Each States Play-Slips are
hand coded into the The Lottery Picker™ 2018 one-at-a-time using official Powerball & Mega Millions Play-Slips from each of the States. Every States Play-Slips are different and there is NO one-shoe-fits-all so don't let anyone tell you there is. When you install The Lottery Picker™ 2018,
your State should be listed in the print windows list of States for the game you are playing (Powerball or Mega Millions). In a perfect world, you should not need to change any settings. There are no printer definition files to download.
However, due to the fact that there are so many different brands of printers on the market along with the different drivers that make them work, some printers and their drivers interpret the input differently and thus the output is not the same as the desired printed results obtained on the printer used for testing The Lottery Picker™ 2018. In this case, some adjustments
or calibration may be made.
I have added an option to adjust the off-set of printing from top-to-bottom and left-to-right for each section of the Play-Slip for each State that is programmed into The Lottery Picker™ 2018
. Find this setting under Tab 3 (Printer Settings) of the Settings Window. Help on these settings can be found by hovering your mouse over the settings, pressing F1 or selecting Help form the Help Menu in The Lottery Picker™ 2018
The Play Slips sometimes (more often than not) vary in the way they are cut and the way they are printed. With this in mind, after making changes to the Printer Off-Sets as listed above, print several Play Slips to find a happy medium between the off-set values and the variations of the play slips.
Block Size: This adjust the height and width of the Printed Blocks for the White Balls, Multi-Play Blocks, and the PowerPlay Block if your State supports PowerPlay.
Alignment: This adjust Horizontal & Vertical alignment of ALL printed White Balls.
Spacing: This adjust Horizontal & Vertical Spacing of ALL printed White Balls.
Block Size: This adjust the height and width of the Printed Blocks for the Power Balls, and Multi-Play Blocks.
Alignment: This adjust Horizontal & Vertical alignment of ALL printed Power Balls.
Spacing: This adjust Horizontal & Vertical Spacing of ALL printed Power Balls.
Alignment: Alignment: This adjust Horizontal & Vertical alignment of ALL printed Multi-Play Blocks. In the example to the left is the settings for South Carolina. This States slips have two rows of Multi-Play Blocks, so you see two vertical settings. One is the Vertical adjustment for the top row (V Top), the other is for the bottom row (V Bottom). The H Adjust setting moves both rows left or right. On States that have only one row of Multi-Play Blocks, you will only see two settings here.
Spacing: This adjust Horizontal Spacing of ALL printed Power Ball Blocks. (see C & D above)
Space between each section or play block: Lowering this number (i.e. -100 to -110.6 ) will move each printed section closer together. In contrast, raising the number will add more space between each printed play section. See below for information on lowering and raising negative numbers. In some States this has the reverse effect.
When printing the Play-Slips, a number is printed on the top of each Play-Slip in sequential order beginning with 1. This allows you reference this set of numbers later when checking the numbers or re-printing some Play-Slips. Using these settings will allow you to align where on the Play-Slip the number is printed.
Font Size: Allows you to select the size of the numbers that are printed onto the top left corner of the Play-Slips.
Font Color: Allows you to select a color for the numbers that are printed onto the upper left corner of each the Play-Slip.
H-Align & V-Adjust: Allows you to position the exact location the Play-Slips numbers will be printed at so they are not printed over anything that is already on the Play-Slips.
H-Align will move the number left or right and V-Adjust will move the number up or down on the slips. Remember that negative values and fractional values can be entered by using a minus sign like -21 or -.5.
PowerPlay Box: Changing these values will adjust the Horizontal & Vertical alignment of the printed PowerPlay Block on the Play-Slips. For Mega Millinons, this will say "Megaplier" for the States that have that option. NOTE: Not all States have the PowerPlay or Megaplier option. If this is the case for your State then you will not see this setting.
PayOut Choices Box:
PayOut Choice Box: This Settings only show for some States. Thus your State may show this setting and it may not. These States may require you to choose your jackpot payoff preferences before you buy your ticket. This is where you adjust the alignment for the printed blocks for this setting.
Export Settings: (BLUE BUTTONS)
This button will Export all your printer settings into a file in your "My Documents folder" for safe keeping. This is good to use just before upgrading.
Import Settings: (BLUE BUTTONS)
If you have saved your printer settings as an Exported file as listed above then this button will Import all your printer settings from a file in your "My Documents folder" back into the program for the State and game you are using. This is good to use just after upgrading.
Reset Settings to Default:
If you get your settings so out of whack that you can't get your printing even close. You can click this button and restore the Print Settings for the selected State back the way they were when you first installed The Lottery Picker™ 2018.