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## Can the same number be drawn twice in the lottery?

Lottery officials have said they are aware of cases around the world where **the same person has taken home the top prize more than once**. But they have never come across a lottery duplicating the exact set of six numbers.

## What happens if you get 2 matching Powerball numbers?

If you match two white Powerball numbers, then **unfortunately you won’t walk away with any money**, according to Powerball’s rules.

## Are your odds better to play the same numbers?

The probability of winning does not depend on the specific numbers selected and the numbers drawn for each lottery drawing have no dependence on previous drawings, so **there is no benefit to playing the same numbers every time**.

## What happens if you get all 5 numbers but not the Powerball?

Power Play numbers that can be chosen are 2, 3, 4, 5 and possibly 10 (if the jackpot is $150 million or less). If you match five Powerball numbers but not the Powerball and chose a Power Play option on your ticket, **your prize automatically doubles regardless** of the number that comes up in the Power Play drawing.

## Does 1 number in Powerball win anything?

However, **you don’t have to match every single number to win in another Division** in Powerball. You just have to match at least 2 main numbers plus the Powerball number, and you could win a share in the Division 9 prize.

## Do the numbers have to be in order to win the Powerball?

**You can match the white ball numbers in any order of a given play** to win a prize. The red Powerball number of a given play on your ticket must match the red Powerball drawn.

## Which number is the luckiest?

In many cultures around the world, **seven** is considered a lucky number. This probably explains the affinity many people feel for the number seven. Some scientists and mathematicians also believe there are some interesting properties of the number itself that also make it alluring.

## What is the luckiest number in the lottery?

Luckiest lottery numbers: Powerball, Mega Millions most common picks in 2021

Powerball | Mega Millions |
---|---|

53 (Drawn 6 times) |
26 (Drawn 5 times) |

61 (Drawn 6 times) | 27 (Drawn 5 times) |

4 (Drawn 5 times) | 28 (Drawn 5 times) |

17 (Drawn 5 times) | 58 (Drawn 5 times) |

## What Pick 3 numbers hit the most?

The most **common Mega Ball number** is 3. The most common main numbers drawn in the Powerball game are 26, 41, 16, 28, 22 and 23. The most common Powerball is 6.

## Are you more likely to win the lottery if you keep the same numbers?

For what it’s worth, lottery experts say that playing the same numbers over and **over again doesn’t improve your odds of eventually hitting** a jackpot, because your odds of winning the lottery reset each time you play and so do the odds of a particular number combination being selected.

## Has a quick pick ever won lottery?

If you are going strictly by the numbers, more Quick Pickers than self-pickers win lottery jackpots. About **70% of lottery winners** used Quick Pick to choose their numbers. But then again, about the same percentage of all lottery players — about 70% – 80% — use Quick Pick.

## What are the9 ways to win Powerball?

**To win, match one of the 9 Ways to Win:**

- 5 white balls + 1 red Powerball = Grand prize.
- 5 white balls = $1 million.
- 4 white balls = 1 red Powerball = $50,000.
- 4 white balls = $100.
- 3 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $100.
- 3 white balls = $7.
- 2 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $7.
- 1 white ball + 1 red Powerball = $4.