Mega Millions: What Are The Luckiest Numbers?

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Yes we all know the changes of winning the Mega Millions drawing are slim.

With the odds of winning at almost 176,000,000 to 1, let’s go ahead and say those chances are very slim.

But every little advantage helps and according to the Ohio Lottery two numbers might prove slightly more fruitful than others in tonight’s drawing.

According to the Ohio Lottery the most common number drawn since Ohio joined game is the number 48, which has been drawn 83 times.

When it comes to the Mega Ball, the luckiest number appears to be the number 36, which has been drawn 24 times.

Lottery officials say that they have sold 914,000 tickets in Ohio for the new drawing before noon today. That number will continue to grow substantially as the day progresses.

The Ohio Lottery anticipates $7M in ticket sales from Saturday to today for this Mega Millions game.

The drawing is at 11 p.m. ET Tuesday.

A winning ticket must match all five numbers drawn from five pots containing 56 balls and then match the Megaball, which is drawn from a pot containing 46 numbers.Each ticket costs $1.

The $363 million prize is payable as an annuity over 26 years. The cash option payout for Tuesday’s jackpot is $259 million. Both are before taxes.

(Information from the CNN Wire was used in this report.)