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Is it better to quick pick or choose your own #s (PB and MM)?

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Posted: March 3, 2010, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

have noticed lately it really really seems to bunch the numbers together (i.e 3 16 17 18 19 27) or some crap.

 

yes, and you will notice that the numbers drawn usually are like that too when these pots get bigger



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    Posted: March 3, 2010, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

    i think that all lotteries are doing great,as our town school budget passed on the first vote.it's like a volunteer tax they suck from us.

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      Some people discount quick picks saying the only reason they win more is because they sell more.

      But if number picking systems are truly better, wouldn't they outperform quick picks?

      If 70% of tickets sold are quick picks and 70% of winners are quick picks while 30% of tickets sold are player picks and 30% of winners are player picks, aren't they both equal?

      Wouldn't one method have to outperform its sales percentage in order to prove it's better than the other?

      It makes perfect sense to me. Quick picks have strength in numbers. It could be anyone who wins, but if the majority of tickets sold are quick picks, then the majority of winners would be quick picks. One thing to consider is that some of those self picks are played over and over by the same player. They have a playslip filled with numbers and keep playing those numbers each drawing. This means that there isn't some sort of analysis and strategy applied to those picks. So strategically, those self picks really aren't better than quick picks or vice versa. They're just numbers that those people just happen to choose to play over and over again.

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        Posted: March 4, 2010, 12:22 am - IP Logged

        Some people discount quick picks saying the only reason they win more is because they sell more.

        But if number picking systems are truly better, wouldn't they outperform quick picks?

        If 70% of tickets sold are quick picks and 70% of winners are quick picks while 30% of tickets sold are player picks and 30% of winners are player picks, aren't they both equal?

        Wouldn't one method have to outperform its sales percentage in order to prove it's better than the other?

        Unfortunately not everyone that picks their own numbers uses "number picking systems" and as much as I hate QP's even a QP MAY give you a better spread of numbers than say a ticket made up of birthdays.

        I would love to see the winners broken down this way........how many winners per every 1,000 tickets sold . (this number is an example) There would be a running total for QP's as well as SP's. 

        It's true that QP's win more often but we don't know how many more LOL millions of QP tickets are sold for each draw.

        It's obvious that if you have 2 pools of numbers........one made up of thousands of lines......the other made up of millions of lines......which one is more likely to have A winning line of numbers . That doesn't mean that your (individual) ticket has a better chance of winning.........it's simply part of a larger pool.

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          Posted: March 4, 2010, 12:33 am - IP Logged

          Long ago there was an article of 10 people who had hit the lottery (Powerball I think). The majority hit it via quick pick, so it seems this is the better option.

           

          But sometimes when the machine chooses I have noticed lately it really really seems to bunch the numbers together (i.e 3 16 17 18 19 27) or some crap.

           

          what is best?

          I don't think one is better then the other, I think there is just a preference. I don't mind using quick picks sometimes, but usually, I get sets of numbers that...just don't look good. Yeah, I know that doesn't make sense logically and I know any set of numbers can come out, but that is how my mind works.

          However, for me, I honestly prefer to choose my own numbers and I have won more money that way. I will sometimes add quick picks into the mix, but I tend to play my own number more.

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

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            Originally I was using my system on Powerball, but the analysis that is performed is done on the numbers that are in the same pool, which is the system's strong part. The 5 white balls in Powerball's case. I had to completely rely on luck on getting the Powerball number. Since I want to win a jackpot, I figured I would convert it to a Pick 6 game. So now I use my system on Hoosier Lotto and since all the numbers are in the same pool, I can take full advantage of it. I do encourage making a system for any game though. If you wanna win Pick 6, Powerball, or Mega Millions, I encourage everyone to try and come up with their own strategy to win.

            Also, anytime I'm printing lines to play and later decide I'm not going to play those numbers, I will get rid of them. Closing a window, deleting the output file, or shredding any paper I might have printed them on or wrote them to. That way I don't have to worry about looking up a few lines above the ones I decided to play just to find out one of the lines would have won the jackpot. Any sets I don't play, I get rid of.

            You might what to look at the history of the Power Ball # over the last 120 drawings since the last change to the game.

            PB #    no. of hits 

            21           9

            23           8

            37           8

            09           5

            11           5

            15           5

            27           5

            30           5

            04           4

            05           4

            06           4

            17           4

            22           4

            07           3

            12           3

            14           3

            19           3

            20           3

            25           3

            26           3

            29           3

            01           2

            02           2

            08           2

            16           2

            18           2

            24           2

            31           2

            33           2

            34           2

            36           2

            39           2

            10           1

            13           1

            32           1

            38           1

            03           0

            28           0

            35           0

            tot        120

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              You might what to look at the history of the Power Ball # over the last 120 drawings since the last change to the game.

              PB #    no. of hits 

              21           9

              23           8

              37           8

              09           5

              11           5

              15           5

              27           5

              30           5

              04           4

              05           4

              06           4

              17           4

              22           4

              07           3

              12           3

              14           3

              19           3

              20           3

              25           3

              26           3

              29           3

              01           2

              02           2

              08           2

              16           2

              18           2

              24           2

              31           2

              33           2

              34           2

              36           2

              39           2

              10           1

              13           1

              32           1

              38           1

              03           0

              28           0

              35           0

              tot        120

              Make that 9 hits for PB # 23 as of 03/03/10


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                Posted: March 4, 2010, 9:59 am - IP Logged

                yeah,the qp's are a real winner.i got 2 qp's and 2 of my own numbers last night,pb.qp's i got 2 numbers,and 3rd off by one number.my numbers nothing.so qp's are big winners!

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                  yeah,the qp's are a real winner.i got 2 qp's and 2 of my own numbers last night,pb.qp's i got 2 numbers,and 3rd off by one number.my numbers nothing.so qp's are big winners!

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                    yeah,the qp's are a real winner.i got 2 qp's and 2 of my own numbers last night,pb.qp's i got 2 numbers,and 3rd off by one number.my numbers nothing.so qp's are big winners!

                    The opposite happened to me with Super lotto plus. My QP got 1+0 with the bonus number being one of the 5 regular ones! The one where I choose my own numbers got 1+1 so I made back the $2 I spent on the tickets.


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                      whoops,gotta go figure some big winners,megamillions friday.

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                        I don't think one is better then the other, I think there is just a preference. I don't mind using quick picks sometimes, but usually, I get sets of numbers that...just don't look good. Yeah, I know that doesn't make sense logically and I know any set of numbers can come out, but that is how my mind works.

                        However, for me, I honestly prefer to choose my own numbers and I have won more money that way. I will sometimes add quick picks into the mix, but I tend to play my own number more.

                        I agree with the "I get sets of numbers that...just don't look good." LOL that's why I don't like QP's. I would rather pick the numbers off the top of my head.


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                          we're overdue for a frackin win!

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                            we're overdue for a frackin win!

                            No it's about the right time. It's been 2 months since the last win so I will win tonight. There's always a winner at least every 2 months or so.


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                              got lucky,on that tri states am draw pik 3,for 42 buckeroos!i can retire now.shazam!