## Excel formula lottery number generator

Have you ever thought of generating lottery numbers in Excel, or make a lottery number generator in Excel by yourself? In this article, I provide three methods for you to get it done easily.

This method will walk you through applying several Excel functions to generate lottery numbers. And you can do as follows:

**1**. In a blank worksheet, type column headers in Range A1:C1 as below screen shot shown:

**2**. Enter formulas in Column A, Column B, and Column C:

(1) In Cell A2, enter the formula =RAND() , and then drag the Fill handle to the range A2:A50.

(2) In Cell B2, enter the formula =RANK($A2,$A$2:$A$50)+COUNTIF(B$1:B1,B1)-1 , and then drag the Fill Handle to the Range B2:B50. (In the formula, A2 is the random number left to current cell, $A$2:$A$50 are all random numbers we got with the first formula, B$1 is the first cell in Column B, and B1 is the cell above current cell).

(3) In Range C2:C50, enter sequence numbers from 1 to 49.

Then you will get a table as left screen shot shown:

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**3**. Find a blank range, type sequence numbers horizontally in a row as below screen shot shown:

**4**. Below the first sequence number of 1, enter the formula =VLOOKUP(G1,$B$1:$C$50,2,FALSE) into it, and the drag the Fill Handle to the Range you need.

**Note**: In this formula, G1 is the cell with the first sequence number of 1, $B$1:$C$50 are Unique Rank column and Ball Number column, 2 means find values in the second column of Range $B$1:$C$50.

Then you will get the lottery numbers as below screen shot shown:

**5**. It’s optional. To prevent the lottery numbers from changing automatically when current worksheet refreshes, you can click the **Formula** > **Calculation Options** > **Manual**.

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This method will guide you to apply a VBA macro to generate lottery numbers in Excel. Please do as follows:

**1**. Press **Alt** + **F11** keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

**2**. Click **Insert** > **Module** to open a new module window, and paste following VBA code into it:

**VBA: Lottery Number Generator in Excel**

**3**. Press the **F5** key or click the **Run** button to run this VBA macro.

**4**. Now in the popping up dialog box, specify a cell to output the lottery numbers, and click the **OK** button.

Then you will see 6 unique lottery numbers are generated and displayed in the specified cells.

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**1**. Select 6 adjacent cells, such as A1:F1, and then click the **Kutools** > **Insert** > **Insert Random Data**.

**2**. Now the Insert Random Data dialog box comes out. Go to the **Integer** tab, type **1** in **From** box, type **49** in **To** box, check the **Unique values** option, and click the **OK** button. Now you will see 6 unique lottery numbers are generated and displayed in the selected cells immediately.

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Excel formula lottery number generator Have you ever thought of generating lottery numbers in Excel, or make a lottery number generator in Excel by yourself? In this article, I provide three

## Random Numbers

Excel has two very useful functions when it comes to generating **random numbers**. **RAND** and **RANDBETWEEN**.

The RAND function generates a random decimal number between 0 and 1.

1. Select cell A1.

2. Type RAND() and press Enter. The RAND function takes no arguments.

3. To generate a list of random numbers, select cell A1, click on the lower right corner of cell A1 and drag it down.

Note that cell A1 has changed. That is because random numbers change every time a cell on the sheet is calculated.

4. If you don’t want this, simply copy the random numbers and paste them as values.

5. Select cell C1 and look at the formula bar. This cell holds a value now and not the RAND function.

#### RandBetween

The RANDBETWEEN function generates a random whole number between two boundaries.

1. Select cell A1.

2. Type RANDBETWEEN(50,75) and press Enter.

3. If you want to generate random decimal numbers between 50 and 75, modify the RAND function as follows:

#### RandArray

If you have Excel 365, you can use the magic RANDARRAY function.

1. By default, the RANDARRAY function generates random decimal numbers between 0 and 1. The array below consists of 5 rows and 2 columns.

Note: this dynamic array function, entered into cell A1, fills multiple cells. Wow! This behavior in Excel 365 is called spilling.

2. The RANDARRAY function below generates an array of integers, 10 rows by 1 column, between 20 and 80.

Note: the Boolean TRUE (fifth argument) tells the RANDARRAY function to return an array of integers. Use FALSE to return an array of decimal numbers between 20 and 80.

Excel has two very useful functions when it comes to generating random numbers. RAND and RANDBETWEEN.