The part about not being a scalper, and not "winning the lottery" is what makes no sense. Isn't that what the fan club is all about? Not having to hope you get into the system for a chance to get tickets. It seems that joining the fan club is designed to guarantee you *access* to the presale. Doesn't mean you'll get the precious GA or the tix you want, but you are supposed to be guaranteed a chance.
My read of the fine print was that it would be 2 layers of security, meaning everyone in the fan club should have had an opportunity to be verified by TM as not a bot or scalper, and then if verified, they would get a code. The point of adding the TM verified layer seemed to me a way to try to weed out the scalpers that purchased fan club membership. It did not seem that the intent was to then add a third lottery layer, (1) fan club, (2) verified, (3) lottery among those fan club members that were verified. Other verified events had the lottery element, e.g., Springsteen on Broadway. But that element of random selection shouldn't have been the case here for fan club members. Maybe I misunderstood the intent . . .
I'm fortunate I was able to get a Boston ticket through the club. But I had to give up my second club ticket to a friend who fell victim to the verified garbage and didn't get a code despite 15+ years as a member here. No worries as he will help me out for additional dates since he got things sorted and received a code after the initial onsale thanks to the mods here. But that snafu should not have happened.