What are the luckiest Powerball numbers?

Let's face it. You face some pretty steep odds to win the Powerball jackpot, like a 1 in 292.2 million chance.

So is there any way to get edge?

Does where you live matter? Are any numbers luckier than others?

Sure you can play the family's birthdays or anniversaries, but are any of Powerball numbers luckier than others? While the drawing is random, some numbered balls do roll down the clear plastic tube more often than others.

The Powerball lottery changed to its current format of 69 white balls (up from 59) and 26 red Powerballs (down from 35) on Oct. 4, 2015. So let's take a look at the most and least frequently drawn numbers since that date.

What are the luckiest Powerball numbers?

Here is a look at the most frequently drawn numbers since Oct. 4, 2015, according to the Wisconsin Lottery's frequency tracker:

  • 61 - Drawn 97 times

  • 63 - Drawn 92 times

  • 21 - Drawn 92 times

  • 32 - Drawn 90 times

  • 27 - Drawn 88 times

  • 36 - Drawn 88 times

  • 23 - Drawn 85 times

  • 39 - Drawn 85 times

  • 33 - Drawn 84 times

  • 62 - Drawn 71 times

  • 69 - Drawn 84 times

  • 64 - Drawn 84 times

  • 37 - Drawn 83 times

  • 28 - Drawn 83 times

Unluckiest Powerball numbers?

Here are the least drawn numbers in the Powerball since Oct. 4, 2015:

  • 13 - Drawn 55 times

  • 49 - Drawn 58 times

  • 29 - Drawn 61 times

  • 34 - Drawn 62 times

  • 5 - Drawn 63 times

  • 26 - Drawn 63 times

  • 35 - Drawn 64 times

  • 48 - Drawn 64 times

  • 46 - Drawn 64 times

What Powerball is luckiest?

Here is a look at the most commonly drawn red Powerballs since Oct. 4, 2015:

  • 4 - Drawn 53 times

  • 18 - Drawn 52 times

  • 24 - Drawn 49 times

  • 14 - Drawn 46 times

  • 21 - Drawn 45 times

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When is the next Powerball drawing?

Powerball drawings are held three times a week - Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Monday drawings were added in 2021.

How late can I buy Powerball tickets?

The deadline for purchasing a Powerball ticket varies by state so don't wait until the last minute. The deadline in New Jersey is 9:59 p.m. on the day of the drawing, while New York's deadline is 10 p.m.

How do I play Powerball?

The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add the Power Play for $1, which will increase the amount of your potential prize up to five times the original prize (except for the jackpot and Match 5). There is also a 10x Power Play possibility when the jackpot is less than $150 million.

Each player selects five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. However, you can also have the lottery machine generate a quick pick ticket with random numbers for you.

Prizes vary from $4 for the matching the Powerball to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except in California) to the jackpot for matching all six balls. You can check all the prize payouts on the Powerball website here.

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Where can I buy Powerball tickets?

You can play the game in 45 states plus the Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Many grocery stores, gas stations and convenience stores sell lottery tickets. Some states allow Powerball tickets to be purchased online, but beware of scam websites. Check with your state lottery for more details about online sales before purchasing tickets online. You don't need to be a U.S. citizen or a resident of a particular state where you purchase your ticket.

Here is where you can buy tickets from lottery retailers in New Jersey: Click here.

How can I watch Powerball drawing?

The Powerball drawing is broadcast live on the lottery website at 10:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. You can watch the drawing by clicking here. The drawing may be broadcast on a local television station in your market as well.

This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Powerball: What are the most frequently drawn numbers?