Wednesday's Powerball payout is over $1 billion, so every single extra winner that shares in the pot could be worth a lot of money. Trying to cut out a few of them from the final stake will be worth millions to the eventual winner.
Powerball officials said the jackpot had grown to $1.3 billion after no one won when the numbers were drawn on Saturday evening just before 11pm ET.
We can safely say, through statistics, that each Powerball number comes up randomly. Yet if a otential millionaire doesn't wish to share his or her bounty with any others, there is real data to show which numbers to avoid.
Yes, it's true.
A lot of people pick "lucky numbers," mainly birthdays, to fill out their lottery sheets. Be warned: These numbers are a threat to your chances of winning a prize that you in fact could keep all to yourself. These lucky figures are anything but, and should be avoided.
Look at the chart below. This comes from an analysis of England's lottery picks. Notice the spikes of 7, 17, and 27. That's because way too many people are picking these 7-based lucky numbers. You don't want that.