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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2398 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2398 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 27 (51 wins to date totalling £714)
Least popular ticket in the last 2398 draws: 51 52 54 55 56 59 (9 wins to date totalling £225)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   88,369,135   44,643,752,600   0.19794%
 2   09   90,040,932   46,827,531,425   0.19228%
 3   05   82,000,602   43,115,434,405   0.19019%
 4   03   82,347,775   44,077,253,805   0.18683%
 5   11   88,526,952   47,417,234,865   0.18670%
 6   27   85,320,219   46,335,734,070   0.18413%
 7   44   92,673,963   50,690,764,125   0.18282%
 8   12   81,513,780   44,648,303,905   0.18257%
 9   13   67,518,939   37,228,731,300   0.18136%
10   17   82,348,206   45,536,695,935   0.18084%
11   06   79,496,766   43,971,279,635   0.18079%
12   23   89,967,462   49,822,920,835   0.18057%
13   04   78,611,181   43,871,982,455   0.17918%
14   19   76,884,036   42,932,914,505   0.17908%
15   18   80,687,545   45,289,646,725   0.17816%
16   28   80,651,837   45,309,620,370   0.17800%
17   08   75,909,646   42,650,173,610   0.17798%
18   10   79,293,792   44,552,734,490   0.17798%
19   02   78,732,409   44,582,323,015   0.17660%
20   24   78,107,381   44,484,515,740   0.17558%
21   14   78,271,542   44,732,066,545   0.17498%
22   29   76,269,536   43,837,482,400   0.17398%
23   22   75,378,619   43,477,743,760   0.17337%
24   15   74,830,227   43,215,237,650   0.17316%
25   25   85,861,339   49,802,993,825   0.17240%
26   33   79,633,797   46,217,412,550   0.17230%
27   21   67,480,206   39,252,979,550   0.17191%
28   16   68,550,950   40,064,547,295   0.17110%
29   30   83,285,701   49,214,378,905   0.16923%
30   42   77,503,796   45,838,664,040   0.16908%
31   32   76,548,075   45,292,603,370   0.16901%
32   01   72,898,416   43,562,941,435   0.16734%
33   38   82,190,543   49,232,824,695   0.16694%
34   43   80,710,108   48,511,527,595   0.16637%
35   26   74,046,097   44,577,789,575   0.16611%
36   31   81,936,599   49,385,507,435   0.16591%
37   48   77,870,814   46,949,818,045   0.16586%
38   45   72,205,279   44,351,222,275   0.16280%
39   47   77,353,230   47,890,800,330   0.16152%
40   39   71,919,721   44,722,667,005   0.16081%
41   20   61,109,808   38,090,771,705   0.16043%
42   37   66,801,688   41,649,475,570   0.16039%
43   40   81,252,682   50,849,732,325   0.15979%
44   36   67,064,288   42,031,815,830   0.15956%
45   34   70,057,446   44,155,995,015   0.15866%
46   49   70,836,631   45,063,296,955   0.15719%
47   35   71,893,637   45,902,800,980   0.15662%
48   41   62,353,322   40,979,933,540   0.15216%
49   46   66,099,773   43,865,974,085   0.15069%
50   53    1,292,614    2,829,473,240   0.04568%
51   50    1,319,872    2,901,147,520   0.04549%
52   57    1,287,132    2,845,338,430   0.04524%
53   58    2,150,724    4,755,890,320   0.04522%
54   55    1,806,033    4,016,912,370   0.04496%
55   52    2,047,487    4,555,568,540   0.04494%
56   54    2,216,857    4,968,647,580   0.04462%
57   51    1,493,290    3,368,406,380   0.04433%
58   56    1,652,775    3,775,832,420   0.04377%
59   59    1,622,684    3,786,499,740   0.04285%
Notes:

How the figures are calculated

This is where I risk boring the pants off all of you with some fancy maths which is actually all smoke and mirrors since no-one except Camelot really knows the exact figures.

Firstly, I needed to work out how many winning tickets used a particular number (let's say using the number 1 as an example) in each prize tier for a single draw. Camelot don't release the figures for this, so for a particular prize tier, it has to be estimated thus:

Winning tickets using the number 1 in a prize tier = ( Number of combinations in that tier that use the number 1 / Total combinations in that tier ) * Number of actual prize winners in that tier [yes, this last figure is indeed released by Camelot]

This assumes an even distribution of combinations of course, which isn't the case in real life, but it's the best we can do. I then wrote a combinations program that generated all 14m tickets and calculated the first two figures in the RHS of the above equation for each tier (we know the third figure from Camelot as I said) by assuming that the 6 numbers drawn were 1 to 6 and we were looking at winning tickets using the number 1. This resulted in the following table:

Tier       Uses 1     Combs     Ratio
6-match         1           1   1.000
5+bonus         5           6   0.833
5-match       210         252   0.833
4-match     9,030      13,545   0.667
3-match   123,410     246,820   0.500
2-match   617,050   1,851,150   0.333
1-match   962,598   5,775,588   0.167
0-match         0   6,095,454   0.000

After this, it was simply a question of using the above table for each draw, multiplying the ratio by number of winners in the tier for a particular draw and then doing this for all 2398 draws to get a total for a particular number. I then totalled the sales for every draw where a particular number appeared, divided the figure from the previous sentence by that total and then sorted on the percentage figure as shown in the main table on this page. You can wake up now...

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