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Lottery Post announces Lottery Results Gadget for Windows Vista

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First-of-its-kind software hailed as ‘must-have for every lottery player'

Lottery Post announced today the release of the Lottery Results Gadget for Windows Vista, which for the first time delivers virtually real-time lottery results directly to individuals' Windows desktops worldwide.

The new software operates inside the Windows Vista Sidebar as a small but highly functional lottery results monitor, capable of being customized and moved to the user's desire. When new lottery results are available, they are immediately displayed without any action or request on the user's part, and also include the jackpot amount for the next drawing.

"This is really different from lottery results delivered by all the other web sites and applications available to consumers," said Todd Northrop, CEO of Lottery Post. "For the first time lottery players can install a product right on their Windows desktop that automatically delivers the exact lottery results they want, without having to ask for them. This will quickly become must-have software for every lottery player, because it eliminates the need to seek out lottery results."

Like most Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets, the software installs in the span of a few seconds, and then opens as a small, unobtrusive mini-application in the Sidebar area. But it would be a mistake to judge the Lottery Results Gadget by its size — it comes loaded with a surprising number of features and customizations.

"We started with the basic premise that the gadget should be able to display results for any combination of lottery games," Northrop explained. "Once we nailed that, we kept adding features we wanted — such as sound, larger font sizes for people with poor vision or big monitors, multiple languages, detailed grid views, adjustable gadget sizes, SideShow support, and a ton of other great features."

World-Class Technology and Design

At the heart of the Lottery Results Gadget is the same technology and innovative design that earned Lottery Post a place in Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX Showcase. (See www.asp.net/ajax/showcase) Lottery Post is the world's most heavily visited non-government lottery web site, and as such relies upon a combination of friendly, accessible design and world-class, leading-edge technology and programming to keep things running smoothly.

"For Lottery Post, great design and technology is not defined as the biggest ‘wow' factor, but instead as a product that entices people to experiment, that rewards them — never punishes them — every time they click, and that delivers functionality and information to those who might never have used it otherwise," Northrop said.

The Lottery Results Gadget also has substantial online support, something not commonly found with Sidebar Gadgets or other types of gadget software. Users are one click away from installation support, documentation, and troubleshooting. Also included are direct links from the gadget to Web-based information resources to "drill-down" on any lottery game to access vast amounts of game data and content.

Breaking with Tradition

Because of its small size and lack of advertisements, the Lottery Results Gadget is perfect for people who want to check their lottery results at work, where an unexpected popup ad or ads with dancing aliens or unsavory content are not boss-friendly.

"Lottery players are accustomed to being assaulted by a thousand advertisements when they go to web sites for lottery results," Northrop said. "When people install the gadget and see lottery results coming onto the screen with not a single ad to be found they're going to be wondering ‘what's the catch?' The good news is that there is no catch!"

Other lottery results products such as add-on toolbars are widely maligned as agents for spyware, tracking users' online behavior, increasing the amount of spam they receive, and showing annoying popup ads. The Lottery Results Gadget breaks with that tradition, and instead is supported 100% by user donations, in a software model called "donationware". If a person wishes to donate, they can contribute any amount they feel is fair for the value they receive.

Product Availability

The Lottery Results Gadget is available for immediate download at www.lotterypost.com/gadget/download.  The gadget is also available for download at the Microsoft Gadget Gallery (gallery.live.com) and popular download web sites.

The Lottery Results Gadget currently comes packaged with three languages — English, Spanish, and French — and automatically switches to the language settings on the computer.

Lottery Post is committed to timely product updates and abundant and efficient communications to customers. To be notified of new versions as they become available, customers can subscribe to the gadget's RSS 2.0 feed and/or e-mail alerts. In addition, the gadget itself automatically checks for new version availability.

Links to Relevant Web Pages

The following Web pages were mentioned in this release:

About Lottery Post

Founded in 1999, Lottery Post (www.lotterypost.com) is a popular online community for lottery enthusiasts, with an active forum, daily lottery industry news, a huge lottery results database, and a unique predictions system in which lottery players can test predictions methods and track them over time against actual results. Lottery Post members have made over 125 million predictions so far.

The center of the Lottery Post community is its forums, containing many years of lottery discussion topics. Other attractions include a powerful lottery results search engine, lottery statistics, lottery systems and wheels, blogs, and lots of other features that lottery players enjoy.

Lottery Post also offers business-to-business services, such as a lottery results data feed service and lottery industry consultancy.

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Posted: November 1, 2007, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

Todd,

Is this only available for Vista? 

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    Posted: November 1, 2007, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

    Yes indeed.  It may be a good reason to upgrade.

     

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      Posted: November 1, 2007, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

      I downloaded it. Real easy to download. Looks great in the upper left of my screen and I dont have to spend time connecting to the websites or the results pages here on LP.   

      Thanks!!

       

       Good Luck,

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        Posted: November 1, 2007, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

        Hi  Todd ,

        Thank you for the new gadget .

        I have it on my desktop and really enjoy it ...

        Thanks !

        HappysmilerSmile

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          Posted: November 1, 2007, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

          Hi  Todd ,

          Thank you for the new gadget .

          I have it on my desktop and really enjoy it ...

          Thanks !

          HappysmilerSmile

          Awesome!  Thanks for the feedback, and I'm glad you became a member too.

           

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            Posted: November 1, 2007, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

            I downloaded it. Real easy to download. Looks great in the upper left of my screen and I dont have to spend time connecting to the websites or the results pages here on LP.   

            Thanks!!

            That's the idea!  I hope you set up a good sound effect too.  That's really my favorite part -- "hearing" the new results come in.  Some of the effects are pretty funny too.

             

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              Tyler
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              Posted: November 1, 2007, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

              WOW, fast updates.  I installed it a little eariler than waited for the web cast of the nite drawing.  In less than a minute I got my notification there was already an update with the nights results... This was before they were posted/updated on the Texas Lottery website.  If you've got Vista and wants the results quickly aftet the drawing - install it! Thumbs Up

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                Posted: November 2, 2007, 9:10 am - IP Logged

                Thanks for posting your experience with the gadget!

                (To ALL): If you'd like to help share awareness of the gadget, please go to the following web address and give the gadget a 5-star rating.  This will help boost it up a bit in the listings, so that it is visible on the first page.

                http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=d1ddff9f-4952-4f11-bb0f-487bae18054e&bt=1&pl=1

                If you don't have a Live ID (MSN) you will need to sign up for one, but it is very easy and takes just a minute.  They send you a confirmation e-mail to verify that you entered a valid e-mail address.

                It would be a big help if as many people as possible could do this.  Thanks!!

                 

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                  Posted: November 2, 2007, 10:39 am - IP Logged

                  I would love to have this, but I don't have windows vista.  Unhappy   I guess I have to break down and upgrade, huh?   LOL

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                    Posted: November 2, 2007, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                    Todd 

                    i just currious with the sidebar work on vista

                  • The gadget only works with Windows Vista.  It will not work with Windows XP, Windows 98, Mac OS/X, Unix, Linux, or other platforms.

                    Note:  There is a third party Sidebar kit for Windows XP, so it may be possible to use the gadget on Windows XP.  Lottery Post does not sanction or guarantee the gadget will work on anything except Windows Vista so it is enitrely up to you if you want to give it a try.

                  • Does the third party sidebar similar with anytool bar eg google, etc.., i have download it and installed but it need another desktop enhancement program also my laptop friends but some XP updater block the installation it need to remove first then install the program.

                     

                    Does the third party sidebar similar with anytool bar eg google, etc.., i have download it and installed but it need another desktop enhancement program also my laptop friends but some XP updater block the installation it need to remove first then install the program.

                    well i guess "so it is enitrely up to you if you want to give it a try" to gain new LP advantages.

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                      Posted: November 2, 2007, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                      Can it be written backwards compatible to XP?  Big Grin

                      Good luck to everyone!

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                        sysp,

                        The instructions are pretty clear about that, I think. LP does not support XP, because XP does not have the Sidebar.

                        I'd suggest upgrading to Vista if you want to use the gadget, but it's your computer-- if you want to try using an add-on product to simulate the Sidebar on XP that's up to you.

                        Lottery Post does not provide support for other companies' products. You need to contact the other company about their product.

                         

                        Check the State Lottery Report Card
                        What grade did your lottery earn?

                         

                        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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                          Can it be written backwards compatible to XP?  Big Grin

                          XP does not have a similar technology.

                           

                          Check the State Lottery Report Card
                          What grade did your lottery earn?

                           

                          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                          Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                            Posted: November 2, 2007, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

                            sysp,

                            The instructions are pretty clear about that, I think. LP does not support XP, because XP does not have the Sidebar.

                            I'd suggest upgrading to Vista if you want to use the gadget, but it's your computer-- if you want to try using an add-on product to simulate the Sidebar on XP that's up to you.

                            Lottery Post does not provide support for other companies' products. You need to contact the other company about their product.

                            Todd

                            it seem the Transformation succesfully, only look like vista. unfortunately for LP sidebar it doesn't work on XP because it's not a RTM program like LP software.

                             

                            well to work on XP we may suggest sidebar author to create LP sidebar on XP CheersHyper

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