Your comment is valid.
Suppose you want to 'predict' for the upcoming draw, you enter zero. It will give 50 sets for you to bet on. Why would you trust this program? Test first.
If you enter, say 5, it will predict for Draw #5. That means it will analyze all draws from Draw#6 till Draw#888; and from info deduced, it will predict for Draw #5.
But you already know the result for Draw#5 from the DB. What's the point?
Just a way to test how good (or bad)the prediction is. If you do, say 10 tests, it will give an idea of reliability.
If it rarely gives a 4-number hit in a test set, it could mean the program is not reliable. It could also mean that the selection parameters used are too rigid. That's where 'calibration' or fine-tuning is needed.
Bottom line: Just a game. Just programming practice.
It's good that you never gamble. Keep it up.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "paradisejb" <jburman1860@...> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> I have never played lotto, or bought a ticket to any lottery, but I tried your program anyway. I just have one comment, from a user-friendly perspective:
> It was not apparent to me what to do after entering a number in the textbox. A statement such as "Enter a number and press enter key" might be helpful, if you make any updates to your program.
> --- In email@example.com, "green8819" <green8819@> wrote:
> > Mike's Lottery app.