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The odds of winning the US Powerball

The U.S. Powerball game is a 5/69 lottery format. So the rule is to pick five numbers from 1 to 69. There are 11 million ways you can do it in Powerball. So your probability of matching five numbers is 1 in 11 million chances.

However, to win the jackpot, you also need to match the extra ball called the Powerball from 1 to 26. So the odds to win the Powerball game becomes one is to 292 million.

In simple terms, you might need 292 million attempts to win the jackpot. So if you play one ticket every week, then you need 292 million weeks to win. That sounds like playing for 5.6 million years or possibly more.

The odds are so terrible that you probably have a better chance of becoming the next Governor of the State of California. So it’s not easy to win the Powerball.

In my opinion, the Powerball is one of the hardest lotteries to win in the world.

But Americans do play anyway. And if Powerball is one of your favorite lotto games, then you might as well do your best.

That said, mathematics remains the only way to get the best shot possible. And specifically, I am talking about combinatorics or combinatorial math and probability theory.

The Powerball, like any other lottery systems in the world, is a random game. So you cannot predict the next winning numbers.

Fortunately, you can increase your chances of winning if you buy more tickets.

And mathematically speaking, buying more tickets is “the only way.”

However, buying more tickets is useless if you’re making the wrong choices.  

You need a mathematical strategy.  And a mathematical strategy is all about calculating all the possibilities and making the right choice.

So what is this mathematical strategy that we are talking about?

Are we talking about statistics?  Nope!

I have explained why statistical analysis doesn’t work in the lottery in my article A Visual Analysis of a True Random Lottery with Deterministic Outcome.

For now, let me tell you right off the bat, don’t use statistics. What works?

Well, a true mathematical strategy involves understanding the finite structure of a lottery game.  In this case, we need the tools of combinatorial math and probability theory.

These two mathematical tools are essential in the study of combinatorial patterns that can help determine the best combinations and the worst ones to avoid at all costs.

Before we go to the actual calculation, let’s discuss first the important concept that matters in a random game.

New Zealand Powerball

  1. The first historical draw of New Zealand Powerball took place in 2001. Since then, the rules of the lottery have changed a little with the aim of improving the conditions for participants in the draws. In particular, the size of the minimum guaranteed jackpot has been increased.
  2. Information on the main features of NZ Powerball:
  • Lottery players have to select six numbers from 1 to 40 from the main set of numbers and one additional number between 1 and 10;
  • The minimum jackpot is NZD 4 million (approximately 2.6 million US dollars);
  • National Lottery NZ runs twice a week — on Wednesdays and Saturdays;
  • The odds of of winning the minimum prize of the last category are 1:38.

Since the launch of the lottery, the maximum size of the NZ Powerball jackpot has been NZD 44 million.

Powerball Winners

Over the entire existence of the legendary game in different countries, millions of its fans have ended up as lucky Powerball winners, which is the dream of every participant in the current draws. For example, in just the American version of the game, more than 300,000 players manage to win the lottery every week.

The number of winners of the weekly Australia Powerball draw is no worse than the number of lucky US Powerball winners. And there are just as many New Zealand and South Africa Powerball winners, because in these regional lotteries, as in the leading Australian and American lotteries, people from many other countries participate. Every week, more than 1 million lotto Powerball tickets on different continents turn out to be lucky and collect multi-million dollar wins across different categories.

Given the enormous popularity of the legendary lottery in the countries of the draws and beyond, the gigantic size of the Powerball jackpot is a familiar and exciting phenomenon for draw participants. You too, can be among the winners of the famous game and buy Powerball tickets online right now!

HOW TO PLAY POWERBALL

To play Ithuba PowerBall, you have to choose a combination of 5 numbers from 1 to 50 and 1 extra number from 1 to 20 or choose QuickPick and the Lottery processing system randomly chooses 6 lucky numbers for you.
The game results are drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 21:00 at Etv. During the broadcast, the 5 winning numbers from the set of 50 balls are drawn plus a bonus number.
You can play as many boards as you want as well choosing Multi-Draw option will allow you to play the same numbers over multiple draws.
Ticket sales close at 20:30.

PowerBall lotto results drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 21:00.

POWERBALL WINNING OPTIONS
Div Matched Numbers Odds Pool Fund PowerBall Pool Fund PowerBall Plus Parimutuel % Prize % Payout %
1 Five Correct Numbers + POWERBALL 42,375,200 55,384,977 27,692,488 70.73% 54.46% 26.14%
2 Five Correct Numbers 2,230,274 214,106 107,053 5.19% 4.00% 1.92%
3 Four Correct Numbers + POWERBALL 188,334 11,300 5,650 3.25% 2.50% 1.20%
4 Four Correct Numbers 9,912 1,009 504 5.51% 4.24% 2.04%
5 Three Correct Numbers + POWERBALL 4,280 493 247 6.23% 4.80% 2.30%
6 Three Correct Numbers 225 22 11 5.19% 4.00% 1.92%
7 Two Correct Numbers + POWERBALL 299 22 11 3.90% 3.00% 1.44%
8 One Correct Numbers + POWERBALL 57 Fixed R15 Fixed R7.5 N/A 10.99% 5.27%
9 MATCH POWERBALL 35 Fixed R10 Fixed R7 N/A 12.01% 5.77%

South Africa Powerball

  1. South Africa Powerball was launched in 2009, with the first game of this most famous Africa lottery, which soon gained an enviable popularity in many countries around the world.
  2. Key features of SA Powerball:
  • Players have to select five numbers from 1 to 50 from the first block of numbers and a single number between 1 and 20 from an additional block of numbers;
  • The minimum National Lottery SA jackpot is ZAR 3 million, equivalent to approximately $175,000 US;
  • Powerball Lotto South Africa draws are held twice a week — on Tuesdays and Fridays;
  • The odds of winning the minimum lottery prize of the last category are 1:35.

The maximum size of the jackpot played in the entire history of the African version of the lottery was ZAR 103 million.

Theoretical prediction versus the actual results of the U.S. Powerball (odd-even pattern analysis as of February 05, 2020)

In Mathematics, we compute the expected frequency of each pattern by multiplying the probability by the number of draws.

Expected Frequency = Probability X number of draws

There are 449 draws in Powerball from October 7, 2015, to February 05, 2020. So, in the case of a 3-odd-2-even pattern, we get 146.69320621 by multiplying 0.326710926970499 by 449.

We round off the number to arrive at 147. Now we see that the 3-odd-2-even pattern is expected to occur about 147 times in 449 draws.

Doing similar computation with the rest of the odd-even patterns, we will come up with the following complete comparison table below:

Patterns Expected frequency in 449 draws Actual frequency in 449 draws
3-odd-2-even 147 148
2-odd-3-even 142 138
4-odd-1-even 71 75
1-odd-4-even 65 61
5-odd-0-even 13 14
0-odd-5-even 11 13

Looking at the table, the close value between expected frequency and actual frequency proves that Powerball behaves in a predictable pattern.

A different way to say it is that Powerball lotto follows the dictate of probability.

Fortunately for you as a lotto player, you can take advantage of this probability principle to make the right decision. Thanks to mathematics.

Using the probability formula, we can predict how specific number composition will likely occur in a lottery draw.

For example, probability calculation shows that a 3-odd-2-even pattern is expected to appear 147 times. In the actual draw, the same pattern occurred 148 times. Very close prediction.

If you look at the whole graph, it doesn’t take a second to realize that prediction and actual results closely agree together.

As a Powerball player, you may want to put your money on the best two patterns. And as a smart player, you don’t want to waste your money on all-even-number or all-odd-number.

USA Powerball

  1. USA Powerball lottery was first held in 1992. Since then, its format has changed several times, but the basic principles for conducting draws remain unchanged to this day. In the event that any global changes affect the rules or conditions of the lottery draws, you will immediately be informed of this through an announcement on our portal.
  2. It was in the American Powerball lottery that a system with two drums was used for the first time during the draws to extract the winning numbers. The number of balls in each drum has changed several times since then, but the number of drums has remained the same to this day. Now the format of Powerball drawing is as follows:
  • The player chooses five numbers from 69 white balls and one number from 26 red balls;
  • In the USA Powerball lottery, the minimum jackpot starts at $20,000,000 (before the crisis associated with the coronavirus pandemic 2020, the minimum size of the Powerball jackpot was $40,000,000);
  • Lottery draws are held twice a week — on Wednesdays and Saturdays;
  • The minimum odds of winning the lowest prize in the lottery are 1:24.9.

Note that the largest jackpot in the history of Powerball and all American lotteries was $1.6 billion.

US Powerball Hot and Cold Numbers

Number of Draws:

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10

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Hot Numbers

Regular Balls

36

14 Times

18

11 Times

27

11 Times

21

11 Times

2

11 Times

12

10 Times

23

10 Times

59

10 Times

62

10 Times

47

10 Times

40

10 Times

53

10 Times

68

10 Times

42

10 Times

33

10 Times

15

9 Times

56

9 Times

44

9 Times

39

9 Times

35

9 Times

58

9 Times

10

8 Times

60

8 Times

31

8 Times

8

8 Times

14

8 Times

67

8 Times

16

8 Times

63

8 Times

50

8 Times

49

8 Times

Powerball

18

13 Times

14

8 Times

24

8 Times

19

6 Times

13

5 Times

5

5 Times

2

5 Times

20

5 Times

Power Play

2

52 Times

3

30 Times

Cold Numbers

Regular Balls

28

2 Times

38

3 Times

34

3 Times

26

4 Times

24

4 Times

51

4 Times

25

4 Times

66

4 Times

22

4 Times

5

5 Times

4

5 Times

52

5 Times

69

5 Times

65

5 Times

19

5 Times

9

5 Times

46

5 Times

64

6 Times

43

6 Times

30

6 Times

54

6 Times

29

6 Times

13

6 Times

20

6 Times

45

6 Times

6

6 Times

48

6 Times

11

6 Times

3

7 Times

55

7 Times

17

7 Times

57

7 Times

1

7 Times

7

7 Times

37

7 Times

61

7 Times

32

7 Times

41

7 Times

Powerball

22

1 Times

1

2 Times

25

2 Times

17

2 Times

7

2 Times

11

3 Times

16

3 Times

9

3 Times

3

3 Times

10

3 Times

21

3 Times

26

3 Times

6

3 Times

23

4 Times

4

4 Times

8

4 Times

Power Play

10

3 Times

5

5 Times

4

10 Times

How to play Powerball online

Today, you can play Powerball online, whether the American or other lotteries of this family in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand through our international online lottery gaming platform. In fact, you can buy a Powerball ticket online for any country with a draw, from anywhere in the world, regardless of your citizenship or place of residence. Today, lotto Powerball is accessible to anyone in the world completely legally, due to the fact that our representative offices in the countries that hold the draws purchase the official Powerball lottery ticket on your behalf, which is safely stored in the corresponding local office of our company. If you are lucky enough to win a prize of any category in the lottery, including the jackpot, you are guaranteed to receive your winnings in one of several available ways, depending on its size, which can be found in more detail on the terms and conditions page of our gaming platform.

Instructions for playing Powerball online

To play Powerball online, you just need to complete a simple and free registration on our international lotto online platform and choose your preferred Powerball based on the geographical location of the official draws. Our regional office, based in the country of the chosen lottery, will physically purchase the Powerball lottery ticket in accordance with the game combination specified by you when you fill out the electronic lottery form.

After applying and paying to participate in the draw, our local representatives will immediately place a scan copy of the Powerball ticket in your gaming account. The procedure for buying lottery tickets online and receiving winnings is described in detail in the corresponding section of our website.

Playing Powerball win using our global lottery site is also completely legal, simple and convenient. We guarantee the protection of personal information and a 100% payment of lottery winnings anywhere in the world without any commission or hidden fees.

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