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    How Are Lottery Winners Chosen?

    Greetings. As an avid lottery player and often loser, I was wondering how winners are chosen? Not that I expect to increase my chances of winning :-) I was just curious of the system operation. Is there the same number of, say, "death cheese" offered in any one lottery as something more valuable like a Symbol of Celembrimbor? I do seem to collect a large amount of cheese to go with my fireworks :-)

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    Re: How Are Lottery Winners Chosen?

    From what I understand they're able to set who can enter the lottery (by level/class) and how many winners there are for each lottery. So there can be more winners for a low-profile items like the 'Wine of the Day' or 'Death Cheese' versus, say, Symbols of Celebrimbor.

    I assume it uses some sort of generic random selection method to pick winners.
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    Re: How Are Lottery Winners Chosen?

    This is my question also, but for another reason. In a lottery we all take our chances. I not only understand this, I accept it, so what I'm about to say is not 'sour grapes', but is instead becoming a concern of mine. When I enter the lotteries, I enter all my characters on both my VIP account and my free account. Fine. My VIP account has one character who won a lottery back in December, my free account has one character who has won two lotteries in that time. Good odds, I think.

    My brother has one character who has won six times in the last two months. And I'm talking the weekend lotteries, not the other quicky ones. How is this possible? I know there is no cheating going on because I do his entering for him.

    So although he and I laugh about it, I am still left scratching my head and saying 'What?'

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    Re: How Are Lottery Winners Chosen?

    It is a random drawing - some you hit and others you do not. Make sure to play often. In addition, the more toons you have the better your chances will be.

    I just won my first Symbol of Celebrimbor after my 3rd of 4th attempt in similar lotteries.

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    Re: How Are Lottery Winners Chosen?

    Sapience writes everyone's name who enters on post-it notes, puts them on a wall at Turbine HQ, and throws darts at the wall. If your post-it is lucky enough to get hit by a dart, you win!
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    Re: How Are Lottery Winners Chosen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Digero View Post
    Sapience writes everyone's name who enters on post-it notes, puts them on a wall at Turbine HQ, and throws darts at the wall. If your post-it is lucky enough to get hit by a dart, you win!
    I lol'd.

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    Re: How Are Lottery Winners Chosen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Digero View Post
    Sapience writes everyone's name who enters on post-it notes, puts them on a wall at Turbine HQ, and throws darts at the wall. If your post-it is lucky enough to get hit by a dart, you win!
    Actually I use photos I download from the web and cross match to your account info. But, same effect.

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    Re: How Are Lottery Winners Chosen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    Actually I use photos I download from the web and cross match to your account info. But, same effect.
    Does it increase our chances if we have more than one picture in the Real Life Pictures thread? Or pictures of our REALLY CUTE kid?
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    Re: How Are Lottery Winners Chosen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ayrolen View Post
    Does it increase our chances if we have more than one picture in the Real Life Pictures thread? Or pictures of our REALLY CUTE kid?
    You have to think in reverse - he is hitting it with a dart! Can't use a cute kid or a good looking kitten, he would subconsciously never want to hurt them! That's why I win so often, just not the horse - Sapience needs to practise that little wrist-movement ...
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