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Oct '05

Wheel of Fortune

If you ever have an occasion where you have to give lotsa prizes away, to lotsa people and you dont want the hassle with names and tickets and such this little program may be just the thing you're looking for.

Just feed it a file with the names of the people you want to give prizes to and optionally another list with the prizes and start pressing the spacebar. It will even log who has won what and make sure that if someone won a prize you cannot win another.

This program was originally created for the NL-JUG to give prizes away at their bi-annual conference and is now available as open source (GPL licence).

2015-08 : Added a configuration dialog so usage doesn't require the command line.

Requirements : Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0 or better.
Technologies : J2SE 1.6.0, Eclipse IDE

Download the executable Jar file here and sourcecode here.