When it comes to playing Powerball and Mega Millions, the frequency in which certain winning numbers are drawn is important. Powerball drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday and Mega Millions drawings occur on Tuesdays and Fridays. Both Powerball and Mega Millions have certain number combinations or patterns that occur more frequently than other numbers, even though the balls are drawn randomly. Exactly why these numbers are drawn frequently is a mystery, but the fact remains that they are drawn often. In fact, the Powerball $1.58 billion jackpot had two numbers that were in the previous drawing’s winning numbers. The Washington state lottery site lists Powerball and Mega Millions winning numbers frequency tables for those who want to bet on numbers that appear in combinations more frequently than other numbers. Some Powerball and Mega Millions players become increasingly frustrated if their never pick winning numbers By choosing numbers that appear more frequently, you can help increase your chances of winning.
On October 4, 2015, Powerball changed the matrix used for drawing winning numbers. The number of white balls as well as the number of red Powerballs changed. Now, there are 69 white balls and 26 red Powerballs to choose from. This change increases the number of non-jackpot winners while making the jackpot more difficult to win. Since the new change, several numbers have been drawn more frequently than others. For the white balls, the numbers 32 and 47 have been drawn 6 times each. The numbers 16, 40 and 69 have been drawn five times each. The numbers 2, 19, 20, 27, 29, 30, 56, 57, 62, 64, and 68 have been drawn four times each. In regards to the red Powerball, the number 10 has been drawn four times, the numbers 1 and 6 have been drawn three times each and the numbers 2, 9, 13, 17, 19, 21 and 22 have been drawn two times each. You can monitor the results as each week passes on the Washington Lottery site and make sure you are selecting popular Powerball numbers for your winning combination.
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The Washington Lottery site also shares information regarding the most frequently drawn Mega Millions winning numbers. The Mega Millions frequently drawn numbers are from the matrix change that took place on October 19, 2013. During that change the white balls changed to 75 and the gold Mega Balls changed to 15. The most frequently drawn white ball is the number 35, as it has been drawn 29 times. The number 29 comes in next having been drawn 28 times and the number 25 follows having been drawn 27 times. The number 31 has been drawn 23 times and the number 20 has been drawn 22 times. The numbers 2, 11, 41, 45, 49, and 51 have been drawn 21 times. The numbers 17 and 50 have been drawn 20 times each.
When it comes to the Mega Ball, the number 15 has been drawn 23 times, the number 7 has been drawn 22 times and the number 3 has been drawn 20 times. The number 9 has been drawn 19 times and the number 1 has been drawn 17 times. Like the Powerball frequently drawn numbers, you can continue to follow the most frequently drawn Mega Millions numbers at the Washington state lottery site.
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When looking for the best Powerball and Mega Millions numbers to pick, it’s a good idea to select those that have been drawn repeatedly. Winning numbers frequency tables can help a player feel confident about the numbers they play; however, it is important to remember there is no fool-proof method that will guarantee a win. As these Mega Millions and Powerball numbers come up the most often, they are a good choice for those looking for numbers to play. But it’s also important to note that sometimes luck just strikes and people win a Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot without any rhyme or reason. One player in Florida walked into a store to play his very first game of Powerball, and used a play slip that had been pre filled. He won $2 million.
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Do you play Powerball and/or Mega Millions? If so, have you won anything? Powerball drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET, and we share the live video and winning numbers nightly. Mega Millions drawings take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 p.m. ET, and we also share those videos and winning numbers results. Tune in for Powerball and Mega Millions drawings and winning numbers results and see if you’re the next, lucky jackpot winner.
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