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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.

OVERDUE NUMBERS:

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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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

Gaming The System: A Guide To Winning Powerball

Imagine all of the things you could do if you won the lotto: quit your job, pursue your passions, travel, maybe even buy your own home. Unfortunately, winning is mostly luck, but you can increase your chances of winning by picking the right numbers, the most likely numbers to hit.

So, what’s the best way to win the big prize? By looking at some statistics, such as the most common numbers drawn in the past and the systems most used by winners – you can apply this knowledge to get the best chance at picking a winning combination.

What Are The Best Powerball Numbers?

The most frequently drawn numbers from April 19, 2018 to the present are: 17, 11, 2, 22, 20, 25, 27 for the main numbers and 19 or 3 for the Powerball. In the 78 draws since then, the number 17 has been drawn 24 times or 31% of the time.

Powerball Australia Mechanics

The Australia Powerball is a national lottery launched by Tattersall’s, the same company behind other popular lottery games such as Oz Lotto. Players who want to participate have to select seven numbers (from 1 to 35) plus a Powerball number (from 1 to 20).

Prizes are divided into ‘divisions’ based on how many of your chosen numbers match the winning draw. The biggest jackpot, or the Division 1 prize, is given to player/s who have all seven main numbers plus the Powerball. Division 9, the ‘lowest division’, only requires that you match two main numbers and the Powerball.

The minimum jackpot is $AUD 3-million, but the highest jackpot in Australian history was $150-million in September 2019. If there’s no jackpot winner, the Division 1 prize continues to grow until somebody gets the winning combination or the jackpot has ‘rolled over’ 25 times. Numbers are drawn every Thursday evening, and you can check the official Powerball website for the winning combo shortly after.

Unlike American lotteries, no taxes are collected on prize winnings, and winners take home the full amount. More than one person can win in each division; prizes are split evenly between winners.

Best Way To Play Powerball

Since numbers are randomly drawn, there’s no way to tell with 100% certainty which numbers will make up the winning combination. But if you’re familiar with the past winning draws, statistics can be on your side. By knowing the number frequency, for example, you may be able to ‘predict’ the numbers that are most likely to come up in the next draw.

The Most Drawn Powerball Numbers

From April 19, 2018 to October 10, 2019 (the most recent Powerball draw), there have been a total of 78 draws. Check out the table below for the top 10 most-drawn numbers in that span of time. Main numbers range from 1 to 35.

Number

Times drawn since April 19, 2018

Last drawn

17

Sep 19, 2019 (25 days ago)

11

Oct 10, 2019 (4 days ago)

2

Oct 3, 2019 (11 days ago)

22

Oct 3, 2019 (11 days ago)

20

Oct 3, 2019 (11 days ago)

25

Oct 3, 2019 (11 days ago)

27

Oct 10, 2019 (4 days ago)

29

Oct 3, 2019 (11 days ago)

7

Aug 22, 2019 (53 days ago)

4

Sep 19, 2019 (25 days ago)

And here’s a table for the six most frequently-drawn Powerball numbers. Powerball numbers range from 1 to 20.

Number

Times drawn since April 19, 2018

Last drawn

3

Oct 3, 2019 (11 days ago)

19

Sep 26, 2019 (18 days ago)

13

Sep 5, 2019 (39 days ago)

7

June 27, 2019 (109 days ago)

9

Sep 19, 2019 (25 days ago)

20

Aug 29, 2019 (46 days ago)

In comparison, here are the ‘most overdue’ main numbers or the numbers that haven’t been picked in a while.

Number

Times drawn since April 19, 2018

Last drawn

12

Apr 4, 2019 (193 days ago)

34

Jul 11, 2019 (95 days ago)

13

Jul 18, 2019 (88 days ago)

23

Aug 1, 2019 (74 days ago)

1

Aug 8, 2019 (67 days ago)

For Powerball numbers, these two are the most overdue.

Number

Times drawn since April 19, 2018

Last drawn

The Most Common Powerball Winning Combinations

It’s not just individual numbers you need to consider; you also need to think about how frequent number pairs or combinations are drawn. Below are tables for the most common pairs and most common triplets.

Pair combination

Times drawn since April 19, 2018

Last drawn

17, 29

Aug 8, 2019 (67 days ago)

17, 35

Aug 22, 2019 (53 days ago)

20, 22

Oct 3, 2019 (11 days ago)

22, 32

Aug 1, 2019 (74 days ago)

23, 25

Aug 1, 2019 (74 days ago)

Triplet combination

Times drawn since April 19, 2018

Last drawn

1, 11, 17

Aug 8, 2019 (67 days ago)

2, 23, 25

Apr 25, 2019 (172 days ago)

5, 8, 17

Sep 19, 2019 (25 days ago)

5, 17, 29

Aug 8, 2019 (67 days ago)

7, 21, 27

Jul 11, 2019 (95 days ago)

How To Pick: Popular Systems

There are many places, both online and in real life, where you can ‘play’ Powerball. Most will offer a ‘Quick Pick’ system which randomly generates a combination of numbers for you, based on your specifications. Some systems ‘guarantee’ the correct Powerball number for a significantly higher buy-in than a regular lottery ticket.

Here are some of the common systems to play Powerball:

Odds Of Winning

Below is a table of your odds for winning Australia Powerball, along with each division’s respective prize money. The sample prize is based on the $AUD 3-million base jackpot on the September 26, 2019 draw.

Winning the lottery can change your life! With a big enough jackpot, you could pay your debts, buy a home, and finally have the life you’ve always dreamed of. Increase your chances of winning and follow this guide to the best Powerball numbers in Australia.