Most of us have fantasised about winning the lottery at some point in our lives. You may have even fantasised about winning the premier lottery game: Australia’s Powerball.
And it’s no surprise — Powerball has been a popular lottery staple in Australian culture since its advent in 1996. Played every Thursday night, Powerball winning numbers offer a significantly larger sum than other lottery games. Though there isn’t a way to predict the numbers that will be drawn week in and week out, you can be knowledgeable enough to avoid making simple mistakes that could waste your ticket with the use of Powerball statistics.
Hot numbers are those that have been drawn most frequently over a given time. Below are the Powerball hot numbers statistics for 2021:
10, 14, 16, 17, 19, 25, 26
Cold numbers are those that have been drawn least frequently over a given time. Below is a list of the least frequently drawn numbers of 2021:
5, 6, 9, 22, 24, 31, 35
The nature of the lottery game means that some numbers are statistically more likely to be profitable than others when they’re used in a winning ticket. This is simply due to the fact that some numbers tend to be more popular than others. When a less popular number is the winning number, it means that the Powerball share prize is distributed among fewer people, making them more profitable than those that are more popular. Below is a list of numbers that resulted in the largest and smallest dividends of 2021:
4, 5, 13, 26, 27, 31, 33
2, 9, 14, 15, 24, 25, 29
Powerball statistics in Australia for any given year are calculated as an average of that year. To determine which numbers are most popular, and which resulted in the largest dividends, the data of a full lottery year is simply taken, and the mean result is produced. Knowing these numbers doesn’t necessarily mean that you will magically have greater odds to win the next Powerball, but it is important to know everything you can so that you can play the game responsibly.
Unfortunately, if you’re looking for an easy hack to winning the lottery, there isn’t one. However, Powerball lottery statistics do exist for a reason, and you can use them as a guide for your next Powerball attempt.
The most simple tactic to remember comes from properly understanding the odds of winning the Powerball Division 1 Jackpot prize. As of 2018, the Powerball drawing system now picks seven numbers from a total of thirty-five, with a Powerball number from a different pool of twenty numbers. As it is statistically the most difficult to win, if you purchase one ticket, you have a 1:134,490,400 chance of winning. If you purchase a second ticket and pick completely different numbers, you would have a 2:134,490,400 chance of winning.
The simple tactic is one of patience. To maximise your chances, you can save the money that you would use on a weekly lotto attempt and purchase several at once on a given week so that your range of numbers can be carefully picked without the inconvenience of the weekly Powerball reset.
It is crucial to remember that every Powerball draw is essentially a reset from the last. As they are independent of each other, there is no guarantee that any number that has been drawn before will be omitted in the next one. The lottery is a game of chance, and it has to be treated as one. Try to pick numbers that are not bunched together. Additionally, stay away from picking numbers that have a theme for the sake of it, such as numbers that begin or end with the same number.
Powerball also offers a few alternate and other options for increasing your odds:
It’s best to mix up your choices — low and high, odd numbers and even numbers. Always keep in mind that your chosen numbers are just as likely to be picked this time as they are the next time. Don’t be discouraged! Remember that even the most knowledgeable statistician still has the same chance as you once you know the basic principles of Powerball lotto statistics. Chance is what makes this experience fun.
Once you are equipped with the necessary knowledge to make an educated decision regarding your Powerball lottery attempt, you can confidently choose numbers backed by relevant statistics from the entirety of 2021 — always remember to regularly check the results. If you feel like you are finally ready to test your skills and play the lottery, be sure to visit the Oz Lotteries Powerball site or Oz Lotteries app to get started. Test your luck and enjoy the game!