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quick pick or your own numbers

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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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Posted: August 4, 2005, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

More players win from quick-picks because that's the most common method of play the average player will buy a quick-pick while the rest will select there own numbers randomly or intelligently.

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    Posted: August 25, 2005, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

    My family plays both quick pick and own picks. However, most of the time, we pick are own numbers because QPs have a chance to lose more money in the short term. QPs can win a jackpot better than own picks.

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      Posted: August 26, 2005, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

      As I have previously stated, I do both.  I try to have as much "lotto-type" fun as possible!

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        Posted: August 26, 2005, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

        In almost every case (except when I have a bad case of the lazy's) I use the slip and select dual; one QP and one with numbers I selected. I usually buy them for 2 draws at a time, and use different slips in different stores. I find that the QP numbers are more diversified when I go to multiple stores. So far, the hits with substantial money in them have been through QPs.

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          Posted: August 26, 2005, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

          Ever since the recent Idaho Powerball win, I've been reminded to periodically dust off some favorite old number sets to rotate in and out of play. Certainly cant' hurt. Can always toss in a QP or two for good measure.

          ... the lottery never fails to surprise!

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            Posted: October 21, 2005, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

            The Main reason that Quick-Picks work has nothing to do with "Luck" if you read the back of the playslips for the Odds ( for example here in the FL Fantasy 5 the Odds are 1 in 376,992 ) and compare it too the City population which is obviously greater than the odds your definitely going to have a winner.In most cases several winners in fact in a 1 month period there were an average of 2-3 winners in our Fantasy 5.So since our population is much greater than 376,992 you will almost always have winners in the Pick-5.It's totally based on the fact that the Odds dictate that somewhere in the State of Florida there's gonna be winners especially if every player or a significant amount of players are buying quick-picks.The Luck part only pertains to the people that actually win whether it's you, your neighbor,a co-worker,relative,friend or someone from another city.So actually a better way to play ( in my opinion ) is too select your own numbers intelligently/systematically provided you have a good method to use.Anytime I've ever won money in any of the games I selected my own numbers and have never won anything from a quick-pick.I'm not saying quick-picks aren't a good way to play just that your chances of winning would probably be much better if you selected your own numbers.

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              Posted: October 21, 2005, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

              Numbers form patterns.  Yes, Virginia, there ARE patterns in randomness!

              If you can identify and then apprehend or approximate those patterns, your likelihood of winning is greatly increased.  For example, back in May based on my study of the numbers and patterns, I "anticipated" that three numbers in the 40's would come out in the NJ 6/49.  I was right.  But I picked the wrong three numbers.  I was exhilarated, not DEFLATED if I had quickpicked those numbers and lost that way.

              When you do a quickpick, you surrender the aforementioned ability--- a skill you can learn-- to chance.

              For every quickpick that wins, there are literally ZILLIONS that LOSE.  Think about that!

              The large the number field, the more difficult it is to anticipate where the numbers will fall.  That's why I call it PowerRip and MegaRip.  Whoever played  a roulette wheel with 500 numbers?  I stick to the lower number field games.  Of course, if the Power or Mega Rip gets way high, I dabble in it.  But I do not seriously play a game where I would be wasting my valuable energy analyzing numbers and patterns they form.

               

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                Posted: October 23, 2005, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

                When you do a quickpick, you surrender the aforementioned ability--- a skill you can learn-- to chance.

                I'm not trying to be a smart a** here, but if QP wins 75% of the time, that indicates I have a three out of four chance in winning with QP. How does that equate to forfieting anything? How is one in four better? Why learn how to cook, when three out of four times some one will serve you the meal (buy a takeout on the fourth time)?

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                  Posted: October 23, 2005, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

                  Whether it's $340 million or $12 million, I always choose my numbers. I would want to say I picked them myself.

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                    Posted: October 23, 2005, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm not trying to be a smart a** here, but if QP wins 75% of the time, that indicates I have a three out of four chance in winning with QP.

                    You THINK 75% of the wins are with QPs but what you do NOT know is that the lotteries will NEVER tell you those who won with a SYSTEM and WHAT SYSTEM they used!

                    The truth is that it is to the states' advantage to have you buy quickpicks because they make more money that way, esp. if u believe that qps are the way to win. 

                    However, your money (and that of everyone else!) is best used on strategies and systems bec. the purchase of qps ENRICHES the STATE at YOUR expense.

                    The odds favor you winning with a system and strategy than they do you buying the ONE qp that MIGHT be a winner out of the 200,000,000 qps sold for that drawing.

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                      Posted: October 23, 2005, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                      I have a 0% chance of winning with quickpicks...because I never buy them.

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                        Posted: October 23, 2005, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                        I choose my own numbers (of course, with some help from websites such as lotterypost.com, e-mainplace.com, and smartgroups.com)

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                          Posted: October 23, 2005, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

                          All I know is, I have won more often with a QP then I have with a number I selected; infact my own number has only won once. QP has hit hundreds of times. I figure to go with the one who brung me to the dance - QPs. NOthing like experience to rule over wishfull thinking.

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                            Posted: October 25, 2005, 12:25 am - IP Logged

                            sometimes I like to mix and match...
                            for wed. I like 13 as a PB number but no idea for white balls... so I just filled in QP on the bet slip but also filled in 13 on the PB block for the same game...
                            ticket then says Q5 (rather than Q6 for a full QP... in PA, YMMV)

                            I may try again sat. with a PB and 2 WB picks to see if I get a "Q2" on the ticket... either that or I'll get a error beep and a bewildered look from Dave (first name basis with ticket clerk... I play too often, but only one ticket ;-) )

                            Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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                              Posted: October 25, 2005, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                              Greg said:

                              "Numbers form patterns. Yes, Virginia, there ARE patterns in randomness!"

                              "If you can identify and then apprehend or approximate those patterns, your likelihood of winning is greatly increased."


                              I agree. I am using the Premium Membership resources on Lottery Post to analyze and look for patterns in the games I play (as I have mentioned elsewhere in the forum, I favor Pick-5 games with Florida Fantasy 5 being my favorite).


                              Greg also said:

                              "For every quickpick that wins, there are literally ZILLIONS that LOSE."


                              That's true, but take a look at this interesting information posted on the Florida Lottery web site:

                              Florida Lottery Quick Pick History

                              Fantasy 5


                                       Jackpot     Quick         QPs winning
                              Year         Tickets     Picks         Jackpots
                              2002         770         389         50.5 %
                              2003         772         361         46.8 %
                              2004         755         396         52.5 %


                              Mega Money

                              2004         56         33         58.9 %


                              Over the past three years, about 50% of the Florida Fantasy 5 jackpots were won with quick picks, so I buy a few quick picks along with my selected numbers.


                               

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