Posted by Ion Saliu on April 21, 2001; later updates.
In Reply to "Lottery Software Strategy-3 Error" posted by Steve on April 21, 2001.
: I downloaded lotwon3 and I'm having problems running the strat3 file. Every time I edit the Data-3 file with my numbers I get Error 62 at pgm-ctr:10925. It runs fine with the Data-3 file it comes with, as long as I don't add numbers to it. Can someone help me PLEASE! FYI, since my last posting I have duplicated the error-62 problem by using your Data-3 and your Sim-3 files (that are part of the Lotwon3 software package that you recently made available) by inserting 9,9,8 in your Data-3 file.
Anyways, I now solved the problem by following your latest suggestion to generate another SIM-3 file. I had to "simulate" 8200 drawings to make it work.
• You can look at the WS3 files. The error is caused by an extremely biased Data-3 as far as one of the filters is concerned. You can see the culprit: it has this sign in front %. You can delete %, but make sure do not delete the number; keep the number surrounded by at least one blank space. save the edited WS3 file. STRAT-3 should work fine now. To avoid the trouble repeating, just remove from the Data-3 file the lottery drawing that caused the error.
At the time of writing SUPER*, I didn't expect such absurd values in a filter. I solved it in my reserved software. I have no plans to update my freeware at this time. It is very difficult to maintain two software categories. What I am developing and using now is highly customized. It also has features I do not want to reveal now. I do not sell it, either, because I am not sure I know how do it and be fair to everybody. Most people, however know how to use my freeware AND take advantage of it.
There are limits we all live within.
• Update 2005
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