Lucky Numbers, Unlucky Numbers: Which Powerball Numbers Do You Play?

No matter which lottery you play, we all have our own special lottery numbers that sits well with us, for various reasons. But with the US Powerball soaring to $228 million for (Saturday, May 17) draw it would be wise to make sure you give yourself the best possible shot at winning the life-changing usa lotto jackpot. So without further ado, here are the most lucky and unlucky lotto numbers…

Online lottery enthusiasts are superstitious when it comes to playing the lottery, and with certain numbers bringing in more lotto luck than others, it’s no wonder.

While many Powerball lottery players have a core set of ‘special’ lucky lotto numbers that they constantly play, other online usa lotto players prefer to use astrology or numerology to pick their lucky lotto numbers.

But number superstitions aren’t just for lottery players however, they are also have their uses in everyday life. For instance, how often have you got into a lift in a high rise apartment block and seen the 13th floor on the floor panel?  Not often. This is due to the fact that most high-rise apartments skip the 13th floor altogether as if it simply does not exist. The same goes for products being priced at 6.66. It just doesn’t happen.

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Lucky number 3

How often do we hear people say that everything comes in threes, and more often than not its good things?  Often right? This all stems from our early childhoods, when our parents read fairy-tales like, the three blind mice, three little pigs, Goldilocks and the three bears, and genies who are always ready to grant us three wishes. Therefore people are wired to expect things in threes. 

The best circus ever is the one that’s a three-ring circus. We also have three-piece suites, three primary colours, tricycles, 3D, three legged races, and even The American Constitution promises a trio of good things:  Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.  Gosh, even the planet we live on is the third from the sun! So three is a big deal, and has been centuries - so on that note, on your mark, get set, go!

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Lucky number 7

For those online usa lottery players who have ever played a game of Bingo, you will know that whenever number 7 appears, the announcer pushes his chest out and proclaims, “Lucky number 7 folks!” Number 7 is universally popular, with people always scrolling through a raffle ticket at the local fete to jot their name down next to number 7. Other lucky 7’s are the seven days of the week, seven seas, seven continents, seven wonders of the world, seven colours in the rainbow, Snow White ran off with seven dwarves, and when Ian Fleming was looking for a code for James Bond, he didn’t go for 006 or 008, he went with 007, which just sounded better.
Lucky number 8

Number 8 is a very lucky number in China, as eight is a homonym for prosperity, and when pronounced it sounds like the word “prosper” and “wealth”.  Furthermore, a double eight, as in 88, is said to bring double joy. Which would be brilliant news for online usa lottery players on if the US Powerball numbers went up to 88!  They love the number 8 so much that the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in China began on 8/8/08 at 8 seconds and 8 minutes past 8 pm.

Top Unlucky Lotto Numbers

Unlucky number 13

The phrase, “Houston, we have a problem,” comes from Apollo 13 that launched April 11, 1970 at 13:13 CST. On April 13 an on-board explosion forced the mission to be aborted. Even though there are 13 stripes on the American flag symbolising the 13 colonies that rebelled against British rule. These 13 colonies became the first 13 states, the number 13 is still the most universally unlucky number out there. In our latest US Powerball lottery winner’s story we spoke about yesterday, Marquis Jones, used the number 4 as a sign to play the US Powerball lottery, but lost out on winning the top Powerball jackpot prize because the only lottery number he missed out on was, you guessed it, number 13, which as the red Power ball number.

Unlucky number 17
In Italy, 17 is often considered an unlucky number. This is because when written out in Roman numerals (XVII) it can create an anagram VIXI which translates to “I am dead” or “My life is over” in Latin.

Numbers That Are Both Lucky & Unlucky

Number 4

Number 4 constantly brings either good luck or bad luck, depending where in the world you are.  On one hand we have the Irish and Celtic culture, who see the 4 leaf clover as a sign of good luck and good fortune, but in China the number 4 is feared and avoided, as the pronunciation is similar to the Chinese world for death.

Also as we just mentioned under number 13, the latest Powerball winner, Marquis Jones, on one hand did match 5 Powerball winning numbers using the number 4 as a sign to scoop a life-changing $2,469,064 on the Powerball lotto game recently.
Number 9

In 2015 Lotto New Zealand announced that the luckiest Powerball number is number no.9 as it came up the most, and won lotto player’s huge amounts of money.

In Chinese culture, the number 9 is also a fabulous number as it’s associated with the emperor as it sounds similar to the character for “long-lasting”. On the other hand, in Japan the number 9 is feared because it sounds like “torture.”

The choice is yours whether or not you want to play number 9, but whatever you do, make sure you do play Powerball today and give yourself the chance to dress to the nine’s while on cloud nine, when you take home the $228 million up for grabs.

Whether you love them or hate them, numbers play an important role in our daily lives. Without them we won’t know how to plan our day. What the biggest American lottery jackpot is, how much the jackpots worth, how much a lottery ticket costs, and how much will reflect in your bank account when you win!

Do you have any superstitions about lucky or unlucky lottery numbers? Is your lucky or unlucky lotto number on this list? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and earn valuable LottoPoints for your comment at the same time!

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