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Coffee Lottery: Get Started

Lottery Matching allows you to run a draw for participants to win a chance to a special prize. Whether it’s connecting your CEO or executives with people on the front lines to get a unique perspective on the organization, or offering a complimentary massage or company merch to increase morale and wellbeing; Lottery Matching can be customized to fit whatever prize based program you want to run!

Example: Weekly draw for 5 people to get invited to a free lunch!

This feature is available on our Pro Plan! Get started with our 14-day free trial.

Get started

To get started with Lottery Matching follow these steps:
Add the CoffeePals app to the team where you want the Lottery Matching to take place. You can also create a new team specifically for the Lottery Matching. Click here to find it in the Teams Store and then click "add to team".

Program Selection

Access the dashboard by sending a personal message to the app with the command "Dashboard" or click here.
Click Programs in the left sidebar menu.
Click Create a new program
Using the “Type” filter, choose Lottery Matching
Choose the template that best fits your goal
Customize the template, if needed, as you go through the program setup process

Lottery Settings

You can also have CoffeePals send the host an email when the draw is complete. This is great if the individual isn't very active on Teams.

Once you click save, CoffeePals will send a message to the team and each user on the team informing them that the lottery has started.

Configuring Lottery Matching

Customize the program name, and manage program admins
Manage the audience on which the program runs
Select the time, day and frequency of the lottery
Select the number of winners
Choose whether you want participants to opt-in every match cycle
Manage the program host
Customize the match and intro messages

Coffee Lottery FAQ

Can I change the date and frequency of the Lottery Matching?

Yes, you can change the date and frequency to meet your needs. The frequency can be anywhere between 1-12 weeks.

Which plans have Lottery Matching?

Lottery Matching is available on our Pro and Enterprise Plans. We do not charge for all active users in the team, only the users who are matched every week. This means that if you purchase CoffeePals for only the Lottery feature on the Pro Plan, the maximum you will be charged is our lowest tier.

Is it possible that winners get selected multiple times in a row?

No. Our Lottery Matching feature uses a smart algorithm to choose users who haven't yet had a chance to win!

Does CoffeePals offer any company merch/swag?

Yes! We can work with you to customize some CoffeePals branded merch or swag for you to distribute to your team. If you’re interested in learning more you can reach out to us via email to

Does CoffeePals offer any prizes?

No. The Program Admin or Host is responsible for securing approval or funding for the prize, since CoffeePals does not provide the prize itself.

If you have any questions that we did not cover or feedback, hit the purple chat button at the bottom right of the screen! You can also contact us at

Updated on: 30/04/2024

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