The most common combinations for winning lottery tickets
The chances of hitting the big Powerball jackpot, and keeping it all for yourself, are about one in 300 million. But that doesn’t stop us from trying our luck, does it?
How do you choose your lottery numbers every week, sometimes twice a week?
If you’re one for sticking to meaningful dates like anniversaries and birthdays, maybe it’s time to change your strategy and boost your odds by picking the most common winning numbers.
The Powerball jackpot is famous for soaring into huge amounts, it’s even broken records as the largest lottery prize, and it’s known to roll over on a regular basis.
At one point, there had not been a jackpot winner for about 21 draws. Nobody drew the six winning numbers. Yet, some of the most common winning lottery numbers come up time and again.
So, what are the top 5 most common winning numbers for the Powerball Lottery? They are 16, 22, 26, 32 and 41. In fact, the number 26 has been drawn over 300 times over the years.
Those are the common winning numbers. But you also get the most common numbers that are generally drawn. They are 2, 6, 9, 12 and 20. Interestingly, the number 6 has been drawn nearly 100 times.
While the chances of winning with all 5 numbers are that one in nearly 300 million, we all know that, eventually, someone’s got to take home the cash, right? Whether you choose a once-off lump sum payment or annuity payments over a period of 29 years, it doesn’t hurt to at least try to win.
While the above are the five most common Powerball winning and drawn numbers, we can’t help but mention lucky number 7. Why do so many people play this numeral?
Let’s think about it. We have seven days in a week. Opposite faces of dice add up to the number 7. In religion, we have seventh heaven and the seven deadly sins.
In nature, there are the seven wonders of the world. There are seven continents on our planet and seven seas on earth. There are even seven colours of the rainbow.
In gambling, it’s believed that seven shuffles of a deck of cards will restore that deck to its original layout, no matter how random it is.
While plenty of us use personally lucky numbers, birthdays and other important dates, it’s really difficult to choose lottery numbers as a sure thing.
Many players try to choose the numbers that are drawn the most – those five most commonly drawn numbers we mentioned earlier. Others will try their luck with the most common winning numbers. And others yet will stick to what they feel is lucky for them.
Don’t forget to consider Quick Pick options, too. In fact, more Quick Pick combinations win lottery jackpots than self-picked combos. The New York Times reports that around 70% of lottery winners choose the Quick Pick option.
It all comes down to what feels right and makes the most sense for you and your lottery budget. If you love pouring over numbers and trying to find patterns to come up with a system, then go for it. If playing your children’s birth dates puts a smile on your face, play them.
Even if you do end up splitting the jackpot, it’s still better than winning nothing at all, right?
Which combination will you play for the next Powerball draw?
Check out the latest results and number combinations at Powerball.ca.