They did this process badly
I'm now terrified I will get all the tickets I've applied for, for no good reason. The process should have worked in an iterative fashion like this:
Round 1 lottery:
People apply for tickets, just like now, except no payment is taken.
The lottery assigns tickets to people.
People have 2 weeks to decide if they want to purchase the tickets they have 'won'.
Any left over tickets go to Round 2 lottery.
Lather, rinse, repeat until all tickets* are sold.
* All tickets available to punters to sell, at any rate. There is always the other 66% of tickets sold to commercial ticketing, 'hospitality' and sponsors.