A "JediMUD Lottery" to win gold coins was made obsolete as soon as the MUD Admin lifted rent costs in early 2000.  In fact, the Admin decided they needed a way to absorb the suddenly large amounts of gold amassing in the mud economy.  To accomplish this, they created a raffle: offering one-of-a-kind items throughout the year.
Here are the original lottery rules:
The JediMUD lottery is a great way for you, the player to earn fabulous wealth at minimal risk! This is how it works:
1. The lottery will run weekly starting on Monday morning at 12:00 AM EST and ending on Saturday night at 11:59 PM EST. 2. The starting pot size will be $25,000 gold coins. 3. Tickets will cost $25,000 gold coins each and there is no limit to how many you may purchase. 4. Each ticket will consist of three non-duplicate numbers, 1-15. 5. 15% of the total ticket sales will be deducted from the pot as an administrative fee upon payout. 6. In the event of a tie, the pot minus the administrative fee will be split among the winning ticket holders. 7. In the event that there are no winners, the pot will be added to the next week's base pot of $25,000 gold coins. This will happen, week after week until there is a winner. 8. Drawings will be held Sunday morning of each week with the results posted on the quest and web board. 9. The dieroll 15 command will be used to select the winning numbers. The drawings will be held at The Temple of Midgaard. 10. Payment will be made with the SendMoney command to the player name(s) with the winning ticket(s).