Lucky Lottery Numbers – Simple WCF Data HOST Service 

This is a simple WCF Data Services (Windows Communication Foundation) HOST service that accepts a user’s name and age then outputs six lucky lottery numbers. The lucky numbers are based on the user’s age, today’s date, a random number generator, and the most frequent powerball number is 20. Note: The maximum possible PowerBall number is 69.

You can run this in Visual Studio using the WCF Test Client or consume it however you like (ex: create a console application, web, cloud, etc.)

Notes: This was a very early demo project that I completed in only like an hour just to put a demo out. I recently completed a WCF course and will be publishing more/better WCF service projects soon. This demo project does not have a console application client, you need to use the WCF Test Client to consume it.


You can view and download the code repo in GitHub here.


Kathleen has 15 yrs. of experience analyzing business IT needs and engineering solutions in payments, electric utilities, pharmaceutical, financial, virtual reality, and internet industries with a variety of technologies. Kathleen's project experience has been diverse ranging from executing the business analysis “design phase” to hands-on development, implementation, and testing of the IT solutions. Kathleen and her husband reside in Indiana with no children, instead living along with their fur babies.