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Single Quick Picks or 5 or more QP's on a sheet?

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Posted: October 22, 2008, 11:18 am - IP Logged

Just wondering, is there any rhyme or reason to getting QP's individually or getting them grouped in $5 increments?  For example, if I was to spend $20, would it be better to get 20 individual tickets or 1 sheet with 20 QP's or 2 sheets of 10 QP's or 4 sheets of 5 QP's?

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    Posted: October 22, 2008, 11:29 am - IP Logged

    Some states have a limit on the number of tickets on a play slip or in a group and when you order 10 QP's, you'll get 5 on two slips or 10 on one slip accordingly.

    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
    * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
         Wink 

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      Posted: October 22, 2008, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

      I've noticed that when I usually buy five EP/QP on a ticket that I get a lot more numbers that repeat from line to line. When I get individual tickets it seems to happen less. Granted, repeated numbers aren't exactly a bad thing since they still have a chance of winning but it's just annoying.

      You can't predict random.

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        Posted: October 22, 2008, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

        The most number of sets that can be printed on our lottery tickets is 10. I noticed at some places, when I buy a $10 QP, some clerks give me a single $10 ticket, while others will print 2 $5 tickets, which is fine by me. Does it affect your odds? No.

        Gonna win.Big Smile

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          Posted: October 22, 2008, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

          I've noticed that when I usually buy five EP/QP on a ticket that I get a lot more numbers that repeat from line to line. When I get individual tickets it seems to happen less. Granted, repeated numbers aren't exactly a bad thing since they still have a chance of winning but it's just annoying.

          I agree!  Alot of times very similiar numbers come out.  I particularly like to have the numbers print out $5 at a time.  I don't know why.

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            Posted: October 22, 2008, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

            I don't think it matters.

            In Illinois the playslips have five games on them and that's the most lines that will appear on one ticket for Little Lotto, Lotto, and Mega Millions.

            The Pick 3 and Pick 4 playslips also have five games but those tickets are printed one by one.

            In the Illinois Pick 6 (6/52) for every two lines of numbers ($1 play) you are usually going to get 0, 1, or 2 hits, none of which pays anything.

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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              Posted: October 23, 2008, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

              I started this thread because I was wondering about how many Lotto, MM or Powerball winners have purchased single tickets or multiple ones.  I guess it probably doesn't matter in the end, but it's interesting trying to find out as many factoids as possible regarding this fun game we all indulge in!Cheers

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                Posted: October 23, 2008, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

                After the experiences I've had, I just started to either buy either one at a time,  one at different locations or just get five separately. Sometimes I still get a single ticket with multiple lines but only when I'm out of town, it doesn't seem to happen as much when I do.

                You can't predict random.

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                  Posted: October 24, 2008, 1:17 am - IP Logged

                  After the experiences I've had, I just started to either buy either one at a time,  one at different locations or just get five separately. Sometimes I still get a single ticket with multiple lines but only when I'm out of town, it doesn't seem to happen as much when I do.

                  I usually break up my ticket purchases also.  Not sure why, but part of playing the "game", I guess!Smile

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                    Posted: October 24, 2008, 8:41 am - IP Logged

                    good question.   

                    I've seen people loaf around the store and suddenly hop in line when someone was buying tickets. 

                    it worked for me a couple weeks ago.

                    just happened to walk in and got 3 dollar quickpick and won seven bucks. 

                    well, it was a big win to me. lol..................................

                    ok, but i prefer breaking quickpicks up, usually in three's.

                    indiana has an odd payoff in there lottery game.  if you get two out of six they give you a free quickpick

                    i thought they would credit my other quickpick ticket, found out different.

                    they printed additional quickpicks, one at a time.   

                    cashed in five of those single quickpicks, only had one number, the rest were duds.

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                      Posted: October 24, 2008, 9:25 am - IP Logged

                      I seem to have better luck with the $5 sheets.  Everytime I get $5 in singles, it seems that I don't win as much.  I know that may sound stupid, but thats how I feel about it!No Nod

                      For example, I'll buy an occasional MM ticket or two.  Never have gotten a win of any kind.  A couple of us at work put together $20, won $16 and three free tickets!Cheers

                       

                      Maybe it was chance...I don't know!  It was fun, though!Party

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                        Posted: October 24, 2008, 9:51 am - IP Logged

                        If I buy QP's, I'll just get them on the same ticket.  But I did come across a scenerio where it might be beneficial to buy individual tickets.

                        I typically wheel 7 numbers for the CT Cash 5 game, and caught $320 one night with a distribution that looked something like:

                        1-2-3-4-5

                        1-2-3-5-6

                        1-2-4-6-7

                        With the Result being: 1-2-3-4-8

                        The payout for 4 of 5 is $300 ($10 for 3 of 5), and had the result included a 5 instead of a 4, I would have won $300 twice on 1 slip which would have forced me to collect my winnings (anything over $599) at the lottery headquarters and been assessed taxes.  If I had the number sets printed on individual tickets I would have been able to collect $300 twice at two different locations, and not worried about taxes.

                        Fortunately for Powerball or any jackpot game the breakup in winning amounts usually jump after $100 (next step is $10,000 in PB), so it's not possible to have enough $100 winning combinations on one ticket (5 max on one slip here in CT) to be forced to collect them as a group at the lottery HQ.  If you were able to get 10 on one slip and you are playing all similiar or repeating combinations, breaking up the tickets might be a better option for you in this scenerio.

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                          Posted: October 24, 2008, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

                          I won't mind paying taxes when I (we) win enough to warrant it!Smash

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                            Posted: October 24, 2008, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

                            I hear ya, but I would rather win $300 + $300 = $600, instead of $600 / 2 (taxes) = $300 Wink

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                              Posted: October 27, 2008, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

                              Just wondering, is there any rhyme or reason to getting QP's individually or getting them grouped in $5 increments?  For example, if I was to spend $20, would it be better to get 20 individual tickets or 1 sheet with 20 QP's or 2 sheets of 10 QP's or 4 sheets of 5 QP's?

                              IN ALL DUE RESPECT to "U">>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!!

                              IF I wanted 2 get them individually>>>>>>psyko would run all OVER

                              town and buy (1) at each terminal>>>>>>along the WAY 1-2-3-4 ect!

                              THIS IS the FRIST-STEP in what psyko call's trick-in QUICK-TRIX'$$$

                              LOL

                              PSYKOMO