DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s the question everyone is asking recently: Did you get a ticket?
The Powerball jackpot reached $1.5 billion by Wednesday, meaning the winner would walk away with $930 million after taxes.
Want to increase your odds of winning? Statistics website Lotto Numbers says several numbers are drawn more than the rest. The website breaks down the 18 most common Powerball numbers from the main draw and the 18 most commonly drawn Powerball numbers from the separate Powerball ball set.
The most popular numbers in the history of the lottery are:
- 26 (drawn 266 times)
- 41 (drawn 255 times)
- 16 (drawn 255 times)
- 22 (drawn 254 times)
- 42 (drawn 253 times)
The most common Powerball numbers are:
- 20 (drawn 75 times)
- 6 (drawn 74 times)
- 29 (drawn 72 times)
- 2 (drawn 69 times)
- 18 (drawn 68 times).
The chance of winning the Powerball jackpot is 1 in 292 million. Good luck.