Think for a moment of all the fun you could have and all that you could accomplish with a big lottery win. The only thing standing in your way is picking the right numbers. That is, however, a rather sizable hurdle.

Jackpots Keep Growing

If you've noticed that lottery jackpots like the Mega Millions and the Powerball keep getting bigger and bigger, there's a reason for that. The structure of these jackpots has changed in recent years, in order orchestrate bigger jackpots, like the $842 million Powerball jackpot that made news earlier this year when one winning ticket was sold in Grand Blanc. As of now, the winner of this monstrous jackpot has yet to come forward.

As of this writing, this Saturday (2/17) the Powerball jackpot is estimated to be $306 million. The next Mega Millions drawing will take place this Friday (2/16) and is estimated to be a whopping $457 million.

Is There a Way to Increase Your Chances of Winning?

There is certainly no guarantee - and please remember the information in this article is strictly for entertainment purposes - but there has been research done recently that you may want to take into account next time you're purchasing a ticket, and hoping to sink your teeth into a large jackpot.

According to USA Mega, which has been collecting lottery data since October 2015, the five most-frequently drawn Powerball jackpot numbers are 61, 32, 21, 63, and 36. The most popular Powerball number is 18.

The least popular Powerball jackpot numbers are 13, 34, 49, 29, and 26. The least popular Powerball number is 15.

The same site pored over lottery data since October 2017 to determine the most popular Mega Millions numbers, which are 22, 11, 9, 10, 4, and 19.


Five Michiganians Whose Lives Were Ruined After Winning Big Lottery Jackpots

We all think winning the lottery would solve all of our problems. But you know what they say: "Be careful what you wish for."

Take a look at these five Michigan residents who won life-changing money from the Michigan Lottery. Unfortunately, all of their lives took a drastic turn for the worse after their wins.

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