“The A+ Difference Photo Contest”

  1. Each person participating in this contest agrees by the act of participation to be bound by these rules and procedures, statutes, administrative rules and procedures of the Missouri Lottery.
  2. The “A+ Difference” photo contest is only available during March 1 – May 15, 2023.
  3. Persons may enter a contest by visiting MOLottery.com, the Lottery’s Facebook page or the Lottery’s Twitter page and filling out the entry form.
  4. Persons must enter by providing Missouri Lottery with the following information, including but not limited to name, date of birth, address, phone number, email address, headshot photo, school attended and a quote.
  5. Persons must be at least 18 years old, and have used or are currently using A+ monies to attend a Missouri college or technical school to be eligible to enter and win. 
  6. Winners may be required to furnish proof of age.
  7. Quotes submitted must be no more than 400 characters. 
  8. Photos submitted requirements:
    • Headshot of the student entering the contest
    • JPG or PNG format
    • 10MB or less
    • No group photos
    • No heavily-filtered photos
    • No emojis on photos
    • No tobacco or alcohol in picture
    • No animals 
    • No costumes
    • No text overlay
  9. By the act of entering the promotion, all promotion entrants release the Missouri Lottery, its employees and agents, successors and assigns, from any and all claims which they may have arising out of any use of their photograph, quote, name and likeness. Additionally, entrants confirm they are the owner of all rights, including copyright of their entry photos and quotes, and that they have read and agreed to the rules of the contest detailed in the promotions overview.
  10. The Missouri Lottery is not responsible for incomplete, incorrect, inappropriate, late, lost, damaged, destroyed or misdirected entries.
  11. Entries submitted are approved at the discretion of the Missouri Lottery. The Missouri Lottery has the right to deny or disqualify any entries that do not meet guidelines and official rules.
  12. All entries submitted that meet the guidelines and official rules will be included in the drawing for five first place cash prizes of $500 and three second-place cash prizes of $250.
  13. Winners will be determined by a random drawing.
  14. Eight winners will be drawn; chances are based upon the number of entries.
  15. The winners will be announced tentatively on June 27, 2023. In the event that the Lottery is unable to announce the winners before 5 p.m. on the scheduled date, an announcement for a rescheduled date will be made.
  16. An individual is limited to win only once in this promotion.
  17. Winners will be notified by email the day all winners have been confirmed as an A+ recipient.  If no email is provided or it is invalid, the winner will be notified via the phone number provided in the entry form. If both the email and the phone number are invalid, the next alternate drawn will be deemed the winner.
  18. Once notified, winners will have one week to claim their prize. If the winner does not claim their prize within the one-week period, the next alternate drawn will be awarded the prize.
  19. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to the possibility of being photographed and videotaped by the Missouri Lottery, and in having their images and stories used on the Missouri Lottery website, as well as in advertising, publicity and educational and promotional activities. The Missouri Lottery is not required to provide any additional consideration for these activities.
  20. The winners’ names, photos and quotes may be posted online through our social media outlets including Facebook and Twitter, at Lottery retailers, our website and any other source deemed necessary by the Missouri Lottery.
  21. The Missouri Lottery has the right to release prizewinners’ information to various media sources and list winners’ names and pictures on our social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter and our website, www.molottery.com.
  22. The Missouri Lottery reserves the right to publish winners’ names, hometowns and photographs for publicity purposes without any claim for broadcasting, internet, print, other right or further compensation.
  23. The Missouri Lottery, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if any prize cannot be awarded as described due to unavailability or for any other reason.  Additional restrictions and conditions specific to any particular prize will be disclosed to winners upon prize notification.
  24. Any additional local, state, federal or other taxes, expenses or surcharges associated with the prizes not mentioned in these rules are the responsibility of the winner.
  25. The Missouri Lottery makes no implied warranties of any kind with respect to the safety, appearance or performance of any prize offered.
  26. In the event of a dispute arising out of these rules and procedures, a player’s sole remedy is limited to entry into another promotional drawing or event with prizes of similar value.
  27. Per Missouri Lottery Policy, employees are not eligible to play or participate in any Missouri Lottery promotion. This includes the immediate family of the Lottery employee living in the same household.
  28. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. Participants are providing information to the Missouri Lottery and not to Facebook or Twitter. Participants agree to a complete release of Facebook or Twitter.
  29. Visit MOLottery.com for a copy of our privacy policy.