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United States
Member #1984
August 4, 2003
70 Posts
Posted: March 19, 2005, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

Why? Why? Why?

I purchase a $2.00 Quick Pick and be I'll be damned if 16 and 33 aren't on both lines!

This is maddening!~

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
    United States
    Member #9
    March 24, 2001
    19902 Posts
    Posted: March 19, 2005, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

    QP's are sold "as is", that's why I prefer to pick my own numbers.  I may not win, but I won't be blaming my lost on some machine either.


     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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      LOTTOMIKE's avatar - Lottery-063.jpg
      United States
      Member #7853
      October 15, 2004
      11338 Posts
      Posted: March 19, 2005, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

      same here,i pick my own numbers,the machine throws out stuff like 1-2-3-4-52,lol

        Badger's avatar - adu50016 NorthAmericanBadger.jpg
        United States
        Member #1303
        March 27, 2003
        1508 Posts
        Posted: March 19, 2005, 6:51 pm - IP Logged


        I've got no problem with quickpicks on the (ridiculously high) big jackpot games. However, if you buy more than one ticket (one line) on a quickpick, you will always find clusters. That is, I believe, due to the "not really random" nature of the RNG that makes the quickpick.

        THe way around this is to tell the clerk you want "x number" of separate $1.00 tickets. SO if you want to spend 2 bucks, ask for teo separate tickets. From what I've seen, that extra second or so that it takes the clerk to produce the second (or third, etc.) ticket seems to do more to "reset" the RNG than anything. From my experience, it does the trick.

        On the other hand, you can also simply pick randomly on the playslip without much thought, and it will be just as valid as any quickpick.


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        Answer: His lips are moving.