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do you quick pick or choose your own numbers?

quick pick [ 32 ]  [12.65%]
choose your own numbers [ 95 ]  [37.55%]
both [ 126 ]  [49.80%]
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QUICK PICK!  70% of all JACKPOT winners are won with the QUICK PICK option.  Why argue with the odds?

POWERBALL goes to an all-time record of $365M on February 18, 2006!

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    Atlanta, GA
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    QUICK PICK!  70% of all JACKPOT winners are won with the QUICK PICK option.  Why argue with the odds?

    POWERBALL goes to an all-time record of $365M on February 18, 2006!

    Your stats are correct because a greater number of people simply choose quick pick rather than working a system to select their own numbers.

    However, a study a few years back showed that people who have some sort of system (all the way from using birthdays to sophisticated systems) and choose their own numbers to play do YES win more often ..... although there are fewer of those who go to the trouble.

    Have fun and the best of luck to everyone! Sun Smiley

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      Tennessee
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      QUICK PICK!  70% of all JACKPOT winners are won with the QUICK PICK option.  Why argue with the odds?

      POWERBALL goes to an all-time record of $365M on February 18, 2006!

      Your stats are correct because a greater number of people simply choose quick pick rather than working a system to select their own numbers.

      However, a study a few years back showed that people who have some sort of system (all the way from using birthdays to sophisticated systems) and choose their own numbers to play do YES win more often ..... although there are fewer of those who go to the trouble.

      i always like to see someone win with their own numbers because it gives me faith that it is possible and i continue to strive toward the goal of getting a huge prize......

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        Tennessee
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        That's a shame they kick it out.  Why don't you start a petition for them to change their software so it will do a QP on partial selection???  IMHO people would spend more $$$$$ if they had it set up like that.  Better to spend the extra $ on a number or two you're pretty sure will hit than leave it up to an RNG at the terminal to give you what you "should have."  Cheers

        here in tennessee we have the option of picking some of our numbers and letting the machine pick the rest on the powerball.i usually do this every blue moon........

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          my own #'s, but sometimes quick picks. I just hate getting quick picks and going...what the F...!!

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            my own #'s, but sometimes quick picks. I just hate getting quick picks and going...what the F...!!

            use the lottery post random number generator.......its better

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              Sparta, NJ
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              Something strange has been happening with my Cash 5 picks in NJ.  I use a slip with one number a QP and one where I entered the numbers.  The last couple of weeks, the QP tends to be close to the number I entered.

              Cheers

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                Computers are good for quick picks. Not for actually drawing winning numbers.

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                  If I play more than one panel, I will qp, too.  Otherwise, my own numbers.  More than two panels, 43 my own, 1 qp, and 1 combination.

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                    my own #'s, but sometimes quick picks. I just hate getting quick picks and going...what the F...!!

                    use the lottery post random number generator.......its better




                     

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                      Alabama
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                      Something strange has been happening with my Cash 5 picks in NJ.  I use a slip with one number a QP and one where I entered the numbers.  The last couple of weeks, the QP tends to be close to the number I entered.


                      I've had the same thing happen many times in Georgia Fantasy 5.

                      One of my strategies is to play my own numbers on panels A through D and QP panel E. I've picked up a few 3/5 wins with the QP'ed number.

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                        here in maryland it sems if you put the qp in board ab then your own numbers in board cde you get a better selection in board ab.

                        when you put your own numbers in board abc... then qpick boards d/e have the same like numbers in boards abc. Which could be a good thing except i don't like it when the quick pick generator gives you the same start number as your own picks.  

                        i wish we could pick 3 of 5 and let the machine do the other 2 digits but thats not going to happen.

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                          Maine
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                          Hi everyone,

                                I usually pick my own numbers with not much success.  Saturday night I bought 11 tickets with my carefully analyzed selections.  Got 2 numbers on 2 lines which won 2 free quick picks.  One of those free quick picks actually had 3 numbers and I won $9.00 so played for free this weekend. 

                                If you don't play quick picks, how much time do you spend selecting your numbers? It takes a few hours for me, then when I have so much time invested in it, I have to play even though there's not much winning going on.

                                I don't think I could play just on paper.  I couldn't stand it if they came in and I didn't have the ticket.  I feel for you my lollipop and Korean Redneck.  Just remember mylollipop, if you can do it once you can do it again, and Korean Redneck, it would take me quite a while to recover if I had an experience like you had.   Good luck everyone!!! 

                           

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                            Tennessee
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                            Hi everyone,

                                  I usually pick my own numbers with not much success.  Saturday night I bought 11 tickets with my carefully analyzed selections.  Got 2 numbers on 2 lines which won 2 free quick picks.  One of those free quick picks actually had 3 numbers and I won $9.00 so played for free this weekend. 

                                  If you don't play quick picks, how much time do you spend selecting your numbers? It takes a few hours for me, then when I have so much time invested in it, I have to play even though there's not much winning going on.

                                  I don't think I could play just on paper.  I couldn't stand it if they came in and I didn't have the ticket.  I feel for you my lollipop and Korean Redneck.  Just remember mylollipop, if you can do it once you can do it again, and Korean Redneck, it would take me quite a while to recover if I had an experience like you had.   Good luck everyone!!! 

                             

                            thats why you always play.the first time you don't your numbers will come in and you'll regret it forever......

                              luckieStarr's avatar - darven
                              philadelphia,PA
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                              I have won with quick pick...good to keep them in for a few days.

                              Leaving  Keep It In until It Wins!

                                 
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