Livingplayfully wrote:For me this is a fun mystery to solve, kinda like a crossword..
Did they do the tiers 123 or 321, This can be easily solved if someone can provide information that they were charged 240 on their cc prior to someone being charged 390. I think all of the evidence I've seen so far points to 321.
Was the 390 tier a sell out, I think it probably was but I'd like to know for sure. Did you put in at 390 and receive a 320 or 240?
Lastly, did you put in at 390 and not get a ticket at all? I realize this won't solve the problem any better than the questions above but you are who I would carry the most sadness for.
You're still guessing. I know for a fact that I was charged $390 before someone was charged $240. That tells us that they charged cards 3, 2, 1.
But you don't know that my name could have been drawn in the $390s yesterday, and my friend at $240 was drawn 3 days previous. Nothing has told us yet that name selection happened at the moment that CC processing happened.
MASTURBATORY THOUGHTS AHOY!
I would have to assume that all tiers were sold out as the demand was greater than the amount of tickets. Now... nothing tells us that for sure. It could be that most people registered for the two lower teirs and filled them up, but less than 15,000 people selected $390 as a possibility. Those tickets will be rolled into the $390 x 10,000 secondary sale...
However my gut tells me that statistically, all the requests would have filled up more or less evenly. Maybe with a weighting towards the $240 tier having an inordinate amount of requests. My reasoning behind that is as follows: Were I to game the system by having friends and loved ones get into the lottery, I'd reduce my skin in the game. I'd get 10 entries x2 tickets into the $240, since my cash outlay is likely to be similar to that if I was in 5x2 for the $390 lottery. I get more bang for my entry...
THIS IS ALL CONJECTURE. I HAVE NO POINTS OF DATA TO BACK UP ANYTHING.