I entered the CMP 1911 lottery back in September.
They received 8000 1911's from the DOD, but also received 19000+ orders during the 1 month open order period.
CMP declared the process would be that every packet received would be assigned a random place in line. With the additional admonishment "Don't call us, it'll only slow the process down". And I have taken that to heart.
I was elated to receive an email with my number: 2606. WhaHoo! I feel like I've won the lottery. They promise a call in a few weeks asking for grade & payment.
I can't wait.. But I will ;-) This process started roughly a year ago. I can wait a few more months.. And I will. Go CMP! TAKE MY MONEY ALREADY! ;-)
OTOH, I didn't connect with a single number on the Power Ball.
I'll take my chances with CMP :-)