Gems 7s Promotional Second-Chance Drawings
Enter for a chance to win $100 cash plus an entry into a drawing for a VIP Prize or Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize.
$100 Cash Prize Plus Entry Drawings:
In each of the five (5) sets of $100 Cash Prize plus Entry Drawings, the Texas Lottery Commission (TLC) will select four thousand (4,000) $100 Cash Prize plus Entry Winners. Each $100 Cash Prize plus Entry Winner will be awarded (A) a check in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100), and (B) one (1) entry into one (1) of five (5) drawings to win VIP Prizes and Gems $7 Million Challenge Prizes.
VIP Prizes and Gems $7 Million Challenge Prizes Drawings:
Following each $100 Cash Prize plus Entry drawing, the name of each $100 Cash Prize plus Entry Winner will be entered automatically in one (1) of five (5) additional drawings for a chance to win:
Seven (7) VIP Prize Winners per drawing.
Total VIP Prize Value: $9,210.53 (including federal withholding taxes*)
VIP Prize Winners shall be awarded the VIP Prize of their choice from the following VIP Prize options:
Gems $7 Million Challenge Prizes:
Ten (10) Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize Winners per drawing.
Total Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize Value: $3,289.48 (including federal withholding taxes*)
Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize Winners shall receive a three-day, two-night trip for the winner and one (1) guest to Austin, Texas, to participate in the Gems $7 Million Challenge event (to occur during or around the summer of 2022). Each Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize includes:
Round-trip coach airfare for up to two (2) people from any U.S. international airport, within the 48 contiguous U.S. states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin (inclusive of all associated security fees, taxes and surcharges);
If airfare is not required, a travel allowance of six hundred dollars ($600) per person, for a total of one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200) per couple, to be provided two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled trip departure date;
Ground transfers, if needed, between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and the destination hotel, and between IGT-hosted events;
Accommodations of one (1) 3-star or better hotel room for two (2) nights (double occupancy, room and room tax only);
Five hundred dollars ($500) spending money, for the Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize Winner, to be provided two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled trip departure date; and
Admission to the Challenge theater/venue for the Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize Winner and guest, where the Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize Winner shall have one (1) chance to participate as a Finalist in the Challenge to win a Challenge Cash Prize ranging from two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to seven million dollars ($7,000,000). The Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize Winner’s guest may sit with the Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize Winner but will not be eligible to be a participant in the Challenge unless the guest has been appointed as the Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize Winner’s proxy.
A player may not win more than one (1) $100 Cash Prize plus Entry per drawing, but a player is eligible to participate and win a $100 Cash Prize plus Entry in each of the five (5) drawings. A player can be eligible to win more than one VIP Prize and Gems $7 Million Challenge Prize.
* For U.S. citizens, the federal government requires lottery winnings to be reported to the IRS for tax purposes if an individual wins $600 or more and if the winnings are at least 300 times the amount of the per board wager, or the winnings are subject to federal income tax withholding (winnings greater than $5,000).
The tax withholding rate is 24% for winnings, less the wager, that are greater than $5,000. Prize withholdings are calculated on the total amount of gross proceeds (the amount of winnings minus the amount wagered).
If you have questions regarding the tax consequences of winning any Texas Lottery® game, including a promotional second-chance drawing, we recommend that you consult with your own accountant or tax advisor prior to claiming your prize. Once a claim is approved, the prize is considered to be claimed, and may not be changed or refused after that point, and tax responsibility will be borne by the Prize Winner.