|Posted: January 1, 2010, 1:53 am - IP Logged|
No winner tonight, the stats above were the final for 2009.
Here's the results for 2008, 2009, and combined:
These were the 2008 results:
120 QP 82.19%
91 PS 62.32%
(includes shared jackpots)
2008 was a leap year. So in 366 days jackpots were paid out 146 times or every 2.506 days
82.19% of the jackpot winners were QP
62.32% were player's selections, or PS
365 drawings, 157 jackpots, a hit every 2.32 days.
132 QP 84.07%
87 PS 55.41%
Total jackpot money paid out to date: $33,295,000
Two years combined
252 QP 83.16%
178 PS 58.74%
Anyone who insists that quick picks don't hit as often as player's picks needs to pick a game and track it.
I think two years worth of results is pretty conclusive.
Anyone who wants the results daily can go to the Illinois Lottery website and subscribe to an e-mail for them and have them sent, or just get them on the website every night.
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
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.