Is There a Pattern in the Winning Powerball Numbers?

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What you may not know? A lottery machine generates the numbers for Powerball draws, which means the combinations are random and each number has the same probability of being drawn. More specifically, Powerball uses a Halogen Lottery Draw Machine, a mechanical-mix device developed by Smartplay Systems. Even websites that specialize in analyzing lottery combinations and patterns admit that Powerball — and most other lottery systems in the world — are truly games of chance. In fact, one popular website that evaluates supposed Powerball patterns claims that just because a number has historically performed well does not mean it will continue a streak in the future.