I was at the University of Rochester when the lottery was held, and I knew I would have a student deferment if I had to use it.  A bunch of us guys met in the common room and each put in $1 for a pool. The man with the lowest number, since he would be the biggest loser, would get the cash. October 18, my birthday, drew No. 005.  I was crushed, and all the worse, another fellow was born February 14th (No. 004) and he won the money.