Building up Special Permit points gives you a better chance in these random drawings. Each Special Permit category has a separate drawing.

If we compare the drawing to pulling a ticket out of a barrel, building up points gives you more tickets. The system squares your points. That means that a person with one point ends up with one ticket in the barrel (1x1=1). A person with 10 points ends up with 100 tickets (10x10=100).

The system randomly pulls out all these tickets in order. At the end, each application will keep and use the lowest number it drew. The lower the number the better as spot number one earns the first overall pick. With more points, an application has a better chance of drawing a better pick.

- How does the Special Permit drawing work? I heard you square points. Does that improve my drawing odds?
- When I check my drawing results online, why do I see ‘Points Used’ even though I did not draw a Special Permit?
- If I apply with a group, how many points does our group application enter the Special Permit drawing?

**Last Updated**

12th of December, 2013