I watched the drawing on TV with my girlfriend  The projection was that the Selective Service would get beyond 182 in 1970 but maybe not in 1971. So I rescheduled my final semester of school and got a I-S deferment and got into the 1971 pool when they only drafted up to 125.

[Editor’s note:  Men subject to the 1969 lottery (which determined the order of call for 1970) but who had a deferment in 1970 kept the same lottery number until the year in which their deferment ended and they were re-classiifed as I-A. As this story shows, a "draftable" number in one year could become a safe number the next year.]