Want to win the lottery? Yeah, join the club. While winning it big is mostly a matter of luck, there actually is some strategy to it. You can increase your chances of winning by using the numbers that are most common.
While many faithful lottery players have their own “lucky numbers” that they use over and over for years, you could instead go with the numbers that win the most frequently. Thankfully, there is an easy way to track this – in fact, multiple websites track which lottery numbers are pulled the most often.
In the Mega Ball, for example, the most common number is 10. It has come up 13 times in the past two years. Other numbers barely come up at all – 8, 15, 25, 24, and 18 are the least common.
For the Mega Millions, the most common numbers in the past two years are 14, 62, 10, 42, and 48.
For the Powerball, the number 32 currently tops the list. It’s been drawn 46 times since 2015.
In addition to picking the right numbers, there are other lottery statistics to keep in mind. For example, certain states are far more likely to win than others. When it comes to the Powerball, Indiana is the current luckiest with 39 wins since 1992 (when the Powerball started). Missouri, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania have also won many times. On the other end of the spectrum, West Virginia, Rhode Island, and Iowa have far fewer wins.
Hey, what’s a minor cross country move when the jackpot is on the line?