There are two ways to win the Powerball or the Megamillions. The first way is to simply buy a ticket and hope for the best. Enough said on that approach. You walk up to the agent ask for a ticket and your done. You then pray to all the dieties you know and hope they are listening. This approach is the most common approach.
The other approach is to realize that because powerball as well as megamillions is based on mathematics then part of the approach to winning should also be based on mathematics. This is where lottery wheeling systems come into play. Beleive it or not wheeling systems are used in manufacturing to determine which random samples should be extracted in a production line to check for quality control. Wheeling systems optimize the sampling in manufacturing. So when it is applied to the Powerball or Megamillions Lottery we are effectively assuring that we are optimizing the number of combinations. So we have the most coverage.
This is part of probablity and statistics. If you like reading we would reccomend “Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics” by G.Klimov 1986 a google search will reveal several places you can purchase.
If you wish to read about wheeling systems you can learn how they work by visiting our page “Lottery Wheeling Systems”.
The first thing you need to know is the odds you are playing. This are the odds to win the Powerball 1 in 292,201,338 and for Mega Millions they are 1 in 302,575,350 this is our challenge we are facing and what we hope to overcome. As you can see the odds are definately astronomical. However it does not mean we can not improve our chances of getting a winning ticket or even the jackpot. I am not saying the you can cheat to improve the odds. The odds are still the odds and those can not be changed. What I am proposing is to take a calculated approach in which by making some compromises we can in fact improve our odds of getting a winning ticket and or the jackpot.
Consider Not Playing Numbers 1 Thru 9
Everyone has played their birthday or an anniversary, your kids ages. If you play these numbers your chances of sharing the jackpot are much higher. So please try to stay away from those lower numbers. Now a sound reason to not play low numbers and to make my point lets take a look at the history of drawn numbers in the powerball. The table below covers roughly one year of history.
How to Pick Powerball Numbers
There were 102 drawings for this time period. Now take a look at the drawings, where the drawn numbers were 10 and above. As you can see there are quite a bit of them. As a matter of fact there were 50 drawings in which the numbers drawn were 10 and above. So if we know that roughly 49% of the time the drawings will be this way lets take advantage of it. So take a look at the patterns, they tend to be above 10 in groups. So be aware of that.
By playing numbers 10 and above you have effectively improved your odds. We went from 1 in 292,201,338 to 1 in 141,999,312. This is an improvement of 150,202,026 now that is impressive, don’t you think?
Top 10 drawn numbers
A branch of mathematics that applies to lotteries, is Chaos Theory. What is Chaos theory? Glad you asked, “Chaos theory is an interdisciplinary theory stating that, within the apparent randomness of chaotic complex systems, there are underlying patterns, interconnectedness, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals, and self-organization.“ knowing this take a look at the top drawn numbers in Powerball as of the time of this writing.
top 10 numbers drawn by rank are 23-32-64-61-69-28-03-53-59-20 The amount of hits for these range from 49-48-44-43-43-42-40-40-39-38. now this does not mean much but when you compare to top 10 least drawn numbers. These are
04-13-48-49-65-34-51-46-58-35 the amount of hits these number have had for the same time period is 26-26-26-26-25-24-24-23-23-22. Now when compared with the top 10 one can clearly see the short term bias that chaos theory is referring to. So in summary it should pay dividends to keep an eye out for the historically top 10 numbers in any lottery you play. quite simply you will have better odds of winning by playing these.
I’m assuming you already know about wheeling systems and how they work. If you are not familiar I would recommend you read our article that explains them titled “What are lottery wheeling systems”.
When we use wheeling systems what you are doing is really trying to play with as many numbers as you can so you have the greatest coverage possible. A favorite wheeling system of mine is the “Pick 5 – 17 Numbers – 20 Combination System” This system allows you to play 17 numbers which I always include the top 10 historically drawn numbers. you can then sprinkle in 7 more numbers of your choice. Whether they are astrological or by analysis it does not matter. as long as you are comfortable with your choices. Remember to always play within your budget. So have fun with this. Now you have a strategy to win.