CHICAGO (CBS) — Without fail, as the jackpot rises to insane levels, the Powerball players come out in droves.
And it’s happened again: A surge of players has lifted Wednesday night’s Powerball Jackpot to $700 million.READ MORE: Tow Truck Driver Shot And Killed In Englewood
So, many rookies often ask: What are the most common Powerball numbers drawn?
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According to USA Mega, which collects data for the past 196 drawings (dating back to 10/7/15), 32, 64, 16, 23 and 28 are the five most popular. The most popular Powerball number is 9.
For those contrarians in the crowd, here are the least popular numbers: 35, 6, 58, 51, 24 and 34 (tie). The least popular Powerball number, last picked on Sept. 17, 2016 is 14.
It pays to live in Indiana, compared with Illinois. The lump sum payout for Hoosiers would be $317 million after taxes, compared with $310 million in Illinois, according to USA Mega.MORE NEWS: 15-Year-Old Among 2 Shot In West Englewood
The difference in state taxes account for the $7 million difference.