Last night, a whole bunch of people showed up at lottery parties (specifically Liberty Ballers’) to see where the ping pong balls fell. But it wasn’t just the partiers who were watching, because the lottery set a record. According to Ben Cafardo (via RealGM), the 3.2 overnight rating the lottery drew made it the highest rated lottery ever shown on ESPN.
Locally, the lottery drew a 4.8 rating – the 5th highest local market rating – which was more than a full ratings point higher than what the Phillies got last year– 3.18. Those aren’t quite NFL draft numbers, but for a guy opening envelopes very slowly, it’s pretty good.
And elsewhere in lottery news, Sam Hinkie knew about the #OneSixEleven hashtag and might have a super secret twitter account. Hinkie told Zach Lowe:
“I was teasing Scott [O’Neill, the Sixers’ CEO] about it: Why don’t we just wish to be 9 feet tall? That’s not gonna happen either. Why get your hopes up? There’s all sorts of things I would like that have a 1-in-500 chance of happening, but I don’t tweet about many of them.”
NEED to know Hinkie’s Twitter account. Need it.