Let's make a millionaire every month.

80% goes to one lucky winner.

20% goes to a charity or non-profit.

Drawings held on the 14th of each month.

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Change lives. Together.


If one million people gave a single dollar to someone, they could become a millionaire. We are an embodiment of this shower thought and an extension of this subreddit. The difference? We also donate 20% to charity.

Don't Donate Anything

If you do not want to contribute, but still want to enter the drawing. You will need to manually re-enter each month.

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Standard $1 Donation

Choose this plan to donate $1 per month and enter into the drawing on a monthly basis.

Maximum $5 Donation

For those who want to donate above and beyond the requirement. All excess money goes directly to charity.

Make a difference.

Winning feels good.
Giving feels even better.

Our goal is to do as much good in the world as possible. We believe we've finally found a way to do just that.

Started with a Hackathon, now we’re here


This project is our submission for the 2017 Product Hunt Hackathon. Our mission is to create a fully democratic community that can drive the product and vision. Sign up to vote on features and decide what comes next.

A trusted system


Safe & Secure

All of our digital assets are secured by SSL/TLS. Credit card information is encrypted, tokenized, and secured by the Stripe payment processor. We do not store any card data.

Randomized Selection

We use a trusted system that has been used by the /r/MillionaireMaker subreddit since 2014. You can learn more about this in the FAQ section below.

Secured by Stripe

Stripe is the best software platform for collecting payments online. They handle billions of dollars every year for businesses around the world.

Crowd-sourced

Donors collectively vote on the chosen Charity of the Month. We periodically announce stats to keep you up-to-date, and subscribers may cancel at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions



What is Monthly Million?

MonthlyMillion.io is a community of donors that come together for a fun and fair way of positively affect charities & individuals every month.

How did Monthly Million get started?

MonthlyMillion.io is inspired by a post made on Reddit that proposed if a million reddit users give $1 to a redditor, they can make him/her a millionaire. There was a subreddit that was created, and as of Summer 2017 has been left inactive. This website is our best attempt at fulfilling the vision of that community.

How can I enter the drawing(s)?

To enter drawings, you have 2 options.
1. You may subscribe to a monthly donation plan, which will automatically enter your email address into our monthly drawing.
2. You may enter your email address each month manually through our website without paying any money. Using this method, you MUST verify your email address with the link provided.
Drawings will be announced via email and streamed on the final day of each month.

Are there any fees?

Yes, because we use Stripe Payments to process donations, we are subject to their pricing model: 2.9% + 30 cents on each transaction. Details can be found at https://stripe.com/us/pricing. Outside of that, Monthly Million does not add on any additional fees, nor does it retain any of the funds. EVERYTHING goes to one Donor of the Month (DotM) and a charity (CotM) each month.

How is the selection fair? What is the method used?

The System.

The drawing is initiated by the Monthly Million team on the final day of each month at a pre-announced time.

We will generate the list of donors as a combination of our email subscribers and list of donors via Stripe.

After the list is generated, we will upload the list to dropbox and make a post on twitter with the link and the SHA-256 sum of the uploaded file.

Once the donors list is shared, a bot will watch the Bitcoin blockchain for mined blocks.

Our lucky block will be the 3rd block mined after the participants list announcement (roughly half an hour later). We will then use the lucky block's hash to computer 1 + (hash % number_of_donors) which will be a number between 1 and the number of participants. (Note that the numbering starts from 1 and not from 0 for the sake of simplicity).

The winner will be the person who has a number equal to the generated number.

We will post immediately thereafter to announce the winner publicly.

System Features.

  • Users who want to follow the drawing process will be able to view a live log of the script using a pre-announced web address
  • The script will be open sourced for public audit
  • The script will be immune from human errors and will produce a very accurate and fair result each time

How is it publicly verifiable?

The list is announced before the lucky block has been mined, so there is no way for anyone to predict or fake the results. You can download the list and use the lucky block's hash to reproduce the drawing on your machine. This can be done by writing your own Python script or using the one provided by us for convenience.

Concerns

  • Monthly Million can fake the results
    The system described above ensures against any tinkering, adjustments, human error, or anything else that could be categorized as 'Funny Business'
  • Monthly Million can change the participants list after the block is mined
    The participants post will not be edited at any time. Also, by referring to the SHA-256 sum posted in the thread one can verify that the list was not altered in Dropbox and it is in fact the same list that was posted before the block was mined.
Is this legal?

We cannot guarantee legality in every location on Earth, and we don't know where you live. What we do know is that this is likely legal where you are.

This venture is a monthly fundraiser, whose objective is to donate money to a charity and a single individual each month. We do not host a lottery, nor are we offering any services. We do not require that you pay money to participate. We do not retain any money as an organization. Every dollar donated either goes to the donor of the month (DotM), a charity of the month (CotM), or transaction fees on Stripe.

What is a lottery, and why is this not a lottery?

A system where individuals buy their way into a pool of money in hopes that a random drawing allows them to keep the entire pool. Note: We collect donations for our monthly fundraiser, but do not require your money to enter the drawing.

What if I donate more than $1?

Any donations above $1 will go directly to the Charity of the Month (CotM). This way you can ensure your desired donation per month will be your total donation minus ($0.80 + transaction fee).

How can I cancel?

Click the link in the footer below labeled 'Cancel Subscription' and then enter your email. You will receive a message from us in your inbox and can confirm your cancellation via the link.

What about taxes?

MonthlyMillion.io is an Unincorporated Nonprofit Association (https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/what-an-unincorporated-nonprofit-association.html). Our purpose is charitable, so we qualify as a Section 501(c)(3) organization. This means your donations are tax deductible.

Can I enter more than once?

Our drawing is based on email addresses, so if you have access to multiple email addresses and you can verify ownership of them, feel free to do so. Each email you enter must be verified.

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Note: This venture runs on the generosity and communal passion to do good in the world. Please consider contributing to the cause financially. Doing so will increase the chances of reaching our monthly goal, and you will be donating towards a charitable donation.

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