[Mann Co.] Lottery Information & Rules

This page will show you the steps on the general rules and information about the lottery, including how to actually join one. It’s very important that you read everything if you are not familiar with this lottery and how it works.

[spoiler title=”STEP 1 – General Lottery Rules”]These are the general lottery rules, read them and please, be aware of them. These rules may change at any times, especially when some things has been forgotten to be added.

Participation in ONE forum only!
It’s important that you only join/participate the lottery in 1 forum and 1 forum only. Please don’t join through multiple forums as it makes my job harder. I’ll add a list of forums you can join in every single lottery I make within the main news.

Free to Play Users
I’m afraid I have to disappoint the Free to Player users for my lotteries. Only premium users are allowed to join. I’m sorry for this, but I prefer to play safe. Why don’t you become a premium? It’s cheap and Team Fortress 2 is well worth it.

SteamREP Tagged Users
For obvious reasons, all people who have been SteamREP tagged as a scammer will not be able to claim any item. However, those who have been tagged as caution will be reconsidered depending on how you gained it. Your SteamREP history will be checked as well!

Playtime requirements
Everyone who wishes to join needs to have at least a play time of 100+ hours. I’m sure you can manage, right?

No duplicate accounts & No Cheaters!
I do not accept cheating in any kind of way. This includes people who use duplicate accounts, I don’t allow people who are banned on my server (Trade server) to join the lottery either.

Rejection of winning item within good reason
I (Skyrider) have the right to reject the winning prize to any winner when I have a good and valid reason for it. For example, when you have not followed the rules.[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=”STEP 2 – Joining an active lottery “]Joining a lottery is relatively easy. Usually I’ll be posting the lottery on multiple forums. Which forums you can participate the forums in will be mentioned on each lottery.

Once you have chosen one, (and only one!) please visit: http://steamrep.com/

Search for your own steam information. You’ll see “Profile Identifiers” somewhere in the middle. Click op “Copy Info” at the right:

Then paste the information in any of the active/open lottery threads on the forums I’m hosting the lottery on.

You may wonder why I ask for this and the answer is simple. I’d like to know who you are before I accept you in the lottery. The lottery is completely free so I don’t think you have much to worry about. Trust me, I’ll only use the info for the lottery purposes, nothing more.[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=”STEP 3 – The how, what, why, where and when.”]

-= What site will you use to pick the winners ??=-
TF2Lottery is making use of the raffle system of TF2Raffle.com. It’s recommended for you to login on the site first (by using steam login). Once you have done that and have joined an active lottery of TF2Lottery, you’ll (in time) will receive a private message which contains a private link (one time use only) in order for you to join the lottery.

-= Why am I not on the lottery list yet?=-
Be patient. I’m adding everyone on the list all by myself, and it takes time for me to invite everyone. Everyone who has joined will receive a private message which contains a link that you can use to join the lottery. It may take a few minutes, hours or perhaps a few days. But don’t worry, you’ll receive your link. It just needs some time.

-= How do I know if I’m invited? =-
That entirely depends on where you have joined the lottery. I’m posting the lottery on multiple forums, and you can apply on where I post them. So let’s say, if you decide to join through the Steam Forums, then you shall receive a private message on the steam forums, with below as an example:

The private message will contain the link you need in order to join the lottery.

Join through the official TF2Lottery forums? Then you’ll see something like this:

and this:

-= Have I been added to the lottery? I clicked my private link! =-
The private message I send you clearly states how exactly to join the lottery. But that’s very easy. Once you’ve joined however, you have to be sure that you are in the participation list. Go to the TF2R link I provided on each lottery and scroll down. You should see this:

Check if your name is on the participation list. Be sure to click on “ENTER” button once you clicked the private link I gave you.

-= Why do other people get invited faster?=-
That’s because of the limitation of the Steam Forums. I can only send 1 private message each minute every time, so it takes me 20 minutes just to send out 20 private messages to people containing a link. This is why people are being invited quicker on the official TF2Lottery forums because it has no limitation on how much Private Messages I can send.

-= When Will the Lottery End? =-
There are 2 ways how the lottery can end. The first one once the time hits 0 or when all the lottery participation slots has been filled. Seeing the participation slots never get’s filled entirely, it all depends on the timer. I usually set the timer to 2 weeks so I have all the time I need to add everyone on the lottery list. Want to know how much time there is left? And how many people have joined so far? Check out the TF2R link given out in every lottery.

-= How do I claim my winning item? =-

Won a lottery? Great! Now you can claim your item that you won! All Item Claims goes through here:

Claim your winning item!

But please, read this first:
How to claim a winning item!

It contains all the information you need to know on how to claim an item. I don’t wish to sound rude, but if you don’t fill in the information correctly, you might not be able to claim your winning item. It’s really important for people to read. You have 2 weeks in order to create a thread to claim your winning item. You are welcome to add / contact me regarding your item, as long you created a thread.

[spoiler title=”Participation postcount requirements! (important)”]I’d like to remind everyone that if you wish to participate outside the TF2Lottery official forums (such as the steam forums or FacePunch) that you need a certain post count. You need at least have a forum post count of 50. Those who don’t have enough posts on the steam or face punch forums are welcome to join through the TF2Lottery official forums.[/spoiler]

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