We’re celebrating Sunday’s launch of the new MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB lottery game by giving you the chance to win coupons for free plays in the game and a merchandise prize pack, all for sending us your best “Mr. MONOPOLY” look. You’ll need to use the top hat and mustache templates you’ll find on our website and tag your photo with #PlayMMC. Snap a selfie or have someone take a photo of you – we don’t care, just give us your best shot!
Why the top hat and mustache? They’re, of course, part of the iconic image of Mr. MONOPOLY!
The new premium $5 MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB lottery game just made its debut across the country on Sunday, so we’re celebrating with “selfie social media contests” on Facebook and Twitter that you can enter. Practice your “millionaire pose” over the next couple days and get your props ready!
(Inside tip: We found it pretty easy just to tape the top hat and mustache to our faces as we posed for some practice pictures here at the lottery, but you could always put them on little sticks and hold them up to your face that way. And, do we need to give a definition here for a selfie? If so, it’s a photo that you take of yourself, typically using a smartphone or webcam.)
We’ll accept entries in our selfie Facebook and Twitter contests from noon today (Oct. 21) through noon next Tuesday (Oct. 28). Enter either contest by posting your photo to the lottery’s Facebook wall or by replying to @ialottery on Twitter. On both platforms, you’ll need to use the hashtag #PlayMMC in your post.
On Wednesday, Oct. 29, we’ll compile all the eligible photos we’ve received and randomly select a total of 10 winners from among them. There will be five winners on Facebook and five winners on Twitter. Each winner will receive $25 in coupons for free plays in the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB lottery game and a SWEET swag-bag of game merchandise, including a T-shirt, coffee mug, notes journal, pen and key-chain ticket scratcher!
We’ll announce the contest winners Oct. 29 on our website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
We'll notify the winners by direct message on social media to claim their prize. If you're one of the winners, you'll need to verify some information with us to receive your prize! Winners will have until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to verify their information. We'll also select alternates in case any of the winners are ineligible.
To get started, just print out the templates from our website and carefully cut them out. Then either tape the props to the appropriate spots on your face (werecommend using Scotch tape) or attach them to sticks or straws to hold them up in front of your face to achieve your best Mr. MONOPOLY look. If you don’t have a smartphone or don’t want to take your own picture, have someone take a photo of you as you pose with your top hat and mustache props. Just remember to post your photo to our Facebook wall or in reply to @ialottery on Twitter following the instructions above to be eligible!
A few other details:
- All entries have to be posted during the contest entry period – photos received before or after the posted deadlines won’t be eligible.
- You must currently be residing in Iowa to participate.
- You have to be at least 21 years old to enter.
- There's no purchase necessary to enter or win.
- You can only enter once on each platform. If you try to enter more than once, only your first entry will be accepted.
- Remember to include the #PlayMMC tag so that we can easily find your submission.
And now for the fine print:
Your submission of an entry indicates your agreement to the promotion rules listed here. Only eligible entries may be selected to win prizes. Ineligible entries include: entries submitted by individuals prohibited from playing or winning Iowa Lottery prizes by operation of law, entries that infringe upon a third party’s intellectual property, or entries that are defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of another’s privacy, or not within the spirit of the promotion as determined in the Iowa Lottery’s sole discretion.
This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to the Iowa Lottery and not to Facebook or Twitter. The information you provide will only be used for lottery purposes. The risk of loss for electronic misdelivery, late delivery or failure of receipt for information entered electronically remains with entrant regardless of the cause of the transmission failure. By entering this contest, you agree to release Facebook and Twitter of all liability arising from this contest.