The Powerball jackpot is $435 million, creating a frenzy at lottery retailers across the country. There's still time for you to pay $2 for a chance to become a multi-millionaire. The winning numbers will be drawn at 10:59 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 10 — ticket sales close approximately one hour before the drawing.

So, what numbers should you pick? Or is a Quick Pick the way to go? Here's the low-down on the luckiest lottery numbers to play, or we should say, the most commonly drawn numbers in the history of the game.

Quick Pick or choose your own numbers?

Before we get to the numbers that are most commonly drawn, here's some information on the QP vs manually picked numbers debate.

In his book, "Learn How To Increase Your Chances of Winning The Lottery," author Richard Lustig states that playing the Quick Pick is the worst thing you can do. He states that it's the "lazy" way to play Powerball and, because the computer picks the numbers, "you are playing with the worst odds."

Not convinced? Neither are the folks at Lottery World. They think that when the machine randomly selects numbers, it gives players a "better chance of covering the number matrix" of numbers that are available to play.

Powerball numbers that are drawn most frequently

So, it really seems to be a personal preference with the QP vs manual pick method. However, there are some numbers that get drawn more frequently that others. But keep in mind, if everyone picks these numbers and they are drawn, there's a good chance that you'll have to split the jackpot with a whole 'lotta people.

Still, it's $435 million — there's enough to go around.

Florida Today reports that the following numbers have been drawn the most since the game started in November 1997.

White balls

  • 64 (22 times)
  • 32 and 23 (21 times)
  • 52 and 16 (20 times).

Red Powerball

  • 9 (11 times)
  • 5, 6, 10 and 25 (nine times each)

Considering the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.00, luck may mean more than picking numbers.

Where to buy tickets, drawing time

The Powerball drawing will take place at 10:59 p.m. ET — the drawings are usually broadcast on local TV channels prior to the 11 p.m. news report.

Powerball tickets are $2 each, with an extra $1 charged for the Powerplay option. Purchase tickets at lottery retailers in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

What will you do with your cash windfall if you win the $435 million Powerball jackpot on Saturday night?