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Which Quick Pick is better?

State computer generated quick picks [ 13 ]  [48.15%]
Lottery Post quick picks [ 6 ]  [22.22%]
Picking numbers out of a jar [ 4 ]  [14.81%]
Lottery software quick picks [ 4 ]  [14.81%]
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stephi's avatar - winifrid
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Posted: March 19, 2007, 9:24 am - IP Logged

Just wondering what y'all think is the best choice and what y'all think of picking numbers out of a jar. And if anyone has tried LP picks and how do they do? Thank you.

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    Posted: March 19, 2007, 11:16 am - IP Logged

    On the Powerball website FAQ's they have a question about Quick Picks, and the answer is 70 -80% of all ticket sales are QP's, and 70-80% of sinners are QP's.

    As it says on the site, "See anything there?" (or something like that).

    Think about this- only a quick pick issued by the lottery with QP after the numbers is going to be cinsidered a quick pick - so if you have some other means you use to pick numbers, but fill those numbers in on a playslip, statistically, that is not a quick pick.

    So theorhetically, at least, even a higher number of quick picks win than the statistics tell us.

    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: March 19, 2007, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

      Dang, did it again, (must be a Freudian slip or something!) - Thudthat's 70-80% of winners, not sinners.

      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: March 20, 2007, 8:51 am - IP Logged

        Picking out of a jar. I've had some real doozies for quick picks before so I'd rather do that. And I have!

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          Posted: March 20, 2007, 9:11 am - IP Logged

          Well notwithstanding the statistical data, it is obvious from the recent winners of the record Mega Millions jackpot and the recent Powerball winners from Oregon, Iowa, Minnesota, Arizona, and Wisconsin that the state computer generated QPs is the way to go.  From hence forth, I shall play 3 QPs for every own pick so as to "increase" my chances of winning the jackpot.  What ratio do you play...?

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            Posted: March 20, 2007, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

            Just wondering what y'all think is the best choice and what y'all think of picking numbers out of a jar. And if anyone has tried LP picks and how do they do? Thank you.

            You can pick 'em out of a jar, or use a deck of cards. As good as anything.

            As to LP QPs, it so happens that for fun for the last two months, I had the LP RNG generate 150 QPs for me.  Then, using only last-digit-sums (i.e. 24 and 14 are both "4") I took the first five of each sum, put them on a sheet.  I just followed them in my state only. (wasn't betting them, just having fun) In February, for the month, it hit 12 boxes and 5 straights.  I then did the same thing again for March. So far, as of today's upcoming draw, the March sheet 2 straights and 6 boxes in 19 draws.

            The problem isn't getting the hits, even if its not "all states" (just my state)...the problem is in figuring out which ones will hit and when. But that's pretty much the same problem you have if you don't use QPs.

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              stephi's avatar - winifrid
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              Posted: March 21, 2007, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

              thank you everyone. I get quick picks and I don't like the selections so I was thinking of picking out of a jar or maybe I should just switch stores.

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                Posted: March 21, 2007, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

                thank you everyone. I get quick picks and I don't like the selections so I was thinking of picking out of a jar or maybe I should just switch stores.

                Switching stores isn't going to change anything. A quick pick is exactly that, a quick pick. If you really really want to increase your odds(by a lot too), learn C++ and make your own software. Visual Basic would be easier to learn, and you can improve your odds with it as well, but if you're looking to improve your odds by millions and millions, then you want code that will execute very fast. Some of my filters require so much speed, I had to convert my program to C++ because my VB program would stop responding.

                Gonna win.Big Smile

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                  Posted: March 24, 2007, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                  I have a system I use on draw days...

                  During math, I have students to pick a number between  1-39 for lotto five.  Of course I dont tell them it is for lotto 5.. I just have them to put a number at the top of the paper ...

                  Then we chart the numbers on the board to see if we have any duliplicates..

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                    Posted: March 24, 2007, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                    I have my own set of real lottery balls that I use.  Seriously, they were given to me about 5 years ago from friends at OLG.   Rarely, do I use them, since I don't have a $90,000 lottery machine and wouldn't want to ruin them.   But , I have gone to the laundry room after hours in my building and done a draw in the huge dryers.  Low heat cycles, don't want rubber burning.  It was like the real thing.  LOL :)    I now use that one selection I picked for each Lotto 649 draw.

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                      Posted: March 25, 2007, 2:06 am - IP Logged

                      I invite 52 people over.  We each wear a number and play musical chairs until only 6 people are left.

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                        Posted: March 25, 2007, 2:30 am - IP Logged

                        I invite 52 people over.  We each wear a number and play musical chairs until only 6 people are left.

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                        Thats too funny! I like quick picks myself. I heard once that computer generated quick picks are so accurate (or close) because they are drawn from the database history based on that state. So if your lottery has been around long enough to have say 20 or 30 years worth of history, then the quick pick is based on the trends over that period of time. Many, many times my QP's are two of the three numbers that come out either that draw or within a few draws. This is what I've heard, but it sort of makes sense! Also goes along with all the QP winners on the jackpots. If the QP's are based on history/trends, then it would make sense that it would give you numbers that are due to hit. I guess it's all about timing too!

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                          Thats too funny! I like quick picks myself. I heard once that computer generated quick picks are so accurate (or close) because they are drawn from the database history based on that state. So if your lottery has been around long enough to have say 20 or 30 years worth of history, then the quick pick is based on the trends over that period of time. Many, many times my QP's are two of the three numbers that come out either that draw or within a few draws. This is what I've heard, but it sort of makes sense! Also goes along with all the QP winners on the jackpots. If the QP's are based on history/trends, then it would make sense that it would give you numbers that are due to hit. I guess it's all about timing too!

                          Whoever told you that was making up a wild story.  Here is a good place to start reading: http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/152732/793050

                           

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                            Posted: March 25, 2007, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

                            I have my own set of real lottery balls that I use.  Seriously, they were given to me about 5 years ago from friends at OLG.   Rarely, do I use them, since I don't have a $90,000 lottery machine and wouldn't want to ruin them.   But , I have gone to the laundry room after hours in my building and done a draw in the huge dryers.  Low heat cycles, don't want rubber burning.  It was like the real thing.  LOL :)    I now use that one selection I picked for each Lotto 649 draw.

                             Oh my numbers would hit so much oftener

                            if I could only get them to do the drawing with fabric softener  

                            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.

                              stephi's avatar - winifrid
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                              Posted: March 25, 2007, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

                              Wintariofan said "I have my own set of real lottery balls that I use.  Seriously, they were given to me about 5 years ago from friends at OLG.  Rarely, do I use them, since I don't have a $90,000 lottery machine and wouldn't want to ruin them.  But , I have gone to the laundry room after hours in my building and done a draw in the huge dryers.  Low heat cycles, don't want rubber burning.  It was like the real thing.  LOL :)    I now use that one selection I picked for each Lotto 649 draw."

                              I like that, that sounds fun. I have little colorful soft rubber balls for my kitty. I could just write numbers on them and do the same thing. I pretty well play for fun and like to find fun ways to pick numbers that will work just as good or better than qps.