Whether it is Powerball Australia or Powerball US, it is one of the biggest lotteries in the world like Megamillions. In Australia Powerball lottery is operated by Tatts Group under the master brand, the Lott and its licensed subsidiaries including New South Wales Lotteries in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Tattersalls in Victoria and Tasmania, Golden Casket in Queensland, and South Australian Lotteries in South Australia. The Government-owned Lotterywest operates the lottery in Western Australia. The highest Australian Powerball jackpot was A$150 million on 19 September 2019.
In the USA, the Powerball lottery is offered by 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is coordinated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), a nonprofit organization formed by an agreement with US lotteries. Powerball’s minimum advertised jackpot is $40 million (annuity); Powerball’s annuity is paid in 30 graduated installments or winners may choose a lump sum payment instead. One lump sum payment will be less than the total of the 30 annual payments because of the time value of money and also because one check for a much larger sum will be taxed at a greater rate than 30 checks each at a much lower sum will be taxed.
The winning Powerball numbers to make you a millionaire
Lottery experts know that to win big at Powerball, you need the right numbers and a whole lot of luck.
By looking at some statistics, like the most common numbers drawn in the past and the systems most used by winners – you can use this knowledge to get the best chance at picking a winning combination.
The most frequently drawn numbers from April 19, 2018 to the present are: 17, 11, 2, 22, 20, 25, 27 for the main numbers and 19 or 3 for the Powerball. In the 78 draws since then, the number 17 has been drawn 24 times or 31% of the time.
The Australia you have to select seven numbers (from 1 to 35) plus a Powerball number (from 1 to 20). Prizes are divided into ‘divisions’ based on how many of your chosen numbers match the winning draw. The biggest jackpot, or the Division 1 prize, is given to player/s who have all seven main numbers plus the Powerball. Division 9, the ‘lowest division’, only requires that you match two main numbers and the Powerball. The minimum jackpot is $AUD 3-million, but the highest jackpot in Australian history was $150-million in September 2019. If there’s no jackpot winner, the Division 1 prize continues to grow until somebody gets the winning combination or the jackpot has ‘rolled over’ 25 times. Numbers are drawn every Thursday evening, and you can check the official Powerball website for the winning combo shortly after.
Unlike American lotteries, no taxes are collected on prize winnings, and winners take home the full amount. More than one person can win in each division; prizes are split evenly between winners.
Since numbers are randomly drawn, there’s no way to tell with 100% certainty which numbers will make up the winning combination. But if you’re familiar with the past winning draws, statistics can be on your side. By knowing the number frequency, for example, you may be able to ‘predict’ the numbers that are most likely to come up in the next draw.
The Most Drawn Powerball Numbers
From April 19, 2018 to October 10, 2019 (the most recent Powerball draw), there have been a total of 78 draws. If you check out the table for the top 10 most-drawn numbers in that span of time you will find that the main numbers range from 1 to 35. You will find that number 17 was drawn 24 times, 11 was drawn 22 times, 2 number was drawn on 21 times, 22 number was drawn 20 times, 20 was drawn 19 times, 25 -19 times, 27 also 19 times, 29 also 19 times, 7 number 18 times, and 4 number 17 times.
The six most frequently-drawn Powerball numbers range from 1 to 20. Here numbers 3, 19, 13, 7, 9 and 20 were drawn the most since April 19, 2018
In comparison, here are the ‘most overdue’ main numbers or the numbers that haven’t been picked in a while are 12, 34, 13, 23 and 1.
For Powerball numbers, these two are the most overdue 17 and 12.
It’s not just individual numbers you need to consider; you also need to think about how frequent number of pairs or combinations are drawn. The most common pairs and most common triplets drawn since 2018 are 17, 29- 17, 35- 20, 22 – 22, 32- 23 and 35. The triplet combination numbers drawn are 1,11, 17- 2,3, 25- 5, 8, 17- 5,17,29 -7, 21, 27
Powerball Popular Systems and odds of winning
There are many places, both online and in real life, where you can ‘play’ Powerball. Most will offer a ‘Quick Pick’ system which randomly generates a combination of numbers for you, based on your specifications. Some systems ‘guarantee’ the correct Powerball number for a significantly higher buy-in than a regular lottery ticket.
Below is a table of your odds for winning Australia Powerball, along with each division’s respective prize money. The prize is based on the $AUD 3-million base jackpot on the September 26, 2019 draw.
|Division||Matches||Odds||Prize per winner|
|1||7 + Powerball||1 in 134,490,400||$AUD 3-million|
|2||7||1 in 7,078,443||$AUD 171,425.50|
|3||6 + Powerball||1 in 686,176||$AUD 6,162.35|
|4||6||1 in 36,115||$AUD 600.85|
|5||5 + Powerball||1 in 16,943||$AUD 170.25|
|6||4 + Powerball||1 in 1,173||$AUD 73.55|
|7||5||1 in 892||$AUD 48.40|
|8||3 + Powerball||1 in 188||$AUD 17.60|
|9||2 + Powerball||1 in 66||$AUD 10.45|
Overall odds of winning: 1 in 44
Though Powerball is a lottery game of chance but if you do a bit of study and research by finding the frequent winning numbers drawn by going to the lottery websites > results > winning numbers. Write down the winning numbers for a period of time say 6 months or last years and find the most drawn numbers. Pick these numbers aside and next time when you play Powerball use these numbers hoping to win the lottery.