LOTTERIES - Achaea Online Help

17.4.4 LOTTERIES

In order to participate in an Achaean lottery, type LOTTERIES to see what
lotteries you can enter. 

If there is one available, you can LOTTERY INFO <lottery #> to get more 
information, including the prizes, the ways to buy and the ticket costs.

There can be three different types of ways to buy tickets:
1. You can buy tickets from the person who is running the lottery.
2. If the runner has decided to allow it, you can buy tickets at the Lottery
   Office in Delos.
3. And finally, if the runner has enabled it, tickets can be bought at a 
   ticket box, the location specified in LOTTERY INFO <lottery #>.

The syntax for buying tickets is BUY TICKET IN <lottery #>. To buy more than
one ticket, you can do BUY <amount> TICKETS IN <lottery #>. You want to buy 
tickets for someone else? Just do BUY TICKET IN <lottery #> FOR <person>.

The Lottery Office can be found in Delos, next to the Crafters Union.

When the lottery is over, the winning tickets are drawn by the lottery runner.
Gold prizes will have to be claimed with the runner or at the Lottery 
Office in Delos.

In case the lottery had alternative prizes (i.e. non gold), these will have 
to be claimed at the lottery runner personally.

Commands:

LOTTERIES 
  List all lotteries you can participate in.

BUY TICKET IN <lottery#> 
  Buys a ticket in the specified lottery number for yourself. If you want to
  buy a ticket for a friend, append FOR <friend's name>. Your friend will be 
  notified of your generosity. Some lotteries may be restricted to let you buy 
  tickets for yourself only.

BUY <amount> TICKETS IN <lottery#>
  Buy more than one ticket. Please note, some lotteries may have a maximum 
  amount of tickets per person.

LOTTERY INFO <lottery #>
  Get information on a lottery. This will also show your ticket numbers.

LOTTERY CLAIM <ticket #>
  Use this to claim gold prizes only. This can be done at the Lottery Office
  in Delos or from the lottery runner. Obviously you will have to have the 
  winning ticket.

LOTTERY <#> TARGET ADD <org>
  Use this to target your lottery towards a specific organisation.

LOTTERY <#> EXCLUDE ADD <org>
  Use this to exclude members of an organisation from purchasing tickets. 
  Exclusion to an org will overrule membership in a target org. 
       e.g. LOTTERY 1 TARGET ADD ASHTAN
            LOTTERY 1 EXCLUDE ADD ASHURA 

These settings will mean that all citizens of Ashtan who aren't Ashura will be 
eligible to purchase tickets or have tickets purchased for them.


(See also: HELP RUNNING LOTTERIES)