FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – How do you pick your lottery numbers? Some people use certain numbers they feel are lucky like birthdays, anniversaries, phone numbers, hoping that their cherished numbers will bring them some luck.

But have you ever wondered what are the most chosen numbers in lottery drawings?

We took a look at the statistics for the California Super Lotto from LottoNumbers, and Mega Millions and Powerball via USA Mega, to see which have been the most-drawn numbers. The California numbers are based on 2,327 drawings and the national ones are based on the last 100 drawings. We’ve limited the numbers to the top five on the list.

California Super Lotto

First Five Numbers:

  • 15 – drawn 278 times
  • 6 – drawn 276 times
  • 25 – drawn 271 times
  • 34 – drawn 271 times
  • 13 – drawn 270 times

Mega Millions

First Five Numbers:

  • 7 – drawn 16 times, 16% of drawings and 3.2% of draws
  • 38 – drawn 13 times, 13% of drawings and 2.6% of draws
  • 64 – drawn 12 times, 12% of drawings and 2.4% of draws
  • 3 – drawn 11 times, 11% of drawings and 2.2% of draws
  • 40 – drawn 11 times, 11% of drawings and 2.2% of draws

Mega Ball Number:

  • 24 – drawn 8 times, 8% of drawings
  • 18 – drawn 7 times, 7% of drawings
  • 4 – drawn 6 times, 6% of drawings
  • 17 – drawn 6 times, 6% of drawings
  • 1 – drawn 5 times, 5% of drawings

Powerball

First Five Numbers:

  • 39 – drawn 15 times, 15% of drawings, and 3% of draws
  • 37 – drawn 14 times, 14% of drawings, and 2.8% of draws
  • 63 – drawn 14 times, 14% of drawings, and 2.8% of draws
  • 36 – drawn 13 times, 13% of drawings, and 2.6% of draws
  • 61 – drawn 13 times, 13% of drawings, and 2.6% of draws

Powerball Number:

  • 18 – drawn 7 times, 7% of drawings
  • 4 – drawn 6 times, 6% of drawings
  • 26 – drawn 6 times, 6% of drawings
  • 5 – drawn 5 times, 5% of drawings
  • 7 – drawn 5 times, 5% of drawings

While it may be exciting to know some of the stats on these lottery numbers, it is important to note that your odds of winning the lottery are statistically 1 in 302,575,350. You can increase those odds by buying multiple tickets.

For perspective, according to the CDC, any given year you have the odds of one in a million of getting struck by lightning. So you are about 300 times more likely to get struck by lightning than win the lottery.

Despite these odds, about half of adult Americans buy lottery tickets according to CNN Money, meaning that there are many people out there hoping to one day pick the right numbers and change their lives forever.