GPM Investments, LLC Win A Fortune $1,000,000 Online and Scratch Card Game

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

 

ELIGIBILITY: The GPM Investments, LLC Win a Fortune $1,000,000 Online and Scratch Card Game (the “Game”) is open only to legal residents of CT, DE, MD, NC, PA, SC, TN & VA (“Eligibility Area”), 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Officers, managers, employees and agents of GPM Investments, LLC (“Sponsor”) and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and production agencies (all such individuals and entities collectively referred to herein as the “Game Entities”), and the immediate family members (spouse, children, parents, siblings and their spouses) and persons living in the same household of each such person are not eligible to enter or win. Eligibility may be verified at any time.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  By participating in the Game, you unconditionally accept to agree and to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and all decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Game.  Game is void outside CT, DE, MD, NC, PA, SC, TN & VA, and where prohibited. 

 

GAME PERIOD:  The Game begins January 7, 2015, at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and is scheduled to end June 30, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET, or when all three million (3,000,000) Game Pieces have been distributed, whichever occurs first (the “Game Period”).  The Sponsor’s database computer is the official time-keeping device for the Game.  If the Game ends early, notices will be posted in participating store locations in the Eligibility Area, and online at www.WIN1MM.COM.

 

HOW TO OBTAIN A GAME PIECE:   During the Game Period, there are two ways to receive a scratch card (“Game Piece”) in a Store. METHOD 1: You can receive (1) one Game Piece, while supplies last, with each purchase of any item marked as a “Win a Fortune” item or otherwise specifically marked as being an item for which you can receive a Game Piece (“Eligible Items”).  A person who purchases more than one Eligible Item is entitled to receive (1) Game Piece for each Eligible Item purchased.  METHOD 2: You can receive (1) Game Piece with the purchase of fuel at a Store.  Each method of receiving a Game Piece is valid at any participating Sponsor location in the Eligibility Area (Fas mart®, Shore Stop®, Cigarette City, Scotchman Stores®, Youngs, Li’l Cricket, Breadbox and Quick & Easy Everyday Shop & Cafe®) (collectively, “Stores”).  Certain Sponsor stores may not be participating in the Game.  The Eligible Items may change from time to time during the Game Period.

 

To obtain a Game Piece without purchase of any Eligible Item or fuel (also commonly known as alternate method of entry AMOE), mail a legibly handwritten, self-addressed, stamped envelope (“SASE”) with sufficient postage and a return address, including first and last name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code to: GPM Investments, LLC Win a Fortune $1,000,000 Online and Scratch Card Game, P.O. Box 17554, Greenville, SC 29606.  DO NOT SEND ANY GAME PIECES, COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS TO THIS ADDRESS.  Limit one (1) request per outer mailing envelope.  Mail-in requests, including both outer envelope and SASE, must be handwritten.  Requests must be postmarked by the end of the Game Period, and received within seven (7) days thereafter, and will be honored while supplies last.  Requests that are sent in business reply envelopes, that utilize address labels or stickers (for any address), that are photocopied, hand-stamped, computer-generated or otherwise mechanically or digitally produced or reproduced, that are not mailed in separate outer stamped mailing envelopes, or that otherwise fail to comply with these Official Rules, will not be honored, acknowledged or returned, and the persons submitting such requests will forfeit any corresponding postage and unused envelopes.  Sponsor is not liable for any entries lost by the United States Post Office.

 

HOW TO PLAY AND WIN:  There are two ways to play.  (1) Instant-win scratch off with Game Pieces for a chance to win one-dollar ($1.00) in cash and other lower level discount prizes and coupons and (2) Online for a chance at winning a one million dollar prize opportunity payable in annual installments of $25,000 per year over 40 years, with your Game Piece being eligible for both the instant-win portion of the Game and one entry into the online portion of the Game.

 

1.    Instant-Win Scratch Card Game.   Gently and carefully rub three (and only three) of the nine scratch-off areas indicated on the Game Piece to reveal three matching prizes of the following:  $1.00 in cash (denoted by “$1”), $0.50 off Coca-Cola bottled products (excluding fountain) (denoted by “50˘ off Coke”), $0.50 off Lays products (denoted by “50˘ off Lays”), $0.50 off Pepsi bottled products (excluding fountain) (denoted by “50˘ off Pepsi”), $0.50 off 80 count Royal Brand Wipes (denoted by “50˘ off Wipes”), free 16 oz coffee (denoted by “Free Coffee”), free 16.9 oz Nestle Pure Life Water (denoted by “Free NPL Water”), or free Game Piece (denoted by “Free Ticket”).  You must rub only the allowed number of areas.  If more than the allowed areas have been rubbed or revealed in any way, the Game Piece is void for the instant-win scratch off game.  Coupons revealed on the Game Piece are only valid at Sponsor stores and have no cash value.  No beverage or food company mentioned or depicted in any advertising relating to the Game is a sponsor of or associated in any way with the Game.

 

If the prizes in all three of the scratched-off areas of your Game Piece match and you have otherwise complied with these Official Rules, you win that prize, subject to validation and these Official Rules. 

 

All instant-win prizes can be claimed by bringing the Game Piece to the cashier at any participating Store on or prior to July 30, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET; except that free Game Pieces will only be available during the Game Period.  Upon surrender and validation of the Game Piece, you will receive your $1.00 in cash, $0.50 off Coca-Cola bottled products, $0.50 off Lays products, $0.50 off Pepsi bottled products, $0.50 off 80 count Royal Brand Wipes, free 16 oz coffee, free 16.9 oz Nestle Pure Life Water, or free Game Piece in the Store.  All Game Pieces and Instant Win prize claims are subject to validation.  Instant win prize claims must be presented in-store by July 30, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET; except that free Game Pieces will only be available until the end of the Game Period.  Note that not all Stores are 24-hour locations and some Stores may close prior to 11:59:59 p.m. on July 30, 2015.

 

2.    Online $1MM Jackpot Prize Game.  Each Game Piece contains a unique alphanumeric code (“Code”).  To reveal your Code, simply scratch off the area on the front of the Game Piece labeled “Scratch Here for Online Code.”  To play the online jackpot portion of the Game (the “Online Game”), with a chance at a one million dollar (payable in annual installments of $25,000 per year over 40 years) prize opportunity, enter the Code from your Game Piece online at www.WIN1MM.COM, together with a valid e-mail address and the other registration information required on such website.  Each unique Code you enter online provides a single chance to play the Online Game which you will play by clicking on the “spin” button of an electronic slot machine.  If you are the winner of the Online Game you will be instantly notified after the Online Game is played and you will receive instructions on how to claim the grand prize, which will require filling-out an online claim form.  Each Code can only be entered online only one (1) time and the Online Game can only be played one time for each Code entered. Any attempt to enter the same Code more than one (1) time or to play the Online Game more than one (1) time with the same Code will be rejected and may result in disqualification.  If you are the winner of the grand prize in the Online Game, you must include valid contact information on the claim form in order for the Sponsor to contact you.  The Online Game can be played until July 30, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET or until there is a potential grand prize winner, whichever occurs first.  Proof of submission is not proof of receipt.  Before surrendering your Game Piece as part of an in-store instant-win prize claim, be sure to keep, photo copy, carefully cut off with scissors (do not try to tear off the code), or write down the Code from your card(s) for your chance to play for the Online Game.

 

For each Code you register online, you may receive one e-mail thanking you for your entry, which e-mail may contain a promotional coupon. 

 

There will not be more than one grand prize winner.  If the grand prize is won, the online portion of the Game will be shut down to further entries.

 

HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE: 

 

$1.00 in cash, $0.50 off Coca-Cola bottled products, $0.50 off Lays products, $0.50 off Pepsi bottled products, $0.50 off 80 count Royal Brand Wipes, free 16 oz coffee, free 16.9 oz Nestle Pure Life Water, or free Game Piece.  Bring your winning Game Piece (with no more than three areas scratched) to the cashier at any participating Store.   Upon surrender and validation of the Game Piece, you will receive your $1.00 in cash, $0.50 off Coca-Cola bottled products, $0.50 off Lays products, $0.50 off Pepsi bottled products, $0.50 off 80 count Royal Brand Wipes, free 16 oz coffee, free 16.9 oz Nestle Pure Life Water, or free Game Piece in the Store.   All Game Pieces and Instant Win prize claims are subject to validation.  Instant win prize claims must be presented in-store by July 30, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET; except that free Game Pieces will only be available until the end of the Game Period.

 

$1,000,000 Instant Win Online Jackpot Game For The Single Grand Prize.  One (1) potential grand prize winning unique number will be randomly seeded in a secure draw server, and each time the Online Game is played the draw server will randomly select a number from the universe of 30,000,000 unique numbers (one of which is the grand prize winning unique number) to determine if that number matches the designated grand winning unique number.  If it does then that player will be immediately notified by the Online Game that such player is the grand prize winner.  Such random placement is being performed by a third party independent of the Sponsor.  If you are notified online that you are the winner of the Online Game, you will be instructed to click through to an online claim form.  Fill in the requested information and submit your claim to be validated.  Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason, or for any entrant who changes his/her e-mail address or cannot be reached through the contact information inputted into the claim form.

 

VALIDATIONS:  All Game materials and submissions are subject to validation.  You are not a winner of the Online Game until your prize claim is validated and you receive official written notification from the Sponsor and/or its designated agent.  Game materials and submissions are void if not legible or completed in full, if not obtained legitimately in accordance with these Official Rules, or if forged, reproduced, duplicated, mutilated, altered, copies, hand-printed, water damaged, tampered with, or if they contain any computer programming, printing, mechanical or typographical errors or any other errors of any kind.  Game Pieces for the scratch card instant win portion of the Game are void if more than three squares on the card are revealed, in whole or in part.  If there are any marks or scratches on the scratch card other than the three revealed matching squares, the Game Piece will be considered void and will not be eligible for any instant-win prize award.  Liability for any defective Game Piece is limited to a replacement Game Piece, if available.  The potential grand prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, and (where legal) a publicity release within 7 days of delivery to his/her address.  Failure to comply when requested may result in disqualification.  If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified.  In the event the potential grand prize winner is disqualified, then the Online Game will be re-opened to players until the earlier of July 30, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET or until there is another potential grand prize winner, whichever occurs first.

 

PRIZES/ODDS:    The following categories of prizes are available to be awarded: 

 

Instant Win Scratch Card Prizes:

 

Prize/Value

No. Available**

Odds***

$1.00 in Cash

3,000,000

1:84

$0.50 of Coca-Cola bottled Products

500,000

1:504

$0.50 off Lays Products

500,000

1:504

$0.50 off Pepsi bottled Products

500,000

1:504

Free 16 oz Coffee

500,000

1:504

$0.50 off 80 count Royal Brand Wipes,

500,000

1:504

Free 16.9 oz Nestle Pure Life Water

500,000

1:504

Free Game Piece

3,000,000

1:84

 

** Each Game Piece has three (3) potential prizes consisting of $1.00 in cash, free Game Piece and one other potential prize.

 

***Each odds statement reflects both the chance of receiving a Game Piece offering the listed prize, as well as the chance of then scratching the necessary combination of boxes on that Game Piece to reveal the listed prize.  Therefore the odds of winning a merchandise discount are 1:84.

 

Online Jackpot Prize (One Prize Available):

 

The chance of winning the grand prize is 1:30,000,000.  The grand prize is $1,000,000 offered as an annuity, payable in annual installments of $25,000 per year for 40 years with no interest.

 

No cash alternative or prize substitutions or transfers will be allowed, except in Sponsor’s discretion; Sponsor may award a substitute of comparable or greater value if any prize listed becomes unavailable for any reason.  Winners are responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes associated with acceptance or use of any prize.   Any prizes not claimed in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded.

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS:  Acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s permission for Sponsor and its designees to use winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation except where prohibited by law.  By participating, you agree that the Game Entities shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Game or any Game-related activity, or from the acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize.  You further acknowledge that the Game Entities have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose

 

No responsibility is assumed for any damage to any computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or otherwise participating in the Game, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures or delays.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, no responsibility is assumed for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, late, or lost, damaged or stolen submissions or prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. 

 

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the operation of the Game or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Game, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. 

 

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant, any on-line entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account submitted at the time of entry, so long as such account holder still meets the eligibility requirements for the Game.  The authorized account holder shall be the natural person to whom the applicable e-mail address has been assigned by the Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. 

 

Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Game, in whole or in part, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Game is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions, or printing errors, copy errors, graphic errors or other unintended circumstances have impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Game as contemplated herein. 

 

Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded.  If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim prizes in excess of the number of each type of prize set forth in these Official Rules, the winners, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such prize(s).  Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy in such circumstances.

By participating in the Game, you agree that (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Game, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to reasonable and actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Game, but in no event attorney's fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, indirect or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for reasonable and actual out-of-pocket expenses.  These rules and any disputes relating hereto are governed by the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws, and by entering you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Henrico County, Virginia, for resolution of any disputes relating to the Game and waive any objection thereto.

WINNER LIST:  To obtain the name of the Online Game grand prize winner, if any, available after August 10, 2015, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to GPM Investments, LLC, Win a Fortune $1,000,000 Online and Scratch Card Game, P.O. Box 17554, Greenville, SC 29606.  All such requests must be received by August 30, 2015. 

 

SPONSOR:  GPM Investments, LLC, 8565 Magellan Parkway, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23227.  No beverage or food company mentioned or depicted in any advertising relating to the Game is a sponsor of or associated in any way with the Game.

 

DATA / WEBSITE:  Upon visiting the Website, you may be given the option to choose to receive promotional messages from the Sponsor; however, your election to do so is optional and will not affect your chances of winning.  Any information you submit will be subject to the Sponsor’s privacy policy posted at http://www.fasmart.com/Privacy_Policy.html.