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# Where to put quick picks on a playslip?

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 Posted: March 14, 2007, 10:10 am - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

I am new to the forums and I am sure this question has been asked a million times.  On a Mega Millions playslip, let's say you picked three sets of numbers, where would you place your quick picks?  First, last or somewhere in between?  I look forward to your responses.  BTW, I have noticed that if I make the last two plays quick picks, I get alot of repeated numbers from what I personally picked.

Dawn

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 Posted: March 14, 2007, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

I am new to the forums and I am sure this question has been asked a million times.  On a Mega Millions playslip, let's say you picked three sets of numbers, where would you place your quick picks?  First, last or somewhere in between?  I look forward to your responses.  BTW, I have noticed that if I make the last two plays quick picks, I get alot of repeated numbers from what I personally picked.

Dawn

According to what I have read in the past, quick picks are generated by an algorithm in the machine that uses previously selected numbers as seeds and the current time to generate "random" numbers.  So basically, what numbers you select before will affect the quick picks you play after.

Here is what I do when I play numbers.

If I play 3 sets of numbers selected by me, I put the first set of my selected numbers on line 1(or A in some states).  I let line 2 be quick picks and I keep on alternating.  You could also choose to allow quick picks on line 1 if you dont want the first quick pick to be affected by the numbers you're playing.

If I play only 1 set of numbers selected by me, I let the first line be quick picks, second line to have my selected numbers, and I play one additional quick pick on line 3.  I do this because I don't want any "what if" questions to linger in my mind.  This way, I get a quick pick completely unaffected by my selected numbers and a quick pick which IS affected by my selected numbers.

All this is based on the reasoning that quick picks are based on an algorithm that is dependent on time (when you buy the tickets) and the numbers selected on the machine before you buy your numbers.

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 Posted: March 14, 2007, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

Well, I just looked at my  QP PB tickets and compared them to my number pool that I used on my "picked" tickets.  I purchased 10 selected tickets first, then 10 qp.  The first 5 lines of the qp immediatley follwing my selected numbers had almost 3 of "my" selected numbers mixed on every line.  The second 5 of those QP's only had an average of 1 of my numbers in each line.

I suspect the next 5 would most likely had just 1 or none of my selected numbers on each line.  I'll try that theory out next time I go up there.

I usually don't spend that much on tickets but \$12 of them were "free".  I cashed in a \$7 dollar winning ticket and pooled 5 bucks with a colleague.  So I only spent about \$10 bucks out of my pocket.

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 Posted: March 14, 2007, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

I am new to the forums and I am sure this question has been asked a million times.  On a Mega Millions playslip, let's say you picked three sets of numbers, where would you place your quick picks?  First, last or somewhere in between?  I look forward to your responses.  BTW, I have noticed that if I make the last two plays quick picks, I get alot of repeated numbers from what I personally picked.

Dawn

Repeated numbers are not necessarily a bad thing. It's a game where numbers are chosen at random. Each set has just as much chance of happening as another. Being so, it doesn't really matter where you put the quick picks.

Gonna win.

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 Posted: March 14, 2007, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

Thanks for the info.  I just played \$3 on the Win For Life game.  The first 2 plays, I chose the numbers.  The 3rd play, I did a quick pick.  My quick pick had 4 of the 6 numbers that were on my first play!  Unbelievable!!!!!!!  I think I will spread them out or put them as my first couple of plays.

Thanks again for the replies!!!!!!!!

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 Posted: March 14, 2007, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

Thanks for the info.  I just played \$3 on the Win For Life game.  The first 2 plays, I chose the numbers.  The 3rd play, I did a quick pick.  My quick pick had 4 of the 6 numbers that were on my first play!  Unbelievable!!!!!!!  I think I will spread them out or put them as my first couple of plays.

Thanks again for the replies!!!!!!!!

consider yourself lucky. I try to get quickpicks that will spin off from my numbers. Never works. I think the computers generate a spinoff somewhere else than my state. I never get anything that remotely resembles my numbers.

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