POWERBALL: These Numbers Come Up More Than Others

Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is up to $700 million! I don’t know about you, but that’s enough to make me go gamble with 2 bucks! If there’s a winner tonight, it will be the third largest payout in U.S. history and the second largest Powerball jackpot. Obviously, your odds are not good! But, someone’s got to win. The odds right now are 1 in 292 million.

So what to do? Pick your own numbers? Go with the computer generated numbers? Someone did some number crunching to see which Powerball numbers have come up most often, even though statistically each number should have the same chance of being drawn. Here’s what they found. For the white balls, numbers 1-69, 12 of the numbers come up more than one standard deviation, ranked in order: 32, 64, 16, 23, 28, 40, 52, 62, 33, 61, 63 and 69. (The number 32 has come up 75% more often than it statistically should have.)

And among the Powerball numbers, 1-26, the numbers that come up most often are 9, 10 and 21. (9 has come up 84% more often than it statistically should have.)

Might be worth a try! Good luck!!

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