Well, here we go again, PowerBall fever is sweeping the US. With a record pot of more than $650,000,000 expected for the January 9, 2016 draw there’s no wonder that the excitement is building! For those of us with some background in statistics, we all know that the odds of actually winning this pot are down-right rediculous, truth be told, you could likely expect to be struck by lightning multiple times before you hit this jackpot! Note, the actual odds of winning the jackpot are 1: 292,201,338
But perhaps living in a certain part of the country could impact your chances of winning? A quick search around the web for lotto map winners reveals a number of interesting finds. The map above shows that there are indeed clusters of activity in Southern California and the NorthEast, whereas if you live in Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming then you may not be so lucky. See the live map HERE
Another article shares that Pennsylvania may be the best place to live if you expect to win!
According to usamega.com, the most common numbers drawn in the past 100 drawings are: 03, 23, 26, 36, 56. Those five numbers have been drawn between 13 and 15 times each so perhaps if you play these numbers in a lucky place you’ll really boost your odds – Good Luck!