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Are QuickPicks a waste?

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Are QuickPicks a waste?

Yes - [ 24 ]  [24.24%]
No - [ 68 ]  [68.69%]
don't know [ 7 ]  [7.07%]
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Posted: January 6, 2007, 2:43 am - IP Logged

ALthough 70 % powerball winners are quickpicks, that last few drawings of QPs I ve noticed went like this:

  * Repeats - numbers from the previous drawing come up again especially powerball.

  * staggered - the five numbers are either all odd, even, higher or lower numbers

  * No variety - It draws the same powerball two or three times again.

I guess , Are they giving us crappy numbers just to generate more lottery income?

looking at how "unlikely" my previous several  QPs have been, I am wondering are they a waste ?

 I seem to do better by buying every powerball number and using lottery software such as lotto sorcer to pick the remaining 5 numbers. I get usually 1 number this way. With QP usually I get nothing.

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    Posted: January 6, 2007, 5:48 am - IP Logged

    out of the thousands of dollars i've made and spent on the lottery i've maybe spent 20 or 30 bucks on quick picks and i never made a cent.i like to pick my own numbers when i spend money.just my choice.i know quick picks hit for millions but there also millions who play quick pick for years with very small money made in return.personally i don't think its worth it but thats just me.

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      Posted: January 6, 2007, 10:27 am - IP Logged

      I like Quick Picks and when I get my Powerball that is what I select.-weshar75

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        Posted: January 6, 2007, 10:29 am - IP Logged

        Any losing ticket is a waste. Any winning ticket is a good buy. Whether a QP or your own number selections, only the drawing determines if your ticket is a waste.

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          Posted: January 6, 2007, 10:32 am - IP Logged

          marleyone

          In "things lotto", you can't judge anything by "the last few drawings." 

          Go to most any state lottery website and subscribe to the results / winner's list e-mail for your game of choice.  Track the results for awhile and see how many winners were quick picks and how many weren't.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Posted: January 6, 2007, 10:34 am - IP Logged

            Quick picks are not a waste.  If you are having trouble picking your numbers, it's the easiest way to get a random combination.  I usually do a mix of both.  Since the numbers they draw are completely random, like the previous comment-- a losing ticket is a losing ticket no matter how you look at it.

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              Posted: January 6, 2007, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

              It doesn't matter whether you buy quick picks or pick your own numbers because the percent of winners among both are about the same.  More players buy QPs because they think it's a waste of time and effort to pick their own numbers, some even think it's a waste of time to check their own tickets so they depend on a clerk to check them.

              I don't buy QPs because I enjoy picking my own numbers  and checking my own tickets even if they're not winners.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: January 6, 2007, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                Quick Picks are a waste (Yes is my vote). If any of my tickets don't win anything, I use the back of the lotto ticket to write down the current winning numbers until the paper runs out.

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                  Posted: January 6, 2007, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

                  Considering that I and a few other co-workers just spent $200 on quick picks for Mega last night and did horrible...I voted yes!  But I read the comment about a losing ticket being a losing ticket no matter how the numbers were derived and I have to agree with that.

                  Happily embracing my abundance daily! Big Smile

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                    Posted: January 6, 2007, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                    Considering that I and a few other co-workers just spent $200 on quick picks for Mega last night and did horrible...I voted yes!  But I read the comment about a losing ticket being a losing ticket no matter how the numbers were derived and I have to agree with that.

                    After reading your post, I feel better about the $20 I spent playing my own picks and winning nothing.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: January 6, 2007, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                      I guess that I am lucky, most of my wins come from qps

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                        Posted: January 6, 2007, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                        I win on quickpicks or my own numbers

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                          Posted: January 6, 2007, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                          Have won millions buying quick picks.

                          Took annuity too.

                          Oo'Ka

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                            Posted: January 7, 2007, 11:51 am - IP Logged

                            Quick Picks aren't a waste. The numbers are chosen at random on the Quick Pick, and so are lottery results. However, I do play my own numbers.

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                              Posted: January 7, 2007, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

                              Here we go again!!  So far I've played 2 of my own for about 12 years and added 2 more a few years ago, and I buy a couple of quickpicks now and then. I shouldn't, but sometimes I'm foolish enough to believe I really have a chance of winning a jackpot.  The $5.50 I won (3 out of 6) on Wed was from a quickpick, so I took that $5.50 and added 50 cents and played my 4 and added 2 quickpicks for a total of $6.  I got 4 out of 6 (won $75) with one of my own selections.  So on Wed my QPs weren't a waste and on Sat they were. 

                              All lottery tickets, especially jackpot games, are a complete waste of money - until you hit the big one or even 5 out of 6. Then you get all your "investment" back....and a lot more!!