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DC81's avatar - batman39
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Posted: April 13, 2009, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

Another thing I have noticed is when purchasing multiple quick-picks.

 I usually get repeats or simliar trends.

 

For example if I were to purchase 5 quick-picks these would be the computer-generated:

23-30-32-36-52

24-30-32-40-56

18-23-36-44-52

31-32-36-41-49

20-23-36-52-56

 

Pretty much no "low" numbers. And notable repeats in the same area.  Kinda interesting.

Yeah, that happens to me too if I buy five QPs at once and on one slip. I'm probably wrong but I imagine that the RNG software runs on a timer and doesn't seem to do well with making varied lines when several are to be printed. Same thing also happens to me when I get individual tickets at the same time and the person using the machine does it quickly. When there's a few second wait between them though it doesn't seem to happen nearly as often.

But in the end it really doesn't matter though I certainly wouldn't have high hopes for certain patterns of numbers or a number combination that has already either come up, or mostly come up.

You can't predict random.

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    Posted: April 14, 2009, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

    "The reason for some "patterns" on your QP is the source of the random "noise" is not fast enough to pick much different #'s."

    For a computer 1/1000 of a second is a very long time. If QP's frequently have the same number(s) in multiple lines it's because of the programming, not because the time interval between generating the individual lines is too short.

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      Posted: May 1, 2009, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

      OK! Last night I broke down and bought a one dollar MM quick pick against my better wishes. I haven't been following the numbers and I really don't like QP's but I was buying some Little Lotto tickets so I decided ok one ticket........

      LOL my numbers.......

      5  12  15  17  18  - 18

      HAHAHA if this ticket matches all 6 numbers this won't be luck! It will be a MIRACLE!!!!!!!!

      That's it for me! I'll randomly choose numbers off the top of my head before I ever buy another QP!

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        Posted: May 1, 2009, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

        15 comes up often that i noticed all these come up for me but not in a row lol

        10-15-37-38-39 26

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          Posted: May 1, 2009, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

          "I WANT MY MONEY BACK."

          When we ask for one QP, we are asking the lottery terminal to randomly generate just 1 of the over 175 million combinations and "45-49-50-51-52 (46)" happens to be one of them. From where I'm sitting it looks like you got exactly what you asked for.

          If you know what the winning combination should look like before the drawing, put them on a play slip instead of asking the clerk for to generate a large number of QPs until you find the one you like.

          If you know what the winning combination should look like before the drawing, put them on a play slip....

          I've tried that and my numbers always look like winners until after the drawings.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: May 1, 2009, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

            I usually play one card of my numbers and one card of quick picks. If the clerk puts my picks through the machine first the quick pick numbers seem to have quite a few numbers similar to those I picked. I'd rather have the ball drawing than the computer

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              Posted: May 1, 2009, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

              People should get it through there heads that every ticket is a potential winner no matter how weird the numbers are. Bernadette Gietka said when she bought a mega millions ticket that there was no way these numbers could win she almost threw the ticket away.

              Bernadette Gietka, who won $183 million in 2003

              June 20, 2003 - $183 million 01 · 02 · 03 · 12 · 37    + 35

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

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                Posted: May 1, 2009, 11:58 pm - IP Logged

                I usually play one card of my numbers and one card of quick picks. If the clerk puts my picks through the machine first the quick pick numbers seem to have quite a few numbers similar to those I picked. I'd rather have the ball drawing than the computer

                I noticed that too when I used a 14 or 15 number abbreviated wheel and rounded out the play slips by adding a QP. The QPs usually had at least 3 of the numbers from the wheel.

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                  Posted: May 2, 2009, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

                  People should get it through there heads that every ticket is a potential winner no matter how weird the numbers are. Bernadette Gietka said when she bought a mega millions ticket that there was no way these numbers could win she almost threw the ticket away.

                  Bernadette Gietka, who won $183 million in 2003

                  June 20, 2003 - $183 million 01 · 02 · 03 · 12 · 37    + 35

                  I Agree!....HOWEVER....

                  I still wouldn't be happy if I got stuck with a 01-02-03-04-05 (06) QP, because if I hit that pot would get split an awfully high number of ways.

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                    Posted: May 2, 2009, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                    People should get it through there heads that every ticket is a potential winner no matter how weird the numbers are. Bernadette Gietka said when she bought a mega millions ticket that there was no way these numbers could win she almost threw the ticket away.

                    Bernadette Gietka, who won $183 million in 2003

                    June 20, 2003 - $183 million 01 · 02 · 03 · 12 · 37    + 35

                    Every ticket may be a potential winner  but  the odds were way against that ticket. I bought it very spur of the moment. I dislike QP's and I don't usually buy them. LOL I got caught up in all the buzz  about the 220 MILLON ! I did see the number 9 hit.....haha I told my friend at work I start my new route on the 9th cause that number is special  (it's really just the beginning of the new pay period) so he was gonna play the number 9!