What numbers do you pick when you play Mega Millions? Do you choose the same ones each time or just go with a gut feeling? Many players use numbers that have a significant meaning to them. Birthdays, wedding anniversaries, or even marriage proposal dates!
Some have lucky numbers they use every time. There’s no right or wrong way of picking numbers and using the same ones doesn’t necessarily improve your chances of winning.
Luck or Higher Probability?
There are numbers though that seem to be drawn more than others. Why is this? Luck, or do some numbers, really have a higher chance of being drawn? In truth there is no logic, but here are some of the most common ones drawn in Mega Millions.
Since October 31st 2017, numbers 1, 2, 28, 14, 17, 42, and 70 were most commonly drawn. The mega ball has 22 as the most common number drawn. In fact, it was drawn 7 times.
Should you include these numbers in your choice or simply pick any numbers at random? Oddly enough, a randomly chosen quick pick ticket has just as high a chance of winning the Mega Millions online lottery than carefully picked numbers.
Least Common Numbers Drawn
If you want to increase your odds of winning, you may decide to avoid numbers that are less commonly chosen. Least common names have found to be 50, 65, 63, 57, 36, and 9. The worst performing number was 50, as it was only chosen once.
Should you avoid these numbers completely, or use them anyway? You could take the logical approach that suggests any number can be a winner, and just go for it! One thing is certain though, if you don’t buy a Mega Millions ticket you have zero chances of winning. Picking the winning numbers can happen to anyone, and yes, even you!