|Posted: June 25, 2005, 8:00 am - IP Logged|
How to Set Up the Smart Luck
Advantage Plus History File
for MEGA Millions 5/56 + 1/46
Tickets are on sale for the new MEGA Millions 5/56 + 1/46. The first drawing of the new MEGA Millions game, which now includes CALIFORNIA (and eleven other states), takes place on June 24, 2005.
If you own Gail Howard's Advantage Plus number selection software, you can follow some simple steps, and with a few keystrokes you can set up a history file to enter the drawings for the new MEGA Millions game.
However, after June 27th, 2005, our free Updater will automatically include the new history file for the new 5/56 + 1/46 MEGA Millions game. (After you click on the UPDATER, click SETUP, click CLEAR, click ALL-USA, click OK, click DOWNLOAD.)
To download the UPDATER for the first time, click HELP on the Home Page, then click FREE UPDATER and follow the simple directions.
If you want to set up your own new MEGA Millions 5/56 + 1/46 history file, you can follow these instructions:
How to set up a new Lotto game:
Choose 1 from Advantage Plus Main Menu. Press F4-Add and:
the name of the file, MM0556a, and press ENTER. (Note: adding the letter a to the base name will ensure that your file will not be overwritten by ours when you download from our web site).
the name of the Lottery, MEGA Millions 5/56 and press ENTER;
the draw size, 5, and press ENTER;
bonus numbers, 1, and press ENTER;
the bet size, 5, and press ENTER;
type Y to select auto-sorting of drawings and press ENTER;
00 is not a valid number so press ENTER to keep this setting at NO;
Ballsets/rotations are NOT used so press ENTER to keep this setting at NONE;
the date of the first drawing in 6 digits (mmddyy), 062405 and press ENTER;
the size of the number pool for the game, ex: 56 and press F3-Save
press ENTER to select the newly created file;
press 2 from Main Menu and enter the 1st drawing for the new file.
To be consistent and to try to please everyone, we will be using the extended file with the past 5/52 range drawings included but with the old drawings turned off. Those who want to include that history temporarily or permanently can do so quickly by using the F3-Range key from any chart.
You can modify your old 5/52 game to accept the 5/56 drawings by following these instructions:
Modifying a lotto game
when more numbers are added:
You can modify the old game in just a few seconds: From Advantage Plus main menu, press 1 and highlight the existing lottery file. Press F3-Modify, and press the down arrow until the light bar will not go any farther. This should be under the Starting Draw Date column. Type in the date of the first drawing of the new game as six digits mmddyy ex. 062405 and press ENTER, then type in the new game size and press F3-Save&Exit. If more than 4 numbers are added, it is usually better to start a new file.
By pressing Alt-B, you can see all the charts for the five white balls; or see all the charts for the Gold Mega Ball by itself. Or see all the charts for all six balls together (which I do not recommend).
As soon as the first drawing occurs you can turn off the older drawings so they do not appear in any charts while keeping them in the file for reference as desired.