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thomsol's avatar - speedykat
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Posted: July 13, 2003, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

Does anyone use Lottery software they like?  To be honest, I'm developing a program and would like constructive ideas on features that would be appealing.

Thanks for your help!

Jim

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    Posted: July 14, 2003, 5:32 am - IP Logged

    Yes............... I do have a desired feature that I predict will be incorperated into all lottery software shortly.

      YOU have the chance to be the first to use it and will be famous as the first developer to use it and it's easy ....but profound. 

                                       C O L O R !

      Simply color all your  even  numbers Red !

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      Posted: July 14, 2003, 6:40 am - IP Logged

      What is the significance of even numbers being red?  Why not odd numbers?  Why red?

       

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        Posted: July 14, 2003, 6:47 am - IP Logged

        I have a program tha I wrote and I use red to high lite numbers that match numbers from a file or group of numbers.  When I want to check the file I played with lottery data file, the matching numbers are in red and I can see if I matched enough for a pay out. When I want to high lite even or odd numbers I just enter E or O for group of numbers and a group of 30 numbers (1-59) or (2-60) is check with the file and matching numbers are red. I can also enter any group of numbers up to 40 numbers.

        RJOh 

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          Posted: July 14, 2003, 6:57 am - IP Logged

          I use conditional formatting on excel to show where the stats picked right in previous draws... I use red for easy spotting of negative numbers, and different color cell backgrounds for even/odd (but only on the even - odd chart)

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            Posted: July 14, 2003, 7:05 am - IP Logged

            In checking my OHIO649P file,I also use yellow to high lite numbers that matched the bonus ball because 3 reds and one yellow does not pay the same as 4 reds.  Also one has to take in considerations how clear the numbers will be in certain color combinations.

            RJOh

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              Posted: July 14, 2003, 8:51 am - IP Logged

              Jim

              I have also been developing lottery software and recently found this board.  I have been searching for algorithms and methods to incorporate into my program.  I use C++ and VB as my primary languages.  I am willing to correspond with anyone who wishes to exchange ideas and methods.  I will admit that the games I am concentrating on at this time ar the pick5 and pick6 games without the powerball - that powerball is the devil in disguise. 

               

              Grendel

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                Posted: July 14, 2003, 11:09 am - IP Logged

                Todd ..........cause I was the first to suggest it. Not to mention....I already use the red for even. When it finally catches on ........I won't have to rewire my brain. LOL

                  People will begin to see patterns they never dreamed of and it will help to win more...........believe me, it really works!  For something so simple it helps every tracking group. If nothing else ......it helps looking for certain numbers.

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                  Posted: July 14, 2003, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                  I don't know whether Jim really expected a discussion about color in this thread but....I suggest Pink for odd and Baby-Blue for even so that we do not get the colors confused with Roulette for example.

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                    Posted: July 14, 2003, 11:25 am - IP Logged

                    I am actually working on two programs.  One is a data file program which stores data for lotteries and play files in a random format such as N1,N2,N3,N4,N5,N6,N7.  A pick5 file use N1,N2,N3,N4,N5 and pick6 use N1,N2,N3,N4,N5,N6 and a powerball type game would use N1,N2,N3,N4,N5,N7 and a game like Ohio649P would use all 7 spaces in the file. With the data file program, I can compare files and groups of numbers with each other.  The second program is a RNG(random number generator) that will load up the data files, analize them and pick parameters based on what's in the files and pick numbers to play. The way the file is structured, it can tell what type of game it is, so no data have to be input about the file unless numbers outside the parameter of the file are desired. The program has its own bias which can be changed when addtional data is entered. It looks at sums, gaps, numbers postions and frequencies, numbers of matches (1,2,3,and 4) and etc to generate numbers to play.  I have design these programs to give me information that not available in commerical programs because they have to cover too many types of lotteries. I only cover the jackpot type lotteries and pick5's

                    Good luck to fellow programmers and lottery players.

                    RJOh

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                      Posted: July 14, 2003, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                      To WIN D,

                      You have an advantage by creating your own format with your perfer colors, you don't have to rewire your brain to fit some one else ideas.  If you get the results that you want, then you have done what your started out to do.

                      RJOh

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                        Posted: July 14, 2003, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

                        hmmm..... It seems that an

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                          The program I have developed so far has a complete database of pick 3/4/5/lotto/big game/mega millions and allows for update and modifying in case I make a mistake entering the numbers.  The numbers were batched in from historical lists found on the internet.  I use a basic history algorithm where I can check for X number of draws with Y number of matches and it pulls the next set of numbers drawn and generates a pool from them.  Example - use the last 3 pick 6 draws - go back in time and use 3 draws and find out if a pool of numbers has a certain number of matches in it - then get the next draw and keep working forward until (number of draws - 3)  -  sometimes I get a very ggod pool and generate listing based on a permutation that looks like the following

                          pool= [n1 n2 n3 n4 n5 n6 n7 n8 n9 ]

                          set1 = n1 n2 n3 n4 n5 n6

                          set2=n1 n2 n3 n4 n7 n8

                          set3= n2 n3 n4 n5 n8 n9

                          and so on based on how ever many numbers are generated.  I have been trying to program AI to look for patterns and this is where I am at as of now.

                           

                          Grendel

                           

                           

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                            Posted: July 14, 2003, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                            Jim,

                            I would not mind giving you some ideas as well. Please email me at cs@snohome.com with what your program is designed to do. I am developing systems rather than "programs" so there would not be any competition.

                            I hear so many people answering that they designed their own programs, but where is the program that I can sell? I never intended to only sell my own software, I'd rather sell other programmer's software. Up to now I never really saw anythign new.

                            Now - as a Barbie collector - having the odd balls pink would certainly be something new.

                            Good Luck,

                            ME

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                              Posted: July 15, 2003, 5:21 am - IP Logged

                              Do you really collect Barbies???  I do...

                              If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

                              You never know when you will get another hit.