Powerball’s ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ numbers revealed ahead of tomorrow’s $60 million draw
With up to one-in-six Aussie adults expected to have an entry into tomorrow night’s $60 million Powerball draw, the numbers that have rolled out of the barrel the most have been revealed.
So far this year, Powerball has crowned 18 multi-millionaires from nine division one winning entries that scored more than $339.7 million in prize money.
New South Wales players have had the most Powerball success in 2021, holding six division one winning entries, while Queensland players have held the remaining three.
This week’s $60 million Powerball jackpot is the second biggest offer by any Australian lottery game so far this year. The $80 million Powerball prize offered in April, which was won by a Campbelltown retiree and a Smithfield man, remains the biggest Australian lottery draw so far in 2021.
This is the second time we’ve seen a $60 million Powerball draw this year. Just last month, a $60 million jackpot was won by 10 members of a Townsville syndicate who scored $6 million each.
Australia’s biggest ever lottery winner won a $107 million Powerball prize in January 2019.
Ahead of tomorrow night’s draw, we’re having a look at Powerball’s ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ numbers.
While Powerball is a game of chance, and every number has an equal chance of being drawn, some numbers have been drawn more often than others. But will these ‘hot’ numbers make an appearance this week, or is it time for the ‘cold’ numbers to shine?
From Powerball’s main barrel, where seven winning numbers are drawn from 35, the ‘hot’ number is 17, having been drawn 49 times during the past three years. (Table 1)
Table 1: ‘Hot’ winning numbers from past Powerball draws
Some numbers have not been drawn as often from the main barrel during the past three years, including the number 34. (Table 2)
Table 2: ‘Cold’ winning numbers from past Powerball draws
From the separate Powerball barrel, where a single Powerball number between one and 20 is drawn, there are two numbers that have been drawn more than any other during the past three years (Table 3).
Table 3: ‘Hot’ Powerball numbers
At the same time, there are three Powerball numbers that have been drawn the least during the past three years. (Table 4).
Table 4: ‘Cold’ Powerball numbers
No matter what type of entry you choose to play, you do need to have an entry for a chance to win the jackpot prize.
Our team will be standing by to reach out to any division one winners immediately after the draw tomorrow night, so make sure you register your entry to a player card or online account.
The $60 million Powerball draw 1316 will take place on Thursday 5 August 2021. You can grab your entries at your local outlet, online or via The Lott app.