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      How Action 4 News picks it Fa$t Ca$h winners

      Winners are picked by clicking on the "Select a random submission" button

      A number of Action 4 News viewers have written and asked how we pick our Fa$t Ca$h.

      The easy answer is that it TMs a random, computer-generated drawing.

      But Action 4 Sunrise offered a behind-the-scenes look at how the winners are picked.

      Thousands of entries have been received and kept on a central database.

      Each day, Action 4 News staff go to that database and use a computer program to pick a random winner.

      Contest participants who sign up for Action 4 Deals email alerts get an extra entry.

      There are also bonus entries for following Action 4 News on Facebook and Twitter.

      At registration, contest participants are given a link they can share on Facebook on Twitter.

      More bonus entries are given each time that participant TMs friends use those links to sign up for Fa$t Ca$h.