After about 2 months without lotteries, Leto and I finally got a chance to sit together. He explained me everything and so as of auction week 209, we'll be reinstating our weekly Lottery! For more info, read on The Europa Auction & Events Lottery! The Europa Auction & Events Lottery is a ticket-lottery with a weekly draw and a jackpot system. For only 50.000gp a ticket you get a chance to win up to almost 5.000.000gp. And that could be even more if there's a jackpot at stake! The draw is on wednesdays around 20.00 GMT / 21.00 CET (directly after the auctions) at the Europa Auction house. How the lottery works Every week, wednesdays around 20.00 GMT / 21.00 CET at the Europa Auction House, one winning number will be drawn from a maximum total of 100 sold tickets. The draw will be performed by a Lucky Dealer Personal Attendant (1d100). If the first draw comes up with a sold ticket this ticket will win the prizepool and the jackpot if there is one. Unsold numbers obviously aren't elegible for a prize. So if an unsold number is drawn there will be a re-draw, untill there is a winner. In the case of a re-draw part of the prizepool will go towards the jackpot according to the following table. 1st draw: Jackpot Winner! 2nd draw: 30% to Jackpot 3rd draw: 50% to Jackpot 50% is the maximum amount of the prizepool to go towards the Jackpot, no matter the amount of draws. The prizepool is the sum of all sold tickets. So if a ticket costs 50.000gp and 78 were sold, the prizepool would be 3.900.000gp. Unless stated otherwise a minimum of 20% of the maximum prizepool is guaranteerd by [EA&E]. So if a ticket costs 50.000gp the minimum prizepool would be 1.000.000gp, even if less then 20 tickets are sold. Note that 5% of the prizepool (not including the jackpot) will always be deducted to cover various costs involved with running lottery. Vendor fees being the lionshare. Buying a ticket To purchase a ticket all you have to do is find the NPC vendor selling them. Currently there's only one NPC vendor selling tickets, at the Europa Auction House (118°12'N - 104°29'E). Tickets are for sale from thursday to wednesday, up untill the draw. Claiming a prize Prizes can be claimed right after the draw. If you cannot attend the draw you can collect your prize up to 4 weeks after by contacting a staff member. Collecting your prize is entirely your own responsibility! Winning numbers will be announced on the Stratics Europa forums and our own website: www.Europa-Auction.com You need your prize ticket to claim your prize. So save it very carefully. Without this exact, un-altered ticket you won't be able to claim your prize. Disclaimer If for some reason the draw can not be done on the day it was set to it will be prosponed by one week exactly. All descisions made by EA&E personel are final. We understand a cetain amount of trust is involved in lotteries, specially should a dispute arrise over the validity of a ticket. We feel we have earned this trust and thus authority by proving our loyalty with over 3 years of weekly auctions. Do not attempt to alter or forge a ticket in any way. We WILL find out and you will find yourself banned from participating in this lottery and all our other activities. This lottery system was carefully thought through. So suffice to say simply copying or otherwise producing a fake ticket will not work.