Picking Lottery Numbers

US Powerball is heading into the next draw with a jackpot of $356 million! Certainly a very nice amount of money that could easily change a person’s life forever. It is also the second largest jackpot in the world, not that anyone’s going to think of that if they happen to win. Of course, winning is all about picking lottery numbers. While players have all kinds of strategies for picking lottery numbers, sometimes the numbers picked are a little odd.

Not a Bad Way to Pick Lottery Numbers

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On January 14th , 1995, 133 players, an incredible amount, shared a UK National Lotto jackpot of £16.2 million after matching the numbers 7, 17, 23, 32, 38 and 42. How did it come to pass that so many lottery players had selected the same ticket? Apparently, the numbers were printed in the central column of the play slip! Unfortunately, the winners had to make do with a payout of only £122,510.

Lucky 7!

Another fun story of an unlikely draw from the UK took place on March 23rd, 2016. While there were no jackpot winners in this story there were a lot of people who managed to match five numbers correctly. How’d they do that? They put all their money on 7’s. In total, 4,082 players guessed five of six main numbers correctly by playing multiples of 7. The numbers were; 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 41, 42. Ready to put it all on 7’s? Why not, it’s worked for over 4,000 people so far!

Déjà vu

The Bulgarian lottery had a pretty interesting thing happen in 2009. The numbers 4, 15, 23, 24, 35 and 42 were drawn twice in consecutive draws on 6th and 10th September. Nobody won the first time the numbers were drawn but a record eighteen people won the jackpot the second time the numbers were drawn. Apparently it’s a thing for lottery players to choose the same numbers that were just drawn. The odds of the same set of numbers being drawn twice in the Bulgarian lottery was 1 in 4,000,000.

Your Best Chance of Winning

Of course, the only way you definitely, 100% will not win the US Powerball is if you do not play. No matter how you choose to select your numbers the important thing is that you get your Powerball tickets before it’s too late. Buy your Powerball tickets online now for your chance to win $356 million!

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