I watched the lottery on TV with my fraternity. As our birthdates were selected we left for the bar, some out of depression and some out of joy.
I spent the following 3 years staying in school. After graduation I spent the next 6 months appealing my I-A for medical reasons. I got a IV-F two weeks after Nixon announced the end of the draft with the law set to expire in June 1973. In the meantime I could not get a permanent job because of the low number.