No, the lottery was random and dictated by chance.
When documents were accepted in the lottery process, they were hashed using an algorithm. These hashes were then sorted alphabetically and the first 25,000 document hashes were selected as winners.
The second draw of the lottery simply took hashes 25,000 to 31,500.
Submissions from the US were removed, as they were not eligible for the lottery, along with submissions that indicated fraudulent behavior.