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What is your FAVORITE - every member please vote

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Do you prefer Quick Picks or do you like to choose your own numbers?

Quick Picks [ 34 ]  [18.68%]
Player Picks [ 148 ]  [81.32%]
Total Valid Votes [ 182 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 5 ]  
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Posted: August 11, 2010, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

My own chosen numbers, with a QP thrown in for GOOD LUCK!!!  But they better hit soon or else!!Wink

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    Posted: August 13, 2010, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

    I like picking my own numbers.Cheers

    I Agree!

    forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

    Now, does it count??

     

     

    *Jr$ina

      truecritic's avatar - PirateTreasure
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      Posted: August 13, 2010, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

      I Agree!

       

      I like picking my own numbers.Cheers

       

       

      Thanks sully and rosina - you KNOW I agree with you!

      I Agree!

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        Posted: August 17, 2010, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

        Is anyone here familair with the " 80 / 20 Rule"?

        Ther's a thing called the 80 / 20 rule that goes something like this:

        In any apartment complex with a pool 20% of the residents use the pool 80% of the time.

        In any sales force, 20% of the sales people bring in 80% of the sales.

        And you could probably say that on discussion boards 20% of the members put up 80$ of the posts.

        Well, right now in this thread the vote is:

        Do you prefer Quick Picks or do you like to choose your own numbers?

        You voted for this choiceQuick Picks [ 25 ]  [20.83%]
        Player Picks [ 95 ]  [79.17%]

        Considering that the Powerball website tells us something like 70% of the sales, and winners, are QPs "or maybe that's just a coincidence", is the vote relecting a "reverse 80 /20" here?

        Just something to think about.

        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: August 17, 2010, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

          I prefer picking my own numbers, but I also play quick picks.

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

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            Posted: August 18, 2010, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

            I prefer picking my own numbers, but I also play quick picks.

            I like to pick and play my own................

            when you do it do it right the first time...........

              truecritic's avatar - PirateTreasure
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              Posted: August 18, 2010, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

              Is anyone here familair with the " 80 / 20 Rule"?

              Ther's a thing called the 80 / 20 rule that goes something like this:

              In any apartment complex with a pool 20% of the residents use the pool 80% of the time.

              In any sales force, 20% of the sales people bring in 80% of the sales.

              And you could probably say that on discussion boards 20% of the members put up 80$ of the posts.

              Well, right now in this thread the vote is:

              Do you prefer Quick Picks or do you like to choose your own numbers?

              You voted for this choiceQuick Picks [ 25 ]  [20.83%]
              Player Picks [ 95 ]  [79.17%]

              Considering that the Powerball website tells us something like 70% of the sales, and winners, are QPs "or maybe that's just a coincidence", is the vote relecting a "reverse 80 /20" here?

              Just something to think about.

              I really expected a bell curve somewhere around 63% to 73% - so all I can say is that even I did not make a correct estimate.  Of course 128 votes out of thousands of members is not definitive.

              The vote is which do you prefer.  You might play both, I have.  But which is your preference.  I have not had good luck with QPs, so I prefer to choose my own.

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                Posted: August 18, 2010, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

                I used to prefer my own and still have a few sets of numbers I still play, but started going with the percentages.

                In the long run, no matter how I choose the numbers for whatever game I'm playing I get whatever doesn't pay ayrhing. That is 0 or 1 on Pick 5 and 0, 1, or 2 on Pick 6, and 0 or 1 on 5 + 1. 

                But I just thought it odd that even this poll was coming out almost 80 / 20.

                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.

                  truecritic's avatar - PirateTreasure
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                  Posted: August 19, 2010, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

                  I used to prefer my own and still have a few sets of numbers I still play, but started going with the percentages.

                  In the long run, no matter how I choose the numbers for whatever game I'm playing I get whatever doesn't pay ayrhing. That is 0 or 1 on Pick 5 and 0, 1, or 2 on Pick 6, and 0 or 1 on 5 + 1. 

                  But I just thought it odd that even this poll was coming out almost 80 / 20.

                  Yup, coincidence...just needs a little "push" to make it exact. 

                  Wink

                    addai1516's avatar - lib
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                    Posted: August 20, 2010, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                    Yup, coincidence...just needs a little "push" to make it exact. 

                    Wink

                    My picks ..

                      truecritic's avatar - PirateTreasure
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                      Posted: August 21, 2010, 7:49 am - IP Logged

                      Thanks for the "extra push!"  You put it exactly where Coin Toss was talking about!

                       

                      Do you prefer Quick Picks or do you like to choose your own numbers?

                      Quick Picks [ 28 ]  [20.00%] You voted for this choice
                      Player Picks [ 112 ]  [80.00%]
                      Total Valid Votes [ 140 ]  
                      Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  

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                        Posted: August 27, 2010, 10:18 am - IP Logged

                        Over the years, I have found that there are combos & patterns in all pick 5 & jackpot games. Each game has it's own "Sweet Lotto Numbers" which are basically combos & patterns.  If you know what these numbers are, you can improve your odds in winning.  I know I have & that is why I pick my own numbers.

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                          Posted: September 21, 2010, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                          I wonder why we are voting on this issue, again?

                          IMHO, it's a 'circular argument' having no end.

                          Any conclusion reached today will be disputed tomorrow. 

                          Anyway, I NEVER play "state generated numbers."

                          If I win or lose, I can't blame anyone but myself.

                          Besides, picking your own numbers can be lot of fun. It is definitely more entertaining than some of the
                          current movies and TV shows.

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                            Posted: September 21, 2010, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                            Quick picks are ok, but I prefer picking my own numbers. Thats not to say that I don't get quick picks from time to time.

                            "All great achievements require time."

                            -Maya Angelou-

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                              Posted: September 22, 2010, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

                              I play my own picks, using my system. I just don't trust the machine, cause I think when ever alot of people are playing the same number. I think the lottery machine some how knows it (cause you have to run your play slip thur the machine) and it changes the number to kept from paying out so much money. I think the machine only give out so many winning numbers. Maybe If I played the QP I'll get one, and maybe not. But I don't trust it, so I prefer to pick my own. I win more often like that.Hurray!