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Is Quick Pick or Picking Your Own Numbers For Powerball Better? What will you be doing?

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Is Quick Pick or Picking Your Own Numbers For Powerball Better? What will you be doing?

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I Will Do Both [ 10 ]  [41.67%]
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Posted: January 12, 2016, 9:49 am - IP Logged

I have heard a lot of conflicting information on whether or not it is better to do quick pick or to select your own numbers. Many say use Quick Pick so that you are not bias and your numbers are truly random and unique. Others, like Richard Lustig, say to pick your own numbers and stick with them. What method will you be using for the 1.4 Billion Dollar Powerball this week?

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    Posted: January 12, 2016, 9:50 am - IP Logged

    Both

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      Posted: January 12, 2016, 9:58 am - IP Logged

      I have heard a lot of conflicting information on whether or not it is better to do quick pick or to select your own numbers. Many say use Quick Pick so that you are not bias and your numbers are truly random and unique. Others, like Richard Lustig, say to pick your own numbers and stick with them. What method will you be using for the 1.4 Billion Dollar Powerball this week?

      They say that 70-80% of the tickets purchased are "QuickPick" and also that 70-80% of the winning tickets were "QuickPick" hmmmmmmm

      I'm going with QP tickets. Those numbers are as good as any I can choose.

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        Posted: January 12, 2016, 10:08 am - IP Logged

        I think it's Georgia that lets you 'mix and match'.

        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 12, 2016, 10:09 am - IP Logged

          None.

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            Posted: January 12, 2016, 10:34 am - IP Logged

            I always do quick pick, it is much easier than thinking what numbers you want to put on the paper

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              Posted: January 12, 2016, 10:34 am - IP Logged

              I have heard a lot of conflicting information on whether or not it is better to do quick pick or to select your own numbers. Many say use Quick Pick so that you are not bias and your numbers are truly random and unique. Others, like Richard Lustig, say to pick your own numbers and stick with them. What method will you be using for the 1.4 Billion Dollar Powerball this week?

              75% of winners come from quick picks, but it really doesn't matter.

              Either you're destined to win or lose, unfortunately, 99.99999999% of us are destined to lose!

              NY Lotto's slogan is "All you need is a dollar (or 2) and a dream".

              Sweet dreams are made of these, but to virtually all us, it's just a dream.

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                Posted: January 12, 2016, 10:50 am - IP Logged

                I spent hours simulating lottery drawings with numbered scraps of paper and big ziplock bags(white balls and bonus balls). I wanted pure randomness just like a lottery drawing. I have 10 lines for both Mega and PB that I play on a regular basis.

                May the balls bounce in your favor!

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                  Posted: January 12, 2016, 10:57 am - IP Logged

                  I heard someone at work wanted to play a co-workers birthday that passed away this weekend.

                  I guess it's only wrong if they don't win...

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                    Posted: January 12, 2016, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

                    Whats with the powerball QP computer?  I bought 5 tickets at different locations and these are the PB numbers I got... 4, 21, 23, 24 and 25.

                    Never give up.  Banana

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                      Posted: January 12, 2016, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

                      Whats with the powerball QP computer?  I bought 5 tickets at different locations and these are the PB numbers I got... 4, 21, 23, 24 and 25.

                      I bet they're winners! Jester Laugh

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                        Posted: January 12, 2016, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

                        Wait wait wait... so 5 tickets 5 locations and all the same numbers?

                        Something doesn't smell right. Is there someone you can call?

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                          Posted: January 12, 2016, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

                          Wait wait wait... so 5 tickets 5 locations and all the same numbers?

                          Something doesn't smell right. Is there someone you can call?

                          Oh no, those aren't the numbers, those are the numbers for the powerball.

                          Never give up.  Banana

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                            Posted: January 12, 2016, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

                            QP is the proper choice from a financial standpoint, if you enjoy conjuring up your own numbers for the pure enjoyment by all means do so.

                            All number combinations have an equal probability of turning up so that leaves two things in favor of QPs, they take up less of your time and people don't pick random numbers so your personally selected numbers are more likely to result in a shared jackpot.  If you really think sacrificing a chicken and shaking the dead chicken over your lottery ticket will make it more likely that you'll win, have fun, but you are wrong.  If you think analyzing past picks will give you an insight into future picks, have fun, but you are wrong.  If you think a "system" will give you an edge, have fun, but you are wrong.

                            With the house odds against you the only reason to play the lottery is for the pure excitement and pleasure of the dreams of becoming very wealthy.  Nothing wrong with dreams as long as it doesn't become an obsession.

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                              Posted: January 12, 2016, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                              I do both but I like doing quick picks better.

                              I pay my bills with lottery money - I get it get it!