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Random Picker helps you draw winners for your contests, giveaways or raffles.
We are one of the world’s most used independent services for random drawings.
Free plan available for personal and non-profit usage.
653 157 drawings conducted
to date in 150+ countries
How Random Picker Works
Use our random name picker to choose winners of your competition, contest, raffle*, sweepstake, to draw from fans, Twitter followers or survey participants. You can even conduct random sport drawings. Random Picker is a service that guarantees a proper and independent drawing.
The system is easy to use and ready for more complex drawings. Each project can involve different prize categories and have a different number of prizes, for instance 10 TVs and 999 books.
You can draw winners using different methods – real random numbers or pseudorandom algorithms.
You can make several tests before you carry out the final drawing in order to learn how the system works and verify that the results are always different and random.
Results and outputs of random drawing
What you get after the drawing? RandomPicker selects winners and generates a public record for each drawing.
Anti-cheating measures for unbiased drawings
Random picker includes both technical and non-technical measures to detect suspicious activities. They help increase trust in our community and your drawing projects.
Participants and entries
Our customers usually choose a winner from:
- Product purchasers
- Blog readers
- Magazine subscribers
- Instagram followers
- Twitter followers
- Survey participants
- Loyalty club members
- YouTube comments
- and much much more…
* Do not use RandomPicker for regulated draws (lotteries, betting projects etc.) to avoid legal problems. We recommend checking local laws as there are many various legal regulations and requirements in different countries.
Free plan available for:
- Personal non-profit usage
- Testing purposes
- Limit 100 entries
We support charity and nonprofits
If you work for a great cause, we want to help! Nonprofits can use RandomPicker for free – sign up, fill in the application and get higher limits.
If you need higher limits, more features, or you use RandomPicker for business purposes, we charge a reasonable fee – see Pricing for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
What random method does your draw generator use?
Our random drawing generator involves two different techniques: (1) Genuine random numbers are produced by a special hardware randomizer. (2) The second algorithm is based on GUID numbers generated by server CPUs.
How is your random picker app different from other random drawing apps?
RandomPicker has been created to help organizers make their raffles and contest transparent. The software includes many measures how to prove the correctness of the drawing and make your giveaways transparent.
Can I install RandomPicker to my computer?
RandomPicker is a server-side (online) application. The app runs on our servers to provide the highest transparency and trustworthiness of random drawings. You only need an internet browser to use our platform, there is no need to install anything on your computer.
Can RandomPicker select multiple winners in a drawing?
Yes, you can ad many prizes to a single drawing, and define quantity of winners for each prize. The winners will be generated at the same time, in the same drawing.
What is the difference between quick drawings and and live events?
Sometimes, you may need to import entries and select winners, nobody is watching the drawing process. In this case, the quick drawing saves your time – it only generates winners without any visual effect. Sometimes, you have a live audience, and need to present the winners – that’s when live event drawings come in handy.
What is the public record?
RandomPicker app generates a public record for each drawing. It’s an online document that summarize the whole drawing process – number of entries, their weights, number of prizes and winners, drawing time and date, winners, etc. Participants can also check whether their entry was included. The record is publicly accessible by anybody who knows its URL address. Most organizers publish the link to the public record on their website, social media, or in their email campaign, so the participants can check the drawing.
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