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pick 5 state lottos and %'s

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Posted: November 11, 2013, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

Anyone chime in and respond if you only play the state lottos (which for ex in my state is the Palmetto Cash 5 lotto)  only.   Due to lower number of balls available (1-38) for most of these lottos, how many of you stay with just quick pics only?.

I have had to redo the lotto budget and  i sticking to 5 tix with power play which equals $10 for dailies and no other games.   Just wanting  to get input on state lottos only instead of the astonomical Mega and PB.

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    Posted: November 11, 2013, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

    Having a Masters degree in accounting has me sticking to just the lottos that have a lower percantage or greater change of winning.  For my state it is 1 in 500,000 roughly.

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      Posted: November 11, 2013, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

      TN doesn't have a 5 number lotto game.

      TN doesn't have a 6 number lotto game.

      All we have is a 5+1 game but it's a fake computer drawing so I don't play it.

      We also have the multistate Hot Lotto but that has fake drawings too so I don't play that either.

      I go to Virginia to play their 34 number Cash5. They have real ball drawings, no hanky panky with the programming.

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        SC had a pick 6 games and i actually got 5/6 and got a little over $1000.   It was a great feeling telling my wife i told you i was going to win at some point.  The game was cancelled about a month later but i never expected to get 5/6 or even 6/6 again.   Thats why i have tried to stay with the one game that i could get a decent amount after taxes to payoff my home.

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          Posted: November 11, 2013, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

          I use to have a set of Take 5 numbers here in New York  I played, but the payoff was so low and the length of time for them to come in was pathetic. In fact I hit twice on 4 numbers and the second time was even lower. But somethings better than nothing. It's funny this topic came up because just today I have started debating on quick piks or set numbers. Maybe a new set and a quick pik. Keep within a budget.Dance

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            Posted: November 11, 2013, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

            As i have determined from the last two weeks of using all my on hand daily cash-----STAY WITHIN BUDGET.


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              Posted: November 11, 2013, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

              Ours here in NC Carolina cash 5 is 1 in 575,000, we've had some pretty good hitters too. One old man hit for over 1 million then about a year or 2 later he hit for 745,000...all before taxes LOL...wish I had his luck the most I get with my quick picks is maybe a buck or two here and there

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                Your day will come sir, just bide time, and keep your bills paid first!US Flag

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                  Posted: November 11, 2013, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

                  The Illinois game went from a 5/30 to a 5/39. Had I had known some of the things I learned here on LP I would have played it a lot more when it was 5/30.

                  It's still the game I play most as let's face it, in one's lifetime you're likely to maybe hit a Pick 5 more so than a Pick 6 or 5 + 1.

                  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: November 11, 2013, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                    Here in MA we have Mass Cash (5/35) drawn daily. You can win $100,000 if you march 5 of 5. If you play the same numbers 5 times and they match 5 of 5 you win $500,000. How cool is that?! the odds are only 1 in 324,632. That is my game these days.

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      Posted: November 11, 2013, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

                      The Jerseycash5 game is a 5/40 game, used to be a 5/39 and before that a 5/38 game,

                      they wanted to raise bigger JPs when it became a rollover game. before that if there was no winner w/all 5#s the JP was divided between tix. w/ 4/5

                       

                      Been playing the same #set for over 10 years.

                      I hit 4/5 three times and 3/5 too many times to remember, but that 5/5 remains elusive.

                      Even though this game is 5/40 I think it's popular w/out of state folks, cause the JPs grow fast in the summer,

                      when a lot of vacationers are here.

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                        Posted: November 12, 2013, 5:56 am - IP Logged

                        we have  5-39 Smash i never hit 5 yet Sleep

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                          Posted: November 12, 2013, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

                          "I go to Virginia to play their 34 number Cash5. They have real ball drawings, no hanky panky with the programming."

                          The Hot Lotto and the Oklahoma Cash 5 are both computer generated.  How hard would it be for the computer to generate some random picks and see which ones have the lowest amount of payout?  If a computer can play chess this would not be hard.

                          We have 1-36 here for a max payout of $25,000 tax free, they say.  But for 4 numbers you get $500 which is what I try to do.

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                            Posted: November 12, 2013, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

                            TN doesn't have a 5 number lotto game.

                            TN doesn't have a 6 number lotto game.

                            All we have is a 5+1 game but it's a fake computer drawing so I don't play it.

                            We also have the multistate Hot Lotto but that has fake drawings too so I don't play that either.

                            I go to Virginia to play their 34 number Cash5. They have real ball drawings, no hanky panky with the programming.

                            I didn't realize your mule went so far.  Better have him re-shoed.


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                              Posted: November 12, 2013, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

                              Anyone chime in and respond if you only play the state lottos (which for ex in my state is the Palmetto Cash 5 lotto)  only.   Due to lower number of balls available (1-38) for most of these lottos, how many of you stay with just quick pics only?.

                              I have had to redo the lotto budget and  i sticking to 5 tix with power play which equals $10 for dailies and no other games.   Just wanting  to get input on state lottos only instead of the astonomical Mega and PB.

                              the amount of lines you play depends a lot on the payout.

                              If your 4/5 pays only $100 then you want to spend less but longer.

                              If your 4/5 pays $500 then you can afford to spend a little more each draw, or spend less and bet longer.

                              I spend on average $6 per draw.  Which means I can go about three months losing before I am deep in the hole.

                              After 100 draws, thats $600 investment.  Without a 4/5 win in that time, I mostly want to scream, pull out my hair and get a refund on my lottery products.

                              Luckily I am not panicking yet.

                              And no quick picks for me. (except for the ones I scan out at the vending machines)