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Share the Jackpot Facebook Contest Rules

NOTICE: A PRIZE WILL ONLY BE AWARDED IN THE EVENT THAT THE STATION WINS THE LARGE JACKPOT DRAWING ($10,000 or more) CURRENTLY SCHEDULED FOR 11:00 P.M. EDT ON AUGUST 7, 2013. IN SUCH EVENT, NOT ALL ENTRANTS WILL BE WINNERS. ENTRANTS MUST SPECIFICALLY ENTER THIS CONTEST. THERE IS NO AUTOMATIC ENTRY AS A FACEBOOK FAN OF THE STATION.

Who Can Enter

1. To be eligible to participate in this contest, entrants and nominees must be a West Virginia, Ohio or Kentucky state resident, 18 years of age or older, reside in the WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV viewing area, and an existing user of Facebook.com.

The WCHS and WVAH viewing area consists of the following counties: West Virginia Counties: Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Nicholas, Putnam, Roane, Wayne, Wirt; Kentucky Counties: Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin, Pike; Ohio Counties: Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Scioto, Vinton.

2. Employees of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Sinclair Media III, Inc., and any other company which owns, programs or provides other services to television broadcast stations, WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV (collectively, the “Stations”), Facebook.com, Buddy Media, Inc., the WV Lottery, their subsidiary and affiliate companies, advertising and promotion agencies, any and all local television broadcast and cable stations, local radio and other media companies, and the immediate family members of each are ineligible. The term “immediate families” includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren.

How to Enter

(a) No purchase is necessary to enter. Only one (1) entry per IP address.

(b) To enter, log onto the WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/eyewitnessnewscharleston, and click “Like” to access the Share the Jackpot entry form. Complete the online entry form with your name, address, phone number, and birth date in the provided area and click submit. No mechanically reproduced or completed entries will be accepted.

(c) The contest starts on September 17, 2013 and all entries must be received by the Stations by 10:00 p.m. EDT on September 18, 2013. Stations are not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries, server unavailability, computer or any other electronic malfunction.

(d) THE STATION HAS PURCHASED FIFTY (50) TICKETS FOR THE LARGE JACKPOT DRAWING CURRENTLY SCHEDULED ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 AT 11:00 P.M. EDT. COPIES OF THE TICKETS MAY BE VIEWED AT FACEBOOK.COM/EYEWITNESSNEWSCHARLESTON. IN THE EVENT THE STATION HAS A VERIFIED WINNING TICKET IN ITS POSSESSION FOR A PRIZE VALUED AT $10,000 OR MORE, THEN ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2013, THE STATION WILL RANDOMLY SELECT EIGHT (8) WINNERS FROM AMONG ALL VALID ENTRIES.

(e) All entries received that are mutilated, tampered with, incorrect, illegible, or from ineligible entrants will be void. All entries become the property of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc. and the Station and will not be acknowledged or returned.

The Prize(s)

1. Eight (8) winners may be selected. If the Stations have a verified winning ticket for the large jackpot ($10,000 or more) scheduled to be drawn at 11:00 p.m. EDT on September 18, 2013, then each of the eight (8) winners will receive an equal pro-rata share of the after-tax lump sum winning proceeds from such large jackpot drawing. The Stations will retain ten percent (10%) of the after-tax lump sum jackpot winning proceeds for legal and administrative costs. All amounts shall be determined by the appropriate lottery authority and the Stations in their sole and absolute discretion.

2. Winners (if any) will be notified by phone. Before claiming prizes, winners must provide their correct name, address and telephone number to Stations at the time of notification. Winners (if any) must sign and return a release and affidavit of eligibility, which must be received within 3 days of notification, at the time winner claims his/her prize in person at the Stations. Winners (if any) must show picture identification to claim prizes. Stations reserve the right to examine additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding the prize based on the identification presented.

3. If a winner cannot be notified within two (2) days, or does not timely sign and return the release and affidavit of eligibility, then the prize will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate winner will be randomly selected from among remaining valid entries.

4. There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for prizes except at the sole discretion of the Stations. The Stations have the right to substitute a prize of similar value. No transfer or assignment of prizes is allowed.

5. The winners are responsible for paying all local, county, state and federal taxes on prizes based on the estimated retail value of the prizes as set forth in these rules. Winner must sign a W-9 form.

6. Only one prize will be awarded per household.

7. Sinclair Media III, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., are not liable if the provider of any part of the prize fails to satisfy its obligations to furnish its portion of the prize.

8. Sinclair Media III, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and Sinclair Television Group, Inc. are not responsible for any liabilities arising directly or indirectly from the award or use of the prize.

9. In claiming your prize, you acknowledge that Sinclair Media III, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and Sinclair Television Group, Inc. have the right to publicize your name, character, likeness, photograph, voice and the fact that you are the winner for promotional purposes without financial remuneration.

Odds of Winning/Miscellaneous

1. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received and whether the Stations have a winning ticket in their possession.

2. Complete contest rules are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours at WCHS-TV/Fox11, 1301 Piedmont Rd. Charleston, WV 25301 and on the Station's website at www.wchstv.com.

3. For a list of prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to WCHS-TV/Fox11, 1301 Piedmont Rd., Charleston, WV 25301, by September 30, 2013.

4. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Sinclair Media III, Inc., Facebook.com, Buddy Media, Inc., and the WV Lottery accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize awarded hereunder.

5. Stations cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information.

6. Stations reserve the right to make rules and contest changes and change the aforementioned contest dates.

7. By entering this contest, each entrant waives any and all claims of liability against the Stations, any sponsors, Facebook.com, and their respective parent, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents, for any and all claims, loss, damage or injury which may occur as a result of entrant’s participation in this contest.

8. Facebook, Inc. and www.facebook.com (collectively, “Facebook”) are not affiliated with the Stations nor this contest. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook.




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