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August 2, 2021
FEATURES AND PROCEDURES
THE GAME OF LIFE TM
(Instant Scratch Game # 2418)
  1. Theme and name of the game: THE GAME OF LIFE. Scratch SPIN 1 to reveal your first SPIN. Starting on “START” on the game board, move forward the same number of spaces as shown in SPIN 1 and scratch ONLY the space you land on. (Count “START CAREER” as the first space; e.g. If SPIN 1 is a 3, then move three spaces and scratch only “RENT AN APARTMENT.”) Scratch SPIN 2 to reveal your second SPIN. Starting on the scratched space you landed on after SPIN 1, move forward the number of spaces as shown in SPIN 2 and scratch ONLY the space you land on. (e.g. If you landed on “RENT AN APARTMENT” after SPIN 1, and SPIN 2 is a 5, then move five spaces and scratch only “NEW BABY.”) Follow this procedure for the remaining SPINs, making sure each time to start from the space you landed on in the previous SPIN. NOTE: Stop scratching after revealing a play spot corresponding to all six SPINs; a game may not make it all the way to the END of the game board. If you revealed 2 matching play symbols (one each in any two spaces) using the above instructions, win prize shown in the PRIZE LEGEND for that same symbol. See PRIZE LEGEND on the back of the ticket. If you landed on a "PAY DAY" spacee, win that prize amount instantly. A prize is won for each "PAY DAY" space you land on.
  2. The price of tickets: Three dollars ($3.00), 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
    $3 147,200 1:7
    $5 54,400 1:18
    $10 22,400 1:43
    $20 16,000 1:61
    $40 7,745 1:124
    $50 3,448 1:279
    $100 21 1:45,715
    $500 3 1:320,000
    $1,000 2 1:480,000
    $3,000 3 1:320,000
    $30,000 2 1:480,000

    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 THE GAME OF LIFE tickets to the Lottery Super 2nd Chance drawings does not affect the prize structure of the THE GAME OF LIFE game.

  4. The frequency of drawings: There are no drawings in the THE GAME OF LIFE game, however, for a period of time, at the discretion of the Lottery Division Administrator THE 2 GAME OF LIFE 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: The method of selecting winners: Each THE GAME OF LIFE ticket contains a YOUR SPINS play area containing 6 (six) separate SPINs labeled SPIN 1 through SPIN 6 and a THE GAME OF LIFE game board play area containing 26 (twenty-six) separate and individually labeled spaces.

    Each SPIN play symbol (imaged as a number) in the YOUR SPINS play area must be played in consecutive order starting with SPIN 1. Starting on the “START CAREER” space of the THE GAME OF LIFE game board play area and moving around the board in a continuous successive pattern (in the direction indicated by the arrows), the player of the ticket counts the same number of spaces as shown in the uncovered SPIN 1 play spot. (The “START CAREER” space is counted as the first space, the “THROW A PARTY” space as the second, and so on.) The last space counted (or “landed on,” as referenced in the ticket play instructions) is the starting point for SPIN 2. Starting on that space and moving along the board, through the path indicated by the arrows, the player of the ticket counts the same number of spaces as shown in the uncovered SPIN 2 play spot. The last space counted is the starting point for SPIN 3. Starting on that space and moving along the board, on the path indicated by the arrows, the player of the ticket counts the same number of spaces as shown in the uncovered SPIN 3 play spot. This process is repeated for SPINs 4 through 6, noting that after each successive SPIN the player must start on the space “landed on” after the previous SPIN.

    For example, if SPIN 1 is a 3, then the player will move three (3) spaces and scratch only “RENT AN APARTMENT.” Then, if SPIN 2 is a 5, the player will move five (5) spaces and scratch only “NEW BABY.” The player will then start on "NEW BABY" and move the number of spaces indicated by SPIN 3, and so forth.

    The holder of a ticket showing two (2) “SUN” play symbols, or two (2) “RAINBOW" play symbols, or two (2) “TREE” play symbols, or two (2) “KITE” play symbols, or two (2) “RING” play symbols, or two (2) “WEDDING” play symbols, or two (2) “DIPLOMA” play symbols, or two (2) “SHOPPING” play symbols, or two (2) "STORE” play symbols, or two (2) “RV” play symbols, or two (2) “BANK” play symbols in the uncovered "landed on" spaces shall win the prize amount shown in the PRIZE LEGEND corresponding to that same winning symbol. Only play symbols revealed by being "landed on" as previously described in the features and procedures can be used to make a pair of matching symbols to win the corresponding prize in the PRIZE LEGEND.

    Each individual space counting toward a prize must be "landed on" in order to count as a match (e.g. A player must "land on" both spaces with matching play symbols (in separate SPINS)), as previously described in these features and procedures.

    The holder of a ticket where a "PAY DAY" space is "landed on" (as previously described in these features and procedures) shall win the corresponding prize shown in that same uncovered "PAY DAY" space. A prize is won for each "PAY DAY" space that is "landed on", as previously described in these features and procedures.
     
  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 completed IRS Form W-8BEN (i.e. a Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting) by the claim deadline under section 6(G). 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. Until such time as a signature is placed upon a ticket in the area designated for signature, a ticket shall be owned (held) by the bearer of the ticket. When a signature is placed on the ticket in the place designated, the person whose signature appears in the area shall be the owner (holder) of the ticket and shall be entitled (subject to validation requirements) to any prize attributable thereto.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. All tickets sent to the Wisconsin Lottery for the purpose of redemption become property of the Lottery and will not be returned. All tickets winning $600 or more that are submitted in person to a Lottery office for the purpose of redemption will not be returned after the signed ticket is received by the Lottery. Signed, unpaid tickets winning $599 or less that are submitted in person to a Lottery office may be returned at the sole discretion of the Lottery. No winning ticket will be returned once the prize for that ticket has been paid by a Lottery office, regardless of the winning amount. Non-winning tickets that are submitted in person to a Lottery office may be returned at the sole discretion of the Lottery.
    8. The holder of a winning THE GAME OF LIFE 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 in person at a Lottery Validations Office, the original winning ticket and Lottery claim form must be received by the Lottery within one hundred eighty (180) calendar days after game's end date. 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 Validations Office in Madison within fourteen (14) calendar days after the one hundred eighty (180) day deadline or the prize shall be forfeited. All required claimant information must be received by the Wisconsin Lottery Validations Office 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 at the sole discretion of the Wisconsin Lottery Division Administrator.
    9. 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.
    10. Any player violating these Features and Procedures is ineligible to win a prize.
    11. Prize payments are subject to the provisions of sec. 565.30 Wis. Stats.

 

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