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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $970 million

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $970 million
Posted at 12:14 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 12:17:38-04

What would you do if you won nearly a billion dollars?

Everyone has the chance to do so as the current Mega Millions jackpot stands at $970 million — the largest in the game's history. Numbers will be drawn again Friday night.

The jackpot is the second-largest in U.S. lottery history — the Powerball reached $1.5 billion in 2016.

Are there lucky numbers?

We all have lucky numbers, but which ones will actually help you score a big lottery win?

KNXV television station calculated the most commonly drawn lottery numbers for both the Powerball and the Mega Millions.

Something about 20 is lucky for both lottery games, with the number frequently being drawn for both Mega Millions and Powerball.   

Take a look at the top winning numbers for the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots in 2017 below.

Mega Millions Powerball
   
33 (Drawn 13 times) 32 (Drawn 15 times)
58 (Drawn 13 times) 63 (Drawn 14 times)
28 (Drawn 12 times) 28 (Drawn 13 times)
42 (Drawn 12 times) 9 (Drawn 12 times)
4 (Drawn 11 times) 41 (Drawn 11 times)
20 (Drawn 11 times) 45 (Drawn 11 times)
24 (Drawn 11 times) 62 (Drawn 11 times)
31 (Drawn 11 times) 69 (Drawn 11 times)
37 (Drawn 11 times) 1 (Drawn 10 times)
73 (Drawn 11 times) 16 (Drawn 10 times)
--- 20 (Drawn 10 times)
--- 23 (Drawn 10 times)
--- 53 (Drawn 10 times)
--- 66 (Drawn 10 times)

 

The most common Powerball drawn is 11 and the most common Mega Ball drawn is 9.