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Anyone ever get crappy numbers on their Powerball tickets?

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Posted: November 8, 2010, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

Such as ending up getting a bunch of numbers that consists of 30s, and one 50ish number from a quick pick?

 

Sometimes I have to pick my own numbers off the powerball number sheet that i get from the gas station downtown.

Sometimes I like quick picks then there are times that I hate quick picks since I get a quick pick that goes something like that

 

28, 32, 36, 28, 52 and then the powerball is a crappy number somewhere between 16 and the 20s

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    Such as ending up getting a bunch of numbers that consists of 30s, and one 50ish number from a quick pick?

     

    Sometimes I have to pick my own numbers off the powerball number sheet that i get from the gas station downtown.

    Sometimes I like quick picks then there are times that I hate quick picks since I get a quick pick that goes something like that

     

    28, 32, 36, 28, 52 and then the powerball is a crappy number somewhere between 16 and the 20s

    Now that's really bad when you get two 28's.

    Never got any quite that bad myself.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: November 8, 2010, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

      QP's self picks it's all the same...L___...NEXT!!!...


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        Posted: November 8, 2010, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

        Now that's really bad when you get two 28's.

        Never got any quite that bad myself.

        Lol.....Ridge...

        I once had the number 76.... 3 times.

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          Lol.....Ridge...

          I once had the number 76.... 3 times.

          Lol, you shoulda framed that one.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: November 8, 2010, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

            Such as ending up getting a bunch of numbers that consists of 30s, and one 50ish number from a quick pick?

             

            Sometimes I have to pick my own numbers off the powerball number sheet that i get from the gas station downtown.

            Sometimes I like quick picks then there are times that I hate quick picks since I get a quick pick that goes something like that

             

            28, 32, 36, 28, 52 and then the powerball is a crappy number somewhere between 16 and the 20s

            Yup, it's better to get your own picks. Much better chance to win. However, there really isn't a such thing as a group of bad numbers. They all have an equal chance of coming out. But by recognizing the lates patterns and trends, it's possible to have a slightly better edge.

            Chaos does have patterns.

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              Such as ending up getting a bunch of numbers that consists of 30s, and one 50ish number from a quick pick?

               

              Sometimes I have to pick my own numbers off the powerball number sheet that i get from the gas station downtown.

              Sometimes I like quick picks then there are times that I hate quick picks since I get a quick pick that goes something like that

               

              28, 32, 36, 28, 52 and then the powerball is a crappy number somewhere between 16 and the 20s

              Hi urrutiap, try this link it may help you select your numbers better and give some $ back, you can also convert it to PB..

              http://heyview.com/m/files/view/1289232230 

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                Posted: November 8, 2010, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

                Lol, you shoulda framed that one.

                I couldn't because I won 3 times thanx to the 76, so I had to cash it in. But I should've made a copy of it first.

                I only bought one ticket. It was....5-17-76-76-76....PB.....94

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                  Posted: November 8, 2010, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't really think there are such things as bad groups of numbers.

                  Take for instance these:

                  06-07-26-27-49  9

                  25-27-35-38-39  28

                  01-03-12-19-20  28

                   

                  Those were all numbers drawn for winners and they would all fall under most peoples idea of bad numbers. I know if I got those lines I would think to myself "dang those are weird" but I wouldn't lose hope or anything. The 2nd line actually one a $150+ million jackpot.

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                    Posted: November 8, 2010, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

                    Yup, it's better to get your own picks. Much better chance to win. However, there really isn't a such thing as a group of bad numbers. They all have an equal chance of coming out. But by recognizing the lates patterns and trends, it's possible to have a slightly better edge.

                    Chaos does have patterns.

                    Better to get your own picks?

                    Well here's two games, a 5/39 and a 6/52, YTD for 2010.

                    ILLINOIS LITTLE LOTTO To date:

                    131 Jackpots

                    57 PP    43.5%

                    113 QP    86.2%

                    Solo jackpots: 101

                    Shared jackpots: 30

                    The jackpot tally between PP (Player's Picks) and QP include shared jackpots so it totals more than the number of jackpots paid.

                    Here's the 6/52:

                    IILINOIS LOTTO

                    To date:

                    10 Jackpots

                    7 QP

                    3 PP

                    10 jackpots, 7 QP and 3 PP. Isn't that interesting as the lotteries tell us that 70% of tickets sales and jackpot winning tickets are QPs. Imagine that.

                    I don't know what the stats are for PB and MM but on one of their wesbites they makes the statement about the 70%....and conclude it with saying "but maybe thst's just coinicdence".

                    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: November 8, 2010, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

                      Such as ending up getting a bunch of numbers that consists of 30s, and one 50ish number from a quick pick?

                       

                      Sometimes I have to pick my own numbers off the powerball number sheet that i get from the gas station downtown.

                      Sometimes I like quick picks then there are times that I hate quick picks since I get a quick pick that goes something like that

                       

                      28, 32, 36, 28, 52 and then the powerball is a crappy number somewhere between 16 and the 20s

                      Any ticket that does not win is a "crappy ticket"

                      But I have had tickets that had all the numbers off by one digit.  I call those the "If only" tickets.

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                        Posted: November 8, 2010, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                        YES!!  I think the worst is when you have the same number that's your powerball AND it's in the same line. 

                        I once picked my own numbers, with the PB being 40 and there was a 10 in the line as well (don't remember the other numbers off hand).  I added a few QP's and, wouldn't you know it, it spit out almost the IDENTICAL numbers that I picked.  I have the ticket saved, I should scan it and post.  It's funny!


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                          Better to get your own picks?

                          Well here's two games, a 5/39 and a 6/52, YTD for 2010.

                          ILLINOIS LITTLE LOTTO To date:

                          131 Jackpots

                          57 PP    43.5%

                          113 QP    86.2%

                          Solo jackpots: 101

                          Shared jackpots: 30

                          The jackpot tally between PP (Player's Picks) and QP include shared jackpots so it totals more than the number of jackpots paid.

                          Here's the 6/52:

                          IILINOIS LOTTO

                          To date:

                          10 Jackpots

                          7 QP

                          3 PP

                          10 jackpots, 7 QP and 3 PP. Isn't that interesting as the lotteries tell us that 70% of tickets sales and jackpot winning tickets are QPs. Imagine that.

                          I don't know what the stats are for PB and MM but on one of their wesbites they makes the statement about the 70%....and conclude it with saying "but maybe thst's just coinicdence".

                          Scared

                          The QP debate has been going on at the LP for 78 years now. The reason there are more QP winners is because more people play QPs than their own picks. It's easier for them to just tell the clerk to give them 5 QPs and they're on their way. That statistic is confirmed further by my own experiences on line at the store. I see it all the time.

                          It works in reverse just like the old and tired argument I keep having with a friend of mine about the safety of airline travel compared to fatal auto accidents. He keeps repeating what he hears in movies. My argument has always been that there are many more cars driving on the road, so the proprtions are way off. If there were millions of planes in the air instead of about 3,000, those airline crashes would be much higher. But as smart as he is, he just doesn't get it.

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                            joker17,

                            Yeah, ther are some great questions in the Book of Questions about such things.

                            As for lotto, pick a state, pick a game, track it and see what you find.

                            Go ahead Taylor, go out to the Forbidden Zone, but you may not like what you see."

                            Dr. Zaius, Planet of the Apes

                            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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                              I haven't played Powerball. I am protesting Powerball's unfair payouts by not playing.

                              Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                              In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!