Database Loading Preferences:
The Lottery Picker© database for both Powerball & Mega Millions always holds
"ALL" of the past draws since the inception of both lotteries (11/1/1997
Powerball & 9/6/1996 Mega Millions). The setting marked in
RED below gives you the option of
leaving out any drawing that Do Not fall within the lottery's Matrix Range.
Checking this box will cause the program to
load EVERY drawing since the inception date of the lottery and thus all
calculations will be based upon those.
UnChecking this box will cause the program
NOT to load any drawings that are not within the loaded lottery's Matrix
Range and thus any calculation the program makes will not include those
NOTE: UnChecking this box and not loading
out-of-matrix-drawing will NOT delete them from the database, they are
simply skipped when the lottery database is loaded. Setting this will
cause the program to load the same way each time it is loaded.
You can tell when the program is loading
out-of-matrix-drawing by the RED message
in the TOP RIGHT corner of the Main Window which is seen as soon as you
Start TLP. An Example of the message is seen just below telling you
that All database drawings were loaded despite the fact that 34 of them had
at least one number that fell outside of the currently loaded lottery game's
In contrast, the image below shows that the
user has UnChecked the setting indicated in RED
above so that the program will Skip any drawings that have at least one
number that falls outside of the currently loaded lottery game's Matrix
The settings that control the Starting Date Range when the
program is first started are located at the top of this window
in RED text which says "Database
Loading Preferences" shown at left.
The default setting is shown at left which is to "Always load
the complete lottery database." However this can be
changed to a custom date by selecting the other option "Always
load database starting from last ball matrix change, or my
If you wanted to have the
program startup using only past drawings since the ball matrix
change for the Powerball or Mega Millions, just click the bottom
option as shown below.
When you make this selection, an Edit
button appears along with a Date box. This is all you need
to do in order to have the program startup with this date.
In fact Once you made this selection the database on the Main
window was reloaded using this date and you may now start using
However, you may also change the startup date by clicking
the Edit button as was done in the photo to the left.
Once clicked, a Cancel button appears,
the Edit button becomes the Save button, and the Date box
becomes active enabling you to edit it.
Simply enter a new date and click Save.
Once you change the date from the default Ball Matrix change date, a
Default button becomes visible. You can always click the
Default button to revert back to the correct date of the Ball Matrix
change for either Powerball or Mega Millions.
To have the program startup using the FULL
database again, just click on the top selection "Always load the complete
lottery database." The change is instant and the new database is
loaded right away so you may begin using it immediately.