Do you play the lottery? If you do, how do you choose the numbers? Is it by looking at the things around you and assuming they translate into specific numbers? Or do you dream about it and buy them the next day? Or maybe you have your own algorithm where you input certain variables to come up with the combination. I ain’t a better myself and those methods were something I thought of (not something I use) but my question still stands, how do you choose the numbers?
Well if you are playing the EuroMillions, then PJMDS has an alternative for you: EuroMillions. It’s a simple Pocket PC application that you have to install to your device (it’s rather small at just under 70KB) and from there, it will help you pick the numbers for you to play. How’s the software like?
I tried for a couple of minutes and found it relatively easy to use. You just tap on New and it will give you a new number combination and even list them out for you in a way that makes it easy for to play (I assume). If you do not like the numbers given, just tap New again and it will give you a new set. If you do like the numbers, you can save them as favorite.
Nothing too confusing here and in fact, it even comes with a small guide to help you get started. It even explains the EuroMillions for those who not aware of it.
Being a preview version, it works pretty well. While 70KB is small, I would prefer to install it to my Storage Card, something that PJMDS cautions against due to problems. I am not sure what they are exactly but hopefully he can fix it. On top of that, I do have some suggestions in the event that he decides to develop a newer version:
Select Certain Numbers To Play
It would be great if I could select certain numbers for playing. For example, on my birthday, I might want to play the number 22 which corresponds to the date of my birth. Therefore, I want all numbers I buy to have the number 22 in them. Currently the application does not seem to allow this so if it could be added in, it might prove more useful.
Select Certain Numbers To Not Play
Similar to the suggestion above bu this time, to select numbers that I do not want to play. Maybe I am superstitious and do not want to ever play the number 13. While you could keep tapping New and not taking note of combinations that come up with the number 13 in them, I would prefer if I do not have to deal with it totally.
Can’t Delete Favorites Easily
Your favorite numbers are saved in a text file but you cannot edit them directly from the program. Instead, you will need to open the text file and remove the numbers manually. Rather troublesome if you ask me.
On top of that, you can’t just delete the text file as it will pop up some errors. While these errors are not critical, maybe PJMDS can remove them or write the code differently?
Delete Is Useless
If I want a new set of numbers, I tap New and it will remove the old selection to give me a new one. If I tap Delete, it will just remove the old combination. If you ask me, the delete function seems to be useless because I cannot use it to delete favorites and it’s function is covered by New. Programming it to delete a favorite entry would be the better option.
I don’t gamble so EuroMillions is something that I will not be using but if you do play the lottery, I think this is a rather handy tool to help you select the numbers to play. I am not sure what other features you might want to add but if you do have any suggestions or have any comments about the application, feel free to add them below.
For those looking for the application, you can download it here.
Thanks PJMDS for this application.