time to get this rolling. LottoGirl uses Saturday Powerball drawings to choose trades for the following week. in Powerball there are 5 white balls and 1 red ball. the white balls range in value from 1 to 53. regular trading hours span 53 intervals of roughly 7 minutes, each white ball will be an index into that list of intervals leading to positions taken at random times. one white ball will be used per trading day. unfortunately the main powerball site does not list the balls as they are drawn, choosing to list them in numberical order instead. because of this an additional random number generator is used to assign specific balls to specific days. the red ball is used to determine whether trades are longs or shorts: an even number says an even white ball will be a long, an odd number says an even white ball will be a short. LottoGirl lives as a Perl script that accepts powerball numbers and generates the trades based on those numbers and the methodology described above. exits will not be random. two sets of LottoGirl trades will be generated each weekend for two separate exit criteria: (1) fixed profit target w/timeout stop, (2) fixed profit target w/stop loss. more/different exit strategies may be added in the future. the entries will be posted prior to monday trading, the weekly results will be posted the following weekend, along with the next week's trades. the instrument of choice will be YM, the Dow mini future.