The Powerball jackpot has now surpassed the billion-dollar mark.  Undoubtedly, as the jackpot grows, so does the interest in the game.

The current Powerball jackpot of 1.2 Billion dollars is nearing record territory.  To date, the Powerball jackpot has surpassed the billion-dollar mark six times.  The jackpot crossed the billion-dollar mark less than a year ago when a California player hit for 2.04 billion.  That win stands as the largest Powerball jackpot ever.

1.586 billion dollars is the second-highest Powerball jackpot.  That was awarded in 2016.

The question becomes, "What is the secret to picking the winning number?" Of course, if there was a legitimate answer to that question, there wouldn't be a lottery anymore.

First things first.  Despite what we may want to believe, every conceivable number combination has exactly the same odds of being selected.

Another question many people have is whether or not it's possible to buy every numeric combination possible and win that way.  There are 292,201,338 combinations possible.  Multiply that by 2 and the cost of the tickets would be $584.402.676.

Before you get excited, keep in mind that you'd still lose money, because of the taxes you would have to pay.  Not only that, but you'd have to hire a team of people to fill out each individual ticket, and then again, to transport and enter each of the tickets.

There are some numbers that have been drawn more than others.  Over the course of the last 8 years, these are the numbers drawn the most:

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The Top 3 Powerball Numbers 

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