While it’s true that winning the Powerball lottery, or any lottery for that matter, is mostly luck, there is a strategy that was revealed by a seven-time lottery grand prize winner. Richard Lustig, author of the book Learn How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning The Lottery, has been playing the lottery every day for the last quarter century, so if anybody has time tested strategies, it’s him!
The strategy that works for Lustig is simple. Pick your numbers and stick to them! For Powerball, pick 5 numbers and the Powerball number. With this strategy, you can play one game, or ten games per Powerball drawing. Enhance your chances by researching numbers. Lustig suggests playing numbers that have not recently been drawn. By using this strategy of probability, you can play any lottery game whether it be Powerball, Mega Millions, or your local three, four, or five number drawings.
“It doesn’t matter how you pick your numbers, once you pick your set of numbers, research them to know if it’s a good set of numbers and stick with them. There’s no magic method to picking your numbers, I get emails every day asking. One number doesn’t win the jackpot, a set of numbers does,” says Lustig.
“The lazy way out is to buy quick-picks. The computer picks out the numbers. Don’t play quick-picks. Quick-picks are the worst thing you can do, you are playing with the worst odds,” he says.
The research that Lustig employs is only revealed in his book, which can be purchased through Amazon and other book retailers as a paperback or an ebook. Researching your Powerball numbers takes time, Lustig admits.
Something else to be wary of is how much you can afford to spend on your Powerball lottery tickets. Don’t spend your rent or grocery money, for every winner of Powerball there are millions of losers. Don’t keep yourself up at night worrying about paying rent because you spent all your money on trying to win the Powerball lottery.
Powerball strategy starts with understanding how to play the game. Powerball is a game in which the player matches six numbers total. Powerball players pick five numbers from the first set which consists of 59 total numbers. The Powerball number is a separate selection and there are 35 options. There are nine total winning possibilities starting with just matching the Powerball number. Those winners have a 1:32 chance of winning the lowest prize offered. One way to bump your winnings is to pay the extra dollar for the Powerball Power Play, which can multiply your winnings up to five times.
Now you have the strategy and the rules. Go research your numbers and win the next Powerball!