Worst Case: To find your very worst place on the wait list, enter a lottery number one above yours and make the direction UP. Of try the opposite. Enter the number below you and make the direction down.
Best Case: Look at the rank of the best person in your wait list catgegory. That will be about the best you can do if you don't "win" the lottery.
Hopefully, playing with this will educate you on how the lottery works in general and what your chances are.
Good News: Our experience is that a significant number of people do not pay or join the wait list. In effect, these people step out of line before getting to the window. Things are not quite as bleak as them may seem.
Final Warning: Please remember that even when we make these lists for real, they only give you a right to join them. You must take action, pay or mail a check, to actually join the entrants or wait list.