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Mega Millions numbers drawn the most and the least

Posted: 2:21 PM, Oct 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-23 20:21:01Z

Do you prefer to select your numbers when playing the lottery? Well, if you’re opting to select your own numbers for the Mega Millions drawing, there are some numbers that win the most.

The first Mega Millions drawing was in September of 1996.  Since then, there have been more than 2,200 drawings.

According to Lottonumbers.com--a website that analyzes lottery numbers--the number drawn the most is the number 2. It's been picked 219 times.

The second most picked numbers were 17 and 31. Followed by 39 and then 4 and 46.

Something to keep in mind: the game started with 50 numbers in the drawing in 1996. More numbers were added on in 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2013.

Presently, there are 75 numbers to choose from and can be configured into nearly 300 million possible combinations for winning.

The yellow ball is the one that matters, so you may think about selecting the number 3.

It has been chosen the most; 89 times in the more than 2,000 draws.

There are also numbers that were drawn the least. Those include 72, 71, and 67. Those numbers have been drawn fewer than 25 times.

When it comes to the Mega Millions number, 51 has been chosen only once!

But keep in mind that the higher numbers were just added to the drawing in the last few years.