What are the most likely numbers to win the Powerball jackpot?
by: WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff
Posted: Mar 27, 2019 / 12:38 PM EDT / Updated: Mar 27, 2019 / 04:46 PM EDT
How do you pick your lottery numbers?
With a $750 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night, a lot of people are thinking about how to pick theirs.
Many people use birthdays while others use lucky numbers or their own system. There are almost as many ways of choosing lottery numbers as there are chances of winning it.
For the Powerball jackpot, you’re looking at about a 1 in 292 million chance.
When it comes to picking numbers, many players will look at the statistics and try to choose the numbers that come up most often.
According to LottoNumbers.com, the most drawn Powerball main numbers are 69, 64, 32, 23, 28 and 61. The most common Powerball number is 24.
But what about the most overdue numbers? LottoNumbers.com also compiled a list of the numbers that haven’t been drawn for the longest amount of time.
For Powerball, the 15 most overdue numbers are 44, 22, 26, 33, 11, 9, 40, 62, 15, 37, 57, 58, 56, 61 and 23.
The most overdue Powerball number is 9. That was drawn 207 days ago on Sept. 1, 2018.
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Powerball’s winning numbers: These lucky lottery numbers have been drawn the most in Powerball
The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s lottery drawing is an estimated $730 million. Some Powerball numbers get drawn more often than other numbers, according to data from a lottery website.
Math experts will tell you it doesn’t matter which numbers you pick in the huge Powerball lottery jackpot that’s up for grabs Wednesday night. They’ll say the odds are exactly the same for each number to get drawn, because the selection process is random and there’s a precise number of balls in the lottery bin.
However, if you’re looking for some type of “edge” to your Powerball or Mega Millions strategy, it can’t hurt to take a peek at the numbers that have been drawn the most often during the past six years.
A quick reminder: In early October 2015, the main pool of balls in the Powerball lottery was expanded from 59 to 69, and the number of red “Powerballs” were reduced from 35 to 26. Nevertheless, the already astronomical odds of winning the big jackpot got even tougher. (The odds of matching all six numbers are 292,201,338 to 1 for a single $2 ticket.)Powerball’s winning numbers: These lucky lottery numbers have been drawn the most in Powerball The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s lottery drawing is an estimated $730 million. Some Powerball ]]>