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New Mexico Lottery WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET #250
FAQs About Entries and Tickets

Q: Which instant tickets are eligible for the WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET Second-Chance Promotional drawings?
A: Only non–winning New Mexico Lottery (NMLA) WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET, Game 250, tickets are eligible for the two (2) promotional drawings and the opportunity to play the WILLY WONKA Chocolate Tower interactive game.
Q: Can I enter the two (2) Second-Chance Promotional Drawings more than one time?
A: Yes, you may enter the two Second-Chance Promotional Drawings as many times as you wish. Each ticket from WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET, Game #250, may only be entered one time.
Q: What are the two (2) Second-Chance Promotional Drawings tied to the WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET?
A: When you enter your non-winning NMLA WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET, Game 250, tickets you are automatically entered into both Second-Chance Promotional Drawings. The BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE Second-Chance Promotional Drawing and The NEW MEXICO LOTTERY BONUS SECOND CHANCE TOP PRIZE DRAWING. (For complete details about the drawings please see the official Second-Chance Drawing Rules and Procedures for WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET posted under the Rules Tab). Also, when you enter your non-winning NMLA WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET you will be able to play the online interactive game WILLY WONKA Chocolate Tower to determine the number of entries you will receive for the ticket entered.
Q: Can I win both Second-Chance Promotional Drawings?
A: Yes, if you are selected as a winner for the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE Second-Chance Promotion, you are still eligible to win the New Mexico Lottery BONUS SECOND CHANCE TOP PRIZE DRAWING.
Q: How can I be sure that my Internet entry has been submitted?
A: When you submit an entry, a record of it appears on the My Entries Page under Promotional Entries Tab. If the entry is recorded there, you can be assured that it is in the system.
Q: Can I mail in my WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET Scratchers in the promotional drawings?
A: No, only internet entries (via desktop computer or mobile device) are allowed in this promotion. NMLA WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET, Game #250, submitted by any other method will be disqualified.
Q: Do I need to keep my WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET Scratchers after entering them into the promotional drawings?
A: No, you do not need to keep your WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET Scratchers after verifying that your entry has been submitted.
Q: How do I play The WILLY WONKA Chocolate Tower Interactive game?
A: Enter any non-winning NMLA WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET, Game #250, ticket to play the WILLY WONKA Chocolate Tower for entries into the two Second-Chance Promotional Drawings. How to Play instructions are found on the Promotions Tab.
Q: Do I have to play the WILLY WONKA Chocolate Tower interactive game to get entries into the two Second-Chance Promotional drawings?
A: No, you may opt out of the game play and your entries for the two Second-Chance Promotional Drawings will automatically be revealed.
Q: Are my WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET Scratchers eligible for the Points and Rewards Promotion?
A: No, only non-winning $1, $2, and $3 Scratchers & winning and non-winning Roadrunner Cash and Pick 3 tickets are eligible for the Points and Rewards Promotion.
Q: What are my chances of winning a prize in the WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET Second-Chance Promotional Drawings?
A: Your odds of winning are based on the total number of entries received for the drawings and the total number of entries that you have submitted.
Q: How will I be notified if my entry is selected for either Second-Chance Promotional Drawing?
A: If your entry is selected for the trip to Las Vegas for the chance to play the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE, the New Mexico Lottery will contact you via email or by phone. You must complete and return the NMLA Claim Form for verification by the New Mexico Lottery within ten (10) business days upon receipt of notification. MDI will contact the verified winner within ten (10) business days after the claim is approved by the New Mexico Lottery. If your entry is selected for the New Mexico Lottery BONUS SECOND CHANCE TOP PRIZE DRAWING the New Mexico Lottery will contact the you by email and or phone. You must complete and return the NMLA Claim Form for verification by the New Mexico Lottery within ten (10) business days upon receipt of notification.
Q: How old do I have to be to participate in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE?
A: Per Nevada State Law, the minimum age requirement is twenty-one (21) years of age. If you are not 21 years of age, you shall assign a proxy to play on your behalf. If you do not assign a proxy to play on your behalf, in a timely manner, Scientific Games shall assign a proxy for you. To play the New Mexico Lottery you must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Q: How old must my guest be?
A: Your guest must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Q: What does the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE trip prize include?
A: The trip prize includes a four-day, three-night trip for the prizewinner (“Prizewinner”) and one (1) guest to Las Vegas, Nevada to occur on or about spring of 2018. Each trip includes:
  1. Roundtrip coach airfare for two (2) people from any U.S. International airport to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas (inclusive of all associated security fees, taxes and surcharges);
  2. Ground transfers between McCarran International Airport and the destination hotel and between Company hosted events;
  3. Accommodations of one (1) deluxe hotel room for three (3) nights (double occupancy, room and room tax only); (Please note either the winner or the guest MUST be 21 in order to check into the hotel);
  4. One thousand dollars ($1,000) spending money for the Prizewinner to be provided two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled trip departure date.
  5. Admission to the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE theater/venue for the Prizewinner and guest, and the Prizewinner shall have one (1) chance to participate as a contestant in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE together with Prizewinners from other participating lottery jurisdictions. The Prizewinner’s guest may sit with the Prizewinner but will not be eligible to be a participant in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE unless they have been designated as the Prizewinner’s proxy.
**The BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE is administered by MDI Entertainment, LLC and Scientific Games International, Inc. Any questions regarding the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE, including questions regarding the assignment of proxies, prize payments, and tax liability or withholding for cash prizes, should be directed to MDI Entertainment, LLC at 1-800-201-0108. Participation in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE may be subject to other local, state, and federal laws, including the laws of the State of Nevada. For official BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE details, CLICK HERE.
Q: How are federal withholding taxes reported and calculated?
A: MDI Entertainment LLC will report a winner of a lottery prize to the IRS once the prize has been claimed, as required under federal law. For U.S. citizens, the Federal Government requires lottery winnings be reported to the IRS for tax purposes if an individual wins $600 or more. MDI Entertainment LLC will withhold Federal and State taxes at 25% and 5% respectively on prizes over $5,000. It is important to understand that the taxes withheld, if any, may not cover your entire Federal or State tax obligations. The final tax amount owed will depend on your personal tax situation. As the New Mexico Lottery or its employees cannot provide you with financial advice, we suggest you consult with a tax professional. Additionally, IRS Form W-2G will be mailed to you in January for any prizes claimed in the amount of $600 and over.
Q: What if I win and cannot take the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE trip prize? Is there a cash option?
A: You can assign a proxy to represent you. Any cash winnings will be awarded to you. There is no cash option available for the trip.
Q: What is the prize in the BONUS TOP PRIZE DRAWING?
A: One player will win $100,000, less applicable federal and state taxes. The drawing will be held after the Last Day to Claim a prize from WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET, Game #250.
Q: What is the Last Day to Claim a prize?
A: The Last Day to Claim a prize is ninety (90) days after the Announced End of the Game. This will date will be posted at Lottery Retailers and on the NMLA website.