setting up random number generator for lotto numbers

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Random Number Generator in Excel 2007

How do I set up a random number generator to pick lotto and power ball numbers?



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All "draw-style" games can be simulated in the same way. They rely on
drawing without replacement. Say the rules for a lottery are there are 50
balls numbered 1 thru 50. Five balls are drawn at random.

In A1 thru A50, enter 1 thru 50.
In B1 thru B50, enter =RAND()

Sort cols A & B by column B. This will "shuffle" the values in column A.
Use the first 5 (A1 thru A5)

For another draw, just repeat the sort.

Change the ball numbers and number of balls drawn to match your particular

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