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My Mega Millions program

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Posted: June 22, 2005, 10:06 pm - IP Logged
Hey, i've been working on and off on this little program i made for Mega Millions since more than 2 years ago. (I Gave it up for a while but recently picked it back up)
its just about nearly finished.  I'm in the beta test mode.
if anyone is interested, check it out and see if it works good for you.
if you get any errors can you please post ur operating system and what error you got.
thanks..
also please don't buy it yet, Its still not finished.
kam
p.s  if that one person  who bought it last year is lurking..  sorry the program totally stopped working for 8months.
if you email me, i'lll verify your email and send you a key to this new version

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    Hi,

     You are selling a Random Number Generator, I don't think is a good idea to buy a RNG to select lotto numbers, I don't see any advantage with this type of software. And it cost $10 when there are hundred or thousand of RNG for free.


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      Posted: June 23, 2005, 1:29 am - IP Logged

      Hi,

       You are selling a Random Number Generator, I don't think is a good idea to buy a RNG to select lotto numbers, I don't see any advantage with this type of software. And it cost $10 when there are hundred or thousand of RNG for free.


      Regards 

      Actually, I'm not selling it just as a random number generator.
      Thats just one small part of it.
      I actually thought about what I wanted in a program, and coded that in.

      kam

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        Posted: June 23, 2005, 1:57 am - IP Logged

        Hi vbmx,

        Random number generator is a piece very important in your software because it is how the customer select the numbers to choose from next draw, but for experience I could say that this type of selection do not improve the odds, then you are selling numbers that have same performance as quick picks.

        This type of software is for people that don't care about number statistics, they only want quick picks to play and expect the "lucky factor" (I don't believe in this factor) to win something.

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          Hi vbmx,

          Random number generator is a piece very important in your software because it is how the customer select the numbers to choose from next draw, but for experience I could say that this type of selection do not improve the odds, then you are selling numbers that have same performance as quick picks.

          This type of software is for people that don't care about number statistics, they only want quick picks to play and expect the "lucky factor" (I don't believe in this factor) to win something.

          Regards

          I see what you are saying. 
           I think that in following versions i'm going to allow the program to create numbers based on certain statistics. (ex. the least drawn numbers to date, most drawn numbers todate, numbers that haven't come up in a while) etc... 
          as you said, right now its only based on the lucky factor and i can see how that might not appeal to some people. I know that it might appeal to those who dont like the state quick pics.
          I'm guessing that if anyone is truly interested in the program it'll be because its a centerpiece for everything related to mega millions and it easily gathers and stores information for you.
          The cellphone Inform feature and the Prize checker are something that i really use a lot and believe are helpful to anyone who plays. (they also took me a while to create Big Smile
          kam

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            Posted: June 23, 2005, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

            vbmx,

            If you haven't updated your RNG for the 5/56+1/46 format then it's not covering ~40M possible combinations, besides an updated RNG and all that other information is available here at LP for all the lotteries.

            RJOh

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: June 23, 2005, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

              vbmx,

              If you haven't updated your RNG for the 5/56+1/46 format then it's not covering ~40M possible combinations, besides an updated RNG and all that other information is available here at LP for all the lotteries.

              RJOh

              hey thanks a lot! I had no clue about the change. boy that makes a big difference :)

               

               

               

               ::fixes program as we speak::

               

              kam

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                Posted: June 23, 2005, 4:43 pm - IP Logged
                there! everything should be up to date for the drawing tommorow.
                I'm surprised more people haven't posted bug reports or anything. I think i've had more than 60 downloads.

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                  Posted: June 23, 2005, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                  I'm surprised you didn't notice this change .  Do you even play the MegaMillions game?

                  RJOh

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                    Posted: June 23, 2005, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

                    You don't add any new draw information for analysing the numbers,so it seems to be a Random Number Generator if you update it in the Future for number analysis along with Filters for combo reduction than I would definitely be interested in buying it.

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                      Posted: June 23, 2005, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

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                        Posted: June 24, 2005, 12:09 am - IP Logged

                        I'm surprised you didn't notice this change .  Do you even play the MegaMillions game?

                        RJOh

                        yea, I play mega millions.  its actually the only lotto that i play now that mass millions is gone.
                        I haven't bought a ticket in a while though and i remember last time i bought one it was a quickpick. so i didn't even bother filling out the change.
                        I knew about california joining in but didn't know they had already implemented a new number rule.

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                          Yawn

                          heh, eh?

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                            Posted: June 24, 2005, 12:25 am - IP Logged

                            so this mega millions assistant just displays combinations...what information is it based on right now...luck of the draw =P

                            "A fool and his money are soon to part"

                            well at least i will have fun doing it

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                              Posted: June 24, 2005, 1:30 am - IP Logged

                              so this mega millions assistant just displays combinations...what information is it based on right now...luck of the draw =P

                              heh, its pure random ( well as random as you can get from a computer )
                              thats not the point of it.. i never said i'm using some insane statistical forumla to generate numbers..
                              I think more attention should be paid to the other functions that the little program has.
                              however from what everyone here keeps bringing up, i guess i really should concentrate on number creation based on different things.. i've already started it.. i think version 2.0 will have that in..

                              right now its on version 1.3,  i allready made two updates today..  one to change it from 1-52, 1-52  to  1-56, 1-46  and also i had to  rewrite some other code because MegaMillions.com decided to change the words "Mega Ball"  to Money Ball ..  that extra letter in money compared to mega  really screwed things up for a while..
                              its all ok now tho in version 1.3

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