Guess The Score Official Rules




    No purchase necessary. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The WLNS “GUESS THE SCORE” CONTEST (the “Contest”) is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.


    The Contest is offered only to permanent legal U.S. residents who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and reside in the WLNS TV 6 viewing area which includes the following counties: BARRY, BRANCH, CALHOUN, CLINTON, EATON, GENESEE, GRATIOT, HILLSDALE, INGHAM, IONIA, ISABELLA, JACKSON, LENAWEE, LIVINGSTON, MONTCALM, SHIAWASSEE, and WASHTENAW. Employees of WLNS-TV, Young Broadcasting of Lansing, Inc., and each of their subsidiaries, parents, affiliates, representatives, and agents, and the directors and employees (collectively, “Contest Entities”) and of other media companies and members of the immediate families and members of the same households of such individuals are not eligible. The term “immediate families” includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren. No groups, clubs, or organizations may participate in this Contest or reproduce or distribute any portion of these Official Rules to their members. Proof of age, identity, and eligibility must be furnished to Sponsor upon request. All information provided to Sponsor must be complete and accurate. Sponsor will not award a prize to anyone not meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entry. By entering, you agree to comply with all applicable laws and these Official Rules, and you agree to abide by all decisions of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if these Official Rules are not followed. Limit one winner per household. Limit one winner per immediate family. Prizes are non-transferable.



Entries must be completed prior to 1 hour before  Tip-Off of each Michigan State University Men’s basketball game between January 29, 2017 and March 1, 2017, log on to and click on the link. Complete your entry form and guess the final score for each team playing in the game.


WLNS will select 1 Winner per game. Winner must have the exact score correct, or be closest to the exact score with the correct winning team. In the event of a tie, all winning entries will be placed into a random computer drawing to select the winner for that game.  Winner will be announced on 6 News at 6PM the following day and posted on March Madness Guess the Score Hall of Fame Page. Winners will be notified via e-mail and must make arrangements to come in to the station to verify eligibility and claim the prize. Prizes not claimed within 30 days will be forfeited.   Winner will be required to sign appropriate forms and/or documentation, including an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and/or where legally permissible a Publicity Release prior to or when claiming prize. Failure to sign and return such forms within the requisite timeframe could result in disqualification.   Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, incomprehensible, illegible, or out-of-service contact information.  In the event of disqualification of any winner, Sponsor reserves the right to not award the prize at all, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Disqualification or ineligibility of a winner will result in forfeiture of his or her interest in all prizes.

Prize will be available to pick up 2 business days after each game starting at 2PM by checking in at the front desk of the WLNS TV 6 Studios at 2820 East Saginaw, Michigan 48912, (Prize pick-up available weekdays 8:00am through 4:00pm).  Please call 517-372-8282 to schedule prize pick-up in advance.


Michigan State University logo apparel and gifts valued between $34.99 and $38.00 including: Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Flags, and Glassware as follows:

Date of Game                Teams                                       Prize                                                     Value

Sun., January 29                                         Michigan @ Michigan State                                            MSU Scarf, Hat and Gloves                                                                    $38.00

Thu, February 2                                          Michigan State @ Nebraska                                            MSU Drinking Glasses (set of 4)                                                          $35.96

Tue, February 7                                           Michigan State @ Michigan                                            MSU 28” X 44” Team Flag                                                                      $34.99

Sat, February 11                                         Iowa @ Michigan State                                                    MSU Scarf, Hat and Gloves                                                                    $38.00

Tue, February 14                                        Ohio State @ Michigan State                                         MSU Drinking Glasses (set of 4)                                                          $35.96

Sat, February 18                                         Michigan State @ Purdue                                                MSU 28” X 44” Team Flag                                                                      $34.99

Thu, February 23                                        Nebraska @ Michigan State                                            MSU Scarf, Hat and Gloves                                                                    $38.00

Sat/Sun, February 25/26                          Wisconsin @ Michigan State                                         MSU Drinking Glasses (set of 4)                                                          $35.96

Wed, March 1                                              Michigan State @ Illinois                                               MSU 28” X 44” Team Flag                                                                      $34.99


    Except where prohibited, entry in the Contest constitutes each entrant’s consent to Contest Entity to use, publish, reproduce and for all purposes, including publicity, promotion and advertising, in any media (including without limitation, the Internet, television, radio, or offline promotions), the Winner’s name, city, photograph, likeness, biographical material, voice, image, each in perpetuity without further compensation, credit or right of review or approval.7. ODDS of WINNING/TIEBREAKER

    Odds of winning depend on number of correct “Guess the Score” entries received. Should there be multiple correct entries, or in the case of no exact score entries, multiple closest scores with correct winning team, all winning entries for that game will be entered into a random computer drawing to select 1 (one) winner for that game.


    Participants are responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and with these Official Rules, and by entering, participants agree to be bound to these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other errors , administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the Prizes. Sponsor retains the discretion to make all decisions regarding the interpretation and application of these Official Rules. All decisions of Sponsor are final and discretionary. In the event the selected Winner of the Prize is ineligible or refuses the Prize, the Prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may, time permitting, extend the Contest or offer another chance to win or may elect not to award such Prize Prize may be considered income, and any and all taxes associated with Prize are the responsibility of the Winner. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest or any portion hereof (in which case Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date), or to disqualify any individual implicated in any of the following actions, if for any reason:  (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, interruption in calling devices or service, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, human error, or any other causes which, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, (b) the Contest becomes corrupted due to internet service interruption for any reason (c) acts of God, war, terrorism, government regulation, disaster, fire, strikes, civil disorder, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity of the Contest, (d) Contest is otherwise not capable of running as planned.  BY ENTERING, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE CONTEST ENTITIES AND EACH OF THEIR PARENT, SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, DIVISIONS, FRANCHISEES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONSULTANTS, SUB-CONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, LEGAL COUNSEL, ADVERTISING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, PROMOTIONAL, FULFILLMENT AND MARKETING AGENCIES, AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS AND AGENTS, AND EACH OF THE FOREGOING ENTITIES’ EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY THE “RELEASED PARTIES”), FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS AND/OR LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES OR DEATH, LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN AND/OR ENTRY INTO THE CONTEST OR ACCEPTANCE, DELIVERY OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.  The Released Parties are not responsible or liable for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, and assume no responsibility for (i) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in operation or transmission at any website, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections (ii) failure of any entry to be received in whole or in part by Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or wireless carrier, (iii) communications line, hardware and/or software failures, other communications malfunctions, unavailable network connections, cellular equipment towers, (iv) damage to any computer (software or hardware) resulting from participation in the Contest, or damage to phone or other device (v) theft or destruction of, tampering with, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries and/or entry information, or (vi) entries which are late, lost, stolen, damaged, misdirected, illegible, and/or unintelligible (or any combination thereof).  By entering, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules and with all decisions of Sponsor.  Any entrant who attempts to tamper with this Contest in any way, including cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other entrants, may be disqualified if detected. SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTY, GUARANTEE, OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND CONCERNING ANY PRIZE, AND SPONSOR SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, WARRANTY OF FITNESS, AND ANY OTHER IMPLIED WARRANTY.


    EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF, OR CONNECTED WITH, THIS CONTEST SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY BY ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO THE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION THEN EFFECTIVE, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY ENTRANT WITH REGARD TO THIS CONTEST, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these official rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsors in connection with the Contest, 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 or provisions (whether of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Michigan. Arbitration in Ingham County, Michigan shall be the exclusive forum and venue for any dispute relating to these official rules and for this Contest. If arbitration is prohibited, then and in such event, the courts of Michigan in Ingham County shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these official rules and/or this Contest. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Contest, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Michigan in Ingham County. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these official rules shall not affect the invalidity or unenforceability of any other provision so long as the general intent of these official rules remains in effect. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these official rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.10.       OFFICIAL RULES AND LIST OF WINNERS

    To receive a copy of these Official Rules, visit or send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by March 1, 2017, to WLNS “Guess the Score CONTEST”, WLNS-TV, 2820 East Saginaw Street, Lansing. MI 48912.  These Official Rules supersede all other published editions. Sponsor reserves the right to change, alter, or amend these Official Rules as necessary, in its sole discretion, to ensure the fair administration of the Contest or to comply with applicable law.


The WLNS “Guess the Score” Contest is sponsored by WLNS-TV, 2820 East Saginaw Street, Lansing. MI 48912. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winner and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.

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