Scratchers 2nd Chance Official Rules
Two weekly winners of $25,000, five weekly winners of $5,000 and twenty-five weekly winners of $1,000 for each Scratchers 2nd Chance drawing.
How to Enter
All registered 2nd Chance players who purchase one or more eligible non-winning Scratchers tickets can enter each eligible code at Scratchers 2nd Chance. Players must login to their existing 2nd Chance account or create an account at CA Lottery in order to submit a code. Drawing participants may not enter more than 500 codes for all 2nd Chance drawings per calendar month based on the Submission Limitation Policy. Learn more about the Submission Limitation Policy.
Scratchers 2nd Chance Drawings will take place in accordance with Lottery Regulations and procedures. Alternate winners will be chosen per drawing in the event a selected entry is not valid. In no event will Scratchers 2nd Chance entries be accepted after a Scratchers game’s 2nd Chance entry deadline.
All timely entries are eligible for at least one Scratchers 2nd Chance drawing: a weekly pool draw. Certain Scratchers tickets may also have additional promotional drawings.
Weekly pool drawings occur on a continuous basis, meaning the entry deadline for one pool drawing is immediately followed by the beginning of a new pool drawing entry period. Eligible entries received after a pool draw entry deadline will automatically be entered into the pool for the next drawing. Entries are eligible for only one pool drawing.
How to Win
Entry deadlines and details will be posted on the Lottery website. Entry deadlines are subject to change by the Lottery. The Lottery will randomly select winners from the eligible internet entries received for each Scratchers 2nd Chance Weekly Pool Drawing. Scratchers 2nd Chance winners’ names from each drawing will be posted on the Lottery website. Using the contact information provided to the Lottery by the player at registration, the Lottery will notify each winner by e-mail to login into their account for “important information.” Players must provide their true, full legal name when registering for the 2nd Chance program in order to be eligible for any prizes. Any change in name, whether due to marriage or otherwise, must be reflected on the Lottery’s registration page prior to the drawing in order to be eligible for any prize. Only the person identified by name as the Winner on the Lottery website at the time the Winner’s name is posted, which is supplied by the player during registration, may claim the prize from the Lottery. Persons who register with fictitious names will be ineligible to win any prize. Upon login to the Lottery’s website, the winner will be notified of the winning prize. Winners must submit a Winner Claim Form in accordance with Lottery Regulations and procedures. Players may not win more than one prize in each drawing.
Eligibility and Participation
Participants must be 18-years of age or older. In addition, participants must meet eligibility requirements at the time of the program drawing. To enter Scratchers 2nd Chance drawings, participants must register as a player on the Lottery website. When registering, participants must provide a valid California address and enter submissions from a location within California to be eligible for Scratchers 2nd Chance drawings. In addition, participants must provide true and current information. Failure to provide participant’s full legal name at registration will make participant ineligible to receive prizes from the California Lottery. In Scratchers 2nd Chance Draws, only the person identified by name as the Winner on the Lottery website at the time the Winner’s name is posted, which is supplied by the player during registration, may claim the prize from the California Lottery. Any change in name, whether due to marriage or otherwise, must be reflected on the Lottery’s registration page prior to the drawing in order to be eligible for any prize. Persons who register with fictitious names will be ineligible to win any prize. Scratchers 2nd Chance is not open to certain Lottery vendors or employees of the California Lottery, their agents, and their family members residing in the same household.
The odds of winning any prize vary based on the total number of entries that are received and the total number of entries each player submits. Players may not win more than one prize in each drawing.
Participants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules in addition to state and federal law and California Lottery Regulations. Proof of age, eligibility, and identity must be furnished upon request. Participants agree to the Lottery’s use of their name, photo, likeness, and hometown for advertising and publicity purposes, without compensation. All taxes are the responsibility of the winner. By participating in the program, and/or accepting any prize or promotional award, participants agree to and do release and hold harmless the California Lottery and its commissioners, employees, agents, and officers from any claim, demand, judgment, award, and/or any liability of any kind whatsoever. The Lottery reserves the right to modify or terminate this program at any time. In the event of a conflict, these Official Rules supersede any applicable general rules or advertisements of the Lottery.
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