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2024 NBA Draft Lottery Winner odds, date, how it works

The NBA Draft Lottery can determine the outlooks of the league's non-playoff teams, as teams who see the ping-pong balls bounce their way could end up with a franchise-changing prospect.

That happened to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2023 Lottery, as they won the draw for the first-overall pick and drafted 7-foot-4 French phenom Victor Wembanyama.

There is no clear-cut, consensus top pick heading into the 2024 edition, but the teams who missed out on the postseason will hope for a high pick in order to select a key player for the future.

2024 NBA Draft Lottery winner odds

DET Pistons


WAS Wizards


CHA Hornets


POR Trail Blazers


SA Spurs


TOR Raptors


MEM Grizzlies


UTA Jazz


BKN Nets


ATL Hawks


CHI Bulls


HOU Rockets


GS Warriors


SAC Kings


When is the 2024 NBA Draft Lottery?

The 2024 NBA Draft Lottery will take place on Sunday, May 12 in Chicago, Illinois.

How does the NBA Draft Lottery work?

A total of 14 ping-pong balls labeled with numbers 1 through 14 are loaded into a lottery machine, and four balls are drawn from the machine.

There are 1,001 possible combinations of numbers that can be picked, and each team gets numerical combinations assigned to them, the amount of which is based on the team's odds to win the first-overall pick.

Then, four balls are drawn to form a four-number combination.

The team that was assigned the number combination that is drawn wins the first pick. Then, the process is repeated for the second, third and fourth picks.

If a team that has already been drawn sees one of their assigned number combinations drawn again, the result is discarded and the process repeats until an eligible team is chosen.

After the first four picks are awarded, picks five through 14 are ordered in reverse order of each Lottery team's regular season win-loss record.

What are the percentages for each team to land No. 1 pick?


Probability for No. 1 pick

Detroit Pistons


Washington Wizards


Charlotte Hornets


Portland Trail Blazers


San Antonio Spurs


Toronto Raptors


Memphis Grizzlies


Utah Jazz


Houston Rockets (from Brooklyn Nets)


Atlanta Hawks


Chicago Bulls


Houston Rockets


Sacramento Kings


Golden State Warriors


Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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