The Math Behind Winning Powerball
What are the most drawn Powerball numbers? According to 7news Australia , the five luckiest Powerball numbers are 17, 12, 3, 13, and 19. It all might seem random but believe it or not, there’s a trusted method behind playing Powerball and the winning combinations.
There’s no denying how enticing Powerball is. Just this July, there was a record-breaking $AUD110-million on the line. But before you run and buy that ticket, make sure you read our brief guide on the best way to play Powerball and how to get the best Powerball numbers.
How To Play Powerball
To bet on Powerball, you should buy and fill up a play slip at local news agencies or convenience stores. You have to choose two sets of numbers; seven main numbers from one to 35, then one Powerball number from one to 20. After choosing your numbers, you now have to choose 10 dates on which draws to enter. After that, just wait for the draw and keep your ticket safe.
Winning the jackpot means that you’ve matched all of seven main numbers and the Powerball number. But don’t worry if you didn’t get to match everything. There’s also a corresponding prize depending on how many main numbers you’ve correctly matched, with and without the Powerball.
Listed down are the 9 divisions in Powerball:
- 7 winning numbers + Powerball
- 7 winning numbers
- 6 winning numbers + Powerball
- 6 winning numbers
- 5 winning numbers + Powerball
- 5 winning numbers
- 4 winning numbers + Powerball
- 3 winning numbers + Powerball
- 2 winning numbers + Powerball
There are multiple ways of knowing if you’re walking home with extra cash on Powerball. Nowadays, the most popular way is to check it online on lotto websites. But the classic way of getting the results is watching the Powerball numbers drawn live on TV. Tune in on 7Two at approximately 8:30 pm AEST on the night of the dates you’ve picked.
Tried And Tested
Lotto is still the most favoured gambling category in Australia. In 2018, at least 7.7 million Australians buy lottery tickets from Powerball, Oz Lotto, and other lottery outlets. The only licensed lotteries operator in Australia, Tabcorp, took in $AUD2.8-billion in total revenues from lotto games last year. The hype for the lottery is still there, despite the chances of winning being lower than the chances of getting struck by lightning.
The numbers say that the odds of winning a part of the jackpot are one in 76,767,600. While that seems like a very low probability, the jackpot values soar constantly, prompting more and more people to buy tickets until a winning combination comes out. Besides, the probability of winning any prize in Powerball is one in 44.
Take it from 7-time jackpot winner Richard Lustig. The Florida native won his first grand prize in 1992, bringing home $AUD10,000 ($AUD14,745). By the time he won his fourth jackpot, Richard realised that there was a pattern for getting the best odds. “I didn’t even realize that I had a method until my fourth win. Even though everybody else was saying ‘oh, you’re just a lucky guy, there’s no such thing as a method.’ I’m saying, ‘I won four times. How can you say that’s just luck?’” , Richard insists.
With his multiple wins, Richard has written a book called Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery.
The five most likely numbers to hit are: 23, 32, 17, 5, and 22. The statistics illustrate that these lucky numbers have the most odds of striking gold. However, that doesn’t mean that you should place your bets solely on these numbers. Here are three tips and tricks to have the best chance at scoring a Powerball win.
Tips To Get Winning Numbers
Avoid Quick Picks
If you’re seriously in it for the money, the best way to win isn’t in the form of quick picks. Quick picking is considered as a lazy way to play the game and does not raise your chances of winning. Also according to CNBC , there’s a big chance that you could get a set of duplicate tickets.
More Tickets, More Chance Of Winning
Of course, in a game run by odds, you have more chances of scoring a win by having more entries. Just a reminder though, limit yourself to a certain budget for purchasing tickets and be certain that you stick to it. Without question, money that’s meant for bills and necessary items should be left untouched.
Keep Your Roster Consistent
Don’t forget to use the same line-up a couple of times before finally giving up. Constantly switching up your numbers lowers the odds of matching it with the officially drawn numbers. So when you’re confident in the line-up that you have, make sure you hold on to it.
Join A Syndicate
A syndicate is a group of people who pool their money in order to purchase a bigger entry. A bigger entry means better chances of winning – which is a great plus even if you have to split the cash prize. So, look for syndicate groups online or start one with your family and friends.Winning the lottery is such a jaw-dropping moment for anyone who gets a winning combination. They get to pay off their debts and live as comfortably as they can for the rest of their lives. If you’re looking for the best way to win Powerball, you’re in luck! We’ve got a primer on Powerball and a quick list of tips on how to get a winning combination!
Want to win Powerball? Here are the most frequently drawn numbers
Lottery players will have a chance at winning an estimated $620 million in Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot. (Associated Press/Wilfredo Lee) AP
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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