The Daily Lottery is one way players can earn coins each day. All you need to do in order to earn this money is to log in once a day. The longer you log in, the higher the coin awards you can earn and during the fifth day, you'll get up to 5 Pet Society Cash.
Missing one day will restart the day counter. Players are required to be active in five days in a row to receive the PSC bonus.
The current lottery has been in effect since 29th March 2012.
Before, since 24th September 2011, in order to get the final prize, it requires you to skip all 4 days of coin reward to be able to redeem the PSC prize at the 5th day. Now players are not required to skip the daily bonus and can still redeem the PSC bonus on the 5th day. Playfish has also added some minor bonuses, such as Mystery Boxes, Collectibles and Shovels, along with a bonus item on the 5th day that matches the weekly theme.
First Lottery Style
The first daily lottery was a feature that was introduced along with the Pet Society game. At the beginning of the game, the lottery arrived as a letter each day when you logged in. Opening the letter gave you either 50, 100, 500, or (very rarely) 1000 coins. It was most common to get 50 coins each day.
Lottery letters were sent every midnight, Playfish time. You had to log out and log back in to get your letter. Missing logging in for a day meant you did not get money for that day. There was no other penalty for not logging in. This lottery system was in effect until December 3, 2009.
Second Lottery Style
On December 4, 2009, Playfish redid the lottery system. The daily letters were removed and a spinning wheel took its place. The range of the coins was:
- Day 1: 10 to 1000 coins
- Day 2: 12 to 1200 coins
- Day 3: 80 to 1600 coins
- Day 4: 90 to 1800 coins
- Day 5+: 100 to 2000 coins and the possibility of getting a special gift.
For each day you logged in, you increased your chances of getting higher amounts of money. The maximum prize was capped at five days of continuously logging in. After a month or two, Playfish added a special prize to the wheel as well. One of the slots would randomly have a plushie prize placed on it. Landing on this slot gave you both the coins and the prize.
The plushie prizes found on the lottery wheel during this time were:
Third Lottery Style
On 11 November 2010, Playfish changed the lottery again by adding Playfish Cash prizes to the wheel. In addition to getting a coin amount, you were also guaranteed to win a PFC item by logging in for 5 or more days in a row. The location of these PFC items on the wheel are fixed - if you win a specific prize you will always win the same amount of coins. All of the PFC items can also be bought at the game Stores.
As with the past lottery, if you miss a day of logging in your counter was reset and you would not earn a prize until 5 days of logging in again.
Past Wheel Images
Past Wheel Items
The Playfish Cash items from 3 February until 4 May 2011 were:
Items from 6 January until 2 February 2011 were:
Items from 24 December, 2010 -- 5 January, 2011 were:
Items from 11 November - 23 December, 2010 were the same as from 3 February - 5 May 2011.