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Posted: June 7, 2011, 6:45 am - IP Logged

I bought a QP today and I got 13-14-15-16-20 for the 5 white balls. This has to be the third time within the past year I got 4 consecutive numbers. I don't remember the last time I've seen 4 consecutive numbers even get picked for a drawing. If Quickpicks are random like the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine, then why do I keep getting so many consecutive numbers?

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    Posted: June 7, 2011, 10:58 am - IP Logged

    As Kurt Vonnegut Jr. said in his books, "That moment in time was structured that way."

    One time I played a Pick 5 QP at a liquor store and the next day went to the same store and got the same numbers on another QP for the same game.

    It happens.

    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: June 7, 2011, 11:07 am - IP Logged

      I bought a QP today and I got 13-14-15-16-20 for the 5 white balls. This has to be the third time within the past year I got 4 consecutive numbers. I don't remember the last time I've seen 4 consecutive numbers even get picked for a drawing. If Quickpicks are random like the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine, then why do I keep getting so many consecutive numbers?

      Keep in mind that the Quick Picks random number generator built into lottery machines are not very good.  They will often produce combinations with similar number patterns.  Quick Picks are meant to be quick, not great.

      You will find lottery machines' Quick Picks to be as random as most of the random number genetors found on various web sites.  They use the common random feature built into every program language -- which by definition generates patterns of numbers based on the count of an internal CPU clock.  In fact, they are properly referred to as "pseudo-random number generators", because the numbers are not truly random.

      That's one of the reasons I built the Lottery Post Quick Picks Generator, which uses an advanced cryptographic code library to generate numbers that are more truly random -- not patterns of numbers seeded off an internal clock.

       

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        Posted: June 7, 2011, 11:12 am - IP Logged

        I bought a QP today and I got 13-14-15-16-20 for the 5 white balls. This has to be the third time within the past year I got 4 consecutive numbers. I don't remember the last time I've seen 4 consecutive numbers even get picked for a drawing. If Quickpicks are random like the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine, then why do I keep getting so many consecutive numbers?

        It's called - coincidence.

        I bet if you would check the 'past winning numbers' file at your lottery website, you will find many drawings having consecutive numbers.

        Here in Texas, there was a day when a player complained about getting the same set of numbers twice on one ticket!

        Like Coin Toss said, 'it happens.'

        The random number generators in lottery terminals don't know where they've been. They don't have a record of prior combinations.

        Although lotteries log pre-test and winning combinations, as do millions of players, the ball machines don't keep records, either.

        Therefore, anything can happen.

        Best way to avoid consecutive and repeat numbers is too pick your own combinations.

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          Posted: June 7, 2011, 11:12 am - IP Logged

          I bought a QP today and I got 13-14-15-16-20 for the 5 white balls. This has to be the third time within the past year I got 4 consecutive numbers. I don't remember the last time I've seen 4 consecutive numbers even get picked for a drawing. If Quickpicks are random like the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine, then why do I keep getting so many consecutive numbers?

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            Posted: June 7, 2011, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

            Keep in mind that the Quick Picks random number generator built into lottery machines are not very good.  They will often produce combinations with similar number patterns.  Quick Picks are meant to be quick, not great.

            You will find lottery machines' Quick Picks to be as random as most of the random number genetors found on various web sites.  They use the common random feature built into every program language -- which by definition generates patterns of numbers based on the count of an internal CPU clock.  In fact, they are properly referred to as "pseudo-random number generators", because the numbers are not truly random.

            That's one of the reasons I built the Lottery Post Quick Picks Generator, which uses an advanced cryptographic code library to generate numbers that are more truly random -- not patterns of numbers seeded off an internal clock.

            I think I'm through with Quick Picks for the most part.

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              Posted: June 7, 2011, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

              Remember that whether a quick pick is random or not has nothing to do with whether it can win.  I have a consistent set of numbers and rarely play quick picks.  My numbers aren't random; they're related to each other mathematically.  This doesn't make them bad numbers; they're equally as likely to win as the set of numbers on the last ticket that won the jackpot.  I don't play a particular set of numbers because I think it makes it more likely that I'll win, but because if (when) I win, I want those numbers to be the ones I win with.

              A consecutive pattern might be objectionable because it's rarely drawn, but the only reason it's objectionable is because it's easy to identify.  A different pattern that's harder to identify, such as squares (2, 4, 9, 16...) times the square root of pi minus anything after the decimal minus an increasing number (1, 2, 3, 4...) is just as likely to happen, but that pattern wouldn't be identified or found objectionable.  But that pattern is no more or less likely to be drawn than 1 2 3 4 5 6.  Numbers that appear random may simply be in a pattern that's difficult to identify.

              My point is that the only "good" numbers are the ones that match the numbers drawn.  The intent is that any set of numbers has an equal chance of being drawn, so any other assessment of the quality of numbers on a ticket is meaningless.  You can't identify "good" or "bad" numbers until after the drawing has taken place.

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                Took a look at past winning Powerball numbers pretty quickly and these stood out.

                12/12/09  12-13-14-35-41 PowerBall: 29 (PowerPlay: 2)

                10/16/10  11-12-15-16-28 PowerBall: 11 (PowerPlay: 2) 

                12/01/10  05-10-11-12-20 PowerBall: 02 (PowerPlay: 3)

                 

                Then there was this one. Excluding the PB look how similar the draws were. Three balls were the same and the others were very similar. How many of us would have said "look how crappy these numbers are! half of these are last weeks numbers!"?

                10/17/09 05-16-25-30-49 PowerBall: 39 (PowerPlay: 5)

                10/14/09 05-15-25-30-40 PowerBall: 06 (PowerPlay: 2)


                Mega Millions also had some:

                03-04-05-07-36 MB:16

                12-13-15-17-50 MB:23

                10-20-30-44-49 MB:24


                Also looked at some numbers from in Europe.

                UK Lotto 6/49 had: 20-21-23-24-27-28

                Swedish 7/35 had: 1-21-22-23-24-25-29

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                Patterns can be found in many more results, those were just the most obvious and the ones I looked for in lottery results (which were sequences in the 1-20). You can find more if you really spend time looking through the results.

                I've stopped caring when I've found I have number sequences as they are never an indicator of a bad set. I've had QP tickets that were the most random I've seen anywhere and they did just as well/bad as ones that had multiple sequences or repeated numbers.

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                  it might be that you might have a little/some psychic abilities...

                  in psychology several people had describe throughout the ages that a phenomenon known as:sinchronizity occurs have occured to them:

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronicity

                  I Remember the first time i try playing the lotto i kept getting: 3/6 and i cant remember but i think the 6th to 7th time i tried i got a: 4/6....all quick picks...


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                    it might be that you might have a little/some psychic abilities...

                    in psychology several people had describe throughout the ages that a phenomenon known as:sinchronizity occurs have occured to them:

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronicity

                    I Remember the first time i try playing the lotto i kept getting: 3/6 and i cant remember but i think the 6th to 7th time i tried i got a: 4/6....all quick picks...


                    try taking multivitamins and vitamins for your brain to stimulate your psychic part of your brain....but take them for a long time...they costs like: $5 for a: 120 to 180 day supply...

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                      try taking multivitamins and vitamins for your brain to stimulate your psychic part of your brain....but take them for a long time...they costs like: $5 for a: 120 to 180 day supply...

                      Are you telling yourself to take vitamins?...lol

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                        Lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo @ Joker17

                         


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                        I love quick picks, lol,   Even though, I keep getting, 516, 615, 561, 165, 156, 651,  it has yet to show.P***ed

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                          Posted: June 7, 2011, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                          I bought a QP today and I got 13-14-15-16-20 for the 5 white balls. This has to be the third time within the past year I got 4 consecutive numbers. I don't remember the last time I've seen 4 consecutive numbers even get picked for a drawing. If Quickpicks are random like the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine, then why do I keep getting so many consecutive numbers?

                          When you buy QPs, by default you're saying give me some numbers, any numbers fast and I don't bother being particular or otherwise you would pick them yourself.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            I bought a QP today and I got 13-14-15-16-20 for the 5 white balls. This has to be the third time within the past year I got 4 consecutive numbers. I don't remember the last time I've seen 4 consecutive numbers even get picked for a drawing. If Quickpicks are random like the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine, then why do I keep getting so many consecutive numbers?

                            I've had that happen once with my Virginia Cash5 monthly ticket.

                            I always get one line of QP's for every drawing for the month. A 30 or 31 day Multidraw.

                            The last time I got that QP, I got these numbers - 1, 7, 16, 17, 18. Didn't win a dime that month.

                            I use the Lottery Post RNG now, much better.

                            And I won with it the first time I used it for my monthly number.  3 + 1 on the Mega. $450.00 with the Megaplier.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              Lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo @ Joker17

                               


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                              I love quick picks, lol,   Even though, I keep getting, 516, 615, 561, 165, 156, 651,  it has yet to show.P***ed

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