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Do You Think Quick Picks Help Selecting Numbers?

Yes I use them all the time! [ 15 ]  [42.86%]
Naw its a waste of money [ 8 ]  [22.86%]
Never buy them I rather pick my own [ 12 ]  [34.29%]
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Posted: January 10, 2011, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

How do you feel about quick picks?

    ameriken's avatar - 33ojew2
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    Posted: January 10, 2011, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

    Always pick my own.

    The only exeption to that rule is Colorado's Matchplay and that is because you don't have a choice. For a $2 ticket, you get 3 lines of play. On the first line, you can QP or play your own numbers, but the other 2 lines are always QP. I always choose my own first line. If we could choose our own #'s for the other 2 lines, I would.

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      Posted: January 10, 2011, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

      It depends, I pick my own 3 digit and powernall, but I get qp's for fantasy 5.

       HyperBe Happy.

        socalgal's avatar - bobblecars3
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        Posted: January 10, 2011, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

        For me, I've had better luck with QPs. Won little prizes and free tickets.  When I pick numbers I don't even get 1 match.  For now, I'll keep buying QPs until I get that gut feeling that I should play certain set of numbers.

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          Posted: January 11, 2011, 1:31 am - IP Logged

          I believe that the big jackpot games are "effectively random," in that, if there is a pattern, it would take so long to discover it that no one would be able to take advantage of such a pattern.  Some people may claim to make a consistent profit on pick-3 games, and I can entertain that possibility.  Some people may be able to figure out which combinations are likely and how to play to maximize return.

          If you're asking about big jackpot games, Mega Millions, Powerball, Hot Lotto, and state "Lotto"-branded games, I suspect that any set of numbers is as likely to be drawn as another.  However, that does not mean that all sets of numbers are equal.  It's known that many people play birthday numbers, the highest of which would be 31.  If we assume this is true, we can conclude that it is less likely that we would have to split a jackpot if we have at least one number higher than 31.  Half a jackpot is, of course, better than no jackpot, but the only benefit to any particular set of numbers that I can think of is that eliminating the possibilty of splitting with one of the 31-and-lower birthday number players makes it more likely that if you win, you win alone.

          Other than that, it's a personal choice.  If you want to play your own numbers, then do.  If you don't want to come up with your own numbers, then get quick picks.  Either way you have an equal chance to win.

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            Posted: January 11, 2011, 9:08 am - IP Logged

            Jackpot games i let the machine pick my numbers,but for smaller games, p3 or p4 i normally pick my own numbers and add a qp to them.

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              Posted: January 11, 2011, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

              Have started using Lottery Post Quick Picks for the times that I use a QP.

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                Posted: January 12, 2011, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                On an episode of TLC's "The Lottery Changed My Life" they had a stat that said that 70 percent of the people who won the lottery won because of Quick Picks. I say you can win either way. If God means for you to win, your gonna win.

                  socalgal's avatar - bobblecars3
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                  Posted: January 12, 2011, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

                  On an episode of TLC's "The Lottery Changed My Life" they had a stat that said that 70 percent of the people who won the lottery won because of Quick Picks. I say you can win either way. If God means for you to win, your gonna win.

                  I Agree!

                    garyo1954's avatar - garyo
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                    Posted: January 12, 2011, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                    I play some self picks along with a couple of quick picks.  It's been quoted that quick pick percentage runs about 70% and during a frenzy can go as high as 90% of the total sales for a given draw.

                    Personally, I don't like them. Like many people, I tend to receive those that are skewed from what would be normal distribution, but any given draw either can be the winner.

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                      Posted: January 12, 2011, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                      How do you feel about quick picks?

                      I don't like quick picks!

                      Just get me thru this so called life......

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                        Posted: January 12, 2011, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

                        god has nothing to do with it!  ha

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                          Posted: January 12, 2011, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                          god has nothing to do with it!  ha

                          Your right it's the Lottery Fairy!!!! LOL

                          welcome to LP ckbray!

                          Just get me thru this so called life......

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                            Posted: January 13, 2011, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                            Witness the last MM winners. One a QP, the other a SP.

                            With the jackpot games I play both ways. With the P3 and P4, when I play i usually pick my own.

                            I don't think it makes that much, if any, difference.

                            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                            A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

                              RL-RANDOMLOGIC's avatar - usafce

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                              Posted: January 13, 2011, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                              I use to buy a qp close to the drawing and then load the numbers into a program that I wrote

                              that would build and filter sets based on the numbers on the QP.   I noticed that many times

                              that all the numbers on the qp would be just one or two numbers off in the main drawing.  The

                              program would adjust for this difference and produce 10 sets or so to play.  I may dig out that

                              old program and give it another look.

                              RL