To understand this particular strategy let’s start with the definition of a perpetual motion machine. A perpetual motion machine is a hypothetical machine that can do work indefinitely without an energy source, means that once started it never stops. The idea is that the machine generates enough energy from its own power to keep pushing itself further.

Transferred to the Powerball lotto world it means, once we spend 4 Dollars we can play Powerball indefinitely without adding additional money. I think all of you would agree that sounds compelling, and would keep you in the game long enough to eventually win the big jackpot.

The question is how do we build that machine?

Analyzing the 9 ways to win you find that for selecting the right Powerball number you get 4 US Dollar.

The odds to win the Powerball are 1 to 38.32 and that sounds like a fair chance compared to the 292,201,338 we talked before. The best is a ticket cost only 2 Dollars and we need to hit the right Powerball number only every 2nd time to get our perpetual motion machine running. Means we play 2 rounds and spend 4 Dollars, getting it one round right we get our 4 Dollars back and can invest again. Get it once the machine is fired up it will run forever.

Now we have to find our formula to pick the right Powerball number out of the 26 numbers on the lotto slip. Let’s start the analytics.

Based on Powerball numbers from the draws from January 2016 to January 2017 statistically the number of the previous two drawings does not repeat in the next draw. Did it never happen? Yes it happens rarely, but remember we need to get it right only every 2nd time, so from a statistical point of view we can eliminate these numbers.

That leaves us with a pool of 24 number and here it gets tricky and the different experts have here all their own opinion which they can statistically proof. My personal one is to stick with the numbers that had the least draws, because I believe that the number level out at the end.

As per definition a perpetual motion machine is a *hypothetical* machine and the last step to find the right number is developed on my own hypothesis, if you find yours I would be glad you share it.