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Do Playing Quick Picks Ever Work??

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Posted: May 1, 2006, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

 I am wondering if playing quick picks (where the machine picks the numbers for you) actually ever works. I usually do this, but have been wondering if I should just pick a set of numbers or multiple sets and stick with these numbers....any help would be greatly appreciated...What?

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    Posted: May 1, 2006, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

    Of course Quick Picks win, they do every day somewhere, but not for you. You can buy a hundred Quick Picks every draw and never win a jackpot.  On the other hand if some joe buys a six pack and a lotto ticket and throws it in the wash it will win.  That's how it works, check the news if you don't believe me.

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      Posted: May 1, 2006, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

      yes.

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        Posted: May 1, 2006, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

        Buying quick picks or picking your own numbers doesn't change your odds of winning.  People read the odds of winning and think they don't apply to them and that is foolish.  I prefer to pick my own numbers because I foolishly think I can improve my odds of winning and it's entertaining for me.  Winning with a QP wouldn't feel as good as winning with my own numbers, but I would appreciate it just as much.

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          Posted: May 1, 2006, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

          I say it works if you win. LOL

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            Posted: May 2, 2006, 12:10 am - IP Logged

            Somewhere between 70-75% of all jackpots are won with Quick Picks, so I'd say they work.

             

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              Posted: May 2, 2006, 12:32 am - IP Logged

              Isn't that because 70-75% of all tickets purchased are Quick Picks?  Percentage wise both methods are equal.  When you pick your own numbers you can improve your odds of winning a prize by wheeling.  Actually when you back out all the duplicate combinations people play based on play slip patterns the odds of winning with your own numbers if unique are slightly better then say racoons living in the sewer winning on a Quick Pick that fell through the grate.  BobP

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                Posted: May 2, 2006, 12:44 am - IP Logged

                You only increase your odds if you wheel the right numbers though. Usually they are the wrong numbers.

                Quickpicks are fine. The odds are really the same especially for games that don't have a two set system like standard 6/49 games. 

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                  Posted: May 2, 2006, 3:55 pm - IP Logged


                  I've won more money (not a jackpot) by selecting my own numbers, but I've had a few QP's that have paid ok (between $15.00 and $100.00).

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                    Posted: May 2, 2006, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

                    as far as jackpot games are concerned your best with quick picks.....

                    as far as pick 3 and pick 4 pick your own numbers......

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                      Posted: May 2, 2006, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

                      Isn't that because 70-75% of all tickets purchased are Quick Picks?  Percentage wise both methods are equal.  When you pick your own numbers you can improve your odds of winning a prize by wheeling.  Actually when you back out all the duplicate combinations people play based on play slip patterns the odds of winning with your own numbers if unique are slightly better then say racoons living in the sewer winning on a Quick Pick that fell through the grate.  BobP

                      Yes, of course that the reason that many Quick Picks wins.  For winning the jackpot, they seem to work as well as picking your own numbers.  For the reasons you mention, I personally don't think they're as good at hitting lower-tier prizes though.

                       

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                        Posted: May 2, 2006, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

                        Ever wonder why some jackpots get really large before hitting.. then at other times they hit within a few draws apart?

                        I have given it  a lot  of thought while working in the Lotto Store..  When the purse gets to be over 100 million.. more and more people come in.. the purse grows.. and more qps are given.. If it continues this way for draw after draw,, customers get tired of standing in line.. and start buying multiple draws.. and bang it hits..  Every possible combination is given..as more people start buying.. Say I get a qp for 10 draws.. it may be a combination that isn't given out in the next three draws.. but on the fourth all combinations are out and I am holding one that was bought three weeks before..

                         

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                          Posted: May 2, 2006, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                          Another thought..

                          I have often wondered how many qp's I have checked on Sunday morning that were losers and were thrown in trash and then the line falls the following Wednesday.

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                            Posted: May 2, 2006, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                            I would suspect the people buying tickets for multiple draws would fall into 3 camps.

                            1. People that play every drawing irregardless of the prize.

                            2. People who came a long way to get tickets and aren't from the area or are travelling soon.

                            3. People that don't like standing in line and are only getting a few tickets.

                            I almost never get multiple drawings on tickets. Only time I did recently was a trip to Canada and that's because traveling to Canada takes time and money. It may be in other states but the last time I remember seeing a line to get tickets was in the 80's. Even the 300 million Mega game didn't have a line. But I don't get my tickets right before the drawing. 

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                              Posted: May 3, 2006, 12:54 am - IP Logged

                              I don't really like to play mulitple draws of the same numbers. The only time I do get multiple tickets is when I travel to another state and know that I won't be back anytime soon.

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