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Are there any stats that show % of QP Jackpot winners over non-QP for PB/MM?

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Posted: June 21, 2013, 2:12 am - IP Logged

I am wondering if there is any research/stats as to how many jackpot were won in PB/MM with Quick Pic as opposed to non QP?

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    Posted: June 21, 2013, 9:09 am - IP Logged

    I am wondering if there is any research/stats as to how many jackpot were won in PB/MM with Quick Pic as opposed to non QP?

    I found this

     

     

    http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/97987

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      Posted: June 23, 2013, 12:12 am - IP Logged

      I found this

       

       

      http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/97987

      Thanks Skyline! Good luck.

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        From the Powerball website FAQ page:

        WHICH HAS THE BETTER CHANCE OF WINNING: COMPUTER PICKS OR PLAYER PICKS?

        About 70% to 80% of purchases are computer picks. About 70% to80% of winners are computer picks. Perhaps just one of those weird coincidences?

        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 23, 2013, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

          From the Powerball website FAQ page:

          WHICH HAS THE BETTER CHANCE OF WINNING: COMPUTER PICKS OR PLAYER PICKS?

          About 70% to 80% of purchases are computer picks. About 70% to80% of winners are computer picks. Perhaps just one of those weird coincidences?

          I think more than a coincidence it is thata winning ratio is proportional to QP ratio

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            It's simply a direct reflection of sales.

            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 24, 2013, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

              It's simply a direct reflection of sales.

              Agreed..I like QPs for PB/MM but there are some times when I hated what's printed..An example was for the $590Mil PB drawing, one of my tix was 03-06-07-09-12 PB 10 Are they kidding me..Did any PB drawing ever generate the maximum ball number of 12.

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                Posted: June 24, 2013, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

                Another unreal number I got for a QP today is 05-06-08-46-47-49. Really? where are all the numbers 08-46? This is a 6/49 styled game called Megabucks Doubler.

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                  Posted: June 25, 2013, 12:49 am - IP Logged

                  accesscapital,

                  Yeah, I know. I remember a Asian female in front of me in line one time that played a quick pick and when she was walking away and looked at the numbers said, "Computer don't want me to win."

                  But sometimes those sets of numbers that you just know don't have a prayer are the ones that throw you an occassional bone.

                  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 25, 2013, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

                    Agreed..I like QPs for PB/MM but there are some times when I hated what's printed..An example was for the $590Mil PB drawing, one of my tix was 03-06-07-09-12 PB 10 Are they kidding me..Did any PB drawing ever generate the maximum ball number of 12.

                    accesscapital,

                    "Are they kidding me..Did any PB drawing ever generate the maximum ball number of 12."

                    Are you saying that lotteries should filter their Quick Picks?  For example, should they program the QP ticket generators to disallow any set with a max number less than some specified amount?  If they did this, wouldn't they also have to reject drawings meeting the rejection criteria?  Otherwise, I suspect you would be very unhappy if 03-06-07-09-12 PB 10 was drawn when you bought your QuickPick at a machine equipped with filters!

                    Maybe you can see that 03-06-07-09-12 PB 10 is just as likely to win as any other set if you envisioned the PB lottery with balls painted with pictures, rather than numbers, say...

                       Smile Wink Angry  . . . . . . .  Roll Eyes Hat Cool

                    I doubt if the air currents inside the machines could tell the difference, could they?

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                      accesscapital,

                      "Are they kidding me..Did any PB drawing ever generate the maximum ball number of 12."

                      Are you saying that lotteries should filter their Quick Picks?  For example, should they program the QP ticket generators to disallow any set with a max number less than some specified amount?  If they did this, wouldn't they also have to reject drawings meeting the rejection criteria?  Otherwise, I suspect you would be very unhappy if 03-06-07-09-12 PB 10 was drawn when you bought your QuickPick at a machine equipped with filters!

                      Maybe you can see that 03-06-07-09-12 PB 10 is just as likely to win as any other set if you envisioned the PB lottery with balls painted with pictures, rather than numbers, say...

                         Smile Wink Angry  . . . . . . .  Roll Eyes Hat Cool

                      I doubt if the air currents inside the machines could tell the difference, could they?

                      --Jimmy4164

                      There were numerous times I bought a second ticket just because the first one had such consecutive numbers. Many a times second one isn't better either, oh well Big Smile. So I am thinking of generating some QP numbers else where (on some websites) to make sure they are something I want. Then I will take them with me to the store, fill out the forms and get tix printed with those numbers.

                      Thanks for your detailed reply.

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                        I came across a question that the VA lottery answered recently (facebook I think) where someone asked about "win for life." The lottery said about 50% of the winners were Qps and 50% were self picks.

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                          I came across a question that the VA lottery answered recently (facebook I think) where someone asked about "win for life." The lottery said about 50% of the winners were Qps and 50% were self picks.

                          Good to know. BTW I saw that game few days ago on VA lottery website. If I was in VA, I would have been playing that game like crazy.

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                            Good to know. BTW I saw that game few days ago on VA lottery website. If I was in VA, I would have been playing that game like crazy.

                            I agree! I am focusing very heavy on it now and skipping MM or PB on occasion. I have been buying 3 tickets (The rules on the back of the payslip say it may be parimutuel if there are more than 3 winners...or was it 5?) for a couple of weeks now (same self picked numbers). There seems to be a run on people winning in general in VA with multiple tickets also  (different games).

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                              There were numerous times I bought a second ticket just because the first one had such consecutive numbers. Many a times second one isn't better either, oh well Big Smile. So I am thinking of generating some QP numbers else where (on some websites) to make sure they are something I want. Then I will take them with me to the store, fill out the forms and get tix printed with those numbers.

                              Thanks for your detailed reply.

                              accesscapital,

                              You might want to take note of the results in the Pennsylvania Cash-5 for 6/26/2013...

                              03  05  09  12  13

                              There was one(1) winner and the pot was $500,000! Smile

                              http://www.palottery.state.pa.us/Payouts.aspx?id=45724

                              --Jimmy4164