There are tons of people who have already purchased their tickets to tonight’s Powerball lottery, which is at a world-record jackpot of $1.5 billion! A lot of these individuals are either coming up with their own numbers or letting the computer pick for them but there are also a significant number of people who have based their lottery numbers off of a consult with a psychic.
“It hasn’t been like this for about five years,” says Lauren Laurent, a psychic medium in Boston. Laurent says she’s been answering calls all day every day from other Bostonians who are want to know if they are going to win the jackpot or wanting their lucky numbers to play.
A different psychic named Tarek says that he has been experiencing more and more of his clients asking him if he foresees them “coming into money” or outright asking him if they are going to win the Powerball at the end of their consultation.
“ ‘Do you see me winning?’ they ask. Of course, the answer is no,” says Tarek.
Tarek shares with The Herald that in all honesty, the answers people usually want from him frequently come from within themselves.
“If someone asks me for numbers, I tell them to mediate on it,” says the psychic. “The first thing that pops into your head, write it down. Sleep on it. All of us here are intuitive to some degree.”
The Powerball drawing will take place tonight at 10:59 pm ET and it is the largest jackpot amount since March 2012 when there three people split a prize of $656 million. November 4th 2015 was the last date for a Powerball winner.
Since November there have been drawings with no winner nineteen times in a row, which is why the prize amount is so high at $1.5 billion. The cash option if someone wins will be $930 million!
According to a spokesman for the Massachusetts State Lottery, he has had people call from around the world, such as Canadians and Australians, asking if they can purchase Powerball tickets online. He advises them that they cannot.
Of all the psychics who spoke with The Herald yesterday, none of them made any claims about knowing what the winning numbers will be tonight, and of course a few of them mentioned that if they DID know, they would use them themselves.
A fortune-teller at a shop called Magika in Salem, Massachusetts named Lori Bruno-Shorza says that the advise she gives her customers who either call her or come into her shop in search of the winning numbers is that they have to believe in themselves. She also advises them to go with the quick-pick option if they have dug deep into themselves and don’t have any numbers just jumping out at them.
“You have to believe that you can do it, that you have the power within you to make it happen,” she says. “Do not let anybody tell you, ‘What are you doing?’”
Bruno-Shorza shared that she likes to use increments of 9 when picking numbers, as well as 28,13, and 10. She states that she is planning on buying some tickets herself for tonight.
She added that it is a good idea to choose numbers that mean something to you because after all is said and done: “You are the power behind the ball.”