If you play the lottery, do you play the same numbers?

@kgwat70 (13396)
United States
November 11, 2006 9:20pm CST
Do you pick your own numbers and stick with them or do you let the machine pick the numbers? Are the odds any better playing your own numbers over again? I usually let the machine pick the numbers.
11 responses
@ruslop (71)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I pick the same set of numbers every time. Don't win often, but i have won 1600 once. I figure some day it will hit all of them, but my chances are probably just as good as a quick pick I am used to picking them.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Wow, that is great that you have won that much. I wish that I could win that much. Have to change my method. LOL
• United States
12 Nov 06
i have two certain numbers i pick thats it
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Thank you too for your comment. I will have to try picking my own numbers.
• India
12 Nov 06
Same number atlest once it will come ;)
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Thank you too for your comments. :-)
@amsharma (1863)
• United States
12 Nov 06
The only type of lottery I play are scratch off tickets. I wont 40 bucks on one a few weeks ago.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Congratulstions on winning that money. :-) I have tried that too and can't seem to win.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
12 Nov 06
I pick my own numbers. I don't play the same numbers every time, but I like to pick. I usually use my siblings' or my friends' birthdays, that sort of thing. I haven't won more than $10 on a ticket.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Nov 06
You have won more than I have so far. :-)
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
12 Nov 06
I made the mistake from the beginning of selecting a set of numbers based on my date of birth and a factor that I cannot even remember now, so I have a fixed set of numbers that I am unwilling to change. To offset this I usually purchase 2 lines on the lottery, my preset numbers and one that I pick at random. Not that it really matters because I do not expect to win.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I always play the powerball with a friend and coworker and we always get our hopes up high. LOL I do not expect to win but they do not want to give up. :-)
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I pick them. I think it's fun to experiment with the numbers.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Thank you very much. Looks like I have been playing the lottery all wrong.
@psy978 (48)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
I do not play regularly but when I do I use the same set of numbers.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Thank you very much. :-)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I play the lotto every friday. I have 1 set of numbers that always gets played, and then i do one easy pick. I never win, but the few times I have gotten some numbers right its always on the easy pick ticket.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Very interesting to know and may have to try that. Thanks.
• United States
12 Nov 06
I never pick my own numbers, when I play the lottery..I always leave it up to the machine.. Have you won yet?+
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I usually let the machine pick and the most I won a couple of times is $3. That is all that I have won. LOL
@happygal68 (3278)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Sometimes I play my own numbers and it is a mixture of birthdays and anniversaries. Other times, if I am in a hurry I just do the quick picks lol.