What I am trying to do is set up a pool at my job where everyone buy's lotto tickets. The numbers from those tickets get put into one sheet. Then when the lottery numbers come out twice a week those numbers will be matched up against the numbers on there tickets automatically. I already have the sheet set up, all I need is the formulas that will allow me to (A.)first figure out how many numbers each person's ticket matched progressively throughout the whole month. That would mean that there are 8 sets of 5 numbers throughout the month (40 numbers)that have to be checked on every persons set of 5 numbers. AND (B.) second returt those people who are in the lead. If you could help me I would graetly appreciate it. If you need more info, or you would like to see what I have so far please let me know. I would really like to get this thing started. Also this is my first post, so if I did anything wrong I am sorry. Thank you for all your help. JOHN PERK