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Do you Wheel when playing Pick 5?

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What wheel do you use when playing Pick 5?

3 if 3 [ 1 ]  [6.25%]
3 if 4 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
3 if 5 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
4 if 4 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
4 if 5 [ 3 ]  [18.75%]
power number(s) wheel [ 1 ]  [6.25%]
combinations of above [ 3 ]  [18.75%]
other [ 8 ]  [50.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 16 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
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Posted: January 10, 2006, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

If you wheel when you play Pick 5, which wheel do you choose?  I'd be interested how success you've been with your chosen wheel as well.

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    Posted: January 10, 2006, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

    I like the 2if2/30.  It is 49 tickets and here in California 2 correct give you a free replay.  The cashiers at 7-11 say they have never seen anyone with so many replays!  The official at the Lottery Office said that most of the big Pick 5 winners were from replays.

     

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      Posted: January 10, 2006, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

      I use a 3if5 15 lines wheel that covers 15 numbers that I created using CoverMaster.  It will cover the 15 numbers I usually pick for the Mad Dogg MegaMillion Challenge.  For it to work I usually have to win the Challenge or tie for first place.  During the last month I've matched 3 for $7 playing MegaMillions and matched 3 for $10 playing Ohio Rolling Cash5.  Both time I posted the first 10 lines as predictions on the prediction board.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: January 10, 2006, 5:52 pm - IP Logged


        I voted "other" because I eliminate about 40 -50 % of the numbers and use quick picks from those remaining numbers.

        Since there are many wheelers on LP I am testing the quick picks against the wheels. Theory is that I can play more numbers with less lines. The other day playing 21 numbers out of 39, all five of the digits came from my 21 numbers used. In one line out of the 25 I got a 4 of 5, no big deal but it lowered my odds tremendously to hit the jackpot on that draw.

        5 of 5 in a 5/39 game playing all numbers = 575,756 to 1 odds.
        5 of 5 in a 5/39 game playing 21 numbers = 20,348 to 1 odds.

        The chances of your 5 numbers coming from a pool of 21 numbers are 28-1.
        The chances of your 5 numbers coming from a pool of 15 numbers are 192-1.

        IMHO, wheeling lowers the amount of numbers you can affordably play and the chances of winning 5 out of a limited # wheel are considerably lessened. You will win more lower tier prizes if your numbers are fairly on target, but I think adding a few numbers to your "wheel" and letting an RNG make the picks can be equally as effective and make it more possible to hit the jackpot.

        Just my opinion...We'll see...I've only been experimenting with it for a short time so I cannot make any conclusions yet.

        Good luck to all the pick 5 players!

        Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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          Posted: January 11, 2006, 12:29 am - IP Logged

          There has been a couple of times if I played $2000.00

          Nov 2005 Western 649 would have won 1million

          and the other night on super 7 would have won $125000

          I think I can pick a big winner within 15 draws

          still testing.

          Then i will form a group

          to play western it would cost $20000. for 20 trys

          Super 7 would cost $40000.00

          There is a simple but true saying

          No risk no reward
          low risk low reward
          High risk High Reward.


          Of course i will form a group of about 20 people and hope to hit when jack pot is big!

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            Posted: January 11, 2006, 12:42 am - IP Logged

            Good luck.

             

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              Posted: January 11, 2006, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

              No.

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                Posted: January 11, 2006, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                JimmySand9,

                "NO"?

                Curious as to what your response is referring to. NO to WHAT?

                "NO" as a one word response to this ongoing thread is a bit confusing since that doesn't refer to the poll's choices or specifically to any of the comments made in the thread following the poll. What?

                If you would, please explain.

                Thanks.

                Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                  Posted: January 11, 2006, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

                  JimmySand9,

                  "NO"?

                  Curious as to what your response is referring to. NO to WHAT?

                  "NO" as a one word response to this ongoing thread is a bit confusing since that doesn't refer to the poll's choices or specifically to any of the comments made in the thread following the poll.    What?

                  If you would, please explain.

                  Thanks.

                  Rick, it confused me too, but I think he means "No, I don't use wheels when playing Pick 5".

                   

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                    Posted: January 11, 2006, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

                    I play 5 tickets using a 7 number wheel with a 3 if 3 on Fantasy5. Last night I had four tickets with three numbers that paid 16.00 each and 1 free ticket. Hubby had 1 ticket with four numbers that paid 260.00, three with 3 numbers for 16.00 each and also 1 free ticket. Together we played 10 tickets total for a combined win of 372.00 plus two free tickets. Did the same thing a couple of weeks ago but won almost 500.00 just on my five tickets. One night it will be all five numbers on one line. I hope it's soon. 

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                      Posted: January 11, 2006, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

                      Thanks C-D....that would have made sense but the one word response threw me off. I'm a little slow sometimes and like explanations to back up the post and you can't explain yourself with one word. It appeared that your 'good luck' to Amazing Grace received a "no" in the following post by Jimmy. I might add that Amazing Grace is doing real well and I also wish continued success to A.G.

                      We all have to be as explicit as possible in our posts so that they are not misunderstood. The written words can be misinterpreted on the forums so easily.

                      Hope all is going well with you in Cali....good luck tonight!

                      Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                        Posted: January 11, 2006, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

                        DEB.......good work.....making a profit on the pick 5 is tough as can be seen on the prediction board stats.

                        Good luck to you and your husband...hope you catch it!

                        Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                          Posted: January 11, 2006, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                          I've been using 3if4 for a while, wheeling 16 numbers.  I've hit 3of5 several times.  On one draw I hit 5 tickets with 3of5 and one with 4of5.  Total earnings was $462.  That's the best I've gotten (so far!).  Not sure whether it's better to wheel more numbers with a 3if5, or less numbers with a higher guaranteed win.  Still trying to figure out what's better.  Even if getting 4 numbers on one ticket on a fairly consistant basis, it would keep me happy until the BIG one hits!!!

                           

                          Good luck to all. 

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                            Posted: January 11, 2006, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                            DEB.......good work.....making a profit on the pick 5 is tough as can be seen on the prediction board stats.

                            Good luck to you and your husband...hope you catch it!

                            Thanks Rick G... I don't play every night but when I see the jackpot growing and when I see a number I play start to hit I go for it. Seems to work well. It's funny because I told my husband a couple of weeks ago he needed to change one of his numbers because it didn't come up as often as another. If he had he would have hit five last night. Oh well, it will come. 

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                              Posted: January 11, 2006, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

                              I've been using 3if4 for a while, wheeling 16 numbers.  I've hit 3of5 several times.  On one draw I hit 5 tickets with 3of5 and one with 4of5.  Total earnings was $462.  That's the best I've gotten (so far!).  Not sure whether it's better to wheel more numbers with a 3if5, or less numbers with a higher guaranteed win.  Still trying to figure out what's better.  Even if getting 4 numbers on one ticket on a fairly consistant basis, it would keep me happy until the BIG one hits!!!

                               

                              Good luck to all. 

                              Calabs... I've played wheels for a long time on all the games. It always works better for us to play a 3 if 3 or 4 if 4 wheel on the pick 5 games to keep the cost down. I play the same numbers when I play and if all five numbers hit there is a chance I will have them on one ticket. You just have to figure out what works best for you. Good Luck!