No, the lottery was random and dictated by chance.
When the documents were accepted in the lottery process, they were hashed using an algorithm. The hashes were then sorted alphabetically, and the first 25,000 document hashes were selected as winners.
The second draw of the lottery simply takes hashes 25000 to 31500.
Submissions from the US were removed, as they were not eligible for the lottery, and submissions due to fraudulent behavior being detected were also removed.