Friday the 13th is unlucky for some, but not when it comes to
picking Lotto numbers.
After a spot of number crunching, Lotto NZ says 13 is one of
the most drawn numbers from its machine.
And with tomorrow's Powerball jackpot sitting at $25 million,
it could make this weekend very lucky for somebody.
If won by a single ticket, it will be the third highest
Powerball prize in Lotto history.
That means choosing the number 13 on Friday 13, 2013, could
be a lucky omen to becoming an instant multi-millionaire this
Official number frequency statistics released by Lotto today
show the number one is the most common number drawn - with
the ball dropping through the machine 271 times out of 1370
It is followed by number seven, with 268 appearances. Number
13 comes in third, with 264 balls, meaning it has appeared in
19 per cent of Lotto's draws since 1987.
Top 10 most drawn Lotto
1 - 271 times
7 - 268 times
13 - 264 times
21 - 261 times
38 -260 times
12 - 256 times
22 - 254 times
36 - 254 times
8 - 253 times
27 -253 times