This is about how to create and maintain a Mega Millions history or results file (drawings) in the Mega Millions lotto game (currently 5 of 56 + 1 of 46). The results file of past winning numbers was created from the start of this Mega Millions game format through the date specified above the results file. The history file is in LotWon format — ready to use by MDIEditor and Lotto WE and other LotWon programs (lottery, lotto software created by Ion Saliu, the most astonishingly creative and generous computer programmer at-large). All LotWon data files must be in text format, that is, the simplest form of a file: No codes at all. Usually, this type of files has a .txt extension. You don't need to add any extension to the file name of your Mega Millions results file.
• Do NOT mix different game formats in the same results file! Start a new data file if the game format changes (e.g. from '5 of 50' + '1 of 49', or from 5/56/1/46, etc.) If the lottery commission changes the game format, you must create a new lotto/lottery data file! Do not mix game formats in one data file! For example, Pennsylvania changed from lotto 6/69 to lotto 6/49. I discarded of all previous lotto 6/69 drawings. I renamed the old 6/69 file and preserved it for archiving and researching purposes. I started from scratch a Pennsylvania lotto 6/49 history file. I recreated also the SIMulated data file, specifically for a 6/49 lotto game. The Powerball game changed its format (January 7, 2009) from 55 regular numbers to 59 regular numbers; from 42 power balls to 39. I proceeded as above. I changed the Powerball data files to contain only regular lotto numbers from 1 to 59 and power balls from 1 to 39. Please pay special attention to this requirement of SuperPower, LotWon, and 'MDIEditor And Lotto WE' software. More than a tip — it is a requirement: Do not mix various game formats in the same data file — ever!
Get the latest Powerball results over the Internet: www.Mega Millions.com, MegaMillions.com,Mega-Millions.com.com - Something Like That or This: www.megamillions.com. Internet addresses change like in a nightmare — Search, baby, search...baby, search! The best-formatted results are offered by the Pennsylvania state lottery commission. This is currently the address, but they might change without notice, especially due to too many visitors or too much success with Ion Saliu's theory and software. The HTML table format works great with word processors such as WordPerfect, even WinWord. The tables work also well in spreadsheets.
Look at this excellent presentation of past winning numbers (past results) by PA Lottery Commission:
Let other lottery commissions know about sanity in data presentation. Some of them are downright malicious. They intentionally present the results in the least usable or the most impossible formats. They mix words, numbers, dates, greetings, commas, percentage signs, dots, asterisks, CHR(249), @, +,-,…, everything inseparable and mixed-up!
Just copy and paste the lines containing the Mega Millions results to a new text file (in MDIEditor and Lotto WE, or PSPad, or QEdit, or another text editor). I know for a fact that Ion Saliu frequently uses a great 16-bit DOS application: QEdit (or the Q editor). Name your results file, for example, Mball or Data56. Ion Saliu's file names: PaPB-55 for the Powerball results file and Papb.txt for the temporary file that holds the latest Mega Millions drawings obtained from the Internet (copied and pasted in a word processor, like WordPerfect, or even WinWord).
The most powerful software capable of handling the game of Mega Millions is known to the world as MDIEditor And Lotto WE. It has specific functions that crunch the Mega Millions: statistical reporting (frequency and skips), filter analysis, and optimized combination generator. Steps in menu: Lotto, then Powerball 5+1, then type of Mega Millions-combination generating.
• Not to mention, MDIEditor And Lotto WE is totally free (for registered members of the software download site)!
The super application comes with a sample data file: DataPB5. Open it via Menu, File, Open or the Open button on the toolbar. Overwrite the numbers in the sample file with the real draws in your game. Be sure to preserve the format: 5 regular numbers + 1 Mega Ball. If your data didn't cover all lines in the sample, select the remaining lines and delete the bloc. Also, be sure there is no empty line in your data file. Save the file.
Next time you add Mega Millions winning numbers (new draws), press Enter to add a blank line to the top of file. Type the new Mega Millions drawings … and so on …
Be sure to copy only the lines with the results as printed here. Do not leave any empty lines in your results file. The oldest drawing is the last line in the drawings file. The most recent (latest) draw always goes to the top of your data file for the Mega Millions game or any other lottery game.
When updating the Mega Millions results (history) files, copy and paste only the top line(s) not present in your file. You can also type the results, but be sure to follow the same format. The format is five regular Mega Millions numbers, in ascending order, separated by one or more blank spaces (comma is also acceptable). The sixth number in every line represents the Mega Ball (the yellow ball, as they show on TV). The file abiding by this format works wonders with MDIEditor and Lotto WE and the two programs presented below.
Extraordinarily powerful software creates Mega Millions and lotto systems and reports the statistical frequency: SkipSystem. The free software shows the regular Mega Millions numbers and the Mega Millionss sorted by frequency with their respective number of hits (plus percentages).
Another piece of great software is SUMS. The program shows the sums (sum-totals) of every Mega Millions drawing, plus root sum (Fadic addition), average, standard deviation, average deviation, and average deltas.
The two powerful and fast programs cover a multitude of lotto and lottery games, plus horseracing. Get the freeware now from the greatest downloads site, software category: 5.1 or 5.2. The link is in the footer of this incredibly useful page.
The Mega Millions results (drawings) were moved to a standalone web page. The page is easier to maintain and download (actually, simple copy-and-paste will do). The page has a link to bring you back here, in case you need a memory refresher.
Click the Next button to get to the Mega Millions results (drawings, past winning numbers, etc.) Please be mindful that the resource requires paid Permanent Membership (a very reasonable fee entailing to downloading all my software).
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