Mega Millions Numbers: Which Numbers Are Most Commonly Picked?

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Victoria Vazquez displays $280 worth of Mega Millions lottery tickets for her office pool that she purchased in California. How do you know which numbers are best to pick? (Getty)

Which Mega Millions numbers are the best? Which Mega Millions numbers are most commonly drawn? How do you know which ones are most frequently picked? If you’re wanting to strategize a little when playing Mega Millions, then you may be interested in picking the numbers that tend to be drawn the most frequently. We have all the details here.

Here’s what you need to know.

When you play Mega Millions, you must pick five numbers from 1 to 75 and one number from 1 to 15. In order to win the big jackpot, you must match all of the first five in any order and the last Mega Ball. There are also other ways to win smaller amounts, such as matching only five white balls and winning $1 million, or matching four white balls and the Mega ball and winning $5,000.

Some people think they might improve their chances of winning by picking the numbers that are most frequently drawn. Although statistically you have the same chance of winning no matter which numbers you pick, sometimes it can be fun to dry different strategies.

According to the Texas Lottery website, since 2013 and through January 22, these are the top five numbers drawn for the first five balls on Mega Millions:

35 – drawn 29 times

29 – drawn 28 times

25 – drawn 27 times

31 – drawn 23 times

20 – drawn 22 times

And these are the top three numbers drawn for the Mega Ball:

15 – drawn 23 times

7 – drawn 22 times

3 – drawn 20 times

If you want to keep up with the latest on the numbers most frequently drawn for Mega Millions, the Washington Lottery updates their spreadsheet of numbers with every drawing here.

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