Winning big in Powerball has proven to be quite unlucky lately.

It's been more than two months now since one ticket matched all five numbers and the Powerball, October 11 to be exact, when one lucky player in California captured the $1.7 billion top prize and the $774 million cash payout that came with it.

Since then, 29 drawings and no big winners.

Get our free mobile app

So with the jackpot now above half a billion dollars ($572 million with a cash payout of $286.7 million) for the fourth time this year for Wednesday's (December 20) drawing, it's time to think about just how you're going to go about selecting those winning numbers.

Do you roll the dice on quick picks or are you a pick-your-own-numbers kind of person?

If you prefer to make your own selections but use the calendar (birthdays, anniversaries) as your guide, you may be missing out on millions.

The gambling site CSGOluck.com has tracked the numbers from the last eight years of Powerball drawings and they found that only two of the top ten most frequently pulled ping pong balls fall between 1-31.

Their research shows that digits in the 60s have some of the highest chances of coming up.

LUCKIEST POWERBALL NUMBERS (frequency drawn)

  • 61 (90%)
  • 32 (89%)
  • 63 (88%)
  • 21 87%)
  • 36 (84%)
  • 69 (82%)
  • 23 (82%)
  • 64 (81%)
  • 39 (79%)
  • 37 (79%)

So which numbers should you avoid? This unlucky bunch that, for the most part, fall below 50.

UNLUCKIEST POWERBALL NUMBERS

  • 13 (51%)
  • 49 (54%)
  • 34 (54%)
  • 29 (57%)
  • 26 (58%)
  • 5 (59%)
  • 51 (59%)
  • 60 (59%)
  • 4 (59%)
  • 43 (60%)

Good luck and if you are successful with these numbers, I can get you my Venmo info.

Just sayin'...

LOOK: What Christmas was like the year you were born

To see how Christmas has changed over the last century, Stacker explored how popular traditions, like food and decorations, emerged and evolved from 1920 to 2021 in the U.S. and around the world. 

Gallery Credit: Stacker

VHS Tapes That Sold For Shocking Amounts of Money

These VHS tapes recently sold for hundreds of even thousands of dollars.

LOOK: 50 cozy towns to visit this winter

Stacker created a list of 50 cozy American towns to visit each winter. Towns were selected based on visitor opinions, ratings from nationwide publications, and tourist attractions.

Gallery Credit: Laura Ratliff

More From KYBB-FM / B102.7