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Posted: October 26, 2011, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

Hey,

 

 I'm assuming most people hear study the Powerball as most as they can and maybe come up with their own numbers. As of lately, I've only done this for Tennessee Cash and have been a little "lazy" when it comes to Powerball and Mega Millions. Whenever I play by myself I just buy about 5-10 QPs at a time. Since the beginning of the year, I have matched only 1 PB or MB. How is this possible? Whenver I play PW or MM I have a 99% chance of not winning anything at all! It's very frustrating. I don't play all the time thinking I am going to hit the JP, hoping yes. However I can't win anything!! Anyone else have this experince while playing PW and using QPs? I am in Tennessee and I have my theories about our QP system lol.

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: October 26, 2011, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

    Hey,

     

     I'm assuming most people hear study the Powerball as most as they can and maybe come up with their own numbers. As of lately, I've only done this for Tennessee Cash and have been a little "lazy" when it comes to Powerball and Mega Millions. Whenever I play by myself I just buy about 5-10 QPs at a time. Since the beginning of the year, I have matched only 1 PB or MB. How is this possible? Whenver I play PW or MM I have a 99% chance of not winning anything at all! It's very frustrating. I don't play all the time thinking I am going to hit the JP, hoping yes. However I can't win anything!! Anyone else have this experince while playing PW and using QPs? I am in Tennessee and I have my theories about our QP system lol.

     been a little "lazy" when it comes to Powerball

    Lots of PB players buy a few QPs and get the same results, your are not alone.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
                 Evil Looking       

      Raven62's avatar - binary
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      Posted: October 26, 2011, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

      Hey,

       

       I'm assuming most people hear study the Powerball as most as they can and maybe come up with their own numbers. As of lately, I've only done this for Tennessee Cash and have been a little "lazy" when it comes to Powerball and Mega Millions. Whenever I play by myself I just buy about 5-10 QPs at a time. Since the beginning of the year, I have matched only 1 PB or MB. How is this possible? Whenver I play PW or MM I have a 99% chance of not winning anything at all! It's very frustrating. I don't play all the time thinking I am going to hit the JP, hoping yes. However I can't win anything!! Anyone else have this experince while playing PW and using QPs? I am in Tennessee and I have my theories about our QP system lol.

      Ive heard that: Study the PowerBall!

      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: October 26, 2011, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

        Hey,

         

         I'm assuming most people hear study the Powerball as most as they can and maybe come up with their own numbers. As of lately, I've only done this for Tennessee Cash and have been a little "lazy" when it comes to Powerball and Mega Millions. Whenever I play by myself I just buy about 5-10 QPs at a time. Since the beginning of the year, I have matched only 1 PB or MB. How is this possible? Whenver I play PW or MM I have a 99% chance of not winning anything at all! It's very frustrating. I don't play all the time thinking I am going to hit the JP, hoping yes. However I can't win anything!! Anyone else have this experince while playing PW and using QPs? I am in Tennessee and I have my theories about our QP system lol.

        Keep two things in mind to keep things in perspective, Mike.

        In Powerball, there are over 195 million combinations of numbers that can come up.

        Out of those over 195 million combinations, you have to pick the right one. That is virtually impossible.

        If that isn't hard enough, you're from Tennessee, which means you're laboring under the Evil-Eye of The Dragon Lady.

        Abandon all hope and say hello to Jack Daniels.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

         

         

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          Posted: October 26, 2011, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

          Hey,

           

           I'm assuming most people hear study the Powerball as most as they can and maybe come up with their own numbers. As of lately, I've only done this for Tennessee Cash and have been a little "lazy" when it comes to Powerball and Mega Millions. Whenever I play by myself I just buy about 5-10 QPs at a time. Since the beginning of the year, I have matched only 1 PB or MB. How is this possible? Whenver I play PW or MM I have a 99% chance of not winning anything at all! It's very frustrating. I don't play all the time thinking I am going to hit the JP, hoping yes. However I can't win anything!! Anyone else have this experince while playing PW and using QPs? I am in Tennessee and I have my theories about our QP system lol.

          The odds of matching just the bonus number is 63 to 1 for PB and 75 to 1 for MM. What it really means is players would have to buy 63 or 75 QPs before they can expect to match the bonus number. While the odds of matching five numbers is high for both games, it's slightly better for MM and it pays $50,000 more.

          When the jackpots are high like PB is now, a $10 or $20 bet seems like a good idea, but we really can't expect to win anything.

          Good Luck!

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            Posted: October 27, 2011, 10:05 am - IP Logged

            Hey,

             

             I'm assuming most people hear study the Powerball as most as they can and maybe come up with their own numbers. As of lately, I've only done this for Tennessee Cash and have been a little "lazy" when it comes to Powerball and Mega Millions. Whenever I play by myself I just buy about 5-10 QPs at a time. Since the beginning of the year, I have matched only 1 PB or MB. How is this possible? Whenver I play PW or MM I have a 99% chance of not winning anything at all! It's very frustrating. I don't play all the time thinking I am going to hit the JP, hoping yes. However I can't win anything!! Anyone else have this experince while playing PW and using QPs? I am in Tennessee and I have my theories about our QP system lol.

            MIKE BUY A FEW QP THEN PICK YOUR OWN NUMBERS. DON'T USE ANY FROM YOU QP YOU ALL READY KNOW THAT THEY DON'T HAVE THE WINING NUMBER.

             

            GO VOLS.

              luckydos's avatar - friends
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              Posted: October 27, 2011, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

              I feel the same way, I think when you choose QP the computer gives you the least likely numbers to come up thats why I choose my own. Even with them changing the game Jan. 2012 the odds are 1 in 175 million but someones got to win. Good luck to everyone. :-)