These May Be the “Luckiest” Powerball Numbers in 2024


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Lottery lovers have different strategies for picking their Powerball numbers, like choosing special dates such as birthdays and anniversaries, or other numbers that have personal significance. 

Some lottery players pay attention to past Powerball drawings and the numbers that get drawn more often than the rest. 

Top Luckiest Powerball Numbers in 2024

As Powerball reaches record highs, let’s look back at the most frequently drawn Powerball numbers so far this year.

The most drawn white ball Powerball numbers in 2024 are*:

  • 7  drawn 9 times

  • 44  drawn 9 times

  • 43 drawn 8 times

  • 27 drawn 7 times

  • 41  drawn 7 times

  • 43  drawn 7 times

The most drawn red Powerball numbers in 2024 are*:

  • 23  drawn 6 times

  • 4 drawn 4 times

  • 8 drawn 4 times

  • 14   drawn 4 times

  • 15 drawn 4 times

  • 21 drawn 4 times

Least Common Powerball Numbers

So far in 2024, the the least common white ball numbers are eight numbers that have only been drawn 1 time each. They are: 

  • 5  

  • 10 

  • 14 

  • 15 

  • 32 

  • 46 

  • 55 

For the red Powerball number, there are a whole slew of numbers that haven’t drawn yet—but the year is young!

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How many numbers do you need to win a prize in Powerball?

Here’s the breakdown of all the ways you can win with Powerball:

  • Match 5 numbers (in any order) plus the Powerball to hit the Powerball jackpot. 
  • Match 5 numbers without the Powerball and the prize is a cool $1 million.
  • Match 4 numbers plus the Powerball to win $50,000.
  • Match 4 numbers without the Powerball to win $100. You can also win $100 by matching 3 numbers plus the Powerball.
  • Match 3 numbers without the Powerball to win $7. You can also win $7 by matching 2 numbers with the Powerball.
  • Match 1 number plus the Powerball to win $4. 

You can even win a prize by matching 1 number only—if it’s the red Powerball! Simply matching the Powerball number earns you $4.

Plus, if you have Power Play on your ticket, all your non-jackpot winnings can be boosted by 2, 3, 4, 5, depending on what Power Play number is drawn.

What are the largest Powerball jackpots?

Are you developing your strategy based on our list of the most drawn Powerball numbers? Here are numbers that won the top 10 Powerball prizes in history (in order from largest prize to smallest):

  1. $2.04 Billion won 11/7/22 in California (10, 33, 41, 47, 56, and Powerball 10)

  2. $1.765 Billion won 10/11/23 in California (22, 24, 40, 52, 64 and Powerball 10)

  3. $1.586 Billion won 1/13/16 in California, Florida and Tennessee (4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and Powerball 10)

  4. $1.326 Billion won 4/06/24 in Oregon (22, 27, 44, 52, 69 and  Powerball 9.)

  5. $1.08 Billion won 7/19/23 in California (7, 10, 11, 13, and 24 and Powerball 24)

  6. $842.2 Million won 1/02/24 in Michigan (12, 21, 42, 44, 49 and Powerball 1)

  7. $768.4 Million won 3/27/19 in Wisconsin (16, 20, 37, 44 and 62 and Powerball 12)

  8. $758.7 Million won 8/23/17 in Massachusetts (6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and Powerball 4)

  9. $754.6 Million won 2/6/23 in Washington (5, 11, 22, 23, 69 and Powerball 7)

  10. $731.1 Million won 1/20/21 in Maryland (40, 53, 60, 68, 69, and Powerball 22)

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9 Ways Big Lotto Winners Picked Their Winning Numbers

9 Ways Big Lotto Winners Picked Their Winning Numbers

With Mega Millions and Powerball on the rise, a lot of us are playing the “What would you do if you won the lottery?” game. 

The first stop on the path to that dream of winning the BIG bucks? How to choose those winning lottery numbers.

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1. Birthdays & Anniversaries

Many people choose numbers that hold personal significance, such as birthdays or special dates. In the case of this $25K-a-year-for-life winner in North Carolina, it was a mash-up of a few personal digits: her birthday, her son’s birthday and his football jersey number. 

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Some winners have relied on numbers they consider lucky or have a positive association with. A $1,000,0000 Cash4Life winner told Jackpocket that their father’s lucky numbers became their own: “Those [winning Cash4Life] numbers were actually my father’s numbers. My father passed away, so I’ve been playing his numbers ever since.”

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Numerous winners have opted for completely random number combinations, either using Quick Picks or generating them through random number generators. Jackpocket’s record $9.4 million winner told us that of her five Pick-6 tickets on that fateful drawing, two of them were Quick Picks and three of them were a combination of birthdays and important dates. This time, the Quick Picks had it! The winning numbers? 04, 28, 31, 37, 41 and 43. 


Some winners have selected numbers based on the ages of their family members, such as children, parents, or siblings. Don’t forget pets! A Jackpocket player in New Jersey won $1,000,000 with this strategy: “Everything was an age or a birthday. The first one was my wife and then my youngest son. The third one was me and then the dog.”

(RelatedHow to Play Pick 3 Lottery – Florida)

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Some winners have chosen numbers based on random patterns they observed in their surroundings, such as objects or patterns in nature. And this one’s pretty random: a Maryland lottery player used the license plate number from her wrecked car to win a $25,000 lottery prize.


A few winners have claimed to have received their winning numbers through dreams, visions, or other forms of intuition. A Jackpocket player in New Jersey said his winning numbers came to him in dreamland. “The numbers came clear to me and I played them,” he said.


Some winners have noticed certain numbers repeatedly appearing in their lives and decided to include them in their lottery number choices. In April 2019, Deborah Brown of Richmond, Virginia kept seeing the same four numbers. When she decided to do something about it and play, she won $150,000. She said, “I nearly had a heart attack!” 


Don’t throw away that fortune! A recent retiree in North Carolina played some fortune cookie numbers from a Vietnamese restaurant given to him by his granddaughter. Those numbers netted him a $344.6 million Powerball! 

(RelatedHere Are the Luckiest Mega Millions Numbers in 2024)


Some winners have incorporated previously drawn winning numbers into their combinations, assuming that they may have a higher chance of repeating. Ralph Laird of California created a computer program that randomized previous winning Lotto numbers. He went on to win $27.58 million, a California Lottery record high back in 1990! We rounded up the most drawn Powerball numbers of 2024 if you’d like some inspiration. 

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