A shake of the box did little to help Wollongong Greens candidate Benjamin Arcioni's luck when state election ballot paper positions were drawn on Thursday.
Andrew Anthony from the Sustainable Australia Party took top spot in the Wollongong draw.
The Greens Party's Mitchell Shakespeare will be first on the ballot paper in Heathcote.
Candidates hope to get the first spot on the ballot paper to secure the 'donkey vote' from residents.
Nominations for candidates closed on Wednesday. At the ballot draw other candidates were revealed including a strong presence from Sustainable Australia Party with John Gill nominating for the seat of Keira, Ken Davis for Shellharbour and Anne Whatman for Kiama.
Independent Nikola Nastoski and Keep Sydney Open's James Hehir nominated for Wollongong.
Christian Democratic Party's John Kadwell nominated for Kiama and Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party's Joe McManus will contest Heathcote.
Twenty-five candidates will contest the five Illawarra seats when NSW goes to the polls on March 23.