Powerball frequency analysis

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Many people believe that certain numbers are drawn more frequntly than others, and that others are selected less often. These are often referred to as: Hot and Cold numbers. In order to help players identify these, many lotteries provide Frequency Tables.

However, when trying to interpret this information, players are faced with the several problems and questions. First, does this data indicate that these numbers perform better or worse over the long run? Or, is this simply a function of short term trends? Second, the format of certain games has changed over time. Balls are added and deleted. How can we normalize this information to account for the fact that certain balls have been present longer that others? Third, is this statistical data meaningful?

To help answer these questions, we have prepared this analysis which contains four panels. Window PB-1 in the lower left displays a tabular analysis of the most common white and Power lottery balls. The total occurances of each ball is shown for: 3 Month, 6 Month, 1 Year, 2 Year, and All Time terms. The cells are color coded to illustrate numbers that are: Cold (Blue), Cool (Light Blue), Warm (Light Red), and Hot (Red). The non-shaded numbers are neutral.

Hotness and Coldness is assigned utilizing a weighted statistical analysis which involves first determining the expected number of occurances, and then calculating the actual observed deviations. This data is shown in Window PB-2. The graph displayed in Window PB-3 shows a normal probability distribution. This is an important concept of randomness because we know that there will be an expected amount of noise (or deviation) whenever such events are measured.

Lastly, Window PB-4 puts it all together by summarizing how often the lottery jackpots would be won if a player limits his playing numbers to certain subsets: Hot, Cold, Hot + Cold, Neutral, and Neutral + Hot. These tables only show the highest prizes that would be won, not the sum of all the prizes.

Topic: Lottery; Game: Powerball; Abbreviation: PB; Title: Hot Cold Analysis; Subject: Most common lottery numbers drawn; Methodology: Probability weighted frequency distribution; Term: 3 month, 6 month, 1 year, 2 year, all time; Stragegy: Play Hot, Cold, Neutral numbers; Potential: Largest jackpot and other winning prize payouts shown## Texas Powerball Frequency Chart for the Latest 100 Draws

Math rules teach us that each number should appear around 19 or 20 times on the last 100 draws. However, lottery is not the same thing as math, and some numbers tend to appear more often, while others less. Those appearing much more often than the average are named hot numbers, while those appearing much less often than the average are named cold numbers.

Currently, the top 3 hot Power Ball numbers are 18 (11 times), 24 (8 times) and 5 (7 times). The top 3 Power Ball cold numbers are 12 (0 times), 15 (0 times) and 22 (0 times).

The Frequency Chart shown below offers more information on each of the Power Ball numbers of Powerball lottery for the past 100 draws. Different colors mean different levels of hotness or coldness, with blue being the coldest, and red being the hottest. Use the buttons below to order the Frequency Chart by type of numbers, number of draws, or ranks.

Seasoned lottery players usually combine hot and cold numbers in order to discover winning combinations. You can use the hot and cold numbers generated by our Frequency Chart in combination with our Power Picks for finding your own winning combinations.

The Frequency Chart for Texas Powerball shown below offers more information on each of the numbers of Powerball lottery for the past 100 draws. Different colors mean different levels of hotness or coldness. ]]>