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Powerball: Quick Picks or Pick Your Own Numbers?

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Which is the best method to use and Why?

Quick Picks [ 33 ]  [63.46%]
Picking Your Own Numbers [ 19 ]  [36.54%]
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Posted: May 24, 2014, 7:56 am - IP Logged

Mail For YouOk...So we're starting a Powerball Pool in my office, and we are debating on what method to use. Should we just pick our own numbers and play them every week or just allow the computer to pick the numbers for us? Your thoughts on this subject would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

LH, as far as your 2 choices, depending on your mutual agreement of the members of the pool, why don't you have your associates mark a set of numbers they want on slip. Do a split of the QP's and Chosen. Should the number of members be an odd number, consider having more QP's for that draw, then on the next use the chosen numbers the next time, ex: 9 players- 5 QP & 4 Chosen slips. next draw would be 5 Chosen slips and 4 QP's.......or...

You could do like my group did, allow each player to bring in their own ticket for the respective draw(leaving it up to each player to make their own choice-QP vs Chosen). Keep a log of their numbers the day they give you the ticket and have them initial your log. You make copies of the tickets and mark on the copies of what player brought in what ticket. Keeps track of who participated and who didn't. You don't bring a ticket, you don't share in any winnings. You're out sick or on vacation and want to have another player get your ticket for you, it will be up to the other player whether they want a QP vs Chosen.
Keep the log at work, so it is accessible in case the log keeper is out, that way another player can do any entries as needed.

Just my 2 cents worth  Cool

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    Posted: May 24, 2014, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

    It seems safer to play QP. If each player selected a set of numbers and theirs won, you'd see lawsuits trying to get out of splitting the money. "It was my numbers that won. Wah!!!"

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      Posted: May 25, 2014, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

      When picking my win numbers at least guarantees me a win. QPs who knows

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        Posted: May 26, 2014, 12:39 am - IP Logged

        l would like to think that it does not matter one bit whether its QP's or choosing one's own numbers, after all the spinning balls inside the sphere don't know which is which.

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          Posted: May 26, 2014, 7:20 am - IP Logged

          l would like to think that it does not matter one bit whether its QP's or choosing one's own numbers, after all the spinning balls inside the sphere don't know which is which.

          I agree with this!!

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            Posted: May 27, 2014, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

            l would like to think that it does not matter one bit whether its QP's or choosing one's own numbers, after all the spinning balls inside the sphere don't know which is which.

            Yes, couldn't agree more, after all my SP and your QP could have the very same #set.

            You could have 2 winners splitting the JP, 1 w/ SP and 1 w/ QP.

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              Posted: May 28, 2014, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

              SkyLine69, I agree with what you said, because I get more wins from my own sets of numbers than I do with the QP's that I buy.

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                Posted: May 29, 2014, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

                Pick your own numbers - It's the only way to go !!! -- There are combinations in every Jackpot Game......

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                I give you 124 Groups of combinations that make up 439 of the last 563 drawings or 77.98%

                9 of these Groups have 4 out of 5 which have it twice within the date range given.  That's 18 out of the 563 drawings.  Compare that to the given odds of 1 in 455,126 just to hit it once.

                The top four Powerballs are 29 20 33 32 since the last Matrix change.

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                Good Luck & Best Wishes To ALL............................

                If you play in a pool, make sure you have everything spelled out in writing & have everyone sign off on what the rules are.....  It's called - Cover your Behind.

                I am not shooting for the Grand Prize - But I believe 5 of 5 is obtainable.

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                  When picking my win numbers at least guarantees me a win. QPs who knows

                  If that's the case, you'd be silly to play in a pool. Just play by yourself and you won't have to share with anyone.

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                    Posted: June 28, 2014, 7:13 am - IP Logged

                    I pick my own, however, in a pool I'd say do qp's... its going to be hard to get a group of coworkers to agree on own numbers

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                      Posted: June 28, 2014, 10:00 am - IP Logged

                      Mail For YouOk...So we're starting a Powerball Pool in my office, and we are debating on what method to use. Should we just pick our own numbers and play them every week or just allow the computer to pick the numbers for us? Your thoughts on this subject would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

                      Quick picks are much easier to do and are as good as self picked combinations. Good luck Thumbs Up

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                        First, I would like to thank everyone for their input and for taking the time to respond to my question/poll. Our lottery pool (12 members) has decided to play both ways....we're purchasing QP's for now and would like to learn more about choosing our own numbers.

                        @Butch2030....I looked over your file and see the repeating patterns/combinations. My question to you is this....how do you choose which group to play during any given game? And how often do you get a hit?

                        Again, Thanks everyone! Hurray!

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                          First, I would like to thank everyone for their input and for taking the time to respond to my question/poll. Our lottery pool (12 members) has decided to play both ways....we're purchasing QP's for now and would like to learn more about choosing our own numbers.

                          @Butch2030....I looked over your file and see the repeating patterns/combinations. My question to you is this....how do you choose which group to play during any given game? And how often do you get a hit?

                          Again, Thanks everyone! Hurray!

                          At least with QP's, the terminals can be blamed for picking the losing combinations.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            At least with QP's, the terminals can be blamed for picking the losing combinations.

                            I Agree! and with no details of how many players or how much it will cost each player, the obvious choice is QPs.

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                              Posted: July 11, 2014, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                              Longhair
                              Assuming your pool is for the long haul, I suggest the following:
                              Add or subtract membership to form 2 or 3 six- member pools.
                              You would be a member of one team, but would also be AN UNPAID manager/coordinator.
                              You would coordinate things, keep records, in other words, manage the undertaking.
                              Each member of a 6 member pool would have responsibility for a specific Decade.
                              Member 1 would worry about the single digits, Member 2 would worry about the Teens etc Member 6 would worry about the 50s
                              Each member would  be responsible for coming up with THREE digits/numbers.
                              Total of 18 numbers.
                              You would find a 18 number wheel and generate 30 combinations.
                              You would would give each member 5 combinations.
                              They would purchase the tickets, paying with their own funds.
                              Members would provide you with proof of purchase. Some element from the ticket the lottery could use to
                              stop payment if one of your members decides to flee.
                              Your members would decide a method for choosing PB numbers.
                              Bottom line, every member contributes, every member gets an equal share.
                              The second and third teams would operate separately. They wouldn't know what the other teams are
                              doing.
                              Only the members in team with a winning ticket would get paid.

                              Good luck