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Why do people play QP's?

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Why do you play QP's?

Convenience/Saves Time [ 21 ]  [23.86%]
QP's Win The Most Jackpots [ 18 ]  [20.45%]
I play a set of "personal" numbers [ 6 ]  [6.82%]
I play both QP's and Play Slip's [ 34 ]  [38.64%]
I never play QP's [ 6 ]  [6.82%]
What's a QP?? [ 3 ]  [3.41%]
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Posted: July 7, 2010, 9:28 am - IP Logged

In New York, it's true that QP's win the most jackpots.  Do you play strictly QP's? If so, why?

I play quick picks because i like the unexpected of randomness

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    Ironic you should try and use such examples jarasan, when despite the evidence night after night of quick picks winnings jackpots, you're on the sidelines yelling, "My way is better". That is the broken record.

    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

    Lep

    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.

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      Posted: July 7, 2010, 9:41 am - IP Logged

      Ironic you should try and use such examples jarasan, when despite the evidence night after night of quick picks winnings jackpots, you're on the sidelines yelling, "My way is better". That is the broken record.

      We will let the masses judge who is the broken record.

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        Another reason people play QP's is they don't understand wheels.  Wheels give you this:

        bm5Try splaining a wheel to a busy QPicker!

        jarasan, very nice! I don't have anything against wheeling, I'm just not as into the jackpot games as I am

        into the pick 3. I can certainly understand the point of what you do...you have the proof here of what

        wheels can do.

        Telling a person like you to go and buy just quick picks is insanity. That would be like telling me to go and

        buy only quick picks for pick 3...it's never going to happen. That to me, is a waste of money. Why buy

        what they give me when I can get a pretty good idea of what to buy for myself? I have bought pick 4 quick

        picks already as an experiment to see what, if anything, they revealed...some came up straight in the days

        and weeks after I bought them - coincidence? I'm not sure. I quit buying them and would rather play my

        own. Study is better than chance.

        Pick 3 and jackpot games are apples and oranges - the odds spread is gigantic. I'm just relating the 2 here

        for the purpose of getting the idea across that study, work, time and effort is working for people who have

        systems...WHATEVER those systems are....patterns, hot/cold/overdue numbers, wheels with premium

        number sets, tracking..etc, etc, etc. No one will convince a person who works at it that quick picks will do

        better than what they're doing now.

        If I do play jackpot games, I don't shun quick picks. I'd rather not get into the time it takes to examine those

        numbers. I'll just take my chances that I get a good one again. It takes no effort, no time, no thought....it's

        a give me what you got thing. Many times, it's a waste of money....on and off since January, I've never had

        a qp ticket produce what jarasan's wheeled tickets produced. Thumbs Up

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          I have a system.

          I get sideways.

          Then I go buy some quick picks.

          I don't hardly never win nothin.

          But at least I get sideways.

          My system's for sale, by the way.

          Best offer.

          You pay tiggs 100.00 and tiggs will take it off your hands no questions asked..

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            We will let the masses judge who is the broken record.

            I guess you could call the "broken record" the drawing results which show what wins more often.

            Once again the invitation stands, pick a game and track it and just post what has won. Mot the specific numbers, not your numbers, merely the method of number selection.

            And may I remind you once again the topic of this thread is Why DO people play quick picks?

            I know it would be a gargantuan effort to subscribe to the lottery e-mail for the game results and post them, but oh well.

            'Till you or anyone else here does that we're jut seeing erroneous opinion wirth no stats. behind it spouted over and over, ad nauseam.

            You posted your hits for a drawing, and congratulations there. Now how about the non-hits?

            No matter what the topic, consistent results cannot be refuted. If somsone said you can reduce your wiast by standing on your head 10 minutes a day it would be laughable, but if people started doing it and reuduced their weights, then they couldn't refute it, could they?

            And by "the masses" are you restricting that to LP, rife with systems players and advocates, or all lotto players?

            Kind of arguing the DH rule at an American League game as oppossed to a National League game.

            Scared

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            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.

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              Posted: July 7, 2010, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

              I guess you could call the "broken record" the drawing results which show what wins more often.

              Once again the invitation stands, pick a game and track it and just post what has won. Mot the specific numbers, not your numbers, merely the method of number selection.

              And may I remind you once again the topic of this thread is Why DO people play quick picks?

              I know it would be a gargantuan effort to subscribe to the lottery e-mail for the game results and post them, but oh well.

              'Till you or anyone else here does that we're jut seeing erroneous opinion wirth no stats. behind it spouted over and over, ad nauseam.

              You posted your hits for a drawing, and congratulations there. Now how about the non-hits?

              No matter what the topic, consistent results cannot be refuted. If somsone said you can reduce your wiast by standing on your head 10 minutes a day it would be laughable, but if people started doing it and reuduced their weights, then they couldn't refute it, could they?

              And by "the masses" are you restricting that to LP, rife with systems players and advocates, or all lotto players?

              Kind of arguing the DH rule at an American League game as oppossed to a National League game.

              Scared

              CT tell us how Quickie Pix would do in Maddog's Challenges.   Or tell us how picking twelve numbers is statistcally inferior to QP's.

               http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/206366/16

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                jarasan,

                YouTube does nothing for me as I'm on dial-up and can't see them play.

                I can see where Maddog's Challenges might be fun but personally I don't care too much about numbers I haven't played for real.

                To each their own.

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                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.


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                  At "the end of the day" no matter what the method of the number selection was, for six played numbers to match six drawn numbers is pure luck, and nothing more.

                  Someone hits with a QP - LUCK

                  Someone uses a NASA program - LUCK

                  Someone plays six family birthdays - LUCK

                  Someone plays six family borthdays, marks one wrong, and hits all six - LUCK

                  Someone hits buy buying a mistake - LUCK

                  Lep    Lep    Lep    Lep    Lep

                  "That moment in time was just structured that way"

                  -Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

                  It looks like one thinks that QP’s are lucky. The flip side to that bent coin;

                  http://www.newscientist.com/blog/shortsharpscience/2007/01/is-poker-skill-or-luck-court-will.html

                   

                  “Steady losers tend to argue for luck. Those who make their living at poker argue for skill.

                  Having spent a couple years among the latter, I've always encouraged the donators to curse their luck and try again. But recent legislation causes me to consider sending copies of Mason Malmuth's "Theory of Poker" to legislators (whose conduct in passing bills proves they have trouble with simple arithmetic) to preserve our right to take money freely offered by those counting on their luck to turn.”
                  By Anonymous

                   

                  By Anonymous

                  “Luck is a loser's excuse to a winner's opportunity”

                   

                  By Jean Cocteau

                  “We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?”

                   

                  By Ralph Waldo Emerson

                  “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”

                   

                  ...”and (the lucky losers) were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening.”

                  Eric A. Blair

                  I do not see any proof that mystical beliefs makes QP’s a better choice. I would think the lottery would hold fast to that myth. Oh, look they do and they take sucker’s QP luck to the bank. There is your empirical proof!

                  DD

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                    You pay tiggs 100.00 and tiggs will take it off your hands no questions asked..

                    ridge are you still with us?..tiggs made you an offer for your system take it or leave it pal..

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                      Posted: July 8, 2010, 10:33 am - IP Logged

                      jarasan,

                      YouTube does nothing for me as I'm on dial-up and can't see them play.

                      I can see where Maddog's Challenges might be fun but personally I don't care too much about numbers I haven't played for real.

                      To each their own.

                      Of course.

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                        ridge are you still with us?..tiggs made you an offer for your system take it or leave it pal..

                        I won't give ya a dime more than $75, not one dime more.

                        Not one dime more? Not one dime more... hmmm... Where have I heard that before?

                        I know it couldn't relate to taxes for people making under $250,000 because the President is cancelling Bush's tax cuts on January 1st and everybody's taxes are going to skyrocket. The lowest tax bracket of the working poor which is 10% now is being raised 50%. The working poor are getting the biggest increase in tax percentage paid.

                        So I know it couldn't have been the Prez who said "not one dime more in taxes", right?

                        That would mean he's a liar.

                        Oh well, anyway, that's my final offer on my system tiggs, take it or leave it


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          I won't give ya a dime more than $75, not one dime more.

                          Not one dime more? Not one dime more... hmmm... Where have I heard that before?

                          I know it couldn't relate to taxes for people making under $250,000 because the President is cancelling Bush's tax cuts on January 1st and everybody's taxes are going to skyrocket. The lowest tax bracket of the working poor which is 10% now is being raised 50%. The working poor are getting the biggest increase in tax percentage paid.

                          So I know it couldn't have been the Prez who said "not one dime more in taxes", right?

                          That would mean he's a liar.

                          Oh well, anyway, that's my final offer on my system tiggs, take it or leave it

                          Your system isen't worth a dime ridge in fact nobodys system is worth a dime..So be it..

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                            Posted: July 8, 2010, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

                            tiggs needs a nap nap.

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                              We will let the masses judge who is the broken record.

                              It depends on what we're judging. If the contest is Bonus Match 5 than Patrick did show us the potential of choosing the numbers and playing a wheel. On the other hand CT has shown that over 70% of the tickets sold are QPs.

                              The only real comparison that can be made is the amount being spent on the tickets. When somebody pays for gas or something else and buys a couple of QPs with the change, there is no comparison to spending $26 or more for a wheel. I wouldn't be too far off by saying 65% of lottery profits come from scratch-offs and when those players buy tickets in jackpot games, I doubt very many of them will take the time to choose their numbers and fill out playslips.

                              If 70% is the overall amount of QPs, we must factor in the size of the jackpot too because even system players have been known to buy some QPs when the jackpots are huge. Players are given a chance to win millions of dollars for a buck so does it really make that much of a difference if the five or six numbers they get for $1 are QPs or self picks?

                                 
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