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Quick pick or Self pick?

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Quick pick or Self pick?

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Posted: February 16, 2016, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

One of the benefits of purchasing QPs for one drawing is you'll probably not get the same set of numbers the next time you purchase QPs. Playing our pet numbers is different because years from now some or all of them could be drawn. How long should we play them?

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    Posted: February 16, 2016, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

    One of the benefits of purchasing QPs for one drawing is you'll probably not get the same set of numbers the next time you purchase QPs. Playing our pet numbers is different because years from now some or all of them could be drawn. How long should we play them?

    I usually get quick-picks for one game only, but I know some of the people on LP buy their QP's for multiple games.

    I suppose if you don't or can't get out much, multi-draw tickets are the way to go.

    The Meatman

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      Tulsa
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      Posted: February 16, 2016, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

      I got 6 tickets for tonight's drawing with a mix of picked numbers and quick picks that had just a few repeated numbers and varying powerballs and I did not get one number across all 6 tickets.  Pffft!  Is the game just testing me to see if I will give up or is it a sign that these games will never work out in my favor?  I only hit 2 numbes on one ticket and that was for Hot Lotto.  I average about 1 number per 6-7 tickets.

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        Posted: February 17, 2016, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

        I win lots of little prizes on my own numbers (from $1 to $15).  This week so far, $1 on lotto and $6 on MM, vs spending $12 to cover the whole week. I just use my lucky numbers and intuition. 

        Someday my intuition and luck is going to come through big for me!

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          Posted: February 19, 2016, 11:09 am - IP Logged

          Nothing like my old 2003 three wise men

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            Posted: February 19, 2016, 11:10 am - IP Logged

            9 days

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              Posted: February 20, 2016, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

              Dumb luck kicks arse!

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                Posted: February 20, 2016, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

                I am starting to see on almost every QP that I buy that there are at least two consecutive numbers.  I had two sets of consecutive numbers on one ticket for Friday's Mega Millions.  Needless to say, I didn't get one number called on that ticket.   Numbers were: 4 38 39 63 64   5

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                  Posted: February 21, 2016, 2:14 am - IP Logged

                  I study the past winning numbers for PB/MM and hoosier lottery and pick a set to play for the month with multi draw. That way i am only buying tickets once a month. I sometimes do a QP for games i only play occasionally like cash 5

                  What exactly is the point in studying past winning numbers?

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                    Posted: February 21, 2016, 8:26 am - IP Logged

                    Ok ... I've kicked this around for years ... have played both ways.

                    I just mention this and what happened with the PA Cash 5 last night and the day before.

                    These were the Cash 5 results for Fri 02-19:

                    Friday, February 19, 2016

                    14-21-29-41-43

                    5 of 5    $125,000 - 1 in 962,598
                    4 of 5    $420 - 1 in 5,066.3
                    3 of 5    $14 - 1 in 136.9
                    2 of 5    $1 - 1 in 11.4

                    and last night Sat 02-20:

                    Saturday, February 20, 2016

                    03-07-10-11-30

                    5 of 5    $225,000 - 1 in 962,598
                    4 of 5    $94.50 - 1 in 5,066.3
                    3 of 5    $5.50 - 1 in 136.9
                    2 of 5    $1 - 1 in 11.4

                    Notice the nice payout with four numbers on Fri ... $420 ... that's very high for four numbers and for three numbers ... $14 is also a high payout ... an average payout would be $10 to $12.

                    Then notice the payout with four numbers for last night ... $94.50 and three numbers paid $5.50.

                    So I'm wondering for last night ... did everyone pick those numbers ??? ... or did the RNG keep spitting QPs out all day with the same numbers.

                    That's a really low payout for four numbers on the Cash 5.

                    I've also complained about PA QPs being printed out with many 1s and 2s ... more low numbers than higher numbers most of the time.

                    If the RNGs can be programmed to do this ... then if no 1s or 2s come out ... all those tickets have no shot at the jackpot ... money for the Lottery as the jackpot may carry over.

                    I have never been happy with PA QPs ... of course if I ever win a large jackpot, then I may change my mind.

                    This is just my observation only for PA.

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                      Posted: February 21, 2016, 9:07 am - IP Logged

                      Ok ... I've kicked this around for years ... have played both ways.

                      I just mention this and what happened with the PA Cash 5 last night and the day before.

                      These were the Cash 5 results for Fri 02-19:

                      Friday, February 19, 2016

                      14-21-29-41-43

                      5 of 5    $125,000 - 1 in 962,598
                      4 of 5    $420 - 1 in 5,066.3
                      3 of 5    $14 - 1 in 136.9
                      2 of 5    $1 - 1 in 11.4

                      and last night Sat 02-20:

                      Saturday, February 20, 2016

                      03-07-10-11-30

                      5 of 5    $225,000 - 1 in 962,598
                      4 of 5    $94.50 - 1 in 5,066.3
                      3 of 5    $5.50 - 1 in 136.9
                      2 of 5    $1 - 1 in 11.4

                      Notice the nice payout with four numbers on Fri ... $420 ... that's very high for four numbers and for three numbers ... $14 is also a high payout ... an average payout would be $10 to $12.

                      Then notice the payout with four numbers for last night ... $94.50 and three numbers paid $5.50.

                      So I'm wondering for last night ... did everyone pick those numbers ??? ... or did the RNG keep spitting QPs out all day with the same numbers.

                      That's a really low payout for four numbers on the Cash 5.

                      I've also complained about PA QPs being printed out with many 1s and 2s ... more low numbers than higher numbers most of the time.

                      If the RNGs can be programmed to do this ... then if no 1s or 2s come out ... all those tickets have no shot at the jackpot ... money for the Lottery as the jackpot may carry over.

                      I have never been happy with PA QPs ... of course if I ever win a large jackpot, then I may change my mind.

                      This is just my observation only for PA.

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                      Isn't there a post for the PA cash 5? 

                      If you want to stay away from random numbers....pick some yourself! Naughty

                      The Meatman

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                        Posted: February 21, 2016, 9:57 am - IP Logged

                        What exactly is the point in studying past winning numbers?

                        I look for numbers that have popped up a lot in recent drawings and gamble that they may keep doing so. I also like to rely on my gut about what numbers i think will pop. I like to pick my own numbers as it adds entertainment value to playing..but at the end of the day it's nothing more then just having fun with picking my own numbers. I don't think i have any greater insight as to what numbers will pop then a QP does.

                        "Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip, conflict calms down.

                        Like adding charcoal to embers or wood to fire, quarrelsome people kindle strife."

                        Proverbs 26: 20-21

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                          Posted: February 21, 2016, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                          Ok ... I've kicked this around for years ... have played both ways.

                          I just mention this and what happened with the PA Cash 5 last night and the day before.

                          These were the Cash 5 results for Fri 02-19:

                          Friday, February 19, 2016

                          14-21-29-41-43

                          5 of 5    $125,000 - 1 in 962,598
                          4 of 5    $420 - 1 in 5,066.3
                          3 of 5    $14 - 1 in 136.9
                          2 of 5    $1 - 1 in 11.4

                          and last night Sat 02-20:

                          Saturday, February 20, 2016

                          03-07-10-11-30

                          5 of 5    $225,000 - 1 in 962,598
                          4 of 5    $94.50 - 1 in 5,066.3
                          3 of 5    $5.50 - 1 in 136.9
                          2 of 5    $1 - 1 in 11.4

                          Notice the nice payout with four numbers on Fri ... $420 ... that's very high for four numbers and for three numbers ... $14 is also a high payout ... an average payout would be $10 to $12.

                          Then notice the payout with four numbers for last night ... $94.50 and three numbers paid $5.50.

                          So I'm wondering for last night ... did everyone pick those numbers ??? ... or did the RNG keep spitting QPs out all day with the same numbers.

                          That's a really low payout for four numbers on the Cash 5.

                          I've also complained about PA QPs being printed out with many 1s and 2s ... more low numbers than higher numbers most of the time.

                          If the RNGs can be programmed to do this ... then if no 1s or 2s come out ... all those tickets have no shot at the jackpot ... money for the Lottery as the jackpot may carry over.

                          I have never been happy with PA QPs ... of course if I ever win a large jackpot, then I may change my mind.

                          This is just my observation only for PA.

                          ...

                          It just looks like you have a lot of birthday number players there, days 1 - 31, months 1-12

                           

                          Another reason to pick your own numbers nd aways include at least one or 2 above 31, less chance of having to split th pot many ways.

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                            Posted: February 21, 2016, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

                            If QP then Fisher ... .

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                              Posted: February 21, 2016, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

                              I usually get quick-picks for one game only, but I know some of the people on LP buy their QP's for multiple games.

                              I suppose if you don't or can't get out much, multi-draw tickets are the way to go.

                              Purchasing tickets for multiple drawing is fine because the second prize is nice, but most drawings don't produce jackpot winners.