Okay, by popular (Auhjos') demand, understanding that I accept any punishment given to me if I cheat the players who give their trust and their stuff to me, and with full knowledge that said punishment could well result in a ban, with the power vested in me by the fact that I am a mod of considerable knowledge, wealth (a little of it), held in respect, being the handsomest player on the server, and my most austere quality of being the humblest around, without a current veto from Pythros denying this (the lottery, not my qualities), I hereby announce the first Server Wide Lottery! To reiterate how this will work: For now, there will be a three day delay between lottery drawings. This is so that we have enough participation; I may shorten the time between drawings if there is great demand for this, or if we have an astounding number of people who enter the lottery. I reserve the right to hold off the lottery for a few days if there is not enough participation for a certain time period. The members who have already bought a lottery ticket have the right, after six days without a drawing, to demand a refund for their ticket, if no drawing has been held on account of participation. The lottery will be drawn with numbers from Random.org. Anyone who buys a ticket is to post in this thread, giving their number. There is a limit of five tickets per person; I would suggest only buying one for now, however, until participation picks up. The price of the tickets is subject to change; I can, at requests, set the price at different amounts of tallents, or amounts of iron or other valuable materials. However, everyone who wants a ticket must pay; there will be no free tickets at all. If there is less than four players who have bought tickets, I will issue a refund for those who bought tickets. Payout will be about 75% of the ticket sales. If we have an astounding amount of people buying tickets, I will raise the percentage of the payout. Payout goes only to the winner of the lottery, and there will be no prize for second place at this time. I may in the future draw a second number for a smaller second place prize, perhaps a full refund of the ticket price. Currently, I am only selling tickets for tallents. This is to make it easier for the time being, as I will have to figure out how exactly people could deposit goods in a certain location where I could access them, yet not have others stealing. As it stands, the current plan is this: To have a location by spawn where chests can be placed, which will hold the wares of any material ticket prices. The player will place the chest themselves, and then give me access to the chest. This would allow you to place the stuff in there, and me to take it out to give to the winning player. When you buy a lottery ticket, you will send the (money/item/items) to me, Mcon. For tallents, the command is /money pay Mcon <price for the current lottery>. For giving me access to the chest you place, I don't know the exact command, but it can be found by typing in /lwc, and that will give you a list in which you can add members to a chest lock. When you have done this, you can post in this thread giving your ticket number. You can have any number of two digits, from 1 all the way to 99. I might have forgotten something, so if you have questions, ask them. The drawing time will be 6:30 AM, EST on Wednesday, October 19th. Drawing times will always be held at 6:30 AM, EST. They days will change, though. Current price for one ticket: 200 tallents. With ten people participating, that means the prize for the winner will be 1500 tallents. The winner will gain a total of 1300 tallents net, and that is if we only have ten people. Have at!