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update README general info and updated drawing results

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Lottery info is at http://www.powerball.com
-Retrieves lottery drawing results from "today" back to the beginning of the Powerball epoch (1 Nov 1997) and lists the 5 most popular numbers and most popular Powerball, in addition to listing how many times each number and each Powerball has been drawn.
+Retrieves lottery drawing results from "today" back to the beginning of the Powerball epoch (1 Nov 1997) and lists the 5 most-often-drawn numbers and most-often-drawn Powerball, in addition to listing how many times each number and each Powerball has been drawn.
-Note the numbers included have expanded over time, so some (white balls in the 50s) appear disproportionately few times.
+Note the numbers included in the game have expanded over time, so numbers in the 50s appear disproportionately few times.
Requires the hpricot gem. Runs in 1.9.3; unsure of earlier versions.
```bash
➤ ruby ./powerball.rb
-Getting Powerball drawing data from 02/20/2012 back to 11/01/1997 ...
-Got 1738801 bytes of Powerball data. Stand by for parsing.
-Examining results of 1493 drawings...
-Top 5 numbers: 41, 20, 32, 16, 26
-Top Powerball: 37
+Getting Powerball drawing data from 10/13/2012 back to 11/01/1997 ...
+Got 1810330 bytes of Powerball data. Stand by for parsing.
+Examining results of 1560 drawings...
+Top 5 numbers: 20, 41, 26, 16, 32
+Top Powerball: 2
Detail:
Regular numbers
==================
Number Draws
------ -----
- 41 162
- 20 161
- 32 160
- 16 155
- 26 155
- 40 154
- 42 154
- 45 152
- 22 152
- 12 150
- 5 148
- 19 148
- 30 148
- 39 147
- 49 147
- 48 146
- 37 145
- 43 145
- 13 145
- 35 145
- 14 142
- 10 141
- 15 141
- 38 140
- 27 140
- 8 139
- 2 139
- 9 139
- 17 138
- 28 137
- 36 137
- 7 137
- 34 136
- 4 136
- 47 136
- 23 134
- 24 134
- 31 132
- 6 131
- 18 131
- 11 130
- 44 129
- 3 129
- 21 127
- 1 126
- 46 125
- 33 123
- 29 119
- 25 117
- 50 97
- 52 93
- 51 88
- 53 78
- 54 59
- 55 56
- 59 33
- 58 27
- 56 26
- 57 24
+ 20 171
+ 41 169
+ 26 163
+ 16 163
+ 32 162
+ 42 160
+ 40 157
+ 45 157
+ 5 156
+ 49 156
+ 22 156
+ 39 155
+ 14 153
+ 19 153
+ 35 152
+ 48 152
+ 30 152
+ 12 152
+ 13 151
+ 43 150
+ 15 147
+ 37 147
+ 8 146
+ 7 146
+ 10 145
+ 17 144
+ 36 143
+ 38 143
+ 9 143
+ 4 142
+ 27 142
+ 28 141
+ 2 141
+ 47 141
+ 34 140
+ 24 139
+ 23 138
+ 6 138
+ 11 138
+ 3 136
+ 18 135
+ 44 135
+ 31 135
+ 1 134
+ 46 134
+ 21 129
+ 29 128
+ 33 128
+ 25 119
+ 50 101
+ 51 94
+ 52 94
+ 53 84
+ 55 64
+ 54 63
+ 59 42
+ 56 37
+ 58 34
+ 57 30
Powerballs
==================
Powerball Draws
--------- -----
+ 2 53
+ 6 51
+ 20 51
37 51
- 2 50
- 20 50
- 6 47
+ 14 47
31 47
+ 23 46
+ 8 45
+ 33 43
11 43
- 14 43
- 8 43
- 23 42
+ 29 42
+ 18 42
+ 1 41
15 41
- 18 39
9 39
- 33 38
+ 35 38
+ 21 38
+ 13 38
+ 30 38
+ 24 38
+ 5 38
25 38
36 38
- 5 37
- 1 37
- 24 37
+ 26 37
17 37
- 21 37
- 35 36
- 13 36
- 26 36
- 29 36
- 30 35
- 19 34
+ 19 35
+ 10 33
+ 32 33
39 33
- 4 31
- 32 31
- 3 31
- 10 31
- 28 30
- 12 30
+ 28 32
+ 12 32
+ 4 32
+ 3 32
+ 27 32
+ 22 31
+ 16 30
+ 7 30
38 30
- 7 29
- 27 29
34 28
- 22 28
- 16 28
41 20
40 19
42 18
-
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