I was a senior at Duke University, already accepted to medical school when the draft occurred. We had 100 residents in my dorm who contributed $1 each for the lottery, with the lowest (first) birthday number drawn winning. I won the $100, and the next day went to the USAF ROTC office on campus to apply for a scholarship to medical school. What a blessing! I ended up serving 25 proud years in the U.S. Air Force as a Family Physician and Flight Surgeon.