Next month: October 2013
Started coding for next Saturday's main Lotto changes and at least the first one was easy enough. I've adjusted the cost of a ticket in the main Lotto ticket checker to be £2.00 from draw number 1856 onwards (£1.00 prior to that) when calculating the balance at the end of a check. It also uncovered a Euro Millions muiti-ticket/multi-draw check bug that has always calculated an incorrect balance. Tickets were priced at £1.00 each for the balance calculation, even though they've only ever been £1.50 or £2.00! This was duly fixed.
I think the biggest problem I'm facing with the main Lotto changes is how to display the main Lotto raffle winning numbers. There's going to be 1,000 of them for the next two Saturdays so a pop-up menu like I use for multiple Euro Millions raffle numbers might be overwhelming. I'm also probably going to have consider a custom search facility for the raffle numbers (which I may be able to retro-fit to the Euro Millions raffle).
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