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Posted: July 15, 2008, 4:46 am - IP Logged

There's a lot of talk about quick picks, and how it's the "no brainer" system. I saw someone even call it a waste of money. I don't know the statistics in other states, but in Florida more than half the winning tickets for Lotto, Mega Money, and Fantasy 5 have been quick picks after the games were changed to a larger matrix. I like those odds.

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    Posted: July 15, 2008, 4:54 am - IP Logged

    There's a lot of talk about quick picks, and how it's the "no brainer" system. I saw someone even call it a waste of money. I don't know the statistics in other states, but in Florida more than half the winning tickets for Lotto, Mega Money, and Fantasy 5 have been quick picks after the games were changed to a larger matrix. I like those odds.

    I agree...If you have an effective system use it.  But increase your odds by purchasing quick picks.  I also find that purchasing the quick picks early in the am yields better results.

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      Posted: July 15, 2008, 11:07 am - IP Logged

      There's a lot of talk about quick picks, and how it's the "no brainer" system. I saw someone even call it a waste of money. I don't know the statistics in other states, but in Florida more than half the winning tickets for Lotto, Mega Money, and Fantasy 5 have been quick picks after the games were changed to a larger matrix. I like those odds.

      Do some research:    65% of all winners are QP's, and about 70% of all sales are QP's, so that goes hand-in-hand.

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        Posted: July 15, 2008, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

        I have nothing against playing quick picks. Your odds are increased with every ticket you buy. Not by much, but some nonetheless.

        Gonna win.Big Smile

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          Posted: July 15, 2008, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

          There's a lot of talk about quick picks, and how it's the "no brainer" system. I saw someone even call it a waste of money. I don't know the statistics in other states, but in Florida more than half the winning tickets for Lotto, Mega Money, and Fantasy 5 have been quick picks after the games were changed to a larger matrix. I like those odds.

          I also have nothing against quick picks. I have actually won more money with qp's then with my own so far, but I still like choosing my own numbers.

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

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            Posted: July 15, 2008, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

            It's nice to mix a few qp's in with my own numbers.

            love to nibble those micey feet.

             

                                         

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              I do both, though I have been playing more qp's than my own pick. I think that maybe I'm too damn lazy to grab a slip and mark my picks lol. But in just my opinion, I would have more luck with qp's. I've become the queen of $2.00 or $3.00 wins lately with my qp lotto and MM.  I would NEVER come up with some of the wacky sets of numbers actually drawn.  Ever look at a qp and say "I?...WHAT THE?!........WHO?!! I CAN'T WIN WITH THESE KAKAMAMEE NUMBERS!!!"  I totally agree with one LP player who said "the only bad set of numbers is the one that wins me nothing at all".....or something to that effect.  My proof?  Washington Lotto numbers drawn just the other day...by the way, I bought $3.00 worth and won nothing..shucks.Disapprove

               

              "Kakamamee" numbers drawn that I would of never thought of:

               

              15,16,17,18,41,48

              So.....don't knock your qp's till after the drawing....ya just never know...............those "kakamamee" numbers can make you a "kakamamee" millionaire!

               

              Is kakamamee even a word? my dad used to use it when i was little..when he couldn't remember what something was and he was gettig frusterated..."hand me that kakamamee thing over there so i can fix this dang kakamamee thing so your mom will stop yelling at me about it!" now i know i'm getting old.

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                Posted: July 16, 2008, 3:39 am - IP Logged

                Speaking of qp's....

                I'm checking my out of state tix, and I just realized I got 3 out of 5 plus the mega ball in the July 4th Mega Millions drawing.

                $150 on a qp!!

                "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                  Posted: July 16, 2008, 7:15 am - IP Logged

                  I do both, though I have been playing more qp's than my own pick. I think that maybe I'm too damn lazy to grab a slip and mark my picks lol. But in just my opinion, I would have more luck with qp's. I've become the queen of $2.00 or $3.00 wins lately with my qp lotto and MM.  I would NEVER come up with some of the wacky sets of numbers actually drawn.  Ever look at a qp and say "I?...WHAT THE?!........WHO?!! I CAN'T WIN WITH THESE KAKAMAMEE NUMBERS!!!"  I totally agree with one LP player who said "the only bad set of numbers is the one that wins me nothing at all".....or something to that effect.  My proof?  Washington Lotto numbers drawn just the other day...by the way, I bought $3.00 worth and won nothing..shucks.Disapprove

                   

                  "Kakamamee" numbers drawn that I would of never thought of:

                   

                  15,16,17,18,41,48

                  So.....don't knock your qp's till after the drawing....ya just never know...............those "kakamamee" numbers can make you a "kakamamee" millionaire!

                   

                  Is kakamamee even a word? my dad used to use it when i was little..when he couldn't remember what something was and he was gettig frusterated..."hand me that kakamamee thing over there so i can fix this dang kakamamee thing so your mom will stop yelling at me about it!" now i know i'm getting old.

                  Kamikaze: One of many Japanese pilots of World War II who used their planes as flying bombs by flying themselves and their planes into their designated target.

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                    Posted: July 16, 2008, 8:04 am - IP Logged

                    That's Kakameyme not Kamikaze. IIRC it's originally a Yiddish word that means crazy or something like that but became sort of popular in certain areas of the country back in the day.

                     

                    Anyway, the thing with QP/EP is that they're at least in some way random, people tend to have a problem with real randomness, which is at least in part why so many people pick patterns or use numbers of significance, though those do tend to win once in awhile. So many picks are quick picks and maybe since the overwhelming percentage of them are it does give them the higher chance of hitting more often too. They're just as good as a self picked group of numbers, except for when it comes to the fact that machines don't care what numbers were previously drawn so you can't eliminate the ones which are more likely not to come up again. You could buy a ticket today that matches the winning numbers of the last drawing and it'll almost certainly have no chance of being a winner. At least with the human factor you can eliminate things such as that IF you put the time into it. Of course the average person won't and their picked numbers are just going to be guesses and they'll likely at the very least, stay away from combinations that are preceived to be more unlikely, such as consecutive numbers.

                    You can't predict random.

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                      Posted: July 16, 2008, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                      when you all pick qp's....how do you usually do it?  not asking for secrets, just an idea.  do you pick numbers from an old ticket?  do you use birth DATES?  let the number just come to you? numbers in a fortune cookie?  the reason i'm asking is when i pick numbers myself in a shall we say 'it just came to me" kind of way..I look back on the numbers i have just picked and it resembles like a single digit...tens..twenties..thirties...fourties...fifties   (5,14,23,38,44,51)  and I can't help but look at it and say "nah thats not right...wouldn't go that way"  The fact is I would never come up with the numbers if say they were to be something like 3,8,24,25,28,55.  I don't think I would pick 3 to be in the twenties is what i'm saying.  I guess I'm thinking too much again lol.  But i'm just saying I have a better chance of winning something if I pay for my qp..leave the store cussing because I "hate my numbers" and find out later that evening that I've won some money with those "bad" numbers.

                      maybe its just me the numbers aren't attracted to lol but i like my qp's.

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                        Posted: July 16, 2008, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                        Speaking of qp's....

                        I'm checking my out of state tix, and I just realized I got 3 out of 5 plus the mega ball in the July 4th Mega Millions drawing.

                        $150 on a qp!!

                        I haven't posted here before but was reading it and just wanted to say that I won $269 with a cash 5 ticket that was qp in NC not too long ago.....I had 4 out of 5 numbers right......was I ever shocked...seems I win more with qp's in cash 5 than if I pick them but I win more with pick 3 if I pick them....go figure.

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                          Lets think about this.  The QP is responsible for probably 80% of the jackpots and or winning tickets.  Probably because 98% of the players will ask for them.  Not hard to realize that is why so many lottery players will just say QP.  If 98% chose their own #s that is where the winners would be found.  God bless and good luck. 

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                            Posted: July 19, 2008, 2:39 am - IP Logged

                            How dio you know most people are buying qp's?

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                              Posted: July 19, 2008, 3:09 am - IP Logged

                              The lottery commissions know what if you're choosing a easy/quick pick or your own numbers, I'm sure that info has been released before.

                              You can't predict random.