Wednesday's Powerball Jackpot is at a record $425 million dollars. We know you're trying to think of ways to pick the Powerball numbers. You may have a plan already, but we guarantee you didn't think of these ideas. Here are some strategies for picking the perfect numbers for the Powerball jackpot. Of course this is for entertainment purposes only, but if you win off any of these ideas, feel free to share.

You’ll need 6 numbers to play Powerball. Happy hunting.

Ask A Zoltar Machine

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Josh Baskin put a coin into Zoltar Speaks in the movie “Big” and made a wish to be "big." After the machine dispenses a card stating "Your wish has been granted," Josh became big. Why not try to ask for you to win the lotto? Zoltar may grant your wish too. Locally you can find a Zoltar machine at Yesterday's Royal in Sylvan Beach.

Use The Numbers From Lost

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The numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 frequently recurred in the TV show “Lost”. The numbers formed the coefficients in an equation that predicted mankind's extinction (aka the "Valenzetti Equation"). Warning, these numbers can cause very bad luck. I played them playing Keno once and won $200 dollars, but then hit a deer on the way home.

Use a Random Number Generator

Don’t let the lottery machine do your quick picking. has a generator that will make your quick pick for you. Why not try this?

Ask The Person Behind You In Line

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Have someone you never met control your faith. Have them pick the numbers for you. Only problem, they may ask for your number to see if you won. Easy solution, make one up!

By Throwing Jarts


Lay many, many tickets out on the lawn. Toss up your Jarts and see where they land. Use the lucky numbers that the Jarts landed on. You may be able to use darts.


Do you have a method to pick the numbers? What would you suggest?