Louisiana lottery players who are looking for the fast track to fame or more importantly fortune are divided over whether a new system will enhance their chances of winning a life changing jackpot or not. If you’ve never played Powerball it seems simple to win. You just have to pick five numbers between one and sixty-nine and then you have to pick the Powerball which is a number between one and twenty-six.

That should be easy right?

Unfortunately for those of us who can’t wait to win our millions the task of selecting the proper six numbers to claim a Powerball top prize is a lot harder than it looks. I am sure if you do the math you’d discover that the odds of matching the five white balls and the Powerball border just below “astronomical”.

And while there is an awful lot of luck involved in picking a winning lottery ticket you should also know that their are other factors that might play into which numbers fall where. We have been made aware of a new system that uses math and data from previous lottery drawings to determine what numbers appear most often in which games.

The information is hosted on a site called Lottery Predictor and promoted by Just Gamblers, another gaming website. I will say they have done their homework and they even offer “state specific” lucky numbers should you find yourself participating in a lottery drawing in Texas or Mississippi or another state where lottery games such as Powerball and Mega Millions are held.

### What is the Luckiest Number to Play in Powerball or Mega Millions?

Based on the information from Lottery Predictor the number one number that shows up most often in winning lottery tickets is the number “28”. Just behind “28” in the lucky number files is the number “16”. The third most “lucky” number is the number “39”. For our purposes we are letting “lucky = frequently drawn”. So, the most frequently drawn numbers for a game like Powerball are 28,16, and 39.

Rounding out the top 5 are the numbers thirty-two and fifteen. So that should take care of your “white balls” when it comes to Powerball or Mega Millions. We should note that the lucky numbers for Mega Millions are a little different than those of Powerball but oddly enough there are some similarities between the numbers that show up on both games.

### What Are The Numbers You Need to Avoid?

If you’re looking for numbers not to choose then you’ll want to look at the numbers that are in the 40s. I don’t know why but for some reason the top 5 “worst numbers” are all numbers that are in the 40s. The worst numbers you can pick, based on the Lottery Predictor algorithm were 47,46,43, 41, and 44.

If there is one more number that you need to consider for your Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto, or Easy 5 it would be “19”. That number continues to show up near the top of most drawn numbers in just about all of those lottery games.

### Are These Numbers Really Lucky?

If you believe they are then they might be. But otherwise, there is a pretty good body of evidence that suggests these numbers might just be coincidences. But in the world of lottery games a coincidence pays just as much as being lucky, so why not do both?

### When Do Lottery Games Draw in Louisiana

Powerball holds three drawings each week. The drawings are at 9:59 on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. The Mega Millions lottery has drawings on Tuesday and Friday. The Louisiana Lottery holds drawings for Lotto and Easy 5 on Wednesday and Saturday nights.

Now, will the numbers suggested by Lottery Predictor pay off for you tonight or some other night when they hold a big money lottery drawing? We can neither confirm nor deny that information but we do know that most lottery tickets purchased are usually not winners. Therefore you should play responsibly should you choose to play.

If believe you have or someone close to you has as gambling problem help is available by calling 1-877-770- STOP (7867). The call and the referral are free. Good Luck.

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