# Are You Using the Best Lotto Numbers to Play The Powerball? Let’s Find Out

Updated on By Jerry Jay Lendlsmith

Playing the lottery with your best lotto numbers and sheer dumb luck is no longer enough to win the jackpot. Know which groups have a good likelihood of getting drawn, and know when to play them.

In a lottery, such as the Powerball, you pick 5 of your best lotto numbers from a pool of 69 numbers and a Powerball number between 1 and 26—in which the odds will then equal to 292,201,338. Ever since the Powerball changed its previous matrix of choosing 5 numbers from 59 to 69, everyone – including you – has since had bigger doubts you’ll ever win the lottery. And from the previous 175,223,510 to 292,201,338 odds, it seems fair to believe you never actually will.

But just as soon as you stop playing, someone else wins the big jackpot. Which begs the question: what, in fact, have you been doing wrong?

Below are four groups of playable combinations in the Powerball. Which of these groups of combinations does your best lotto numbers fall in? Choose one, and find out if you have the potential to be the next Powerball jackpot winner.

Group A

12 – 17 – 26 – 29 – 47
23 – 27 – 41 – 44 – 66
11 – 19 – 24 – 43 – 49
17 – 32 – 39 – 41 – 48
33 – 37 – 41 – 48 – 62

Group B

2 – 36 – 7 – 5 – 39
4 – 42 – 47 – 6 – 9
1 – 8 – 14 – 3 – 18
67 – 2 – 61 – 9 – 4
6 – 2 – 31 – 32 – 8

Group C

8 – 15 – 18 – 23 – 36
13 – 18 – 23 – 41 – 5
3 – 22 – 28 – 34 – 49
22 – 6 – 32 – 33 – 48
19 – 23 – 41 – 45 – 7

Group D

32 – 36 – 37 – 40 – 46
35 – 39 – 41 – 43 – 49
13 – 18 – 25 – 27 – 29
22 – 28 – 36 – 38 – 39
21 – 29 – 51 – 54 – 58

## The Combinations Explained:

Group A – The combinations in Group A represent patterns that have 0.2% chance of appearing in a draw. This means, combinations like these are expected to appear only twice in every 1000 draws – a relatively small amount.

There are 1,215,000 possible combinations in this group, in which it follows 60 patterns. This group takes up a little over 11% of the 11,238,513 combinations in the Powerball (not including the plus ball).

However, the fact that this group takes up 11% of the Powerball’s potential combinations, does not mean you’ll have better chances of winning the jackpot by playing one of its patterns.

Group B – Patterns from this group only takes up 0.2% of 11,238,513 total possible combinations. From that alone, you can already tell that your chances of winning the Powerball are very low.

The theoretical probability of a pattern from this group appearing in a draw is 0.000336343, which means you can expect patterns from this group to appear almost never in every 1000 draws.

If you chose this group, then you have one of the lowest chances of winning the jackpot.

Group C – These combinations represent patterns that have 0.3% chance of appearing in a draw. This means, combinations using these patterns is expected to appear approximately 3 to 4 times in every 1000 draws – still not a good probability but at least better than group A and B.

Group D – The combinations in Group D have 30 patterns available, but each pattern only has a 0.000480491 theoretical probability of getting drawn. Each of these patterns is expected to appear only 4 times in every 10,000 draws.  Which means, winning a draw with patterns from this group is highly unlikely.

## Best Lotto Numbers Conclusion

Be reminded that your 5 best lotto numbers may not be the best lotto numbers picked by other players. By picking 5 out of 69 numbers, you are to accept that you are missing out on 11,238,512 other potential combinations to be drawn. Once that sinks in, your awareness of how tiny your chances of winning are should, either, frighten you or motivate you into playing more of the other potential combinations to improve the odds.

Of course, if you are not playing with a group of players or not interested in sharing the winnings with others, playing more games without any guarantee that you’ll win will seem like a waste of good money.

At the very least, combinations that belong to group C has better looking probabilities, but they do not house the best lotto numbers. In truth, we recommend you to never play any of the numbers above.  Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Inside the Lottometrix members area, you will discover the best patterns that house the best lotto numbers that appear not only in the US Powerball, but in your favorite lotteries as well.

Playing the lottery with sheer dumb luck is no longer enough to win the jackpot. Know which groups have a good likelihood of getting drawn, and know when to play them. All you have to do is Sign Up, view your favorite lottery’s analysis, play with the best patterns, and immediately improve your odds of winning the jackpot.

Remember, if you don’t know your game, then you’re simply throwing money into the garbage.