Unusually High Number of Entries (+16,312.7%) in the Final Hours — March 2023 Giveaway — Legion 7 Slim

I took screenshots to record my entries.  By doing that, I also captured the total entries for the giveaway.  Over 7 days, the average hourly entries were +46.58.

But, over the final 15 hoursthe average hourly entries jumped to +7,644.35a +16,312.7% increase (164×"Normal").

Can anyone explain this, please?

Here are my data and calculations:

UID Date-Time Screenshot Total Entries ΔEntries ΔTime Avg Entries/Hour
1 2023-04-01 18:06:29  37,901 0 00:00:00 N/A
2 2023-04-02 05:35:37  38,617 +716 +11:29:08 +62.26
3 2023-04-03 21:27:42  40,710 +2,093 +39:52:05 +52.50
4 2023-04-05 10:43:49  42,739 +2,029 +37:16:07 +54.44
5 2023-04-06 02:18:14  43,755 +1,016 +15:34:25 +65.27
6 2023-04-07 12:47:41  45,448 +1,693 +34:29:27 +40.07
7 2023-04-08 03:55:54  46,227 +779 +15:08:13 +51.49
8 2023-04-09 13:29:43  47,989 +1,762 +33:33:49 +52.49
9 2023-04-10 04:28:35  162,824 +114,835 +14:58:52 +7,644.35
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  • Ben is pretty transparent when it comes to making sure bots don't win giveaways. I fully trust him and the Legion Team when it comes to giveaways. 

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  • Ben is pretty transparent when it comes to making sure bots don't win giveaways. I fully trust him and the Legion Team when it comes to giveaways. 

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  • You have no doubts?  Seems naive, given the history of the world.

    If you spent upwards of $100,000 on a product, would you expect that company's "team" of employees to act responsibly?  I wouldn't.  But, only because I know better.  Many Tesla owners, however, did not know better.  They trusted Tesla.  They are surprised to discover that Tesla's "team" did not act responsibly.

    Tesla Camera Scandal is the Latest Lesson in Dangers of Letting Companies Record You (from the ALCU, 06-APR-2023)

    I know you must be thinking, "What does this have to do with Giveaways?"

    How the ‘McMillions’ scammers rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game and stole $24 million (from CNBC, 09-FEB-2020)

    • perpetrated by former police officer, Jerome P. Jacobson (a.k.a. "Uncle Jerry"; a term of distrust, if I've ever heard one. smh)
    • Jacobson was Director of Security for Simon Marketing — producer of the game pieces for the McDonald's Monopoly game

    Sydney-based blogger caught ‘rigging competitions’ so her mates win luxury items (from News.com.au, 29-JAN-2018)

    • perpetrated by the host of sponsored giveaways, Terrie McEvoy
    • McEvoy was exposed for awarding two bracelets — one to her best friend — the other to her brother's girlfriend
    • these giveaways were open to the public
    • according to the article, McEvoy told her 116,000 followers:
      • “Approx 100 people entered each one ... I think I knew about 30 of the people that entered at the time ... I had a small following BUT, I know that’s not an excuse."

    Of course, we are not discussing Tesla.  Nor other Giveaway scandals.  We are discussing Lenovo.  Surely, Lenovo has a clean history.  Right?

    Lenovo used shady 'rootkit' tactic to quietly reinstall unwanted software (from ZDNet, 12-AUG-2015)

    Lenovo’s Superfish bloatware scandal reveals a sneaky tactic we thought Microsoft had started (from PCWorld, 06-SEP-2017)

    Lenovo Settles FTC Charges it Harmed Consumers With Preinstalled Software on its Laptops that Compromised Online Security (from Federal Trade Commission, 05-SEP-2017)

    No Giveaway scandals, for Lenovo.  Not yet. Fingers crossed