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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?

Quick Pick [ 9 ]  [37.50%]
Pick My Own Numbers [ 5 ]  [20.83%]
I Will Do Both [ 10 ]  [41.67%]
Total Valid Votes [ 24 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
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Posted: January 12, 2016, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

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

Florida, also!!!

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    Posted: January 12, 2016, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

    I read a few  comments  stating they had signs up in th stores " cash only QP only "  so the decision is already made for  you.  Hence my discard vote

    2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

    keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318

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      Posted: January 12, 2016, 6:32 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.

      This is so true! I do pick some of my own numbers and even look at previous drawings but in the end I know it doesn't help; if the draws work as the lottery officials claim, each draw is completely independent from any other draw and should be 100% random. I still like to think I have a better edge through my analysis though. LOL