Quite proudly, we have just launched a major update to our Bitcoin Lottery.
A Bitcoin Lottery? Yes, and it’s free, too!
So head over there and claim your free tickets!
Please keep in mind, we are just launching this project in a second beta, so there might still be some bugs that we will have to chase out.
We made a small change to the prize draw rules: A single player can no longer win more than one prize during a raffle. Before the change it would have been possible (however unlikely) for a single player with many tickets to win all 3 prizes in one round. We thought this would be kind of unfair, so we changed this quickly today.
Here’s some top secret insights on round 3’s results:
– the grand winner owned 23 tickets when the raffle ended.
– the 2nd winner, that was us (our donations address), was playing with 30 tickets.
– the 3rd winner had claimed only 2 tickets and won with 0,28% final odds!
Because we won 2nd prize ourselves this round, we decided to throw some extra BTC back to the Prize Pool. Round 4 is on folks! More winners on Sunday!
We have had a bot attack over night! Someone managed to enter the raffle with over 1000 BTC addresses and random IPs. To keep the raffle fair we have taken some quick measures to lock the bots out, but we also had to bulk-delete all tickets submitted between 04:40 and 10:34 (UTC) today. Sorry for the inconvenience. If we have deleted some of your honestly claimed tickets, please leave a comment and we will do what’s possible to restore them!
We hate CAPTCHAs just as much as you do. However, there were still some suspected cheaters lately and we see no other choice than putting a CAPTCHA in place to keep it fair for all “human” players. What we have set up right now is a quick fix to lock the bots and scripters out for good! We’ll try to think of something less annoying for the longer term.
Today we are announcing the LIFT Lottery 2.0 BETA. We have upgraded our Lottery with a lot of awesome new features. You can now win multiple tickets and instant satoshis. This update is not fully finished and tested, yet, but we decided to let you play right ahead anyway. Enjoy!
Please keep in mind this is a very early test so we might run into some issues.
We have just deployed a very important update! You are now able to view the lottery’s previous winners at the very bottom of the page.
We have changed the schedule a bit. After Sunday we will move to 48hrs per raffle. With the fine exception of the sunday raffle lasting only 24hrs. To compensate for the longer raffles we have also increased the prizes generously
Due to several requests by our players we have rolled out a new feature! Each player can now select to delay his payments indefinitely beyond reaching the dust limit. The feature can be found under the expanded player details! By default every player will be included in the next payout as soon as his pending balance reaches 5430 Satoshis. Now you can decide to let your pending balance build up as long as you wish before being transferred to your wallet.
The greatly missed “paid-per-view” site CoinVisitor.com has offered to sponsor our lottery for a while. It’s time to cheer! We have doubled prizes and 12hour raffles for the coming days! read more
The raffles have been switched back to drawing prizes once every 24 hours.
Today the LIFT Lottery has been running for 2 months! Spot-on, Google AdSense has blocked our account for yet unknown reasons. We are looking into new ways to finance the lottery now.
We greatly appreciate any constructive feedback! Just leave us a comment below or join the discussion on bitcointalk.org.