If you have legal requirements or security concerns, you can conduct an anonymous random draw by removing all personally identifying info from each row. For instance, upload only the row ID numbers or some other unique identifier which you can match with your records after the draw. This means that none of your private data will ever be uploaded or stored.
08 Jan 2018
Instant Win API™ launched
We have recently launched Instant Win API™, www.instantwinapi.com
It is an API that uses a randomised time-based mechanism to ensure your prizes will be distributed smoothly across the promotional period, regardless of how many prizes are available or how many entries you receive. If you want lightning fast winner selection for your next competition/promotion and to save time, development and testing costs, request access now.
04 Sep 2017Need to do a sweepstake draw / prize draw at midnight or on a weekend?
No problem :) All you need to do is upload the entrants, enter the prizes, quantities and schedule the draw. Our system will perform the draw at the precise time you schedule and will send you a notification email when complete.
28 Jun 2017Overview of Australian electronic random draw requirements
Video highlighting that electronic random draws in Australia require the use of an approved system in some states, notably SA and NSW.
16 May 2017Reserve Winners of Prizes
Sometimes the winners of competitions may be invalid (eg invalid contact details or ineligible entrant). Rather than necessitating a re-draw, it is a good idea to draw some "reserve winners" during your initial draw for each of your prizes. That way, if any winner is invalid, you can award the prize to a reserve winner without having to do another draw.
randomdraws.co.uk™ allows you to have up to 10,000 winners from 10 million entries for a flat price.
21 Apr 2017True Random Number Generators (TRNGs) vs Pseudo Random Number Generators (PRNGs)
TRNGs use an unpredictable physical means to generate random numbers, e.g. measuring the quantum fluctuations of the vacuum, atmospheric noise, etc.
PRNGs use mathematical algorithms to generate random number, i.e. they are computer generated.
Our RNG and RSG (random sequence generators) can optionally tap into one of two quantum number generators and utilise quantum based true random seeds. Our fallback is the cryptographically secure MSCryptoAPI.
Image: Schrodinger's Equation - you may have heard about his cat :)
24 Feb 2017Two new free tools now live:
(1) Random sequence generator (RSG)
(2) Random number generator (RNG)
Options for: uniqueness, grouping duplicates, quantum true random seed and ordering
10 Nov 2016www.randomdraws.com™ has been featured in Lawyers Weekly
Lawyers Weekly is the authoritative source of independent news, analysis and opinion about the practice of law in Australia.
02 Sep 2016www.randomdraws.com™ featured in Radio Info
We have recently been featured in Radio Info, a leading website for radio industry broadcast professionals.
11 Aug 2016Government approval / certification
The www.randomdraws.com™ electronic random draw system has been reviewed and certified by the government of South Australia. This certification makes it compliant for all electronic random draws in Australia.
05 Aug 2016