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What are the conditions and requirements for competition draws?

By Meagan Boschetti,

30 July 2020

Draw Requirements

For national game of chance promotions, a prize draw must be conducted within 30 days of the close date. Where practicable, members of the public should be given the opportunity to witness the draw.

Accordingly, the competition terms and conditions must include the draw date and locations, which must be within Australia. You should also ensure that the competition draw dates do not fall on a weekend or public holiday.

For national promotions, an unclaimed prize draw must be conducted at least 3 months after the original draw date (unless the prize is time dependent e.g. an event prize).

Electronic Prize Draws

If the draw is to be conducted using a computerised random system, including a random number generator in excel, then approval is required in SA. Formal approval of the electronic drawing system must be obtained from the SA lottery department.

A manual draw whereby you collect printed entries and draw from a barrel/container, does not require any approvals.

Scrutineer Requirements:

A scrutineer might be required to witness your prize draw if your promotion is running in the following states:

Conducting prize draws and the approval process may create an unnecessary administrative burden on your office.

Plexus Promotion Wizard can conduct your draw and free your team from the admin.

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