PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - A whopping $600 million Powerball jackpot is up for grabs on Saturday night.
If you play the lottery, how do you select your numbers? A Delray Beach numerologist says you may be going about it all wrong.
"Whatever comes to my mind first, just number after number," said Jose Arthur, a West Palm Beach resident and frequent lottery player. "Sometimes I play whatever I see, like my birthdays and stuff like that," he said.
But there may be a meaning behind each number you select. "Each number is a world unto itself," said Marcy Heller, a numerologist. Heller studies what she says is a 'mystical relationship' between a number and some coinciding event - perhaps hitting a $600 million Powerball jackpot. "By knowing something, by feeling it, by sensing it, by acting as if you already have it, to create that on the outside," she said.
That may be easier said than done, but Heller says some numbers really can have powerful meaning. "Five, because five is the number of change," said Heller. "And so many people that are buying the lottery ticket want adventure. They want change. They want something different," she said.
Heller also points to the number eleven. "It's a higher vibration. It's a higher frequency. It's a window." The golden donor, Heller says, is eight. "Eight is the number of power, finance and fortune." Heller says any two digit number that when added up equals eight is also strong. "You have seventeen. You have twenty six and you have thirty five."
Can Heller's faith in the following these numbers - 5, 11, 17, 26, 35 and a Powerball of 8 -work out in your favor? There is only one way to find out.
Until then, keep dreaming about what you would do with all that money. "Just live life to the fullest and give back and make sure everyone's taken care of," said Arthur.
Heller does not play the lottery and has not yet used those numbers before. She said she already has everything that is important in her life.
The odds of winning the $600 million Powerball jackpot are one in about 175 million.
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