PowerPick, Inc. (PowerPick) is a provider of lottery services to persons who wish to play any of the following lottery games offered by the Arizona Lottery: Powerball®, Mega Millions®, The Pick®™, Fantasy 5™ and Pick 3™. The trademarks are property of the Arizona Lottery or used under license by the Lottery. PowerPick offers two services - a Pooling Service and a Subscription Service both of which operate independently from the Arizona Lottery and makes no claim of any state endorsement or affiliation. Orders cannot be placed through the website www.powerpick.com, which is for information only. All orders must be placed by phone, mail, in person, or through www.ezpooling.com. Players must be 21 years of age and have an Arizona mailing address.
PowerPick acts as an agent for persons who wish to share ownership of Arizona Lottery tickets (e.g., The Pick, Powerball, etc.) with other persons by pooling their money and sharing the ticket ownership and any winnings. Because PowerPick creates many pools, not all players will share in all winnings. No matter how many tickets a person is sharing, there are probably other tickets in the same game that the person is not sharing in.
As an agent for each person, PowerPick provides the following services: PowerPick locates other persons wishing to pool their money, collects their money, selects the number sets to be purchased for each lottery ticket, assigns each person to the tickets that will be purchased on behalf of them and the other persons with whom they will be sharing ownership, delivers their funds to the lottery retailer, purchases the tickets from the lottery retailer on behalf of the persons who will be sharing the tickets, provides each person with a listing of all ticket numbers for all the tickets by draw date that they will be sharing with other persons. In addition, PowerPick checks each ticket for winnings after every drawing, maintains ownership records for each person, provides each person with a summary of their winnings, and oversees the collection and distribution of all winnings. The cost of these and other services as well as the cost of the tickets is included in the price of each PowerPick selection. All jackpot winnings will be claimed with the lump sum cash payment option unless that option is not available or if each person is able to decide whether or not to claim cash or annuity.
PowerPick creates various lottery pools, some of which are given names for marketing purposes such as FastTrack, Last Minute Blast, Hot Ticket etc. The compositional structure of all pools is complex, but to simplify the explanation, PowerPick uses common phrases such as Group Size 200, Group Size 100, Group Size 50, Group Size 25, Group Size 20 Group Size 10 or the term used may be "pool size" instead of "group size" etc. In every such simplified phrase, the person would own 1/200th, 1/100th, 1/50th, 1/25th, 1/20th or 1/10th of the pool of tickets, and they would receive 1/200th, 1/100th, 1/50th, 1/25th, 1/20th or 1/10th of the winnings. Other times, PowerPick may state that the pool is being shared by 200, 100, 50, etc. which means the person would receive 1/200, 1/100 or 1/50th of the ownership and winnings. It does not mean that they will actually share with 199, 99, 49, 24, 19 or 9 other people. The actual make-up of any pool, will most likely be heterogeneous ownership percentages meaning that a pool may be made up of 2 persons owning a 10% share plus 6 people owning a 4% share plus 15 people owning a 2% share plus 20 people owning a 1% share plus 12 people owning a 1/2% share, which in total equals 100%. There are many instances that pools of tickets are less than 100% full. In that case PowerPick will own the remaining percent. ALL pools are subject to availability as determined by PowerPick.
The price of every offer represents a single share in the pool. A person can purchase multiple shares, but the default is always a single share. For example, a person can purchase two shares in a group size of 25, in which case the person would increase their proportionate share of the winnings to 2/25ths. The cost for multiple shares is the cost of a single share multiplied by the number of shares.
All the tickets that a person owns jointly with others, along with the draw dates and Group Size are listed on their "Pool Numbers" screen that is accessed under "Orders and Results" or "View Orders & Results." That screen and the buttons to reach that screen will be available once the person logs in under www.ezpooling.com. Each member can also click on "Email Cert." which is a link on that screen to send themselves a copy of the ticket numbers. For some special pools, a "Confirmation Certificate" may also be mailed to the member via U.S. mail. There are no other tickets that the member shares in.
Participant's Sharing Agreement - This Pooling Participant’s Sharing Agreement is hereby included as part of the Terms and Conditions of using PowerPick’s services, and includes the following two paragraphs on "Cash-paying participants" and "Bankcard paying participants". The purpose of this sharing agreement is to comply with the rules and regulations concerning the restriction that bankcards cannot be used for the purchase of lottery tickets. This agreement provides for the legal separation of funds so that PowerPick can continue to provide its customers with all of the services and benefits they have been accustomed to receiving since 1995. Under this agreement, debit and credit cards will be used to pay for the management service, while cash/checks will be used to pay for the tickets.
Cash-paying participants (cash, paper check, electronic check, money order, winnings, etc.) agree that any lottery tickets purchased as a result of funds they have provided can be included in any pools to be shared by those who make up that pool. The sharing of those tickets includes other Cash-paying participants whose funds are also used to pay for lottery tickets, and Bankcard paying participants because the Bankcard paying participant’s funds are being used to help pay for PowerPick’s services as described under the Terms and Conditions stated herein, which benefit the Cash-paying participants.
Bankcard paying participants (debit or credit cards) agree that their funds will not be used to purchase any lottery tickets, and should only be used to help pay for PowerPick’s services as described under the Terms and Conditions stated herein. In return for paying for these services, the bankcard paying participants shall share in the pooled tickets that they have subscribed to, and which have been paid for with funds provided by the Cash-paying participants.
Compliance with Visa and Mastercard Rules - No funds from credit or debit card payments are used to purchase lottery tickets. Funds from bankcards will only be used to pay for accounting, reporting and administrative services. All lottery tickets will only be purchased with money deposited via cash, money orders, traditional checks, and electronic check. PowerPick agrees that the funds from bankcards will be deposited in a separate bank account from the cash/check deposits account so that there is no comingling of funds. Payments for the purchase of all lottery tickets will be paid out of the cash/check deposit account only. Excess funds from the cash/check deposits account will be paid to PowerPick’s corporate account to help pay for overhead.
Delivery Method and Times - In most cases, pooled tickets are posted to www.ezpoooling.com within a minute from when the member places their order. If the order was placed through the PowerPick office, the ticket numbers will be available for viewing within 24 hours from when the order is entered, and always before the drawing takes place. A Confirmation Certificate is also mailed by U.S. mail within 24 hours that the order is placed for four week or longer plays unless the member has requested no mail.
Arizona and Federal Legal Requirements - Arizona law currently prohibits ticket purchases by persons under the age of 21. Federal law requires Arizona addresses for all mailings. (Members do not have to be Arizona residents but they must have an Arizona mailing address.)
Player Balances - Members have up to one year, after their last play, to use or claim the balance in their account and claims can be made over the telephone, U.S. mail, or by email. A check will be issued within 5 business days. Balances not claimed after one year from their last play may revert to PowerPick at PowerPick's discretion. No check will be issued for any amount under $3. For any amount under $3, free pooled plays will be issued in the game requested by the member.
Returned Payment by Financial Institution - If a persons payment for a PowerPick selection is returned or rejected by the bank, all claims to any ticket ownership and winnings WILL BE FORFEITED and a $15 charge will be assessed. All costs and or charges associated with a Chargeback will be assessed to the member. PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE RESUBMITTED AND TICKET OWNERSHIP CANNOT BE RECLAIMED. If time and/or workload permits, PowerPick will attempt to contact the person whose payment was returned or rejected to see if they want to re-order a new play, however, under no circumstances will PowerPick be responsible for a person missing any lottery drawings because of a returned or rejected payment. It is up to each person to make sure that they have the funds available and that PowerPick has the correct account number, expiration date, or any other pertinent information.
PowerPick Liability - If a person’s payment was valid, but due to an unforeseen event, PowerPick does not purchase lottery tickets for a particular drawing, PowerPick will have the option of providing a proportionate credit or refund, provide additional chances, i.e., an additional night of drawings, or make a substitution with chances from another lottery game. Such events might include, but are not limited to the following: The lottery machines are not functioning properly, the Arizona Lottery has modified or eliminated a game that directly affects the persons selection, or some other error or omission on the part of the Lottery or PowerPick occurs which results in PowerPick not purchasing lottery tickets for a particular drawing, or an error or omission on the part of PowerPick not completing the person's order as requested. PowerPick’s liability as a result of any error, omission, act, or negligence relating in any way to its service shall be limited to the cost of the person’s selection ordered.
Refund Policy - At any time, a member may request to cancel their pooling club selection. The refund amount will be equal to the unused portion of their selection less a $7 or 8% cancellation fee, whichever is greater. The request can be made by returning the certificate by US mail with the word "Cancel" dated and signed, or in person, or the request can be made by sending an email, but for a cancellation by email there must be a return email or email acknowledgement from PowerPick to complete the request. If PowerPick has to close its operations for reasons beyond its control, the prorata unused portion of active orders will be credited to each member's account, and a refund will be made to each of those members less a $7 fee for processing (labor, postage, envelopes, bank charges, checks, etc.). The processing fee will also apply to refunds of balances in inactive accounts.
Unlike the Pooling Service where the ticket ownership and winnings are shared, the tickets purchased under this service and the winnings are owned 100% by the person subscribing to this service. The fee for this service is based on the order. Subscription Services do not include any of the bonuses that are offered to the persons who subscribe to the Pooling Service such as Free Scratcher Tickets. The Subscription Service does, however, allow the person to choose their own numbers, which is a service not currently provided under the Pooling Service. PowerPicks liability for these services remain the same as noted above.
Prices, selections, bonuses, and any and all Terms and Conditions of the Pooling and Subscription services are subject to change. All changes will be updated and maintained at www.powerpick.com and www.ezpooling.com. The invalidity or unenforceability of any portion of this agency relationship agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other portion of this agreement, each of which shall remain in full force and effect.
Last Updated: 8/1/2016