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I'm beginning to think that picking my own numbers is the way to go as opposed to QP's

Topic closed. 34 replies. Last post 4 years ago by realtorjim.

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Posted: March 20, 2013, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

Though the possibility of a rigged drawing is almost nil due to safeguards in place and a ball select system, this same extent of safeguard is not in place for the mere selection of quick pick numbers.  It is soooooo easy to have a computer randomly select within any grouping of numbers to create "bunched" tickets, thus a less likely chance of them hitting.  Can they hit?  Yes.  Do they hit? Yes, occasionally.  But what better way to drive up the jackpot.  I'm not implying anything.  Just bringing up that the possibility exists.  A kind of "rigging the numbers" without rigging the drawing.

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    Posted: March 20, 2013, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

    Has anyone else noticed that quick picks are bunching numbers.  I.E. 44 47 48 or 23 25 29 or 52 53 54, etc. a high percentage of the time!   If you look at the winning powerball numbers you will notice they rarely display this senario.  However, the quick picks favor this setup a high percentage of the time.  I have been following this pattern for over a year, purchasing 5 to 20 tickets a drawing.  I know all numbers have an equal chance of winning, but patterns do develop and these don't necessarily mean winning patterns.  Since the powerball drawing is with balls the numbers are more separated, but with computers the quick pick numbers are more bunched.   Thus they rarely match up with how actual numbers are drawn.  Makes one wonder...Roll Eyes

    bunched numbers do produce jackpot winners though

    5/15/2012  10,11,12,14,24 mega 6 for $25 million

    7/27/2012   2,3,4,8,23  mega 46 for $52 million

    12/18/2007  3,23,46,48,49 mega 2 for 163 million

    12/1/2010   5,10,11,12,20 powerball 2 for $95 million

    plus there's more jackpot wins with 2 consecutive numbers

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      Posted: March 20, 2013, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

      bunched numbers do produce jackpot winners though

      5/15/2012  10,11,12,14,24 mega 6 for $25 million

      7/27/2012   2,3,4,8,23  mega 46 for $52 million

      12/18/2007  3,23,46,48,49 mega 2 for 163 million

      12/1/2010   5,10,11,12,20 powerball 2 for $95 million

      plus there's more jackpot wins with 2 consecutive numbers

      I don't negate the fact that they do occur, but as you have just proven they are percentage wise rare.  You went back to at least 2010 and have 4 examples.  I don't count 2 consective numbers as being bunched due to the relativity of odds probability.  It is true any set of numbers can win, but the majority of winning combinations to date do not contain bunched numbers.  They are randomly distributed and selected via balls.  Uncoincidentally the quick picks do not follow the same pattern of randomness as winning numbers, thus creating a larger percentage of bunched quick picks.   Just a theory without much concrete evidence.  Of course I have more reason to suspect since our Governor sold our Lottery into privatization (Indiana).  And with Illinois (another privatized lottery state) putting a 20 million dollar charge back on the management firm because they didn't meet the sales numbers that were projected, there is even more pressure on the management firms to raise ticket sales.  What sells more tickets than larger jackpots.  What creates larger jackpots... smaller jackpots that are not won.  What method wins the most jackpots... quick picks.  What can be done to favor a jackpot not being hit... bunching quick pick numbers to favor patterns not normally hit.

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        Posted: March 20, 2013, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

        One thing I do notice a lot though with easy pics almost always the last number is in the 50's. The last 2 powerball draws I got 10 easy picks each and both tickets all the last numbers were in the 50's

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          Posted: March 20, 2013, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

          Of course saying that Multi-state lottery is rigged would be like accusing Wall Street firms and large institutional banking firms of cheating millions of clients out of money, then putting the pay backs on consumers while having the CEO's get millions in compensation at the same time, and no one ever being charged with wrong doing.  There are just toooo many regulators for something like that to ever happen.  Right.... Right?

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