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Auto pick numbers or pick them yourself??

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Posted: February 12, 2012, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

I am a lottery noob I think lol. I have only played I would guess 10 drawings total between MM and PB since mid November. I am curious as to what most people do in regards to picking numbers for themselves or just doing the auto pick.

Should I start playing the same numbers over and over and see if that works or should I change each drawing? In the drawings I have taken part in I have picked my own numbers and changed them every time to basically zero success.

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    Posted: February 12, 2012, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

    What ever you do you're likely to lose.  It cost nothing to pick combinations and pretend you're playing and even post them on the prediction board for "bragging rights".  If you ever find something that works while you're pretending then you can start playing for real.

    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
    * your best chance to win a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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      Posted: February 12, 2012, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

      What does "playing for real" entail? More than just the few bucks I am spending per draw?

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        Posted: February 12, 2012, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

        What does "playing for real" entail? More than just the few bucks I am spending per draw?

        Puting money in action and having a paid for ticket in your hand as oppossed to making predictions not played.

        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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          So what I am gathering from this is that pretty much either way my chances of winning do not increase lol. Is there a history of one out performing the other?

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            I used to play my own numbers and my numbers half the time had a hit for the Powerball. However, I wasn't satisfied so decided to go playing quick picks. Quick picks failed everytime. In conclusion, I gave up on the power ball all together. 

            Anyways, I'm deciding to go back to playing my own numbers because they were succesful half the time. I usually play the ages of my family and on Dec. 7, 2011 the numbers of my family's age were drawn but I didn't play. The whole night I was like this: 

            Bang Head lol

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              I used to play my own numbers and my numbers half the time had a hit for the Powerball. However, I wasn't satisfied so decided to go playing quick picks. Quick picks failed everytime. In conclusion, I gave up on the power ball all together. 

              Anyways, I'm deciding to go back to playing my own numbers because they were succesful half the time. I usually play the ages of my family and on Dec. 7, 2011 the numbers of my family's age were drawn but I didn't play. The whole night I was like this: 

              Bang Head lol

              this is why i like QPs,i play my own #set on jc5 and now afraid to miss a day cause been playin them for over 10 yrs,

              had 3of5 a bunch of times,pays $ 11to$14,and once 4of5 paid $542,once i get all 5 i'll switch to QPs,

              like i play on my MMs and states pic6 game.

              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                Posted: February 12, 2012, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                this is why i like QPs,i play my own #set on jc5 and now afraid to miss a day cause been playin them for over 10 yrs,

                had 3of5 a bunch of times,pays $ 11to$14,and once 4of5 paid $542,once i get all 5 i'll switch to QPs,

                like i play on my MMs and states pic6 game.

                I was so upset that the winning numbers for Dec. 7 appeared. Those numbers were 03-14-20-39-40, Powerball: 37. 

                My little brother is 3 years old, my sister is 14, I'm 20, and my mom is currently 39 turning 40. I always had these numbers for both MM and PB but that day I did not play. I was focusing all my money on pick 3 that it passed my mind. Next thing you know those great wonderful ages of my family showed. I was very frustrated lol. Seems like those numbers will never show again. Frown


                When I find the charger for my camera, I will post all the tickets with these numbers for you all. 

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                  I was so upset that the winning numbers for Dec. 7 appeared. Those numbers were 03-14-20-39-40, Powerball: 37. 

                  My little brother is 3 years old, my sister is 14, I'm 20, and my mom is currently 39 turning 40. I always had these numbers for both MM and PB but that day I did not play. I was focusing all my money on pick 3 that it passed my mind. Next thing you know those great wonderful ages of my family showed. I was very frustrated lol. Seems like those numbers will never show again. Frown


                  When I find the charger for my camera, I will post all the tickets with these numbers for you all. 

                  when you play your family,ages instead of birthdays your #s will change everyyear and not all will change at the same time.

                  what happens if you play 04-15-21-40-41 for 52 weeks and the #s show on week 53 after you just changed em again ?

                  yea, i be upset too. where did you get the 37 ?

                  Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                    Posted: February 12, 2012, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

                    So what I am gathering from this is that pretty much either way my chances of winning do not increase lol. Is there a history of one out performing the other?

                    Quick Picks are said to win about 70% of the time.

                    But you didn't hear it from me.

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                      Posted: February 12, 2012, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

                      So what I am gathering from this is that pretty much either way my chances of winning do not increase lol. Is there a history of one out performing the other?

                      There is history to prove anything you want, just ask the winners who picked their own numbers, bought QPs or played the same numbers for years before they won.

                      * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                      * your best chance to win a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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                        Posted: February 12, 2012, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                        pick them myself (99% of the time)  Cheers

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                          Posted: February 12, 2012, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

                          my  recent fetish for lotto number picking, is to go to random.org and type in all the numbers in a draw.

                          ie 1-55, or what ever for your powerball. then use their random list, so it puts only ea number once but in a random order. then i mark em on my tickets, if i use the whole lot, i start again , if i only mark 4 lines i dont get every number in the draw.

                           

                          I then play em till i get something big, here our games are 1-45 so a 4 +b or 5 would be pretty big.

                          i would replay  the numbers;  because im lazy, until a 4+b or 5 came up. sooo im still playing , and i just started this plan as of new years. so have just changed all my numbers over.

                          2014 winnings

                          JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.9;AUG -$144.10

                          yearly grand totalspent = 938.05won= 318.8-$619.25


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                            Quick Picks are said to win about 70% of the time.

                            But you didn't hear it from me.

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                            Perhaps I should try this a few times and see what happens.

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                              Posted: February 12, 2012, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

                              when you play your family,ages instead of birthdays your #s will change everyyear and not all will change at the same time.

                              what happens if you play 04-15-21-40-41 for 52 weeks and the #s show on week 53 after you just changed em again ?

                              yea, i be upset too. where did you get the 37 ?

                              That's way true but that year 2011, those numbers (my family's ages) felt special to me. They aligned so perfectly, that they looked like winners.

                              Seems like that theory of mines was true. As for the 04-15-21, etc., week 53, I change them, then they show, I think I'll jump off the bridge lmao! lol jk but I'll be very upset at myself for not using my gut I guess, lol. 

                              As for the 37, I still wouldn't have won the big Jackpot because I played the powerball as 13, my Grandpa's birth date (it's one of my favorites). Two hundred and fifty-thousand would've been really fine though. Thumbs Up