PoolTogether is a crypto-enabled savings protocol that allows users to pool funds to generate yield in return for a chance to win daily prizes. The platform aims to help users win the generated earnings through playing "no-loss" prize games.
PoolTogether pays daily prizes through the interest earned on deposited assets. When an asset is deposited into PoolTogether, it is automatically routed to other decentralized finance protocols like Aave to begin earning interest. Users who deposit are automatically eligible for all future prizes until they withdraw. Users can add to or withdraw their deposits at any moment. However, the chances to win are based on the user's average deposit size over the prize period. PoolTogether relies on the ChainLink VRF (Verifiably Random Function) to choose winners in a veriably random way. Prizes must be claimed within 60 days being awarded. All unclaimed prizes will no longer be claimable after 60 days. There is no risk of losing money as long as the protocol works as intended.
PlayTogether captures revenue through a reserve percentage that is charged on every prize. This reserve is kept in the prize pool and placed under control of POOL holders. Funds directed to the reserve make the prizes larger without diluting the odds of winning. Prizes in turn contribute to a larger reserve.
You can participate in daily lottery prizes by depositing assets on the PoolTogether platform. POOL token holders also control the reserve fund which continuously grows over time as more prizes are awarded.