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What are the most common numbers to win prizes in Powerball and Mega Millions?

Powerball and Mega Millions are the most famous lotteries in the USA, and we wanted to see if there were any patterns to help us win more prizes.

Most common Powerball and Mega Millions numbers

Millions of Americans dream of making it rich maybe through building a business into household name or striking gold with some great idea that they have. Another route to fabulous wealth, albeit a long shot, an extremely long, long shot is getting a windfall of cash through one of the numerous lotteries and sweepstakes that one can participate in.

By far and away, in the United States, Powerball and Mega Millions are the most attractive, as they usually accumulate huge rollover cash prizes... especially with jackpots increasingly reaching over a billion dollars.

In both lotteries, players must choose six numbers. In the case of Powerball, there are five numbers between 1 and 69 and another number between 1 and 26, which is the Powerball. Meanwhile across in the land of Mega Millions, five numbers are chosen between 1 and 70 and another number between 1 and 25, that being the Mega Ball.

For Powerball, the odds of winning the jackpot are said to be 1 in over 292 million. In Mega Millions players have a 1 in over 302 million chance of hitting the jackpot numbers. That is why we thought we’d share with you those numbers that are repeated the most and, some therefore suggest, have the most chance of winning. We decided not to consult with pesky probability experts for the purposes of this article!

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What are the most repeated numbers in Powerball and Mega Millions?

According to Lotto Numbers, the Mega Millions numbers that have appeared in the most draws since the start of the lottery are: 31, 17, 10, 20 and 46; while the most drawn Mega Ball number is 22. The least common numbers in recent years have been: 49, 65, 51, 50 and 35. The Mega Ball that has drawn the least is 8.

As for Powerball, the numbers that have appeared the most are: 32, 39, 36, 23 and 26. On the other hand, the Powerball that has appeared the most times is 18. The numbers that have come out the least are: 60, 65, 66, 68 and 64; while the Powerball that has come out the least in recent years is 15.

What are the Mega Millions and Powerball prizes?

Mega Millions has nine different ways to win money:

  • 5 numbers + Mega Ball: jackpot
  • 5 numbers: $1 million
  • 4 numbers + Mega Ball: $10,000
  • 4 numbers: $500
  • 3 numbers + Mega Ball: $200
  • 3 numbers: $10
  • 2 numbers + Mega Ball: $10
  • 1 number + Mega Ball: $4
  • Mega Ball: $2

Powerball also has nine ways to win a prize:

  • 5 numbers + Powerball : jackpot
  • 5 numbers: $1 million
  • 4 numbers + Powerball: $50,000
  • 4 numbers: $100
  • 3 numbers + Powerball: $100
  • 3 numbers: $7
  • 2 numbers + Powerball: $7
  • 1 number + Powerball: $4
  • Powerball: $4