Bracket Challenge Sweepstakes Official Rules | NCAA.com (2024)

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Only entrants whose final Bracket scores (as calculated as set forth in Section 5 below) are within the top 1% of the highest scoring eligible Brackets for the applicable NCAA Basketball Tournament (Men’s or Women’s) will be included in the Sweepstakes drawing.

1. Eligibility:Bracket Challenge Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are legal age of majority at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. CBS Broadcasting, Inc., the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”), teamDigital Promotions, Inc., and their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules. Sponsor’s and Prize Administrator’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Sponsor:Turner Sports Interactive, Inc., 1015 Techwood Dr., Atlanta, GA 30318.Prize Administrator: teamDigital Promotions, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd, Bethel, CT 06801.

3. Timing:The Sweepstakes begins on March 7, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends at tip-off of the first game of the Men’s NCAA®Basketball Tournament, occurring at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET on March 21, 2024 for entrants completing a Men’s NCAA®Basketball Tournament Bracket (“Men’s Promotion Period”) and ends at tip-off of the first game of the Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, occurring at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET on March 22, 2024 for entrants completing a Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket (“Women’s Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s servers are the official time-keeping devices for the Sweepstakes.

4. How to Enter:During the applicable Promotion Period, visitplay.ncaa.comor https://www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live/bcg (collectively the “Websites”) or download for free and open the NCAA March Madness®Live app (the “App”) and follow the links and instructions provided to opt-into the Sweepstakes and agree to these Official Rules. Next, you will be asked to create at least one (1) tournament bracket (each, a “Bracket”). Select a Bracket (“Men’s Bracket”, “Women’s Bracket” or both) and then select a winner for each game in all six (6) rounds of the applicable “Tournament”. Your Bracket will be scored using “traditional scoring” for the purposes of the Sweepstakes, as outlined in Section 5, below. The “upset scoring” method available in the “Group” settings on the Websites or App does not apply. “Upset scoring” and “upset points” will not earn you points toward your Bracket’s final score and will have no effect on your Bracket’s ranking for the purposes of this Sweepstakes. Auto-pick for a Men’s Bracket selection will begin on March 7, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. ET, and manual-pick for a Men’s Bracket selection will begin on March 17, 2024 at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET. Auto-pick for a Women’s Bracket selection will begin on March 7, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. ET, and manual-pick for a Women’s Bracket selection will begin on March 17, 2024 at approximately 9:00 p.m. ET. You must complete the entire Bracket and submit the completed Bracket form by the end of the applicable Promotion Period in order to be eligible for inclusion in the applicable Sweepstakes drawing.

Note: If entering using your wireless mobile device, standard message and data rates may apply. Please consult your wireless service provider regarding its pricing plans prior to entering via your wireless mobile device.

Limit: You may create up to ten (10) Brackets for the Men’s Tournament and ten (10) Brackets for the Women’s Tournament during the applicable Promotion Period. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to enter more than the stated number of Brackets by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will make that entrant’s Brackets ineligible for the Sweepstakes and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate (other than the Bracket auto-fill functionality provided on the Websites or in the App) is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

Once the Tournaments are live, you can view your personal progress on the leaderboard. Brackets will be identified by the Bracket name. The leaderboard will be updated after the completion of each game of the Tournament.The leaderboard is for informational purposes only. Final results must be validated before Sweepstakes entrants will be determined.

5. Winner Determination:Sponsor and Prize Administrator are an independent judging organizations whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Entrants’ Brackets will be scored based on the scoring process set forth below. Then, entrants whose Brackets are verified to be within the top 1% of highest scoring Brackets for the applicable Tournament (Men’s or Women’s) will be entered into the Sweepstakes for the applicable Grand Prize (Men’s or Women’s, as set forth in Section 7 below).

Entrants will earn points for each eligible Bracket based upon the number of correct winner selections made in each Round of the applicable Tournament as set forth in the chart below.

Round

Men’s
Tournament Dates

Women’s Tournament Dates

Points Awarded Per Each Correct Winner Selection

Round 1

March 21 & 22, 2024

March 22 & 23, 2024

1

Round 2

March 23 & 24, 2024

March 24 & 25, 2024

2

Round 3

March 28 & 29, 2024

March 29 & 30, 2024

4

Round 4

March 30 & 31, 2024

March 31 & April 1, 2024

8

Round 5

April 6, 2024

April 5, 2024

16

Championship

April 8, 2024

April 7, 2024

32

In the event that a game does not occur as scheduled, for any reason whatsoever, no points will be awarded for selections made in relation to that game.

An entrant’s final score for their Bracket is the sum of all points earned during each of the six (6) Rounds. Once all final Bracket scores have been determined and verified, those entrants whose final Bracket scores are calculated to be within the top 1% of the highest scoring Brackets for the applicable Tournament (Men’s or Women’s) will be entered into the applicable Sweepstakes drawing.

6. Winner Requirements: Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Prize Administrator will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winner from all eligible entries received for the Men’s Bracket Grand Prize on or around April 10, 2024. Prize Administrator will also randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winner from all eligible entries received for the Women’s Bracket Grand Prize on or around April 9, 2024. The potential Grand Prize winners will be notified via email and March Madness Live App users will also receive a push notification. The potential Grand Prize winners will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (collectively, the “Affidavit”) (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Sponsor, which must be returned within seven (7) days of date appearing on prize notification. If a potential Grand Prize winner fails or refuses to sign and return such Affidavit within the time period required by Administrator, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as rejected, faulty, unclaimed or returned as undeliverable to such potential Grand Prize winner, such potential Grand Prize winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.

7. Prizes:GRAND PRIZE FOR MEN’S TOURNAMENT ENTRANT (“Men’s Tournament Grand Prize"): A four (4) night trip to the 2025 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four® Semi-final and Championship games for winner and one (1) guest, to take place in San Antonio, TX in April, 2025. Trip Package includes: Two (2) tickets to the each of the two (2) Men’s Final Four games taking place on April 5, 2025 and two (2) tickets to the Men’s Championship game taking place on April 7, 2025, tickets to be fulfilled digitally to winner’s email address; four (4) nights' accommodations at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, standard double occupancy); $1,500 to be used toward airfare and $750 in spending money, to be awarded as a check.

Sponsor will also providethe Men’s Tournament Grand Prize winner a single cash payment in the form of a check, which is intended to assist the winner with any federal, state, or other tax obligations related to the Grand Prize (the “Tax Gross-Up Payment”). The Tax Gross-Up Payment will be $2,510. TheMen’s TournamentGrand Prize winner’s actual tax liabilities related to the Men’s Tournament Grand Prize could exceed the Tax Gross-Up Payment.Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, or other tax obligations related to the Grand Prize.Sponsor will not provide any further assistance toward the winner’s tax obligations. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $8,360.

GRAND PRIZE FOR WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT ENTRANT (“Women’s Tournament Grand Prize"): A four (4) night trip to the 2025 NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four Semi-final and Championship games for winner and a guest, to take place in Tampa, FL in April, 2025. Trip Package includes: Two (2) tickets to the each of the two (2) Women’s Final Four games taking place on April 4, 2025 and two (2) tickets to the Women’s Championship game taking place on April 6, 2025, tickets to be fulfilled digitally to winner’s email address; four (4) nights' accommodations at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, standard double occupancy); $1,500 to be used toward airfare and $750 in spending money, to be awarded as a check.

Sponsor will also providethe Women’s Tournament Grand Prize winner a single cash payment in the form of a check, which is intended to assist the winner with any federal, state, or other tax obligations related to the Grand Prize (the “Tax Gross-Up Payment”). The Tax Gross-Up Payment will be $2,510. TheWomen’s TournamentGrand Prize winner’s actual tax liabilities related to the Women’s Tournament Grand Prize could exceed the Tax Gross-Up Payment.Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, or other tax obligations related to the Grand Prize.Sponsor will not provide any further assistance toward the winner’s tax obligations. ARV: $8,360.

For Both Prizes:There exists an inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases, viruses, bacteria or illnesses in any public place where people are present. Such diseases, viruses, bacteria and illnesses could be a contagious disease that could lead to severe illness and/or death. By traveling and attending aforementioned events, each winner and each winner’s guest voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure.Winners and travel companions must use hotel accommodations and tickets on the dates determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion or those elements of the prize may be forfeited. Accommodations are subject to availability. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Sweepstakes. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, flights, 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 winners. Unless child of winner, travel companion must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure. If winner is a minor in their state of residence, 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.Winners and travel companions are responsible for complying with any requirements set forth by airlines, hotels, event venues or other vendors offering services that are part of the trip prize. Failure to comply with any necessary requirements, may result in forfeiture of the prize of elements of the prize. Forfeiture of any aspect of the trip due to failure to meet these requirements will not impact the value of the trip as reportedon an IRS Form 1099. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Sponsor is not responsible if any NCAA Final Four basketball game is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, and winner will not be reimbursed for tickets. Seating and timing to be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Tickets may be subject to Sponsor’s standard rain-check policies and procedures; other terms and conditions may apply. By accepting ticket prize, winner agrees to abide by any terms, conditions and restrictions provided by the ticket. Sponsor is not responsible if winner does not use ticket on day of event.

Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or component thereof) for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of Brackets that are eligible for each Sweepstakes drawing, the Men’s Bracket drawing or the Women’s bracket drawing. Limit one (1) prize per person and per household. Total ARV of all prizes: $16,720.

8. Release:By receipt of any prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, CBS Broadcasting, Inc., the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Prize Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or useor misuse of any prize.

9.Publicity:Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, social media presence, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

10.General Conditions:Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, if any fraud, technical failures, human error, or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, or any event or cause beyond Sponsor’s control (e.g. events such as natural calamities, national emergencies, wide spread illnesses, declarations of war, acts of God, acts of terrorism) interferes with any aspect of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to fulfillment of the prize(s), as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance and may modify the prizes offered herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

11.Limitations of Liability:The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or useor misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

12. Disputes:Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circ*mstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.

13. Entrant's Personal Information:Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’sPrivacy Policy.

14. Winners List:For the name of the winners, click here. The winners list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete and will be available for 60 days.

This Sweepstakes is in not sponsored or administered by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

“NCAA” “March Madness” and “Final Four” are registered trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association

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