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When do you make your pick(s) before buying the ticket(s)?

Topic closed. 20 replies. Last post 7 years ago by meriwetherman.

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When do you make your pick(s) before buying the ticket(s)?

Right before purchasing [ 10 ]  [12.35%]
Few hours prior [ 38 ]  [46.91%]
a day prior [ 14 ]  [17.28%]
a week prior [ 4 ]  [4.94%]
instant, it's QP! [ 7 ]  [8.64%]
other [ 8 ]  [9.88%]
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Posted: July 21, 2009, 7:27 am - IP Logged

I usually pick them the night before, so a day prior. This way if I am short of time I don't want to be haste.

How about yourself?

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    Posted: July 21, 2009, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

    I do my workouts the night before, then I go over it the next day and make some choices.  Sometimes I throw it all away if I get a ''flash'' of a number when I get to the gas station, those flashes are very good hits.  I had a flash the other day with the 349 combo, played it straight.  It didnt' come out, so I thought geez, a big bite in the profits.  I didn't play it the next day, it came out straight. 

    My timing has been off a tad lately.  I have been way too early with my predictions.  But I am sure that once August comes I'll be back in the game.

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      Posted: July 21, 2009, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

      It depends. I would say, that most times, I choose my numbers a few hours before buying them. But if I have a certain set of numbers that I play each week, I just take the already filled in slips to the store.

      "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 21, 2009, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

        It depends. I would say, that most times, I choose my numbers a few hours before buying them. But if I have a certain set of numbers that I play each week, I just take the already filled in slips to the store.

        I Agree! thats me also

        Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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          Posted: July 21, 2009, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

          Lately, my workouts are on the same day, shortly before the cutoff time at the retailer's lottery terminal. It becomes too rushed at times, much easy for error. I'm getting better in the workouts before crunch time.

          Balance is Key

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            Posted: July 22, 2009, 11:28 am - IP Logged

            I usually pick my numbers the night before the drawing, after all the evening draws have come in.

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              Posted: July 23, 2009, 11:11 am - IP Logged

              most part a few hours before the draw, but do start "prep" the day before if i can.

              "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it"

              by: Henry David Thoreau

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                Posted: July 25, 2009, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                Right now I am playing the same numbers every week. A collection of small wheels are running on a subscription.

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                  Posted: July 25, 2009, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                  i engage private Cray clone supercomputer week in advance (it takes time to bring liquid nitrogen to the right superconducting temperature...) then run billions of Monte Carlo simulations till the night of the drawing... kiiiddding:)

                  usually day in advance:)

                  ab actu ad posse valet illatio - from the past one can infer the future

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                    Posted: July 31, 2009, 5:36 am - IP Logged

                    Day in advance, at 11:30pm right after the NY Take 5 drawings since I only play Take 5 daily on a 4if4of7 abbreviated wheel and one Mega Millions ticket when it's one of those days.

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                      Posted: August 6, 2009, 12:02 am - IP Logged

                      Night before thats wht KAPT adviced me and its working.... thx KAPT.

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                        Posted: August 6, 2009, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                        Me too I Agree!

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                          Posted: August 17, 2009, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

                          I usually update my files and make my choices for the next drawing usually within an hour after a drawing.

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                            Posted: August 17, 2009, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

                            Do the pre-tests have any importance on the # you buy?

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                              Posted: August 17, 2009, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                              Right now I'm on a QP routine, so I  just bubble it in and play.