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Should the lottery offer "Hot Picks"...

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Posted: April 3, 2007, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

I first saw this on a free lottery website....It had three options you could choose your numbers...YOu had: "quick picks", you had "choose your own numbers" and you had "hot picks"....Guys i don't mean displaying a website with what's hot and what's cold numbers..I mean selecting the "hot numbers or more frequently played numbers for that particular month", wheeling them and offering them to the public as a "hot pick" option...The hot picks would be less combinations than the quick pick for quick picks would be all the combinations but randomly selected by the computer...

So my question to you is: Do you think the lottery should offer "hot picks" for mega millions/PB and pick5/6 games? I think they should...What do you think...?

This just made me think of why people call quick pick, "computer picks", this is wrong, for the computer doesn't select your numbers, they are randomly chosen from the beggining combination to the end combinations...I mean the machine selects it for you but is not as if the computer search the best possible combination just for you....

Each month the hot picks would change...

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    Posted: April 3, 2007, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

    No, the offer implies all sorts of things the lottery could be sued for.
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      Posted: April 4, 2007, 11:10 am - IP Logged

      Pumpi in a sense of the word hot picks they do in a round about way when you click on statistics in the mega million or powerball windows they give you a list of the most drawn numbers this is very similar to free lotto hot picks.

      the only difference is free lotto provides it in one click and mega million and powerball you have to do some ground work.

      I agree with Bobp about the complications.

      suppose millions of people chose hot pick and it were to win you might be lucky to walk away with 10 bucks.

      I've tried the hot pick numbers on free lotto but i always modify them. As far as i know hot picks have never won a top tier prize on free lotto.

      Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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        Posted: April 4, 2007, 11:24 am - IP Logged

        No. Say they did,would YOU play them? How many of us would? Haha,if anything,we'd play everything BUT their listed "hot numbers." Who would assume the lottery would give us the right ones? They don't want us to win,right? Feels like it sometimes,anyway.

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          Posted: April 4, 2007, 11:55 am - IP Logged

          No, definitely not.  Many people would not play the hot numbers, but many would play them.  Suppose the hot numbers did hit... a bigger jackpot split many ways is not much of a jackpot.  Plus there would be many smaller prizes hit and the commission paying out a ton of money just for those smaller prizes.  That's "IF" those hot numbers hit. 

          The whole idea is to win, but it's a business.  I think they'd lose money.

          Keep it simple 

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            Posted: April 4, 2007, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

            According to the lotteries all the winning numbers are picked randomly and have the same chance of coming up every drawing so there aren't any hot or cold numbers as far as they are concerned, if they offered hot picks they would be suggesting something different.  If a player thinks some numbers are hotter than others or some are over due to come up then he has the option of filling out a play-slip and playing those numbers.  If a player wants to better his odds of winning he has the option of buying more tickets.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: April 4, 2007, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

              pumpi here's your hot picks for mega.

               

              First Five Numbers
              Sorted by Times Drawn
              #Times
              Drawn
              % of
              Drawings
              % of
              Draws
              Last
              Drawn
              252714.51%2.9%3/27/2007
              072513.44%2.68%3/20/2007
              362513.44%2.68%3/16/2007
              532412.9%2.58%3/30/2007
              142312.36%2.47%3/2/2007

               

               

              here's your hot picks for powerball

               

              First Five Numbers
              Sorted by Times Drawn
              #Times
              Drawn
              % of
              Drawings
              % of
              Draws
              Last
              Drawn
              355611.96%2.39%3/28/2007
              505611.96%2.39%1/17/2007
              485411.53%2.3%3/24/2007
              175311.32%2.26%3/17/2007
              265311.32%2.26%2/14/2007