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Quick pick or Self pick?

Topic closed. 38 replies. Last post 9 months ago by TheMeatman2005.

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Quick pick or Self pick?

I always pick my numbers [ 14 ]  [25.45%]
I always buy quick pick [ 8 ]  [14.55%]
Some QP & some self pick [ 33 ]  [60.00%]
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Posted: February 23, 2016, 9:36 am - IP Logged

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

I suppose if that restaurant in NJ that thought they had the winning Powerball ticket had purchased a multi-draw ticket, they would have really won. But, they had a ticket that matched the winning numbers from the previous game draw.

The Meatman

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    Posted: February 25, 2016, 8:45 am - IP Logged

    60-40 Quick picks and self picks.

    I wish my state had "mix & match" like Georgia and I think it's Texas or Florida.

    In other words, say you pick 3 numbers and the terminal picks the other three.

    SC lets you do that too.

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      Posted: March 1, 2016, 8:57 am - IP Logged

      Does playing the numbers from a fortune cookie count as self pick or quick pick?

      The other night we had Chinese food for dinner and are playing the numbers from the fortune cookie for Mega and Power Ball.

      I will let you  know if I had any hits.

      The Meatman

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        Posted: March 1, 2016, 9:44 am - IP Logged

        Depending on my budget I usually try to get both.

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          Posted: March 1, 2016, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

          No QPs.  I make my own luck.  Sweeter that way too.

          "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

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            Posted: March 1, 2016, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

            Self-pick, The MeatMan.

            "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

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              Posted: March 5, 2016, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

              Big Grin     Q Ps . ONLY...       Big Grin

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                Posted: March 18, 2016, 11:49 am - IP Logged

                The truth is that the numbers are ONLY used to identify the balls and distinguish the balls from one another.  No mathematical formula is going to predict the Powerball lottery game.  For example, the balls selected from Wednesday's Powerball drawing were 10, 12, 13, 46, 50 and red ball 21.  if you picked 9, 11, 14, 45, 49, and red ball 20, you were no closer to the jackpot that if someone had picked 1,2,3,4,5 and Powerball 10.  You either matched those balls or you didn't.

                Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

                If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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                  Posted: March 19, 2016, 9:37 am - IP Logged

                  The truth is that the numbers are ONLY used to identify the balls and distinguish the balls from one another.  No mathematical formula is going to predict the Powerball lottery game.  For example, the balls selected from Wednesday's Powerball drawing were 10, 12, 13, 46, 50 and red ball 21.  if you picked 9, 11, 14, 45, 49, and red ball 20, you were no closer to the jackpot that if someone had picked 1,2,3,4,5 and Powerball 10.  You either matched those balls or you didn't.

                  Good point, but we like to think that we came that close to winning.

                  The Meatman

                  “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

                  Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot