This is my simple code for following along a tutorial. We are building a Lottery Smart Contract. However, I am failing to transfer the contract's balance to the winner. (see the last line inside of the contract.)

// SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT
pragma solidity ^0.8.0;

contract Lottery {
    address public manager;
    address [] public players;

    constructor() {
        manager = msg.sender;
    function enter() public payable {
        require(msg.value > .01 ether);

    function random() private view returns (uint) {
        return uint(keccak256(abi.encodePacked(block.difficulty, block.timestamp, players)));

    function pickWinner() public {
        uint index = random() % players.length;


I am getting the following error in remix:

TypeError: "send" and "transfer" are only available for objects of type "address payable"

I understand the error and tried changing the declaration of the players variable like this:

address payable[] public players;

But that gives me another error:

TypeError: Member "push" not found or not visible after argument-dependent lookup in address payable[] storage ref.

Can someone help me out?


You can use either this:

address[] public players;

Or this:

address payable[] public players;
  • Thanks a lot! Works both ways. And a happy new year. :) – Hyun-Kyung Yi Dec 31 '20 at 19:25
  • @Hyun-KyungYi: You're welcome. Happy New Year :) – goodvibration Dec 31 '20 at 19:27

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