Edit Lottery Settings

Menu Tools - Lottery - Edit starts Edit Lottery Setting wizard where you can modify some of settings of currently opened lottery.

You can adjust the following lottery settings:

You cannot change the lottery type, e.g. switch from Jackpot to Powerball, draw date type, number pool size and the count of main and bonus numbers.

When the wizard is finished a new lottery will be created. The new lottery will have the same set of past winning numbers as the current lottery.

There are several steps when editing lottery settings:

1. Name

Enter the name for the modified lottery, short description and lottery web site address. This info will show in application's About box (menu Help - About - Lottery).

2. Schedule

  1. Select which day a new week starts on by clicking appropriate button. This option is required to correctly order the draws in various tables and lists.
  2. Choose which days of week the numbers are drawn on. 
  3. Some lotteries draw multiple sets of winning numbers on the same day. For example there are mid-day and evening draws in some Pick 3 lotteries. Use the combo box to define the count of number sets and enter number set names into the appropriate fields.
  4. The lottery start date is for convenience only as it is used to find draws that are missing in your winning numbers database.

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.

3. Winning Combinations

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.

4. Ticket Panel

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.

5. Destination

Click button Browse to select the folder the modified lottery will be stored in. The selected folder must be empty.

Click button Finish to finish the Edit Lottery wizard. The wizard will create a new lottery using the settings you've just modified and the same winning numbers database as the current lottery. The current lottery with old settings still remains on your hard disk. If you are certain you will never need the old lottery setup you can simply remove the older lottery folder.

Read more on lottery management here.