My roommate and I got to the TEP fraternity house on the night of the lottery, about 10 minutes after the start. We stayed and drank with fraternity brothers until the lottery was over. After my number was called late I drank more while waiting on my roommate’s number to be called.   As we got towards the end my roommate began drinking excessively. When it was over we still had never heard his number. The television station began a repeat, and only then did we find out he was number one. He didn’t stop drinking until 2 days later.