If I lose/fail a raid at an EX Eligible gym, do I still get the lottery ticket?
Perhaps I would not mind wasting a daily pass at a futile attempt to solo Jolteon or Rhydon...
If you see/hear about an egg at an EX gym, just go and wait til hatch. You say it is an active Pokémon area and the majority use multiphones. A decent chance the boss can be beat. Even if nobody is there type on whatever communication system your area has: tier 3/4 raid at EX gym. I’ve gotten people to rush to do a Nidoking.