Lottery Post Announces Lottery Results Gadget for Windows Vista



    
    First-of-its-kind software hailed as 'must-have for every lottery player'
    

    MARTINSVILLE, N.J., Nov. 1 /CNW/ -- Lottery Post(R) announced today the
release of the Lottery Results Gadget for Windows Vista, which for the first
time delivers virtually realtime lottery results directly to individuals'
Windows desktops worldwide.
    The new software operates inside the Windows Vista Sidebar as a small but
highly functional lottery results monitor, capable of being customized and
moved to the user's desire. When new lottery results are available, they are
immediately displayed without any action or request on the user's part, and
also include the jackpot amount for the next drawing.
    "This is really different from lottery results delivered by all the other
web sites and applications available to consumers," said Todd Northrop, CEO of
Lottery Post. "For the first time lottery players can install a product right
on their Windows desktop that automatically delivers the exact lottery results
they want, without having to ask for them. This will quickly become must-have
software for every lottery player, because it eliminates the need to seek out
lottery results."
    Like most Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets, the software installs in the
span of a few seconds, and then opens as a small, unobtrusive mini-application
in the Sidebar area. But it would be a mistake to judge the Lottery Results
Gadget by its size -- it comes loaded with a surprising number of features and
customizations.
    "We started with the basic premise that the gadget should be able to
display results for any combination of lottery games," Northrop explained.
"Once we nailed that, we kept adding features we wanted -- such as sound,
larger font sizes for people with poor vision or big monitors, multiple
languages, detailed grid views, adjustable gadget sizes, SideShow support, and
a ton of other great features."
    
    World-Class Technology and Design
    
    At the heart of the Lottery Results Gadget is the same technology and
innovative design that earned Lottery Post a place in Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX
Showcase. (See www.asp.net/ajax/showcase) Lottery Post is the world's most
heavily visited non-government lottery web site, and as such relies upon a
combination of friendly, accessible design and worldclass, leading-edge
technology and programming to keep things running smoothly.
    "For Lottery Post, great design and technology is not defined as the
biggest 'wow' factor, but instead as a product that entices people to
experiment, that rewards them -- never punishes them -- every time they click,
and that delivers functionality and information to those who might never have
used it otherwise," Northrop said.
    The Lottery Results Gadget also has substantial online support, something
not commonly found with Sidebar Gadgets or other types of gadget software.
Users are one click away from installation support, documentation, and
troubleshooting. Also included are direct links from the gadget to Web-based
information resources to "drill-down" on any lottery game to access vast
amounts of game data and content.
    
    Breaking with Tradition
    
    Because of its small size and lack of advertisements, the Lottery Results
Gadget is perfect for people who want to check their lottery results at work,
where an unexpected popup ad or ads with dancing aliens or unsavory content
are not boss-friendly.
    "Lottery players are accustomed to being assaulted by a thousand
advertisements when they go to web sites for lottery results," Northrop said.
"When people install the gadget and see lottery results coming onto the screen
with not a single ad to be found they're going to be wondering 'what's the
catch?' The good news is that there is no catch!"
    Other lottery results products such as add-on toolbars are widely
maligned as agents for spyware, tracking users' online behavior, increasing
the amount of spam they receive, and showing annoying popup ads. The Lottery
Results Gadget breaks with that tradition, and instead is supported 100% by
user donations, in a software model called "donationware". If a person wishes
to donate, they can contribute any amount they feel is fair for the value they
receive.
    
    Product Availability
    
    The Lottery Results Gadget is available for immediate download at
www.lotterypost.com/gadget/download. The gadget is also available for download
at the Microsoft Gadget Gallery (gallery.live.com) and popular download web
sites.
    The Lottery Results Gadget currently comes packaged with three languages
- English, Spanish, and French - and automatically switches to the language
settings on the computer.
    Lottery Post is committed to timely product updates and abundant and
efficient communications to customers. To be notified of new versions as they
become available, customers can subscribe to the gadget's RSS 2.0 feed and/or
e-mail alerts. In addition, the gadget itself automatically checks for new
version availability.

    
    Links to Relevant Web Pages
    The following Web pages were mentioned in this release:
     -- http://www.lotterypost.com -- Lottery Post home page
     -- http://www.lotterypost.com/gadget -- Product overview, features grid
     -- http://www.lotterypost.com/gadget/download -- Download
     -- http://www.lotterypost.com/gadget/guide -- Documentation,
        troubleshooting, FAQ
     -- http://www.lotterypost.com/gadget/donateinfo -- Information about
        donationware model
     -- http://www.lotterypost.com/gadget/rss -- Product announcements RSS 2.0
        feed
     -- http://www.lotterypost.com/gadget/email -- Product announcements
        through e-mail
     -- http://www.asp.net/ajax/showcase -- Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX Showcase
     -- http://gallery.live.com/ -- Microsoft gadget gallery
    About Lottery Post
    
    Founded in 1999, Lottery Post (www.lotterypost.com) is a popular online
community for lottery enthusiasts, with an active forum, daily lottery
industry news, a huge lottery results database, and a unique predictions
system in which lottery players can test predictions methods and track them
over time against actual results. Lottery Post members have made over 125
million predictions so far.
    The center of the Lottery Post community is its forums, containing many
years of lottery discussion topics. Other attractions include a powerful
lottery results search engine, lottery statistics, lottery systems and wheels,
blogs, and lots of other features that lottery players enjoy.
    Lottery Post also offers business-to-business services, such as a lottery
results data feed service and lottery industry consultancy.
    Lottery Post is a trademark of Speednet Group LLC. Microsoft is a
registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. The names of actual companies
and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective
owners.




For further information:

For further information: Todd Northrop, CEO of Lottery Post, 
+1-908-722-8406, tnorthrop@lotterypost.com Web Site:
http://www.lotterypost.com

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