There are a whole load of lotteries available online for players of every taste and, when it comes to picking a favourite, U.S Powerball is up there for many. This game has been played since 1992! Famed for its sizable jackpots (the highest of which was an astounding $1.586 billion) it’s no wonder around 292,201,338 players turn up for at 10:12 PM every Wednesday and Saturday. If you’re looking to earn the big bucks, you certainly can’t get better than this, the world’s most exciting lottery.
As can be expected from a lottery which begins at $40 million, though, winning a lottery like this isn’t the easiest. In fact, to gain that much-coveted money, players must match five white balls out of 69, and one red Powerball out of 26. Those are extreme odds, hence why game organisers increase the jackpot by $10 million with every draw. The odds are all worth it if you win millions and millions of dollars.
Still it’s by no means an impossible goal, as some astounding winner stories attest. The best way to win is, of course, to play in the first place. Some top US Powerball players also use specific techniques, such as calculating due numbers, to increase their chances of a win.
While no one can predict a Powerball draw (if only), some theories do suggest that certain patterns appear in the balls which make it possible to at least increase the odds. By taking a look at the average historic number of draws for each Powerball number, then, some players attempt to foresee which are due. These are opposed to overdue or not due numbers, which are either rare picks or numbers which haven’t yet been drawn enough to warrant a noticeable pattern.
When it comes to US Powerball play at the moment, for example, due numbers are as follows -
Statistically, it's liable that each of these numbers is less than ten draws away from being drawn. If you're at a total loss as to which numbers to select for your next ticket, then, these could each be worth your attention.
Of course, this isn't the only way to predict how to pick lottery numbers for the upcoming US Powerball draw. Along the same vein, many players also rely on a hot and cold number system. This system also looks at the likelihood of drawing a specific number but from a slightly different angle. Instead of considering when a ball is next likely to appear, these players will consider how many times balls are drawn, and thus pick 'hot' numbers which appear more often.
Other methods include lottery prediction software and also avoiding multiples of numbers in one ticket. Die-hard players even devise their own mathematical formulas for success.
As anyone would expect, there's no official stance on whether methods like these work for getting players any closer to the desired jackpot. After all, the only guaranteed way to do that is to play in the first place!