The Powerball may be Coming to Alabama

Governor Robert Bentley announced that he plans to call a special legislative session to discuss the possibility of allowing Powerball lottery ticket sales. Lottery sales would help create revenue to resolve some of the ongoing state budget issues.

Alabama is one of 6 states that outlawed the Powerball. Other states include: Nevada, Atlanta, Mississippi, Utah, Alaska, and Hawaii.

The possibility of Alabama having a state lottery certainly has everyone talking! Many residents have expressed excitement about no longer having to make long drives to other states to purchase their tickets.

We think it’s great that lottery sales will help raise money for the state and are excited to see Alabamians playing the Powerball.  If you live in Alabama, be sure to tell us what you think in our comments section!


3 People Charged in Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket Theft Case

3 individuals from Iowa were arrested and charged in theft of a lottery scratch-off ticket.

Ashley Brianne Bosler, 20, Johnny Long, Jr., 26, Sally Bosler, 42, were all charged in association with the theft of an instant-scratch game. No word on whether or not the stolen ticket was a winner! The game has a prize of a $250,000 prize that has not been paid out.

The investigation was carried out by the Iowa Division of Criminal Justice and the Buena Vista County Attorney Office.

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Indiana Winner Claims $536 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

A lucky winner from Indiana has finally come forward to cash their $536 million Mega Millions prize after drawing the winning numbers earlier in July.

The winning ticket for the July 8th drawing was sold at a Speedway gas station in Cambridge City.  The winner had 180 days from the day of the drawing to claim their prize.

The winner has agreed to send a representative to an upcoming press conference, however the representative has not provided any details about the winner yet.

 

Congratulations to the lucky winner on their HUGE win. We hope to learn more about the winner soon!


New Mexico Launches “Play at the Pump,” a New Way to Play the Lottery

New Mexico just approved a brand new way to play the lottery.  “Play at the Pump” allows you to play the lottery while you fill up your car.

This new game gives players who swipe their credit cards the ability to purchase and play lottery games while they’re pumping gas.  Players may provide their phone numbers to receive Quick Pick numbers and win notifications straight to their cellphones.

The company responsible for this new style of games, Linq3, has automated gas pump stations where games such as the Powerball and Mega Millions can be purchased!


Powerball Jackpot hit $478 Million – 8th biggest prize in US history!

Nobody won the Powerball on Wednesday July 27th, so the jackpot mushroomed to a whopping $478 million dollars!

Officials say that makes it the fifth largest prize in the game’s history and the eighth-biggest prize ever in the United States.

The drawing for $478 million was held on Saturday, July 30th. There was a single grand prize winner in New Hampshire.

The winning numbers for Saturday were 11, 17, 21, 23, 32, and the Powerball was 5.

The winner has the option of receiving $478 million if spread over 30 years, or a lump-sum payment of $330.6 million taxes.

Because there was a jackpot winner that means the drawing on Wednesday, August 3 will be worth $40 million with a cash option of $28.1 million.

Either way, $40 million is still a hefty prize!  FreeLotto wants to know, will you be playing?


How to find hot numbers for recent Powerball drawings


Based on the current Powerball results, 2 specific patterns have occurred in about 64% of drawings. Learn the patters for future Powerball drawings.


The Powerball jackpot is about to reach $500 million! Have you purchased your ticket yet?

You should. Playing Powerball is fun way to fantasize about what you would do if you became instantly rich and it’s a great way to socialize with friends by sharing dreams, playing together if you purchase tickets as a group, and just talking about it around the water cooler. In short, the $2 price for a ticket is a relatively small one to pay for the enjoyment of thinking through how we might organize our lives differently if we had all those millions. It’s called fun.

Now, if you’re going to play Powerball, here’s some advice that may help you improve your chances of winning.

First, do not buy multiple quick picks. They always have repeating digits. If you have 3 tickets all containing the same number, and that number is not drawn, (1 in 69 it won’t be) then you automatically have 3 losers.

Second, don’t pick favorite numbers based on mathematical patterns, birthdays, anniversaries, or jersey numbers. If you win with these numbers, you’ll share your prize with multiple winners, reducing the amount of money you will receive. You might win a $30 million jackpot, but if 5,000 people chose the same number, you’ll be getting only $6,000.

Third, play a combination of hot numbers and at least one long-shot number to give yourself the best chance of winning the Powerball jackpot.

The Powerball jackpot, of course, is won by matching all five white balls (each one is numbered 1 through 69) in any order, plus the one red Powerball number (numbered 1 through 26) for a total of six matching balls. The Powerball jackpot often reaches hundreds of millions of dollars, and just recently the jackpot reached over $1 billion.

How to use this site to find the Powerball Hot Numbers

On our homepage, you’ll find links to the lottery results for every U.S. state plus lottery results for the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries. Click on your favorite state. When you view the lottery results for that state, you’ll see a table labeled “Lottery Results.” The first row lists the most recent results for Powerball. Next to the drawing dates is column called “Features” with four icons.

Click on the icon that looks like a gear for Powerball.

Hot Powerball Numbers

Next, you’ll see a chart that displays the hot, cold and overdue numbers for Powerball. These numbers are based on the last 50 draws.

The “Hot Numbers” are the numbers that have been chosen most frequently during the past 50 Powerball drawings. The “Cold Numbers” are of course the numbers that have been chosen the most infrequently during the past 50 Powerball drawings.

Now here’s where it gets interesting: Notice that the hot Powerball numbers are typically spread across the entire number field from 1 to 69. If you divide the number field in half, you have a bottom half and a top half. In a 69-number game like Powerball, numbers 1 to 34 would be in the bottom half, and numbers 35 to 69 would be in the top half. All bottom half or all top half numbers are rarely drawn, occurring in only 4% of most recent Powerball results. The best mix based on the winning numbers seems to have a 3:2 or 2:3 mix. In other words, three numbers in the bottom half and two numbers in the top half. Or visa versa. For the current Powerball results, one of these 2 patterns has occurred in about 64% of drawings, so it’s a very strong pattern to follow for future Powerball drawings.

The Power of Overdue Numbers

Typically numbers that have been out for six games or less account for about half of future winning numbers. Losing numbers that have been out for 9 games or less account for about 2/3 of all the winning numbers. And losing numbers that have been out for 12 games or less account for about 3/4 of all the winning numbers. Therefore ,based on cold numbers, you can generate a list of overdue numbers.

To realize your best chance of winning Powerball, you need to choose mostly hot numbers, but make sure to include an overdue number as well.

This combination of winning and overdue Powerball numbers produces the second table called Combinations.

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The Combinations chart suggests numbers based on the reasoning above and avoids patterns and the “lucky” number syndrome.

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Georgia Lottery Profit Increase Lead to $1 Billion for Education

According to Georgia governor, Nathan Deal, the state lottery will provide over $1 billion for education programs this year.  Part of the lottery profits will also go to Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally), which helps exemplary students pay for college.

This is the largest allocation of state funds to education since the lottery’s creation in 1992.  The increase in funding may be attributed to growing lottery revenue—officials report that lottery profits increased $117 Million in the last 12 months.

In addition, lottery prizes totaled a whopping $2.75 billion from July 2015 to June 2016.

It’s good to see that Georgia’s lottery system is paying it forward! All the more reason to keep playing your state lottery!


Best winning lottery tips and strategies


Have you ever noticed how many groups win lotteries? One of the best ways to pool your tickets and multiply your chances of winning is to create an office pool.


When players think about winning the lottery, we all fantasize about winning the mega-millions jackpot. But what’s often lost in the quest for millions is the fact there are many other prizes you can win even if you don’t hit it big.

Powerball, for example, offers 9 ways to win money in addition to the jackpot.

The Powerball jackpot, of course, is won by matching all five white balls (each one is numbered 1 through 69) in any order, plus the one red Powerball number (numbered 1 through 26) for a total of six matching balls. The Powerball jackpot often reaches hundreds of millions of dollars, and just recently the jackpot reached over $1 billion.

But if you don’t win, and obviously the odds are against it, there are still 8 other ways to win by matching fewer numbers to the numbers drawn. In fact there are 9 prize levels when you play Powerball. If you match 5 numbers, you win $1 million. If you match the powerball number alone, you win $4.

In short, if you play you can win, even if you don’t win the jackpot.

So what’s the best strategy to increase your odds of winning?

Strategy #1 is to buy tickets to play as many of the numbers as possible. Since Powerball has 69 numbers and 6 are drawn each time, then you need to buy 12 tickets to play all 69 numbers.

Strategy #2 do not buy multiple quick picks. They always have repeating digits. If you have 3 tickets all containing the same number, and that number is not drawn, (1 in 69 it won’t be) then you automatically have 3 losers.

Strategy #3, which is really a different option, is to to pick your own subset of numbers, say 7 or 8 out of the 69, and play EVERY combination possible. This requires playing hundreds of tickets. But if the 6 numbers drawn fall in your subset of 7 or 8 then you win. You win the 6 digit ticket, plus multiple subsets of 3, 4, and 5 digit tickets.

For these strategies, you may have noticed one important common denominator: you need to play often. And this can get expensive quickly, so you have to find a way to pool your resources to get as many tickets as possible.

One of the best ways to pool your tickets and multiply your chances of winning is to create an office pool. Have you ever noticed how many groups win lotteries? In most cases, it is a group of coworkers but sometimes families win, as well. By pooling your resources, you are able to purchase more tickets and boost your chances of winning.

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Mega Millions Winner Announced on Friday

We have a winner!  Officials just announced that someone in Indiana won the $540 million Mega Millions grand prize.  The numbers for Friday’s drawing were: 8, 19, 20, 55 and 73.  The mega ball was 5.

The winner has yet to come forward, but we do know that the ticket was purchased in a Speedway gas and convenience store along Indiana’s busiest highway.

Lottery officials advise that the winner hire a team of financial professionals before claiming his or her prize.  They also advise the winner to stay anonymous by creating a trust to claim their prize without going public.

The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.  He or she may choose to receive the prize in 30 annual installments totaling $540 million or claim a lump sum of $380 Million.

Congratulations to the mystery winner from everyone here at FreeLotto!


Proven strategies for winning the lottery from a multiple-NY Lottery winner

On June 1, 2006, Louis Sgambellone of Albany, New York, became a millionaire when we won $5 million playing the NY Lottery Set For Life scratch-off game. Louis will receive $5,000 a week for the rest of his life.

To celebrate his good fortune, he gave his truck to the clerk who sold him the lucky scratch-off ticket.

“I wanted to share my fortune, so I gave her my ’05 Dakota,” said Sgambellone at a press conference held by the State Lottery to present his winnings.

Apparently, this gesture was good karma.

Four years later, Louis won $10,000 in the Cashword Instant game and that win was followed by another $2,500 jackpot playing Win For Life game.

“He’s the luckiest guy I know. I told him we should go directly to Las Vegas,” said Mark Gray, a childhood friend who described Sgambellone as his “very good buddy.”

While luck certainly plays a big part in his success, Louis also follows a familiar strategy for winning the lottery.

He plays a lot.

“I got some lottery tickets in my pocket right now,” he said at his press conference announcing his Cashword Instant game win.

After his latest win, Louis said he doesn’t plan any major lifestyle changes with his winnings. He suggested he might move to a bigger apartment and visit his family in California. He will also keep playing the Lottery.

And this is the secret to any successful strategy for winning the lottery. First and foremost, you have to play consistently and often. But to increase your chances of winning, you can also follow certain strategies with a proven track record of success.

The best strategies for winning are based on the simple fact that, unlike draw games like Powerball and Mega Millions, all scratch-off games are not random. The states and companies that control them determine how many will be winning tickets and for what amounts are printed as well as where the winning tickets are sold. These decisions, of course, are thought through to maximize excitement and to draw players in and keep them playing.

Based on this information, you can follow a few proven strategies for winning the lottery:
  1. Buy all your lottery scratch-off tickets from the same roll at the same time. You can assume there are at least a few winners in every roll of tickets. Every time you get a losing ticket, you reduce your chances of losing by one ticket.
  2. Do not buy different games. If you buy a new ticket from a different roll, the pool of losing tickets is much larger and your chances of getting a winning ticket goes down.
  3. The odds are better if instead of buying one ticket every day for a week, you spend the same amount and buy 7 tickets at one time. Better yet, purchase your monthly allotment of scratch offs during one visit. Buying 30 tickets at once is much better than buying one a day.

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