Voting Lottery


Read about the motivation behind the lottery.

Who is eligible to win the $10,000 prize?

Any individual who is rightfully registered to vote in the County of Philadelphia and who casts a vote in person in the Philadelphia municipal general election on November 3, 2015. An individual need not cast a vote for any number of candidates or items on the ballot, but must have their ballot submitted to and counted by the Pennsylvania Secretary of State’s Office.

Who is ineligible to win?

  • Employees of The Philadelphia Citizen and their immediate family members
  • Elected officials and their immediate family members
  • Any individual employed by a campaign office whose candidate appears on the ballot in the November 3, 2015 Philadelphia municipal general election
  • Ineligible voters, as defined by the laws and regulations of the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the United States of America

How will the winner be selected?

On or before November 3, 2015, The Philadelphia Citizen will randomly select a polling place. The first voter who has cast a ballot to exit the polling station at the selected time will be the winner.

Should that person refuse the prize or be discovered to be ineligible on-site, then the next such individual shall be selected. This process will continue until a winner has been chosen. Should the winner selected that day be later discovered to be ineligible or otherwise refuse to accept the prize, then a new winner shall be drawn randomly from the full list of individuals who voted during the qualifying election. New winners shall be drawn until an eligible winner is selected.

Payment will be made within 90 days of certification of the vote and eligibility of the winner.

Personal Release Agreement

Acceptance of the prize constitutes agreement that The Philadelphia Citizen may use the name, likeness, voice, image, or any other similar representation of the winner for informational or commercial purposes, including but not limited to future articles, stories, promotional materials, and any other such materials produced or published by The Philadelphia Citizen for any reason, or by any of its current or future partners in conjunction with this contest or similar contests in the future.


The “voting lottery” event is a sweepstakes, and does not require purchase for entry.

This event is sponsored and promoted by The Philadelphia Citizen, 230 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102.

There shall be one prize of $10,000, and shall be paid in one lump sum to one individual. The method of payment shall be determined by The Philadelphia Citizen.

Odds of winning will vary based on the number of eligible voters who participate in the election.

The winner will be announced on within 30 days of verification that an eligible winner has been selected.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

For additional questions, contact The Philadelphia Citizen.

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