Give it up. You have been proven to be a fraud. The issuing of a draft card had absolutely nothing to do with when someone's number was up.<quoted text>
Well, believe it or not, they issued draft cards before the first draw. I know that seems like quite a bit of advanced planning, when compared to today's government, but that's the way it was.
FACT: There was no such thing as a "low number" prior to 1969. All men 18 1/2 through 25 years old, were classified 1-A and were drafted oldest first unless they had a deferment. Just because someone had a draft card didn't mean they knew when they would be drafted. They just sat in limbo during the entire time they were within the draft-eligible age group.(Although certainly, if you couldn't afford college it was a good bet you'd end up in the military.)
I can remember protests against the draft in 1965 when the number to be drafted was increased from about 3,000 a month to 33,000 a month but no one had any idea when they would receive an induction notice. It was the luck of the draw.
After 1969, the draft was based on the draw of birth dates:
December 1, 1969, "366 blue plastic capsules containing birth dates were placed in a large glass jar and drawn by hand to assign order-of-call numbers to all men within the 18-26 age range specified in Selective Service law.
With radio, film and TV coverage, the capsules were drawn from the jar, opened, and the dates inside posted in order. The first capsule - drawn by Congressman Alexander Pirine (R-NY) of the House Armed Services Committee - contained the date September 14, so all men born on September 14 in any year between 1944 and 1950 were assigned lottery number 1. The drawing continued until all days of the year had been matched to lottery numbers."