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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.

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¿Cuáles son los números más probables para ganar premios en Powerball y Mega Millions?
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The United States has several lotteries and sweepstakes, with Powerball and Mega Millions being the most attractive, as they usually accumulate huge rollover cash prizes... the most recent jackpot reaching over a billion.

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, 4, 20 and 10; while the most drawn Mega Ball number is 10. The least common numbers in recent years have been: 51, 49, 35, 55 and 5. The Mega Ball that has drawn the least is 7.

As for Powerball, the numbers that have appeared the most are: 39, 32, 41, 23 and 22. On the other hand, the Powerball that has appeared the most times is 18. The numbers that have come out the least are: 60, 66, 65, 68 and 67; while the Powerball that has come out the least in recent years is 23.

What are the Mega Millions and Powerball prizes?

Mega Millions has nine different ways to win money:

  • 5 numbers + Mega Ball: jackpot
  • 5 numbers: Un millón de dólares
  • 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: $1,000,000
  • 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