Well I never got a Kona lottery slot, along with a lot of bitter people, not me. I understood it was a long shot, but better shoot than never take aim. The lottery results are posted here.
So rather than be bitter, I've decided to take the alternative route open to me, and enter IM Arizona via the Ironman Executive Challenge. If things got well at IM Florida 70.3 I could also take a slot in the GB Team for the ITU Worlds Longo Course Championships, the same day as Kona.