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Winning Mega Millions numbers: These lucky numbers have been drawn the most often in the Mega lottery game

If you hope to win the massive Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth an estimated $1 billion, statistics experts will tell you it doesn’t matter which numbers you pick. They’ll say the odds are exactly the same for each number to get drawn, because the selection process is random and there’s a precise number of balls in the bin.

However, if you’re looking for a new strategy as you dream of becoming an instant multimillionaire, you may want to take a look at the numbers that have been drawn the most often during the past four years.

As you will see, some numbers get selected far more than others, even though the probability is technically the same.

Since October 2017 — when lottery officials reduced the number of white balls in the main Mega Millions pool from 75 to 70 and expanded the number of gold “Mega Balls” from 15 to 25 — these have been the luckiest numbers, according to data from LottoNumbers.com.

Regular Mega Millions numbers drawn the most

These are the Mega Millions numbers that have been drawn the most often in the main batch of 70 white balls between 2017 and 2021, according to data from LottoNumbers.com. Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Gold “Mega Ball” numbers drawn the most

These are the gold “Mega Ball” numbers that have been drawn the most often in the Mega Millions lottery game between 2017 and 2021, according to data from LottoNumbers.com. Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Odds of winning any prizes

If you’re wondering what the odds are of correctly picking all five regular numbers and the Mega Ball number, or winning any prizes in the Mega Millions lottery game, here are the grim stats:

The odds of winning a Mega Millions prize range from 24 to 1 to more than 302 million to 1. MegaMillions.com

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