The new jackpot for Wednesday’s (August 23rd 2017) POWERBALL drawing is $700 million, making it the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history. No ticket matched all six numbers following the August 19 2017 drawing. The winning numbers were: 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and Powerball 13.

Powerball is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning the giant prize is one in 292.2 million. So you gotta ask yourself: "Do I feel lucky?"

Well according to 7 time lottery winner Richard Lustig "There is no such thing as luck." And below are his four main pieces of advice to help increase your chances.

  • It doesn't matter how you pick your numbers, once you pick your set of numbers, research them to know if it's a good set of numbers and stick with them.
  • Don't play quick-picks. Quick-picks are the worst thing you can do, you are playing with the worst odds.
  • Don't get lottery fever- don't use your grocery money, or your rent money. Set a budget with money you can afford to lose.
  • Picking the same numbers regularly, even if you are losing, gives you more edge in the next drawing.

So there you have it:  PICK, RESEARCH, BUDGET, and stay CONSISTENT-

Good luck and happy gaming!


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