When it comes to playing Powerball, everyone is looking for a winning advantage. Of course, one way to find a winning advantage is to increase your Powerball winning odds. Another way is to choose lucky Powerball numbers to play.
Finding your lucky Powerball numbers is lots of fun and there are different ways to go about it. You can experiment with different methods and tactics until you find the numbers that can, with a bit of luck, unlock a big win for you. Once you’ve found your lucky numbers, you’ll want to put them to the test and play Powerball for a chance to win millions. For example, below are some of the luckiest Powerball numbers. These numbers have won more than $6.77 billion in Powerball jackpots!
|Rank||Jackpot – date||Winning Numbers|
|1||$1.6 billion – January 13, 2016||4, 8, 19, 27, 34, Powerball 10|
|2||$758.7 million – August 23, 2017||6, 7, 16, 23, 26, Powerball 4|
|3||$590.5 million – May 18, 2013||10, 13, 14, 22, 52, Powerball 11|
|4||$587.5 million November 28, 2012:||5, 16, 22, 23, 29, Powerball 6|
|5||$564 million – February 11, 2015||11, 13, 25, 39, 54, Powerball 19|
|6||$559 million – January 6, 2018||11, 17, 21, 23, 32, Powerball 5|
|7||$487 million – July 30, 2016||11, 17, 21, 23, 32, Powerball 5|
|8||$448.4 million – August 7, 2013||5, 25, 30, 32, 58, 59, Powerball 32|
|9||$447.8 million – June 10, 2017||20, 26, 32, 38, 58, Powerball 3.|
|10||$435 million – February 22, 2017||10, 13, 28, 52, 61, Powerball 2|
Play Meaningful Powerball Lucky Numbers
The first strategy for finding lucky Powerball numbers is also the easiest to understand and utilize. Play Powerball numbers that have an immediate and significant meaning to you. Birthdays, anniversaries, ages, any number connected with a loved one or a good friend is a good place to start. Try playing different combinations of meaningful numbers. For example, only birth years, or months of friends and loved ones. Or, a string of significant dates in your own life, like your birthday, anniversary, and other significant dates. If you need proof that this strategy can work, look no further than Mavis L. Wanczyk, the largest single Powerball jackpot winner and second largest jackpot winner, ever. Wanczyk chose the winning numbers for her $758 million ticket from the birthdays of her children.
Play Powerball Hot Numbers
One strategy that many players use is to look at past Powerball draws to find the hot numbers, the ones that have been drawn the most. Players who play Powerball’s hot numbers do so because they believe that they are more likely to appear in the future, since these numbers have appeared more often. Imagine flipping a coin and getting heads 5 times in a row. Would you be tempted to say that the 6th coin flip is also going to be heads?
Powerball Hot Numbers of the Month
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Play Powerball Cold Numbers
Another strategy to try is to play the Powerball cold numbers, also known as due numbers. To find the cold numbers, look at past Powerball draws and see which numbers have been drawn less relative to the others. The theory goes that these numbers are more likely to appear; that they’re due. If you flip a coin 5 times and it comes up heads 5 times, you’ll bet tails for the 6th coin toss, if you believe in playing lottery cold numbers.
Powerball Cold Numbers of the Month
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Numerological Systems to Find Lucky Powerball Numbers
If playing lucky Powerball numbers found in plain sight isn’t bringing the Powerball results you’re looking for, then it’s time to find your hidden lucky numbers. There are many numerological systems available to find lucky numbers to play. Take a cue from the Kabbalists and assign a number to each letter in the alphabet, A=1, B=2, and so on. Now you can unlock the lucky numbers hidden in names, places, meaningful words, etc.
Other Tips and Tricks for Finding Powerball Lucky Numbers
These tips and tricks are about being aware of messages hidden in plain sight. Sometimes we might notice that a number, seemingly coincidentally, keeps recurring. Maybe it looks quite innocuous; the license plate of the car in front of you at the traffic light has the number 63, the same as your street address, and the grocery bill also came out to $34.63. Patterns like these are good to watch out for when trying to find lucky Powerball numbers to play. Try opening a book, a bible for example, to random pages. Use the page numbers as a starting point for lucky numbers for a Powerball entry. This method can work with any book that has significance or meaning in your life.
Play Powerball with Quick Pick
It might seem counterintuitive to have the Quick Pick option listed for those trying to find their own lucky Powerball numbers, but there is an important advantage to the Quick Pick. If your Quick Pick numbers are lucky enough to win the Powerball jackpot, there is a greater chance that you’ll get to keep the entire jackpot to yourself. Fortunately, if you win a Powerball prize that is not the jackpot, that prize is guaranteed so you don’t have to share it with anyone! If you’re not familiar with Quick Pick check out our how to play Powerball section to learn more. In short, because Quick Pick gives out random numbers the likelihood that someone else will have the same number is extremely small.
Gloria Mackenzie is another of the largest Powerball winners ever. Mackenzie was the sole winner of a record $590 million jackpot in 2013. The 84-year old never would have won the lottery if another kind shopper at the grocery store hadn’t let Mackenzie cut in front of her in line. Mackenzie bought the winning Powerball ticket using Quick Pick, which would have gone to the kind stranger who also subsequently bought a Quick Pick Powerball ticket.
Even though there are numerous ways to find Powerball lucky numbers, most people choose birthdays and other personally meaningful numbers to play. Choosing dates such as birthdays and anniversaries limits your number choices because there are maximum, 31 days in a month and of course, only 12 months in a year. While it would be wonderful if your lucky numbers based on dates and birthdays could win the Powerball jackpot, there is a greater possibility that you’ll have to split that prize with someone else.
Once you’ve found your lucky numbers, then you’re ready to put them to the test and play Powerball!