Powerball Tips 2018
The Powerball Tips given here, are for the new Powerball game format. On 19 April 2018 we saw the first Powerball draw of the new game format, 7 numbers drawn from 35, plus 1 powerball drawn from 20 – (7/35 + 1/20). This new format has some interesting properties, which will be covered in this post. Any new Powerball Tips will appear below as comments, and is open to commenting for all.
Powerball Odds of Winning
Firstly, the odds of winning the jackpot 1st division prize is 135 million to 1 for each game played. I predict we will see the biggest jackpots ever seen in Australia, which could reach $150 million to $200 million (or more) quite easily.
Importance of the Powerball Number
The most important factor I see in this game, is that winning a prize, is more heavily reliant on hitting the powerball number itself (1/20). The smallest prize that can be won without picking the correct powerball number itself, is Division 7, being 5 main numbers. A prize can be won with 2, 3, or 4 main numbers correct, but ONLY in conjunction with the correct powerball number. So 4 numbers is no prize.
Pick the Powerball Number – Easy Prizes
The trick to this Powerball game, is to hit the Powerball number itself. When that Powerball number is hit, prizes are too easy. There is a feature called Powerhit, where you can play a game with all the powerballs covered (1-20). I don’t recommend this feature, because even though it’s guaranteed to hit the powerball number, its far from guaranteed that you will even get your money back. The wiser way to play is to pick 1 to 3 powerballs, and rotate them through your games.
Tips for the Powerball Number
Pick 1 number for the powerball if you are strong on it, then when it hits, it is quite likely you will have prizes. Picking 2 or 3 numbers as powerballs and rotating them, will give a greater chance of hitting, and so easy prizes. Using more than 3 different powerballs will reduce the chance of seeing a positive return (profit). I use 1 or 2 when they look good.
How to Pick the Powerball Number
There are many ways to pick the Powerball number itself, some use lucky numbers, birth numbers, dates, dreams, etc. Using analysis of previous numbers is what we look at here. The Powerball number is the most important for prize wins, but being only one number is also the hardest to pick. It is similar to picking a roulette number, but limited to just 20 numbers (1-20). Any system that works with roulette, will work on picking the powerball number. I use the concept of “sectors” as is done with roulette, coupled with the oscillation of recent to distant past powerballs. Enough said.
Powerball Tips for Main 7 Numbers
For those that like to play numbers that have recently hit (for repeats), Powerball will give plenty. Quite frequently we will see all numbers hit from within the previous 6 draws. In fact, in the 4th draw of the new Powerball we saw 6 numbers repeat from the first 3 draws.
- Almost every draw will see 1 number repeat from the previous draw. Make sure each game you play has at least 1 number from the previous draw.
- Almost half the time we will see 2 numbers repeat from the previous draw.
- 3 numbers repeat from previous draw, approximately every 2 months.
- 4 numbers repeat from previous draw, approximately once a year.
- Most of the time, most of the numbers will appear as repeats from the previous 4 draws.
Powerball Tips for Subscribers
I will be posting here occasionally with Powerball Tips for the Powerball main numbers, but tips for the Powerball Number itself will only be sent privately to active subscribers.
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