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Quick Pick with one line ONLY on ticket [ 13 ]  [25.49%]
Quick Pick Tickets with a two lines ONLY on ticket [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Quick Pick with three lines ONLY on ticket [ 3 ]  [5.88%]
Quick Pick with four lines ONLY on ticket [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Quick Pick with five lines ONLY on ticket [ 14 ]  [27.45%]
Own numbers played on one ticket without Q.Picks [ 21 ]  [41.18%]
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Posted: March 13, 2010, 1:02 am - IP Logged

Hello fellow Lottery Post members,

 

I posted the above poll to see if fellow posters can help shed some light on the poll.  This information has always bothered me - Is it better to buy single tickets with one line each - or is there any correlation between the timing mechanism in the lottery machine and the number it generates that makes the "randomness" and combination of the numbers any "more likely" if any correlation can be found.

 

Although we all know it has to do with the numbers picked - there may be a correlation here if enough people can comment on their past experiences.

Also, some state lotteries offer things such as buy 5 quick pick ON THE SAME TICKET and get one free or some sort of promotion.  I know that the only reason that is done is to get the person who is willing to purchase one or two quick picks to put in the extra money to get a few more - which will raise the lottery revenue.  However, it wouldnt surprise me if the lottery retailer does this becuase they know that 5 lines of Quick Pick on the same ticket RARELY generates winning combinations.  Or else why would they limit such and mandate that all be on 1 ticket.  If they really wanted to stick to revenue then they wouldnt need to mandate that it should all be on one ticket - but instead all ordered at the same time.  I hope everyone understands my point.

Please help out here.  Hopefully it will be a successful post that will lead in one direction which may be a correlation.

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    Posted: March 13, 2010, 8:25 am - IP Logged

    195 million to 1 odds. I don't think it makes any difference if you buy all QP's on one tick or 5 tics with one line each or whatever. You can try to cut the odds a little, but it still comes down to incredible luck.

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      Posted: March 15, 2010, 5:53 am - IP Logged

      195 million to 1 odds. I don't think it makes any difference if you buy all QP's on one tick or 5 tics with one line each or whatever. You can try to cut the odds a little, but it still comes down to incredible luck.

      'just in case' I play BOTH ways, but spend LESS on QP's

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        Posted: March 15, 2010, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

        "Or else why would they limit such and mandate that all be on 1 ticket."

        Because that way the lottery only gives free tickets to the people who actually buy 5 games. If they gave a free ticket to an individual who buys 5 games on 5 different tickets they'd be giving free tickets to retailers who sold  5 tickets to 5 different people.

        As for the correlation between what kind of tickets are played and what kind of tickets win, that's easy. They're both the same percentage.  If 7.8% of winners are tickets that have 3 QP's then 7.8% of the tickets sold were tickets with 3 QP games on them. If 27.6% of winners are  tickets with 1 QP game then 27.6% of the tickets sold had 1 QP game. Playing multiple QP's on the same ticket may get you different numbers than playing separate tickets, but it doesn't do anything to change the results of the drawing.

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          Posted: March 18, 2010, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

          I know this post isn't exactly about this part, but I find it interesting that their web site says 70-80% of players choose QP and coincidentally, 70-80% of winners chose QP.

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            Posted: March 19, 2010, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

            195 million to 1 odds. I don't think it makes any difference if you buy all QP's on one tick or 5 tics with one line each or whatever. You can try to cut the odds a little, but it still comes down to incredible luck.

            good luck trying to convince folks of that, some have ZERO clue.

            1 in 195 million.

            You think a person would have better luck if it was 1 in 1 million?

            Heck, try to get someone 'guess a number between 1 and 10' is hard enough, but you simply cannot get folks to understand that concept.

            I tried, I gave up about 2 years ago (trying to describe the odds to people, that is)

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              Posted: March 19, 2010, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

              I know this post isn't exactly about this part, but I find it interesting that their web site says 70-80% of players choose QP and coincidentally, 70-80% of winners chose QP.

              nothing interesting about it, it all comes back to the law of averages.

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                Posted: March 21, 2010, 3:31 am - IP Logged

                i have a theory, collect all tickets i have in play and  sort out them into 3 win combo's of the numbers involved.

                 

                these 3 hitters will not be drawn so dont play em lol

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                  Posted: April 2, 2010, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                  It don't make no nevermind, no way, no how.

                  I used to didn't think like that though.

                  Not never.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Posted: April 2, 2010, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                    good luck trying to convince folks of that, some have ZERO clue.

                    1 in 195 million.

                    You think a person would have better luck if it was 1 in 1 million?

                    Heck, try to get someone 'guess a number between 1 and 10' is hard enough, but you simply cannot get folks to understand that concept.

                    I tried, I gave up about 2 years ago (trying to describe the odds to people, that is)

                    What's the point of trying to convince folks of anything when it comes to lotteries?  I simply post what I believe and why and folks can do what they want with the information.  I assume they come to LP to share other players ideas on playing lottery games and maybe present their won.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: April 2, 2010, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

                      Draw upon the impressive talent found in Maddog's prediction threads (Jackpot Forum) to increase your odds of winning.

                       

                      I believe there have been several 5 + 1 predictions between LP members in the past.

                       

                      The challenge is determining which predictions to mix/match when selecting your numbers.

                       

                      If you have a little extra cash laying around, select a series of numbers from multiple LP members and wheel them.

                       

                      Even a 5 + 0 hit will change your life.

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                        Posted: April 2, 2010, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

                        Draw upon the impressive talent found in Maddog's prediction threads (Jackpot Forum) to increase your odds of winning.

                         

                        I believe there have been several 5 + 1 predictions between LP members in the past.

                         

                        The challenge is determining which predictions to mix/match when selecting your numbers.

                         

                        If you have a little extra cash laying around, select a series of numbers from multiple LP members and wheel them.

                         

                        Even a 5 + 0 hit will change your life.

                        I love your avatar, cope.

                        I wish our government had a little respect for it too.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Posted: April 3, 2010, 8:39 am - IP Logged

                          I love your avatar, cope.

                          I wish our government had a little respect for it too.

                          Excellent avatar! Agree 1787%

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                            Posted: April 3, 2010, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                            NO QPS!


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                              Posted: April 19, 2010, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

                              my conclusion is,if you live in a huge population state where there are large turnover of numbers,then quickpiks are best,but if you live in a small pop. area like utah,then your own piks stand a better chance.