Lucky lottery picks revealed (2023)

Lottery fans, we got your numbers.

If you have a dollar and a dream - and you think you can overcome all odds - start with 14, 36 and 48.

These three numbers hit more than any other of the 414 Mega Millions winning tickets sold between 2005 and January 12.

And since June 24, 2005, when the latest version of the game was released, they appear most often on winning combinations of six numbers.

That's according to an analysis of Mega Millions payouts by Matthew Vea, a consultant at Ernst & Young's financial services division in Midtown, who has looked at the results of every draw over the past four and a half years.

The game encourages players from 12 states, including New York and New Jersey, to throw in a dollar in hopes of becoming incredibly rich.

The player's six choices must match the numbers that appear when the judges draw half a dozen balls, numbered 1 through 56.

With odds in excess of 175 million to 1, jackpots regularly reach hundreds of millions. The record payment was $390 million in 2007. Tuesday's jackpot was estimated at $121 million.

Number 14 is a big winner.

Not only has it appeared on 48 of the 414 winning tickets since 2005 (a rate of over 11 percent), but it was also the second most popular number in the last three months, with an average impression gap of just 30.2 days per person's lucky ducat. vein analysis shows.

The number 36 has also appeared 48 times since 2005, while the number 48 has appeared 47 times. Three others - 53, 5 and 46 - scored 46 goals.

Experts warn that every draw is random, so playing with "hot" or "cold" numbers is statistically still a losing option.

"It's natural that in a small sample, 414 drawings, you have a [hot] number," said Gerard Ben Arus, a professor of mathematics at New York University. "Of course it would be the same if you had a huge sample, tens of thousands."

The most popular numbers chosen by players in New York Numbers and Win 4 games are 111 and 0000, according to lottery organizers.

After 111, 222 is the second most popular number, followed by 333, 777, and 999.

In Win 4 they are 1111, 2222 and 3333.

Officials said news events sometimes prompt calls such as 911, which sells out every September 11, and 1549, the number of the US Airways flight that hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger landed safely in the Hudson River a year ago.

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An Ernst & Young consultant has been examining the numbers selected for the Mega Millions lottery since 2005. Results:

Most common winning numbers

14On 48 winning tickets - 11.6%

36On 48 winning tickets - 11.6%

48On 47 winning tickets - 11.4%

Rarest winning numbers

47On 23 winning tickets - 5.6%

6On 25 winning tickets – 6%

49For 26 winning tickets - 6.2%


The most popular numbers from the 107 national lottery draws nationwide between January 7 and January 13:

20, 23, 30, 42, 7, 32, 16


Numbers most often chosen by players:

111, 222, 333, 777, 999


Numbers most often chosen by players:

1111, 2222, 3333


911It sells every September 11 and won in 2002

1549US Airways flight number that landed in Hudson

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