The office is running a sweepstakes for the World Cup. For £1, you can pick the name of a team out of a jar. The intention is everyone gets a fair chance of getting a good team.

But, if I know what teams have come out of the jar, I can wait until my chance of getting a good team is higher, or abstain altogether if the good teams are already gone.

Has this been studied? I suppose there's some auction theory involved.

I'll tag @darrenjw in this. Maybe we can form a syndicate.

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