If you want to play the lottery, you can do it in two ways. You can either use a decimal number or a hexadecimal number. Both have their pros and cons. For example, a number that starts with 0-3 is in the first quartile, while a number that starts with c-f is in the last.
The DOE has chosen the former method. It has found that using one lottery number for all schools does not disadvantage students and increases their chances of matching their top choices. The reasoning behind this is simple: if you have a good lottery number, you have a better chance of matching with your top choice. This means that students who receive good lottery numbers will be assigned to their top choices, and students with poor lottery numbers will have to suffer low odds at their preferred schools.
Regardless of the method used, a lottery number is a key piece of information in the housing process. Lottery numbers are computer generated, and they are weighted by class level. These numbers will determine your selection priority and can be useful in competitive funding applications. Students will receive their lottery numbers in early March.
The New York lottery began in 1967. When it was launched, the lottery promised to use the revenue generated by winning games to help fund education. Since then, the lottery continues to raise money for K-12 schools in the state. To date, the lottery has raised over $71 billion for education.