So I spent a little time the other day applying what little I know of Python to the concept of picking Powerball lottery numbers because I had nothing much else to do that the time. In the interest of not only content put putting more of my terrible code out there for people to laugh at I present my simple powerball picker script.
#!/usr/bin/python from array import * from random import * num = array('i') def create_array(): for i in range(0,59): ins = i + 1 num.insert(i, ins) return num def pick_a_number(): your_number = '' for n in range(1,6): ca = create_array() pick = randrange(0,len(ca)) your_number += str(ca[pick]) your_number += ' ' # now we exclude the number num.pop(pick) print "Your Picks >> "+your_number+" Powerball: "+str(randrange(1,36)) start = 1; stop = int(raw_input("How many picks would you like to generate? ")) for p in range(start, stop+1): pick_a_number()
* note – if you win a huge jackpot with numbers from this send a few bills my way!