We listened to the lottery on the radio in a study room of the frat house. I remember holding my breath each time they called a number. I got really nervous when the first number called was Sept 14. My birth date was Sept. 28. Then two more September numbers were called within the first 8 numbers drawn. So I am thinking they did not mix the numbers very well and all the September numbers are on top.
One of the guys in the room had his birth date drawn right away and his mood changed quickly and we felt sorry for him. Finally they drew my birth date at No. 257. I was in Army ROTC but I decided to take my chances with No. 257 and drop that class and not enlist that semester. Thank God the lottery worked for me. I feel bad for those whose life was significantly changed by the draw of a number.