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Terms of Use

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Lottery Subscription Purchase and Cancellation Policy
  3. Privacy and Security
  4. Identity Verification
  5. Account Registration
  6. Subscription Creation
  7. Group Plays
  8. Payment of Prizes
  9. Definitions

I. Introduction

These terms and conditions (referred to as "terms") are presented to you so you may understand the purpose of this Maine Lottery subscription management website (referred to as the "Site") and its associated service(s). These terms represent the parameters under which you can use the Site. You should read these terms carefully before registering a new account with the Maine Lottery. It is also advisable that you print these terms and keep them handy along with all confirmation emails, transaction data, and other correspondence about your subscription. In order to register an account, you must agree to these terms. The Maine Lottery reserves the right to revise these terms at any time. If the terms are revised, they will be provided to the Site and you will be required to acknowledge them again. Your access to and continued use of the Site and the services of the Site is viewed as your acceptance of these terms and any revised terms. The most current terms will always be available on the Site.

In addition to the above, except in the event of a conflict (in such a case these terms will control), the terms and conditions and/or terms of service in effect for all Maine Lottery websites, including, but not limited to the Site and MaineLottery.com are hereby incorporated by reference and apply to the Lottery Subscription portion of the website.

For the purposes of these terms, "the Lottery" means the Maine State Lottery including its agents, contractors, vendors, and parties involved in the creation of this Site, the provision of the services through the Site, and its functionality.

II. Lottery Subscription Purchase and Cancellation Policy

The Lottery strives to offer various methods (subject to compliance with applicable regulations) for creating a subscription for you register with the Lottery on the Site. Please read and understand the disclosures below before proceeding with any activity on the Site. The sections that follow describe the details that are important to know when using the Lottery Subscription services this Site offers.

  1. The Site permits an eligible player to select Plays for specified Draw Games for a number of consecutive drawings over a stated period of time (a "Subscription Purchase");
  2. To make a Subscription selection, a player must register on the Site;
  3. To register, the player must:
    1. be at least 18 years of age;
    2. be a resident of Maine and
    3. be a resident of the United States;
  4. To make a Subscription selection, a player must:
    1. have a registration in good standing; and
  5. All subscriptions are subject to these terms and to the game rules for the Draw Game(s) Plays that are selected and purchased;
  6. Subscription Purchases are non-refundable unless approved by the Lottery
  7. Subscription purchases cannot be cancelled except by the Lottery
  8. Subscriptions cannot be sold or transferred to anyone
  9. The Lottery may change the purchase price for Subscriptions at any time in accordance with Maine law and the Lottery's rules
  10. The Lottery reserves the right to stop the sale Subscriptions on the Site at any time.

III. Privacy and Security

The Lottery's Privacy and Legal Policy for the Site and it website, generally, can be found at the following link: http://www.maine.gov/portal/policies/index.html

IV. Identity Verification

In order to create a subscription on the Site, you must first register on the Site. As part of the registration process, we will ask you for additional information so we can verify your age and identity.

You must also be physically located within Maine's borders to create a subscription on the Site and you will be asked to verify that when you register. Your use of the Site means you are consenting to our use of technologies to verify your age and identity.

It is a violation of these terms to make to create a subscription on the Site from outside the State of Maine. If it is determined that you have made a purchase of a subscription from outside the State of Maine, the Lottery reserves the right to deem any purchases made invalid, pay no prizes, or even reclaim prizes paid under these circumstances. The player forfeits all claims to any prizes won while playing from outside the State of Maine with a subscription. If it was determined that you made a purchase from outside the State of Maine, you may also be subject to other account actions, such as account closure, at the Lottery's discretion.

V. Account Registration

  1. To participate with the subscriptions system, a player must submit the following information to the Site to create an account:
    1. Display name
    2. Email address
    3. Password
    4. First name
    5. Last name
    6. Street address
    7. City and state
    8. County
    9. Zip code
    10. Phone number
    11. Cell Phone number
    12. Date of birth
    13. Last four (4) digits of the player's social security number
    14. Security question
  2. After a player has submitted the required information and their information has been verified, the Lottery Subscription Provider, on behalf of the Lottery, will send a welcome email to the player from the subscription system.
  3. The player will be required to acknowledge receipt of the account activation email in order to complete the registration process.
  4. A registration may be rejected by the Lottery if the player does not provide all of the information required by this section, is not a resident of the Maine and the United States, is under 18 years of age or the Lottery cannot verify that the person is 18 years of age or older.
  5. If the player is found to have fraudulently created an account or made a purchase, the Lottery reserves the right to deem any purchases made invalid, pay no prizes, or even reclaim prizes paid under these circumstances and the player forfeits all claims to any prizes won while playing with invalid information. In this event, players may also be subject to other account actions, such as account closure, at the Lottery's discretion.
  6. The player will receive an email notification after each change made to his or her personal information on the Site. Players are responsible for monitoring their accounts. Players must immediately notify the Lottery in the event of suspicious or inaccurate activities.

VI. Subscription Creation

  1. Players will have access to enter their subscriptions for the following five (5) games:

    1. Powerball;
    2. Mega Millions;
    3. Megabucks;
    4. Hot Lotto; and
    5. Lucky for Life
  2. To create a subscription, a player must select the Draw Game, the type of play (group or individual), the desired draw numbers or Easy Pick, and the number of weeks of the Subscription (up to one year). Once the subscription is created and confirmed by a player, the numbers selected may not be changed.
  3. Following the players login, the player will select their game and associated numbers to play and number of draws. Following the selection process, the player must update their shopping cart and proceed to checkout, followed by a save and print feature. This will provide the player a prepopulated subscription form with their subscription information. Upon clicking on a Save and print feature, the form will print with a bar code positioned near the top, from their personal computer and is ready for mailing to the Maine Lottery along with their form of payment.
  4. Upon receipt of the form by the Maine Lottery, the bar code is scanned or keyed confirming the subscriber information and purchase request.
  5. Once the subscription purchase is completed, the player may not change any of the player selected draw numbers throughout the duration of the Subscription period. Any amount paid to the Lottery for a Subscription Purchase is nonrefundable.
  6. The purchase of a Subscription Purchase will be denied if the player does not provide all of the required information or if the purchase is not being made from within the State of Maine.
  7. If the Subscription Purchase is accepted by the Lottery, the player will receive a purchase receipt email from the Lottery. It is the player's responsibility to contact the Lottery if he or she does not receive a purchase receipt email or if the player believes an error has occurred.
  8. If a payment attempt is denied by a bank for insufficient funds, or if the bank account was closed or for any other reason the Lottery does not receive the funds, the Lottery may charge the player a fee of $30.00 and cancel the purchase. The player authorizes the Lottery to withhold any amounts owed to the Lottery by the Player.
  9. When you win prizes from purchases made on the Site, you are legally obligated to account to the relevant tax authorities to the extent required by law.
  10. The Lottery may terminate subsequent Plays included in a Subscription Purchase if the Draw Game for which the Subscription Purchase was purchased was changed so as to make the Play ineffective. In such event, the player may elect to receive a refund of the value of remaining Plays after the refund is credited to the Deposit account or apply the value of the remaining plays to the player's Deposit account.
  11. The subscription service provider will make every attempt to ensure transactions are processed. However, if there are system problems or other problems, the Lottery, its designees, agents, contractors, and vendors will not be liable for the failure of an individual Play being processed. In the event a Subscription Play is missed, the Subscription Purchase will be extended by the number of Plays missed or a credit will be granted.
  12. Subscription Purchases may not be transferred to another player.

VII. Group Plays

See Section VI, Subscription Creation for general terms in addition to the following terms:

  1. A. To create a subscription for a Group, the group must define and appoint a Group Manager. The Group Manager must indicate the number of persons in the Group and list the name (first and last) of each member of the Group.
  2. The Group Manager must verify that each Group member is 18 years of age or older. Group members who are under the age of 18 forfeit the right to any prizes won by the Group and their portion will be treated as an unclaimed prize by the Lottery. Should that situation occur, the Lottery will divide the total amount of prize winnings equally among the total number of Group members (including any Group members under the age of 18) to determine the forfeited prize amount.
  3. All members of the Group must be eligible to purchase Lottery tickets. Any members of the group not eligible to purchase Lottery tickets forfeit the right to any prizes won by the Group and will be treated as an unclaimed prize by the Lottery. Should that situation occur, the Lottery will divide the total amount of prize winnings equally among the total number of Group members (including any Group members under the age of 18) to determine the forfeited prize amount.
  4. Once a Group subscription is created, the Group Manager may not change or delete members of the Group.
  5. A Group Manager is solely responsible for disbursing any prizes less than $600 won by the Group to Group members. The Lottery and its designees, agents, vendors and contractors have no liability with respect to such disbursement. Prizes of $600 and above require compliance with the Lottery claims process.

VIII. Payment of Prizes

  1. Subject to applicable law, if a prize of less than $600 and more than $4 or $5 depending on the draw game is won by a player from a subscription created on the Site, a player will be notified by email and the amount won will be mailed in a form a check to the address listed in the player's subscription account.
  2. If a prize of $600 or more is won by a player from a subscription created on the Site, the player will be notified by email and the player will be required to submit a claim form to the Lottery as described above. The player will not be entitled to the prize until the completed claim form is submitted to the Lottery and the claim is validated by the Lottery. Players must provide information and appropriate identification documentation required through the claims process.
  3. Winnings of $600 and greater must be claimed no later than the end of the Lottery's business day (standard local time), on or before the 364th day of the drawing for the specified Play.

IX. Definitions

  1. "Account Activation Email" means the electronic correspondence sent to a player from the Lottery confirming that the player has successfully registered an account on the Site.
  2. "Claim Form" means the claim form that must be completed by the player and submitted to the Lottery to claim a prize of $600 or more arising from a subscription created on the Site.
  3. "Draw Games" means any of the following Lottery games conducted by the Lottery: Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Megabucks®, Hot Lotto® and Lucky for Life®.
  4. "Easy Pick" means the option for a player to have Draw Game numbers randomly selected by the lottery gaming system.
  5. "Effective Start Date" means the first drawing date for which a Subscription is effective.
  6. "End Date" means the last drawing date for which a Subscription is effective.
  7. "Player Selected Draw Numbers" means the numbers selected by the player for each subscription created.
  8. "Group" means two or more individuals sharing a subscription created on the Site.
  9. "Group Manager" means the individual designated on a Group subscription as the person acting on behalf of the Group.
  10. "Identity Verification" refers to the process by which information collected from the player is compared against public records to verify the person exists and is 18 or over.
  11. "Lottery" or Maine Lottery means the Maine State Lottery.
  12. "Purchase Receipt Email" means the electronic correspondence sent to the player from the Lottery confirming plays for each Draw Game subscription created on the Site, the effective start date of the Plays, the end date for each Play, and the Draw Game numbers selected for each Play.
  13. "Site" means subscription site on www.MaineLottery.com.
  14. "Subscription Play" or "Play" means a play for a Draw Game subscription created on the Site.
  15. "Subscription Purchase" means a purchase of a subscription created on the Site for Draw Game Plays for a number of consecutive drawings over a stated period of time.