The first time I held a contest, I chose the winner by literally choosing their name out of a hat. But after that I decided it was way too much work, plus I’m lazy, so I looked around the internet for something computer-y to solve my problem.
When I found Random.org I knew my problem was solved. Now I just use their Integer Generator and quick as a flash I have found the winner! It is so simple, and I’ll show you how.
- Count the number of entries you had in your contest.
- Go to www.random.org/integers/
- Do not panic. These are the only boxes you need to pay attention to:
This example shows a contest with 17 entries and 3 winners (hmmm, much like this contest…). Change the 3 to a 1 to just choose one winner.
Stand back in awe of your mighty mathematical prowess, contact the winner and get them the prize — so easy!