10 Top Tips for Playing Powerball Lottery
While most people are queueing instinctively for a chance to buy the
record-high Mega Millions jackpot, his smaller brother Powerball appears to
be a better choice. With a third largest jackpot at stake, and better odds
of 1 in 292,201,338 compared to 1 in 302,575,350 in Mega Millions,
Powerball keeps attracting countless players all over the country. If an
opportunity to own $107 million still attracts you, consider playing
Powerball, an undisputed champion of all lotteries and, when the potential
winnings climb to those astronomical amounts, it inspires even infrequent
lottery players to rush out for a ticket with a chance of potentially
Whether you faithfully buy a ticket every week or you are a beginner, here
are a few tips to help you increase your odds of winning.
Powerball Lottery Tips
Tip 1. Wait For a "Positive-Expectation" Draw.
Your odds of winning the Powerball Lottery are about 1 in 292 million.
For that reason, it is best to wait until the jackpot amount hits the 613
million dollar mark, what gamblers call a "positive-expectation" play. This
kind of play statistically results in more than 1 dollar in payouts for every dollar
played. For example, a $2 ticket will bring you $2.30 on average in winnings, thus making you 15% profit.
Tip 2. Try out Different Lottery Strategies
It makes sense that with every lottery play you increase your overall
odds of winning. Applying different lottery strategies like looking into
most common lottery numbers drawn is yet another helpful tip as examining
most common Powerball numbers drawn, raises the question of whether the
lottery balls are actually of the same weight and shape. In contrast to the
least common numbers, most common main Powerball numbers have been drawn
over three times more often not only during the whole history of Powerball,
but also during the recent years: 2015-2018! Do you still believe the
lottery balls are the same size? Take a look at the balls below that have
been drawn with the greater frequency, namely from 33 to 37 times during
the past three years.
Most Common Powerball Numbers
Tip 3. Avoid Playing Least Common Powerball Numbers
Lottery experts believe that you should never play the least common
lottery numbers. For some reason known only to the lottery officials, they
appear in the pools less often than the others. In the course of 318 games
played from 2015 to 2018 lottery analysts have pointed that number 64 was
drawn 37 times and number 23 was drawn 35 times. In contrast to those,
number 35 was drawn only 11 times and number 34 was drawn 15 times. Table
below displays the least common numbers for the past three years.
Least Common Powerball Numbers
Tip 4. Birthday Numbers Limit Your Choice
Birthdays and anniversaries are the most popular lottery entry numbers, which limits your
number range to between 1 and 31, add higher numbers to your entry.
Popular lottery analytical website, Lottoprediction.com tracks the occurrences
of high and low numbers in the whole Powerball history. Low numbers are
found in the first half of the number pool while high numbers are in the
second half of it. With Powerball low numbers being in the range of 1-34
and high numbers of 35-69, let’s examine the statistical value of how
likely the given property will hit in the next lottery draw.
|Low - High ||Occurrence ||% ||Avg interval||Due|
|0 - 5
|1 - 4
|2 - 3
|3 - 2
|4 - 1
|5 - 0
Tip 5. Check the Overdue Numbers
Did you examine the overdue numbers? These are the numbers that used to
come in the radar rather often in the past, however, haven’t been seen in
the pools for a while now. Some experts believe it is the time for them.
|| Last Drawn
259 days ago
175 days ago
151 days ago
147 days ago
123 days ago
119 days ago
Tip 6. Consider Frequent Number Pairs
Number pairs is yet another phenomenon discussed by lottery specialists.
Why do some numbers come in pairs more often than the others?
|Number 1 ||Number 2 ||Occurences |
Tip 7. Compare odd/even frequencies.
Odd and even numbers, what is the formula behind them? Do we often see
all odds in a single draw or all evens? The table below highlights every
possible combination of odd and even numbers as well as the number of times
the combination of odd and even numbers has appeared in Powerball pools.
Tip 8. Take a look at the Lottery Number Belle Curve
Are you ready with your numbers? Now sum them up. What total do you have?
How often do you reckon this particular sum appeared in the pools? Take a
look at the graph below.
Tip 9. Lump sum or an annuity?
Now, suppose you win, should you go for a lump sum or an annuity? By all
means, opt for the annuity. Granted annuity payments will mean that you
will receive your winnings over 29 to 30 years which implies that you will
make less financial mistakes. Not only that, but you will pay fewer taxes
over the long haul compared to when you accept a lump sum.
Tip 10. Play Responsibly
To conclude, the responsible play is all about being well informed,
understanding your choices and having fun as well as knowing your limits.
Never spend more than you can afford. The lottery is not an investment
plan; it is ultimately an adult entertainment game.
More Powerball Lottery Tips
Most people at some point in their lives have created a bucket list of the
things they would do if they ever won the lottery. They would pay down
their debt, buy a dream home, a nice car, go on an extravagant vacation as
well as look for the lavish gifts for their friends and family. There
aren’t many though who looked into their desires with a good eye for detail
to form a particular intent of winning a lottery.
Did you spend some time to figure out how much money precisely do you need
in life? What is the exact value of your dream home or the car you want? Do
you have a poster with your dream holiday destination with your photo
clipped to it? Being more specific about your desires, spending some time
daily to dream your dreams will help you divert your energy to shaping your
And most importantly, remember that if you are pursuing greater abundance,
you have to feel abundant already! Good luck from all of us, and may the
odds be in your favor!