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NJ man claims $533 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot

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music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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QP’s work just as well as self picked numbers.

Quick Picks win 70% of the time while self-picked tickets win 30% of the time. Why?

  Because more people play with Quick Picks. They are easy and fast to buy.

Wed's 4/18 Power Ball ATTH = $46,000,000.00  I will let you know how it feels to be a millionaire.Green laugh

 "We are all in this together!" 

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    Quick Picks win 70% of the time while self-picked tickets win 30% of the time. Why?

      Because more people play with Quick Picks. They are easy and fast to buy.

    Wed's 4/18 Power Ball ATTH = $46,000,000.00  I will let you know how it feels to be a millionaire.Green laugh

    Saying " just as well " is a relative term Music. The win ratio is different because *many people who do choose their own numbers, are going for 'birthdays,anniversaries days etc." Whereas QP'S don't give a rats#! what you choose- you dealt the hand you dealt. In any event, it is boring not winning- anyone want to argue with that statement...anyone? Anyone?

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    * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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      Quick Picks win 70% of the time while self-picked tickets win 30% of the time. Why?

        Because more people play with Quick Picks. They are easy and fast to buy.

      Wed's 4/18 Power Ball ATTH = $46,000,000.00  I will let you know how it feels to be a millionaire.Green laugh

      Mr. Music: 

      I thought the percentages were closer to 50/50?  The rare time I use a qp, I never win. The joy must be in the journey whether you win or not. I enjoy picking my own numbers and the math challenge. When I don't win a jp, I look at my numbers and spend a few minutes analyzing what I could have done differently. Not winning is a chance to fine tune your strategy. This is why I pick my own numbers. A positive attitude helps one to achieve. I never view it as a loss. But most people like those qps as you said.

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        Saying " just as well " is a relative term Music. The win ratio is different because *many people who do choose their own numbers, are going for 'birthdays,anniversaries days etc." Whereas QP'S don't give a rats#! what you choose- you dealt the hand you dealt. In any event, it is boring not winning- anyone want to argue with that statement...anyone? Anyone?

        Without knowing  the percent of winners in either group, it's hard to argue either side. Wink

         * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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          Without knowing  the percent of winners in either group, it's hard to argue either side. Wink

          So true rjoh.

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            music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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            Mr. Music: 

            I thought the percentages were closer to 50/50?  The rare time I use a qp, I never win. The joy must be in the journey whether you win or not. I enjoy picking my own numbers and the math challenge. When I don't win a jp, I look at my numbers and spend a few minutes analyzing what I could have done differently. Not winning is a chance to fine tune your strategy. This is why I pick my own numbers. A positive attitude helps one to achieve. I never view it as a loss. But most people like those qps as you said.

            Your assumption that I am a MR. is correct. 

             I googled,  lottery quick pick versus self-pick

             Two of their sites were helpful. I will now use LP Search function.

             You are correct again when you say that it is not the destination that matters but the journey.

             What?

             "We are all in this together!" 

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              Your assumption that I am a MR. is correct. 

               I googled,  lottery quick pick versus self-pick

               Two of their sites were helpful. I will now use LP Search function.

               You are correct again when you say that it is not the destination that matters but the journey.

               What?

              So what was the percentage comparison??? Your gender is in your profile, just fyi. I checked it when you messaged me a while back.

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                music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                So what was the percentage comparison??? Your gender is in your profile, just fyi. I checked it when you messaged me a while back.

                I agree with RJOh. 

                 Calculating the comparisons is extremely difficult. 

                 I will rely on common sense. Just as winners are most likely made in States that have the most buyers of tickets. Since most players choose quick picks the odds favor quick picks.

                  Enjoy this game of chance and WIN!

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                  On the MM or PB site there used to be an entry on the FAQ page that stated 70% of winning tickets were QPs as were 70 % of ticket sales.

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                  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.

                    music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                    On the MM or PB site there used to be an entry on the FAQ page that stated 70% of winning tickets were QPs as were 70 % of ticket sales.

                    I Agree!Smile

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                      On the MM or PB site there used to be an entry on the FAQ page that stated 70% of winning tickets were QPs as were 70 % of ticket sales.

                      Thanks. Very interesting!

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                        On the MM or PB site there used to be an entry on the FAQ page that stated 70% of winning tickets were QPs as were 70 % of ticket sales.

                        It was on PB's FAQ page. I think they took it off. I couldn't find a while back.

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                          It was on PB's FAQ page. I think they took it off. I couldn't find a while back.

                          It's not there now. 

                          "Progress"

                          Bang Head

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                          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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                            It's not there now. 

                            "Progress"

                            Bang Head

                            Now that I think about it, I believe Chuck Strutt had written that. When he left, they probably deleted it.

                            But, I could be wrong.

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                              Great story but i hate seeing  Lukoil get that money because the Russians are horrible at business. I know someone that had to deal with that company.

                              DIfferent retailers I have talked to say it depends if they do get something or not.  I never thought of that at all.

                               

                              However, you don't know if the owner of that station did get anything.

                              Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

                              I don't sell the steak,  I sell the sizzle!

                              I set the market value on items