1. ## Unique random numbers

ok i read the FAQ on random numbers but couldnt make much sense of it, i am writing code for an assigments, which is to create a lottery program, here is the code i have so far:
Code:
```
#include "stdafx.h"
#include "time.h"
int lottery[6];

void main()
{
srand((unsigned)time(NULL));
lottery[0] = rand()%49;
lottery[1] = rand()%49;
lottery[2] = rand()%49;
lottery[3] = rand()%49;
lottery[4] = rand()%49;
lottery[5] = rand()%49;
printf("%d\t%d\t%d\t%d\t%d\t%d\n\n", lottery[0], lottery[1], lottery[2], lottery[3], lottery[4], lottery[5]);
system("pause");

}```
can anyone help so i can create UNIQUE random numbers?

2. 1. Create the first random number, store it in array.
2. Create next random number.
3. Check if number generated exists in array, if not, add to array.
4. If array full, move on, otherwise go back to step 2.

3. how do you check if the number is the same in the array

4. You're probably going to need to use nested loops. An outer loop which keeps generating numbers until we have inserted X number of unique values, and an inner loop which checks the array from index 0 up to (not including) whatever the current count is at.

5. > void main()
int main

Perhaps you should consider say
int array[49];
store 1 to 49 in each respective slot

shuffle the array - randomly exchange pairs of array elements
exchanging disturbs the order, but preserves the uniqueness

take the first six elements of the array as your lottery draw

6. Originally Posted by aydin
how do you check if the number is the same in the array
i think that we are ending up confusing the guy,he probably is just starting out with C.i think that what hk_mp5kpdw said is nice enough.try to implement it on your own

7. Code:
```#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>

int is_number_in_array(int lottery[],int size, int number){
//cicle the array and compare the number.
// return 1 when match is found (1 means true)
return 0;
}

int main(){
int lottery[6];

srand((unsigned)time(NULL));
/*************
LOOP1: loop till 6 number have been generated
LOOP2:
generate random number
check if it is in array//use a function
if so continue loop2
place number in array
******************/

printf("%d\t%d\t%d\t%d\t%d\t%d\n\n", lottery[0], lottery[1], lottery[2], lottery[3], lottery[4], lottery[5]);
system("pause");
return 0;
}```
Now the part you wanted (to check if a number is part of the array) you write it.

8. Salem's answer is probably the easist and most effective for this problem.