With two draws a week, and jackpots routinely in the hundreds of millions of dollars, Powerball presents an insane opportunity to get rich quick. Its winners have quit their jobs, bought second and third homes, traveled the world and invested their money to make even more money. The world’s largest ever jackpot in history was in Powerball, when three people split the 1.5-billion-dollar jackpot, each getting 500 million dollars, which goes to show you, even if you split a Powerball jackpot three ways, you’re still going to be insanely, insanely rich.
But does that mean you should just dive headfirst, indiscriminately, into playing Powerball and hope that your numbers come up. You could, but what would be the fun in that? You’re better off reading up on the game before you start playing – the stats and methods – which will give you the edge over people who just blindly point at their numbers twice a week. In other words, if you want a better chance of being stupidly rich beyond your wildest dreams, you have to learn how to play the Powerball Lottery consciously and purposefully, choosing your numbers based on trends and professional methods.
To start off, here’s the gist of the game: you, the player, pick five “main” numbers from one to 69, and one “Powerball” number from one to 26. You also have the option of buying a “Power Play” for your ticket, which is essentially a multiplier of your prize (except for the jackpot) ranging from anywhere between double to ten times the original amount. Balls are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday night, and you can play online (in fact it’s recommended, because if you win, you’ll be automatically notified).
So, there’s the game – now, how do you play it intelligently? Well, for one, you can check out the most frequently drawn Powerball numbers, and the most frequently drawn combinations. The most common number drawn is 26, and the most common combination is 32 and 41 together. Using these frequently drawn numbers as your guide, you’ll be able to use stats to your advantage. Another way to go about winning is to listen to someone like Richard Lustig, who has won seven jackpots in the last fourteen years. He advocates not using number generators, and instead suggests buying lottery tickets in bulk (without overspending), or, if you’re on a tight budget, going in on a lottery pool with a bunch of other people.
Also, what many people advocate when it comes to playing Powerball – or any other lottery – is to be consistent with your numbers. Once you’ve looked over the data, chosen numbers according to what numbers are running hot and which numbers frequently appear together, avoid the temptation to change it if you don’t win. Frequently picked numbers are bound to appear at some point, and if you yourself remain consistent, you’ll catch them eventually. If, on other hand, you try to reinvent the wheel every single time, you’re going to potentially miss out when your original numbers are drawn.
In short, if you want to be rich enough to buy your own island nation, you have to put a little bit of time and research into it. Choose your numbers based on stats, vary your numbers across as many tickets as you can afford within your lottery budget, and be consistent with your chosen numbers. When you’re sailing in your diamond-encrusted yacht eating caviar for breakfast, you’ll be glad you did!