NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The Seattle Storm won the inaugural WNBA draft lottery conducted on Tuesday and own the No. 1 overall pick in 2002 for the second consecutive year.
The lottery was modeled after the one used in the NBA with the non-playoff teams participating and determined the order of the top three picks.
Seattle, Detroit, Washington and Indiana shared the league's worst record last season at 10-22 and had the best chances at receiving the No. 1 pick -- 226 chances out of 1,000.
Detroit will have the second pick and Washington will select third overall.
The lottery used a system of 14 numbered ping-pong balls. Each team was assigned possible combinations for the four balls drawn, and the team assigned the first combination chosen was awarded the top selection.
The WNBA draft will be held April 19, 2002 in Secaucus, New Jersey.
The Storm selected forward-center Lauren Jackson with the top pick in the 2000 draft.