This Sweepstakes is intended for viewing and participation in the fifty (50) United States and Washington D.C. only and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the fifty (50) United States and Washington D.C. Please do not enter if you are not a legal resident of, and not located in, the fifty (50) United States or Washington D.C. at time of entry. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: Starts April 18, 2022 at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time ("PT") and ends May 16, 2022 at 11:59:59 PM PT (the "Sweepstakes Period").
ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win a prize, you must (a) be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or Washington, D.C. (excluding residents of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories and possessions, and where otherwise prohibited by law), (b) be thirteen (13) years of age or older, and (c) have a valid email address.
Persons in any of the following categories are NOT eligible to participate or win a prize:
any person who, at any time on or after April 18, 2022, was or is a director, officer, agent, representative, or employee of Microsoft Corporation ("Sponsor") or its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, or service agencies, who is directly involved in the planning or execution of the Sweepstakes;
any other individuals engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for the Sweepstakes or engaged in the administration or execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, with the entities listed in 2(a) above, the "Sweepstakes Entities");
persons who are or purport to be immediate family members (defined as biological or step-mother/ father, sister, brother, daughter, son, dependent or spouse of any of the foregoing) of any person in any of the preceding categories, regardless of where they live, or who reside in the same household as any person in any of the preceding categories; and
persons who are current or former professional basketball players and/or coaches who have played or coached at any professional level anywhere in the world, as well as current or former players and/or coaches at the collegiate, junior collegiate, varsity high school or Olympic levels, who have played or coached at that level anywhere in the world within the past five (5) years.
Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. There are five (5) different ways to enter the Sweepstakes:
Enter by redeeming Microsoft Rewards points: During the Sweepstakes Period, Microsoft Rewards account holders may redeem Microsoft Rewards points from the Microsoft Rewards redeem page to gain entry into the Sweepstakes draw as follows:
200 Microsoft Rewards points = 1 Sweepstakes entry
500 Microsoft Rewards points = 5 Sweepstakes entries
1,000 Microsoft Rewards points = 25 Sweepstakes entries
Membership in the Microsoft Rewards Program (the "Program") is subject to the Microsoft Services Agreement (including the "Rewards" section) available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=530144. Visit www.microsoft.com/rewards and follow the links and instructions to create a Microsoft Rewards account ("Account") or log-in to your Account at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2154201. Creating an Account is free of charge.
For details on how to earn points, see the "Rewards" section of the Microsoft Services Agreement available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=530144. To redeem points for Sweepstakes entries, you must ensure that your true first and last name, mailing address, working phone number, and email address are entered in your Account, as well as read and agree to these Official Rules.
Enter by completing an Xbox Punch Card: During the Sweepstakes Period, you may you may earn one (1) Sweepstakes entry by completing all of the activities in the "Score More with Xbox" Punch Card in the Microsoft Rewards app on Xbox (the "App") referencing the "Xbox $1 Million Half Court Shot" Sweepstakes. Such activities will include (among others) game play on the NBA2K22 game on Xbox. Entrants may claim the Sweepstakes entry in the Redeem tab of the App after completing all of the activities specified on the Punch Card. To claim the Sweepstakes entry, you must ensure that your true first and last name, mailing address, working phone number, and email address are entered in your Account, as well as read and agree to these Official Rules. Limit: maximum of one (1) entry per person/Microsoft Rewards account via this method of entry.
Enter on Twitter*: During the Sweepstakes Period, you may you may earn one (1) Sweepstakes entry via Twitter.com ("Twitter"), using your Twitter account, as follows: Tweet a video capture of your game play in the NBA2K22 game, featuring a half court shot, and tag your Tweet with the hashtag "#1MillionXboxShotSweepstakes" (the "Hashtag"). You must include the Hashtag for your Entry to be valid. You do not need to include any other hashtags, but please refrain from tagging any entities other than Xbox in your Tweet. You must be following Xbox (@Xbox) with your account set to "Public" in order to receive a Potential Prize Winner notification if you are selected as a Potential Prize Winner. Your entry may initially be screened by the Sponsor for apparent compliance with these Official Rules. You must retain your video capture in your account for verification if requested by Sponsor. Limit: maximum of one (1) entry per person/Twitter account via this method of entry.
Enter on Instagram*: During the Sweepstakes Period, you may earn one (1) Sweepstakes entry via Instagram.com ("Instagram"), using your Instagram account, as follows: post a video capture of your game play in the NBA2K22 game, featuring a half court shot, and tag your post with the Hashtag "#1MillionXboxShotSweepstakes". You must include the Hashtag for your Entry to be valid. You do not need to include any other hashtags, but please refrain from tagging any entities other than Xbox in your post. You must be following Xbox with your account set to "Public" in order to receive a Potential Prize Winner notification if you are selected as a Potential Prize Winner. Your entry may initially be screened by the Sponsor for apparent compliance with these Official Rules. You must retain your video capture in your account for verification if requested by Sponsor. Limit: maximum of one (1) entry per person/Instagram account via this method of entry.
Enter by mail (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY): On a three inch by five inch (3" x 5") card or piece of paper, hand-print your full name, complete address, phone number (with area code), email address, and date of birth, and mail it to: "XBOX $1 MILLION HALF COURT SHOT" SWEEPSTAKES, Free To Enter", P.O. Box 8554, Big Sandy, TX 75755-8554. For each card received, you will receive twenty-five (25) entries into the Sweepstakes drawing. Requests must be postmarked by May 16, 2022 and received by May 23, 2022.
Only one (1) request per outer postmarked envelope allowed. Entries mechanically reproduced or made in any fashion other than as specified herein are void.
Entries submitted by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means, entries by any means which subvert the entry process and entries made in any fashion other than as specified herein are void. All entries become property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
*For entries submitted via Twitter or Instagram, the following requirements also apply:
Entries (including any text or comment associated with the post or Tweet) must NOT:
disparage any other person, entity or brand;
incorporate any intellectual property, image, or logo owned by a third-party;
contain profanity, or any other lewd, scandalous, immoral, distasteful, or undesirable matter, as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor;
contain any language or material that suggests or promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity; and/or
contain any reference to illegal or illicit themes.
Any Entry which fails to conform with the requirements above may be disqualified in the sole discretion of Sponsor.
Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address, Microsoft Rewards Account, Instagram account, or Twitter account. Any attempt by any entrant to use multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, Microsoft Rewards Accounts, Instagram accounts, Twitter accounts or any other methods in an attempt to defraud the entry process or gain additional entries will void that entrant's entries and entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of disqualification, any prize that entrant might have been otherwise entitled to will not be awarded.
In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the entry will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted with the Program registration. Authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access or online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the registered email address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder. If you do not have Internet access via a personal computer, your local library or Internet café may be able to provide access to the Internet and a number of Internet service providers and other companies offer free email accounts.
RANDOM SWEEPSTAKES DRAW: On May 25, 2022, at approximately 2:00 PM PT, an independent judging organization (the "Sweepstakes Judges") will randomly draw one (1) entry for the Sweepstakes Prize (the "Potential Winner" and, if verified, "Winner") from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The odds of being selected as the Potential Winner depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The Potential Winner will be subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE (one (1) available): The Winner will receive a trip for winner and one (1) guest to New York, New York, including round trip, coach-class air transportation for two (2) people from a major airport near winner’s home (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to New York, New York, one (1) night of accommodations at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, double occupancy hotel room), one (1) prepaid card in the amount of USD $500.00 which Winner may use towards ground transportation, meals, and/or other expenses, two (2) tickets to the New York Liberty basketball game at Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States), scheduled to take place on July 23, 2022, and the opportunity for winner to participate in the "NBA2K Half Court Shot" event at the game (the "Event"), for the opportunity to win the "Event Prize" (as defined below). All elements and timing of the Sweepstakes Prize and Event shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and subject to availability. Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified thereon. Seat locations will be determined by Sponsor. Winner and guest must comply with all venue rules and regulations as well as any required health and safety protocols implemented by the applicable basketball league, the venue, or their designees, as applicable. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from participation in the Event. Sweepstakes Prize will be subject to any and all applicable COVID regulations and restrictions. Winner must be available to travel on the dates determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion or the prize will be forfeited; travel dates expected to take place within July 2022. In the event the Winner cannot travel to New York, New York on the dates designated by Sponsor, Winner may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner provided sufficient time remains prior to travel. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor will make reasonable efforts to select travel times acceptable to Winner. Trip subject to availability and blackout dates. Travel must be round trip. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Sweepstakes, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, additional ground transportation, meals, incidentals, gratuities, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of Winner. Winner and guest will be required to provide a valid major credit card or some other acceptable form of payment, as determined in the hotel's sole discretion upon hotel check-in and all in-room charges, telephone calls, meals, beverages, hotel upgrades, amenities, personal incidentals and any other expenses charged to the Winner's hotel room will be charged to that major valid credit card or deducted from the deposit provided. Unless child of Winner, travel companion must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the Winner. If Winner is an eligible minor, travel companion must be Winner’s parent/legal guardian. Travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. If, in the judgment of Sponsor, air travel is not required due to Winner’s proximity to New York, NY, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at Sponsor’s sole discretion and the difference in value will not be awarded to the Winner. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Sponsor is not responsible if the game, Event, or any portion of the prize package is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of prize may be forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided except as in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winner and guest are responsible for providing all necessary identification and/or travel documents (e.g., REAL ID-compliant license or another acceptable form of identification) required for travel. Sponsor is not responsible for any fees or additional charges resulting from a Winner's or guest's change to itinerary or accommodations. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage. If the Winner becomes disabled or cannot otherwise fully enjoy the trip due to illness, Sponsor shall have the option at its sole discretion of being relieved of liability for fulfillment of the trip portion of the prize along with the Winner’s Event participation and no other compensation in lieu of the trip portion of the prize will be awarded. Winner and guest are responsible for obtaining his/her own medical and life insurance and the associated costs. All travel is subject to any and all restrictions instituted by the Department of Defense and/or Department of Homeland Security, as required.
Total ARV of trip portion of the prize: USD $2,250.00. Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure and destination. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value.
"$1 Million Half Court Shot" Event: The Winner (also, for the purposes of the Event, the "Contestant") will have one (1) attempt to successfully make a basketball shot through the specified hoop from behind the half-court line (minimum of forty-three (43) feet). The Contestant shall not be permitted any practice, warm-up, or qualifying shots, at any time prior to the actual prize shot on the court. In order to be considered successful, Contestant must shoot a Size 6 (28.5 inches circumference) basketball through a regulation basketball hoop placed not less than ten (10) feet above the floor. All distances are measured from the plane of the face of the backboard. No part of the Contestant’s body or clothing may come in contact with the demarcation lines/spots prior to releasing the ball. Any such contact shall constitute a foul and the shot will be considered missed. All details of the Event will be determined by a representative of the Sponsor ("Judge"), who will be present at the event and whose decisions are final. The Judge’s decisions shall be made strictly in accordance with the Official Rules and any other rules and procedures put in place for the Event. Any additional details regarding the Event mechanics and other rules, procedures and conditions for participation in the Event will be provided to the Contestant in a "CONTESTANT AGREEMENT TO PARTICIPATE" form which must be completed and signed by Contestant immediately prior to the start of the Event. The Event will be video recorded for insurance and promotional and other purposes selected by Sponsor.
If the Winner is able to achieve one (1) successful shot pursuant to the terms set forth above and as determined by the Judges, Sweepstakes Winner will receive the Event Prize*. If the Winner is unsuccessful in making the attempt, a consolation prize of $10,000.00 will be awarded instead (in the form of a check payable to Winner).
*Event Prize: $1,000,000.00 USD payable as a 40-year annuity at $25,000.00 USD per year without interest; present value is approximately $626,507.37 (actual value depends on cost of annuity when prize is awarded). Any tax obligations resulting from the acceptance of the prize will be the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner may elect to receive a lump sum payment of $626,507.37 instead of the annuity.
Total ARV of all prizes available to be won: USD $628,757.37
Prizes are not transferable, or redeemable for cash, and must be accepted as awarded, with no substitutions of any kind, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Winner will not be permitted to allow travel guest or any other individual to participate in the Event on their behalf.
All federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes), if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the Winner’s responsibility, regardless of whether the prize is used in whole or in part. All prize details are at the Sponsor's sole discretion.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: The Potential Winner will be contacted by phone, email and/or mail at the address, email, or telephone number provided with the entry, with instructions on how to claim the prize, except that a Potential Winner entering via Twitter or Instagram will be contacted by direct message to their applicable Twitter or Instagram account. The Potential Winner will be required to execute and return (and/or their parent or legal guardian if an eligible minor) an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, W9 form, and (where lawful) a publicity release, within five (5) business days from the time it is postmarked as having been sent by the Sponsor or its representative, or the prize will be forfeited and (at the Sponsor’s sole discretion) the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. If a Potential Winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, declines to accept a prize, or Sponsor is unable to contact a Potential Winner within two (2) business days, or in the event that a prize notification or prize is returned undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an alternate Potential Winner. Sponsor may select up to three (3) alternate prize winners; thereafter, if a Potential Winner cannot be verified in accordance with these Official Rules, the prize will not be awarded. If the prize is won by an entrant who is eligible but is considered a minor in his/her state of residence, it will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian of such minor who must sign and return all required documentation outlined herein and otherwise comply with all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein. Potential Winner (or parent/legal guardian where applicable) may be required to furnish proof of identification.
Allow two (2) to three (3) weeks for verification and shipment of the Sweepstakes Prize including travel details. The Sweepstakes Entities shall not be held responsible for any delays in awarding a prize for any reason outside of their control. The Prize will only be delivered to a verified Winner. Any unclaimed prize will not be awarded. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any change of mailing address, email address, and/or telephone number of entrants.
By accepting a Prize, Winner (or Winner’s parent/legal guardian if Winner is an eligible minor) agrees and consents to the use of his/her name, address (city and state of residence), voice, and statements relating to the Sweepstakes or Sponsor, and photographs or other likenesses, without further compensation, notification or permission in any publicity or advertising carried out by Sponsor or any related entities in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed, including the internet, without territorial or time limitation, except where prohibited by law.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, websites, or other connection, availability or accessibility problems arising in connection with or over the course of the Sweepstakes; or
communications failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions or hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or
failure of personal computers and/or software and hardware configurations, any technical malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, printing errors, clerical, typographical or other error in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of points or entries, or the offering or announcement of any prize or in any winner notification documents; or
for any other errors of any kind relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, whether human, mechanical, clerical, electronic, or technical in nature; or
the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information in connection with the Sweepstakes; or
damage to a user's system occasioned by participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any information necessary to participate in this Sweepstakes.
The Sweepstakes Entities are also not responsible for lost, late, delayed, garbled, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, illegible, damaged or undelivered mail, email, or entries. Proof of transmission (screenshots, etc.) does not constitute proof of delivery.
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter or Instagram. Any inquiries regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to the Sponsor and not to Twitter or Instagram.