Readers can put earned tickets toward ticket prize options of their choice at any time between when the tickets are earned and before the challenge's ticket prize options' end dates.
When a reader earns badges and tickets, they see the number of tickets earned below the earned badge image, as well as a link to "Enter a Drawing."
After clicking "Enter a Drawing," the reader is taken to the "Ticket Drawings" tab of the challenge. Here they can see all the available tickets they have to spend and all of the challenge's ticket prize options, including their end dates and the number of tickets already deposited toward those prizes.
Clicking a ticket prize option opens a pop-up window that displays the prize description, the number of tickets already entered, and a button to "Add/Remove Tickets."
Clicking "Add/Remove Tickets" allows the reader to select the "+" or "-" icons to change the tickets deposited toward that prize.
As the reader continue to earn badges and tickets, they can put those tickets toward any available ticket prizes at any time before their end dates. If a reader doesn't apply their earned tickets toward any prize options before the ticket end dates, then they won't have any entries in the drawings.