The winning powerball numbers on St. Patricks day were 7 17 44 47 54 with a powerball of 3. A _very_ interesting set of numbers to me.
Many times I come up with a simple formula for the winning powerball numbers "after" the drawing. Wish I could see these things before the drawing. This past Saturday's powerball drawing had a somewhat simple formula, but I'll admit it's a little bit of a stretch compared to some previous winning combinations. A 5 number match is pretty easy here. Here's the simple formula to match 5. What we'll do is alternate between 'moving' to the next lucky number and 'adding' a lucky number to get to the next number. When you think of St. Patricks day and a lucky number, of course you think of number 7. So we'll start with that. Now lets 'move' to the next number that has our lucky number 7 in it. Well, that would be 17. Interesting also that the drawing was on the 17th?! So we have 7 and 17. The next number in line containing our lucky number is 27. But like I said, we are going to alternate between 'moving' to the next number and 'adding' a lucky number to get the next number. So lets 'add' 27 to 17 and that gives us 44. Ok now we have 3 numbers, 7 17 and 44. Lets 'move' to the next number that has our lucky number in it, 47. Well, now we've got 7 17 44 and 47. And for our last number we will 'add' our lucky number 7 to 47 to give us 54. Congratulations, you have just matched 5 numbers. With powerplay, you'd have $600,000. But of course, we all want the BIG jackpot. Both the powerplay and powerball were 3 this time. How does that fit into the formula? Just look at the date of St. Patricks day and the powerball drawing....March 17th, or 3/17 - there's your 3!!