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If you had to play 1000 PB/MM tickets,

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Would you play QP or your numbers?

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Posted: September 13, 2006, 10:31 am - IP Logged

Just a question that I thought of.....


Your thoughts....

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: September 13, 2006, 10:39 am - IP Logged


    QP....I don't know the actual stats, but I do know it sure seems like most of the jackpot winners are QP's. 

    I know that can be played with, and some people say that since most people play QP's most of the winners are QP's, but still... 

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      Posted: September 13, 2006, 10:40 am - IP Logged

      If I "had" to play? Almost sounds like someone giving me the money and demanding that I play, I have yet to experiece that. But if I "wanted" to play $1,000 tickets I would probably be tempted to play 500/500 of my own and qp's. It would be fun to compare results. But I would be more tempted to play all qp's simple due to past results. Also it would take quite some time to print those, and to check all the numbers. Not to mention how long it would take to fill 1,000 cards out.


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        Posted: September 13, 2006, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

        I usually pick my own numbers as my vote rundown99. I buy a few dollars of my own first before doing quick pick.

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          Posted: September 13, 2006, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

          QP's are hitting much more than chosen numbers lately...

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            Posted: September 13, 2006, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

            I would say my own numbers. I think I mentioned on here once I sold a $1000 worth of QP's to a lady once when I worked in a store and she won a few 3 spots. I think I could do better with my own numbers.

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              Posted: September 13, 2006, 2:37 pm - IP Logged


              No hi-jack! but looking at the poll results right now:

              Would you play QP or your numbers?

              You voted for this choiceQuick Pick [ 5 ]  [45.45%]
               Your numbers [ 6 ]  [54.55%

              I'd say 4545 and 5455 might be a good Pick 4 tonight! 

              somebody help me....

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                Posted: September 13, 2006, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

                If I played 1000 MM/PB combinations I would prefer to play my own numbers, but it would be a lot easier to play 1000 QPs.  Checking them by hand would be the hard part, I don't trust terminals unless I have prechecked and high lighted my winning tickets myself. 

                Before I retired, nine of my co-workers offered me the chance to play 500 combinations that I picked for OhioSuperLottoPlus and they would share the cost.  The catch was I would make out and check the 100 tickets and they would chip in $50 each.  One paper, my system had always won some money even with 100 lines but that time the best it could do was earn a few free QPs.  I was cross eyed by the time I was done making out 100 tickets by hand and I said I would never do that again even if someone paid for my share of the tickets.

                The program I wrote to pick my numbers has a limit of 500 lines so I couldn't even run a 1000 lines simulation unless it was with two 500 combinations set. I may change my program to do that, it sounds like an interesting simulation to run.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: September 13, 2006, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

                  When I think about it there is no sensible reason for any one to buy 1000 QPs when there are many towns in PB/MM states with 30,000 people or more that probably purchase a thousand or more QP's when ever the jackpots are large and have never had a second place winner.  Why would an individual or group expect to do any better doing the same thing?

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: September 13, 2006, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

                    If I "had" to play? Almost sounds like someone giving me the money and demanding that I play, I have yet to experiece that. But if I "wanted" to play $1,000 tickets I would probably be tempted to play 500/500 of my own and qp's. It would be fun to compare results. But I would be more tempted to play all qp's simple due to past results. Also it would take quite some time to print those, and to check all the numbers. Not to mention how long it would take to fill 1,000 cards out.

                    I agree with Sirbrad....50/50 and get your kids to help fill out your 500 tickets or threaten to remove them from the will.

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


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                      Posted: September 14, 2006, 7:42 am - IP Logged

                      I would go with my own numbers..

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                        Posted: September 14, 2006, 8:26 am - IP Logged

                        I voted that I'd play my own numbers. But, I probably would do about 950 of my own numbers and 50 QPs.

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                          Posted: October 11, 2006, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

                          While I haven't purchased $1000 in tickets I have purchased $350 or so when the jackpot hits the cap. 

                          1. I only play my own numbers

                          2. I cover every powerball number (all 42) or mega number

                          3. Playing $1000 would get tough. Even checking 350 or so is a serious pain. It takes more time than you would think to fill out forms, check and verify the tickets. That's why I only play when the lottery gets big - too much work otherwise.

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                            Posted: October 11, 2006, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

                            I'm thinking about using my lottery program to simulate playing 500 combinations for all future PB and MM drawings to see if it would be beneficial to have a different set of rules for picking 500 lines than picking 20-25 lines to play.  That ways if a jackpot ever gets over $400M and I have $500 to spend on lottery tickets, it won't be totally uncharted territory.  That kind of information might also be of interest to lottery pools playing for lesser amounts also.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: October 11, 2006, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                              Excellent question. Since there is 3-4 days betwist these large jackpot games and time permiting  I would pick the 1000 combos myself.  Could probably come up with 300-400 a day, slips filled out.  I am not fond of the QP.   jarasan  US Flag