How do we know you are actually donating?
Sorry, I didn't explain that on here... did on the site though.
Basically what happens is I'll post proof through the use of screenshots (if using an online donation process) or video/photograph if it's an 'in-person' donation. All the previous Lotteries will be placed in an archive along with the proof of payment.
I like to think I'm a trusted member of the community due to my work with BitcoinsReview.com. Obviously only after the first draw I can properly proove myself. As an offer of trust, for the first draw, I'll put 0.50 into the draw fund.
While the idea is nice and all, I do have two concerns:
1. What jimbo77 said.
2. If 50% is given to charity, the odds will be horrible. I doubt anyone will play. 10%, sure, but not 50%.
Thanks for the feedback. Obviously the site is new and there will be a few teething issues such as win percentages. I did expect that this may change. I'll take your suggestion into account.
The main thing is that this lottery is aimed at donating to charity while a lucky person shall win a few bitcoins and not the other way around. Therefore the percentage that goes to charity needs to be reasonable. This being said, perhaps 80-20 or 70-30 would be better? I think 90-10 is perhaps too low as we'll be making next to nothing for charities...
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Ok I've changed it to 30-70 for the time being. I'll see what other users think and adjust accordingly.