If you entered Google's new lottery system for I/O 2014, go check your email account. Odds are pretty good that you've got an email, or that you will receive one shortly. Several Google+ users are showing off their fancy invitations. Those who have "won" the right to purchase their $900 tickets have already been charged via their Google Wallet accounts.

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Source: Bao-Long Nguyen-Trong, Google+

And if you didn't get in? Well, Google will let you know that, too. The process is entirely random - even Android Police's own Liam Spradlin (who's a technology journalist and an actual factual visual designer to boot) drew a short straw.

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Take heart, losers - and we mean that in the nicest way possible. Everything from Google I/O is uploaded to YouTube pretty quickly for the benefit of Android and Chrome developers, and there will be plenty of news coverage during the event itself, including right here on Android Police. And besides, you didn't need any cool new hardware anyway, right?

If you didn't get in, you might be able to snag one of the elusive "golden ticket" codes hidden around Google's web properties, and there might be more invitations sent out as some of the attendees cancel their reservations. Google I/O 2014 takes place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on June 25 and 26th.