This decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals poses a different set of questions about the legality of a lottery for event tickets. More particularly, as reported by Reuters (via How Appealing):
"A federal appeals court halted a lawsuit accusing the National Collegiate Athletic Association of running an illegal lottery in allocating seats to basketball's Final Four and other popular sports tournaments. Citing potential 'far-reaching effects' from a ruling on the distribution of coveted tickets, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago threw out Monday its July ruling that revived a proposed nationwide class-action lawsuit by fans. The Seventh Circuit asked the Indiana Supreme Court to assess whether NCAA ticketing constituted an unlawful lottery under that state's law."