Building up Special Permit points is very much like putting more tickets into the barrel. The Special Permit random drawing is completed separately for each category. Points are squared for our drawings meaning that a person with 1 point has 1 ticket in the barrel (1x1), whereas the person with 10 points has 100 tickets (10x10). The computer randomly pulls out tickets in order and the lowest number is kept for each application. In these drawings the lowest number is best (first application pulled has the first pick). With more points, an application has a better chance of drawing a better pick.
4th of June, 2013