I was at a Kansas-Wisconsin basketball game at the U. of Kansas the night of the lottery. One of the cheerleaders announced, "September 14, you’re number 1." When I got back to my apartment, I called my parents, and my tearful mother informed me that I had a low number. 

As a student who was opposed to the Vietnam War by then, the looming military service ruined the rest of my senior year. I later enlisted for a Military Intelligence specialty (97B) and entered the Army in November, 1970. After basic at Ft. Leonard Wood and AIT at the now long-closed Ft. Holabird, MD, I spent two years on the faculty of the US Army Intelligence Center and School, Ft. Huachuca, AZ. 
Considering the alternatives in southeast Asia, it was a great assignment, and I worked with very capable people, mostly experienced officers and Dept of the Army civilians. Later I had careers as a lawyer and college professor, and I’ve often thought that I first got my "stage presence" in the Army.