While most people are queueing instinctively for a chance to buy a popular Mega Millions jackpot, unknown to many his smaller brother Powerball could be the better choice. With the better odds of 1 in 292,201,338 compared to 1 in 302,575,350 in Mega Millions, Powerball continuously attracts countless players all over the country. If the opportunity to own $71 million still attracts you, consider playing Powerball, the undisputed champion of all lotteries. When the potential winnings climb to astronomical amounts, it inspires even the most infrequent lottery players to rush out and buy a ticket (or two) to play their odds for potentially life-changing financial freedom.
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 pay-outs for every dollar played. For example, a $2 ticket will bring you $2.30 on average in winnings, thus making you 15% profit. So, if you’re interested in using practical mathematical strategy to increase your odds of winning bigger prizes – this could be the perfect methodology!
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. This isn’t just a theory, but actual evidence proving some numbers are far more commonly “winning” numbers than others. You can use this to your advantage, and incorporate some of those numbers into the numbers you play.
TIP 3. AVOID PLAYING LEAST COMMON POWERBALL NUMBERS
Numerous 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, almost half the other amounts. The table below displays the least common numbers for the past three years. Again, if you’re smart – you will take the results of these statistics into consideration, and perhaps avoid the least commonly drawn Powerball numbers.
TIP 4. BIRTHDAY NUMBERS LIMIT YOUR CHOICE
Birthdays and anniversaries are the most popular lottery entry numbers, possibly due to associated personal “luck” that is unique to you. However, birthday/anniversary-based choices limit your number range to between 1 and 31, adding higher numbers to your entry could be a better option.
Popular lottery analytical website, Lottoprediction.com tracks the occurrences of high and low numbers in the whole of Powerball’s history. Low numbers are usually found in the first half of the number pool, whilst high numbers are closely linked to the second half. With low Powerball numbers being in the range of 1-34 and high numbers of 35-69, let’s examine the statistical value of the likelihood of the given number coming up in the next lottery draw.
Lottery analysts track the occurrences of low and high lottery numbers throughout the lottery history. The table below compares the frequency of low numbers (1-34) occurrences in the first column to the frequency of high numbers (35-69) occurrences in the second column.
Low High Occurrence % Avg intervalDue 0 5 110 7.33 12.44 0.72 1 4 124 8.26 11.97 0.08 2 3 374 24.93 3.76 1.32 3 2 493 32.86 2.86 1.04 4 1 312 20.80 4.50 2.21 5 0 87 5.80 15.94 0.81
TIP 5. CHECK YOUR OVERDUE NUMBERS
Have you examined your overdue numbers? These are numbers that used to come up rather often in the past and haven’t been seen in lottery pools for a while now. Following up on this, some experts believe the time has come for those numbers to come up again. Keep an eye out on this.
Ball Number Last Drawn 35 259 days ago 40 175 days ago 31 151 days ago 26 147 days ago 29 123 days ago 37 119 days ago
TIP 6. CONSIDER FREQUENT NUMBER PAIRS
Lottery number pairs are yet another phenomenon discussed by lottery specialists. Why do some numbers come in pairs more often than others? The figures speak for themselves, perhaps these pairs of numbers interact in some ways, for example, due to a meta-physical influence or other unknown interlinks.
Number 1 Number 2 Occurences 9 23 34 20 42 34 32 41 34 15 26 33 15 27 33 5 22 32 15 43 32 22 32 32 23 42 32
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. Use these statistics to use the best possible combination of odd/evens to work in your favour.
EvensOddsFrequency% 05722.60 1443615.76 2390932.86 3287131.49 4141314.93 50652.35
TIP 8. TAKE A LOOK AT THE LOTTERY NUMBER BELLE CURVE
Do you have your numbers ready? Now sum them up and record the total. How often do you reckon this particular sum appeared in lottery pools? Take a look at the graph below. It’s mesmerising to find links between concepts you didn’t expect or haven’t looked into before. Who knew that certain number sum totals have a much higher frequency in winning draws than others?
TIP 9. LUMP SUM OR AN ANNUITY?
Now, suppose you win, should you opt 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. Nonetheless, it will be much easier to make fewer financial mistakes as you can budget month by month accordingly rather than having the perception that you have a “never-ending money supply.” Essentially, installments of money defer you from spending too much money, all at once. As it can be difficult for a winner, who may have previously been earning $30,000 a year, to suddenly have to manage $20,000,000. You also have the added benefit of paying less tax in the long-term compared to if you accept a large one-off lump sum.
TIP 10. PLAY RESPONSIBLY
To conclude, the most important element in taking part in draws and jackpots is playing responsibly. This encompasses 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; therefore, it needs to be addressed with caution and risk needs to be taken into consideration.
The law of attraction & POWERBALL
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 off their debt, buy a dream home, a nice car, go on an extravagant vacation as well as look for lavish gifts for their friends and family. There aren’t as many though, who have truly looked within themselves to identify their desires in great detail and created the particular intent for winning the lottery.
Have you spent some time analysing the exact amount of money necessary for your ideal 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, and spending some time daily focusing on your dreams will help you divert your energy to shaping your future. This relates to the idea of the law of attraction, which is a concept that can definitely be applied to winning the lottery. By focusing on these positive goals on a daily basis, you can turn your dream into reality.
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 favour!