I have an idea for growing the PoolTogether treasury and adding a fun wrinkle for depositors. It would behoove the protocol to have a larger war chest to deploy however it is needed, and people always like more options. To do that, a “Bonus” system could be implemented to allow people to get a guaranteed yield (guaranteed frequency, NOT amount) while still having the opportunity to win the lotteries.
Here’s how it could work:
Have an option for depositors on Polygon/Avalanche/Optimism (when it goes live) to commit to leaving their deposits in the protocol for 4 weeks. The first three weeks, they are in the regular PoolTogether lotteries and can win as the random drawing indicates. During the fourth week, however, no one in the “Bonus” group can win the regular drawings. Instead, the returns from Aave are collected and then divided on a pro-rata basis and allocated to the participants in the “Bonus” pool OR the PoolTogether treasury in a specified ratio (maybe 80/20?). That would allow everyone, even the small fish, to “win” by the end of the month, even if it is just a few cents. And, the PoolTogether treasury will grow on autopilot proportionally to the amount deposited into the “Bonus” pool.
So, basically, you would have an option for people to have a guaranteed win experience at the end of the month (this could obviously be shortened to something else like Monday-Thursday in the regular pool and Friday-Sunday in the yield-collecting period, or both, or something else!) while also growing the PT treasury.
The guaranteed win gives people the fun experience of claiming their prize, could incentivize people depositing more in order to collect more of the Aave distribution at the end of each month/week, and could build the treasury at the same time.
It would be symbiotic: people get a guaranteed win at the end of the deposit period, and PoolTogether benefits too!