The date was announced earlier this year. June 10, 2023.

And it’ll be a party.

It will be at Augusta’s Mill Park, this Saturday, June 10 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mill Park is at 232 Northern Avenue in Augusta.

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The actual draw will begin at 2 p.m. but it is an all-day affair with demonstrations, instruction, competitions, children’s activities, music, food vendors, merchandise, and more.

This year, 4,106 permits will be drawn in the random chance lottery from a pool of over 72,000 applicants. So the odds are 1 in 17.5.

If you are not able to attend the event in person, and would like the results of the drawing, you can view that information at the MDIFW website beginning after the event closes at 6 p.m.

Photo by Shivam Kumar on Unsplash
Photo by Shivam Kumar on Unsplash

Since 1998, applicants receive bonus points on their name for each consecutive year entered without being drawn. Each bonus point gives you another chance at being selected. The more years someone enters, and isn't selected, the more bonus points are added per year.

Here's the breakdown:

  • One bonus point is acquired each year for five years.
  • Two per year for years 6-10,
  • Three per year for years 11-15
  • 10 per year for years 16 and beyond

Jackman last year. Augusta this year. Who knows where next year?

Good luck in the lottery. Hopefully, this is the year for you to get picked.

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