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Posted: January 22, 2014, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

do not play quick picks.

YOU WILL NEVER WIN A LOTTERY JACKPOT IN YOUR LIFETIME=SAVE YOUR MONEY!

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    Posted: January 22, 2014, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

    If I am in a hurry I get a quick pick.  But most of the time I like to play my own numbers, it's part of the fun.  No wonder so many win with quick picks because most of the players use them I would say.  I think that maybe 5 to 10 percent of the lottery players pick their own number is my guess.  Out of many I have seen buying tickets I have only seen one person filling out his own numbers.

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      Posted: January 22, 2014, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

      "There is only one practical reason I can give you to play a "quick pick" over picking your own numbers.  If you get your own numbers, they become just that - your OWN.  You will feel more compelled to play "your" numbers more often.  You'll think, "What if I don't play MY numbers tonight and they actually come in?!?"

      If you only do quick picks, you'll play less often.  Play less often is the BEST strategy for playing the lottery!  That includes playing so "less often" that you never play!  THAT is the very best strategy.

      Look, the lottery company operates on a 50% payback rate.  In other words, for every $100,000 they collect from ticket sales, they only pay out about $50,000 to winning tickets.  At a 50% payback rate, no other standard bet on the planet comes even close to being as bad as buying lottery tickets.  The lottery is a TAX on the poor and on the ignorant.

      You asked what's the most I've won.  Why?  What would that tell you?  I hit $2,500 from the Pick 3 lottery once.  So what???  Seriously - knowing I won that means nothing without knowing about the THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS I poured down the drain chasing that win.

      You are interested in the wrong thing.  Do a little research into the probability and payout tables for your own lottery.  If you look carefully, you will see for yourself that I am right about that 50% payback rate.  You might as well light a match to half your money." BY PDQ.

      I pick my own numbers but never felt compelled to play them more than twice (a few times).

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        Posted: January 22, 2014, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

        I'll say it again, regardless of the means of number selection anytime the all the numbers played match all the numbers drawn is pure blind luck.

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        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: January 22, 2014, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

          I pick my own numbers but never felt compelled to play them more than twice (a few times).

          I like to do both, I drop my numbers way to soon sometimes.

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            Posted: January 22, 2014, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

            do not play set of numbers that already have been drawn.

            Are you saying i've been doing it wrong all these years.

            is that picture of you????

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              Posted: January 22, 2014, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

              I'll say it again, regardless of the means of number selection anytime the all the numbers played match all the numbers drawn is pure blind luck.

              Lep

              Yep, either way, it's pure luck of the draw,

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                Posted: January 22, 2014, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

                do not play quick picks.

                I like when you told Cynthia Stafford never play QUICK PICKS on national TV Green laugh

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                  Posted: January 22, 2014, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                  If I have to die, I prefer to die by my own knife.  Quick Pick feels like throwing money away and then thanking the lottery director for it. Cool 

                  Just my $0.12 cents

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                    Posted: January 22, 2014, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

                    Richard must have a very large group of close personal friends because I've heard a lot of people refer to him as Dick.

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                      Richard must have a very large group of close personal friends because I've heard a lot of people refer to him as Dick.

                      OMG! lol lol This is why I don't read this site at work. I'd be laughing out loud too much.

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                        Posted: January 22, 2014, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

                        do not play quick picks.

                        I will definitely play quick picks. Thumbs Down

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                          Posted: January 22, 2014, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

                          never play quick picks

                          Both quick picks and self picked numbers have equal probability of winning. The only difference is quick picks are easier to do and less time consuming. It would take me less than 1 minute to go into a store and get 10 lines of tonight's PB. If I had to fill out a play slip for the same 10 lines then the process lasts double the time. Majority of people go for easier and faster options so quick picks are chosen more and therefore win more. It's not rocket science Evil

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                            Posted: January 22, 2014, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

                            I like to do both, I drop my numbers way to soon sometimes.

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                              Posted: January 22, 2014, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

                              I will definitely play quick picks. Thumbs Down

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