Its been a while so I dont remember exactly what happend, but I either got the note on the 2nd or somewhere around 17th pick. One of those times I picked a page from him and I got all excited and I dont remember if that was the early or late pick. I went 20 times. I think I had to wait for about 6 spawns and I died three times.
For Fauny, after waiting through multiple respawns and getting tired of playing the game and tired in real life, I just kept on picking because there was nothing else to do. I got the note with 40 unsuccessful attempts after all money had been cleared.