# We have a winner!

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 14 Oct 2010 at 06:47
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Let’s start off by saying a huge thank you to everyone who bought tickets in our raffle for a signed black and pink Sharks jersey over the course of the last week.

Thanks to your generous contributions, we’ve managed to raise a hefty R3 000 on this jersey alone, which together with the other funds we’ve raised through jersey auctions leaves us with around R13 000 to donate to CANSA – but more on that later. In total, 60 tickets were sold, but since a number of people bought more than one, there ended up being 21 people in the draw. Ticket numbers were allocated sequentially in the order in which I received payment and each of the entrants will already have received their ticket numbers via email.

So here’s what I did to pick a winner. I chose 5 random number generating web sites (which I found through Google) and asked each of them to give me a random number between 1 and 60. They duly obliged (what kind sites they are) and I then summed the resulting random numbers together, divided the total by 5 to get an average and then rounded the resulting number up or down to the closest integer. That number represents the winning ticket.

(The mathematicians among you will realise that I specifically chose 5 because that way I was guaranteed to end up with an average that didn’t end in .50, which is hard to round up or down fairly!)

So, here are the results from each of the sites I used.
http://www.random.org/ gave me 13
http://www.psychicscience.org/random.aspx gave me 33
http://www.mathgoodies.com/calculators/random_no_custom.html gave me 18
http://www.randomnumbergenerator.com/default.asp gave me 17
http://www.randomizer.org/form.htm gave me 6

Adding those numbers together, I got 87, which when divided by 5 gave me 17.4. That rounded down, reveals a winning ticket number of 17, which the record shows was sold to our good friend Pokkel! Congrats, mate! We look forward to getting you your jersey.

Bad luck to the rest of you who didn’t win, but remember this was all for a good cause and we’ve managed to raise a great deal of money for CANSA thanks to your generosity.

 Congrats Pokkel!! Comment 1, posted at 14.10.10 07:02:07 by wpw
 damn i go away for a week and get back to find i missed a whole lot of action. oh well i am pleased pokkel won it. he really wanted a pink jersey. he also has a little money left to shop for matching panties at temptations. Comment 2, posted at 14.10.10 07:03:39 by try time
 Congrats Pokkel!! Needless to say, I’m GREEN with envy of your pink jersey:-) Great that SW can give so much to CANSA. Comment 3, posted at 14.10.10 07:03:50 by Crock
 Pokkel’s gonna be so stoked – well done Comment 4, posted at 14.10.10 07:04:27 by diablo
 Nice one Pokkel. Well done. Glad we could raise quite a bit of dosh for CANSA. Comment 5, posted at 14.10.10 07:40:12 by lostfish
 Well done Pokkel. I was way out in the low 20s. Scum random number generating websites! Comment 6, posted at 14.10.10 07:46:32 by Baldrick
 Hey Pokkel well done and enjoy the jersey Comment 7, posted at 14.10.10 07:50:28 by Fattmann
 @Baldrick (Comment 6) : sore loser Comment 8, posted at 14.10.10 07:56:50 by try time
 @Baldrick (Comment 6) : it is because you are always fighting with someone on the site, so karma bit you in the butt. you might still be in line for second prize of a turnip. Comment 9, posted at 14.10.10 08:00:54 by try time
 Yes yes yes….Thanks Sharksworld and the random websites…Great way to start this morning Comment 10, posted at 14.10.10 08:07:20 by Pokkel
 @Pokkel (Comment 10) : I read through the article and saw the random numbers and it looked quite promising since I had numbers 16.17 and 18. I’m stoked and will have it framed….I wonder if my wife will let me hang it next to her painting? Comment 11, posted at 14.10.10 08:15:08 by Pokkel
 @Pokkel (Comment 11) : Definitely not next to the painting. It needs to go somewhere by itself so nothing distracts from it. Pride of place sort of thing Comment 12, posted at 14.10.10 08:32:49 by lostfish
 @lostfish (Comment 12) : I need to get that bar I’ve always wanted to do it justice Comment 13, posted at 14.10.10 08:36:58 by Pokkel
 congrats pokkel me hv a bar u can send it on Comment 14, posted at 14.10.10 08:53:24 by chaz
 I guess Karma is telling me I don’t look good in Pink Well done POKKEL!!! Comment 15, posted at 14.10.10 09:43:21 by CS
 Gee I woulda hoped the draw was rigged. Being the highest commentor on here aught to count for SOMETHING!!! I won nothing!!! Congrats Pokkel, I hope you display it with pride. Comment 16, posted at 14.10.10 09:57:27 by KSA Shark ©
 Congrats Pokkel, you lucky fish. Comment 17, posted at 14.10.10 10:00:35 by Nita
 Gee I woulda hoped the draw was rigged. Being the highest commentor on aught to count for SOMETHING!!! I won nothing!!! Congrats Pokkel, I hope you display it with pride. Comment 18, posted at 14.10.10 10:01:25 by KSA Shark ©
 @Pokkel (Comment 13) : That does sound like a plan. It will definitely look good as the centre piece. Comment 19, posted at 14.10.10 10:03:14 by lostfish
 This was still rigged!!!! I have been to every one of those sites and not ONE of them gave the same number as those given above. Comment 20, posted at 14.10.10 10:07:23 by KSA Shark ©
 @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : Now now don’t get greedy!! Comment 21, posted at 14.10.10 10:25:21 by Pokkel
 @Pokkel (Comment 21) : congrats pokkel!!! Comment 22, posted at 14.10.10 10:30:33 by VanWilder
 Great stuff, Pokkel!!!! I got most signatures, just not Lambie’s on the Pink one..(Unfortunately its my Mom’s…but I AM her baby-child…). Comment 23, posted at 14.10.10 10:32:38 by Ice
 Rigged I tell u! Rob has a Pakistan cricket shirt up in his bar! Well done Pokkel! Comment 24, posted at 14.10.10 14:27:36 by Sportbilly
 @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : LOL Comment 25, posted at 14.10.10 14:52:43 by robdylan