The SBC Lottery was a daily SBC way to earn quick cash, and also one of SBC's most popular ways to earn money. The way it worked is there was a default 500 doubloons in the pot. Users could buy up to five tickets daily, each costing 10 doubloons. After a time, the winner is revealed. They receive all the money, and a notification from Karen. The SBC Lottery could be accessed through the Store on SBC. The SBC Lottery was originally an add-on to the application ibEconomy, which allowed you to receive higher than $500 depending how many people entered.
On October 9, 2015, the Lottery received an update as part of the doubloons update for Starfish 11. Buying tickets became its own store item, and you could still buy up to 5 tickets daily, but you could only enter in one number from 1 to 1,000 per ticket (instead of choosing 3 numbers per ticket), and the closest one is the winner. The lottery from there on only gave 500 doubloons, and does not increase if more tickets are bought. A widget showed on the forum displaying the latest lottery winner.
The Lottery was retired with the server move on July 7, 2020. It has been replaced by the store item "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Spock."
Highest Wins (before the V11 update)
- August 1, 2015, $770, Weasel won
- October 16, 2012: $760, The Idiot Box won
- September 5, 2012: $720, jjsthekid won
- July 29, 2015: $710, spongeboblover won
- June 2, 2015: $690, OneFluttershyAway won
- From Spin-Off Festival 5 to Spin-Off Festival 9, you could also win SOF Tickets from the lottery.
- Camwoodstock holds the record for fastest lottery win relative to signup, winning the lottery a mere 2 days after signing up for the forums.