Menu File - New - Lottery starts New Lottery Wizard where you can pick one of the ready-to-play lotteries or create a custom lottery. There are several steps when creating a new lottery:
Choose any lottery from the
list of lotteries that are
available at Expert Lotto web server. Click table header to sort the
list either by the country of origin or by the lottery name. When
hovering mouse cursor over any table row a short lottery description
pops up. Clicking button Next downloads the lottery and the wizard
continues with Step 9.
Note: Internet connection is required when Available lotteries option is selected.
If you find out that the selected lottery is out-date, for example because the lottery rules have changed or because there are mistakes in lottery winning numbers database, please click Report obsolete lottery button to the right of the Available lotteries table. It will open an email window addressed to Expert Lotto support team where you can describe what is wrong with selected lottery. After receiving this email Expert Lotto team will attempt to address the problem in one of the next application updates.
If the lottery you want to play isn't listed in the Available lotteries table, click Create other lottery option and then choose button Next to continue with wizard's next step.
Enter lottery name, short description and lottery web site address. This info will show in application's About box (menu Help - About - Lottery).
When creating a Jackpot or
Keno lottery select option All
numbers from the same pool.
When setting up a Powerball lottery which draws main numbers from the same pool and one or more powerball numbers from separate pool(s) select option One or more additional numbers from a different pool.
To create a Pick 3 or Pick 4 lottery which draws each number from a separate pool select the last option.
Note: The content of this wizard step differs according to lottery type selected in Step 3.
Enter the count of main
numbers into the first field. If you're setting up a Jackpot lottery
which draws bonus numbers enter their count into the next field, enter
zero into that field when creating a Keno lottery.
Next choose the lowest and highest number in the pool.
Jackpot lotteries draw the same count of main numbers as the count of numbers marked on a playslip, Keno lotteries draw more numbers than how many are marked on a playslip.
You can also choose whether the winning numbers in each draw are sorted in ascending order or whether you want to keep them in the original draw order.
The first part of this
wizard step is the same as for Jackpot lotteries but you must also
define the pool(s) for Powerball number(s).
If the lottery draws e.g. two powerball numbers from a pool of 35 then enter "2" into bonus numbers field and select that Bonus 1 ranges from 1 to 35. Then click the combo box, pick Bonus 2 from the popup list and also enter 1 to 35 into the pool range fields. You can pick any name for the Powerball pool - Mega Ball, Extra Ball, Power Ball - to match your lottery rules.
If the lottery draws e.g. two additional numbers from the same pool as the main numbers and 1 powerball from a separate pool of 5 numbers then enter "3" into bonus numbers fields.
Select the same pool range as the main number pool range for Bonus 1 and Bonus 2. Then pick Bonus 3 and enter "1" and "5" into pool range fields.
Select how many numbers are
drawn and the size of each number pool.
Note: There are special matching rules for Pick 3 lotteries (e.g. 3-way box, front pair etc) and for Pick 4 lotteries (e.g. 12-way box). Lotteries that draw more than four numbers have only simplified ticket matching rules.
Choose how the date of each draw will look like:
Make sure that these settings actually match the draw schedule of your lottery. Otherwise you might have problems when importing past winning numbers or when updating your winning numbers database online.
Choose which combinations of matching
numbers are the winning ones by ticking the Is Winning? column.
Highlight any matching combination in the table and use Move Up and
Move Down buttons to move it up or down in the list.
You can also change the default prize names in the Prize column by double-clicking the appropriate table cell and typing a new name.
Define the layout of numbers in a ticket
panel to match the paper playslip. If you are creating a powerball
lottery you must define panel layout for additional pool(s) as well.
Although these settings are not mandatory and you can keep wizard's default values there is a filter and statistics that are based on ticket panel layout.
Click button Browse to select the folder the lottery will be stored in. The selected folder must be empty.
Click button Finish to finish the New Lottery Wizard and start playing the new lottery.
Read more on lottery management here.
See also Edit Lottery Settings wizard and Resize Lottery wizard.