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Posted: March 8, 2007, 11:15 am - IP Logged

Does anyone know if any website has info if either jackpot winner or any of the 43 2nd prize winners used quick pick? I'm interested to see how often quick pick has a winner? Or even is this info available since so many states are involved? No Pity!

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    Posted: March 8, 2007, 11:18 am - IP Logged

    <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

    Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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      Posted: March 8, 2007, 11:18 am - IP Logged

      That info is in the news story posted on LP.  He used QPs. (10)

       

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        Posted: March 8, 2007, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

        How many of 2 winners used QP is meaningless. For a long time lotteries have been reporting that about 60 to 70% of the winners used QP's and the same percentage of sales are QP's.

        If the lotteries  care to look they know everything there is to know about the sale of every combination that was sold. Where it was bought, when it was bought, how many other combinations were on the same ticket, and if that ticket was sold in the same transaction as the ticket(s) printed before or after. The only question is how closely they look (I'm guessing the marketing department looks pretty closely), how much the multi-state lotteries combine the data from each state, and how much they make readily available to the public.

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          Posted: March 8, 2007, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

          How many of 2 winners used QP is meaningless. For a long time lotteries have been reporting that about 60 to 70% of the winners used QP's and the same percentage of sales are QP's.

          If the lotteries  care to look they know everything there is to know about the sale of every combination that was sold. Where it was bought, when it was bought, how many other combinations were on the same ticket, and if that ticket was sold in the same transaction as the ticket(s) printed before or after. The only question is how closely they look (I'm guessing the marketing department looks pretty closely), how much the multi-state lotteries combine the data from each state, and how much they make readily available to the public.

          Yeah, it's kind of a joke, really.

          I made a simple inquiry awhile back asking  'How many tickets are bought that are WB 1-2-3-4-5 and PB 6 ?', and they told me they don't have that information. 

          I could see where they don't want to get into answering questions about certain number combos being sold, but I thought 1-2-3-4-5 and 6 was more of a human interest story, I know I've read that they sell quite a few of that combo as 'one set is as good as any other' (which we all know is not true, in a certain sense). 

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            Posted: March 9, 2007, 12:48 am - IP Logged

            "We don't have that information"  is true even if "we don't have that information handy but could get it easily enough" is also true.

            If NJ sold over 20 million tickets and knew in less than half an hour that they sold a winner we can assume at least one of a few things is true 1. They've either got a very fast computer, or 2. the entry for the winning ticket was somewhere towards the beginning of the database, or 3. the database can be searched without starting at the beginning.  #2 suggests that either the winning ticket was bought early (or late if the order is reversed) or the database is already sorted in some fashion.  #3 would also suggest that the database is already sorted numerically when sales close. I'd hope they're using  state of the art equipment that would be fast, and it just makes sense that the database would be sorted on the fly as tickets are sold, and possibly split into  categories, such as mega ball or first number. That all means that it should also be pretty easy for them to check on the more obvious combinations such as 1,2,3,4,5 and 5,10,15,20,25, diagonal patterns, etc. It's entirely possible that they don't consider that info to be useful and therefore don't track it (making the claim about not having the info true), but it should be fairly easy to check if they wanted.

            In the early 80's NY was definitely paying attention to such things. Over 10,000 people were playing the diagonal pattern starting with #1 and dropping down 1 and over 1 on every drawing and the lottery took out newspaper ads telling people to stop doing it.

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              Posted: March 9, 2007, 1:55 am - IP Logged

              I can search the PB database and get a reply back in about 7 seconds... so I would imagine they can too, with more details.