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Would you stop playing the lottery if you were restricted to Quick Picks?

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Would you stop playing the lottery if you were restricted to Quick Picks?

Yes [ 37 ]  [47.44%]
No [ 41 ]  [52.56%]
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Posted: July 14, 2015, 8:27 am - IP Logged

From the LP website Mathematics page:

Quick Picks can't match the power of Self Picks

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Any gain or loss is your responsibility.
Use at your own risk.

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    Posted: July 14, 2015, 11:08 am - IP Logged

    It can be said, on the flip side of Quick Pick wins, that 70% to +80% of the Losers are Quick Picks.

    But, then again, that information is not readily available and is very unlikely to be revealed by the wonder folks at your local lottery headquarters.

    Presented 'AS IS' and for Entertainment Purposes Only.
    Any gain or loss is your responsibility.
    Use at your own risk.

    Order is a Subset of Chaos
    Knowledge is Beyond Belief
    Wisdom is Not Censored
    Douglas Paul Smallish
    Jehocifer

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      Posted: July 14, 2015, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

             Sulk Off           Would Psyko stop playing the lottery if I were restricted to Quick Picks..........................................................answer:  YES

        Today lottery terminals "spit" out Quick Picks from "poor" quality software programs. Over the past 10 years these programs have been dummed down

      and the game matrix "increased" to mind blowing ODD'sPuke  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!!!!!!!

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        Posted: July 14, 2015, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

        After watching NBC news with Lester Holt the other night talking to a reporter on the ground in Mexico outside the house that "El Chapo" made his getaway from- l say No way. These extraordinary diggers tunneled at least a mile under an open field, under the prison wall and into Guzman's shower, talk about determination.l seriously doubt any of those diggers were engineers despite them getting inside help, but if they did not give up to reach their target, why should I? - if it's QP'S moving forward: So Be it.

        * Bad analogy,  l know but l think l made my point. Ever Forward. 

        People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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          Posted: July 14, 2015, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

          kudos 4 questions like this but, it is not going to happen. Can you imagine how much they will loose if folks could only play QP instead of being able to choose their own numbers?

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            JeetKuneDoLotto's avatar - mystic

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            Posted: July 14, 2015, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

            No I would not stop playing the lottery.  I would only play one ticket of PB and MM when the Jackpot reaches 750 million dollars, as advertised.

            So perhaps I would play the lottery once every five years.

            Because of styles, people are separated.  They are not united together because styles became law.  But the original founder of the style started out with hypothesis - but now it has become the gospel truth.  Like boxing or fencing JKDL is a step by step project in which each maneuver must be repeated many times.  Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water.  Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.  Put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.  Now water can flow, or surge or drip or crash.  Be water my friend. 

              RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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              Posted: July 14, 2015, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

              From the PB 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?

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              I'll say it again, one of the most entertaining things about these forums is that people who claim to be opposed to quick picks can't wait to buy raffle tickets.

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              "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'm sure that's true when talking about the the 200K to 400K winners of 0+1 to 5+1 that's possible every drawing but players who ask that question are more concerned about the top 1 to 10 winners who match 5+0 to 5+1 most drawings and no one is releasing that information.  Players are left to figure that out on their own.  When I read stories of a winner having three 5+0 winners or PB having over a hundred 5+0 winners for one drawing who got their numbers from fortune cookies I know those weren't QPs.  It's those kinds of stories that make me think more the 20% of the top winners pick their own numbers.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: July 14, 2015, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                It can be said, on the flip side of Quick Pick wins, that 70% to +80% of the Losers are Quick Picks.

                But, then again, that information is not readily available and is very unlikely to be revealed by the wonder folks at your local lottery headquarters.

                JADELottery,

                True, but we both know that statistics can be played with all day long.

                I will say that for all the hoopla about systems, breaking codes, etc....(jackpot games) there are a whole bunch of drawings that do not produce a jackpot winner as opposed to the drawings that do.

                Anyone can become a member of the Missouri Lottery site and if you do they send out occasional surveys which include questions that ask if you would play a certain game.

                Part of those questions state something like "This game will have drawings twice a week and produce 10 or 11 jackpots  a year."

                That tells me they know what they're doing and don't consider any 'system' an obstacle.

                Lep

                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: July 14, 2015, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                  I would, but wouldn't play many tickets. One or two tickets just to be in the game.

                    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                    Posted: July 14, 2015, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

                    JADELottery,

                    True, but we both know that statistics can be played with all day long.

                    I will say that for all the hoopla about systems, breaking codes, etc....(jackpot games) there are a whole bunch of drawings that do not produce a jackpot winner as opposed to the drawings that do.

                    Anyone can become a member of the Missouri Lottery site and if you do they send out occasional surveys which include questions that ask if you would play a certain game.

                    Part of those questions state something like "This game will have drawings twice a week and produce 10 or 11 jackpots  a year."

                    That tells me they know what they're doing and don't consider any 'system' an obstacle.

                    Lep

                    "That tells me they know what they're doing and don't consider any 'system' an obstacle."

                    Lep

                    Massachusetts didn't consider the scheme(system) the Michigan couple was using to play their WinFall game an obstacle until it got coverage in the local news.  Facts are states make their money off sales so even a successful system(scheme) is of little concern but if the public think that some players have an advantage that most don't then they won't play and that is an obstacle.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: July 14, 2015, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                      RJOH,

                      That's one example of how many states, how many games, and how many drawings? And I take it they were cheating, no?

                      One more time, the belief that a system exists to beat the lottery does more to sell systems than any system actually beating the lottery.

                      I got a sales flyer in the mail today, The 10 Winningest Lottery Systems Ever (or some such title). $235 and one guy 'guaranteed' several Mega Millions jackpots a year.

                      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: July 14, 2015, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                        Nope but I would play very very very less considering I have better chances choosing my numbers in the daily games(P3, 4 and 5)

                        Group Hug.... ideas are welcome.

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                          Posted: July 14, 2015, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

                          Nope but I would play very very very less considering I have better chances choosing my numbers in the daily games(P3, 4 and 5)

                          Are you using the 111 rundown?

                          Or better yet the 111 workout?

                          Because of styles, people are separated.  They are not united together because styles became law.  But the original founder of the style started out with hypothesis - but now it has become the gospel truth.  Like boxing or fencing JKDL is a step by step project in which each maneuver must be repeated many times.  Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water.  Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.  Put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.  Now water can flow, or surge or drip or crash.  Be water my friend. 

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                            Posted: July 14, 2015, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                            "That tells me they know what they're doing and don't consider any 'system' an obstacle."

                            Lep

                            Massachusetts didn't consider the scheme(system) the Michigan couple was using to play their WinFall game an obstacle until it got coverage in the local news.  Facts are states make their money off sales so even a successful system(scheme) is of little concern but if the public think that some players have an advantage that most don't then they won't play and that is an obstacle.

                            Yes they know what they are doing.  Its a bait and switch scheme.

                            I ask for Grey Goose on the rocks, and I get Grey Goose and water.

                            Because of styles, people are separated.  They are not united together because styles became law.  But the original founder of the style started out with hypothesis - but now it has become the gospel truth.  Like boxing or fencing JKDL is a step by step project in which each maneuver must be repeated many times.  Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water.  Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.  Put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.  Now water can flow, or surge or drip or crash.  Be water my friend. 

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                              Posted: July 14, 2015, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

                              I voted no, I would not stop playing the lottery if restricted to QP's.  I would actually be relieved! And,

                              it would save me money.  I keep playing the same numbers over and over again fearing that if I stop

                              my numbers will come up. Actually, I lost out on $2Million in April 2014. I haven't gotten over it yet!

                              It was THE ONE time I forgot to play PB.  I retired that set of numbers but I still have 2 more sets. When the JP reaches $100mil I will also get a QP.