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Powerball matrix - Own picks or QP?

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For the first draw of the new Powerball matrix, did you pick your own numbers or Quick Pick it?

Own Picks [ 9 ]  [64.29%]
Quick Picks [ 5 ]  [35.71%]
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Posted: August 5, 2005, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

If I was living in a Powerball state with no sales tax, I would pick my own picks. If I was living in a Powerball state with sales tax, I would choose quick picks. Overall, I would pick my own [from my dad] most of the time if I played PB, MM, and/or CA SLP.

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    Posted: August 5, 2005, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

    i would and always use my own picks.i figure i might as well keep playing them even with the matrix changes.there for a heartbeat i thought about going to quick picks but decided not to......

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      Posted: August 5, 2005, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

      I do QP's because I only play one line with powerplay for 2 dollars so if I do not win off of that oh well!  In the FAQ section of powerball website it says that 70% of winners are QP's any way.  Can not go against that big of winning percent.


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        Posted: August 5, 2005, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

        yeah,i get qp's and i win 3 bucks everytime,can't beat that,i'm in that 70% bracket,right?

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          Posted: August 5, 2005, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

          I do QP's because I only play one line with powerplay for 2 dollars so if I do not win off of that oh well!  In the FAQ section of powerball website it says that 70% of winners are QP's any way.  Can not go against that big of winning percent.

            That's probably because 70% of players play quick picks, and in a truly random game, that would make sense that 70% of winners are quick picks then.


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            Posted: August 5, 2005, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

            Well, my dad usually picks his own numbers about 99.2% of the time and .8% of the time quick picks [based on family decision]. So basically it is random and .056% of the time I would win PB, MM, and/or CA SLP by Quick Pick.


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              Posted: August 6, 2005, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

              when i lived in n.j. and a big one hit,looto officials would wait til all machines,in every store sent in a tally,before they announced a winner,so i think individually in every store selling pb tics,they have their own random #.generator;not one for all of powerball,thus higher turnover ticket states,ohio,etc.have more winners.

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                Posted: August 8, 2005, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                i would pick my own numbers.based on using one number over half and wheeling those trying mainly for 5-5 prize..

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                  Posted: August 8, 2005, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                  i'll probably drive 2 hours tomorrow,buy mm tickets,spend 8 bucks for gas,and win 3 dollars,if lucky.pik 3/4 not going well,take time off from that,go to casino this weekend,always do when i get mad at lottery.


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                    Posted: August 9, 2005, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

                    If I was living in a PB state with my dad, my dad would pick his own because he doesn't believe in QP. 30% of the time the jackpot is won by own picks and 70% were QPs.


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                      Posted: August 9, 2005, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                      does that include ones who buy say 5 bucks in qp's and play them for a month after?


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                        Posted: August 10, 2005, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                        It's very possible. When people choose QPs, they have the decision to pick those numbers a month later. In the meantime, my dad would be picking his own picks in PB, MM, and CA SLP.

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                          Posted: August 10, 2005, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

                          I didn't know the next PB number was in effect. I thought it was for the 03 September draw (?)

                          Either way, I wouldn't chance my betting. I choose one of each. First number on sheet is the QP and the second number is my number. Pretty much change numbers each draw.

                           

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                            Posted: August 10, 2005, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                            Regardless if we play PB, MM, and/or CA SLP, my numbers are dependent on the last draw. My own picks always change from each draw. When my dad picks his PB, MM, and/or CA SLP, he does change his numbers from time to time, but he sticks to these numbers for a certain number of draws. I rarely will do Quick Picks.


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                              Posted: August 10, 2005, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

                              just6ntlc,how old are you?i ask,cuz your dad buys your tics.