We use PayPal for prize money. We send the money to whatever email address we have on file for the Ottoneu Fantasy Sports team in question. For OPL teams, we send money to the email address that paid for the OPL team, since there’s an assumption that those teams will not be abandonded mid-season.
To claim your prize money, you just need to follow the instructions in the email, which I believe just involves clicking a link.
I know some of you have more complicated PayPal situations, so I’m opening this thread up so you can exchange information or ask questions as necessary.
I’m having an issue where my fangraphs baseball account was a different email address than my PayPal account. The prize money was sent to my fangraphs account. I tried adding that email to my PayPal account to claim the prize, and PayPal even says the claim is successful, but when I go to my PayPal account, the activity and new balance are not updated. Niv confirmed that my prize has still remained unclaimed. Anyone else have this happen? Is the resolution a PayPal ticket?
So do you have two PayPal accounts? Whatever PayPal account that pays fees will receive the prize so there must be a PayPal account that you need access to if your main account didn’t get the deposit? @wesleystasik
When Gmail started bouncing emails this season, I put in a temp email which I never changed back, so it went to Paypal on an email which was new to PayPal. So, no, technically, you don’t need a PayPal account to"receive" the prize, but I couldn’t find a way to claim it without signing up for one with that email. I had to sign up, verify my mobile number, verify my email, them sign in. I don’t remember the exact steps, as it was very, very convoluted.
Did the original owner enter that team into OPL before they quit?
For Ottoneu Fantasy Baseball teams, we use whatever email address is associated with the FanGraphs account that currently manages the team. ‘Currently’ meaning at the time of paying prizes in October. This is important because if you want to get prize money you cannot abandon your team until prizes are sent out. We will not send prizes to anyone who abandons their team before they receive any prize money even if they managed that team all season.
For teams in OPL, we use the email address of the PayPal account that paid the $50 entry fee into OPL.
If that team is not in OPL then you actually have no issues at all. If someone paid $50 to enter that team into OPL and then quit that team, they would get any money won in OPL by that team.