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Release History of Lotto Sorcerer

The current version of Lotto Sorcerer for Mac OS X is v9.3, released Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
The current version of Lotto Sorcerer for Windows is v9.3, released Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
  • For Version 9 release history, please click here.
  • For Version 8 release history, please click here.
  • For Version 7 release history, please click here.
  • For Version 6 release history, please click here.
  • For Version 5 release history, please click here.
  • For Version 4 release history, please click here.
  • For Version 3 release history, please click here.
  • For Version 2 release history, please click here.
  • For Version 1 release history, please click here.

9x Version History

9.3 — Release date: November 12, 2019
  1. [enhancement] Added "Append" button to Scripting Laboratory.
  2. [fix] Fixed sorting issues in Lotto Number Oracle columns
  3. [fix] Fixed issue where non-winning numbers would be shown in Check Numbers function.
  4. [fix] Fixed issue where "Last 3, any order" in the Check Numbers function is set for Pick 3 type lotteries.
  5. [fix] Fixed issue where refreshing the lottery list would present an error.
  6. [fix] Fixed issue where the link to Lotto Sorcerer website was broken (in the Help menu)
  7. [fix] Fixed issue in Pick Lottery Frequency Distribution where dates would not sort properly.
  8. [change] Removed menu item which points to defunct LaJolla Covering Repository link.
9.2 — Release date: January 9, 2019
  1. [enhancement] Added support for lotto-type lotteries with six extra numbers.
  2. [enhancement] Added support for lotto-type lotteries with five extra numbers.
  3. [enhancement] Scripting Laboratory now can import Visual Basic source code.
  4. [enhancement] Added "Sort" option in Data Padder utility.
  5. [enhancement] Added legend to verbose log.
  6. [enhancement] Added menu shortcut for "Lottery Setup Wizard".
  7. [enhancement] Added menu shortcut for "Show User's Guide".
  8. [enhancement] Added hyperlinks in User's Guide.
  9. [fix] Fixed issue where number entry validator would display inaccurate feedback.
  10. [fix] Fixed issue where the calculated assertion filter would be ignored if the "from" and "to" settings are set to the same value.
9.1 — Release date: December 4, 2018
  1. [enhancement] Improved web scraping function.
  2. [enhancement] Added advisory message concerning Windows Defender upon certain errors being trapped.
  3. [fix] Fixed issue where the "End At:" scope setting in the Projection Parameters tab was being ignored.
  4. [fix] Fixed issue where the "End At:" scope setting in the Projection Parameters tab was not defaulting to the last available drawing.
  5. [fix] Fixed interface issues on Filters tab of the Main Menu
9.0.5 — Release date: November 8, 2018
  1. [fix] Fixed issue with the Check Numbers function (related to pick-type lotteries).
9.0.4 — Release date: October 18, 2018
  1. [fix] Fixed issue with the Neural Depth/Analysis display.
9.0.3 — Release date: October 4, 2018
  1. [fix] Fixed issues with the Check Numbers function (related to pick-type lotteries).
9.0.2 — Release date: August 3, 2018
  1. [fix] Fixed issues with the SetScopeStart and SetScopeEnd functions in the Scripting Laboratory
9.0.1 — Release date: April 12, 2018
  1. [fix] Fixed issue where changing End Scope would not update target suggestion date.
9.0 — Release date: March 22, 2018
  1. [enhancement] Added Trend Evaluation method.
  2. [enhancement] Added Commonality Analysis method.
  3. [enhancement] Added Sequence Projection method.
  4. [enhancement] Added Gaussian Prediction method (-1 sigma).
  5. [enhancement] Added Gaussian Prediction method (-2 sigma).
  6. [enhancement] Added Gaussian Prediction method (-3 sigma).
  7. [enhancement] Added SQL Command Line Interface
  8. [enhancement] Added ability to enter filter notes.
  9. [enhancement] Added ability to enter engine notes.
  10. [enhancement] Added button to quickly set to maximum neural/analysis depth.
  11. [enhancement] Update engine more robust.
  12. [enhancement] Added ability to set different negative and positive limitation deviation settings.
  13. [enhancement] Added ability to use custom engine.
  14. [enhancement] Added Repeat 2+ rejection filter.
  15. [enhancement] Added Square Numbers 1+ assertion filter.
  16. [enhancement] Added Pentagonal Numbers 1+ assertion filter.
  17. [enhancement] Added Fibonacci Numbers 1+ assertion filter.
  18. [enhancement] Added Padovan Sequence 1+ assertion filter.
  19. [enhancement] Added Semi Perfect Numbers 1+ assertion filter.
  20. [enhancement] Added Semi Prime Numbers 1+ assertion filter.
  21. [enhancement] Added Perfect Numbers 1+ assertion filter.
  22. [enhancement] Added Deficient Numbers 1+ assertion filter.
  23. [enhancement] Added Composite Numbers 1+ assertion filter.
  24. [enhancement] Added Abundant Numbers 1+ assertion filter.
  25. [enhancement] Ending Scope added to Projection Parameters.
  26. [enhancement] Added "GetScopeStart" scripting function.
  27. [enhancement] Added "GetScopeEnd" scripting function.
  28. [enhancement] Added "SetScopeStart" scripting function.
  29. [enhancement] Added "SetScopeEnd" scripting function.
  30. [enhancement] Added "CountCompositeNumbers" scripting function.
  31. [enhancement] Added "CountDeficientNumbers" scripting function.
  32. [enhancement] Added "CountPerfectNumbers" scripting function.
  33. [enhancement] Added "CountSemiPrimeNumbers" scripting function.
  34. [enhancement] Added "CountSemiPerfectNumbers" scripting function.
  35. [enhancement] Added "CountPadovanNumbers" scripting function.
  36. [enhancement] Added "CountFibonacciNumbers" scripting function.
  37. [enhancement] Added "CountPentagonalNumbers" scripting function.
  38. [enhancement] Added "CountSquareNumbers" scripting function.
  39. [enhancement] Added "CountUlamNumbers" scripting function.
  40. [enhancement] Added "CountTriangularNumbers" scripting function.
  41. [enhancement] Added "Count3FactorNumbers" scripting function.
  42. [enhancement] Added "CountRepeatNumbers" scripting function.
  43. [enhancement] Added "CountAdjacentNumbers" scripting function.
  44. [enhancement] Added "CountAbundantNumbers" scripting function.
  45. [fix] Fixed Ulam assertion filter (from Lotto Sorcerer version 8).

8x Version History

8.9 — Release date: February 5, 2018
  1. [enhancement] "GetScope" function added to Scripting Laboratory
  2. [enhancement] Lotto Augur now shows all results with no counts.
  3. [enhancement] Added "Show Virtual Lottery Children" function.
  4. [enhancement] Added "Show Virtual Lottery Orphans" function.
  5. [enhancement] Added "Show Virtual Lottery Parents" function.
  6. [enhancement] Added "Show Virtual Lottery Siblings" function.
  7. [enhancement] Added advisory in "Pick Lottery Augur" if no pick-type lotteries are available.
  8. [enhancement] Added advisory in "Pick Lottery Frequency Distribution" if no pick-type lotteries are available.
  9. [fix] Data control in "Database Browser" no longer ghosts prematurely.
  10. [fix] "Most Common Pairs" and "Most Common Triplets" now show correct values.
  11. [change] Removed integral web browser and concomitant Preference setting.
8.8 — Release date: November 30, 2017
  1. [enhancement] "Export as SQL File" function now recognizes Virtual Lotteries.
  2. [enhancement] "Export as Delimited Text File" function now recognizes Virtual Lotteries.
  3. [enhancement] "Export as Tab Delimited Text File" function now recognizes Virtual Lotteries.
  4. [fix] "Export as Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet" function now exports lottery data properly.
  5. [change] Removed "Import La Jolla Wheel" function.
8.7 — Release date: October 30, 2017
  1. [enhancement] Added "Pick Lottery Augur" to Tools.
  2. [enhancement] Added "CheckDate" function to Scripting Laboratory.
  3. [enhancement] "Results" window in "Import File Inspector" now resizes (instead of "Actual Input Format").
  4. [fix] "Export as Comma Separated Value File" function now exports Virtual Lotteries properly.
  5. [fix] "Purchase Lottery Data for Importing" menu item now redirects to correct web site.
8.6.1 — Release date: May 19, 2017
  1. [maintenance] New Digital Signing Certificate.
  2. [fix] Fixed Japan's Mini Loto and Loto 6 setup settings.
  3. [fix] GetDayOfYear scripting function fixed.
  4. [fix] GetWeekOfYear scripting function fixed.
8.6 — Release date: January 18, 2017
  1. [fix] Fixed issue where registration replacement pointed to wrong webpage.
  2. [fix] Fixed issue with the Pick Lottery Frequency Distribution function (regarding Pick 1 type lotteries).
  3. [enhancement] Lotto Augur now handles bonus ball(s).
  4. [enhancement] Lotto Augur adds three new analysis modes (Gaussian prediction).
  5. [enhancement] All results are now shown in Lotto Augur (instead of the prior "top twenty").
  6. [enhancement] Pick Lottery Frequency Distribution tool now shows last drawing day of each combination.
8.5 — Release date: November 25, 2016
  1. [fix] Fixed issue where users can setup a lottery beyond the scope of Lotto Sorcerer (i.e., setting up a lottery that draws more than 24 numbers).
  2. [fix] Fixed errata in User's Guide.
  3. [fix] "Execute SQL File" close method (via menu) fixed.
  4. [enhancement] Added "Gaussian Predictor" to Lottery Number Oracle function.
  5. [enhancement] Support for "Pick 1" type lotteries.
  6. [enhancement] Updates can now show bulletins.
  7. [enhancement] LOTDEF table now self-repairing.
  8. [enhancement] "Force Database Rebuild" moved to "Database Repair Tools" submenu.
8.4.1 — Release date: June 3, 2016
  1. [maintenance] Added new digital code certification.
  2. [maintenance] Added new lotteries.
  3. [maintenance] Changed lottery parameters.
8.4 — Release date: May 5, 2016
  1. [fix] Fixed error in the Lottery Setup Wizard which caused changes to the maximum pool number when the "Back" button was clicked.
  2. [fix] Fixed error in the Lottery Setup Wizard where the lottery drawing time was not respected (on lotteries drawing before 1000 [10:00 am]).
  3. [fix] Fixed error in the Edit Lottery Settings function where the lottery drawing time was not respected (on lotteries drawing before 1000 [10:00 am]).
  4. [enhancement] Scripting Laboratory now supports dynamic batch capabilities.
  5. [enhancement] Scripting Laboratory has two new mathematical functions (Inc and Dec).
  6. [enhancement] GetTimestamp function added to Scripting Laboratory.
  7. [enhancement] Scripting Laboratory has three new date functions (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow).
  8. [enhancement] Scripts can now launch external applications.
  9. [enhancement] Scripting Laboratory adds four new File functions.
  10. [enhancement] Scripting Laboratory adds 11 new functions for Regular Expression (RegEx) support.
  11. [enhancement] Scripting Laboratory Source Code tab background and foreground (text) colors can be modified in Preferences."
  12. [enhancement] Scripting Laboratory Source Code tab text size can be modified in Preferences."
  13. [enhancement] Scripting Laboratory Output tab background and foreground (text) colors can be modified programmatically.
  14. [enhancement] Scripting Laboratory Output tab text size can be modified programmatically.
  15. [enhancement] Scripting Laboratory's Print statement no longer clears the Output tab (allowing for multiple Print statements).
  16. [enhancement] CLS ("clear screen" function added to the Scripting Laboratory.
  17. [enhancement] Added ability to launch system calculator from menu.
  18. [enhancement] Added ability to launch Notepad (Windows)/TextEdit (Mac) from menu.
8.3 — Release date: March 4, 2016
  1. [fix] Fixed minor issues with the users interface (controls not locking in place).
  2. [enhancement] The Scripting Laboratory adds 33 new commands and functions.
8.2 — Release date: December 31, 2015
  1. [fix] Fixed the issue with Lottery Number Oracle's recognition of locales that use the comma for a decimal mark.
  2. [fix] Fixed the issue with the Lottery Setup Wizard assigning the wrong drawing time on built-in lotteries.
  3. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer now has a scripting feature (Scripting Laboratory).
8.1.3 — Release date: October 14, 2015
  • [fix] Fixed issues with the suggestions statistics display.
8.1.2 — Release date: September 14, 2015
  • [fix] Fixed issues with the Geometric Mean Calculations.
8.1.1 — Release date: September 11, 2015
  • [fix] Fixed issues with the Assertion Calculations.
8.1 — Release date: September 4, 2015
  1. [fix] Fixed issue with the Print Projection Parameters function reporting wrong values for the Assertion Calculations.
  2. [fix] Fixed issues in Lotto Seer concerning incorrect values displayed (Data Summary and line charts [starting with Harmonic Mean]).
  3. [enhancement] "Lottery Extractor" function added.
  4. [enhancement] "Show Subscription ID" function added.
  5. [enhancement] Added ability to override bonus number printing on playslips.
  6. [enhancement] SQL Interface can now export SQL results to Excel.
  7. [enhancement] "Summary Display" in Lotto Seer can now export to Excel.
  8. [enhancement] "Data Display" in Lotto Seer can now export to Excel.
  9. [enhancement] "Geometric Mean" added to Assertion Calculations.
  10. [enhancement] Time settings can now be set to 15 minute increments.
  11. [enhancement] Importers and Exporters will no longer close automatically upon completion.
8.0.3 — Release date: August 5, 2015
  1. [fix] Fixed issue where the Forecast engine and Distribution mode could not be used simultaneously with some lotteries.
  2. [fix] Check Dates function now accepts lottery drawings dates before 1900.
  3. [fix] Desktop icon for Windows now shows the proper (v8) icon.
8.0.2 — Release date: July 21, 2015
  1. [fix] Fixed critical issues with Optimize Database, Backup Database and Restore Database.
  2. [fix] Fixed multi-state Wildcard 2 setup file.
8.0.1 — Release date: July 14, 2015
  • [fix] Fixed issue with corrupted setup (when setting up a custom lottery).
8.0 — Release date: July 7, 2015
  1. [enhancement] Added Forecast (small segment) suggestion engine.
  2. [enhancement] Added Forecast (large segment) suggestion engine.
  3. [enhancement] Maximum Neural/Analysis depth increased from 128 to 256.
  4. [enhancement] Added Full Report capability to Lottery Number Oracle.
  5. [enhancement] Maximum number of built-in lotteries increased from 32 to 64.
  6. [enhancement] Added Ulam numbers assertion filter.
  7. [enhancement] New Rejection filter gives the user the ability to reject specific numbers.
  8. [enhancement] Added Geometric Mean limitation filter.
  9. [enhancement] Added ability to print Projection Parameters settings.
  10. [enhancement] 100 new wheels added.
  11. [enhancement] 41 improved (optimized) wheels changed.
  12. [enhancement] "Pick Lottery Frequency Distribution" now handles all pick-type lotteries.
  13. [enhancement] "Check Numbers" utility now shows which line number matches winning numbers.
  14. [enhancement] "Combinations Calculator" now allows constraining via sum range.
  15. [enhancement] "Import v6 Database" now allowing importing of all lotteries, not just custom lotteries.
  16. [enhancement] "Check Date" utility now checks virtual lotteries.
  17. [enhancement] Added ability to export suggestions to an Excel spreadsheet (along with suggestions' statistics).
  18. [enhancement] Added ability to export playslips' special marks to an Excel spreadsheet.
  19. [enhancement] Added "Export to Excel Spreadsheet" utility.
  20. [enhancement] Increased field handling in "Import Fixed Width Text File" from 8 to 99.
  21. [enhancement] Added "Force Virtual Lottery Refresh" function.
  22. [enhancement] Added additional search operators in Database Browser.
  23. [enhancement] Wheel Exporter's End-of-Line selector defaults to host's operating system.
  24. [enhancement] End-of-Line selector for the Export as Tab Delimited File function defaults to host's operating system.
  25. [enhancement] End-of-Line selector for the Export as Comma Separated Value (CSV) File function defaults to host's operating system.
  26. [enhancement] End-of-Line selector for the Export as Export as Delimited Text File function defaults to host's operating system.
  27. [enhancement] End-of-Line selector for the Export as Export as SQL File function defaults to host's operating system.
  28. [enhancement] Null delimiter date separator option for Export as Comma Separated Value Files function.
  29. [enhancement] Null delimiter date separator option for Export as Tab Delimited Files function.
  30. [enhancement] Null delimiter date separator option for Export as Delimited Text File function.
  31. [enhancement] Import Delimited Text File now recognizes null delimiters for the date separator field.
  32. [enhancement] Import Comma Separated Value File now recognizes null delimiters for the date separator field.
  33. [enhancement] Import Tab Delimited File now recognizes null delimiters for the date separator field.
  34. [enhancement] Input File Inspector now recognizes null delimiters for the date separator field.
  35. [enhancement] Input File Inspector now shows line numbers for the file preview.
  36. [enhancement] Import Delimited File shows filename before importing.
  37. [enhancement] Import Comma Separated Value File shows filename before importing.
  38. [enhancement] Import Tab Delimited File shows filename before importing.
  39. [enhancement] Lottery Setup Wizard recognizes half-hour designations.
  40. [enhancement] Edit Lottery Settings recognizes half-hour designations.
  41. [enhancement] Added Kali Day calculations to the Date Calculator.
  42. [enhancement] Improved error trapping and handling.
  43. [enhancement] Many minor interface enhancements.

7x Version History

7.9 — Release date: January 12, 2015
  1. [fix] Fixed Check for Updates function.
  2. [fix] Fixed "incidences" calculations in Lottery Number Oracle™.
  3. [enhancement] Added "Copy" button to SQL Interface function.
  4. [enhancement] Added "Save" button to SQL Interface function.
  5. [enhancement] Suggestion logging now has three settings: "none", "normal" and "verbose".
  6. [enhancement] SQL Interface now recognizes Virtual Lotteries.
  7. [enhancement] Print Lottery Drawing History now recognizes Virtual Lotteries.
  8. [enhancement] Lotto Scribe™ now recognizes Virtual Lotteries.
  9. [enhancement] Lotto Augur™ now recognizes Virtual Lotteries.
  10. [enhancement] Generate Random Number function now recognizes Virtual Lotteries.
  11. [enhancement] Check Numbers function now recognizes Virtual Lotteries.
  12. [enhancement] Lottery Number Oracle™ now recognizes Virtual Lotteries.
7.8.2 — Release date: December 3, 2014
  • [fix] Restores access to primary database.
7.8.1 — Release date: November 22, 2014
  • [fix] Fixes issue with access to remote database.
7.8 — Release date: November 19, 2014
  1. [fix] Wheel Exporter now shows wheel selector dropdown menu.
  2. [enhancement] Minimum bonus number is now 2 instead of 4.
  3. [enhancement] Added Lotto Augur™ function.
  4. [enhancement] Added Field Stripper function.
  5. [enhancement] Added DBF to TXT Converter function.
  6. [enhancement] Lottery Setup Wizard now remembers locale upon first use.
  7. [enhancement] Data Padder exits upon successful operation.
  8. [enhancement] Accelerator keys added for most menu items (Windows only)
  9. [enhancement] "Save" button on Assertive Calculation window changed to more accurate "Accept".
  10. [enhancement] Added "Show Supported Lotteries" menu item to the Lottery Data Subscription submenu.
  11. [enhancement] Added mirroring for remote databases.
  12. [enhancement] All date widgets now respect localized settings and enforce four-digit years.
  13. [enhancement] Added Print button on Help window.
  14. [enhancement] Added "Select All / Select None" button in the Bitwise Day Calculator.
  15. [enhancement] Export as SQL function now allows for optional column name inclusion in the SQL file.
  16. [enhancement] Export as SQL function now allows user to override column names for the DRAWDATE and DRAWTIME fields.
  17. [enhancement] Combinations Calculator now handles combinations with zero as the starting pool number.
  18. [enhancement] Combinations Calculator now handles optional constrainers.
7.7 — Release date: March 28, 2014
  1. [fix] Pick 2 lotteries now accept duplicate numbers.
  2. [fix] Export as Delimited Text File now properly respects number separator.
  3. [fix] Lotto Seer's standard deviation calculations are now correct.
  4. [fix] Lotto Seer will no longer crash when printing the frequency distribution chart of bonus numbers.
  5. [fix] Wheel Creator now respects end-of-line terminators for Windows.
  6. [fix] Fixed issue where Help window would not open specified help file.
  7. [fix] Fixed issue of Date Control not respecting system settings (Windows only).
  8. [enhancement] Added Lottery Number Oracle function.
  9. [enhancement] Added Pick Lottery Frequency Distribution function.
  10. [enhancement] Calculation Assertion filters now accept floating point numbers.
  11. [enhancement] Added Check Dates function.
  12. [enhancement] Added Execute SQL File function.
  13. [enhancement] Added Export Playslip Settings function.
  14. [enhancement] Added "Sum" Assertion/Calculation filter.
  15. [enhancement] Virtual Lottery Setup Wizard now enforces differing times of member lotteries.
  16. [enhancement] If Virtual Lottery Setup Wizard recommends a name for the virtual lottery, "VL" is appended to the name.
  17. [enhancement] Added a Refresh button to the graph in Lotto Seer.
  18. [enhancement] Added double-buffering to the graph in Lotto Seer.
  19. [enhancement] Holding Shift while clicking the Copy button (in the second page of Lotto Seer) copies the Summary chart to the clipboard.
  20. [enhancement] Holding Shift while clicking the Save button (in the second page of Lotto Seer) saves the Summary chart to a text file.
  21. [enhancement] File Viewer now accepts "drag-and-drop"
  22. [enhancement] Added a "What is New?" menu item in the Help menu.
  23. [enhancement] Help Viewer now shows help topic's title in the title bar.
  24. [enhancement] SQL Interface and Database Browser moved to Database Utilities sub-menu.
  25. [enhancement] Check IO Permissions function now offers to copy error message to System Clipboard.
  26. [enhancement] Scrambler now offers a subset in generation process.
  27. [enhancement] Scrambler now offers packet generation.
  28. [enhancement] Added link to Replace Registration Code webpage.
  29. [enhancement] Increased mark properties on Playslip Setup Wizard from 20 to 32.
  30. [enhancement] Added weblink to New Playslips settings.
  31. [enhancement] Denoted external weblinks in menu.
  32. [enhancement] Added Reinforce Table Integrity function.
  33. [enhancement] Prune Lottery and Date Calculator now adhere to Interface Date Format setting.
  34. [enhancement] Improved printing, especially for the Windows build.
  35. [enhancement] Cleaned up interface.
7.6 — Release date: Monday, October 21, 2013
  1. [fix] Data Padder now works with all supported lotteries.
  2. [fix] Recommended Sector Size (displayed as a HelpTag or ToolTip) is now accurate for all supported lotteries.
  3. [fix] Fixed issue where Lotto Seer's line graphs would not display the last value in a series.
  4. [fix] Fixed "First 3, any order" and "Last 3, any order" options in the Check Numbers function.
  5. [fix] Check Numbers function now works properly with "Reverse Keno" type lotteries.
  6. [fix] Fixed issue with the Rebuild Lottery Definitions function.
  7. [fix] Lotto Sorcerer now respects "custom" default file locations.
  8. [fix] Fixed issue with the Lotto Seer calculation for standard deviation variables.
  9. [change] Removed Ulam number assertion filter.
  10. [enhancement] Import and export parameters now uniform across all functions.
  11. [enhancement] Added Check IO Permissions troubleshooting function.
  12. [enhancement] Check Numbers will default with highest win (straight) if multiple options are chosen for pick-type lotteries.
  13. [enhancement] Suggestion Statistics window made larger.
  14. [enhancement] Added nine new Assertive Calculation filters.
  15. [enhancement] Menu items are now in 25 languages.
7.5 — Release date: Monday, July 8, 2013
  1. [fix] "Check for Updates" automatic function now works.
  2. [fix] "View User's Guide" now works.
  3. [fix] Controls in Playslip Setup Wizard now resize correctly.
  4. [fix] Loading built-in data no longer introduces gremlins for some lotteries.
  5. [fix] Fixed issue with the Calibrate Printer metric function.
  6. [fix] Fixed issue with the Check for Updates function.
  7. [enhancement] Added "Quarterly" for automatic update check interval.
  8. [enhancement] Added "Zap Gremlins" database utility.
  9. [enhancement] Added "Rebuild Lottery Definitions" function.
  10. [enhancement] "Restore database" function automatically removes erroneous characters.
  11. [enhancement] Added "first 3, any order" and "last 3, any order" to Check Numbers function.
  12. [enhancement] Added the new Tri-State Gimme 5 lottery for Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.
  13. [enhancement] Added Colorado Pick 3.
  14. [enhancement] Added South Carolina Cash 6 lottery.
7.4 — Release date: Friday, May 31, 2013
  1. [fix] Fixed issue with Australia's new Powerball.
  2. [fix] Fixed setup file for Romania's 5/40 lottery.
  3. [enhancement] "Database Maintenance" renamed "Database Utilities".
  4. [enhancement] Backup Database to Desktop function added to Database Utilities.
  5. [enhancement] Import v6 Database function added to Database Utilities.
  6. [enhancement] Added "Excel Serial Date" to Date Calculator.
  7. [enhancement] Added Drawing Days chart to Lotto Seer.
  8. [enhancement] Resetting to Preferences default now resets Last Update variable.
  9. [enhancement] Preferred number separator respected in Copy and Save functions in Suggestion generation and random number generation.
  10. [enhancement] Added Clipboard utility.
  11. [enhancement] Added support for increased internet stability.
  12. [enhancement] Added the ability to show the statistics for each suggestion generated.
7.3 — Release date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  1. [fix] Fixed issue where Purge Lottery would ignore lotteries with four extra balls.
  2. [fix] Fixed issue where setting up a custom lottery would create a corrupted table.
  3. [fix] Fixed issue where Wheel Editor would crash if a missing wheel was selected.
  4. [fix] "Boards Down" attribute of the Print Playslip Settings function of the Playslip Setup Wizard fixed.
  5. [fix] Error where wrong wheel being invoked is now fixed.
  6. [change] Ability to change default file location now only for import/export functions.
  7. [enhancement] Added Change Time function.
  8. [enhancement] Added Kill Orphans function to remove tables that were not deleted properly.
  9. [enhancement] Streamlined loading of built-in datasets.
  10. [enhancement] Prune Lottery can now prune drawings after or between dates.
  11. [enhancement] Troubleshooter button on Playslip Setup Wizard Finish page.
  12. [enhancement] Playslip Setup Wizard test print now has optional timestamp.
  13. [enhancement] Playslip Setup Wizard can now copy the Special Marks to the clipboard.
  14. [enhancement] Playslip Setup Wizard can now copy the Override Marks to the clipboard.
  15. [enhancement] Added Paste button to SQL Interface.
  16. [enhancement] Added ability to reset preferences to factory defaults.
  17. [enhancement] Added ability to select suggestion number separator when saving suggestions.
  18. [enhancement] Added ability to set custom import/export file location.
  19. [enhancement] Playslip printer automatically selects real playslip setup for virtual lottery.
  20. [enhancement] Added integral web browser.
  21. [enhancement] Added Data Padder function.
  22. [enhancement] Revert function now resets usage count.
  23. [enhancement] Wheel Explorer function added.
  24. [enhancement] Added Ulam number assertion filter.
  25. [enhancement] Added Repeat rejection filter.
  26. [enhancement] Increased sectors from five to seven.
  27. [enhancement] Interface set for future engines.
  28. [enhancement] Added support for "reverse keno" type lotteries (e.g., Brazil's Lotomania and Timemania)
  29. [enhancement] "Pick" type lotteries range increased from 0 to 9 to 0 to 99
  30. [enhancement] Support for Pick 2 type lotteries added.
7.2.1 — Release date: Monday, October 8, 2012
  1. [fix] Fixed Check Numbers issue of function not recognizing input.
  2. [fix] Fixed issue where Windows version would not backup the Lotto Sorcerer v7 Files folder to the Desktop.
  3. [fix] Fixed artifacts in Virtual Lottery Setup Wizard lottery list.
  4. [enhancement] Added Clear Virtual Lottery function.
  5. [enhancement] Added Refresh button to SQL Interface.
7.2 — Release date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
  1. [fix] Fixed ordering issue with virtual lotteries.
  2. [fix] Fixed issue where entries into lotteries with two bonus balls (from one pool) can sometimes erroneously issue an "invalid entry" message.
  3. [fix] Fixed issue with Lotto Seer where it would not reset when switched back to the first tab.
  4. [fix] Fixed spurious error when scraping data from a non-standard website.
  5. [fix] Fixed Import CSV and Import Tab Delimited window resizing issue.
  6. [fix] Wheel table in Database Browser now updates properly.
  7. [fix] Fixed ordering issue with virtual lotteries.
  8. [fix] Fixed issue of the Scrape procedure causing a crash if too large of text clipping was used.
  9. [fix] Fixed issue concerning the performance of the "reject prior drawn numbers" for some lotteries.
  10. [fix] Fixed issue of the Lottery Setup Wizard not respecting the draw time of "Pick 3" type lotteries.
  11. [enhancement] Deep Analysis suggestion process is much faster (about 24x faster)†.
  12. [enhancement] Import "La Jolla" Wheel function added, giving Lotto Sorcerer access to 2,100+ additional wheels.
  13. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer will automatically attempt to repair a corrupted database upon start.
  14. [enhancement] All reports, logs, etc. filenames are now timestamped as well as datestamped.
  15. [enhancement] No SQL Interface messages are considered minor informative alerts.
  16. [enhancement] Added Bitwise Day Calculator function.
  17. [enhancement] Added a Calendar in a floating window.
  18. [enhancement] Added Close event to all appropriate windows.
  19. [enhancement] Sectors defaults to 5.
  20. [enhancement] Help tags on most Projection Parameters controls recommend settings.
  21. [enhancement] Added "Adjacent 2" assertion filter.
  22. [enhancement] Added "Repeat 1" assertion filter.
  23. [enhancement] Added "Prime 1+" assertion filter.
  24. [enhancement] Added "Factor of 3" assertion filter.
  25. [enhancement] Added "Triangular Numbers 1+" assertion filter.
  26. [enhancement] Added "Backup Lotto Sorcerer v7 Files Folder" feature.
  27. [enhancement] Completely redesigned Wheel Creator.
  28. [enhancement] Lotteries with four extra numbers can now use filters.
  29. [enhancement] Combinations Calculator added.
  30. [enhancement] Permutations Calculator improved (separate threading, much faster).
  31. [enhancement] Added Date Calculator function.
  32. [enhancement] Open windows (up to the first 10) each has a keyboard shortcut.
  33. [enhancement] Edit Lottery prevents user from setting a lottery with no days set.
  34. [enhancement] Added "Date Prefixer" tool.
  35. [enhancement] Added journaling to aid in debugging.
  36. [enhancement] Compiled with an upgraded compiler†.
  37. [enhancement] Windows now have hot keys in menu.
  38. [enhancement] End-of-line selections default to host OS.
  39. [enhancement] Added online multi-lingual help (65 languages).
  40. [enhancement] Multiple minor interface enhancements.
†does not apply to the PowerPC build.

7.1 — Release date: Friday, May 4, 2012
  1. [fix] Fixed resizing interface issues with the Boolean Calculator.
  2. [fix] Autosave Suggestions now works.
  3. [fix] "Show Tips at Startup" now works.
  4. [fix] The date in the Projection Parameters and the Suggested Numbers printout is now correct.
  5. [fix] Filter selection artifacts no longer remain when switching between lotteries.
  6. [fix] Fixed error in Authorization function when used by an Evaluation Version.
  7. [enhancement] Safeguard against renaming a lottery or naming a virtual lottery against having invalid name is now built-in.
  8. [enhancement] Setting up a refreshed lottery now brings the lottery data up-to-date.
  9. [enhancement] Check Numbers function reports number of drawings and number of number sets.
  10. [enhancement] File Viewer now shows name of file being viewed.
  11. [enhancement] Lottery Setup Wizard now remembers your locale.
  12. [enhancement] Registration menu items moved to Services menu.
  13. [enhancement] Scope of Printer Calibration tool expanded.
  14. [enhancement] Advisory message displayed if Deep Analysis is chosen.
  15. [enhancement] Improved advisory messaging during Deep Analysis suggestion process.
  16. [enhancement] Target lottery and target drawing time reported on Suggestions tab.
  17. [enhancement] User's Guide included with Lotto Sorcerer.
  18. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer installer program is now digitally signed by Verisign, for your protection (Windows version).
7.0.2 — Release date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
  1. [fix] Lotto Sorcerer v7 no longer gives an error when "Deep Analysis" is off for some lotteries.
  2. [fix] Lotto Sorcerer v7 no longer gives the error message "unable to contact remote server" when clicking the Update button in the Main Window.
  3. [fix] Save button in Analysis tab now works.
  4. [fix] Copy button in Analysis tab now works.
  5. [enhancement] Added tool for adjusting crosshair thickness in the Calibrate Printer window.
7.0.1 — Release date: Saturday, January 28, 2012
  1. [fix] Issue with setup of Sweden's Lotto 1 and Lotto 2 has been resolved.
  2. [fix] Main Window now remembers window size and position.
  3. [enhancement] Restore Database function does not allow using the file created with Lotto Sorcerer's v6 Backup Database function.
v7.0.0 — Release date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012.
  1. [enhancement] Version 7 redefines "best neural pattern" from "first/longest neural pattern" to "strongest neural pattern".
  2. [enhancement] Version 6 had only one Neural Analysis Engine: a three-sectored pool temperature, which searched for patterns for hot, cold and non-hot/non-cold numbers. Version 7 allows you to analyze the pool temperature from two to five sectors.
  3. [enhancement] A new neural analysis engine is available: Parity (even/odd), in two sectors.
  4. [enhancement] A new neural analysis engine is available: Distribution (high/low), from two to five sectors.
  5. [enhancement] You can now select the sampling size, which varies according to number of past drawings in the database.
  6. [enhancement] You can select the starting date for the analysis ("Scope"); version 6 insisted on using the entire dataset.
  7. [enhancement] Maximum neural depth for registered users has been increased from 32 to 128.
  8. [enhancement] Eight new rejection filters to reject skewed suggestions.
  9. [enhancement] Nine new limitation filters to ensure suggestions meet statistical uniformity.
  10. [enhancement] Limitation filters can be limited from one to three standard deviations.
  11. [enhancement] Separate, adjustable threading for the generation process. In other words, while generating suggestions, you can do other things within Lotto Sorcerer.
  12. [enhancement] Much faster suggestion generation.
  13. [enhancement] "Deep analysis" option.
  14. [enhancement] The concept of virtual lotteries lets you combine separate lotteries into a single virtual lottery.
  15. [enhancement] Playslip configuration improved from 2 x 6 to 12 x 12.
  16. [enhancement] You can now setup "special" marks. For examples, some playslips require you to check whether you want an evening or midday play. You can enter these into your playslip setting. At print time, you will be able to select which marks you want selected.
  17. [enhancement] The ability to override playslip settings, making Lotto Sorcerer a true universal playslip printer.
  18. [enhancement] Mark types increased from just rectangular and oval (as in Lotto Sorcerer v6) to Xs, checkmarks, horizontal and vertical lines.
  19. [enhancement] The option to choose the thickness of the marks (for Xs, checkmarks, horizontal and vertical lines).
  20. [enhancement] Improved, straightforward Playslip Setup Wizard.
  21. [enhancement] Playslip Setup Wizard previews tickets with special colors for different types of marks.
  22. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer v6 could not differentiate between playslips for the same lottery for different states. Lotto Sorcerer v7 can differentiate.
  23. [enhancement] The ability to tweak printing at print time.
  24. [enhancement] The ability to print Pick playslips (pick 3 through pick 8).
  25. [enhancement] Tools (Calculator and Converters) to help you in the Playslip Setup Wizard.
  26. [enhancement] 380+ built-in playslip definitions.
  27. [enhancement] The number of wheels has more than doubled from 3,000 to 7,000.
  28. [enhancement] Database browser.
  29. [enhancement] Boolean calculator: allows the combination or exclusion of decimal entries.
  30. [enhancement] Proofreader: uses voice synthesis to read numbers out loud.
  31. [enhancement] Window menu: shows (and lets you select) windows that Lotto Sorcerer has open.
  32. [enhancement] A new calendar control shows scheduled drawings days, current day and selected day.
  33. [enhancement] Calendar can show extraneous days (days in preceding/following months).
  34. [enhancement] User can select starting day of week.
  35. [enhancement] A new date control.
  36. [enhancement] Web scraping feature lets you copy lottery drawings from web pages for quick entry into Lotto Sorcerer.
  37. [enhancement] Improved Help System.
  38. [enhancement] User can keep minor informative alerts from appearing.
  39. [enhancement] Menu "flags" added for commonly-used functions as well as functions that take you to the internet.
  40. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer v7 has built-in error compensation. For example, analyzing a lottery with past drawings outside of current parameters should no longer yield invalid results.
  41. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer is designed for future expansion, especially in regards to adding new neural search engines.
  42. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer v7 is designed for future localization in other languages.
  43. [enhancement] Designed for future incorporation of online redundancy.
  44. [enhancement] "Analysis Results" window incorporated within the Main Window.
  45. [enhancement] "View Drawing Statistics" window incorporated within the Main Window.
  46. [enhancement] "Notes" box in Main Window accepts text files dragged-and-dropped into it.
  47. [enhancement] "Wheel Creator" accepts text files dragged-and-dropped into it.
  48. [enhancement] "Lotto Scribe" accepts text files dragged-and-dropped into it.
  49. [enhancement] "Data Source Editor" accepts text files dragged-and-dropped into it.
  50. [enhancement] "Check Numbers" function accepts text files dragged-and-dropped into it.
  51. [enhancement] "File Viewer" accepts text files dragged-and-dropped into it.
  52. [enhancement] Many minor improvements to the function of the program.
  53. [enhancement] Maximum number of discrete suggestions increased from 1,000 to 99,999.
  54. [enhancement] When first setting up a built-in lottery, Lotto Sorcerer now downloads the latest drawings.
  55. [change] Lotto Sorcerer will no longer work with Windows 98, Window Me or Windows NT. Lotto Sorcerer v7 will only work with Windows XP and later (i.e., Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7).
  56. [change] Concerning Apple Computer's Mac OS X: Lotto Sorcerer will no longer work with Mac OS X 10.3 or earlier (i.e., Panther, Jaguar and Puma are dropped). Lotto Sorcerer v7 will only work with Mac OS X 10.4 and higher (i.e., Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion). Lotto Sorcerer will continue to work with both PowerPC and Intel CPUs.
  57. [fix from Lotto Sorcerer v6] Check numbers function now defaults to the Suggestions folder (instead of the Import folder).
  58. [fix from Lotto Sorcerer v6] Lotto Seer now performs custom sorts in columns in the Data Display page properly.

6.x Version History

v6.34 — Release date: Monday, August 30, 2010.
  1. [enhancement] File Inspector function added.
  2. [enhancement] Added ability to print lottery number history.
  3. [enhancement] Suggestion analysis now shows the neural depth at which a pattern was found.
  4. [enhancement] If wheels are hidden, then the Generate Suggestions popup will have an entry, called Show Wheels.
  5. [enhancement] If wheels are shown, then the Generate Suggestions popup will have an entry, called Hide Wheels.
  6. [enhancement] Changing preferences now take effect immediately (instead of the next startup of Lotto Sorcerer.
  7. [enhancement] Moved Data Source Editor menu item from Utilities to Lottery Data > Import Lottery Data > Import Data Utilities.
  8. [enhancement] Added Sent to Output button in Data Source Editor.
  9. [fix] Fixed issue where pick lotteries would start the neural depth from the highest depth found in the prior number (instead of the neural depth chosen by the user).
  10. [fix] Fixed issue where bonus lotteries would show inaccurate analysis summary when wheel generated.
  11. [fix] Fixed issue of inaccurate suggestions in pick lotteries which had parameters outside of normal (0 to 9) range.
  12. [fix] Fixed issue where Export as Tab Delimited would actually export as a CSV (Comma Separated Value) file.
v6.33 — Release date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010.
  1. [enhancement] Added Data Source Editor function.
  2. [enhancement] Analysis Results window shows specific lottery name.
  3. [enhancement] Lotto Scribe refuses input unless a lottery is chosen.
  4. [fix] Fixed issue where some 2-bonus ball lotteries would not accept certain inputs.
  5. [fix] Fixed minor spelling error in Lottery Setup Wizard.
  6. [fix] Fixed reference in Help file and User's Guide concerning Lotto Scribe settings.
  7. [fix] Fixed issue where the Analysis Result window would not update between generation of suggestions between subsequent lotteries.
  8. [fix] Fixed incorrect settings with Arizona's 2by2 lottery.
v6.32 — Release date: Thursday, April 29, 2010.
  1. [enhancement] Added Export as SQL function.
  2. [enhancement] Added Export as CSV function.
  3. [enhancement] Added Export as Tab Delimited function.
  4. [enhancement] Added Import as CSV function.
  5. [enhancement] Added Import as Tab Delimited function.
  6. [enhancement] Import Delimited Text File no longer closes upon completion if errors found.
  7. [enhancement] Import Delimited Text File outputs more helpful error messages.
  8. [enhancement] Import Delimited Text File displays Error Log on screen.
  9. [enhancement] Added more built-in SQL statements to SQL Interface.
v6.31 — Release date: Friday, February 26, 2010.
  1. [enhancement] Standardized control tab order on all windows.
  2. [enhancement] Graph display on Lotto Seer now automatically refreshes upon window resize.
  3. [enhancement] Added "Show Version History" menu item.
  4. [fix] Fixed issue with Lotto Seer where bonus numbers were ignored on certain lotteries.
v6.30 — Release date: Monday, January 11, 2010.
  1. [enhancement] Check Database function is now much more informative.
  2. [enhancement] Check Database can automatically repair some issues.
  3. [enhancement] More informative status messages during suggestion generation process.
  4. [enhancement] Neural Depth automatically sets to eight in demo mode.
  5. [fix] Fixed median calculation issue.
  6. [fix] Fixed issue where Check Database function would not analyze Pick lotteries for numbers outside of range.
  7. [fix] Fixed issue in Lottery Setup Wizard which allows user to change the pool size of a Pick-type lottery.
v6.29 — Release date: Thursday, December 10, 2009.
  1. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer Proof-of-Concept now has an integrated "Hide" button for convenience.
  2. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer Proof-of-Concept predictions now auto-scroll.
  3. [enhancement] "Hide Wheels" now set by default.
  4. [enhancement] Miscellaneous interface enhancements.
  5. [fix] Fixed issue in the Lottery Setup Wizard where incorrect values were displayed.
v6.28 — Release date: Friday, October 16, 2009.
  1. [enhancement] Added 1,558 new wheels.
  2. [enhancement] Added Lottery Odds Calculator.
  3. [enhancement] Added Windows 7 version.
  4. [enhancement] Added the Lotto Sorcerer Proof-of-Concept program as a function.
  5. [enhancement] Added Help button to the Rebuild Wheels window.
v6.27 — Release date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009.
  1. [enhancement] Neural Depth slider tool now automatically picks maximum allowable depth.
  2. [enhancement] Assorted clearer messages.
  3. [enhancement] Made changes to built-in setup for Ohio's Rolling Cash 5.
  4. [enhancement] Serial number in the Enter Registration Code window can now be copied to the System Clipboard.
  5. [enhancement] Export Lottery function no longer limited to 50 record import in Evaluation Mode.
  6. [enhancement] Lottery data is automatically purged after Lottery Setup and Import.
  7. [enhancement] Minimum bonus number can now be 4 instead of 9.
  8. [enhancement] Added additional separators to Preferences' separator choices.
  9. [enhancement] Added additional separators to Import Delimited Text File's separator choices.
  10. [enhancement] Added additional separators to Import Fixed Width's separator choices.
  11. [enhancement] Added additional separators to Export Lottery Data's separator choices.
  12. [enhancement] Added online marker ("- >") to menu items.
  13. [enhancement] Scrambler range increased from 99 to 999,999.
  14. [enhancement] Normalized menu nomenclature.
  15. [enhancement] Added online, illustrated, step-by-step tutorial links.
  16. [enhancement] Edit Lottery's update online feature now pulls only the game name, instead of the state + game name.
  17. [enhancement] Added Copy button to Analysis window.
  18. [enhancement] Numerous minor interface enhancements.
  19. [fix] Help menu item "How to Register" no longer crashes the program.
  20. [fix] Fixed issue where Lotto Seer would show the wrong title of bars for Pick 3 through Pick 8 lotteries.
  21. [fix] Fixed issue where ampersand (&) character was missing from popup menus for separators (multiple instances).
  22. [fix] Fixed issue where Preferences would not respect the bang (!) separator.
  23. [fix] Fixed issue where Lotto Scribe had the same keyboard shortcut as the Purchase Lottery Data function.
  24. [fix] Fixed issue where Wheel Exporter's menu item became disabled after invoking.
  25. [fix] Fixed menu nomenclature
  26. [fix] Updated "Tip of the Day" aphorisms.
  27. [fix] Fixed issues with Edit Lottery Settings' automatic updating.
v6.26 — Release date: Friday, May 1, 2009.
  1. [enhancement] Vastly improved stability.
  2. [enhancement] Compiled with new compiler (Mac OS X version only).
  3. [enhancement] Lottery Setup Wizard loads in historical data 200x+ times faster.
v6.25 — Release date: Monday, April 6, 2009.
  1. [enhancement] Added ability to paste name and registration code into the Enter Registration Code window.
  2. [enhancement] Smoother initiation.
  3. [fix] Zapped gremlins in Help files.
v6.24 — Release date: Monday, March 30, 2009.
  1. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer compiled with new compiler (Mac OS X and Windows 2000/XP/Vista versions only).
  2. [enhancement] Altered lottery settings (for built-in lotteries) can now be automatically updated online by clicking "Update" in the Edit Lottery Settings window.
  3. [fix] This update improves overall application stability as well as addressing minor issue related to usability.
  4. [fix] Fixed issue where displayed numeric value of neural depth did not accurately reflect neural starting depth slider.
  5. [fix] Fixed issue where clicking on an older drawing in the Main Window would give an inaccurate "next drawing day".
  6. [fix] Fixed misspelling in Scambler window.
v6.23 — Release date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009.
  1. [enhancement] Added new lottery type: lotto with four supplemental numbers (e.g., Swedish lotteries).
  2. [enhancement] Edit Lottery function shows database table name.
  3. [enhancement] Added ability to import Lottery Playslip Settings.
  4. [enhancement] Standardized built-in lottery nomenclature.
  5. [fix] Fixed numerous issues with Pick 7 and Pick 8 lotteries.
  6. [fix] Fixed issue of "floating" interface elements in main window during window resizing.
  7. [fix] Fixed issue in playslip printing where playslips would plot numbers drawn instead of numbers played.
v6.22 — Release date: Tuesday, February 3, 2009.
  1. [enhancement] Added Purge Lottery function.
  2. [enhancement] Improved interface for the Check Numbers function.
  3. [enhancement] Added menu gateway for our upcoming Playslip Setup Service..
  4. [fix] Fixed issue where a crash would occur if not enough prior drawings are entered.
  5. [fix] Fixed menu nomenclature.
v6.21 — Release date: Tuesday, January 6, 2009.
  1. [enhancement] Scambler function can now accept wider parameters.
  2. [enhancement] Added Privacy statement.
  3. [fix] Fixed issue where the Automatically Update Subscription could not be checked.
  4. [fix] Fixed issue where the Check Network Function would give wrong HelpTags.
  5. [fix] Fixed issue of button placement in the Lottery Analysis Results window when that window was resized.
  6. [fix] Fixed error in the Day Selection page of the Lottery Setup Wizard.
v6.20 — Release date: Thursday, December 4, 2008.
  1. [enhancement] User can now use hot-keys to close all windows.
  2. [enhancement] Added "Check Network Status" function.
  3. [fix] Selecting "Clear All" in the Lottery Setup Wizard would cause the Next button to be permanently disabled. This has been fixed.
  4. [fix] Fixed issue where Lottery Setup Wizard would allow user to select numbers outside of allowed range.
  5. [fix] Fixed instructions in Playslip Setup Wizard.
v6.19.1 — Release date: Sunday, November 2, 2008.
  1. [enhancement] Added over 100 wheels.
  2. [fix] Fixed pool display statistics of bonus lotteries.
  3. [fix] Increased stability.
  4. [fix] Removed faulty wheels.
v6.19 — Release date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008.
  1. [enhancement] Pick 3 through Pick 8 minimum and maximum draw pool can now be modified.
  2. [enhancement] Numerous interface enhancements.
v6.18 — Release date: Monday, June 30, 2008
  1. [enhancement] Enhanced wheel operations.
  2. [enhancement] Improved interface.
v6.17 — Release date: Monday, May 12, 2008
  1. [enhancement] Added Check Database function.
  2. [enhancement] Added Preference value to hide wheels.
  3. [enhancement] Numerous minor interface improvements.
  4. [fix] Fixed issue where wheels were improperly sorted in the Generate Suggestions popup menu.
v6.16 — Release date: Friday, May 9, 2008
  1. [enhancement] Increased built-in wheels from 519 to 1,842 (including the entire contents of the La Jolla Covering Repository as of May 8, 2008.
  2. [enhancement] Added the Wheel Importer function.
  3. [enhancement] Added the Wheel Exporter function.
  4. [enhancement] Added the ampersand ("&"), tilde ("~"), asperand ("@") and bang ("!") to all import and export delimiter lists.
  5. [enhancement] Added the ability to invoke the Lotto Sorcerer User's Guide from directly within the program.
  6. [enhancement] Separated compilations for Windows OS versions for greater stability.
  7. [enhancement] New compiler (Mac OS X and Windows 2000/XP/Vista versions).
v6.15 — Release date: Saturday, April 26, 2008
  • [enhancement] Added Wheel Conjuror, giving the user the ability to easily construct custom wheels.
v6.14.1 — Release date: Thursday, March 27, 2008
  • [fix] Fixed issue in the Enter Registration Codes window.
v6.14 — Release date: Tuesday, March 25, 2008
  1. [enhancement] Increase of the number of discrete suggestions from 25 to 1,000 (333 for Pick 3 lotteries).
  2. [fix] Fixed issue (from v6.13) where the Lottery Setup Wizard could not setup Keno games.
v6.13 — Release date: Thursday, March 20, 2008
  1. [enhancement] Lotto Seer can now analyze the bonus ball(s) of lotteries.
  2. [enhancement] Minor interface enhancments.
v6.12 — Release date: Monday, February 25, 2008
  1. [enhancement] Added Lotto Wheeler function.
  2. [enhancement] Enhanced Lotto Seer function.
  3. [enhancement] Added the ability to edit suggestions.
  4. [enhancement] Added lottery type Pick 7.
  5. [enhancement] Added lottery type Pick 8.
v6.11.2 — Release date: Tuesday, January 1, 2008
  1. [enhancement] Added Louisiana Easy 5 lottery to built-in setups.
  2. [fix] Fixed formula for median calculations.
  3. [fix] Fixed calculation formulae for Lotto Seer.
v6.11.1 — Release date: Friday, December 28, 2007
  1. [fix] Fixed Lotto Seer live calculation error.
  2. [fix] Smoother first-time run.
v6.11 — Release date: Friday, December 7, 2007
  1. [enhancement] Added Vacuum database to Database Maintenance.
  2. [enhancement] Improved Check Lottery comments.
  3. [enhancement] Added Lotto Seer function.
  4. [enhancement] Aesthetic improvements.
  5. [fix] Fixed Winsorized Mean calculation.
  6. [fix] Fixed documentation errata.
v6.10 — Release date: Tuesday, October 30, 2007
  1. [enhancement] Compiled with new compiler.
  2. [enhancement] Added Lotto Scribe to Lotto Sorcerer.
  3. [enhancement] Added Prune Database function.
  4. [enhancement] Optional Internet connection warning.
  5. [enhancement] Created Override over minimum drawings required.
  6. [enhancement] Added "Scambler" utility.
  7. [enhancement] Optional ring at end of number generation.
  8. [enhancement] Optional automatic check reminder of updates.
  9. [enhancement] Revamped program update system.
  10. [enhancement] Numerous GUI enhancements.
  11. [fix] Fixed Pick 3/4 issue where some number generations would result in an error.
  12. [fix] Fixed issue where an error would be generated if not enough prior drawings are in the database.
  13. [fix] Fixed Help system display.
v6.9 — Release date: Friday, August 10, 2007
  1. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer can now handle "Daily 5/Pick 5" and "Daily 6/Pick 6" type lotteries.
  2. [enhancement] Added Registration Troubleshooter.
  3. [fix] Fixed some wheels that were causing suggestions to be out of numerical order.
  4. [fix] Fixed missing Help files.
v6.8 — Release date: Friday, July 6, 2007
  1. [enhancement] Viewer for individual drawing statistics.
  2. [enhancement] Improved interface (more windows are resizable).
  3. [enhancement] Better error handling.
v6.7 — Release date: Friday, June 22, 2007
  1. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer created with a new compiler.
  2. [enhancement] Better Help system.
  3. [enhancement] Better error handling.
v6.6 — Release date: Tuesday, May 1, 2007
  1. [enhancement] Neural depth increased to 1 to 32 (9 and above is for registered users only).
  2. [enhancement] Smoother window interface for the Lottery Setup Wizard.
  3. [enhancement] Additional lotteries added.
  4. [enhancement] Clarifications made to Playslip Setup Wizard.
v6.5.1 — Release date: Thursday, March 15, 2007
  • [fix] Fixed issue where some bonus ball lotteries would not respect bonus pool size (wheeled suggestions only).
v6.5 — Release date: Wednesday, March 7, 2007
  1. [enhancement] Maximum neural depth setting increased to 22 (registered versions only).
  2. [fix] Fixed issue with error being generated upon program's closing.
v6.4.1 — Release date: Saturday, February 24, 2007
  • [fix] Fixed window resizing issue with the Suggestions box.
v6.4 — Release date: Friday, February 23, 2007
  1. [enhancement] User can now select the neural depth of the selection process.
  2. [enhancement] Send Feedback and Send Suggestions added.
v6.3.1 — Release date: Thursday, February 8, 2007
  1. [fix] Test Printer function issue fixed.
  2. [fix] Fixed issue where the Lottery Setup Wizard would open behind the main window (Windows version only).
v6.3 — Release date: Tuesday, February 6, 2007
  1. [enhancement] Enhanced user interface (global menus).
  2. [enhancement] Accelerator keys.
  3. [enhancement] Option for overwriting or appending reports.
v6.2 — Release date: Friday, January 19, 2007
  1. [enhancement] Added Export Lottery function.
  2. [enhancement] Improved user interface.
  3. [enhancement] Suggestions and reports are now "date stamped".
  4. [fix] Fixed issue with bonus ball playslip printing.
v6.1 — Release date: Tuesday, December 12, 2006
  1. [enhancement] Add "Notes" tab for adding notes and hyperlinks.
  2. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer can dynamically update lottery setups.
  3. [fix] Issue with lotteries with three extra numbers fixed.
  4. [fix] Fixed issue where the program may erroneously report that no pattern could be found.
v6.0 — Release date: Saturday, November 25, 2006
  • Original release.

5.x Version History

v5.6.1 — Release date Friday, June 30, 2006
  1. [fix] Updated lotteries would show up on the lottery list, but could not be loaded. This has been fixed.
  2. [fix] The Generate Random Numbers function would not generate the proper number of numbers for lotteries with supplemental numbers.
  3. [fix] The Generate Random Numbers functions would not honor the number separator chosen in Preferences.
v5.6 — Release date Saturday, June 24, 2006
  • [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer can now dynamically update its list of lotteries.
v5.5 — Release date Monday, May 1, 2006
  1. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer now includes optional filters.
  2. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer now uses optional wheels.
  3. [enhancement] Lotto Sorcerer now remembers user's selection of "Report Matching Numbers" checkbox in the Check Numbers function.
  4. [fix] Fixed issue where choosing anything other than a dash would show suggestions with all zeros.
  5. [fix] Fixed issue where Check Numbers would not properly process a lottery with two bonus numbers.
  6. [fix] Fixed various online updating issues.
v5.4.1 — Release date: Saturday, April 8, 2006
  1. [enhancement] Menu shortcuts changed to meet Human Interface Guidelines.
  2. [fix] Fixed popup refresh issues with older Macs which lack Quartz rendering technology.
  3. [fix] Fixed issue where lotteries "forgot" they were eligible for updating.
v5.4 — Release date: Thursday, March 30, 2006
  1. [enhancement] Option for automatically backing up the database on program exit.
  2. [enhancement] Option for automatically performing subscription update on program start.
  3. [enhancement] Option to allow for automatic saving of suggestions and reports.
  4. [enhancement] New look for Lotto Sorcerer.
  5. [enhancement] Improvements in menu and interface layout.
  6. [enhancement] Better integration of Help system.
  7. [enhancement] Unified Log, Analysis, Reports and Suggestion Viewer.
  8. [enhancement] Accelerator keys added to many menu items.
  9. [enhancement] Utilizes multi-threaded technology for data updating.
  10. [enhancement] Allows for option of sorting manual data entry.
  11. [fix] Keno lotteries now update properly using the Lottery Subscription Service.
  12. [fix] "Check Database" function now checks kenos and lotteries with extra numbers.
  13. [fix] Fixed issue where custom lottery name would be displayed backwards.
v5.3 — Release date: Saturday, March 11, 2006
  1. [enhancement] Ability to update 300+ lotteries over the Internet has now been added.
  2. [enhancement] Support for lotteries with three extra numbers.
  3. [enhancement] "Check Numbers" now checks for exact matches for Pick 3 and Pick 4 lotteries.
  4. [enhancement] "Edit Lottery" function can now change more parameters than previously.
  5. [fix] Fixed issue where some installations on Windows 98 would not work.
  6. [fix] Fixed issue with Lottery Setup Wizard where, in some cases, "Numbers Played" is incorrect.
v5.3.1 — Release date: Monday, March 14, 2006
  1. [enhancement] "Import Delimited Text File" function will now ignore many gremlins (unwanted characters in import files).
  2. [fix] Fixed issue where importing certain files would not populate the database correctly.
v5.2.2 — Release date: Wednesday, February 21, 2006
  • [fix] Fixed several lottery setup files.
v5.2.1 — Release date: Sunday, February 19, 2006
  • [fix] Fixed issue where Pick 3 and Pick 4 lotteries would not allow repeating numbers.
v5.2 — Release date: Friday, February 17, 2006
  1. [enhancement] Added support for "keno" type lotteries.
  2. [enhancement] Added support for lotteries with one or two "extra" or supplemental numbers.
v5.1.1 — Release date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
  • [fix] Fixed issue where Lottery Setup Wizard would not show presets in alphabetical order.
v5.1 — Release date: Tuesday, November 15, 2005
  1. [enhancement] All datafiles located in Documents folder.
  2. [enhancement] Default file location option added in Preferences.
  3. [enhancement] 78 lottery definition files added.
  4. [enhancement] Check Database feature to diagnose structural integrity of database.
  5. [enhancement] Optimize Database feature added.
  6. [enhancement] Delete Database feature added.
  7. [enhancement] Error reporting more informative.
  8. [enhancement] Illegal characters in lottery's name prevented.
v5.0 — Release date: Monday, October 31, 2005
  • Original release.

4.x Version History

v4.2 — Release date: Sunday, May 22, 2005
  1. [enhancement] Contains 188 lottery definition files.
  2. [enhancement] User can now change suggested number separator.
  3. [enhancement] Icon changed.
v4.1.4 — Release date: Sunday, March 20, 2005
  1. [fix] Pick 3 and Pick 4 lotteries now pull from proper cold pool.
  2. [fix] Interface issues on Analysis window fixed.
  3. [fix] Tab order fixed on all windows.
v4.1.3 — Release date: Monday, March 7, 2005
  1. [enhancement] Analysis window can now save analysis.
  2. [enhancement] Analysis window can now print analysis.
  3. [enhancement] Prune database can now automatically prune to max drawings required.
  4. [fix] Clear Lottery function now works.
  5. [fix] Duplicate suggestions issue is fixed.
  6. [fix] Moved Preferences menu item above the Exit menu item.
  7. [fix] Purchase codes button now goes to right URL.
  8. [fix] Fixed spelling and punctuation errors.
  9. Numerous other small fixes and enhancements.
v4.1.2 — Release date: Tuesday, February 15, 2005
  • [fix]Calculated odds for two bonus numbers/one bonus pool lotteries is now correct.
v4.1.1 — Release date: Saturday, February 5, 2005
  1. [enhancement]User is prevented from entering numbers higher that is drawn.
  2. [enhancement]User is prevented from entering duplicate numbers.
  3. [fix]Calculated odds for two bonus numbers/one bonus pool lotteries is now correct.
  4. [fix]Corrected misspelling in Analysis report.
v4.1 — Release date: Wednesday, February 2, 2005
  1. [enhancement] Supports lotteries with two bonus balls from the same pool.
  2. [enhancement] Clearer lottery setup window.
  3. [enhancement] Suggestions now sorted by (optional) standard deviation, arithmetic mean, median and sum.
  4. [enhancement] Integral Help system added.
  5. [enhancement] Shows next date of drawing on "Generate Suggested Numbers" screen.
  6. [enhancement] Mac OS X version is now Mach-O compliant, fully leveraging the power of Mac OS X.
  7. [enhancement] Edit Lottery function shows all settings of lottery.
  8. [enhancement] Separate About and Splash windows.
  9. [enhancement] Automatically dismiss Splash screen option.
  10. [enhancement] Show Analysis now an option.
  11. [enhancement] Added "Check for Updates" menu selection.
  12. [enhancement] If user clicks on date field, advisory message appears.
  13. [enhancement] Made analysis editable so user can annotate.
  14. [enhancement] Printing improved.
  15. [enhancement] Export Lottery now offers wide selection of output options.
  16. [enhancement] Export Lottery shows absolute path to output file.
  17. [enhancement] Clear Lottery uses interface consistent with the other lottery.
  18. [fix] All interface elements now use the same font.
  19. [fix] Application no longer ignores number of copies to print.
  20. [fix] Drawing date on printout matches drawing date on main window.
  21. [fix] Drawings with greater than 2000 entries in database would generate an error.
v4.0.5 — Release date: Tuesday, December 7, 2004
  1. [enhancement] Added "Prune Lottery" menu item in the Utilities menu.
  2. [enhancement] Added "Every Day" button in the Lottery Setup and Lottery Edit windows.
  3. [fix] Starting new lotteries would crash some systems.
  4. [fix] Starting a new lottery would not show current year in the calendar.
  5. [fix] Fixed spelling of "Rights" in the About window.
v4.0.4 — Release date: Saturday, December 4, 2004
  1. [enhancement] Main window is resizable horizontally and vertically.
  2. [fix] Importing data files where the last drawing date is older than 10 years would crash the application.
v4.0.3 — Release date: Tuesday, November 30, 2004
  1. [enhancement] Bonus balls now have leading zeros in suggestion list.
  2. [fix] Importing Lotto Sorcerer Pick 3/4 would incorrectly identify the lottery type.
v4.0.2 — Release date: Sunday, Noveber 28, 2004
  • [fix] Importing text files where the date format is in certain international formats would report false importation errors.
v4.0.1 — Release date: Monday, November 22, 2004
  1. [enhancement] Added menu item "Acquire Lottery Data".
  2. [fix] Importing text files where the date/number separator is the same as the date element separate caused errors.
  3. [fix] Printing suggestions would output one less than the quantity requested.
  4. [fix] Bonus numbers output would generate an extra space.
v4.0.0 — Release date: Thursday, November 18, 2004
  • Original release.
Note: Prior to version 4, we did not keep track of incremental releases. For more information on these earlier releases, please visit our History of Lotto Sorcerer page.

v3.0.0 — Release date: Wednesday, January 1, 2003
  • Original release.
v2.0.0 — Release date: Wednesday, March 31, 1993
  • Original release.
v1.0.0 — Release date: Saturday, October 14, 1989
  • Original release.

History of Lotto Sorcerer