Lotto drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday except for Christmas Day. Make sure you buy your tickets for each Lotto drawing by 9:30 p.m. on the day of the drawing. Tickets purchased after 9:30 p.m. on drawing nights will be valid for the next drawing(s). Lotto winning numbers are displayed on Official Draw Show stations every Wednesday and Saturday night and updated on this website.
No-one can teach you how to pick winning lottery numbers but you can be shown how to win the lottery by playing with more numbers that you are usually allowed. The numbers that are drawn in the lotto are purely random and predicting which numbers will be drawn in any one draw is a matter of luck – or more accurately it is a matter of chance and probability.
Some time back we conducted a study on so-called lucky lottery numbers by looking at the results of seven different lotteries from all around the world; the UK National Lottery, the Canadian Lottery, the German 6/49 Lottery, The Spanish La Primitiva Lottery, the South African National Lottery, the Polish Lotto and the Greek Lotto. Our analysis showed that the most common number of them all was "33" and the least common of all 49 numbers was unlucky number "13".
What are the odds of buying a jackpot-winning lottery ticket? Well, that’s where the math gets scary. The odds of someone choosing the winning combination of numbers are 1 in 195,249,054. Yes, you read that right – just 1 in almost 200 million. To put that in some numerical perspective, the United States currently has a population of 307 million people, so you’re theoretically competing against 2/3 of the entire U.S. population. Those are serious odds stacked against you every time you spend $1 for a lottery ticket!
Pick 3 & Pick 4: Daily at 9:59 p.m., except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. There are no Louisiana-based drawings on Christmas Day or Easter. Drawings for the multistate games, Powerball and Mega Millions, will be conducted should Christmas fall on a draw day. Tickets must be purchased by 9:00 p.m. on the draw date for Powerball and Mega Millions, and by 9:30 p.m. on the draw date for Pick 3, Pick 4, Lotto and Easy 5 to be eligible for that drawing.
Choose numbers that are significant to you. If you believe in lucky numbers, they're probably digits that center around important dates or events in your life. Mix the numbers of significant numbers together. For instance, you might use your grandfather’s birthday month and year,10/1929 and your mother’s birth month and day, 3/21. Together you might come up with something like 10-19-3-21-29. Other examples of significant numbers might include::