The Las Vegas Aces won the 18th annual WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm® and earned the top pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, the WNBA announced today. The results of the Lottery were televised on ESPN2 during halftime of Game 2 of the Semifinals between the Atlanta Dream and Washington Mystics.
Las Vegas, which earned the top pick last year, entered the WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm with the second-most chances to land the top pick (276 out of 1,000).
The New York Liberty, which had 104 chances out of 1,000, will have the second selection. The Indiana Fever will select third after it had the most chances to land the top pick (442 out of 1,000). The Chicago Sky, which had 178 chances to pick first, will choose fourth.
By missing the 2018 WNBA Playoffs, Las Vegas, New York, Indiana and Chicago qualified for the Lottery drawing. Lottery odds were based on the cumulative records of the Aces, Liberty, Fever and Sky over the two most recent regular seasons (2017 and 2018).
A representative from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young was in attendance to oversee the Lottery process.
The following are results of the 2019 WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm.
2019 WNBA DRAFT LOTTERY RESULTS
Team Combined Chances (out of 1,000)
Las Vegas 22-46 276
New York 29-39 104
Indiana 15-53 442
Chicago 25-43 178
The order of selection for the remainder of the first round as well as the second and third round is in inverse order of the teams’ respective regular-season records solely from 2018.
The following is the remaining order of the first round, as determined by 2018 regular-season records.
REMAINING ORDER FOR FIRST ROUND
Team 2018 Record
5. Dallas 15-19
6. Minnesota 18-16
7. Los Angeles 19-15
8. Phoenix 20-14
9. Connecticut 21-13
10. Washington 22-12
11. Atlanta 23-11
12. Seattle 26-8
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About the WNBA:
The WNBA – which features 12 teams and is the most successful women’s professional team sports league in the world – is a unique global sports property combining competition, sportsmanship, and entertainment value with its status as an icon for social change, achievement, and diversity. The league, which counts Verizon as its leaguewide marquee partner, began its 22nd playoffs on Aug. 21, 2018.
Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive body image, increase breast and women’s health awareness, support youth and family development, and focus on education. For more information about the WNBA, visit WNBA.com.