It worked out well for all the hard-luck teams this year in the 2017 WNBA draft lottery:
For San Antonio, which had entered the WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm with the most chances to land the top pick (442 out of 1,000), this marks the first time in franchise history the Stars have emerged as the lottery winner. Seattle won the top pick in each of the last two years and used it to select Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd in 2015 and University of Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart this past April.
Washington, which had the fourth-most chances of landing the No. 1 pick (104 out of 1,000), will have the second pick. The Dallas Wings and Los Angeles Sparks, each of whom had 227 chances to earn the top pick, will select third and fourth, respectively.
Stars GM Ruth Riley might be feeling extra pressure now to get a great coach for the franchise.