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May 19, 2020
FEATURES AND PROCEDURES
SUPER MEGA STAR CROSSWORD
(Instant Scratch Game # 2289)
  1. The theme and name of the game: SUPER MEGA STAR CROSSWORD. Scratch YOUR 20 LETTERS box to reveal your 20 letters. In the PUZZLE and each BONUS WORD, scratch only the letters that match those in the YOUR 20 LETTERS box. Scratch each of the 8 "STARBURST !" symbols in the PUZZLE. Each "STARBURST !" symbol is a free match and counts as a matched letter in that WORD. Reveal 3 or more complete WORDS in the PUZZLE, win prize indicated in the PRIZE LEGEND. If you win in the PUZZLE and any one of the completely uncovered WORDS has a "STARBURST !" symbol in the WORD, win DOUBLE the prize shown in the PRIZE LEGEND for that same winning play. If you reveal a complete BONUS WORD, win PRIZE shown for that same BONUS WORD. The PUZZLE, STAR BONUS, and each of the BONUS WORDS are played separately. Only the highest prize won in the PUZZLE will be paid.

    STAR BONUS: Reveal one or more "STAR" symbols in the STAR BONUS area, win prize shown in the STAR BONUS LEGEND for that same total number of "STAR" symbols found in the STAR BONUS area.

    A DOUBLER won in the PUZZLE does not multiply any prizes won in the BONUS WORDS or STAR BONUS.
  2. The price of tickets: Thirty dollars ($30.00), or as otherwise set by the Administrator.
  3. The prize structure including the number and value of prizes and the odds on each prize are as follows:
     
    PRIZE AMOUNT APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF PRIZES ODDS OF WINNING
    $30 64,000 1:5
    $50 16,000 1:20
    $60 1,440 1:223
    $100 1,584 1:203
    $150 12,784 1:26
    $250 2,864 1:112
    $500 69 1:4,638
    $1,000 18 1:17,778
    $25,000 2 1:160,000
    $500,000 3 1:106,667

    Odds and prize statements are based on initial game prize structure and may vary over the life of the game. Entry or non-entry of SUPER MEGA STAR CROSSWORD tickets to the Lottery Super 2nd Chance drawings does not affect the prize structure of the SUPER MEGA STAR CROSSWORD game.

  4. The frequency of drawings: There are no drawings in the SUPER MEGA STAR 2 CROSSWORD game, however, for a period of time, at the discretion of the Lottery Division Administrator SUPER MEGA STAR CROSSWORD tickets may count towards entry in Lottery Super 2nd Chance drawings. The Wisconsin Lottery will not be responsible for any neglect, failure or omission on the part of the U.S. Postal Service or any other delivery/courier service used to deliver a player's Super 2nd Chance Drawing mailing to the Wisconsin Lottery. The Lottery assumes no responsibility or liability for Super 2nd Chance tickets that are lost, or destroyed or otherwise disqualified from participation in a drawing when such tickets are in the control of the Lottery. All tickets sent to the Wisconsin Lottery to enter the Super 2nd Chance drawings become property of the Wisconsin Lottery and will not be returned. Only tickets sent to and received at the correct address for entry into the Super 2nd Chance drawing will be eligible for the Super 2nd Chance drawing.
  5. The method of selecting winners: There is one (1) crossword PUZZLE, two (2) BONUS WORDS and one (1) STAR BONUS on each SUPER MEGA STAR CROSSWORD ticket. The PUZZLE, STAR BONUS, and each BONUS WORD are played separately.

    The holder of a ticket where the letters in the uncovered YOUR 20 LETTERS box match the letters in the PUZZLE to complete three (3) or more complete WORDS shall win the prize shown in the PRIZE LEGEND for that same number of complete WORDS. The holder of a ticket where the letters in the uncovered YOUR 20 LETTERS box match the letters in the PUZZLE to complete three (3) or more complete WORDS, and where one (1) of those completed WORDS has a "STARBURST !" play symbol imaged in place of one (1) of the letter spots within that WORD, shall win two (2) TIMES the prize amount shown in the PRIZE LEGEND for that same number of complete WORDS.

    The holder of a ticket where the letters in the uncovered YOUR 20 LETTERS box match the letters in the BONUS WORD 1 play area to complete the entire BONUS WORD shall win the prize shown in the uncovered BONUS WORD 1 PRIZE play spot.

    The holder of a ticket where the letters in the uncovered YOUR 20 LETTERS box match the letters in the BONUS WORD 2 play area to complete the entire BONUS WORD shall win the prize shown in the uncovered BONUS WORD 2 PRIZE play spot.

    The possible complete WORDS on the ticket will be shown in the PUZZLE. The possible complete BONUS WORDS will be shown in the BONUS WORD play areas. Each possible complete WORD consists of three (3) or more letters and fills a complete word space. Each possible complete BONUS WORD consists of six (6) letters and fills a complete BONUS WORD space. Letters in the crossword puzzle combined to form a complete WORD must appear in a continuous horizontal (from left to right) or vertical (from top to bottom) sequence in a word space in the crossword puzzle, and must completely fill that word space. Letters in BONUS WORD 1 combined to form a complete BONUS WORD must appear in a continuous vertical (from top to bottom) sequence, and must completely fill the BONUS WORD 1 word space. Letters in BONUS WORD 2 combined to form a complete BONUS WORD must appear in a continuous vertical (from top to bottom) sequence, and must completely fill the BONUS WORD 2 word space. A word within a complete WORD or BONUS WORD such as “plan” within “planet” is not a complete WORD or BONUS WORD, since it does not completely fill the word space. Each "STARBURST !" play symbol within the crossword 3 PUZZLE is a free match and counts as a matched letter in that possible complete WORD. Letters forming a word filling a complete word space can only be used to form one (1) complete WORD or BONUS WORD. Letters forming a word filling a complete word space can only be used to form one (1) complete WORD or BONUS WORD (e.g. – "base" and "ball" within "baseball" are considered only one complete word). Complete WORDS cannot be formed on any crossword puzzle by linking letters diagonally, or by reading the letters from right to left or bottom to top. A complete BONUS WORD cannot be formed by reading from bottom to top. The YOUR 20 LETTERS play area must contain all of the letters in a possible complete WORD in order to form that WORD. The YOUR 20 LETTERS play area must contain all of the letters in a possible complete BONUS WORD in order to form that BONUS WORD.

    A winning PUZZLE can win only the highest prize shown in the PUZZLE LEGEND for that same winning pattern in the PUZZLE, as previously described in these features and procedures; or, if a "STARBURST !" play symbol is imaged in place of one (1) of the letter spots within one (1) of the completed WORDS in the PUZZLE as previously described in these features and procedures, two (2) TIMES the highest prize shown in the PUZZLE LEGEND for that same winning pattern, as previously described in these features and procedures.

    The holder of a ticket showing exactly one (1) "STAR" play symbol in the STAR BONUS play area shall win thirty dollars ($30). The holder of a ticket showing exactly two (2) "STAR" play symbols in the STAR BONUS play area shall win sixty dollars ($60). The holder of a ticket showing exactly three (3) "STAR" play symbols in the STAR BONUS play area shall win one hundred dollars ($100). The holder of a ticket showing exactly four (4) "STAR" play symbols in the STAR BONUS play area shall win two hundred and fifty dollars ($250). The holder of a ticket showing exactly five (5) "STAR" play symbols in the STAR BONUS play area shall win five hundred dollars ($500). A winning STAR BONUS play area can only win the highest prize shown in the STAR BONUS LEGEND for that same total number of "STAR" play symbols revealed in the STAR BONUS play area.

    A DOUBLER won in the PUZZLE does not apply to any prize won in any BONUS WORD or in the STAR BONUS play area.
  6. The method of making payments to winners:
    1. Submission of the original ticket (not a copy), as provided below, shall be the sole method of claiming a prize.
    2. Payment of prizes under six hundred dollars ($600) may be made by presenting the ticket for validation and payment to any Wisconsin Lottery retailer by the claim deadline under 6(G).
    3. The original winning ticket must be signed by a single human being. For-profit and non-profit entities, trusts, and other non-human beings are not eligible to play or claim a prize in this game. Payment of any prize totaling six hundred dollars ($600) or more requires the claimant to provide his or her Social Security number, his or her Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or a properly 4 completed IRS Form W-8BEN (i.e. a Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting). Payment of any prize totaling one hundred ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred ninety-nine dollars ($199,999) or less may be made by either 1) signing the back of the original winning ticket, completing a Lottery claim form and presenting it in person to any Lottery office for validation and payment by the claim deadline under section 6(G), or 2) by signing the back of the original winning ticket, completing a Lottery claim form and mailing it for validation and payment to Lottery Headquarters in Madison. If claiming a prize by mail, the original winning ticket and Lottery claim form must be mailed to Lottery Headquarters in Madison in a properly addressed envelope with the postage duly prepaid by the claim deadline under section 6(G). Payment of any prize totaling two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) or more must be made by signing the back of the original winning ticket, completing a Lottery claim form and presenting it in person to the Lottery Headquarters in Madison for validation and payment by the claim deadline under section 6(G). Personal appearance at the Lottery headquarters in Madison may be waived at the Lottery Division Administrator's sole discretion.
    4. Tickets are void if stolen, unissued, mutilated, altered, counterfeit, or otherwise fail validation tests. The Lottery at its sole discretion reserves the right to pay any mutilated ticket based upon the facts and circumstances of the particular claim. Such action by the Lottery is final and non-reviewable.
    5. Tickets are void if misprinted. "Misprinted" means any mistake or difference from the original ticket or game specifications of any kind in the printing, manufacturing, packaging or other processing related to the production or distribution of the ticket caused by the raw materials, processes or handling of the ticket until its ultimate sale to the consumer/player. "Misprinted" includes but is not limited to the tickets being unreadable, misregistered, defective, or multiply printed. Also, "misprinted" includes errors in the computer software, computer hardware, code or programming of the game regardless of whether the errors were imbedded or caused by human action relating to any of the matters mentioned in this paragraph. The Lottery at its sole discretion reserves the right to pay any such "misprinted" ticket based upon the facts and circumstances of the particular claim. Such action by the Lottery is final and non-reviewable.
    6. All tickets sent to the Wisconsin Lottery for the purpose of redemption become property of the Lottery and will not be returned.
    7. The holder of a winning SUPER MEGA STAR CROSSWORD ticket must claim the prize, in accordance with sections 6(B) or 6(C), within one hundred eighty (180) calendar days after game's end date or the prize shall be forfeited. If claiming a prize by mail, the postage prepaid envelope containing the original winning ticket and Lottery claim form must be postmarked on or before the one hundred eighty (180) day deadline. The envelope containing the original winning ticket and Lottery claim form must be received by the Wisconsin Lottery Headquarters in Madison within fourteen (14) calendar days after the one hundred eighty (180) day deadline or the prize shall be forfeited. In the event that the Governor declares a state-wide emergency or similar unforeseen circumstance occurs, the one hundred eighty (180) day deadline may be extended in the sole discretion of the Wisconsin Lottery Division Administrator.
    8. Pursuant to Wisconsin's Open Records law (sec. 19.31-19.39 Wis. Stats.), the Lottery is required to disclose a winner's name, place of residence and, if acquired, likeness. If a player wins and claims a prize, the Lottery may use his or her name, likeness and place of residence without compensation for any purpose. Upon claiming a prize, a winner waives any claims against the Lottery and its representatives for any and all liability which may result from the disclosure or use of such information.
    9. Prize payments are subject to the provisions of sec. 565.30 Wis. Stats.

 

 

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