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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: October 25, 2005, 11:05 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.


Thanksssssssssss.....MrBobb>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

NEEDLESS to sayaaa...........we have a lot of lottery mecanits on LP.............

Been there with pen/paper....paid for software....all in tryin  to find a system

to "BREAK-EVEN" with or Do-BETTER.

NOW.....spend'g less time, having more FUN, spending about........the same

money on QUICK-PICKs..............with about the same results as BEFORE!!!!

"L@@K"......ING for the BIG STRIKE$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

LOL

PSYKOMO 

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    Posted: October 25, 2005, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

    you lost me there somewhere in the second or third sentence.....

    Mike:

    You found a sentence in there?? You found THREE sentences in there???

    I read it four times and still can't figure out what he's talking about.

    MaYyyyyyyYyyyyyybbBbBbbbbbbbeEEeee ????????? I'I'I'I'I'I'I'I'I'I'IIII'''''''''''''''''mmmmmmmmmm ................

    JjUUuSsstttt^^^^^^^^^?????? NnNnnnnotttttttt -----?????????...............-------)))))))))))))),,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    RRRRrreeeeaAaaAAddDDdddDddiiiiiiiiiiinnNNNnnGGGGGGggggg?????????????? .................... IiIiIIiiittttTTTTttt

    CCCCCCCcccccCCcccooOOooooOOOOORrRrRRrrRRreEeEEEEeeeeCcCcccTTTTTtttlllllllllllLLLLYyyyyyYYYY....

    I'm kidding with you Psycho, but sometimes your posts are difficult to read. Try using most of your punctuation, other than the OCCASIONAL comma, at the ends of your sentences (just a suggestion).

    Come, Pinky; we must prepare for tomorrow night...

    Jim

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      Posted: October 29, 2005, 6:02 am - IP Logged

      you lost me there somewhere in the second or third sentence.....

      Mike:

      You found a sentence in there?? You found THREE sentences in there???

      I read it four times and still can't figure out what he's talking about.

      MaYyyyyyyYyyyyyybbBbBbbbbbbbeEEeee ????????? I'I'I'I'I'I'I'I'I'I'IIII'''''''''''''''''mmmmmmmmmm ................

      JjUUuSsstttt^^^^^^^^^?????? NnNnnnnotttttttt -----?????????...............-------)))))))))))))),,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      RRRRrreeeeaAaaAAddDDdddDddiiiiiiiiiiinnNNNnnGGGGGGggggg?????????????? .................... IiIiIIiiittttTTTTttt

      CCCCCCCcccccCCcccooOOooooOOOOORrRrRRrrRRreEeEEEEeeeeCcCcccTTTTTtttlllllllllllLLLLYyyyyyYYYY....

      I'm kidding with you Psycho, but sometimes your posts are difficult to read. Try using most of your punctuation, other than the OCCASIONAL comma, at the ends of your sentences (just a suggestion).

      i agree,although very fun to read psycomo posts can be hard to decipher sometimes....

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        Posted: November 7, 2005, 11:15 am - IP Logged

        Psykomo said:

        " NOW.....spend'g less time, having more FUN, spending about........the same

        money on QUICK-PICKs..............with about the same results as BEFORE!!!! "

        Here's some additional information from the newly redesigned Florida Lottery web site. They've added some new information to the DOWNLOADS page that's very useful:

        Looking at the Quick Pick History file, this time for the Florida Lotto:

        Florida Lotto (6/53 Matrix - Match: 6 of 6, Odds: 1 in 22,957,480)

                 Jackpot     Quick         QPs winning
        Year         Tickets     Picks         Jackpots

        1999          8      4           50.0 %
        2000          30      17           56.6 %
        2001          30      15           50.0 %
        2002          42      26           61.9 %
        2003          33      23           69.7 %
        2004          38      20           52.6 %
        2005          38      14           36.8 % (thru 11-10)
        Total         219     119           54.3 %

        To date, more than 54 % of the jackpots were won with QP's (it's 58 % if you throw out 2005).

        The new FLORIDA LOTTO Payouts, 2005 page shows how the QP's were distributed. Notice that for the month of January, there were 5 jackpots, 4 of which were won with QP's, and on January 1, 2 QP tickets shared the jackpot.

        The fact that 2 people had the same QP numbers and won the jackpot is intersting. Sales for that drawing were $9,520,570.00, which should mean that 9,520,570 tickets were sold out of a possible 22,957,480 number combinations (6/53 matrix).

        Of course what's missing from the payouts page is the number of QP's sold for each drawing. We assume that the majority of the tickets sold for any drawing are QP's, but I wonder how many of the 9.5 million tickets sold for this particular drawing were actually QP's. And I wonder how many duplicate and triplicate QP combinations are sold for each drawing.

        At any rate, the data seems to indicate that playing QP's along with chosen numbers is a wise strategy.

         

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          Posted: November 7, 2005, 11:21 am - IP Logged

          Quickpicks are a much larger percentage of the total played at well over 90 percent. So it appears that the user-selected numbers are resulting in a higher winning percentage.  The problem with quickpicks is that you can't decline to accept the some of the picks, such as those with too much skewing in the numbers for low or high numbers and for odd or even numbers.

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            Posted: November 7, 2005, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

            Quickpicks are a much larger percentage of the total played at well over 90 percent. So it appears that the user-selected numbers are resulting in a higher winning percentage.  The problem with quickpicks is that you can't decline to accept the some of the picks, such as those with too much skewing in the numbers for low or high numbers and for odd or even numbers.

            You could, kinda, cheat the Quick Pick. Use the usamega RNG option, then either keep the numbers, or portions, and roll again.  Then turn those in as your numbers.  Back when I was smarter then computers, I used to do that.

            Cheers

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              Posted: November 8, 2005, 11:57 am - IP Logged

              The King Kong Millions online game (NY) is quick-pick only. I guess NY didn't want another Millennium Millions since Mega Millions is played the same way.

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                Posted: November 8, 2005, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

                Who was the last B-I-G jackpot winner that did not use Quick Pick? I'm remembering Ohio, last year. The one where she used a combination of birthdates, and some other woman tried to claim it as a lost ticket. All the rest, that I remember, were Quick Picks.

                Cheers

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                  Posted: November 12, 2005, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

                  Who was the last B-I-G jackpot winner that did not use Quick Pick? I'm remembering Ohio, last year. The one where she used a combination of birthdates, and some other woman tried to claim it as a lost ticket. All the rest, that I remember, were Quick Picks.

                  But even that woman CONTINUOUSLY played those same numbers EVERY drawing for 2 years.  If you are going to play your numbers, you have to be CONSISTENT!!!  Otherwise, you might as well play quick pick.

                  Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

                  If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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                    Posted: November 15, 2005, 6:57 am - IP Logged

                    Psykomo said:

                    " NOW.....spend'g less time, having more FUN, spending about........the same

                    money on QUICK-PICKs..............with about the same results as BEFORE!!!! "

                    Here's some additional information from the newly redesigned Florida Lottery web site. They've added some new information to the DOWNLOADS page that's very useful:

                    Looking at the Quick Pick History file, this time for the Florida Lotto:

                    Florida Lotto (6/53 Matrix - Match: 6 of 6, Odds: 1 in 22,957,480)

                             Jackpot     Quick         QPs winning
                    Year         Tickets     Picks         Jackpots

                    1999          8      4           50.0 %
                    2000          30      17           56.6 %
                    2001          30      15           50.0 %
                    2002          42      26           61.9 %
                    2003          33      23           69.7 %
                    2004          38      20           52.6 %
                    2005          38      14           36.8 % (thru 11-10)
                    Total         219     119           54.3 %

                    To date, more than 54 % of the jackpots were won with QP's (it's 58 % if you throw out 2005).

                    The new FLORIDA LOTTO Payouts, 2005 page shows how the QP's were distributed. Notice that for the month of January, there were 5 jackpots, 4 of which were won with QP's, and on January 1, 2 QP tickets shared the jackpot.

                    The fact that 2 people had the same QP numbers and won the jackpot is intersting. Sales for that drawing were $9,520,570.00, which should mean that 9,520,570 tickets were sold out of a possible 22,957,480 number combinations (6/53 matrix).

                    Of course what's missing from the payouts page is the number of QP's sold for each drawing. We assume that the majority of the tickets sold for any drawing are QP's, but I wonder how many of the 9.5 million tickets sold for this particular drawing were actually QP's. And I wonder how many duplicate and triplicate QP combinations are sold for each drawing.

                    At any rate, the data seems to indicate that playing QP's along with chosen numbers is a wise strategy.

                    thanks for that info.i wish tennessee lottery had something like this own their site like florida does.....

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                      What the state lotteries will NOT tell you are how many winners were not QP...oh they'll mention their names, but not if they used number selection strategies or even wheels.  But they WILL milk the QP winners.  Why?  So more suckers go out and buy QPs thus enriching the state; however, there would be more winners if one-third of those players used good number selection strategies.  There isn't a lottery in this country that would benefit from publicizing those who used number selection strategies.  That in turns fuels what I call "the Quickpick Illusion": buy a quickpick and you'll definitely win.  I don't think so.  Finally, did you know that the computers that generate the QPs are not programmed to sell all the possible combinations?  That means the QP that YOU bought yesterday could be the QP someone in another place or state buys tomorrow.  The proof?  The last time the MegaRip jackpot was won there were FORTY NINE ticketholders that had the first five numbers correct!  Even if it was proven that fifteen of those winning tickets were selected using number selection strategies, how do you feel that YOUR winning ticket was sold 34 other times??

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                        Posted: November 15, 2005, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                        I think you just desribed gambling.  As defined by the IRS, that is exactly what the lottery is.

                        Cheers

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                          Posted: November 15, 2005, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                          I usually choose quick pick / easy pick, as I did for tonight's MM drawing, too.

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                            Posted: December 1, 2005, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

                            I usually choose quick pick / easy pick, as I did for tonight's MM drawing, too.

                            i usually pick my own numbers on powerball.don't seem to have much luck with quick picks........

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                              Posted: December 13, 2005, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                              What the state lotteries will NOT tell you are how many winners were not QP...oh they'll mention their names, but not if they used number selection strategies or even wheels.  But they WILL milk the QP winners.  Why?  So more suckers go out and buy QPs thus enriching the state; however, there would be more winners if one-third of those players used good number selection strategies.  There isn't a lottery in this country that would benefit from publicizing those who used number selection strategies.  That in turns fuels what I call "the Quickpick Illusion": buy a quickpick and you'll definitely win.  I don't think so.  Finally, did you know that the computers that generate the QPs are not programmed to sell all the possible combinations?  That means the QP that YOU bought yesterday could be the QP someone in another place or state buys tomorrow.  The proof?  The last time the MegaRip jackpot was won there were FORTY NINE ticketholders that had the first five numbers correct!  Even if it was proven that fifteen of those winning tickets were selected using number selection strategies, how do you feel that YOUR winning ticket was sold 34 other times??

                              i have noticed they rarely mention if someone picks their own numbers.especially in tennessee.......

                                 
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