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# How do you pick your numbers?

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When you buy your tickets, how do you choose the numbers you pick?

Do you pick your own numbers,

Are the numbers you pick birthdays, anniversaries, random or just lucky numbers?

Do you play the same numbers every draw or do you change them around?

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I take ping pong balls and write the numbers on them and then put them into a bucket, whichever ones I pull out are the numbers I play.

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That's a lot of ping pong balls. Have you hit with using the p.p. balls?

I once did the same idea with writing the numbers on pennies and pulling them out of a bag.

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That's a lot of ping pong balls. Have you hit with using the p.p. balls?

I once did the same idea with writing the numbers on pennies and pulling them out of a bag.

I have a glass of pennies with numbers on them that I used to use. I haven't used that method in ages. Now I usually just buy QP's.

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I have my own set of my numbers that I play most of the time along with quick picks.  In all honesty, I'd rather play all quick picks/choose your own random numbers because I'm afraid if I don't play my own set of numbers that one time that they just may pop up.

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I've told this story before so stop me if you've heard it.

I spent a few years trying to calculate which numbers were gonna hit, drawing numbers out of a hat, and playing lucky numbers to no avail.  In fact, I was doing so badly that I decided it would be more fruitful to play the numbers I didn't think would hit.

So I got a play slip and started marking numbers I thought were good ones to play until there were only 5 white ones left unmarked and one red one.  I played that set that I thought was least likely to hit.  And I still lost.

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A month or so ago I bought a ticket with the least 5 picked numbers of all time and they were all in the 60's.  Needless to say, I did not win.  I have a set of numbers that I will play and the rest are QPs.

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When you buy your tickets, how do you choose the numbers you pick?

Do you pick your own numbers,

Are the numbers you pick birthdays, anniversaries, random or just lucky numbers?

Do you play the same numbers every draw or do you change them around?

You should pick your own numbers for Pick 3/4, b/c it is usually a very long shot trying to win Pick 3/4 with Quick Picks.  For Jackpot lotteries [PB/MM/Lucky for Life] you have just as good a chance winning with QP as choosing your own numbers, maybe even better, b/c most Jackpot winners are from QP [70% of the time. Pick 5/6 is 50% / 50% winning QP vs. Your Own Numbers.

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Most winners are from the QP pool because that is how the majority of casual players (and winners) go about it.  They walk in the store and just shrug their shoulders and win millions while the rest of us are on here daily talking about numbers, systems, what music you listen to while picking, if you are a mystic or mathematical and we all still end up staying right where we are with less cash in our pocket.

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I play two games regularly (Illinois Lotto + Illinois Lucky Day Lotto)

- On Illinois Lotto I spend \$9 a week (3 lines in each drawing). Two of the lines are #'s I picked and play consistently one set of #'s is hockey related and other set is football/hockey related. 3rd line is a QP

- On Lucky Day... I just picked 5 random #'s and started playing them every week (\$14 I spend for 14 draws). Only have played Lucky Day now for about a month but plan to continue to play it at least for year and see how I do

- When I play PB I spend \$8 to take part in both draws in week and have one line of #'s I play consistently and one QP

- When I play Mega I spend \$6 to take part in both draws in week playing 3 lines. One line of #'s I play consistently and two QP lines

Playing a consistent line or lines of #'s its easier to check your ticket on fly ,, The QP adds unknown factor and at end of each week when I play I check all my lines before going to store

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I play the Ohio Classic Lotto.  I choose my own numbers using my own system, which, currently sucks.  I did win \$2 yesterday.

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For Pick 3, which I play on paper only, not with real \$,  I watch hot and cold numbers,  expecting 2 hot numbers and one cold number to appear.  This system has been doing well, but I haven't been running it long enough to play with real money yet.

On jackpot games, I mostly play numbers that I dreamed about, mixing them up with some random picks.  I got a lot of small (\$1 to \$15) wins with the dream numbers.

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I bought two quick picks for last night's Hot Lotto an hour and a half apart and at two different stories.  Funny that both tickets shared three of the same "random" numbers.  Needless to say, none of those three were picked.  I was, however, lucky enough to get the hot ball or whatever it is called on one of the two and got the two bucks back for the two tickets.  I will say this, when we buy several tickets and the same number appears across quite a few of them, that number is never called.

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When you buy your tickets, how do you choose the numbers you pick?

Do you pick your own numbers,

Are the numbers you pick birthdays, anniversaries, random or just lucky numbers?

Do you play the same numbers every draw or do you change them around?

Depends on the game and how long its present matrix has existed.  For example most games never have the same number follow a number in the next combination during the first 300 drawings after a matrix change.  If this hold true for MM with only 247 drawings since its last matrix change I can reduce the number pool by 32 numbers and still be confident that I have a good chance of matching four or more of the winning numbers picking my own combinations.

* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *

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I play the Ohio Classic Lotto.  I choose my own numbers using my own system, which, currently sucks.  I did win \$2 yesterday.

OCL has one of the worst pay out for a match3 in a 6/49 game in the country.  It's Lucky for Life game is a lot better.

* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *

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