Final Standings


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CONGRATULATIONS TO 

	D O U G   J O N E S     for     m u d p a c k

AS THE WINNER OF THE February, 1998 King's Lottery POTM!!!
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Links for your pleasure:

The Consolation Prizes

Some interesting N=25 notes

The Best Solutions for N less than 150

Summary of All Entries as Supplied by Authors

Pointers to The Code of Selected Entries

Short version of the problem.

Long version of the problem.

Back to the list of problems.

Here's the results of the final run:


WOW ... TOUGH CONTEST ... only FOUR entries progressed
past the N=37 round one of the finals ... congratulations
to Hal Burch and Danny Sleator, to Doug Jones, to Ted Alper
and to the "Happy Hacker" for making it to ROUND 2 .... N=98!!!

The results of the first round are shown below ... and
each participant will receive the results of their program.

    THE SECOND ROUND ... N=98 ... only four participants
    made it into the second round,  Doug Jones' "mudpack"
    found a 741 ticket solution while "ShowMeTheMoney" from
    Hal Burch and Danny Sleator found a 750 ticket solution.
    Ted Alper's "shroud_of_Turan" found a 762 ticket solution.
    "DuckAndCover", from The Happy Hacker apparently only
    found valid solutions (albeit the BEST ones) for values
    of N less than or equal to 96.  (Side note ... some of
    the other entries actually found better N=98 solutions,
    but they had not progressed to the second round by finding
    the best solution in the first round ... go figure!)

Lots more mail will be coming to those who submitted programs,
and the website will be updated soon ... stay tuned ... and 
thanks for participating in the POTM!

(and I'm sorry it took so long getting these results out.  A
  system problem coupled with the difficulty of checking the
  results forced me to delay this mail an extra day.)
=Fred

              ENTRY    TICKETS   SUM    TIME   LANG  Programmer
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        ShowMeTheMoney     31    3493     .38   gc   H.Burch D.Sleator
       shroud_of_Turan     31    3493  503.68 JAVA   Ted Alper
               mudpack     31    3704     .93    c   Doug Jones
          DuckAndCover     31    4753     .10    c   Happy Hacker
    Prairie_Dog_Weiner     32    3794  580.39    c   Thad Smith
              El_Konyo     34    3945  471.89   gc   Yoichi Kono
          ticketysplit     35    4617    3.56    c   Vincent Goffin
         tax_minimizer     35    4617  590.30   gc   George Papoutsis
     only_for_the_rich     36    3936  449.99    c   Franz Mauch
      Russian_Roulette     37    4117    4.04    C   Dmitry Potapov
              Renegade     38    4599    4.48    c   John Engels
     PackUpYourTriples     39    4547     .29    c   John Linderman
             autolotto     40    4546     .11   gc   David Van_Brackle
                 elboe     40    4627     .16    c   Andrew Gauld
          Lott-Er-Luck     40    4693     .09    c   Paul Bunting
       Hole_Lotto_Love     40    5017    9.13 PERL   John Williams
             RockNRodl     41    4775    2.43 PERL   Matthew Mullin
        who_needs_luck     43    5151     .13   gC   Shawn Fox
              LOTO_NHV     43    5395     .12    C   Nguyen Viet
               LuckOut     44    5171     .13    c   Davor Slamnig
                  SWAG     45    5280     .06    c   Paul Banta
     Bozo4_TM_So_Close     45    5445    1.98  CSH   Susan Adams
              HatTrick     50    5760    1.65 PERL   D.Ross M.Hiller
             luckyluke     58    7689   20.15   gC   Michael Strauch
           Slaughter-E     60    7972   10.57    c   Brace Stout
               tripleg     70    9390  120.13    c   Ivan Velev
             EasyMoney     77    9355    6.65    c   Joe Vollbrecht
                cclljj     77    9355  999.27    c   Chen Ling-Jyh
                simple     80    9779    1.09    c   Alexey Zhelvis
               kentemp     80    9779    1.29   gc   Ken Bateman
              zakharov     80    9779    1.56    c   Alexei Zakharov
                 loops     80    9779    1.68   gc   Bernard Hatt
                in2win     80    9779   67.87   gC   Joseph Eccles
           DumbAndSlow     80    9779  117.83    C   Colin Rafferty
            CouldaBeen     80   10636 5314.66   gC   Keith Jones
             Lotta_rye     82   10084  497.80    C   A.S.Kiran Koushik
         pzsoltLottery     87   10631    6.18   gc   Peter Zsolt
             Karin-T-L     89    7734    2.24   gC   Peter Conrad

                sevens    145   13686   10.63    c   Aivars Zogla
                   tix    383   49765   10.96    c   Eric Weeks
             lottoluck    383   50166    2.57    c   Edwin Berlin
       TicketToElbonia    512   69033     .35    c   Sam Wilson
           triceratops    632   83495     .66    c   Earl Chew
               Olimpas    809   95189     .25    c   Mantas Puida
                 Bingo   1302  123396     .19    c   Rags Viswanathan
         Brute_Remorse   1302  222936    2.44   gC   Chad Hurwitz
               frisbee   1302  222936    3.29 PERL   Andrew Schexnaydre
          Ticketmaster   1302  222936   35.14    c   Guy Oliver
               NiceTry   1302  222936   80.44   gc   Seth Rothenberg
      something_clever   5456  398288     .37   gc   Don Dykes
             J3lottery   5456  398288    1.54 PERL   Jason Nichols

          POTM_Emporer 999999       0      gc John   Guo 
              LottoMan 999999       0     .08  PAS   Darren Davis
            LuckAssure 999999       0     .08    c   Vikram Sreeram
                MERLOT 999999       0     .09    c   Elizabeth Ross
         LOTO-OPTIMIST 999999       0     .09    c   Le_Kim Quoc_Phong
               noentry 999999       0     .10    N   Luc Kumps
        The_Lucky_Draw 999999       0     .11   gc   S. Arun
    TroubleWithTriples 999999       0     .11    C   R.Saint S.Weldon
                Prince 999999       0     .12    c   Brandon Crosby
              LuckyDip 999999       0     .12    c   Roy Lett
  IMayAlreadyBeAWinner 999999       0     .13    c   Phil Gregory
             Two_Adder 999999       0     .23 PERL   Nick Hildenbrandt
           LOTO_WINNER 999999       0     .45    c   Tong Nghia
                 lotto 999999       0     .48    c   Jimmy Hu
              LGVNWINH 999999       0     .66  PAS   Tran Hoang
         Lot_O_Tickets 999999       0    1.95    c   Beth Wilson
        Indian_lottery 999999       0    1.96 JAVA   Raja Kannan
               Rabbits 999999       0    5.83    c   Victor Udovenko
               copycat 999999       0    5.92    C   Neal Palmer
               shoe_in 999999       0    8.14   gC   Andy Olsen
             hatchance 999999       0   30.22 JAVA   George Adams
                blotto 999999       0   99.99    c   Warren Montgomery
straightforward_average 999999      0  425.59   gc   Curtis Larsen
            lottoloser 999999       0  570.25    c   Nguyen Trieu
                  king 999999       0  834.46   gC   Brenda Holloway
              lot-shot 999999       0  924.31    c   George Menhorn
                Jester 999999       0  killed    C   Phillip Staite
           good2bdking 999999       0 1210.29    c   Shawn Wischoeffer
             Samanyolu 999999       0 1334.03    c   Ertugrul Tabak
            WhatASweat 999999       0 1351.74    c   Giorgio DiFalco
             Lotorenzo 999999       0 1389.76    c   Lourenco Arnasalon
              Elbo_Mac 999999       0 25375.89  gC   Andrew Royappa
            jabri_mamu 999999       0 5332.02   gC   Neelkanth Natu

(999999 means that the result did not cover all possible draws, or
  that some other error caused the output to be incorrect.)

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