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07-05-2014, 05:48 PM
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Draft Lottery - Be a GM

Am I the only one that hardly ever wins the lottery? I can finish last 5 times and win it maybe once, I have won it more trading for bad teams picks (end up being around 4-8) at the deadline. It seems that 5th place wins quite a bit for me as well.

Is it because the game doesn't want to to just trade away all your players? I still expect to win the lottery at least 25% of the time but never do.

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07-06-2014, 02:07 AM
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I never win it when I finish last overall

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I didn't even know there was a lottery. The last place team always gets 1st overall in my Be A Gm. Am I forgetting to edit a setting before I create the new franchise?

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I always forget there's a lottery cause typically I rebuild in the first year and acquire 5-8 of the first 10 picks of the draft.

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Am I the only one that hardly ever wins the lottery? I can finish last 5 times and win it maybe once, I have won it more trading for bad teams picks (end up being around 4-8) at the deadline. It seems that 5th place wins quite a bit for me as well.

Is it because the game doesn't want to to just trade away all your players? I still expect to win the lottery at least 25% of the time but never do.

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Ya I never win it. I'm pretty sure it's rigged so that most of the time you don't win it. That's just my guess though.

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Nope, when I finish last (which isn't often for me to finish that low ) I usually win it, but however the CPU team for me that finishes last never gets the pick they rightfully deserve, lol.

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Worse thing that happened to me is I finished dead last in the league and the second worst team wins the lottery so I'm stuck with the second overall pick.

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In one of my BeAGMs in NHL 12, my team finished last three years in a row. The first year, I ended up losing the lottery and ended up with the 4th overall and the second year I ended up with the 2nd overall pick. The third time ended up being the charm as I won the lottery and ended up drafting a player that would go on to win every single major award at least once in his career with the exception of the Masterton trophy so in the end I had the last laugh

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Worse thing that happened to me is I finished dead last in the league and the second worst team wins the lottery so I'm stuck with the second overall pick.
ive always assumed that there was an algorithm to decide this, something along the lines of, last place person who has played the most amount of games, so if the 3rd last place team who has the most manned games played will win the draft lottery. Just a theory, but I feel I have come across this more than once.

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When I finish last place I lose the lottery 90% of the time
I find that 5th place wins it a lot too.

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In one of my GM modes in 14, I started off with Detroit and won the cup in the first season. went into the 2nd season with the exact same roster except a couple guys let go in FA. The season went bad and I tried to salvage the season by making trades and what not. Finished 5th last in the league and won the Lottery and drafted McDavid and proceeded to win the cup in next season. It was fun, but than we struggled for a couple of seasons until McDavid was our savior.

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Sucks to hear about everyone's luck with 5th overall. I just finished a rebuild season this weekend, ended up 5th overall and drafted at 5th. I still got a good pick, but Reinhart and Ekblad were both gone when I picked.

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When I finish last place I lose the lottery 90% of the time
I find that 5th place wins it a lot too.
Boston got the first overall pick like 2 or 3 years in a row and never came last

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I very rarely win it as well when I tank.

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Well, I just played a season where I finished last place in 2018-19. Guess what?
The fifth place team won the lottery. As usual.

Things turned out great though, the 1st overall pick was a 3.5 green star defender with a low overall whereas I ended up with an 84 overall 4.5 yellow star PWF center.

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