What are the most likely numbers to win the Powerball jackpot?
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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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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Trying to choose those lucky Powerball numbers and put them to the test Wednesday night?
Some statistics might help.
In order to win the current Powerball jackpot of $620 million, a player must pick five numbers from a pool of 69 and one Powerball from a separate pool of 56. There are also eight other tiers available in each draw for smaller prizes. Matching the Powerball number alone could net you a big financial gain.
The next drawing is Wednesday at 10:59 p.m.
In the most recent drawing, which took place last weekend, the following numbers were drawn: 15, 54, 57, 62 and 69. The Power Play number was 2 and the Powerball number was 23. On that date, the prize was $476,700,000.
Here’s a look at the most commonly drawn Powerball numbers and least commonly drawn numbers since the first drawing in 1992, according to Lottonumbers.com, a world lottery statistics and analysis website.
MOST FREQUENTLY DRAWN NUMBERS
Most frequently drawn main numbers, in order from most to least, are: 26, 41, 16, 28, 22, 23, 32, 42, 9, 39, 45, 10, 19, 20, 17, 40, 13 and 15.
The most frequently drawn Powerball numbers are: 6, 9, 20, 24, 11, 12, 26, 2, 15, 18, 10, 13, 19, 1, 17, 8, 29, 23.
LEAST FREQUENTLY DRAWN NUMBERS
The least frequently drawn main numbers are: 65, 60, 66, 57, 68, 62, 63, 61, 69, 64, 58, 56, 57, 59, 55, 54, 53 and 51.
The least frequently drawn Powerball numbers are: 45, 43, 44, 41, 40, 42, 38, 39, 34, 36, 30 and 32.
But which numbers are overdue to come up? Number 35 was last drawn 259 days ago. Number 40 was last drawn 175 days ago on May 2, and Number 31 was last chosen on May 26, 151 days ago.
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