Note: You will only need to utilize the ticket drawing feature if your library offers multiple prize drawing options and you want your readers to be able to select the drawing(s) into which they are entered. If this is not the case for you, and you have something like weekly drawings or a grand prize drawing, you will skip tickets and instead go straight to Setup > Manage Drawings to set up an earned badge or total log type drawing.
Just like readers can collect paper tickets for a drawing at your library, readers can collect tickets to deposit toward specific prize options for a challenge in Beanstack. Adding tickets to badges will give your readers the opportunity to assign those earned tickets to a later ticket drawing prize option of their choice within a challenge.
In practice, a reader may earn a badge and see a virtual ticket or multiple tickets attached to that badge. The reader may then choose how many tickets they want to enter into the different ticket drawing prize options you have set up. For example, they may choose to put two virtual tickets into one drawing for an iPad and four virtual tickets into one drawing for tickets to a sports game. The library administrator will then set up a ticket drawing for each prize option that will pick a winner from the tickets submitted toward that prize.
You can attach as many or as few tickets to any type of badge in your challenge setup as you like.
Creating multiple ticket drawing prize options in a challenge will allow your readers to choose the drawings they would like to enter. The more tickets a reader earns and assigns to a prize, the better their odds are of winning.
Readers can look at the number of tickets they have and the tickets drawing prize options that are available to them by accessing the "Ticket Drawings" tab in a specific challenge. Upon earning a badge with tickets attached, they also are prompted to enter tickets into the drawings.
If you do not have tickets attached to your program, your readers will not see the Ticket Drawings option.