Would it take a constitutional amendment to change the selection process of Congress from balloting to sortition?

The First Article, Section Four, of the US Constitution says:

The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof

That seems clear a state can choose whatever ‘manner’ it wishes to hold an election.
Of course the law is always open to interpretation. But it seems that constitutionally a lottery would be allowed.

Several states do already mandate a flip of the coin to settle tied local elections.

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Former public television producer-director; initiating culminating career, Common Lot Productions, towards policy-making bodies that are of, BY and for the people.
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