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Mega Millions Can Only Be Won With A Quick Pick!

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: December 12, 2013, 6:03 am - IP Logged

Well I hope you bought a bunch of them, because if there was ever a lucky QP winner on LP, (thats still around), it would be you.  (RIP Mcginnin) 

Anyway Good luck to you friday Win500!

The difference is Win showed a winning ticket.

McDoofus showed strings of emoticons that he seemed to think were hilarious partnered with his constant banal, vapid, insipid attempts at humor in every single post with his trademark girly-man flair. Thank God we've been spared from that.

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    Posted: December 12, 2013, 9:12 am - IP Logged

    You got that right- Ronald was just as surprised as everyone else- he had picked his numbers from events in his life, like kid's baptism, his highschool jersey # etc.

    There is no such thing as " only a quick pick" wins the lottery jackpot, if that were the case everyone would be dumping their self pick numbers and playing QP's  24/7.

    When I said "only a quick pick", I am talking about with the new matrix. People who have been doing self picks had to now consider 1-75 numbers. Of course someone can win with their own numbers. But I am convinced the first winner under the new matrix will win with a quick pick because these supersized jackpots bring out people who don't play regularly. What do you think they buy? Quick Picks.

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      Posted: December 12, 2013, 10:49 am - IP Logged

      Coin,

      You can play as many numbers as you want and QP the rest on all the JP games in TN (Hot Lotto, Tennessee Cash, MM and PB).

      The majority of jerks, I mean clerks, don't know about it though and if asked they'll say no, you can't do that.

      rdgrnr,

      Didn't know that, thanks for the info.

      Should somebody win with a ticket like that now I'm really wondering what it would be called? A combo QP / Self pick?

      I think most here didn't know that.....so it won;t be long before someone comes up with the "50% QP / 50% Self pick" system!

      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: December 12, 2013, 11:12 am - IP Logged

        When I said "only a quick pick", I am talking about with the new matrix. People who have been doing self picks had to now consider 1-75 numbers. Of course someone can win with their own numbers. But I am convinced the first winner under the new matrix will win with a quick pick because these supersized jackpots bring out people who don't play regularly. What do you think they buy? Quick Picks.

        You may be on to something here.

        I can't quantify it exactly, but it appears that there may be more quick picks with the new MM compared to old MM. That could be due to precisely what you said: if people self pick 31 and under numbers, well, their playslip looks real weird and lopsided, using less than half of the available numbers. So they naturally spread it around more and so new MM gets better number diversity and coverage.

        Only MM knows exactly the QP to SP ratio, whether it's 70% or 90% QPs. But still, even they don't really know for sure. Even a SP can be random, like using 3rd party offline QP generators like LP or random org, or just simple human random generator hunt and peck method.

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          Posted: December 12, 2013, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

          When I said "only a quick pick", I am talking about with the new matrix. People who have been doing self picks had to now consider 1-75 numbers. Of course someone can win with their own numbers. But I am convinced the first winner under the new matrix will win with a quick pick because these supersized jackpots bring out people who don't play regularly. What do you think they buy? Quick Picks.

          I get your point- however the word " only"  cannot be used in a game of chance since the outcome cannot be determined in advance. .that's all.

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            Posted: December 12, 2013, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

            When I said "only a quick pick", I am talking about with the new matrix. People who have been doing self picks had to now consider 1-75 numbers. Of course someone can win with their own numbers. But I am convinced the first winner under the new matrix will win with a quick pick because these supersized jackpots bring out people who don't play regularly. What do you think they buy? Quick Picks.

            I'm convinced that something that happens 70 to 80% of the time is likely to happen 70 to 80% of the time, too. Of course I also realize there's a 20 to 30% chance that something else will happen.

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              Posted: December 12, 2013, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

              rdgrnr,

              Didn't know that, thanks for the info.

              Should somebody win with a ticket like that now I'm really wondering what it would be called? A combo QP / Self pick?

              I think most here didn't know that.....so it won;t be long before someone comes up with the "50% QP / 50% Self pick" system!

              I call 'em a half and half ticket. I usually get one when the JP gets big, over $300M or so. We'll see if the SPs or QPs have better results.

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                Posted: December 12, 2013, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                Jon D,

                I think in Georgia and from what rdgrnr posted for Tennessee you can play like this, let's say you're playing a 6/52 game........if you filled out a playslip with 1 16  27 and asked them to run it, the other three numbers are quick picks.

                I think they're all mixed on the same line.

                Georgia also has a Pick 5 game that's a Pick 4 and another digit, and you have to hit in order.

                So their Pick 5 has results like 1 6 8 6 2.

                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: December 12, 2013, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                  Jon D,

                  I think in Georgia and from what rdgrnr posted for Tennessee you can play like this, let's say you're playing a 6/52 game........if you filled out a playslip with 1 16  27 and asked them to run it, the other three numbers are quick picks.

                  I think they're all mixed on the same line.

                  Georgia also has a Pick 5 game that's a Pick 4 and another digit, and you have to hit in order.

                  So their Pick 5 has results like 1 6 8 6 2.

                  Oh, OK, I gotcha: mix SP and QP on the same line.

                  Never tried that.

                  But I remember a clerk telling me about the new terminals they got upgraded to recently. They are much more flexible than the old ones. They can load playslips upside down or even sideways, and if someone makes a mistake on their slip, they don't have to hand it back and have them re-do it, they can fix it right there on the screen for any missing/dupe numbers. I guess they probably have a "finish it up with QPs" button too?

                  That's a weird way to play, so I'd probably never do that.

                  Lots of places still have the old terminals though. His store is a top seller so he got upgraded first.

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                    Ronald Willis won before the changes to Mega Millions. There is a reason why  no one has won yet with the new matrix. Because MUSL will need to sell almost all combinations to produce 1 winner. That is why it will take a quick pick IMO. I can't wait to come to this thread when the sole winner wins with a quick pick.

                    Well, since ~80% of all wins are quick pick, it's going to be likely this winner will as well (even if it was before the changes).

                    You're "theory" won't hold until MegaMillions is won numerous times ONLY via quick picks and ONLY past a certain number amount. My guess is that won't happen, there will be many high number winners but there will also be those outliers that we have now, like when PowerBall was won every other draw for a month.

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                      Posted: December 13, 2013, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                      Well, since ~80% of all wins are quick pick, it's going to be likely this winner will as well (even if it was before the changes).

                      You're "theory" won't hold until MegaMillions is won numerous times ONLY via quick picks and ONLY past a certain number amount. My guess is that won't happen, there will be many high number winners but there will also be those outliers that we have now, like when PowerBall was won every other draw for a month.

                      I'll wait.

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                        Posted: December 17, 2013, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

                        The jackpot will be won with a quick pick from Florida.

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                          Posted: December 17, 2013, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

                          Jackpot at $636 mil now. Ahh!

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                            Posted: December 17, 2013, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

                            I hope the title of this thread is correct.  In my possession I have one $1.00 QP.  Smile

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                              Posted: December 17, 2013, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                              I hope the title of this thread is correct.  In my possession I have one $1.00 QP.  Smile

                              How many tickets do you need to win the jackpot? 1

                              I also have 1 quick pick ticket.

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