Thank you for celebrating Hopscotch’s Birthday with us! We enjoyed playing the creative projects that you made. One thing that has been dwelling on the back of everyone’s mind is the Hopscotch Birthday Raffle.
And the winner is …
Congratulations to michelley578 for winning the grand prize of 888 seeds
How did you decide the winner?
The short answer is that we used Random Name Picker - Quickly Pick A Random Name to pick out a winner.
The complete process if anyone is interested:
- Download the seed purchase data from our server
- Clean and parse the data sheet using Excel
- Tally each person’s raffle entries (Say if Yuanyuan bought two “1 Entry” and two “5 Entries”, the software will calculate the sum, then display a table that says Yuanyuan, 12)
- Use this new information to create separate entries for each person as if you put tickets into a box. For example, if my table looks like:
Then I will transform it into a list that looks like this:
The reason behind this step is so that we can use this data in the Random NamePicker Webtool. Fun fact: Technically, I can skip this step and use my original table if the webtool allows us to randomize lists that are weighted.
- Use the Random NamePicker Webtool to select our random winner.
How do I know if this result is genuine?
- The website stores information for this raffle to make sure we can’t temper with the result. Read more here.
- The more old-fashioned proof: I made a screen recording here.
If this is you:
“Aw man, this is no fun. Yuanyuan made such a short post. I wish there’s something more exciting.”
I have more druuum roooolls for you :D!
the winners of…
the hidden prizes of the Hopscotch Birthday Raffle!
If your raffle ticket entry number contains one digit of 8, you have won 1 seeds.
If your raffle ticket entry number contains two digits of 8, you have won 8 seeds.
If your raffle ticket entry number contains three digits of 8, you have won 80 seeds.
Early Bird Special Prize (first one to enter the raffle), 80 seeds: Kaila808
That’s it for now! Happy Hopscotching