Edited by: Chribba on 31/07/2009 08:58:07The lottery is CLOSED!
Winners announced here
This a lottery for a Avatar type titan and more. For the previous titan lottery go here
(each ticket is valid for all three prizes!).Basic lottery information
You will be purchasing tickets for 10 million ISK each, no limit to the amount of tickets. There are 10,000 tickets, in total returning 100 billion ISK, but I may chose to close the ticket sales at an earlier point if I see the interest decreasing and thus speeding up the end of the lottery and faster annoucing of a winner.
1st Prize: Avatar titan, T2 fittings, capital modules, fuel and drones.
2nd Prize: Revelation dreadnaught
3rd Prize: Archon carrier
Number of tickets in total: Between 8,500 and 10,000 depending on interest (lottery will be closed when reaching 10,000)
Lottery ends on Wed, Aug 19th, 18:00 or when 10,000 tickets has been sold.How will a winner be picked and how can we verify the winning number?
As there will be somewhere around 8,500 to 10,000 tickets in total I've chosen to simply put all the pilots into a database, and upon picking winner simply running a select statement ("select pilot from tickets order by newid()" - MSSQL), and the name that comes up is the winner.
While you cannot verify this via external sites and/or media it simply comes down to trust.
Check your tickets here: Linkage
Tickets will only be counted in the steps of 10, for example sending 12 million ISK will still only be counted as one ticket, and 2 million ISK will be treated as a donation. Sending 9,999,999.99 ISK will give you ZERO tickets as it will be rounded down.
A confirmation is available here
, so you can see how many tickets you have purchased and that your name is in the database. The data is imported on regular intervals via the API so it may take a few hours for it to show up.
So what if I can't fly a titan?
You are still able to participate of course, what happends if you win and cannot fly it - we will solve that in a few ways.
First we will see how long it would take you to train for it, if that isn't working out we'll see if you maybe have a friend or corp mate you trust the ship to until you are ready to fly it.
Ok so that still didn't work out, what happends then is that I will hold a "firesale" auction on the ship, starting at 50B
, whatever the ship gets sold for obviously is yours (winner).
You can also join the mailing list 'MS Lottery' for in-game information and updates of current and future lotteries.