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(#235SE) BIG Lottery 9 Year Anniversary Draw - 40B ISK in prizes and 21 months of free gametime.

#1 - 2012-04-30 00:24:18 UTC  |  Edited by: TornSoul

The BIG Lottery

The BIG Lottery 9 Year Anniversary
Round # 235

Yet another year has gone by with The BIG Lottery running non-stop round after round, and giving away billions each time.

We can now celebrate The BIG Lottery 9 year anniversary!

Nine years - Gosh...

In those 9 years
50.375 unique characters have bought
709.394.864 tickets in The BIG Lottery (which equals 709 billion ISK - and change)

I'm very happy we have finally reached the 50K unique characters milestone - That's huge!

For the 2nd year running, we've been able to keep a constant set of prizes throughout the year (7.5 billion ISK up for grabs each round)
Our friends at EOH (, who have sponsored The BIG Lottery with 500M ISK each round is a contributor to making that possible.
Without the sponsorship we most certainly would have had to reduce prizes at some time.

So think kindly of EOH, or better yet, go give them a visit!

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Important changes for the duration of the 9 year Anniversary Round

  • The ticket cap has been raised to 200K tickets (200M ISK) per character (not account)
  • 25 percent bio link bonus : The usual bio link bonus is not in effect

So what do we have to offer for the nine year anniversary round?
Some truly BIG prizes of course

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The BIG Lottery 9 Year Anniversary prizes :

  • 1st : 25B ISK + 12 months of free gametime
  • 2nd : 10B ISK + 6 months of free gametime
  • 3rd : 5B ISK + 3 months of free gametime

- Free gametime is sponsored by CCP
- 3rd prize ISK is sponsored by EOH

Round #235 - The BIG Lottery 9 Year Anniversary round runs
from Monday, April 30th, 2012
to Sunday, May 13th, 2012

-- Only tickets bought in that timeframe are valid for the anniversary draw.

Round #235 drawing : Monday, May 14th, 2012, 1800 EVE time (GMT) in ingame channel 'BIG Games'.

Please be aware of all the scammers out there that sets up look-alike characters to try and scam you out of your ISK.
The character to send your ISK to is "BIG Games" and is a member of BIG - and no one else, no matter what they say.

Good Luck all.
Blue Dreams Plus
#2 - 2012-04-30 02:30:22 UTC
Wow 9 yrs, anyways grabbed some tickets and good luck to all Big smile

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xueyou zhan
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2012-04-30 04:55:18 UTC
Sounds good.
Stylus Talvanen
#4 - 2012-04-30 10:18:02 UTC
Good Luck to all... 1 year free game time is pretty sweet IMO... Shocked
#5 - 2012-04-30 16:13:34 UTC
Nice going TornSoul \o/
pity members of BIG cannot play :(

Nicole Crenshaw
#6 - 2012-04-30 21:22:26 UTC
hello my name is dennis i have a few question about it

1 how much dose a ticket cost
2 what is the max amount of tickets you can buy on one character and how much is that i isk
3 do you have to give a number or just it go off your name
4 do you have to put a reason whe you are sending the money
5 hwo is the winning ticket drwn

thank you
#7 - 2012-04-30 22:09:12 UTC
All and more answers to the above are available at the front page of the BIG Lottery page and the FAQ respectively.

Go take a look - Might answer a few other questions.
Lady Galadriel
Amarr Empire
#8 - 2012-05-01 07:27:47 UTC
BIg Lottery , A keystone of Eve !
#9 - 2012-05-01 11:31:23 UTC
My life got a 30 year anniversary May 6. 2012.
None throw a lottery for me :v
Ancient Artifacts
#10 - 2012-05-02 08:55:58 UTC
Congrats on 9 years!
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2012-05-02 16:27:02 UTC  |  Edited by: Vikura
Congratulations on 9 yearsAttention


I had BIG Games in my contacts lists from years back when i did participate in your lottery. I wanted to send some money to my alt that got nearly same background on avatar's picture as BIG Games character got, and sended 350mil ISK to it by mistake.

I kindly ask if that money could be returned as it was mistake, please?

Time: 16:12
Reason: alt
Ammount: 350 000 000 ISK


Ps. did also send eve-mail to BIG Games regarding this mistake

#12 - 2012-05-02 18:34:35 UTC
Hooray BIG Lottery
#13 - 2012-05-02 20:05:32 UTC
No longer the top news story sadly - That usually impacts ticket sales significantly. The earlier it happens, the more... ::sadface::

With the new nifty graph I've put on there, that should be very visible in a couple of days I think.

#14 - 2012-05-06 15:51:02 UTC
Graph on anniversary page enabled again.

Turns out JSON request have a max length over which it throws an error... Who knew... :-)

Easy to fix - once identified...

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And as mentioned in my previous post - It is now very easy to see when exactly the BIG Lottery news post dropped from the top of the page....
T'amber Anomandari Demaleon
#15 - 2012-05-07 03:16:33 UTC
Nice work Torn, congrats.

#16 - 2012-05-07 16:13:11 UTC  |  Edited by: TornSoul
and - it's also very easy to see when the ISD news post aired P (yesterday)

And YAY! - As of this writing, we've broken the ticket sales record!!!

If we *really* go high above the old record - There might be a few additional prizes Blink
#17 - 2012-05-07 18:22:00 UTC
TornSoul wrote:

It is now very easy to see when exactly the BIG Lottery news post dropped from the top of the page....

TornSoul wrote:
very easy to see when the ISD news post aired P (yesterday)

Added a couple of flags to the graph - Identifying the two events exactly.

Take a look :
Caldari State
#18 - 2012-06-04 10:54:24 UTC
So looked at your site seems you paid out around 10 billion but only collected 6 ish. Theres no way in hell I believe you are doing this at a loss. If you made sure the number one winner was always affiliated with the organization and paid off the smaller two to give some credibility, I guess that would make sense. Relitively easy 2bil a week.