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Here are all fifty lottery ball combinations that could land the Sharks Connor McDavid

Who's excited to read some numbers?

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This whole "missing the playoffs" thing still feels like a new and scary experience—I mean, it's already day three of the postseason and the Sharks still haven't provided their fanbase with false hope by winning a first-round game in decisive fashion yet. What's up with that? Anyway, tomorrow brings with it the one silver lining to not making it to the dance, especially this season: a chance to win the first overall pick in the 2015 entry draft that will be used to select a franchise-changing prospect in Erie Otters center Connor McDavid.

The NHL draft lottery goes down at 5PM tomorrow and, for the first time, every non-playoff team will have a chance at winning. The prize is McDavid who scored 120 points in 47 OHL games this year for a draft year points-per-game rate (2.55) comparable to that of Sidney Crosby back in the 2004-05 season (2.71). He's the real deal and there's a 1-in-20 chance he'll be a future Shark a little over 24 hours from now. Here are the 50 (out of 1000) possible lottery ball combinations that would give the Sharks the win, according to the NHL's look-up table:

1. 1, 2, 3, 4

2. 1, 2, 6, 9

3. 1, 2, 7, 11

4. 1, 3, 9, 14

5. 1, 4, 5, 8

6. 1, 4, 5, 10

7. 1, 4, 8, 11

8. 1, 4, 13, 14

9. 1, 6, 7, 11

10. 1, 6, 9, 11

11. 1, 8, 12, 14

12. 2, 3, 5, 11

13. 2, 3, 5, 14

14. 2, 3, 8, 13

15. 2, 4, 9, 10

16. 2, 5, 9, 13

17. 2, 5, 10, 12

18. 2, 6, 7, 10

19. 2, 6, 9, 10

20. 2, 6, 12, 13

21. 2, 6, 9, 10

22. 2, 6, 12, 13

23. 2, 9, 13, 14

24. 2, 10, 11, 14

25. 2, 11, 12, 13

26. 3, 4, 6, 13

27. 3, 4, 7, 11

28. 3, 5, 7, 10

29. 3, 6, 7, 8

30. 3, 6, 12, 13

31. 3, 7, 9, 11

32. 3, 10, 12, 14

33. 4, 5, 7, 9

34. 4, 5, 7, 14

35. 4, 6, 8, 11

36. 4, 6, 12, 13

37. 4, 8, 11, 12

38. 4, 9, 10, 14

39. 4, 10, 11, 14

40. 4, 10, 12, 14

41. 5, 6, 7, 8

42. 5, 6, 10, 11

43. 5, 6, 12, 13

44. 5, 10, 11, 12

45. 5, 11, 13, 14

46. 5, 12, 13, 14

47. 6. 7, 9, 12

48. 6, 7, 9, 13

49. 6, 10, 12, 14

50. 8, 9, 13, 14

Yes, lottery balls 1, 2, 3 and 4 being drawn tomorrow would make the Sharks winners of the McDavid sweepstakes. That's startlingly close to the combination on an idiot's luggage.