# Lottery check

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel New Users' started by Guest, Sep 13, 2006.

1. ### GuestGuest

We buy 35 tickets twice a week and always the same numbers. Can I make a
spreadsheet that will check our tickets against the winning numbers?

Guest, Sep 13, 2006

2. ### GuestGuest

"Ron" wrote:
> We buy 35 tickets twice a week and always the same numbers. Can I make a
> spreadsheet that will check our tickets against the winning numbers?

One way to set it up ..

Assuming the winning numbers will be entered in A1:F1 in Sheet1,
for example: 1, 15, 25, 38, 48, 49
(The numbers within A1:F1 need not be sorted, can be in any order)

And the picked #s are listed in Sheet2, in cols B to G, row1 down
4 15 20 28 35 49
1 15 25 38 47 48
6 15 25 38 41 49
etc

(as before, the numbers within each row need not be sorted)

Put in say, I1:
=SUMPRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(MATCH(B1:G1,Sheet1!\$A\$1:\$F\$1,0)))
Copy I1 down.

Col I will return the desired # of matched numbers
For the sample data, you'll get in I1:I3 : 2, 5, 4
--
Max
Singapore
http://savefile.com/projects/236895
xdemechanik
---

Guest, Sep 13, 2006

3. ### BiffGuest

Here's a file that does what you want.

Ticket Checker.xls 84kb

http://cjoint.com/?jneKqRchxY

It has a sheet for 5 numbers and one for 6 numbers. There is one very simple
macro that clears the number grid if you click the RESET button. It will
highlight and count any matches. It uses data validation so you won't make
any mistakes when you enter your numbers.

Biff

"Ron" <> wrote in message
news:...
> We buy 35 tickets twice a week and always the same numbers. Can I make a
> spreadsheet that will check our tickets against the winning numbers?

Biff, Sep 13, 2006
4. ### GuestGuest

There are 7 numbers drawn so that checker won't work but thanks.

"Biff" wrote:

> Here's a file that does what you want.
>
> Ticket Checker.xls 84kb
>
> http://cjoint.com/?jneKqRchxY
>
> It has a sheet for 5 numbers and one for 6 numbers. There is one very simple
> macro that clears the number grid if you click the RESET button. It will
> highlight and count any matches. It uses data validation so you won't make
> any mistakes when you enter your numbers.
>
> Biff
>
> "Ron" <> wrote in message
> news:...
> > We buy 35 tickets twice a week and always the same numbers. Can I make a
> > spreadsheet that will check our tickets against the winning numbers?

>
>
>

Guest, Sep 13, 2006
5. ### GuestGuest

We're in Singapore a few times a year! We teach at Ngee Ann Poly. How wierd...
Thanks Max. I'll try this out and get back.

"Max" wrote:

> "Ron" wrote:
> > We buy 35 tickets twice a week and always the same numbers. Can I make a
> > spreadsheet that will check our tickets against the winning numbers?

>
> One way to set it up ..
>
> Assuming the winning numbers will be entered in A1:F1 in Sheet1,
> for example: 1, 15, 25, 38, 48, 49
> (The numbers within A1:F1 need not be sorted, can be in any order)
>
> And the picked #s are listed in Sheet2, in cols B to G, row1 down
> 4 15 20 28 35 49
> 1 15 25 38 47 48
> 6 15 25 38 41 49
> etc
>
> (as before, the numbers within each row need not be sorted)
>
> Put in say, I1:
> =SUMPRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(MATCH(B1:G1,Sheet1!\$A\$1:\$F\$1,0)))
> Copy I1 down.
>
> Col I will return the desired # of matched numbers
> For the sample data, you'll get in I1:I3 : 2, 5, 4
> --
> Max
> Singapore
> http://savefile.com/projects/236895
> xdemechanik
> ---

Guest, Sep 13, 2006
6. ### Don GuillettGuest

Here is an idea I used on the Texas Lottery until I decided NOT to play
anymore. Ripoff.

conditional format using formula to highlight the cell
=SUMPRODUCT((\$B\$5:\$F\$5=B9)*1)
& copy across
to count
=IF(G9=0,"",SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIF(B9:F9,\$B\$5:\$F\$5)))
with conditional formatting cell value is >=4

--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software

"Ron" <> wrote in message
news:...
> We buy 35 tickets twice a week and always the same numbers. Can I make a
> spreadsheet that will check our tickets against the winning numbers?

Don Guillett, Sep 13, 2006
7. ### GuestGuest

Thanks Max. It works perfectly!
And thank you to all who replied.
This is GREAT!

"Max" wrote:

> "Ron" wrote:
> > We buy 35 tickets twice a week and always the same numbers. Can I make a
> > spreadsheet that will check our tickets against the winning numbers?

>
> One way to set it up ..
>
> Assuming the winning numbers will be entered in A1:F1 in Sheet1,
> for example: 1, 15, 25, 38, 48, 49
> (The numbers within A1:F1 need not be sorted, can be in any order)
>
> And the picked #s are listed in Sheet2, in cols B to G, row1 down
> 4 15 20 28 35 49
> 1 15 25 38 47 48
> 6 15 25 38 41 49
> etc
>
> (as before, the numbers within each row need not be sorted)
>
> Put in say, I1:
> =SUMPRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(MATCH(B1:G1,Sheet1!\$A\$1:\$F\$1,0)))
> Copy I1 down.
>
> Col I will return the desired # of matched numbers
> For the sample data, you'll get in I1:I3 : 2, 5, 4
> --
> Max
> Singapore
> http://savefile.com/projects/236895
> xdemechanik
> ---

Guest, Sep 13, 2006
8. ### GuestGuest

Glad to hear that, Ron !
Thanks for feeding back ..
--
Max
Singapore
http://savefile.com/projects/236895
xdemechanik
---
"Ron" wrote:
> Thanks Max. It works perfectly!
> And thank you to all who replied.
> This is GREAT!

Guest, Sep 14, 2006
9. ### GuestGuest

Guest, Sep 14, 2006
10. ### GuestGuest

Hi Max,
The formula works but only for approx. 20 lottery tickets and then it
doesn't seem to check the rest. Am I doing something wrong? It's almost as if
it needs to be told to check them all???
Can anyone help?
Ron

"Max" wrote:

> "Ron" wrote:
> > .. How weird ...

>
> .. it's ok, cyberspace knows no boundaries <g>
> --
> Max
> Singapore
> http://savefile.com/projects/236895
> xdemechanik
> ---

Guest, Sep 14, 2006
11. ### GuestGuest

"Ron" wrote:
> The formula works but only for approx. 20 lottery tickets and then it
> doesn't seem to check the rest. Am I doing something wrong?
> It's almost as if it needs to be told to check them all???

Try these checks, in sequence ..
1. Check calc mode is set to auto (Tools > Options > Calculation tab, Check
"Automatic" > OK)
2. Check that cells are not inadvertently pre-formatted as text (Format >
Cells). If so, re-format the cell as General or Number, then re-confirm the
formula (click inside the formula bar, press Enter) -- you need to re-confirm
the formula before it'll work. Re-formatting alone will not trigger it.
--
Max
Singapore
http://savefile.com/projects/236895
xdemechanik
---

Guest, Sep 14, 2006
12. ### GuestGuest

Just a further thought .. if there's the possibility of the source winning
numbers and/or picked numbers being either "text-entered" -- ie numbers
entered with a preceding apostrophe, or entered into cells pre-formatted as
text (the pre-formatting as text unknown to you, of course), then use this
slightly tweaked version instead:

=SUMPRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(MATCH(B1:G1+0,Sheet1!\$A\$1:\$F\$1+0,0)))

The "+0" to both source ranges will coerce the text numbers (if any) to real
numbers for correct results.
--
Max
Singapore
http://savefile.com/projects/236895
xdemechanik
---

Guest, Sep 14, 2006
13. ### GuestGuest

Some were text formatted. I dhanged them all and it all works as you said.
Thanks again Max. We'll be in SQ Oct 22 thru Nov 7.
Ron in Ottawa, Canada
How's your Access?

"Max" wrote:

> Just a further thought .. if there's the possibility of the source winning
> numbers and/or picked numbers being either "text-entered" -- ie numbers
> entered with a preceding apostrophe, or entered into cells pre-formatted as
> text (the pre-formatting as text unknown to you, of course), then use this
> slightly tweaked version instead:
>
> =SUMPRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(MATCH(B1:G1+0,Sheet1!\$A\$1:\$F\$1+0,0)))
>
> The "+0" to both source ranges will coerce the text numbers (if any) to real
> numbers for correct results.
> --
> Max
> Singapore
> http://savefile.com/projects/236895
> xdemechanik
> ---

Guest, Sep 14, 2006
14. ### GuestGuest

"Ron" wrote:
> Some were text formatted.
> I changed them all and it all works as you said.
> Thanks again Max.

Glad we got that bit nailed down ..

> How's your Access?

Very skimpy ..
--
Max
Singapore
http://savefile.com/projects/236895
xdemechanik
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Guest, Sep 15, 2006

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