



Mega Millions LotteryAll the stats you need to know 





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If you love playing the lottery, you
may be seeking extra tips or advice on ways to play. Here is a quick guide to
some of the common trends in one of the biggest lotteries in the
world.
There are now countless variations of the traditional lottery set
up, across countries all over the world. Aside from the classic National
Lottery in England, there is EuroMillions, Irish Lotto, Power Ball and
Mega Millions lottery to
name but a few. Mega Millions is one of the biggest lotteries in America, and
this article will focus on statistics associated with it. By trawling through
all the main statistics such as most and least common numbers, it could give
players a huge advantage when selecting numbers for the next draw. Even though
the numbers drawn are totally random, there are perhaps strangely, some numbers
that appear frequently, and others that are rarely drawn at all. 

Most Common Numbers
 2 197 times
 35 196 times
 29 195 times
 17 195 times
 31 194 times
 39 194 times
 46 194 times
 48 193 times
 5 193 times
 4 192 times
 10 191 times
 20 190 times
There is clearly no real pattern
to the most common numbers, but they are all below 50. Selecting lower numbers
for your ticket may be the way forward.
Most Common Mega
Ball numbers
 3 75 times
 15 71 times
 7 69 times
 1 67 times
 9 66 times
 10 63 times
 8 63 times
 2 61 times
 6 60 times
 4 59 times
 13 58 times
 12 55 times
The Mega Ball numbers only range
from 1 to 15, and looking back on the history of the game the frequency of
these numbers is fairly even. It would be hard to select the best number based
on the stats here.
Least Common Numbers
 67 11 times
 60 13 times
 61 14 times
 75 14 times
 72 14 times
 64 15 times
 63 16 times
 69 16 times
 65 16 times
 73 17 times
 59 17 times
 71 17 times
The least common look very low
but they were only introduced on 19th October 2013 when the game went from pick
5 from 56 with 1 from 46 (Jackpot odds 1:175,711,536) to pick 5 from 75 with 1
from 15 (Jackpot odds 1:258,890,850). This is why the jackpots are so high
now. 


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Odds vs Evens
 Even 0, Odd 5 47 times
 Even 1, Odd 4 297 times
 Even 2, Odd 3 653 times
 Even 3, Odd 2 621 times
 Even 4, Odd 1 319 times
 Even 5, Odd 0 56 times
These figures tie in with the
general law of averages in that if it is totally random there will be a more or
less equal amount of odd and even numbers over time.
There are, of
course hundreds of other stats to consider, but hopefully this
information should help you make a better informed decision when next choosing
your Mega Millions numbers. 









