligible for any further use.
    5. By participating in Lucke-Rewards, each player and his or her heirs, legal representatives, and assigns agree to indemnify, defend, release, and discharge the NCEL, its employees, officers, and directors from and against any loss, claim, damage, suit, or injury arising out of or relating to the Lucke-Rewards program or any action taken pursuant to these rules.

    *Most recent updte effective February 1, 2015