How We Conducted the 2018 Drawing for Free Tickets

On October 11, 2018, we held a drawing to give away four free tickets to see a Boston sports team. Everyone who responded to a survey about the changing needs for space was automatically eligible.

To ensure that the winner was chosen randomly, all entrants were exported from the survey module (hosted on on SurveyMonkey) and saved in an excel spreadsheet. Each entrant was listed in a number row. At 9:58am, we used a random number generator maintained by to pick a row number with the range of total number of entrants. The result was #67 and that gave us our winner.  A screenshot of the lucky “spin” is inserted below.


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