Lotteries definitely had a draw for me when they were scheduled. I know they said that lotteries were never intended to be a regular thing, but I really don't see why not. I think it was a good thing. Since the schedule is not likely to return, though, I do keep hoping that after Helm's Deep launches and has some time to get going, they'll happen a little more often (even if just for silly things like a bit of silver and fireworks) and for minimum 24 hour periods instead of 30 min periods.
[color=#48D1CC][b][i]Imladris[/i][/b][/color] - [color=#9370D8]Moravya[/color][color=#FFE4E1][i], 70 Lore-master[/i][/color]