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Alma/Bacon County Census Committee announces contest with $500 cash prize


Starting Wednesday, August 12, anyone completing the 2020 Census could be eligible to win one of dozens of $20 gift cards to Jay's IGA and a $500 cash grand prize.

To enter, simply complete your 2020 Census online, or by phone, and email your confirmation number to Include your Census confirmation number (This will be given to you after you complete the Census online, or by phone.), name, and a daytime telephone number. The same info can also be dropped off in the City of Alma drop box at the courthouse.

Winners will be announced each weekday on the Alma/Bacon County Complete Count Census Committee Facebook page and on Classic Country 104.3 on the radio. Weekday prizes will be available for pick up, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the City of Alma drive-thru window at the courthouse.

You can fill out a Census form online at, by phone in English at 844-330-2020 or in Spanish at 844-468-2020, or by mail by sending back the questionnaire mailed out to household to: U.S. Census Bureau, National Processing Center, 100 Logistics Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47144. 

Sorry, only those completing the Census online or by phone are eligible for this contest.

Prizes will consist of gift cards to Jay’s IGA, with a grand prize of $500.00 cash. There will be one drawing per weekday from August 12 through September 30. The grand prize winner will be drawn from all combined (including weekday winners) entries from August 12 through September 29.

Potential winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Limit of one $20 gift card per person or household for weekday drawings. The Alma/Bacon County Complete Count Census Committee reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or winner who is not eligible or has violated a rule, gained an unfair advantage, or has obtained winner status using fraudulent means. All drawings will be conducted by the Alma/Bacon County Complete Count Census Committee, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters related to the contest.

• No need to be present to win the drawing.

• Must be 18 years or older to enter the drawing.

* Entries must be from households residing within Bacon County boundaries.

• One entry per household.

Questions can be sent to Current elected officials, employees, and contractors of Alma or Bacon County and such individual’s family members (spouse, parents, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and spouses of children grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and members of the ABC Complete Count Census Committee are not eligible to enter the contest.