California Lottery encourages people to create holiday connections this season and “Give the Gift of Scratchers”.
Titled “The Gift is in the Giving,” the 30-second spot features a young woman living in an apartment building, who’s trying to interact with her neighbors, but is treated with indifference as no one seems interested to stop for a chat or even say hello. Seeing that all of her attempts of starting a conversation are thwarted, she comes up with the idea of slipping a little gift under her neighbors’ doors. Thus, she prepares white envelopes with the number of the apartment that serves as addressee and the number of her apartment as sender. The content is revealed only afterwards, when some of her neighbors are featured opening the unexpected Christmas present, consisting in a scratcher called Holiday Sparkle, which gives players the chance to win up to $1,000,000.
The commercial, scored by the 2015 song “Signals” by Icelandic singer/songwriter Júnrus Meyvant (aka Júníus Meyvant), from his debut album, “Floating Harmonies,” ends with the woman joining the other residents to a rooftop holiday party and with the voiceover saying “The Gift is in the Giving. Give the Gift of Scratchers”.
Holiday Sparkle ($10) is just one of the newest games from California Lottery’s holiday range, which also includes The Perfect Gift, priced at $1, which gives players the chance to win up to $500, Winner Wonderland, priced at $3, which gives players the chance to win up to $30,000, Silver Riches, priced at $5, which gives players the chance to win up to $250,000, and Jackpot Fortune, priced at $20, which gives players the chance to win up to $5,000,000.
California Lottery is not the only one encouraging people to give the gift of scratchers. Minnesota Lottery does the same in its holiday ad, urging viewers to “give the gift of excitement this season – scratch games from the Minnesota Lottery”.Commercial Song California Lottery encourages people to create holiday connections this season and “Give the Gift of Scratchers”. Titled “The Gift is in the Giving,” the 30-second spot
Make More Merry
To help start the New Year off bright, enter the 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance Promotion for your chance to win a $50,000 Grand Prize or be one of two winners of $5,000! Submit your non-winning Holiday Scratchers tickets now through January 16, 2021 for more ways to win with 2nd Chance!
What non-winning Holiday Scratchers tickets are eligible for this promotion?
$1 – Holiday Cheer : These festive snow globe-inspired tickets can also be used as handy gift tags. Write in your giftee’s name, and place that Scratchers ticket on their gift. Now it’s a gift on a gift, with a chance for a $1,000 upgrade!
$5 – Peppermint Payout : Drumroll please! It’s California Lottery’s first-ever scratch ’n sniff Scratchers! You’ll never wrap a scented candle again now that you can gift this fresh, fragrant, minty ticket with the chance to win a “mint” too… a $250K payday!
$10 – Merry & Bright : There are 20 chances to win $1,000,000 on this bright little merrymaker!
$20 – 2021 Scratchers: Here’s the perfect way to celebrate the New Year – 25 chances to win, four bonus spots, and a $5,000,000 prize payout to a lucky player! Gift one to someone lucky, and gift one to yourself!
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2020 Holiday Scratchers® 2nd Chance Promotion
The California Lottery is conducting a 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance Promotion for registered 2nd Chance players as an incentive for players to purchase the Holiday Scratchers (Games: #1435, #1436, #1437, and #1438).
The 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance Promotion will begin on October 26, 2020 and end January 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
The California Lottery reserves the right to terminate or extend this promotion at any time.
At the conclusion of the promotion, there will be one (1) draw with:
• Two (2) winners each of $5,000
• One (1) grand prize winner of $50,000 Odds
The odds of winning a prize vary based on the total number of entries that are received and the total number of entries each player submits.
Eligibility and Participation
Players must be at least 18 years of age. Players must meet eligibility requirements at the time of the promotional drawing. To enter the 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance Promotion, players must register as a player on the California Lottery website. When registering, players must provide a valid California address. Submissions must be entered from a location within California to be eligible for the 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance Promotion. Players must provide true and current information. The Player must provide his/her true, full legal name when registering for the 2nd Chance program. Failure to provide player’s full legal name at registration will make player ineligible to receive prizes from the California Lottery. In the 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance Promotion, only the person identified by name as the Winner on the California 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 California Lottery’s registration page prior to the draw to be eligible for any prize. Persons who register with fictitious names will be ineligible to win any prize. The 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance Promotion is not open to certain California Lottery vendors or employees of the California Lottery, their agents, and certain family members residing in the same household in accordance with California Lottery Regulations.
How to Enter
To enter the 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance Promotion, players must log into their verified California Lottery 2nd Chance account or create a verified account at California Lottery to submit a 2nd Chance code. Any eligible, non-winning 2020 Holiday Scratchers tickets can be entered into the promotion by manual submission at 2nd Chance or by scanning each eligible, non-winning barcode using the California Lottery Official Mobile App. Players will receive entries based on price point (i.e. $10 ticket receives 10 entries) for every eligible, non-winning 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance code submitted.
All 2nd Chance code submissions will be limited to no more than a combined 500 code submissions per calendar month per participant. Entering a code is considered a submission; however, submissions that offer multiple entries count as only one submission regardless of the number of associated entries.
Eligible, non-winning 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance codes must be submitted during the promotional period to be eligible for entry into the 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance Promotion. The draw will occur within fifteen days after the promotional period with alternates drawn in the event a winner is disqualified. Draws will take place in accordance with California Lottery Regulations and procedures. All eligible, non-winning 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance codes submitted into the draw are also automatically entered into the regular Scratchers 2nd Chance Weekly Pool Draws that apply.
Winner Notification and Claims
The winners of the 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance Promotion will be posted on the California Lottery website within fifteen days after the entry deadline. The California Lottery will randomly select alternate winners from the eligible 2020 Holiday Scratchers 2nd Chance Promotion. Using the contact information provided to the California Lottery by the winner, the winner will receive a courtesy e-mail to login into his/her account as soon as possible for further details. Upon login to his/her California Lottery account, the winner will be notified of the winning prize. The winner must submit a 2nd Chance Claim Form in accordance with California Lottery Regulations and procedures. In the event the winner does not claim his/her prize within 180 days from the ‘Winners Posted By’ date, the winner will waive all rights to the prize.
Players are responsible for complying with the Official Rules in addition to state and federal law and California Lottery Regulations. Proof of age, eligibility, and identity must be furnished upon request. Players agree to the California Lottery’s use of their name, likeness, photo, story, 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, players 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 California 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 California Lottery.