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Posted: June 14, 2008, 1:06 am - IP Logged

I've been lurking for a week or so and found this forum to be a big help but I couldnt find a program that did what I wanted it to do so I made one.

It basically just gets the lottery numbers and puts em in notepad for you based on if you just want midday or evening.  Its pretty much in the basic stage now but I plan on making it more advanced sooner or later and if any of you have any ideas on what to add just throw em out.

 

Thanks,

 

Rexamus

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    Posted: June 14, 2008, 1:35 am - IP Logged

    If you are copying and pasting to Note Pad, except for editing you have reached its limits.  If you want to write a computer program you'll have to learn a computer language.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: June 14, 2008, 1:50 am - IP Logged

      Hello and welcome,

      My tip for you is to only build the software for the fun of it.  Share it for free, with no intention of charging money for it, ever. 

      The number of people who have built lottery number software thinking that one day they would make money off of it stretches easily into the tens of thousands.  That's the road to frustration, because everyone thinks they have the best system, and the likelihood of making money off of a lottery number program is like winning the lottery itself.

      On the other hand, if you're programming something and sharing it with all who would care to use it, you'll find the reward is all the useful feedback and ideas that people give you, which you can put right back into your hobby.  One day those ideas and feedback might help you win a jackpot, if you're very lucky.

      I'm not sure how you'll take this advice, but you did ask!

       

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        Posted: June 14, 2008, 4:09 am - IP Logged

        If you have made a computer program able to give you profit, keep it to yourself until you have made enough money. Then you should give it away for free.


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          Posted: June 14, 2008, 7:24 am - IP Logged

          why would i sale it? i just wanted some more ideas I could add to it

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            Posted: June 14, 2008, 11:14 am - IP Logged

            Well the ideas could be endless.  Since no one out there has made a program yet to correctly guess the lottery results (gee, wonder why?), the "fun" is trying to come up with your own ideas that are better than everyone elses! 

            You'll probably get much more feedback if you start it off in any direction and have more specific questions on what you are trying to do.  If everyone here gave you 2 ideas (since everyone's are different), you'd have thousands to go through!


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              Posted: June 14, 2008, 11:19 am - IP Logged

              Well It's main purpose is just to make organizing past results easier and such.  It's just for NC Pick 3 right now.

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                Posted: June 14, 2008, 11:34 am - IP Logged

                why would i sale it? i just wanted some more ideas I could add to it

                I gave you some advice because you asked for some.

                99% of the time when someone's first post is about software or a system, they will eventually try to sell you something.  I would be overjoyed if you were in the 1%.

                 

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                  Posted: June 14, 2008, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                  pick3 program

                  after one day of tinkering with it

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                    Posted: June 14, 2008, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

                    Looks like you can do more than copy and paste to Note Pad.  Good luck to you.

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                      Posted: June 14, 2008, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                      pick3 program

                      after one day of tinkering with it


                      Did you use Visual Basic or Visual C++ to create this?

                      And why not use Excel?  One can write their own code using VBA in Excel.


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                        Posted: June 14, 2008, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                        Visual basic, I hadnt used it in 4 years so I wanted to see if I remembered how.

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                          Did you use Visual Basic or Visual C++ to create this?

                          And why not use Excel?  One can write their own code using VBA in Excel.

                          If I were going to distribute a program I would write it in VB or C#, not Excel, because you can create better stand-along programs that way.

                          Excel is super-great for rapidly developing apps with tremendous built-in capability of manipulating grids of numbers, but is more limited as far as distribution is concerned.

                          That kind of decision-making should guide one as to which platform to develop in.

                           

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

                           

                          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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                            Posted: June 14, 2008, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

                            pick3 program

                            after one day of tinkering with it

                            Hey Rexamus, Welcome to LP.  Since your program is currently doing N.C., I'll be glad to test it out for you, and see what's missing or what else would be good to have in the program.  N.C. is the state I play.  Also, since you're tracking N.C., you may want to post this in the N.C. thread as well.  I'm sure there are others that would give it a test run for you also and give their opinion, good and bad.  Just so you know, we share any winning strategies, tips, numbers, systems info 'FREE of charge' so that we all help each other win!! For us, it's all about "EVERYBODY winning big bucks, and "Knocking "Nickel (NCEL)" up side the head"!!!  That's our goal!!

                            Here's the thread: http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/175957 


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                              Posted: June 14, 2008, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                              I tried to post it but im not allowed yet so if anyone wants to test it out I can pm you the link maybe?