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kjs703's avatar - batman08
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Posted: May 14, 2008, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

Well for various reasons, I have simply did 10 dollar quick picks for the last three draws. 

That means I have had the lottery select my ten lines of numbers for me.

The last three draws – I had no number what-so-ever…..

So based on these dismal results …. I have decided to try this….

Purchase another ten dollar quick pick for the next drawing…. And then

Select another ten lines by hand – ensuring none of the numbers on the quick pick ticket

Are on the hand selected ticket lines………

IF the ten line quick pick ticket again has such dismal results ….

Wouldn’t that mean my hand selected lines have better odds?

 

Anyone want to comment on this approach? 

Any math majors want to comment on the improved odds (if any)

of at least having some matching number?

Thanks

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    Posted: May 14, 2008, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

    No doubt you will match some numbers that way, but will you get enough for a prize in one line?

     

     

    I don't see this as a very profitable "system".

     

    I usually just pick 2 lines of numbers on my own and get 3 QP's with that. The quick picks having no influence on my picked numbers.

      Raven62's avatar - binary
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      Posted: May 14, 2008, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

      LOL! Sounds like a Good Idea: Go For It!

      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

        ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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        Posted: May 14, 2008, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

        Well, you never know, it could work. Please post to see how you do.

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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          Posted: May 14, 2008, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

          I tried this before in TN.  Didn't do too well.

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            Posted: May 14, 2008, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

            Playing the lottery is suppose to be entertaining.  If you enjoy picking numbers that or any other way then as least you'll have fun even if you win nothing.  Good luck. Wink

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: May 15, 2008, 2:37 am - IP Logged

              @kjs703: The hand-picked numbers will have better odds, but without knowing the game you're referring to, and how many numbers are on the no-match tickets (this will actually vary from drawing to drawing), we can't tell you what the new-and-improved odds are.

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                kjs703's avatar - batman08
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                Posted: May 15, 2008, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

                The Game I am refering to is MEGA Millions   56/46

                I generally do not worry about mega ball (ie. quick pick)

                 

                Well, I have done it -- Yesterday I purchased a ten line quick pick for Mega....

                Today i purchased the 12 numbers which were missing on that quick pick

                (five lines) -- i chicken out doing ten lines that way....

                Friday drawing ... keep everyone informed.....

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                  Posted: May 15, 2008, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                  Well for various reasons, I have simply did 10 dollar quick picks for the last three draws. 

                  That means I have had the lottery select my ten lines of numbers for me.

                  The last three draws – I had no number what-so-ever…..

                  So based on these dismal results …. I have decided to try this….

                  Purchase another ten dollar quick pick for the next drawing…. And then

                  Select another ten lines by hand – ensuring none of the numbers on the quick pick ticket

                  Are on the hand selected ticket lines………

                  IF the ten line quick pick ticket again has such dismal results ….

                  Wouldn’t that mean my hand selected lines have better odds?

                   

                  Anyone want to comment on this approach? 

                  Any math majors want to comment on the improved odds (if any)

                  of at least having some matching number?

                  Thanks

                  A test had been done at rec.lottery,and it shows that randonness beats human picks for the most part of time.

                  If you only play 10 bucks,its better to use random ones,as most jackpots are won in 10 bucks.

                  A mature lottery pool at least needs constant investment of 250 bucks per time for 10 rounds,and may get a second prize.

                  Hans

                    kjs703's avatar - batman08
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                    Posted: May 17, 2008, 10:21 am - IP Logged

                    Well I said I would post the results.....

                    Congrats to all the winners this go around .... and no was not me!

                    Believe it or Not.....

                    My ten dollar quick pick for this go around had all five numbers on it (WB)....

                    Go figure - as I said before the previous times had no number -- this time all

                    five appear on this one ticket.... but NOT on the same line .... so quick pick ticket

                    had no wins.... So my five dollar selection ticket ... drum roll please .....

                    won two dollars .... I match no numbers since I selected only those numbers not on

                    the ten dollar quick pick ... but I did decide since I was selecting numbers to pick my

                    Mega ball as well ..... and I did 15, 26, 32, 46 ... and look 26 came up again.....

                    Guess the system rates a failure!

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                    On another note.... yes, I budget my ticket purchases and doubt I will purchase more than $20 at one time .... I do not have hundreds to spend on a per draw bases....  so no I will not b spend $250 per draw.

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                      Posted: May 17, 2008, 11:25 am - IP Logged

                      The Game I am refering to is MEGA Millions   56/46

                      I generally do not worry about mega ball (ie. quick pick)

                       

                      Well, I have done it -- Yesterday I purchased a ten line quick pick for Mega....

                      Today i purchased the 12 numbers which were missing on that quick pick

                      (five lines) -- i chicken out doing ten lines that way....

                      Friday drawing ... keep everyone informed.....

                      OK. Grabbing 10 quick picks of the RNG gave me 34 unique numbers. Subtracting 34 from 56, = 22.

                      So (very big) if all 5 of your winners come from the 22 numbers not in your typical 10 QPs then you're left with '1 in 22c5' odds.

                      22c5 = 26,334 combos

                      In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
                      Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.