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Would you like the option of having "Partial QP's"? (Hey Todd)

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Would you like the option of having "Partial QP's"?

Excellent Idea! [ 11 ]  [68.75%]
Nah, bad idea. [ 5 ]  [31.25%]
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Posted: March 26, 2007, 9:37 am - IP Logged

Wintariofan just made a good point about partial quickpicks.  Would you guys like it if the big JP games like MM and PB had partial qp options on the betslip?  Lets say like you pick one or two numbers out of 5 and the bonus ball and the green machine picks the rest.  Or you pick 5 numbers and have the green machine pick the bonus ball.

Would you guys like that?  Any chance of this ever happening Todd? 

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    Posted: March 26, 2007, 10:05 am - IP Logged

    Can't say about other states, only FL.  So I didn't check one of the choices.  I always play my personal numbers, but occasionally get a QP by asking for a QP or using a card. If I use a card, sometimes I only check QP, but sometimes I choose a number or 2. If I only fill in 2 numbers, the terminal at the store will fill in the other 4. 

    Of course, you also have to check the QP box for this to work. 

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      Posted: March 26, 2007, 10:07 am - IP Logged

      Can't say about other states, only FL.  So I didn't check one of the choices.  I always play my personal numbers, but occasionally get a QP by asking for a QP or using a card. If I use a card, sometimes I only check QP, but sometimes I choose a number or 2. If I only fill in 2 numbers, the terminal at the store will fill in the other 4. 

      Of course, you also have to check the QP box for this to work. 

      Maybe they already have this.  I'll have to try it out today.

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        Posted: March 26, 2007, 10:18 am - IP Logged

        It works in GA.  I've been doing that for a while where I'll pick 1 or 2 numbers and I check QP and the machine picks the rest.  Also works on Win for Life & Fantasy 5.

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          Posted: March 26, 2007, 10:26 am - IP Logged

          In Ohio when playing MegaMillions, you had the choice of filling in the 5 regular numbers and/or the bonus number and let the terminal do both and/or one.

          In Indiana when playing PowerBall, you had the choice of filling in all or part of either group and the terminal will fill in the rest.

          I'm thinking that's true in other states where I've played PB too.

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            Posted: March 26, 2007, 10:28 am - IP Logged

            Wintariofan just made a good point about partial quickpicks.  Would you guys like it if the big JP games like MM and PB had partial qp options on the betslip?  Lets say like you pick one or two numbers out of 5 and the bonus ball and the green machine picks the rest.  Or you pick 5 numbers and have the green machine pick the bonus ball.

            Would you guys like that?  Any chance of this ever happening Todd? 

            Well anyone living in or near Indiana can already do this...Indiana offers this feature of either full or partial QPs on Powerball as the one QP box covers the field of 5 and the Powerball.  This allows one to play their two or three "gotta play" numbers and let the computer pick the rest.  Maybe this explains why Indiana has had more Powerball winners than Wisconsin and (I believe) Iowa.  I don't know about the other states.  Heck, Indiana even had an occurence a few years ago where someone hit the big jackpot and then within the span of the next two weeks two other players won the jackpot as well.  That is why with Indiana's state lotto jackpot being high enough to justify an hour and a half drive I put in my Powerball picks their as well instead of Wisconsin which is only a 15 minute drive away for me.  Yep, yep I am a big jackpot chaser...the way I figure it is that when i eventually win, I want the cash value to be sufficient enough for me to not feel guilty "blowing" at least $1M on a few exotic luxury cars (no I am not talking about a BMW or even Mercedes...try Bentley, Maserati, Maybach for starters) and totally GQ my wardrobe as well as a few common things like completely renovating my home.  That is why I refuse to throw even a buck after pick 3, pick 4, or low state lotto jackpots.  Anyway, getting back to the topic...if you live in or near Indiana, this option is available there.

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              Posted: March 26, 2007, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

              That's a good idea. Thanks y'all, I'll have to try that today. I will post tomorrow if it works or not in south carolina.

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                Posted: March 26, 2007, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

                New York does the same with Mega Millions, pick as many or as few numbers as you'd like.

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                  Posted: March 26, 2007, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                  That's a good idea. Thanks y'all, I'll have to try that today. I will post tomorrow if it works or not in south carolina.

                  It should be explained on the back of the bet slip, it is in Ohio and Indiana.

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                    Posted: March 26, 2007, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

                    Tn.'s betslips will do it......I've been doing it for mabey a year,  not every time though.    PB and State lotto 5

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                      Posted: March 26, 2007, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

                      On PB you just pick the numbers that you want to play and select for the machine to pick the rest and there you have it. Works for me every time. Pick pb no. qp the rest or pick 2 wb and quick the rest or play your 5 wb qp pb no.

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                        Posted: March 26, 2007, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

                        All of Lottery Post's wheels will already let you do this.  I can't think of any other practical use for partial Quick Picks, so my answer is that it already exists.

                         

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                          Posted: March 26, 2007, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                          I wouldn't necessarily say it's a bad idea, but there isn't a "what's the point?" option.

                          Seriously, why would somebody pick a few numbers on their own and then let the machine pick the rest? I can't imagine that anybody thinks that a partial QP will give them an edge, and whatever your criteria might be for picking some of the numbers, why is it a problem to pick the rest?

                          The only reasons I can really see for using QP is if you're buying so any tickets that  picking numbers and filling out the slips is too much work, or possibly if you only play now and then and don't want to risk having standard numbers that could win when you don't play them. 

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                            Posted: March 26, 2007, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

                            I wouldn't necessarily say it's a bad idea, but there isn't a "what's the point?" option.

                            Seriously, why would somebody pick a few numbers on their own and then let the machine pick the rest? I can't imagine that anybody thinks that a partial QP will give them an edge, and whatever your criteria might be for picking some of the numbers, why is it a problem to pick the rest?

                            The only reasons I can really see for using QP is if you're buying so any tickets that  picking numbers and filling out the slips is too much work, or possibly if you only play now and then and don't want to risk having standard numbers that could win when you don't play them. 

                            I say it would be a good idea if your at the store and you think of 2 numbers you just have to play but disregard them beacause you can't think/feel ther 3+1.  With this, i'd just fill out the 2 and let the green machine pick the rest.  Thats the only practical use I could see for it.

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                              Posted: March 27, 2007, 1:30 am - IP Logged

                              I tried it today in NJ and it didn't work for MM.

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